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White privilege on full display in charges against OKC insurrectionist

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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Prosecutors charged a former employee of the Oklahoma City Thunder in federal court after two former coworkers turned her in to the FBI. Video evidence clearly depicts Danielle Nicole Doyle, a suspected insurrectionist, climbing through shattered windows of the nation’s Capitol and roaming the halls with throngs of fellow domestic terrorists. Despite participating in blatant domestic terrorism, Doyle’s charges are all classified as misdemeanors. She remains free on bail.

The OKC woman’s charges include knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building. They also include knowingly engaging in disorderly conduct in a restricted building and two counts of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

This story was first reported by The Oklahoman‘s Nolan Clay. According to Clay’s reporting, Doyle’s attorney, Irven Box, said the following on Monday, “She is a fantastic young lady who is passionate about her politics. There’s nothing to show that she destroyed anything at the Capitol or was violent towards anyone while she was there.”

 

Charges show double standard in criminal justice system

But let’s not forget we live in a world that criminalizes black and brown skin. Doyle’s very presence and participation in the storming of the Capitol constitutes a threat in and of itself. How is it that our criminal legal system can rationalize the murder of Terence Crutcher, an unarmed Black man, because the officer felt his presence was threatening (or as her airborne colleague said, “that looks like a bad dude”) but not have that same energy for a white woman insurrectionist engaged in textbook domestic terrorism? Julius Jones has sat on death row for more than two decades despite what many view to be exculpatory evidence. Meanwhile, Danielle Nicole Doyle walks free today with minor restrictions.

We hear the aggrandized horror stories of the threats of “catch and release” of migrants entering the United States at our Southern border. But it’s all crickets when it comes to the mass catch and release of white Americans who are quite literally domestic terrorists. There have been more than 250 suspects identified in the Jan. 6 insurrection, but recent reporting shows that federal prosecutors have floated the idea of not charging every suspect they identify.

Prosecutors made Doyle the third Oklahoman charged in connection to the insurrection. Andrew Ericson of Muskogee is the son of former Oklahoma State Representative Stuart Ericson. Prosecutors charged him with unlawful entry on restricted buildings or grounds and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Marsha Michelle Murphy, owner of Amer-I-Can Ammo Enterprises in Hinton, Okla. stands accused of trespassing and charged with unlawful entry.

This is a developing story.

1 comment

Suzanne March 2, 2021 - 2:58 pm

This headline & entire article is misleading. It makes it sound as if Oklahoma is accepting of breaking the law & it is not & also white privilege that she is charged w/misdemeanors-if that were true then she wouldn’t have been charged w/anything along w/the 250 mostly white ppl who many by the way are charged with felonies and held without bond.
Racism will never go away as long as our media keeps profiting from the race baiting & making us out to be constant victims who don’t have a chance or not smart enough to succeed in life or anything else

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