Many Oklahoma school districts don’t have protections in place and put students and staff at risk for discrimination.
“Ten years is a lot of time,” Riley said. “You mature, you change, you grow, your opinions change. We never wrote about politics in the beginning and I really didn’t care about politics. Then 2008 happened and I started getting more into it. Now, that’s one of our big topics.”
Other critics point to a lack of courtroom experience, noting that Wyrick admits in his application that he has only taken one civil case to verdict on a bench trial and has never taken either a civil or criminal case to verdict before a jury. Also, he has never been a judge.
“We are looking at more systemic changes because we’ve run out of easy things to cut,” Lora said last week. “Now, we have to look at changes in grade configurations and school closures for small schools.”
House Bill 1123 would enhance trespassing laws, and House Bill 2128 would hold protesters and individuals or entities that financially aid them liable for property damage.
On Feb. 27, Fowler projected an image of folk legend Woody Guthrie on a large tarp covering renovations to the north end of the Oklahoma state Capitol.
Event organizers believe a public display like the one planned at the Civic Center deserves a public response.
No one is made safer as a result of policies that manufacture unnecessary, degrading, frightening and potentially violent interactions between the police and the communities they serve. No one.
Just as powerful reporting, photos and video did in the ’60s, today’s national media coverage mixed with social media engagement have again thrust the conversation of police brutality, racial discrimination and civil rights into the public consciousness.
ACLU of Oklahoma filed a lawsuit challenging Oklahoma City’s controversial median ordinance.