Last night, the trial phase of one of the most highly publicized trials in the country ended as former Oklahoma police officer Daniel Holtzclaw was convicted of multiple counts of rape. He now faces a possible sentence of up to 253 years in prison. Given the circumstances of Holtzclaw’s crimes, and given that he abused the power of his badge to prey on his victims, it is likely that the judge will throw the book at him, and Holtzclaw will never see the light of day again.
All of that is well and good and appropriate. It appears that Holtzclaw selected his victims from the poorest neighborhoods, and victims who he knew had criminal records and were thus less likely to be believed. He used the power of his badge to intimidate women into silence. His behavior is the worst sort of abuse of authority, and cannot be tolerated in a civilized society.
All of that having been said, via Tom George on Twitter, here is the line of media waiting to get into the Holtzclaw trial:
And here is the media section for the trial of Kermit Gosnell, who killed multiple women and countless live babies in the course of running an unspeakably unsanitary and completely unregulated late-term abortion clinic, due largely to the fact that the Republican pro-abortion governor of Pennsylvania basically ordered that abortion clinics not be inspected during his tenure:
As with the Holtzclaw trial, there was a prominent racial angle to both stories. Holtzclaw was described throughout the trial as “white” (although he is half Asian/Pacific Islander – by this definition, of course, Barack Obama is “white”). It appears that all or almost all his victims were black. This definitely lent a sensational angle to the story.
On the other hand, there was convincing evidence that Gosnell likewise preyed on the poverty of poor black women, basically requiring a cash surcharge for full anesthesia for what was a major surgical procedure, which most of his black patients could not afford. The report of the Grand Jury that indicted Gosnell was rife with accusations that Gosnell preyed on poor women, especially minorities.
Really, just more proof that there is literally no angle to a story that the media will not ignore if the guilty party is an abortionist.