According to the Harvard Global Institute of Health’s ‘The Path to Zero’ effort, all of Oklahoma is designated as “having accelerated spread” of COVID-19, with several counties (including Tulsa and Oklahoma counties) being rated as having reached a “tipping point.”
Several protesters who want Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater to reopen an investigation into the 2019 killing of a teenager by police were arrested after holding a sit-in outside Prater’s office.
An anonymous group of activists are demanding that Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater resign from his post, citing “excessive charges” against Black Lives Matter protesters.
Rapper Kanye West, in his first event since declaring himself a presidential candidate, ranted against historical figure Harriet Tubman on Sunday, saying the Underground Railroad conductor “never actually freed the slaves, she just had them work for other white people,” comments that drew shouts of opposition from some in the crowd.
While we do have to live in a racialized environment and crisscrossing our alternative consciousness, there is plenty of space, especially after the upcoming reforms, for us to build a strong community at home and in our neighborhoods that is comfortable and healthy for all Black lives.
Over the weekend on FOX News, Stitt said, “Like a lot of Oklahomans, I’m asymptomatic,” referring to his experience having been diagnosed as the first governor in the U.S. to test positive for COVID-19. He went on to say in the very next sentence, “a little achy on Tuesday, but I’ve been 100-percent ever since.”
When asked, last month, how police today compare to 1960s forces, Bobby Rush response was firm: they’re “more vicious now.” More menacing, he stressed, because of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP).