San Bernardino County prosecutor Michael Selyem, has been placed on leave after apparently posting harmful statements on social media about Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), former first lady Michelle Obama, and Mexican immigrants.
Selyem, the lead gang prosecutor for the county district attorney’s office, is under investigation for his distasteful comments that incited complaints from the staff at the district attorney’s office.
The San Bernardino County district attorney’s office released this statement “The San Bernardino County district attorney’s office does not condone hate, discrimination or incitement of violence, he told reporters on Monday. “Our community and the entire criminal justice system depends on having a fair, ethical, and unbiased prosecutor.”
Selyem’s Facebook and Instagram accounts have been deleted but in true internet fashion someone grabbed the screenschots. His sentiment toward Waters reads “Being a loud-mouthed c#nt in the ghetto you would think someone would have shot this bitch by now.”
“The message appeared after Waters called on protesters last month to confront members of the Trump administration in public — peacefully — over the president’s harsh immigration policy. Her comments triggered a debate about “civility” in politics.”
Selyem also stated that “all for white males immigrating here legally and starting a business.” But as for Mexican immigrants, he wrote in another post: “Mexican word of the day: Hide,” according to The Sun.