The San Bernardino Sun reports:
The lead hard-core gang prosecutor in the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office is under investigation for a series of offensive rants on social media, triggering demands for his dismissal.
Deputy District Attorney Michael Selyem, who joined the D.A.’s Office 12 years ago, targeted outspoken U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, former first lady Michelle Obama, Mexican immigrants and the victim of a police shooting in Facebook and Instagram posts labeled by one critic as “hateful rhetoric.”
Of Waters, Selyem said: “Being a loud-mouthed c#nt in the ghetto you would think someone would have shot this bitch by now.” In an online argument with someone over the police shooting of a civilian, Selyem wrote, “That shitbag got exactly what he deserved. You reap what you sow. And by the way go fuck yourself you liberal shitbag.”
Selyem also reportedly posted a photo of Michelle Obama with the caption, “Trump grabbed my penis.” All his social media accounts have since been deleted. More citations from his postings, some of which are pro-Trump, are at the link.
Racist, bigoted, sexist Deputy DA Michael Selyem MUST be fired after his vulgar death threat against Congresswoman Maxine Waters.
He is incapable of administering unbiased & impartial justice.
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) July 9, 2018
UPDATE: Newsweek reports:
Mike Ramos, the San Bernardino County District Attorney, said in a statement Monday that Selyem will be placed on administrative leave while an investigation into his actions takes place, according to the KABC-TV. The investigation could lead to “disciplinary action leading up to termination,” according to District Attorney Michael Ramos.