Oklahoma Prosecutor Pursues Terrorism Charges Against Rioters

Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater has filed assault, rioting & terrorism charges in connection violent demonstrations that took place in Oklahoma City.

Prater told the Oklahoman newspaper, “this is not Seattle. We're not putting up with this lawlessness here.”

The Oklahoman reports:

Charged in two terrorism cases was Isael Antonio Ortiz, 21, of Welch. He is accused of burning an Oklahoma County sheriff's van May 30 and attempting to burn a bail bonds business "along with a large crowd of other individuals."
Charged with him in the terrorism case over the burned van was Eric Christopher Ruffin, 26, of Oklahoma City. Police reported he encouraged the "wanton destruction" and recorded it on Facebook Live. He is quoted from the Facebook video as saying every single one of those that kill Black people need to die and "that's what happens when you got numbers outside."
Also charged with terrorism in the damage to CJ's Bail Bonds was Malachai Davis, 18, of Edmond. He was identified as a suspect from a Facebook video that shows him with brass knuckles on a bloody hand outside the bail bond business. He is accused of breaking the windows...
Deshayla Dixon, 24, Adam Warner Hayhurst, 19, Daniel Ray Dickerson, 27, and James Lovell Holt, 31, were arrested on rioting charges for allegedly carrying out violent acts during the protests. Many of those charged were caught on camera, including Holt, who was filmed throwing rocks at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.
Saxon Weber, 26, was charged with assaulting an officer after he allegedly shoved an officer who was attempting to arrest another protester. Police reports from the scene claimed that Weber was armed with a pistol and wearing a bulletproof vest.

Another five were charged with incitement of a riot. Prater said those arrested were affiliated with antifa and/or other fringe-left wing groups.

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