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5 Important Things You Should Know About #DanielHoltzclaw, The Cop Who Assaulted 13 Black Women

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Daniel Holtzclaw, 28, was an Oklahoma City police officer who allegedly sexually assaulted 13 women between December 2013 and June 2014 while on duty. Holtzclaw was charged in August 2014 and fired from the OKC police department in January 2015. He has pleaded not guilty to three dozen charges.

Eight white men and four white women will serve on the jury for Daniel Holtzclaw. One male and one female have been selected as alternates. Three Black men were eliminated as potential jurors.

The trial began on Monday but received little media coverage, sparking outrage on social media. Many people did not know about this case, or the events surrounding it, since charges were filed last year.

Here are 5 things you should know about the case:

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3 thoughts on “5 Important Things You Should Know About #DanielHoltzclaw, The Cop Who Assaulted 13 Black Women

  1. Typical. I hope all of the victims sue the city & the police dept.

  2. Norma Jay says:

    People expect every story to be the story of the day. There is so much happening in the US right now we can't keep track. A 9 yr old was executed in Chicago. His own father won't cooperate. He was the 40th child murdered there this year. So there is a lot of crime going on. If you're unhappy that this story hasn't been reported like you want have you taken the time to contact any of the news outlets? Probably not. Its much more convenient to get on the internet and complain about it. Where are the Black networks on this too? I haven't seen one article on their sites.

  3. Roz Bro says:

    Give me a break with the "there is so much happening in the U.S." manure. CNN can do an investigate, background piece on the #SanBernandoshooting but can't be bothered to investigate a year long trail of a serial rapist? ABC, NBC, and CBS News can spend months regurgitating rhetoric spewed by campaign candidates but can't be bothered to report about the #Holtclawtrial? Fox News can spend upwards of eight months on foreign terrorism scare tactics or spend it underminding #POTUS policies but can't be bothered to report on the trail of a cop accused of rape, in a swing state? Give me a break with that nonsense. Yes, there's a lot of things happening in the world, but usually we're made aware of these incidences. However, in one of the worst serial rape cases, barely any network bothered to cover it, and that, in of itself, is terrorifying.

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