“Victims can be taken to court over and over, sometimes over a period of years,” Peery said. “The right to a speedy trial doesn’t happen for victims. … The process of the court just re-traumatizes victims.”
“They are trying to create and turn citizens against the environment and environmentalism, which troubles me more than anything,” Bridgwater said.
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His Free Speech Fairness Act would allow nonprofit organizations to speak freely about politics and candidates.
“We, as women, are told repeatedly that our experiences aren’t valid, our votes don’t count and we can’t make a difference,” Horn said.
“No one knows more about the neighborhoods than the citizens,” said Kristy Yager, City of Oklahoma City public information director.
“When I hear farms complaining about the bureaucracy and the agencies bothering them, they are talking about the federal government, not the state,” he said. “This will not protect from federal intervention.”
Find more coverage in this week’s print issue, on stands now, and in Oklahoma Gazette’s Nov. 2 print edition.
“Do I have a shot of winning? Hell no,” he said. “I’m not an idiot. But they’re going to hear me.”
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