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Trent Shores, the federal prosecutor who covers the Tulsa area, said he would prosecute Oklahomans who traveled from the Tulsa area to participate in the riots. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has repeatedly requested support from Americans across the country in identifying the domestic terrorists who stormed the Capitol, attacked law enforcement officers, stole and destroyed federal property, threatened to hang Vice-President Mike Pence, and threatened countless others. Oklahomans have taken the initiative to organize and begin identifying and reporting perpetrators, but with little to no leadership from the state’s elected officials.
It’s a far cry from the “Back the Blue” energy we typically see from the mayor.
As always, the Black Wall Street Times remains focused on authentic restorative justice. That begins with our elected officials having the introspection necessary to identify when their words and actions don’t align.