There has not been a lot said about this rape trial. It’s a quiet case about the former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw, who was accused of raping and sexually assaulting more than a dozen women–mainly Black–while he was on duty.
I’m thinking the reason why our community is not absolutely livid is, the attention given to the actual arrest in 2014 came and went so fast you forgot all about it.
Jury selection began on November 2 and it only took a day for them them to choose the all-white jury comprised of eight men and four women.
You probably won’t need reading glasses to see the writing on the wall for this one.
And hopefully it will make you think twice, the next time your call to jury duty comes in the mail. And you start thinking of excuses why you can’t fulfill the obligation.
But I digress.
I’m thinking about the 17-year-old girl who was one of Holtzclaw’s victims. and how she was so traumatized by the experienced of being forced to give him oral sex, that she refused to leave her house.