OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer was charged Friday with 16 counts including first-degree rape and sexual battery after being accused of assaulting at least eight women while on patrol.
Daniel Holtzclaw, 27, also faces charges of forcible oral sodomy and indecent exposure. Holtzclaw, a former standout football player in high school and college, was arrested Aug. 21. He remained in custody on a $5 million cash bond Friday, according to jail records.
He is accused of stopping women, who were all black and between the ages of 34 and 58, while on duty in Oklahoma City. Prosecutors allege that he raped two women and either fondled others or forced them to expose themselves, and police said there may be more victims.
"Former standout football player in high school and college"
"He only assaulted older Black women"
*39 people raise over $7,000 to defend him*
Alternatively titled: how we discuss and treat white male criminals (rapists) in the United States
This picture was taken in front of College Avenue Presbyterian Church in Rockridge, a neighborhood in Oakland, CA. It is a reminder of the ways in which religious groups have been engaging in immigration issues of our time. Indeed, as reported in the NY Times in this article a week ago, several religious leaders have been encouraging a more compassionate approach to the recent migration of thousands of children from Central America and Mexico.
I had so much fun tattooing these trilliums on Kendra, a research Paleoecologist from the Pacific NW! It always makes me feel cool when scientists like my work :D
Trillium botanical illustration tattooed by Alice Carrier