8 Principles That Will Stop Police Practices That Harm Women and LGBT People

The numbers are startling.

Two in three domestic violence survivors surveyed recently by the National Domestic Violence Hotline said that they were somewhat or extremely afraid to call the police again in the future, with many saying that they thought police would not believe them or would make things worse. One in four who had previously contacted police said they would not seek their assistance again for domestic violence. Advocates who work with survivors reported a similar lack of trust and confidence in police to the ACLU and its partners. 

But the Justice Department, in partnership with law enforcement agencies and advocates, is trying to change that.

This morning, Attorney General Loretta Lynch presented new and unprecedented national guidance on policing domestic and sexual violence. The guidance examines how gender bias can undermine police responses to sexual assault and domestic violence, particularly affecting women and LGBT individuals, and sets forth eight principles for policing these crimes free from discrimination. By highlighting the serious problem of gender and LGBT discrimination in policing, the attorney general declared that police misconduct in responding, and sometimes perpetrating, domestic and sexual violence is a civil rights issue.

This is a huge step forward and one that is sorely needed. In many communities, domestic violence and sexual assault survivors face harassment, violence, hostility, or dismissiveness from police. Here are some examples from just the past few weeks: 

  • The Associated Press uncovered nearly a thousand police officers who lost their licenses because they committed sexual misconduct, a number that is the tip of the iceberg given the difficulties of reporting sexual assault by law enforcement.  
  • Daniel Holtzclaw, a former Oklahoma City police officer, was just convicted of 18 sexual assault charges, including rape, because he used the authority of his badge to target African-American women  for months. 
  • Two Boston police officers violated protocol in failing to confirm and enforce a domestic violence victim’s restraining order against her ex-boyfriend. He murdered her the next day, and the officers are now facing discipline. 

The guidance is tremendously significant for LGBT people who are too often met with indifference or worse when reporting instances of domestic and sexual violence to law enforcement.  It notes the alarming statistic that 61 percent of bisexual women have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner.  In addressing how to properly investigate sexual assault or domestic violence complaints thoroughly and effectively, the guidance provides an example of a transgender woman whose partner hits her several times when he learns that she is transgender.  In the example, the officers leave without taking a report, have sympathy for the man who feels “deceived,” and believe their efforts are better spent on more serious crimes.  The guidance makes clear that this response constitutes discriminatory policing.

These stories of police misconduct are real, and we know that there are, unfortunately, many more just like them. But we also know this isn’t the whole story because every day, in communities across the country, police officers do the right thing and provide the protection victims seek and deserve. They interview victims with sensitivity, serve and enforce restraining orders, process rape kits, investigate cases thoroughly, and provide referrals for community resources — all without hostility based on the victim’s gender, sexual orientation, race, disability, religion, or immigration status. In the process, they support the victims who come forward, enforce domestic violence and sexual assault laws on the books, and help make victims and communities safer.

The guidance released today builds on DOJ’s important work addressing gender bias in police departments in New Orleans, Puerto Rico, and Missoula, Montana.  It establishes a framework for preventing discriminatory policing of domestic and sexual violence, one that law enforcement, anti-violence advocates, civil and human rights advocates, and others committed to ending discrimination against survivors within the criminal justice system can rally around. It sets out the following eight basic principles that, if adopted by police departments, would prevent gender discrimination in law enforcement: 

  1. Recognize and address biases, assumptions, and stereotypes about victims
     
  2.  Treat all victims with respect and employ interviewing tactics that encourage a victim to participate and provide facts about the incident
     
  3. Investigate sexual assault or domestic violence complaints thoroughly and effectively
     
  4. Appropriately classify reports of sexual assault or domestic violence
     
  5. Refer victims to appropriate services
     
  6. Properly identify the assailant in domestic violence incidents
     
  7. Hold officers who commit sexual assault or domestic violence accountable; and
     
  8. Maintain, review, and act upon data regarding sexual assault and domestic violence.

The guidance is the result of years of advocacy by the ACLU and other civil rights, women’s rights, and anti-violence groups. After the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights concluded in 2011 that the U.S. violated the human rights of domestic violence survivor Jessica Lenahan and her children, we began pushing for broad reforms of the criminal justice system’s response to gender-based violence.  Over 180 national, state, and local groups joined this effort.  Law enforcement agencies also supported the guidance, because eliminating gender bias is essential to good policing. 

The Justice Department deserves praise for its crucial work, both on the guidance and with police departments on domestic violence and sexual assault prevention and response.  And this is just the beginning. There is much more work to do to change the lived experiences of survivors with the criminal justice system. The guidance provides the opportunity for law enforcement officials, advocates, and community members to examine how their communities are responding to domestic violence and sexual assault and what reforms are needed to prevent the discriminatory responses too many people face. 

These collaborations are especially necessary because calls regarding domestic violence make up the single largest category of calls received by police departments in most communities. Unbiased police responses to domestic violence and sexual assault are key to creating a criminal justice system that is both fair and effective for everyone.

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Joy Janis

I have been molested by a Yankton , Sd Officer Heine while being searched when i asked for a woman officer and he refused and still searched me. He has harrassed me and my daughters for the past year i have been harrassed eight times for him . i feel very violated and tired of him finding reasons to harrass me even its not me driving..

joy janis

The Yankton police of South Dakota dept almost killed me with lack of emergency medical help. A police officer heine harrasses and molested me. Im scared of him thee department

Andrea Eddings

Just recently there was an incident where my abusive boyfriend of 3 years struck me in the back of the head with a flash light. He refused to leave and threatened to kill me while I was holding my 1 year old son. I ended up stabbing him in the forearm in self-defense. We both called the police and I ended up leaving the scene because he was harassing a family member and myself. By the time I arrived the police were on his side and treated me with great bias. I felt further abused by the police. Their methods for questioning me were hostile and uncaring. At one point the detective looked me in my eyes and told me that I didn't 'look like a battered woman'. He told me he didn't believe me just because I never called the police for any other incident. I wanted to say this is exactly why I didn't--look at how you're treating me. I knew no one believe me because he is white and I'm black. The system really has let me down. And any support anyone could provide would be extremely beneficial!

Anonymous

Your article misses the point entirely. The generation of Victim Advocates that had made so much progress in the 80s are dying away. Victim awareness needs more attention and solid training by police, therapists and psychiatrists that can explain the difficulties traumatic experiences result in which victims suffer through. Cops who commit crimes need to be prosecuted, period.

Anonymous

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.

Anonymous

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 she believes Daniel K. Holtzclaw's innocent.

Anonymous

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=... 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...

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.

Anonymous

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.

Anonymous

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.

Anonymous

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.

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