A federal prosecutor in Texas reportedly is under scrutiny after allegedly posting controversial comments about the Trayvon Martin case as well as President Obama on Facebook.
The Beaumont Enterprise reports that John Craft, an assistant U.S. attorney in Beaumont, Texas, posted private Facebook comments in response to an item supporting "stand your ground" laws. The post referenced the case of the Florida teenager killed in a confrontation with George Zimmerman, who was later acquitted.
The post reportedly said: "How are you fixed for Skittles and Arizona watermelon fruitcocktail (and maybe a bottle of Robitussin, too) in your neighborhood? I am fresh out of 'purple drank.' So, I may come by for a visit. In a rainstorm. In the middle of the night. In a hoodie. Don't get upset or anything if you see me looking in your window...kay?"
The newspaper reported that John Malcolm Bales, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, said his office would "look into" the comments.
Another post reportedly had a graphic that said: "Obama: Why Stupid People Shouldn't Vote."
Craft told the newspaper that the comments were "not related to the U.S. Attorney's office."