SB removes an article about serial rapist Daniel Holtzclaw that many thought was sympathetic to the ex-cop. The editorial director apologizes for the error in judgment.
Holtzclaw's conviction, mugshot, and incarceration location have been removed from the DOC's site for safety.
Ben Crump, the civil rights attorney, called an ex-Oklahoma City officer’s sentencing a rare opportunity to get full justice for his clients, who are poor, Black, and female, he said during an exclusive interview with NewsOne.
Ben Crump is teaming up with local attorneys to file a federal civil suit against former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw.
Daniel Holtzclaw's rape victims showed us how powerful we can be when we decide not to suffer in silence. They deserve to be celebrated for that.
Jannie Ligons, who reported Holtzclaw to the police, was joined by other victims outside of the Oklahoma County District Courthouse with civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, who represented five of the victims.
A group of Holtzclaw's victims ironically sang "Happy Birthday" to the 29-year-old after a judge found him guilty on 18 of 36 counts, including rape and sodomy. The jury's decision was delivered on the former cop's birthday.
Daniel Holtzclaw was found guilty on 18 of 36 charges, which ranged from rape, sexual battery and other charges.
Throughout the trial, the defense has been emphasizing many of the victims' pasts in sex work and drug use, accusing them of lying and of having agendas to debunk their credibility.
Holtzclaw is facing 36 counts of rape, sexual battery, forcible sodomy and stalking. The former Oklahoma City cop could be served with a life sentence if convicted.
The Daniel Holtzclaw trial is now into its fourteenth day. It is a trial that mainstream media has essentially ignored, possibly because of who the…
This serial rapist targeted Oklahoma City's Black women for months. Ignoring their stories only feeds into their oppression.