Friday, August 14, 2020

Tag: Oklahoma

Indian Country treaties are valid—and matter, says Supreme Court ruling

“Promises were made,” Justice Gorsuch said in upholding Creek Nation jurisdiction over half of Oklahoma.

Police officers charged with murder after tasing man to death

“The actions of the district attorney in filing second degree-murder charges is a big step in providing the public with the security that law enforcement is going to be held accountable.”

Largest sentence commutation in US history: Nearly 500 inmates walk free...

“That this is largely flying under the radar is probably good—a sign of how far criminal justice reform has come.”

Every Oklahoma County under state of emergency as historically wet spring...

"We still have water still rising in the east. We are not out of the woods yet."

Police shoot 3 children while firing at robbery suspect

According to the mother, two of her children suffered head wounds, while her third child survived gunshot wounds to the face.

Red for Ed: The teachers’ red state revolt rolls on

The teachers' strikes today are part of a national revolt that has been growing for months, arcing from one red state to another.

Former jail administrator sentenced to prison for depriving insulin to diabetic...

“Denying necessary medical treatment is inhuman and unconstitutional.”

Native Americans sue frackers over manmade earthquakes in Oklahoma

“If an earthquake comes through here and destroys the buildings, we can rebuild. But if you pollute our water, we’re done."

Wind power gives Oklahoma schools a lifeline during budget cuts

In rural districts short on resources, wind farm revenue can clearly make a huge difference.

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Donald the Dunce: He flunked Poli Sci 101

It’s hard to cheat when the whole world is watching...

House Dems bring forth new bill defending the USPS

“Millions of people rely on the Postal Service every day to communicate, to access critical medications, and to vote.”
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You can fight voter suppression–Here’s how

It’s easy to get angry or worried and throw your hands up, but there is something you can do right now.

Reactionaries in ragged retreat: A wingnut brew of bottom-dwellers

Trump politics are in shambles, whatever he and lackeys try boomerang, and why should anything change in the next five months?

Lawsuit filed after police handcuff 8-year-old boy on video

“My son has a disability and the authorities tried to make him a criminal.”