The trial of a former Oklahoma City police officer entered a third day of deliberation. Daniel Holtzclaw, 28, accuses of sexually assaulting 13 women on the job.
Holtzclaw is accused of targeting black women with felony records who he could manipulate with menaces of jail day if they told authorities. He is charged with 36 countings of sex battery, rape, oral sodomy and stalking, according to CBS News.
According to Oklahoma Own, the jury spent nine hours of deliberations on Monday followed by 12 more hours on Tuesday. Neither day ended with a verdict. Jurors heard more than months worth of evidence and testimony. Thirteen women testified against Holtzclaw.
While the trial remained of in its third day, the Internet is buzzing about Holtzclaw. Via the hashtags #DanielHotlzclaw and #BlackWomenMatter, some Twitter users are pushing for more awareness and information media coverage of this alleged predator of Black women.
As for activism taking place offline, a group calledOKC Artists 4 Justice coordinated a protest in front of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art yesterday. They announced on Twitter last night that, as a verdict had not been reached, they would continue the protest today 😀 TAG 14 TT
Update 8: 25 am CT, Dec. 11 : A jury on Thursday find Holtzclaw guilty on 18 countings of sexual assault, including 5 countings of rape, against eight females, the Guardian reports. He will be sentenced on Jan. 21.
Photo via Oklahoma City PD( PD) | Remix by Jason Reed