A "serial rapist with a badge" who faces many years in prison for raping black women on his police beat was caught because of the courage of a grandmother who refused to remain silent after he sexually assaulted her, her lawyer said Friday.What a shocker. The criminal justice system isn't as racially biased as many think.
"He just picked the wrong lady to stop that night," said Jannie Ligons, whose complaint triggered the investigation that led to charges that Daniel Holtzclaw victimized 13 women as an Oklahoma City Police officer. "I wanted to make sure this wouldn't happen again, no way no how."
Holtzclaw's conviction on charges including rape and sexual battery should send a strong message nationwide, said attorney Benjamin Crump, who plans to sue the city for civil damages.
"Black women's lives matter. It mattered just as if this were a group of 13 white women," Crump said.
Friday, December 11, 2015
What A Shocker: Black Lives Matter
From Dec. 11, 2015 Los Angeles Times: