Holtzclaw going to prison

Daniel Holtzclaw, the Oklahoma cop accused of raping at least 13 women, women he selected because they were poor and black and he didn’t think anybody would care about them or what they said, has been found guilty on enough counts by an all-white jury to send him to prison for 263 years. Sentencing is later, I’m not sure when.

I am relieved and disgusted that I have to be relieved. And I admire and salute every single woman who came forward against him, and I believe them all, including the ones whom the jury did not.

If you want to talk about it, here’s a place to do so.

Edited to add that I got this information from reading my Twitter TL, because no mainstream news outlets were covering it. The first person I saw break the news was Roxane Gay.

2 comments for “Holtzclaw going to prison

  1. December 10, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    GOOD. I was seriously worried this wouldn’t end well.

    btw, SO disgusted by his defense attorney calling his girlfriend to say *she* never noticed anything inappropriate about him. Yeah, great…funny how somebody who is evidently systematically abusing the most marginalized and vulnerable people he can in order to escape consequences might not show that side of himself to a visible and socially-connected person over whom he has no state power!!

  2. Suzy
    December 11, 2015 at 6:37 am

    Yes, “relieved and disgusted” to have to be! And, deeply sad for the blamed victims whose stories were rejected, also because this outcome does not improve conditions for future victims’ willingness to seek justice.

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