Michael Selyem is the Deputy District Attorney for San Bernardino County, California. He also has a history of posting offensive social media posts. Recently, he went on the attack against Maxine Waters and his comment is vile.
Selyem posted the disturbing message in late June and it should have led to his immediate resignation.
“Being a loud-mouthed c#nt in the ghetto you would think someone would have shot this bitch by now …” Selyem commented on a video featuring Congresswoman Waters.
Here’s the post:
Newsweek received this comment from outgoing District Attorney Mike Ramos:
“We have been made aware of the negative comments and they do not represent the views of the District Attorney’s Office. Since this is a personnel matter I cannot comment any further.”
Selyem remains in his post despite attacking a victim of a police shooting, Mexican immigrants, and First Lady Michelle Obama, among others.
On a positive note, The Sun is reporting that the “District Attorney’s Office has been aware of the posts since June 25, when someone in the office complained. Since then, Selyem has been the subject of an internal investigation.”
Sadly, his fellow attorneys are defending his remarks, including San Bernardino Attorney Stephen Levine, who told Newsweek:
“I do not defend the tenor of his posts but defend his right to his beliefs… I have seen no evidence that his personal beliefs have influenced his professional responsibilities and prefer to give him the benefit of the doubt.”
Others have disagreed with Levine, claiming that the attorney can’t possibly be fair in his decisions when attacking people of color, immigrants, and others via a very social platform.
Selyem has been the Lead Attorney for the San Bernardino Central Hardcore Gang Unit for 12 years.
In the meantime, the attorney has shut down both his Facebook and Instagram accounts as the investigation into his conduct continues.
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