Authorities in Oklahoma announced late last week that they were charging alleged rioters with terrorism and assault, saying that they would not put up with “this lawlessness here.” Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater reportedly made the decision to get tough on the rioters in an effort to curb any future potential riots.
H/T: The Daily Wire
“This is not Seattle,” Prater said Friday. “We’re not putting up with this lawlessness here.”
“The terrorism charges involved the burning of an Oklahoma County sheriff’s van and the damage done to an Oklahoma City bail bonds business,” The Oklahoman reported separately. “One defendant, Isael Antonio Ortiz, 21, of Welch, is charged in both incidents. He was jailed Saturday morning. If convicted, he could be sentenced to life in prison.”
“Several people were carrying flags that were identified as belonging to the following groups: Antifa, Soviet Union, American Indian Movement, Anarcho-Communism (solid red) and the original Oklahoma flag … currently adopted by Oklahoma Socialists,” police reported, according to The Oklahoman. “Several known supporters of anti-establishment organizations were present in the crowd.”
"This is not Seattle," Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater said Friday. "We're not putting up with this lawlessness here."https://t.co/LibTVwgPTA— 🇺🇸Matt Veasey🙏🏻 (@MatthewVeasey) June 27, 2020
Good, we need more of this everywhere. “'This is not Seattle': Oklahoma protesters hit with terrorism charges” https://t.co/sm639amv9F— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) June 28, 2020
🛑Oklahoma prosecutor charges allegedly violent protesters with terrorism:— Sandpiper👑✝️✡️🐕🐈❤️ (@darhar981) June 29, 2020
“This is not Seattle”, Prater said Friday, according to the Oklahoman. "We're not putting up with this lawlessness here."
"We're not putting up with this lawlessness here." https://t.co/k8Fc2Z9rEt— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) June 29, 2020
This isn’t Seattle it’s OKC where we believe in the rule of law. The riots were short lived. Watch the video https://t.co/e8s4L2HxLl— Garry (@traveler002) June 29, 2020