Saturday, June 7, 2014

By McCarton Ackerman


Prosecutor Calls Addicts ‘Crack Hoes’ on Facebook Page

A Florida prosecutor apologized earlier this month after a Facebook post which referred to drug addicts as “crack hoes.” Kenneth Lewis, an assistant state attorney for Orange and Osceola County, was overwhelmingly slammed for his post which read: "Happy Mother's Day to all the crack hoes out there. It's never too late to turn it around, tie your tubes, clean up your life and make difference to someone out there that deserves a better mother."

Lewis apologized for his “poor choice of words,” but showed a lack of remorse by claiming he intended for the post to be only visible to his Facebook friends. The post still remains active on his page. Florida natives also objected to his lack of punishment. Lewis’ boss, Ninth Circuit State Attorney Jeff Ashton, called the remarks “offensive and dehumanizing,” but said that a punishment couldn’t be issued because his office did not have a social media policy.

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