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Oklahoma County DA Charges Rioters: “This is not Seattle. We’re not putting up with this lawlessness here.”

Oklahoma County DA Charges Rioters: “This is not Seattle. We’re not putting up with this lawlessness here.”

Charges Include Terrorism, Rioting, Assault, All Resulting From Destruction In Last Weekend of May

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txbiwVzqqyk

I live in Oklahoma City. I have to say the riots we experienced were tame compared to other cities after the death of George Floyd, but riots and violence did happen.

Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater decided to “get-tough” and charge some of the protesters with terrorism, rioting, and assault as a way to stop future riots.

From The Oklahoman (emphasis mine):

“This is not Seattle,” Prater said Friday. “We’re not putting up with this lawlessness here.”

Also charged Friday were five defendants identified as involved in the painting of murals in downtown Oklahoma City this week. They are accused in an incitement to riot charge of interfering with a police sergeant who was trying to take a homicide witness for an interview at police headquarters Tuesday.

In court affidavits filed with the charges, police claimed that several agitators during the May 30 protest stayed to the center to keep the crowd in an agitated state.

“Several people were carrying flags that were identified as belonging to the following groups: Antifa, Soviet Union (communism), American Indian Movement, Anarcho-Communism (solid red) and the original Oklahoma flag … currently adopted by Oklahoma Socialists,” police reported.

“Several known supporters of anti-establishment organizations were present in the crowd.”

I noticed that people held peaceful protests during the day. Only in Oklahoma do you see leftists picking up after themselves and others after a protest.

There’s even a video of people cleaning up graffiti on the capital building.

In other videos, I saw protesters yelling at anyone who threw water bottles or other items at the police. I saw police and protesters talking, exchanging numbers.

I love my adopted city so much.

But after sundown, the riots began. One more even damaged the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum.

These three are named in the terrorism cases:

Isael Antonio Ortiz, 21, of Welch: “He is accused of burning an Oklahoma County sheriff’s van May 30 and attempting to burn a bail bonds business ‘along with a large crowd of other individuals.'”

Eric Christopher Ruffin, 26, of OKC: “Police reported he encouraged the ‘wanton destruction’ and recorded” the burning of the van with Ortiz on “Facebook Live. He is quoted from the Facebook video as saying every single one of those that kill Black people need to die and ‘that’s what happens when you got numbers outside.'”

Malachi Davis, 18, of Edmond: “He was identified as a suspect from a Facebook video that shows him with brass knuckles on a bloody hand outside” of CJ’s Bail Bonds and “accused of breaking the windows.”

Rioting:

Charged with rioting were Deshayla Dixon, 24, of Spencer; Adam Warner Hayhurst, 19, of Oklahoma City; Daniel Ray Dickerson, 27, of Oklahoma City; and James Lovell Holt, 31, of Oklahoma City. They are accused of violent acts during the protests May 31.

Police reported Holt was identified from social media as the protester who threw rocks that caused damage at the the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

Assault and Battery Upon a Police Officer:

Charged with assault and battery upon a police officer was Saxon Weber, 26, of Oklahoma City. He is accused of shoving a police officer who was trying to arrest another protester May 30. Police reported Weber had a pistol on him and was wearing a bullet-proof vest.

Incitement to Riot:

Charged with incitement to riot over the incident Tuesday outside the Oklahoma City Police Department were Preston Michael Nabors, 23, of Blanchard; Tyreke J. Baker, 20, of Midwest City; Mia Nichell Hogsett, 31, of Norman; Sincere Deangelo Terry, 18, of Oklahoma City, and Austin Ryan Mack, 24, of Edmond.

Prater mentioned Seattle because radicals took over a portion of the city around a police precinct building. The city officials have brushed it off, but over 20 people have joined a lawsuit against Mayor Jenny Durkan and Gov. Jay Inslee.

Durkan said the barricades would come down, but as of Sunday evening, it has not happened. Neighbors and business owners have grown angry at officials for not stepping in.

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There have been multiple protests in and around San Diego, most of them peaceful and family-friendly.

La Mesa was different, and there will be several criminal prosecutions.

San Diego County requires police to wear cameras, keeps detailed crime statistics, does not allow chokeholds, and has worked out a plan for more civilian oversight of the police force.

There was no excuse to riot, especially over something we all agreed was a crime.

It might be a good idea to give rioters one way tickets to Seattle. Welcome to LA is coming true.

healthguyfsu | June 29, 2020 at 4:51 pm

Good. Let’s see how tough they are after spending some time in prison with the people they think are all wrongfully accused.

The cops in Dallas didnt put up with that 3hit here either.

Meanwhile, there’s been yet another shooting in the Seattle CHAZ/CHOP:

https://komonews.com/news/local/2-critically-wounded-in-shooting-near-chop-area

    CorkyAgain in reply to CorkyAgain. | June 29, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    From another site’s story on the same incident:

    Some demonstrators in the occupied zone say the demonstration isn’t the reason for the shootings.

    “The bloodshed you’re talking about has nothing to do with the movement,” Antwan Bolar, 43, told The Seattle Times. “That’s people who would have been doing it in North Seattle or South Seattle anyways — it’s just concentrated here.”

    https://q13fox.com/2020/06/29/1-dead-1-in-critical-condition-after-latest-shooting-in-seattles-chop/

    Yep, Black Lives Matter — except, apparently, when they’re killing each other.

    healthguyfsu in reply to CorkyAgain. | June 29, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    Remember when the Mayor said this would end Sunday?

    No one respects you or believes you until you stand up to them.

      CorkyAgain in reply to healthguyfsu. | July 1, 2020 at 3:38 pm

      It was a “Summer of Love” as long as it was only the little people who were being threatened, but apparently taking it to Mayor Durkan’s own home was crossing the line. NOW she’s cracking down.

    Ferfuggs eggs in reply to CorkyAgain. | June 29, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    The fatality rate at CHAZ/CHOP war zone equaled the COVID fatality rate for the entire state of Washington the last week. I don’t have the numbers for hospitalizations due to injuries and ODs from that place but I’m sure it’s bigger than the statewide COVID numbers. Incarceration numbers are nonexistent though.

2smartforlibs | June 29, 2020 at 5:03 pm

the mouthy minority is meeting the silent majority.

smalltownoklahoman | June 29, 2020 at 6:50 pm

Now that is how things should be: real consequences for bad behavior! Hope he can get charges to stick to most of them so that it may serve as a deterrent to others who may have thought about rioting here in the Sooner State.

Common sense is solar powered.

From the video, it appears every bit of useful protest was completed by the time the sun went down, and from then on it was just shouting innane slogans from the well-worn playbook and throwing things at the police until they made the adult children go home.

Is that about right?

I noticed that people held peaceful protests during the day. Only in Oklahoma do you see leftists picking up after themselves and others after a protest.

There’s even a video of people cleaning up graffiti on the capital building.

In other videos, I saw protesters yelling at anyone who threw water bottles or other items at the police. I saw police and protesters talking, exchanging numbers.

…..

Those were conservatives i’m sure

And any police officer exchanging numbers with “protesters “ is nuts and probably should not be on the force

johnny dollar | June 29, 2020 at 7:46 pm

I get to Oklahoma pretty often, and I always enjoy it. The people there are as friendly as anywhere I have been, and the pace is generally a lot more relaxed than on the West coast.
That being said, they don’t like criminals much, and there is a lot of concealed and open carry going on. They are pretty down to earth, and a jury will have no problem convicting these leftist scum if the evidence is there.
Good going Oklahoma !

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | June 29, 2020 at 9:31 pm

Thanks for the update Mary.

I heard some people did some things there….

Hey was OAC leading those riots ….err….peaceful riots?

I’m hoping this years democrat convention makes Chicago look like a tea party. Although with biden as the titular head of the party there is a very strong reason to hold one over the internet.
Can’t have quid pro slo joe toddle out onto the stage with a big wet spot on the front of his pants.

It’s all useless “virtue signaling” of one sort or another until there are some convictions and incarcerations.

Facebook has been taking a lot of flak for censoring conservative content, but allowing all sorts of leftist content that is in obvious violation of their TOS. I’m beginning to wonder if Facebook isn’t quietly working with police, allowing this material to stay on the platform as an aid to the identification, arrest, and prosecution of suspects.

    Voyager in reply to DaveGinOly. | June 30, 2020 at 4:34 pm

    Given the number of FB moderators that have turned out to be absolutely racist left wing bigots, I rather doubt they are doing it intentionally, but it serves that purpose, none the less 🙂

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