Former Oklahoma City cop, Daniel Holtzclaw was found guilty on 18 of 36 counts of rape, forceable oral sodomy and more, Thursday (Dec. 10) night. 28-year-old Holtzclaw burst into tears as the verdict was read, and was unable to control his emotions as he left the courtroom in handcuffs.
The mayor of a small town in Oklahoma has issued a mea culpa after her husband and his friends dressed up as the KKK for a Halloween. Theresa Sharp, mayor of Lahoma, says the outfit was part of a “prank gone wrong.”
President Barack Obama made a historic trip to a federal prison Thursday (July 15), becoming the first sitting president in history to do so. The visit to Oklahoma’s El Reno prison is all a part of the president’s push for a reform of the criminal justice system.
The shooting death of unarmed Black man Eric Harris in Oklahoma sent shock waves through social media with many still sorting out the pain of recent events involving police shootings. Charges have been brought against the volunteer deputy officer who mistakenly pulled his gun on Harris instead of what he thought was his Taser.
Bill Helton, a city commissioner for Elk City in Oklahoma and a mayoral candidate, is apologizing for a series of racially insensitive videos. Helton, who also works as a hair stylist, donned blackface and dressed as a Black woman named Pollyester Kotton.