“Black women are particularly vulnerable to sexual assault by police due to historically entrenched presumptions of promiscuity and sexual availability,” according to a recent report. “Historically, the American legal system has not protected Black women from sexual assault, thereby creating opportunities for law enforcement officials to sexually abuse them with the knowledge that they are unlikely to suffer any penalties for their actions.”
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I first heard about this monster’s actions through online blogs, not the news. The monster, Daniel Holtzclaw, who was a police officer, sexually assaulted 13 black women ages 17-57 years old; He deliberately targeted these black women because of their race. He would run their information and if they had any type of run in with police: stop them, assault them, and threaten them into silence. He got away with it until he encountered the wrong one, the 57 year old woman who did not live in his jurisdiction. The fact that such a person is allowed to wear a uniform and call himself a cop is problematic. What is even more problematic is the racial make up of the jury, an all white jury. His attorney is deliberately trying to smear the women’s credibility. I do not care if a person is a crack addict, no one deserves to be sexually assaulted, period! The media silence is troubling and disheartening, these women matter. What he did to them and took from them is indescribable and he deserves to pay for it.He is a monster and filthy human being who used his position of authority and power to prey on children and women knowing that racism would allow him to get away with it. No more silence, let us bring attention to this trial to ensure that justice is served. That no other Black women will have to be afraid. That these victims receive the justice due to them. There will be consequences for messing with Black woman, this is the warning that needs to ring out loud and clear around the world. Blackwomenlivesmatter and its not up for debate!