"The wish to travel seems to me characteristically human: the desire to move, to satisfy your curiosity or ease your fears, to change the circumstances of your life, to be a stranger, to make a friend, to experience an exotic landscape, to risk the unknown."
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer was charged Friday with 16 counts including first-degree rape and sexual battery after being accused of assaulting at least eight women while on patrol.
Daniel Holtzclaw, 27, also faces charges of forcible oral sodomy and indecent exposure. Holtzclaw, a former standout football player in high school and college, was arrested Aug. 21. He remained in custody on a $5 million cash bond Friday, according to jail records.
He is accused of stopping women, who were all black and between the ages of 34 and 58, while on duty in Oklahoma City. Prosecutors allege that he raped two women and either fondled others or forced them to expose themselves, and police said there may be more victims.
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"Former standout football player in high school and college"
"He only assaulted older Black women"
*39 people raise over $7,000 to defend him*
Alternatively titled: how we discuss and treat white male criminals (rapists) in the United States
With the subtitle: how inhumane crime doesn’t really count when it’s done against black women
"It’s damn near impossible to pretend that nurses aren’t affected by verbally abusive patients, or colleagues who are just downright mean. Patience and tolerance are challenged, and it’s sometimes a fight to hold back the tears from the personal attack. It is said that nursing toughens you over the years, but what’s actually frightening is the idea of not being affected by it. Perhaps it is possible to develop a thicker skin, but still be intermittently exposed to vulnerability - as a reminder that we are not jaded, or robots churning out factory style care."
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