As liberal enclaves struggle to contain the wanton destruction caused by Antifa and their ilk, Oklahoma City has presented America with a path to dealing with the thuggery that has engulfed entire cities.
All it took was the decisive action of Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prate, who charged violent protesters with felony offenses of terrorism, rioting, and assault following the initial wave of violence sparked by the controversial death of George Floyd.
Prate issued an explicit warning to the far-left criminal element, “This is not Seattle. We’re not putting up with this lawlessness here.”
His get-tough approach, all but ignored by the media, immediately paid dividends. (The Oklahoman)
Also charged Friday were five defendants identified as involved in the painting of murals in downtown Oklahoma City this week. They are accused in an incitement to riot charge of interfering with a police sergeant who was trying to take a homicide witness for an interview at police headquarters Tuesday.
In court affidavits filed with the charges, police claimed that several agitators during the May 30 protest stayed to the center to keep the crowd in an agitated state.
“Several people were carrying flags that were identified as belonging to the following groups: Antifa, Soviet Union (communism), American Indian Movement, Anarcho-Communism (solid red) and the original Oklahoma flag … currently adopted by Oklahoma Socialists,” police reported.
“Several known supporters of anti-establishment organizations were present in the crowd.”