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(ThyBlackMan.com) Now that we know that former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw will spend the rest of his life behind bars for multiple counts of rape and sexual assault against Black women, the national conversation has turned from recounting his heinous crimes to discussing an even more disturbing question: why did it take so long for most of us to notice this story?

The answer, as many commentators have pointed out, lies at the uncomfortable intersection of gender, race, and class. The Holtzclaw saga underscores a broader truth about America in 2015: our criminal justice system systemically undervalues and abuses—and our mainstream media routinely ignores—poor Black women.

Katie Truslow (her name changed to protect her privacy) is a Black woman who has faced these injustices. Like 85 percent of incarcerated women, her prison story begins with physical and sexual violence. After her abusive ex-husband raped her during their divorce, Truslow began dating the drug dealer who protected her. When her boyfriend was indicted, Truslow’s connection to him was all the prosecutors needed to charge her with conspiracy. Truslow’s status as a Black woman with little money made it easier 2016-blackwomeninprisonfor the criminal justice system to see her as a perpetrator rather than as a victim.

The theory of intersectionality explains our society’s ambivalence toward Americans who happen to women and Black. Intersectionality posits that social categorizations such as race, class, gender, and sexual orientation overlap in ways that create unique disadvantages for individuals who belong to more than one category. American civil rights law focuses on only one disadvantaged status at a time. However, racial justice tends to be defined in terms of the needs of black men and feminism in terms of the needs of White women. Hence the relative obscurity of Black women like Katie Truslow and the survivors of Holtzclaw’s crimes: they are victimized because they are women, they are ignored, stigmatized, and even incarcerated just because they are Black and predominantly poor.

A similar dynamic explains the lack of data about incarcerated Black women. Corrections agencies disaggregate prisoner data by race and by gender, meaning that we know plenty about Black prisoners and about women prisoners. Because the data is not separated by race and gender, we rarely know how many of the black prisoners are women, and how many of the women are Black. The lack of data limits the conversation. Activists and policymakers can have detailed conversations about Black people and women in the prison system but must resort to imprecise statistics and anecdotal evidence to describe the state of Black women prisoners.

We extrapolated from the one data point included about Black women in the Prisoners in 2014 report by  the Bureau of Justice Statistics provided that Black women make up 23 percent of incarcerated women. By contrast, Black women comprise only 14 percent of the U.S. female population. We also know that Black women are incarcerated at roughly twice the rate of White and Latina women.

Our national silence about Black women’s experiences with mass incarceration does not render their absences inconsequential. Katie Truslow’s sudden absence was keenly felt by her daughters, who were only 7 and 9-years-old at the time of her incarceration. Of the 61 percent of Black women prisoners who have minor children, more than three quarters were their children’s primary caregiver prior to their incarceration.

Against Truslow’s wishes, her girls eventually wound up living with the mother of her abusive ex-husband. Since Truslow was incarcerated, she was not there to protect her daughters, and the cycle of sexual abuse began to repeat itself. She describes one incident in which she had to call someone to track down her daughter when the girl ran away because of Truslow’s ex-husband’s sexual advances.

Truslow now worries that a different cycle will repeat itself—that of incarceration. She works with women who are reentering the general population after prison and sees the same stories filled with sexual trauma, domestic violence, and desperation time and time again. Truslow knows that story well: it is her story, and it is also the story of her daughters. And she worries that incarceration, like sexual abuse, is a “generational occurrence” and “a pain that will carry out to [her] daughter.”

To prevent that from happening, we must include the stories of Black women like Katie Truslow and the survivors of Daniel Holtzclaw’s crimes when we speak about the injustices of the American criminal justice system. More importantly, we must take concrete steps to address the ways that system uniquely burdens women of color. Only when justice is holistic and inclusive is it complete.

Written by Kimberly Tignor


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11 Responses to “Missing From The Conversation: Black Women And Mass Incarceration.”
  1. Anirban (aka Abner) Bhattacharya says:

    I hope the Moderator will approve this message (as my last 1 was deleted) because this will be I think my final thought on the Daniel Ken Holtzclaw case. Here’s what should be done.

    Give cop Daniel Ken Holtzclaw a retrial & televise the trial on Internet for free for all to watch. Same way the 2013 Jodi Ann Arias murder trial was televised on Internet. Do not allow meddlers to go near the jury so as not to interfere such as no protests allowed near the courthouse. By watching the trial on Internet, we can judge the proof and decide instead of relying on reading what we think are ½ truths or ½ facts given by journalists such as Oklahoman’s Adam Cooper Kemp.

  2. Anirban (aka Abner) Bhattacharya says:

    https://crimewatchdaily.com/2017/04/28/crime-watch-daily-investigates-the-case-of-daniel-holtzclaw/

    After the show, there was a poll done on policeman Daniel K. Holtzclaw and 72% of pollsters say that they think Mr. Holtzclaw should get a retrial. I am among those who believe Daniel K. Holtzclaw should get a retrial on this case & there are reasonable doubts. There are people both White and Black (men and women) who think Daniel Ken Holtzclaw should get a new trial.

    Reading comments on Internet,I have found is that most people who do not want Daniel K. Holtzclaw to get another trial don’t care if Daniel Ken Holtzclaw’s innocent or guilty. I said in earlier posts that I don’t think BLM and OKC Justice Artists care if Daniel Ken Holtzlclaw’s innocent or guilty. They want him convicted regardless. There are some who have talked about DNA (which could be transfer) but almost all the commenters who do not want Daniel Ken Holtzclaw to get a new trial don’t care if he’s innocent or guilty, they want him convicted regardless.

  3. Anirban (aka Abner) Bhattacharya says:

    I have update on Holtzclaw case and am posting here after 9 days from my last post of May 1. I spoke on May 9, 2017 with reporer Adam Cooper Kemp of the Oklahoman on some things surrounding Holtzclaw (will comment later). Before I do, I also saw the Christopher Edward Hansen program on the Holtzclaw case on the Internet. Mr. Hansen as a journalist did a good job & he interviewed Michelle Malkin. After the show, there was a poll done on policeman Daniel K. Holtzclaw and 72% of pollsters say that they think Mr. Holtzclaw should get a retrial. I am among those who believe Daniel K. Holtzclaw should get a retrial on this case & there are reasonable doubts. There are people both White and Black (men and women) who think Daniel Ken Holtzclaw should get a new trial.

    Reading comments on Internet, I have found is that most people who do not want Daniel K. Holtzclaw to get another trial don’t care if Daniel Ken Holtzclaw’s innocent or guilty. I said in earlier posts that I don’t think BLM and OKC Justice Artists care if Daniel Ken Holtzlclaw’s innocent or guilty. They want him convicted regardless. There are some who have talked about DNA (which could be transfer) but almost all the commenters who do not want Daniel Ken Holtzclaw to get a new trial don’t care if he’s innocent or guilty, they want him convicted regardless.

    These are the same people who years earlier, did not care that the Duke Lacrosse players were innocent of rape, they just wanted them convicted, even when the proof showed the players were innocent. They continued to side with Crystal Gail Mangum (the woman who accused them) even after it’s proven the men were innocent because they didn’t care & yes there were many Whites who did not care that the Duke players were innocent.

    Since then, Crystal Gail Mangum was convicted in 2010 of child abuse for which she did jail time & in 2013, Crystal Gail Mangum was convicted after jury trial of Murder 2 after she killed her boyfriend in a domestic quarrel, for which she got 18 years in prison. Crystal Gail Mangum had problems before and after the Duke case.

    Michelle Malkin thinks the Holtzclaw case is the Duke Lacrosse case on Steroids & reading more on this, I think Michelle Malkin is right. You can be sure that for BLM, OKC Justice Artists and other protesters, as they don’t care if Daniel K. Holtzclaw’s innocent or guilty, their view would be that if Daniel K. Holtzclaw’s innocent-that because in past Black men were imprisoned and sometimes lynched without trial after being accused of raping White women, where it was later found out that the Black men were innocent of rape as they did not touch the women, that Daniel K. Holtzlcaw now knows what it’s like to be in prison for a serious crime that you’re innocent of.

    This thinking is bad. If Daniel K. Holtzlcaw is guilty, then yes, he should be in prison. But if Daniel Ken Holtzclaw is innocent & again there are reasonable doubts in this case, then Daniel Ken Holtzclaw should be free. Innocent people should not be in jail for things they did not do. OKC Justice Artists, BLM and the protesters need to be honest and admit that they do not care if Daniel Ken Holtzclaw’s innocent or guilty, that they want him convicted regardless. I think that the people who don’t want Daniel Ken Holtzlcaw to get another trial know that there are reasonable doubts in this case, because most of them have not usually discussed the proof but rerun the same things.

    This gets to my discussion with Mr. Kemp of the Oklahoman on May 9, 2017. I told reporter Adam Cooper Kemp of the Oklahoman that I think Daniel K. Holtzclaw should get a retrial. I also mentioned to Adam Cooper Kent that 2 of the women who accused Daniel K. Holtzclaw, Shardayreon Reqwantae Hill & Adaira Jazmanne Gardner have since been in other trouble such as Shardayreon Reqwantae Hill stalking the family who adopted her kids and Adaira Jazmanne Gardner being convicted of assault & battery after committing domestic violence on her boyfriend in 2 different incidents.

    Mr. Kemp asked me how is that relevant? I told Adam Cooper Kemp that while what Shardayreon Reqwantae Hill & Adaira Jazmanne Gardner have done since them do not prove Daniel K. Holtzlcaw’s innocent, it’s relevant in that Shardayreon Reqwantae Hill has exploited the case to avoid punishment such as call herself a ‘Holtzclaw survivor’ after she stalked the family who adopted her kids and after Shardayreon Reqwantae Hill was convicted of drug dealing.

    I told Mr. Adam Cooper Kemp that if you commit a crime such as assault & battery as Adaira Jazmanne Gardner did to her boyfriend or commit stalking as Shardayreon Reqwantae Hill did, then you should do jail time for this. Shardayreon Reqwantae Hill has been given many chances by legal system to change her life after being convicted for drugs but she has worsened where she stalks a family who adopted her kids. Shardayreon Reqwantae Hill committed child neglect with her kids by being a drug junky but as seen, she stalks family who adopted her kids. Adaira Jazmanne Gardner & Shardayreon Reqwantae Hill both must go to prison for their crimes.

    I also told Mr. Kemp that I won’t name or comment on the other 11 women, because I don’t know them or their histories. I don’t claim to know all about the Holtzclaw case, but I think again that there should be a retrial on the Holtzclaw case. Talking with Adam Cooper Kemp of the Oklahoman, I think Adam Cooper Kemp gave ½ truths or ½ facts on the Daniel Ken Holtzlcaw case and Mr. Adam Cooper Kemp seemed troubled by the fact I was raising things which he likely omitted because my guess is that Adam Cooper Kemp as a reporter goes with the hope that readers will accept what he says unchallenged.

  4. Anirban (aka Abner) Bhattacharya says:

    Actually after seeing the interrogation, I think this will be my last comment on Holtzclaw case for now. I saw and listened to the 2 hours & 14 minutes interview (minus few seconds) on Internet which policeman Daniel Ken Holtzclaw did with the 2 detectives. He cooperates with the 2 detectives, answering their ?s (incl. about anatomy & personal life), signs waivers which allows police to search his house, car and belongings w/o warrant, allows the police to examine his mouth forensics and towards end he gives some of his clothes to them for forensics. He says do the forensics such as DNA and fingerprints.

    After watching the video, my conclusion is that either he is innocent because his conduct is consistent with how an innocent person acts or if he’s guilty, then he’s so deluded, haughty & thinks he’s so smart that he won’t get caught. The 2 detectives say that he’s a narcissist and a psychopath in explaining why he is cooperating with them. Now if he is guilty, then you don’t always know a person’s secrets. We see so many times how after it’s found out some1 you know is a wife beater, rapist, etc. that it’s esp. the friends and family who react with surprise, deny that he is that, etc.

    Daniel K. Holtzclaw’s family seem like nice people. Daniel K. Holtzclaw once wanted to be an NFL player and he can easily get young pretty women & his girlfriend’s a beautiful woman. It’s odd that he is so desperate for sex that he’d rape women who are drug junkies & do not see the interest he would have in these women and Daniel K. Holtzclaw in the interview says that he has no interest in old women.

    I know some people are offended by me saying this, but there are more things a woman can do to cause a man to lose interest in her vs. incr. interest in her. A drug junky would not be a woman who most men would want. Most rapists and sex abusers would not want a woman who has damaged herself from drugs because she is not attractive. Rapists do discriminate on who their victims. Most rapists and sex abusers do not want a woman who is menopausal or womenopausal. Most rapists and sex abusers want a woman who womenstruates or menstruates-women in their 20s and 30s. Yes-it’s that important for most rapists and sex abusers that a woman still menstruates or womenstruates.

    Rapists mainly target young women. while rapists can attack women of all ages, most rapists go after women who are girls to 35 years old.75% of women who are raped are under 30 years old, 17 to 20% of women raped are in their 30s & 5 to 8% of women rape victims being 40 or older with most in this group in their 40s. Menopausal or womenopausal women, those 50 & older are 1 to 2% of rape victims. After 40, the woman’s chances of getting raped starts going down significantly. If a man robs a 45 year old woman, he’ll take her money. But if the same man robs a 25 year old woman, then he is more likely to commit rape in addition to robbery. This is true in wars. Soldiers who win a war steal, loot & rape young women.

    Men rape young women because the woman has something which the man wants & that is sex-which he takes by force or by threatening force. sex has alot to do with rape just as money has alot to do with robbery, only that there can be added motives along with sex and money. Any1 who says that rapists don’t do it for sexual motives is talking rubbish. 84% of rapists say that sex is a main motive.

    Getting back though to the women who accused Daniel K. Holtzclaw-how many of the women interviewed by the 2 detectives have been raped and sexually abused before ? Not uncommon for women and girls who have been raped/sexually abused to have been raped by other men. @least 1 woman had been raped& sexually abused by other men a few times in her life. It could be that of the 13 accusers, many to possibly even all of them have been raped & sexually abused by other men before.

    As some of the women are drug junkies and 1 a paranoid schizophrenic, then if they have been a victim of rape/sex abuse before esp. repeatedly by different men a few times in their life, then that can explain how it’s easy for the 2 detectives to get the women to say the story they wanted in this case. It seems that in the Holtzclaw case, the 2 detectives had decided that Daniel K. Holtzclaw was guilty & were trying to get the women to give the conclusion they wanted, even when some women gave different descriptions which differed with @least 1 denying 7 times that she was sexually abused.

    1 of the women in past had been a victim of rape/sex abuse before by different men. Another woman described her attacker as a short black man. Other accusers were high on drugs and alcohol problems. As 1 or more of the women have in the past been victims of rape & sex abuse, it’s not hard for the 2 detectives to get the women to give the testimony they wanted.

    DNA and forensics came up negative except for DNA from 1 woman & Michelle Malkin thinks it’s transfer DNA, as they were not updated on DNA and did not test other parts. Some have said that he could be innocent of some accusations but guilty of others, but Michelle Malkin after investigating, thinks he is innocent of all the accusations. There was no DNA proof such as sperm which verifies sex happened. Ex cop Daniel K. Holtzclaw denies having sex with any of the women who accuse him of rape/sex abuse.

    There was DNA from a 17 year old girl who was stopped by Daniel K. Holtzclaw, but the DNA did not prove sex happened. Some of the women who said they were sexually abused/raped described their rapist differently such as being a short black man, a man with blonde hair, etc. which do not fit Daniel K. Holtzclaw’s description.

    If Daniel K. Holtzclaw had plead the 5th when being interrogated & done other things such as not give his clothes for DNA, etc., the 2 detectives would likely use that against Daniel K. Holtzclaw by saying things like if he is innocent then what has he got to hide?

    Daniel Ken Holtzclaw cooperated with the 2 detectives in video such as talk to the 2 detectives w/o a lawyer after being advised of his right to remain silent, give his clothes & things for DNA proof, sign release which allows the police to search his house, etc. w/o a search warrant-conduct which is consistent with how an innocent person acts, the detectives replying to Michelle Malkin said that he’s being narcissist who is so deluded that he thinks he’ll get away with it. This sounds like the 2 detectives trying to verify or justify their decided bias that he’s guilty.

    Regardless of what 1 thinks of Michelle Malkin’s political views, I believe Michelle Malkin thinks Daniel Ken Holtzclaw’s innocent. I do not believe Michelle Malkin would plead the case for a convicted rapist&sex abuser unless she believes he’s innocent. Michelle Malkin spent months investigating this case, visiting the scene, interviewing the 2 detectives and Michelle Malkin believes Daniel K. Holtzclaw’s innocent.

  5. Anirban (aka Abner) Bhattacharya says:

    I think this will be my final thoughts on this case for now. Michelle Malkin has said that an accusation made against her is that CRTV (the media who she did show for) is a business venture. Yes, CRTV is a business, just as CNN,Fox News NBC, ABC, CBS, etc. are businesses. While CRTV as I understand requires paid subscriptions to view their programs, Michelle Malkin has put her special on the Holtzclaw case on Free TV such as youtube, because Michelle Malkin believes Daniel K. Holtzclaw is innocent. Since the Holtzclaw programs which Michelle Malkin has done is available on free TV & does not require fee to watch, then it’s not a business venture.

    As said, Michelle Malkin first thought that he was guilty based on media reports, but changed her mind after she investigated this case for months and Michelle Malkin now believes Daniel Ken Holtzclaw is innocent. Sequestered jury were photographed by BLM protesters and chants of ‘give him life’ could be heard outside courtroom. There were demonstrations near the courtroom by BLM and OKC Artists for Justice. While BLM and OKC Artists for Justice have a free speech right to say what they believe, photographing jurors and chanting ‘give him life’ in front of jurors does look like a try to influence jurors.

    While judge admonished jurors to ignore this, Michelle Malkin does not think it was enough & based on seeing the videos, it does not seem that admonishing was enough & the jury could’ve been influenced though jurors can deny this. Convictions have been reversed because of jurors being exposed to protesters & new trials given. As posted earlier, I do not think BLM and OKC Artists for Justice care if Daniel Ken Holtzclaw’s innocent or guilty, they wanted him convicted regardless.

    Among the people interviewed by Michelle Malkin who I did not mention in earlier posts is Grace Franklin of OKC Artists for Justice. Grace Franklin (I don’t know if she has a middle name) of OKC Artists for Justice has talked of the women, how they’ve been attacked on Internet, how some are dong well and some are not. As I do not know all the 13 women, I have only commented on 2 of them.

    Though I think Grace Franklin of OKC Artists for Justice knows this, reporting the fact Shardayreon Reqwantae Hill is a drug seller who has stalked the family who adopted her kids is reporting what she has done. Reporting that Adaira Jazmanne Gardner has been convicted of assault & battery in 2 different domestic violence incidents is reporting what she has done.

    As I said earlier Shardayreon Reqwantae Hill & Adaira Jazmanne Gardner & Adaira Jazmanne Gardner should spend a few years in prison for their crimes until they learn to be nice, because stalking some1, committing assault & battery, etc. are serious crimes. I did not write about the other 11 women, because I do not know who they are and what they’ve done, so I have limited the discussion to 2 of the women who accused Daniel K. Holtzlcaw.

    While what Shardayreon Reqwantae Hill & Adaira Jazmanne Gardner did before or after Daniel K. Holtzclaw does not prove Daniel K. Holtzclaw’s innocent, Shardayreon Reqwantae Hill & Adaira Jazmanne Gardner are 2 women who must be in prison for a few years until they learn to be nice. Shardayreon Reqwantae Hill & Adaira Jazmanne Gardner are not nice women-they both have victimized others. Shardayreon Reqwantae Hill must go to prison for stalking, esp. as Shardayreon Reqwantae Hill has had chances to change her life for better after being convicted of selling drugs but then stalked the family who adopted her kids and reportedly Shardayreon Reqwantae Hill’s kids are scared of her.

    & again with the 2nd woman-Adaira Jazmanne Gardner has attacked her boyfriend in 2 different domestic violence incidents-she has gotten probation rather than jail time & her conduct has not changed. Adaira Jazmanne Gardner needs to do prison time for assault & battery until Adaira Jazmanne Gardner learns to be a nice woman.

    Anyhow, I again do not claim to know all the facts to this case. Regardless of whether you think Daniel K. Holtzclaw is innocent or guilty, the Holtzclaw family seem like nice people. I do not know Grace Franklin of OKC Artists for Justice, but based on what I have seen, I don’t think Grace Franklin of OKC Artists for Justice cares if Daniel Ken Holtzclaw’s innocent or guilty.

  6. Anirban (aka Abner) Bhattacharya says:

    Update-I saw other videos which Michelle Malkin did in Seattle and Houston talking about the Holtzclaw case. Michelle Malkin said that she had tried to interview jurors but they said no. Michelle Malkin said that how she got interested in this case was that in early 2016, she repeatedly got letters (emails) asking her to take a look @ Holtzclaw case. As it was election year, it took a few letters, before she decided to do that.

    Michelle Malkin again spent months investigating this & after interviewing the 2 detectives, visiting crime scene and talking to DNA expert, she thinks policeman Daniel Ken Holtzclaw is innocent. She thinks the 2 detectives did a poor job and decided he was guilty. If Michelle Malkin is right about the 2 detectives doing a poor job, then we must wonder how many others are innocent and have been convicted ?

    When Daniel Ken Holtzclaw cooperated with the 2 detectives as shown in video such as talk to the 2 detectives w/o a lawyer after being advised of his right to remain silent, give his clothes & things for DNA proof, sign release which allows the police to search his house, etc. w/o a search warrant-conduct which is consistent with how an innocent person acts, the detectives replying to Michelle Malkin said that he’s being narcissist who is so deluded that he thinks he’ll get away with it. This sounds like the 2 detectives trying to verify or justify their decided bias that he’s guilty.

    If Daniel K. Holtzclaw had instead plead the 5th when being interrogated & done other things such as not give his clothes for DNA, etc., the 2 detectives would likely use that against Daniel K. Holtzclaw by saying things like if he is innocent then what has he got to hide? In the interview with the 2 detectives, Daniel K. Holtzclaw is cooperating with the 2 detectives, not taking the 5th, allowing the police to search his house, etc.

    But rather than the 2 detectives saying Daniel K. Holtzclaw is cooperating with them because he has nothing to hide & is doing what an innocent person would do, they’re instead saying that he is cooperating with them because he’s a narcissist who thinks he can get away with it. OK, there are people who are guilty narcissists who think they’re so smart and don’t think they’ll get caught. Michelle Malkin does not think that’s the case here and Michelle Malkin thinks Daniel Ken Holtzclaw is cooperating with the 2 detectives because she thinks Daniel K. Holtzclaw’s innocent.

    The 2 detectives were not shy, as they talked to Michelle Malkin and I think the 2 Oklahoma detectives were sincere and honest in their interview with Michelle Malkin. 1 of the detectives admitted that it’s common for people who are arrested to accuse cops of abuse, as people arrested for crimes can have animosity against the arresting officer and that false accusations against cops are common. In the same interview, the 2 detectives end up admitting mistakes such as not properly checking DNA, while claiming that they were not mistakes.

    It seems that in the Holtzclaw case, the 2 detectives had decided that Daniel K. Holtzclaw was guilty & were trying to get the women to give the conclusion they wanted, even when some women gave different descriptions which differed with @least 1 denying 7 times that she was sexually abused. 1 of the women in past had been a victim of rape/sex abuse before by different men. Another woman described her attacker as a short black man. Other accusers were high on drugs and alcohol problems. As 1 or more of the women have in the past been victims of rape & sex abuse, it’s not hard for the 2 detectives to get the women to give the testimony they wanted.

    The 2 detectives (1 who has been doing this for over 15 years & a 2nd who did this for 30 years and now retired) it seems, have let years of detective work investigating sex abuse cases impact their thinking. I think the 2 detectives have investigated so many sex abuse accusations that over time, that they have though they may not see this have decided that people who they investigate for rape&sex abuse must be guilty unless the accused can come up with contrary proof which shows otherwise. Homicide and sex crimes investigations are high stress jobs and it could be that so many years of doing this job has changed their thinking.

  7. Anirban (aka Abner) Bhattacharya says:

    I saw more videos on the Holtzclaw case incl. a 19 minute 2 second interview which KOCO reporter Jessica F. Schambach did with a male juror in Dec. 2015, a week or so after they convicted Daniel K. Holtzclaw, in addition to seeing interviews which Michelle Malkin has done on radio. The juror says they were sequestered and that they did their job seriously.

    Watching the interview, the juror is sincere and honest in his verdict, whether you agree or differ with him. The juror who convicted Daniel K. Holtzclaw said in the interview with Jessica F. Schambach that the DNA is what convinced them, that they went over each accuser by looking @ proof, etc. Now if Daniel K. Holtzclaw is innocent, then it would be the jury reaching wrong conclusion. Juror also said it was an all White jury & that juror is ex military.

    As I wrote in earlier post, when I first saw Daniel K. Holtzclaw’s photo, I thought Daniel K. Holtzclaw’s American Indian and White mixed and did not see him as White. After knowing his ethnicity, I see Daniel K. Holtzclaw as Asian not White since he is ½ Japanese, he looks Asian to me. Though media made this case to be about White cop, I do not see him as a White cop.

    Michelle Malkin is sincere in her investigation and Michelle Malkin believes Daniel Ken Holtzclaw’s innocent. Michelle Malkin has done a better job than most reporters who have covered this case. Of course, mainstream media has lost credibility on some topics which is why I don’t watch much of mainstream media news anymore. This was a they say/he says case. With BLM who Michelle Malkin talked about, as said earlier, I don’t think BLM cares if Daniel K. Holtzclaw’s innocent or guilty, they wanted him convicted regardless.

    If Daniel K. Holtzclaw is innocent, then likely the 2 detectives who investigated Daniel K. Holtzclaw (1 who has been doing this for over 15 years & a 2nd who did this for 30 years and now retired) it seems, have let years of detective work investigating sex abuse cases impact their thinking. I think the 2 detectives have investigated so many sex abuse accusations that over time, that they have though they may not see this have decided that people who they investigate for rape&sex abuse must be guilty unless the accused can come up with contrary proof which shows otherwise. Homicide and sex crimes investigations are high stress jobs and it could be that so many years of doing this job has changed their thinking.

    It seems that in the Holtzclaw case, the 2 detectives had decided that Daniel K. Holtzclaw was guilty & were trying to get the women to give the conclusion they wanted, even when some women gave different descriptions which differed with @least 1 denying 7 times that she was sexually abused. 1 of the women in past had been a victim of rape/sex abuse before by different men. Another woman described her attacker as a short black man. Other accusers were high on drugs and alcohol problems.

    2 of the women as mentioned earlier who accused Daniel K. Holtzclaw-accusers Shardayreon Reqwantae Hill & Adaira Jazmanne Gardner have since been convicted of drug dealing, assault & battery convictions for attacking boyfriends in 2 different domestic violence incidents and Shardayreon Reqwantae Hill stalked the family who adopted her 3 kids.

    While what Shardayreon Reqwantae Hill & Adaira Jazmanne Gardner did before or after Daniel K. Holtzclaw does not prove Daniel K. Holtzclaw’s innocent, Shardayreon Reqwantae Hill & Adaira Jazmanne Gardner are 2 women who must be in prison for a few years until they learn to be nice. Shardayreon Reqwantae Hill & Adaira Jazmanne Gardner are not nice women-they both have victimized others. Shardayreon Reqwantae Hill must go to prison for stalking, esp. as Shardayreon Reqwantae Hill has had chances to change her life for better after being convicted of selling drugs but then stalked the family who adopted her kids and reportedly Shardayreon Reqwantae Hill’s kids are scared of her.

    & again with the 2nd woman-Adaira Jazmanne Gardner has attacked her boyfriend in 2 different domestic violence incidents-she has gotten probation rather than jail time & her conduct has not changed. Adaira Jazmanne Gardner needs to do prison time for assault & battery until Adaira Jazmanne Gardner learns to be a nice woman.

    Getting back to Daniel Ken Holtzclaw, people have criticized the Holtzclaw family and friends for supporting Daniel K. Holtzclaw, by saying the family is denying, etc. Yes, it’s human nature for a convicted criminal’s family and friends to support the convicted criminal & yes, Holtzclaw’s family and friends say he’s innocent. Michelle Malkin did her own investigation for months on the Holtzclaw case. Michelle Malkin said that when she 1st heard of Holtzclaw verdict, that she thought he was guilty, but that after doing her own investigation for months, Michelle Malkin now thinks Daniel Ken Holtzclaw is innocent.

    There’s much more which can be said, but finally an accusation made against Michelle Malkin, is bringing up her politics.Regardless of what 1 thinks of Michelle Malkin’s political views, I believe Michelle Malkin thinks Daniel Ken Holtzclaw’s innocent. I do not believe Michelle Malkin would plead the case for a convicted rapist&sex abuser unless she believes he’s innocent. Michelle Malkin spent months investigating this case, visiting the scene, interviewing the 2 detectives and Michelle Malkin believes Daniel K. Holtzclaw’s innocent.

  8. Donella says:

    Mass incarceration of women has only begun to be recognized as a cultural atrocity now that illegal immigrant women and White opioid abusers are facing prison time. Suddenly, now that it’s not just Black women being locked up, the conversation changes from “they’re gang-banging criminals!” to “what about the children?” and “breaking up families” and “health crisis…”

  9. Anirban (aka Abner) Bhattacharya says:

    To prove what I wrote in my last post on the 2 women. Here’s are 2 links on the accuser.

    Shardayreon Reqwantae Hill-here are 2 links on the Court Restraint against this woman for stalking a family. http://www.oscn.net/dockets/GetCaseInformation.aspx?db=cleveland&number=PO-2016-33&cmid=2220783 To know Shardayreon Reqwantae Hill criminal history which includes selling drugs see http://www.oscn.net/dockets/Results.aspx?db=all&number=&lname=hill&fname=shardayreon&mname=&DoBMin=&DoBMax=&partytype=&apct=&dcct=&FiledDateL=&FiledDateH=&ClosedDateL=&ClosedDateH=&iLCType=&iYear=&iNumber=&citation=

    With accuser Adaira Jazmanne Gardner see http://www1.odcr.com/detail?court=051-&casekey=051-CM++1500199 on her criminal conviction of assault & battery for attacking boyfriend in domestic violence case. Adaira Jazmanne Gardner also allegedly once stabbed a man while allegedly burglarizing his house.

    Anyhow as these links show, 2 of the accusers Adaira Jazmanne Gardner & Shardayreon Reqwantae Hill are not nice women. Shardayreon Reqwantae Hill’s a drug junky and drug dealer who needs to be in prison for stalking a family. Adaira Jazmanne Gardner needs to be in prison for assault & battery.

    Shardayreon Reqwantae Hill has been given many chances by legal system to change her life after being convicted for drugs but she has worsened where she now stalks a family who adopted her kids. Shardayreon Reqwantae Hill committed child neglect with her kids by being a drug junky but as seen, she stalks family who adopted her kids. Adaira Jazmanne Gardner & Shardayreon Reqwantae Hill both must go to prison for a few years for their crimes.

  10. Anirban (aka Abner) Bhattacharya says:

    Actually I commented on the Holtzclaw case before incidentally, only that my last post is the 1st time I’ve looked into this. I have more to say because I have read more about this case and think that there are reasonable doubts about this case and that ex policeman Daniel Ken Holtzclaw could be innocent. This was again a they say he says case. I admit that I don’t know all-why did the jury convict him?

    Now I think the 2 Oklahoma detectives were sincere and honest in their interview with Michelle Malkin. 1 of the detectives admitted that it’s common for people who are arrested to accuse cops of abuse, as people arrested for crimes can have animosity against the arresting officer and that false accusations against cops are common. In the same interview, the 2 detectives end up admitting mistakes such as not properly checking DNA, while claiming that they were not mistakes.

    It seems that in the Holtzclaw case, the 2 detectives had decided that Daniel K. Holtzclaw was guilty & were trying to get the women to give the conclusion they wanted, even when some women gave different descriptions which differed with @least 1 denying 7 times that she was sexually abused. 1 of the women in past had been a victim of rape/sex abuse before by different men. Another woman described her attacker as a short black man. Other accusers were high on drugs and alcohol problems.

    The 2 detectives (1 who has been doing this for over 15 years & a 2nd who did this for 30 years and now retired) it seems, have let years of detective work investigating sex abuse cases impact their thinking. I think the 2 detectives have investigated so many sex abuse accusations that over time, that they have though they may not see this have decided that people who they investigate for rape&sex abuse must be guilty unless the accused can come up with contrary proof which shows otherwise. Homicide and sex crimes investigations are high stress jobs and it could be that so many years of doing this job has changed their thinking. While I could write about all the accusers I will only comment on 2 of the women who accused Daniel K. Holtzclaw.

    1. Shardayreon R. Hill is an accuser who is a convicted drug dealer and a drug junky. After the Holtzclaw trial, Shardayreon R. Hill’s kids were given up for adoption to another family, so that the kids can have a better life, as it was determined that Shardayreon R. Hill committed child neglect. It’s reported that Shardayreon R. Hill’s kids are scared of her. Shardayreon R. Hill has stalked the family who adopted her kids. That family has a court restraint against her. While what Shardayreon R. Hill has done before or since the Holtzclaw trial doesn’t prove Daniel K. Holtzclaw is innocent, Shardayreon R. Hill has exploited the Holtzclaw case to make excuses for herself.

    Shardayreon R. Hill has called herself a ‘Holtzclaw survivor’, arguing why she should not go to jail after being convicted of drug dealing. Shardayreon R. Hill is not a nice woman and she must be in prison. She has had her chances to change her life for better but has worsened. No, drug dealing to other adults is not the worst crime, as the adults who buy the drugs usually know the risks. This is unless 1 sells drugs to kids. Yes, people can have drug problems as she was a drug junky-she committed child neglect. Shardayreon R. Hill stalking the family who adopted her kids is bad and Shardayreon R. Hill must go to prison for a few years for stalking the family.

    2. Adaira J. Gardner is another woman who made rape&sex abuse accusations. Here are things about this her. Adaira J. Gardner is drug junky who has since her accusation committed violent crimes. Adaira J. Gardner has committed assault & battery on her boyfriends in 2 different domestic violence incidents for which she has plead guilty to in 2016-the charges being assault & battery + preventing some1 from making a 911 call. Adaira J. Gardner got probation for that in 2016. Adaira J. Gardner also allegedly stabbed a person in their house while allegedly trying to burglarize the house in 2015.

    While what Adaira J. Gardner has done after her Holtzclaw accusation doesn’t prove Daniel K. Holtzclaw’s innocent, I think Adaira J. Gardner should be in prison because she has victimized others. She and Shardayreon R. Hill are not nice women. Regardless of whether their accusations against Daniel K. Holtzclaw are true or false, these 2 women are again not nice people who should be in prison for victimizing others.

    There’s much more which can be said, but finally an accusation made against Michelle Malkin, is bringing up her politics. Regardless of what 1 thinks of Michelle Malkin’s political views, I believe Michelle Malkin thinks Daniel Ken Holtzclaw’s innocent. I do not believe Michelle Malkin would plead the case for a convicted rapist&sex abuser unless she believes he’s innocent. Michelle Malkin spent months investigating this case, visiting the scene, interviewing the 2 detectives and Michelle Malkin believes Daniel K. Holtzclaw’s innocent.

  11. Anirban (aka Abner) Bhattacharya says:

    1st time I’m writing about ex-policeman Daniel Ken Holtzclaw. Michelle Malkin (whose program I saw on Internet) believes Daniel Ken Holtzclaw could be innocent & says there are reasonable doubts in that case. I admit I don’t know all. Yes, ex cop Daniel K. Holtzclaw was convicted by jury of 18 charges (while being acquitted of 18) and yes, the Oklahoma detectives and prosecutors believe he’s guilty. Yes, it’s human nature for friends and family to say some1 is innocent & yes, Holtzclaw’s family and friends say he’s innocent. That said-Is it possible that he’s innocent?

    It could be that ex cop Daniel K. Holtzclaw’s innocent. Daniel K. Holtzclaw once wanted to be an NFL player and he can easily get young pretty women as he has girlfriend. It’s odd that he is so desperate for sex that he’d rape women who are drug junkies. If it’s true that he did what he was convicted of, then you don’t always know a person’s secrets. Let’s look @ other things.

    When ex cop Daniel K. Holtzclaw was being questioned by 2 detectives on the alleged rapes, Daniel K. Holtzclaw cooperated with the 2 detectives & he voluntarily gave them access to his house to search without warrant, clothes to test for DNA, etc. This is consistent with how an innocent person behaves. The 2 detectives and prosecutor have called it narcissism by saying that Mr. Holtzclaw thought he would not get caught, etc. Either Daniel K. Holtzclaw’s an innocent man who gave proof to the detectives because he’s got nothing to hide or he’s a guilty man who is so haughty and arrogant that he’s deluded into thinking they won’t find incriminating proof. What was the proof?

    There was no DNA proof such as sperm which verifies sex happened. Ex cop Daniel K. Holtzclaw denies having sex with any of the women who accuse him of rape/sex abuse. There was DNA from a 17 year old girl who was stopped by Daniel K. Holtzclaw, but the DNA did not prove sex happened. Some of the women who said they were sexually abused/raped described their rapist differently such as being a short black man, a man with blonde hair, etc. which do not fit Daniel K. Holtzclaw’s description. When the 2 detectives were questioning the 13 alleged rape/sex abuse victims, the detectives did seem @ times to try to push them to give the answers they wanted. Doesn’t look like Oklahoma DNA was updated and 1 DNA teacher interviewed by Michelle Malkin critiqued the DNA.

    12 of the 13 women who accused Daniel K. Holtzclaw have brought lawsuits against Oklahoma City. Yes, the jury convicted Daniel K. Holtzclaw which makes it easy for them to win their lawsuits such as a big settlement. Now if Daniel K. Holtzclaw is innocent, then a financial motive could be argued for the women accusing him.

    A thing on the news which 1 detective made is that ex cop Daniel K. Holtzclaw did not testify in his trial. Though it’s known, it’s Daniel K. Holtzclaw’s right to not testify. When you testify, you can be cross examined by prosecutor and defense lawyer, depending on whether you’re testifying for defense or for the state. The prosecutor who thinks you are guilty is going to try to make you look bad to the jury such as try to make you nervous, antagonized and to make the you look arrogant & haughty. If a witness either for the prosecution or for the defense looks arrogant, haughty, etc. then that can work against either side.

    With the jury, I think that Michelle Malkin could have interviewed jurors to find out why they convicted Daniel K. Holtzclaw. Does seem from watching Michelle Malkin’s program that the proof on the charges which Daniel K. Holtzclaw was convicted of was not much different from the proof on the charges that Daniel K. Holtzclaw was acquitted of. Of course, I didn’t watch the trial. Was this jury sequestered or did they watch and influenced by media and protests? If this jury was not sequestered, then it should have.

    Michelle Malkin has been condemned for doing this show & she should not be censored for saying what she thinks happened. Michelle Malkin’s right that BLM does not care if Daniel K. Holtzclaw’s innocent or guilty, that they wanted him convicted. Michelle Malkin brought up that people have been rude and harassed Daniel K. Holtzclaw’s family such as on Internet. Regardless of whether 1 thinks Daniel K. Holtzclaw’s innocent or guilty, there’s no excuse for people to harass Daniel K. Holtzclaw’s family.

    Media made this into a race case by calling Daniel K. Holtclaw a White cop when he is ½ Japanese. Before I knew his ethnicity, judging from the photo, I thought that he’s White and American Indian mixed & did not think of him as White. I can go by what I have read and watched on News along with seeing Michelle Malkin’s program. The only people who know what happened are Daniel Ken Holtzclaw and his accusers. This was a they say/he says case.

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