There is little to no evidence of the formal implementation of new policies. A key example of this is that the policy provided for body-worn cameras in the dashboard, which cites page 318 of the Public Policy Manual, is, in fact, an older policy for Mobile Vehicle Recording Systems. This policy is specific to police vehicles and does not encompass body-worn cameras. In fact, body-worn cameras are not mentioned once in the current Public Policy Manual.
As communities of color, and thereby the nation as a whole, continue to suffer from the devastating effects of the “War on Drugs”, President Donald Trump spoke to reporters from outside his golf club in New Jersey to declare the opioid epidemic a “national emergency” (though he would later officially refer to it as a “public health emergency”, diminishing the requirement for federal intervention), the “likes of which we have never seen”.
By Atlas Agbaara “Now, then, in order to understand white supremacy, we must dismiss the fallacious notion that white people can give anybody their freedom.” Stokely Carmichael. Since the beginning of American […]
Dear, Sheriff Scott Walton, of Roger’s County Oklahoma,
Am I sure you have heard of Robert Edward Lee? I am for certain!
And it is self-evident, Oklahomans believe Lee is such a great and esteemed personage that they dedicated a school to honor his life, right, in the heart of the city of Tulsa on September 16, 1918.
I am confident that you are well aware that Lee wasn’t a patriot of the United States of America but was, in fact, a traitor, a Benedict Arnold. He was a self-proclaimed rebel who committed the worst crime against his, own, nation and who now represents a shameful and disgraceful past to the very breath of the soul for what our living U.S. Constitution is founded upon – Freedom, Liberty, and Justice for all.
You see, Lee was born one-hundred years before Oklahoma’s territory became a state. At this time, our country was young and filled with immoral, immature, and inconsistent ideologies. During this era, racism and white supremacy pervaded and reverberated in the very heartbeat of our democracy.
Then, when God’s enlightenment began to resonate out of the voices of abolitionist, echoes of reason and logic became the light and liberty of this Union.
However, rejecting the light as Satan did himself, Robert and his white, predominately male, demon-ridden thugs decided to remain in the darkness.
As Chief Chuck Jordan has continued to lack discernment, good judgment, or acknowledgment of a culture of violence of which he is the leader.
“They tackled me over a huge oil tank & continued to choke me out until I collapsed.”
Law enforcement was the cause-in-chief of “the short-lived civil war which turned Tulsa, Oklahoma, into a bedlam on the morning of June 1, 1921
Aware Tulsa, the Terence Crutcher Family Foundation, and other concerned citizens are hosting Tulsa Protest Against Police Brutality on Sunday, October 22nd, at 3 p.m. outside of the Tulsa County Courthouse.
“I will be very, very candid in full disclosure. I’m not happy with the NFL protest. I have more respect for the people walking down the street protesting than I do for the NFL protestors. I’m sorry. It’s just the way that I am,” – Chief Chuck Jordan of TPD
In the DA’s closing argument of the second trial, Steven Kunzweiler began with a 5-minute tribute of the defendant, Shannon Kepler, praising his 24 years of service. Truly, it sounded like the DA was reading from the closing argument of the defense. These are the words of the prosecution – spoke to the jury – just prior to deliberations? You have to wonder, where is his heart?