How is this any different that rape by porn star/Bill Cosby/Fraternity Brother/High School Kid/Crazy Fuck? How?
This is another example of how Police harm people. Black people, brown people, lady people That the women he assaulted were all black means double time on penalty points. They need to change their motto from Protect and Serve to Harm and Kill.
Ex-cop on trial for rape of 13 women ‘used power to prey’ on victims, prosecutor says
By Sarah Larimer
The Washington Post
December 8 at 2015
In June 2014, police officer Daniel Holtzclaw drove a 17-year-old girl to her mother’s house, prosecutors say. At the time, Holtzclaw was on duty for the Oklahoma City Police Department, according to the Oklahoman.
The teen later testified in court that Holtzclaw inappropriately touched her after they arrived at the home.
Then, she said, Holtzclaw raped her, on the porch of her mother’s home.
“What kind of police do you call on the police?” the teen said, when asked why she didn’t report the encounter.
The woman, now 18, is not the only person to have testified against Holtwzclaw, who was fired by the Oklahoma City Police Department in January.
In total, 13 women have accused Holtzclaw of sex crimes, the Associated Press reports.
All of the women are African American. Holtzclaw is characterized in court records as “Asian or Pacific Islander,” the Oklahoman reported.
The 28-year-old former officer faces a total of 36 counts — including multiple counts of rape and sexual battery.
Closing arguments for his trial were held Monday. The jurors — all of whom are white — resumed their deliberations on Tuesday.
According to the AP, about three dozen people gathered near the county courthouse to call for Holtzclaw’s conviction.
The rally was so close to the courtroom windows where jurors are deliberating Holtzclaw’s fate that a prosecutor came outside and asked the group to move.
During closing arguments, according to the AP, prosecutor Lori McConnell “said Holtzclaw targeted drug addicts and other women with felony records who he could intimidate with threats of being jailed in order to prevent them from reporting the assaults to authorities.”
“He didn’t choose CEOs or soccer moms; he chose women he could count on not telling what he was doing,” McConnell said, according to Reuters.
“He counted on the fact no one would believe them and no one would care.”
Holtzclaw, McConnell said, “was sexually stimulated by using his power to make them show their private parts to him.”
If convicted, Holtzclaw — who didn’t take the stand in his defense — could face a possible life sentence, according to the AP.
“Don’t make the mistake and think this is about sex,” Oklahoma County Assistant District Attorney Gayland Gieger said, the Oklahoman reported. “He did it because he could. … This officer violated an oath to protect his community, to protect the laws of the state of Oklahoma and the United States.
“I pray the evidence will make you care about these people. Put this man in prison for the rest of his life. Keep him off the streets.”
Here’s how the Oklahoman described the allegations against Holtzclaw after his arrest in August 2014:
Holtzclaw is accused of stopping women — some as they walked through neighborhoods — and threatening them with arrest. Holtzclaw reportedly forced women to expose themselves, fondled the women, forced four of them to perform oral sex on him and had intercourse with at least two of the women, court records show.
For weeks, the jury has heard accounts from victims, who, the AP reported, told stories of background checks or searches during the encounters.
“I knew that it was going to be a sexual assault,” said one woman, who alleged that Holtzclaw raped her after a traffic stop. “There was nothing that I could do. He was a police officer, and I was a woman.”
The Associated Press, which earlier this year highlighted the Holtzclaw case as part of an investigation into sexual misconduct in law enforcement, reported that some of the accusers have come to court dressed in inmate clothing.
Holtzclaw’s defense attorney focused on their drug use and questioned why the allegations weren’t immediately reported.
During closing arguments, Scott Adams, the ex-officer’s attorney, called Holtzclaw “an honorable and an ethical person” who “has put his life on the line.” “Let him go home to his family; that is the only just thing to do,” Adams said, according to the Oklahoman. “Every bit of this case is reasonable doubt.”