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Former Tulsa Mayoral Candidate Attends Violent Insurrection at Capitol Building

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By Erika Stone-Burnett, Senior Writer

When white American domestic terrorists breached the Capitol building yesterday, which ended in four deaths, Tulsa citizen Ken Reddick was there in support. The former Tulsa mayoral candidate, who received nearly 10,000 votes, said the insurrection was an “awesome rally” that he was “proud to be part of.” 

Lynching post outside the US Capitol building on the National Mall near the National Museum of African American History.

This man, who called himself the only true conservative running for Mayor of Tulsa, spent the months since President-Elect Biden easily won both the electoral college and 52% of the popular vote regurgitating the usual right-wing lies about faulty voting machines and Hunter Biden’s laptop

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Fact Check, a non-profit organization that has been independently investigating political statements since 2007, labels both of Reddick’s allegations as “Pants On Fire Lies,” while social media tags both claims as “fraudulent.” 

Reddick, who advertised his failed Tulsa mayoral campaign watch party with a note that neither masks nor social distancing would be enforced, seems to perpetuate lie after lie to make up for his multiple failings in local politics. His mayoral campaign’s social media page included a plea for Tulsans to defeat Bloomberg’s “globalist” agenda by voting for him. 

Based on the phrase “Global Jews,” globalist is a term coined by Adolph Hitler to further stoke antisemitism during the Holocaust. The anti-defamation league notes the word, which Trump often uses, is popular with white supremacists and right-wing extremists, who glorify the genocide of 6 million Jewish people, including 10 of the author’s great-aunts and great-uncles. 

BWST writer Erika Stone-Burnett with her grandparents, circa 1984. Stone-Burnett’s grandmother, Eva Rosenberger, escaped Nazi Germany as a child with her parents. Eva’s 10 aunts and uncles were killed during the Holocaust.

Photos from Tuesday’s Capitol Building insurrection featured men carrying Confederate flags, a lynching post, a mannequin with a noose around its neck, a man wearing a sweatshirt that said “Camp Auschwitz,” and a man wearing a shirt with a Nazi symbol with the acronym 6MWE, for “6 million weren’t enough,” all symbols the African-American and Jewish communities considers as hate and terrorism.  

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Reddick, whose business website states “Ken Reddick, along with his family are (sic) some of the most humble, and honest family (sic) you will meet here in Tulsa,” is against police oversight and believes Mayor G.T. Bynum, a registered Republican, is too progressive. He also takes issue with the Tulsa GOP chairman, Republican Bob Jack, who pressured Tulsa city council to have the Greenwood Black Lives Matter mural replaced with Blue Lives Matter graffiti

Tulsa, the site of Trump’s first public rally during a viral pandemic that has now killed over 350,000 citizens, later became the first city in the nation to remove a BLM mural. 

Paradoxically, Reddick seems to believe that it was members of the Black Lives Matter movement who were directly involved in the nation’s Capitol building’s violent takeover. At the same time, his presence at the mob riot and looting was a matter of supporting “American loving patriots.” 

Meanwhile, after law enforcement finally removed the terrorists from the Capitol building, which had not been breached by the public since the War of 1812, Congress reconvened at 9 pm EST and certified Biden’s historic election win.

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7 comments

Wayne January 12, 2021 - 7:07 am

This article is nothing but lies and bullshit you should be ashamed of yourself…

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K January 12, 2021 - 8:18 am

Pathetic how desperate you all are to follow suit with the rest of the media world. Cover some real news instead of attacking individuals that were not hands on with any destruction. Articles and media like yours are what keeps race & division alive in the US. I will not EVER return to your racist, pot stirring page, so comments are a waste of time!
Oh did I mention how pathetic your media is?

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Barb January 12, 2021 - 8:33 am

This is an excellent story. Ive been following Ken’s Facebook page for awhile now and I am utterly disgusted with the remarks he has made, and those that support his delusional views. He is wanting to hire a lawyer for defamation, but how can you sue when these are not only direct quotes, but your character. I could never support his roofing business and I hope that his views on people of color changes. Thank you for having the guts to write this story!

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Bernie January 12, 2021 - 10:33 am

SHAME ON YOU erika stone-burnett!!! “Senior Writer” Pssssh more like “Senior Slander Writer”. You are a pro abortionist white woman who is attempting to form/progress a racist narrative on a sacred and historical name like BLACK WALL STREET! Your supervisor should be FIRED for your lack of spine and intellect.

You are taking the black voice backwards with this horrible piece. I hope you look within everyday to see how you have failed at your job, failed at creating unity, and failed the people who trusted your writings. SHAME and REPENT on your reckless “journalism”.

BTW, hunter bidens laptop has leaked! It is real, completely disgraceful, and a huge compromise on this Nation you must of forgot gives you the freedom to slander your fellow Tulsan’s. Do you support the mass murder of black babies , the abuse of chinese girls, or the fraudulent election where AMERICAN votes went offshore!! FIRE THIS TRAITOR OF A WRITER and BLACK APOLOGIST!!

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Bernie January 13, 2021 - 9:58 am

SHAME ON YOU erika stone-burnett!!! “Senior Writer” Pssssh more like “Senior Slander Writer”. You are a pro abortionist white woman who is attempting to form/progress a racist narrative on a sacred and historical name like BLACK WALL STREET! Your supervisor should be FIRED for your lack of spine and intellect.

You are taking the black voice backwards with this horrible piece. I hope you look within everyday to see how you have failed at your job, failed at creating unity, and failed the people who trusted your writings. SHAME and REPENT on your reckless “journalism”.

BTW, hunter bidens laptop has leaked! It is real, completely disgraceful, and a huge compromise on this Nation you must of forgot gives you the freedom to slander your fellow Tulsan’s. Do you support the mass murder of black babies , the abuse of chinese girls, or the fraudulent election where AMERICAN votes went offshore!! FIRE THIS TRAITOR OF A WRITER!!

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Authorisaloser January 12, 2021 - 9:59 am

This is an excellent story. Ive been following Ken’s Facebook page for awhile now and I am utterly disgusted with the remarks he has made, and those that support his delusional views. He is wanting to hire a lawyer for defamation, but how can you sue when these are not only direct quotes, but your character. I could never support his roofing business and I hope that his views on people of color changes. Thank you for having the guts to write this story!

“Thank you for having the guts to slander someone I don’t like”
Imagine thinking you’re a good person. XD

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Native American January 14, 2021 - 7:06 am

Why don’t you resign and allow a person of color to have your position? Social justice starts with people such as yourself recognizing your white privilege and allowing minorities the same opportunities you’ve been gifted because of your whiteness.

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