Court documents -- and my eyes -- indicate Holtzclaw is Asian or Pacific Islander
Daniel Holtzclaw -- the former Oklahoma City police officer found guilty of 18 counts of rape and sexual assaults against black women -- deserves to rot in prison. There is no room for this kind of abuse of power in this country, and that he preyed on people who were likely to not be believed (most of them either had criminal backgrounds or were in possession of drugs) makes it all the more grotesque. But does Shaun King have to turn this into a black vs. white issue, when the cop IS NOT WHITE?!!!! The issue is abuse of power by the police, which we sadly know all too well. Shame on King -- and the Daily News -- for publishing factually incorrect information. There are enough problems with the way some white cops treat African Americans, do we really need to be making shit up?
UPDATE: Commenters have informed me that supposedly it was the perpetrator who kept bringing up his "whiteness" to the victims -- he has a white father and Japanese mother -- to which I say: Shame on the Daily News and Shaun King for not writing an article that makes any sense to someone who is relying on you to be able to explain what happened. Other news agencies didn't mention this detail, either, but they also didn't identify the guy as white. I didn't realize I was required to do research in order for a piece to make any sense whatsoever. It would have required one extra
line and perhaps shed some light on the sicko's own racial hangups.