OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - School districts would be prohibited from deducting union dues from teachers’ checks under a bill approved Thursday in the Oklahoma Senate following a contentious debate in which opponents accused the measure’s supporters of bashing public school teachers.
Senators approved the measure 27-16 and sent it to Gov. Mary Fallin just days before thousands of Oklahoma educators, parents and school administrators are scheduled to rally at the Capitol to demand more funding for classrooms and better salaries.
OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - A U.S. judge dismissed a case on Tuesday filed by an atheist group that was seeking to remove a Ten Commandments monument from Oklahoma State Capitol grounds, saying the plaintiffs failed to show standing to bring the suit.
The 6-foot-tall stone monument, paid for with private money and supported by lawmakers in the socially conservative state, was first installed in 2012, prompting complaints that it violated the U.S. Constitution's provisions against government establishment of religion.
An Oklahoma City man is dead after being pepper sprayed and tasered by police. Police responded when a family member called 911, saying the alleged suspect was breaking things in his apartment.
Wearing a hoodie could soon be a crime in Oklahoma, where one lawmaker has proposed a $500 fine for people who conceal their identity in public.
aking payoffs, breaking the law and pushing through unconstitutional legislation as special favors to corporate interests has long been par for the course in politics. But now Representative Kevin Calvey (R – Oklahoma City) wants to make it official and make it illegal to arrest any state officials accused of a public offense.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A 4.3 magnitude earthquake rattled Alfalfa County in northern Oklahoma Thursday, damaging the county courthouse but causing no injuries.
It was one of several earthquakes, ranging in magnitude from 2.9 to 3.8, that the U.S. Geological Survey said have been recorded in Alfalfa County since about 10 p.m. Wednesday.
"It jolted us pretty good," court clerk Lori Irwin said of the temblor that was recorded at 9:08 a.m. by the U.S. Geological Survey. "Everybody was just shaken."
Oklahoma residents are concerned that a proposed bill would make it a crime to wear a hooded sweatshirt, or hoodie, in public on many occasions, according to local news station KFOR.
The wearing of hoods or similar head coverings during the commission of a crime has been against state law since the 1920s, with the original intent of curbing violence perpetrated by the Ku Klux Klan. But the new proposal would also ban an individual from intentionally concealing "his or her identity in a public place by means of a robe, mask, or other disguise" even if he or she were not involved in a crime. Violation of the proposed law would constitute a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine up to $500.
The bill's language includes exemptions for religious garments, weather protection, safety or medical purposes, parades, Halloween celebrations, masquerade parties, "minstrel troupes," circuses, sporting groups, mascots or "other amusements or dramatic shows." But several residents who spoke to KFOR expressed concern that the language was still overly broad and could be easily misconstrued to ban hooded sweatshirts on any occasion.
As long as people were only wearing masks to rob banks, drug stores, and convenience stores, masks were not illegal. But now that people are wearing them while protesting, we need a law against that!
The Cover-up Former Counterintelligence Officer Calls For Re-look At Oklahoma Bombing's "many Unanswered Questions"Submitted by JO4RP on Sat, 11/22/2014 - 14:24
John R. Schindler, a former professor of national security affairs at the U.S. Naval War College, where he taught courses on security, strategy, intelligence, terrorism, and military history, before joining the NWC faculty, spent nearly a decade with the super-secret National Security Agency as an intelligence analyst and counterintelligence officer.
Oklahoma has a really good guy running for State Senate in District 48, a leaning Democrat, largely minority district. This race will be a good test of bringing the Liberty message to a new audience.
Hello DP, I am still fuming right now. My local community college just had a lockdown drill. This is not abnormal for my school. However, this time the reasoning for the lockdown drill was a group “protesters” that were “attempting to start a riot.” They had actors holding signs and yelling while police stood by. At this point the announcement came over the intercom for the lock down, and all the students were told to hide in a back room.
I’ve been asking myself: Why would they go through the trouble to create this fake scenario? Is this a demonstration of force against the First Amendment? Maybe an example of what will happen to you if you protest here? No one would have the opportunity to capture evidence of police misconduct if they were all quickly ushered into a back room.
I openly shared these concerns with the 40 or so students and faculty while we were locked in a dark room together. Most of them realized how ridiculous the entire situation was, but they were still quite apathetic about it. I attempted to ask the police captain some questions but I didn’t get much out of him he just replied with: “maybe you should come by my office sometime, but I’m going to be busy for the rest of the day.” I am still unsure if this invite was genuine or if the captain was simply deflecting. What questions should I ask this guy if I get another chance? What would you do DP Community?
Not all panhandlers are scam artists. But some are, and one way to get yourself busted pretty quickly is to drive your 2013 Fiat to your, er, "job" and get spotted by the same guy who saw you begging earlier. (and gave her money daily)
OKC Mayor is GOP, Establishment Favorite: Cornett FORBID Bikini Football, But Happily Welcomed Satanic Black Mass
By Martin Hill
September 22, 2014
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa police officer was charged Monday with first-degree murder in the off-duty shooting death of his daughter's boyfriend earlier this month.
Shannon Kepler was charged in the Aug. 5 death of 19-year-old Jeremey Lake. Kepler, a 24-year-veteran of the force, also was charged with one count of shooting with intent to kill because prosecutors say he shot at his daughter during the alleged confrontation in which Lake was killed.
Tulsa's finest back at it again...this is one crazy couple with badges..turns out they shot at their own daughter for daring to run after the murder of her friend. Obviously the city did the usual thing and suspended them with pay. Nothing new here.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Two Tulsa police officers who are married have been arrested in the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man who was walking with their daughter, authorities said.
Jeremy Lake was found shot to death Tuesday night on a street near downtown, Tulsa police department spokeswoman Jillian Roberson said.