By: BWST Editorial Board For eight months, Tulsa city councilors have been deliberating around one particular issue: whether or not to hold public hearings about Tulsa Police Department data showing racially biased […]
“We’re still here”: Hundreds fill event center to discuss policing reform and demand action from city leaders
“It’s been 902 days since my twin brother was gunned down in the street,” Dr. Tiffany Crutcher told a crowd of nearly two hundred people who packed the 36th Street North Event Center in Tulsa on Thursday night.
Community leaders won’t wait for city, announce their own public hearings on policing disparities in Tulsa
“Despite Tulsans demanding City Council hearings on the report eight months ago, none have been scheduled. So we’re holding the first hearing,” said a press release from the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, ACLU OK and other local organizations
For many in the community, the missing plaques and name changes are emblematic of a deeper, more disturbing trend signifying the erasure of a pivotal piece of the nation’s past.
President Trump continued to use falsehoods to promote his wall and, apparently, and expansion of the death penalty, while declaring a national emergency.
Councilman Cass Fahler said he was “feeling determined” as he posted a “call to action” on Facebook this morning that blasts both calls for hearings on the Tulsa Equality Indicators and Mayor Bynum’s plan for the creation of an Office of Independent Monitor (OIM), which would serve as a civilian oversight board for law enforcement in the city of Tulsa.
Tulsa Black Officers Coalition “embraces” Mayor Bynum’s plan for policing oversight, saying it will “continue to support efforts for continued transparency and focus on building meaningful relationships with communities throughout the City of Tulsa.”