*Make no mistake, those are not the tears from a hurt-so-good experience, many of which former rookie cop Daniel Holtzclaw has no doubt experienced while raping and forcing more than a dozen Black women to perform sexual acts on him.
No, these tears are those of a wimp who was caught and does not want to pay for the crime.
Holtzclaw wept uncontrollably in court as jurors convicted him last month on four first-degree rape counts and 14 other charges, and followed that with a recommendation that he spend 263 years in prison for the crime. And to think he thought so little of these women, he assumed no one would believe them.
The judge agreed with the jurors on Thursday.
In the courtroom were his family and supporters, who had filled his head with false confidence all of these months, by telling him he should not or would not be convicted.
Holtzclaw, who is one part white and the other, Japanese, had his lawyer argue that the women misunderstood his intentions saying, prostitutes and drug abusers misconstrued his efforts to help, and that many came forward only after police said an investigation showed that they might be victims.
But the cop did not fool Detective Kim Davis, who spearheaded the charges against him and is being hailed a hero by one of the women.
“Those are the tears of a man that got caught, and he’s not remorseful,” Det. Kim Davis told ABC News.
In the meantime, Holtzclaw’s victims serenaded the fallen cop, who will be taken to prison on his 29th birthday, outside of the court with a heartfelt Happy Birthday song.
His attorney, Scott Adams, says Holtzclaw will appeal.
Of course he will.
Watch the video below the cops photo op. He looks good in orange, yes?