A little background: On December 17, 2019, Hate Trackers made a post on Facebook about a new Ku Klux Klan building going up at the Knights Party headquarters in Arkansas and linked to our article about it.
An Oklahoma City attorney named David McKenzie became unhinged over it.
He began a vicious onslaught of violent threats, insults, and gay slurs even after it was explained there was no promotion of the KKK, just a report on their activities, which he could read himself.
As a reader you already know this, but Hate Trackers' purpose is to expose and take down groups like the Ku Klux Klan. We don't promote them or Donald Trump in any manner.
McKensie, however, refused to understand the situation and his posts, which include criminal threats, can speak for themselves.
After being made aware of his Facebook posts, the Oklahoma ACLU removed McKenzie from their board of directors that same day. Whatever his state of mind during this exchange does not excuse him from being man enough to accept responsibility and retract his criminal threats against our staff member and apologize for spewing gay slurs.
McKenzie is on the Oklahoma Bar Association's Board of Governors overseeing attorneys in the state and acts as a legal analyst for the local NBC affiliate KFOR. He works for the Mulinix, Goerke & Meyer law firm.
McKenzie's Linkedin claims, "I am a jury trial attorney admitted to practice law in Oklahoma in October 1988. I am admitted in the United States District Courts for the Western, Eastern and Northern Districts of Oklahoma, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, the Tenth Circuit United States Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States. I have practiced law in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and California. I have tried more than 250 criminal jury trials (including approximately 50 murder cases) and 6 civil jury trials. I teach continuing legal education courses for the Oklahoma Bar Association, the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association in the areas of Constitutional Law, Voir Dire, Cross-examination, Cross-examination of medical experts, legal ethics, the Oklahoma Evidence Code, witness preparation, Opening Statements and Trial Practice and have done so for the past 17 years. In 2009, I invented the concept of a mock trial using "Clarence Darrow Award" recipients (given annually each year by the Oklahoma Criminal Lawyers association to the outstanding criminal jury trial lawyer in Oklahoma) in cooperation with the Oklahoma Bar Association. I am a frequent lecturer at area colleges and universities in the area of criminal law and justice. I have been AV Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell for 26 years and have never had less than an AV Preeminent rating. I was named a Super Lawyer in 2008 in the area of criminal defense. In June 2013, I was named a top lawyer in both Criminal Law and Appellate Practice by Martindale Hubbell. I am an on-camera legal analyst for KFOR television in Oklahoma City appearing both live and via video. I have argued before the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals. In May 2015, I became an adjunct professor of law at the Oklahoma City University School of Law teaching Trial Practice."
Hate Trackers has attempted numerous times to get David McKenzie to address these matters, but he has ignored them. We'll be seeking his disbarment, removal from the Oklahoma Bar Association's Board of Governors, and taking additional measures as well, which may include pursuing a criminal charge for his threats.