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Collin Walke sings the Yes on 780 and 781 petition as Abby Luna helps and Terry Fife looks on at Ralph Ellison Library, Friday, April 22, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Community forum addresses mass incarceration rates

Local interest groups and officials agree that something must be done to fix Oklahoma’s criminal justice system.

Unlikely allies

Al Gerhart Credit: Mark Hancock “For us, it’s the concern we have any time we see a prosecutorial process or law enforcement being used to potentially chill speech that is, in our mind, protected political speech,” said Brady Henderson, legal director of ACLU of Oklahoma. “It may not be pleasant speech, it may not be

High-stakes pigeons

Credit: Brad Gregg Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater has charged Karen Mae Clifton, executive director of the American Racing Pigeon Union (AU); internationally known pigeon racer Richard Wayne Mardis; and James Orr Steele, president of Pigeon Racers of Oklahoma (PRO), with felony commercial-gambling charges. PETA investigators in 2010 allegedly witnessed illegal betting totaling nearly

Prater files charges against the state’s Pardon and Parole Board

Prater announced the filings late today.

 “Every effort was made by me to resolve this matter in a fair and equitable manner before the filing of the criminal information,” he said in a written statement.

 He also indicated the board members were offered an opportunity to step down two at a time to allow the

A real maverick

David Prater Credit: Mark Hancock On the other end was Scott Rowland, Prater’s first assistant district attorney. Rowland was at the Oklahoma City Police Department’s homicide division; there was a video he wanted Prater to see. A few days prior, Prater had heard about two people trying to rob a local pharmacy, but that a

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