Daniel Holtzclaw, 29, is “a former Oklahoma City police officer” who “was sentenced to 263 years in prison” yesterday for multiple counts of rape “while he was on duty.” (My unsurprised emphasis.) Here’s a classic case of a pervert in need of occupational guidance: did no one tell Dan he could pursue his avocation with praise, not punishment, at the TSA?
Meanwhile, check out this bizarre excuse from the DA prosecuting Dan for cops whose depredations win them promotion rather than prison: “’I think people need to realize that this is not a law enforcement officer that committed these crimes,’ Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater said.” Yeah, Dan probably bought the uniform at Goodwill. And his cruiser, gun and badge? All prizes in the boxes of Wheaties this champion ate. But I interrupted DA Dave: “This is a rapist who masqueraded as a law enforcement officer.” Whoa! Got a lot of thieves and murderers out there playing the same charade, Dave. Think maybe we oughta end the whole game and abolish such bastions of mayhem and pillage as police departments?12:23 pm on January 22, 2016