Apparently Asking A Question is Now Reason for Outrage...
(originally posted 11/22/2016 - by Brian Bates) Recently CRTV.com and Michelle Malkin Investigates began promoting the December release of their new two-part investigative story on the allegations, trial and conviction of former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw. Their public promotion includes digital and print billboards in Oklahoma City. The first billboard went up yesterday and immediately ignited controversy - All because CRTV and Malkin dared to ask the question, "What if he didn't do it?"
The new video advertisement was added to the rotation of a high profile digital billboard located near the corner of Interstate 44 and N. Kelley Ave. (facing east to westbound traffic) in northeast Oklahoma City. A location that is a mile and a quarter from the Jannie ligons traffic stop.
Within hours, the billboard caught the attention of the public and local news outlets.
Last night, KOKH Fox25 news ran the story below on their 9pm newscast...
Fox25's Jennifer Falsetti interviewed me (HoltzclawTrial.com creator Brian Bates) and local activist and Executive Director of OKC Artist's For Justice Grace Franklin. Fox25 also ended their story with a written statement by Candace Liger, another local activist and member of OKC Artists for Justice.
I'm not going to rehash the entire news story, as you can watch it for yourself and draw your own conclusions.
What I do want to point out is that 'Justice' for all is the last thing that OKC Artists for Justice truly stands for. This is the same group who openly spread false information during the Holtzclaw trial - while I, who actually had access to all discovery materials, remained silent so as not to influence the judicial process.
Candace Liger, who identifies herself on social media as a former member of OKC Artists For Justice, apparently has no problem condemning individuals and groups for advocating for the release of someone found guilty at trial that they believe is innocent, yet, she herself openly advocates for the release of individuals that she believes are not guilty of the crimes they were convicted of.
This group continually calls for 'justice', yet their actions reveal the selective nature in which they desire to have 'justice' applied.
I would like to remind OKC Artists For Justice that if it were not for the persistence of a vocal minority, who do not fear to ask the question "What if he/she didn't do it?", then there would never be the realization and reversal of the hundreds upon hundreds of wrongful convictions that fill the National Registry of Exonerations.
*On a side note, I would also like to point out that it did not go unnoticed that KOKH Fox25 intentionally bookended my interview with two interviews of the opposing side (Franklin and Liger) - Giving the opposing side not only the first and final word, but intentionally mislabeling that final word as a 'Victim Statement.' Liger is not a victim in this case and does not officially speak on behalf of any victim or accuser.