If any Democratic governors or DA around the country need instruction on how to handle rioters destroying their cities, they need to look no further than the great state of Oklahoma. Four ‘peaceful protesters’ have been arrested and charged with terrorism, rioting and assault following the violent protests in Oklahoma City on May 30 and 31.
Oklahoma County DA David Prater announced Friday that 21-year-old Isael Antonio Ortiz, 26-year-old Eric Christopher Ruffin, and 18-year-old Malachai Davis have been charged with terrorism.
“This is not Seattle. We’re not putting up with this lawlessness here,” Prater said Friday.
One person was charged for two counts of terrorism. He allegedly burned a sheriff’s van and tried to set fire to a bail bonds business “along with a large crowd of other individuals.”
Another was charged in the burning of the van and for encouraging the “wanton destruction” and recording it on Facebook Live. On the Facebook video, he says that, everyone who kills Black people “needs to die” and “that’s what happens when you got numbers outside.”
A third individual is charged in the burning of the van. According to The Oklahoman, he “was identified as a suspect from a Facebook video that shows him with brass knuckles on a bloody hand outside the bail bond business. He is accused of breaking the windows.”
Four others were charged with rioting. An additional suspect was charged with assault and battery upon a police officer. He is alleged to have shoved an officer while he was arresting another protester. He also was carrying a pistol and was wearing a bullet-proof vest. And five others were charged with incitement to riot over a separate incident.
The ages of those charged ranged from 18 to 33.
It’s refreshing to hear of a district attorney who is interested in enforcing the law, a government official who is not afraid to hold those who break the law accountable instead of making excuses for them.
Source: Red State