Via the Toronto Star:
A Toronto criminal lawyer’s Twitter account has sparked outrage online after several offensive tweets were posted in the wake of the Boston bombing.
The tweets were sent last week from Twitter account @Dasilvalaw, which has since been deleted, though several retweets can still be found online.
“I pray for the suspects. May they slay the police army of satan. Death to all police!” reads one posting sent from @Dasilvalaw. Other tweets from that account contained vitriolic responses to offended Twitter users, including “am praying that u get violently raped. May cancer be upon u.!!!”
The lawyer, David Da Silva, 34, said in an emailed response sent Monday to the Star that he is “not the author of any such tweets.”
Asked in a follow-up email if his account had been hacked, the defence lawyer said he is “having this matter investigated at this time.”
Lawyer Nadia Liva, who sent an email to the Star saying she is acting as his counsel, said he is “very concerned” and “we are currently investigating the tweets, which were not authored by Mr. Da Silva.”
I don’t know Da Silva, either personally or professionally, but his website bio is generic: (more…)