Taking a stance against House Bill 2597 is nothing short of a noble act that few Republican politicians are willing to publicly object for fear of being alienated by their base. Cleary Mayor Holt understands that the bill will inevitably endanger the lives of every Oklahoman at grocery stores, schools, churches, including our law enforcement officers and should be repealed. He displayed his level of concern for his city by being public to his huge social media following.
In the years since Garner’s death, use-of-force complaints against the NYPD have fallen sharply, according to data compiled by the city’s Civilian Complaint Review Board. In 2014, there were 2,412. In 2018, there were 1,752, marking a 27% drop.
It’s now or never for SQ803. If you are tired of watching children and adults die each week in the latest mass shooting, and tired of our politicians doing nothing to prevent the next one, you, can be a part of the effort to change that. Come sign the state question 803 petition to stop the bill our Oklahoma politicians passed to allow “permitless gun carry” in Oklahoma.
Since the beginning of his quest for the White House, I have seen Mr. O’Rourke demonstrate that he can be an anti-racist advocate. And I think that’s a big deal. In a recent tweet, he shared, “It is not enough not to be racist. We have to be anti-racist. We have to shut down white supremacy, domestic terrorism, and white nationalism.”
History was made recently when Tulsa dignitaries, Tulsa Public School officials, and educators, were joined by students, along with their families to celebrate and to dedicate the John Hope Franklin Elementary School, located on 5402 North Martin Luther King Blvd., formerly known as ECDC Bunche.
In each episode, “Blerds” follows the lives of these close friends who not only had a hard time navigating their teens but just like high school, each one is trying like hell to survive and make sense of their adulthood, filled with the added responsibilities of parenthood, marriage, finances and making the tough decision to either set aside their dreams in order to conform, “grow up and get a real job”, or follow their dreams at all costs!
Teachers have obvious grievances that need to be addressed, but the true victims of American public education are the tiny citizens who come out of a 13-year system with only 5 years of learning, who are disqualified from 4 years of college, who are consigned to a lifetime of reduced income and diminished potential.