On Democracy Now!, Candace Liger and Grace Franklin, founders of the advocacy group OKC Artists for Justice, and professor and author Kimberlé Crenshaw discuss the verdict in the Daniel Holtzclaw trial. Its lack of attention in mainstream media, they say, reflects how little Black women are valued or believed.
Many online users may not know how to take precautions, so Speak Up and Stay Safe(r) is a great starting point. But while reading through it, it troubled me how the onus is always on the target of online abuse to educate others and find solutions to a problem forced onto them.
As the nation’s official agency charged with protecting public health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s mission is to conduct “critical science” and provide “health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats.” Except, apparently, when it comes to gun violence.
Scott Anthony Orton, 57, was arrested Tuesday on criminal charges of directing threatening messages at an officer of StemExpress—the target of anti-choice attack videos.
A vandal shattered a window at a Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis that does not provide abortion care. Police are investigating but have not released details on the incident.
“We are pleased with the 18 counts that we received; we are not pleased with the 18 that we didn’t,” OKC Artists for Justice Co-Founder Grace Franklin said at a press conference on the steps of the Oklahoma County District Court on Friday afternoon. “There were five women who did not receive justice, and that is a problem.”
Colorado state Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt, whose controversial anti-choice comments have drawn national attention, said that “Planned Parenthood executives” have the “same demonic spirit of murder” as the man accused of killing three people at a Planned Parenthood center in Colorado Springs.
Former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw is on trial for 16 charges of sexual assault against multiple Black women. Professor and author Kimberlé Crenshaw details why everyone must pay attention to the Holtzclaw trial and what it means for the dangers Black women face every day. [via For Harriet]
Since the CMP videos came out this summer, numerous Planned Parenthood clinics have been vandalized or subjected to arson, starting with an attack on a health center in the Chicago suburb of Aurora on the morning of July 19.
The siege at a Colorado Springs, Colorado Planned Parenthood was not a random act of violence. As this timeline from RH Reality Check shows, it was the outcome of a summer of escalating anti-choice rhetoric.