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US: Oklahoma (News/Activism)

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  • More than 100 chanting 'Trans Lives Matter' protesters occupy the Oklahoma Capitol building to fight new bill that bans gender-confirming surgery for under 21s

    02/07/2023 5:43:51 AM PST · by blueplum · 61 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 07 Feb 2023 | JEN SMITH, CHIEF REPORTER FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    More than 100 chanting 'Trans Lives Matter' protesters descended on Oklahoma's State Capitol building yesterday, occupying the interior rotunda, to protest against a new bill that would ban gender affirming surgery for anyone under 21. The protesters from Oklahomans For Equality and Freedom Oklahoma started their demonstration outside the building, then moved indoors. While it remains unclear whether their entry to the building was peaceful, videos show them inside.... Their protest was against a new bill championed by Republican Governor Kevin Stitt, that bans anyone under the age of 21 from undergoing gender reassignment surgery....
  • Self-Defense Case Builds Trust in the Justice System

    02/06/2023 4:32:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | February 2, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    In Ada, Oklahoma, at about 9 p.m. on December 31, 2022, a few hours before the new year, Jassmone Ashton was minding his own business outside the Sunset Market Valero gas/convenience establishment. Jassmone had filed a protective order against Denavarie Brooks in 2021. Jassmone is 35 years old. Denavarie Brooks was 37 years old. It is not clear what the issues between them were. According to police, who did a 10-day investigation and intensely examined surveillance video, Jassmone was pumping gas at the Valero store before the shooting. From the prosecutor, District Attorney Erik Johnson:“It’s obvious by watching the video...
  • OK State Senator proposes bill that would end federal funding for public schools

    02/01/2023 8:12:42 PM PST · by LouAvul · 26 replies
    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — An Oklahoma State Senator has proposed a bill that would phase out the use of federal funding for public education. Senate Bill 863, written by Republican David Bullard, would create a timeline that would gradually end the use of federal funding for students in pre-kindergarten though twelfth grade. The ten-year plan would also include “a projected need for state funds to replace the federal funds.” If Senate Bill 863 is passed and approved, it would immediately take effect. The next legislative session begins Feb. 6.
  • Oklahoma authorities make arrest in missing toddler Athena Brownfield's mysterious disappearance

    01/12/2023 10:41:11 PM PST · by blueplum · 5 replies
    Fox ^ | 12 Jan 2023 | Audrey Conklin
    Special Agents from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) on Thursday arrested Alysia Adams, 30, on two counts of child neglect in connection with the Tuesday disappearance of 4-year-old Athena Brownfield. OSBI announced the arrest on Thursday afternoon, when Adams was booked into the Grady County Sheriff’s Office. Athena and her sister were in Adams' and her husband's care at the time of her disappearance... ...Authorities initially reported Athena missing on Tuesday afternoon after a postal carrier found her 5-year-old sister wandering around alone on Nebraska Avenue in Cyril...A Caddo County Sheriff’s Office deputy on Thursday told FOX 25...
  • ‘Students Can’t Even Express An Opinion’: Major University Sued Over Speech Policies

    01/11/2023 10:40:13 AM PST · by Twotone · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 11, 2023 | Alexa Schwerha
    Oklahoma State University (OSU) violated students’ First and Fourteenth amendment rights by enforcing policies which police speech concerning political and social issues, according to a lawsuit filed by legal group Speech First on Tuesday. OSU enforces policies which “deter, suppress, and punish speech about political and social issues of the day,” according to the lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. It specifically challenges three issues Speech First alleges violates student speech rights: the harassment policy, the computer use policy and the Bias Incident Response system. “This lawsuit not only holds OSU accountable...
  • Tulsa man wears women’s underwear as mask to allegedly steal packages

    01/09/2023 5:14:26 PM PST · by Right Wing Vegan · 24 replies
    A suspected "porch pirate" was caught in a bind over the weekend when he was arrested for allegedly stealing someone else’s property. According to Tulsa Police, on Jan. 6, officers from the Riverside Division Street Crimes were informed about a porch pirate near 8100 S. Maybelle Ave. Police obtained surveillance footage and noticed the alleged porch pirate wearing a woman’s red thong as a mask. An officer from the Street Crimes division reportedly recognized the suspect from similar incidents also involving a man wearing underwear on his head. Tulsa Police called it an "unusual and questionably effective mask." After identifying...
  • Oklahoma: Trans student charged with assaulting two classmates in the girls bathroom

    12/17/2022 6:15:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/17/2022 | John Sexton
    This is getting some attention today but the actual incident happened back on October 26. That’s when a transgender student entered a girls bathroom at Edmond Memorial High School in Edmond, Oklahoma and got into a fight with two female classmates. Police were called and the information on the case comes from a police report.The attending officer noted the female victim had “several red areas” on her face, and that both of her eyes were beginning to swell. The officer conducted an interview with the victim, whose full name was redacted due to her age.The female student advised the officer...
  • SICK: Nine-month Project Veritas investigation with HHS whistleblower reveals how White House is participating in human trafficking, child prostitution

    12/02/2022 8:22:36 AM PST · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    Not The Bee ^ | · Nov 30, 2022 | Joel Abbott ·
    I have no nice words, so I'm going to show you the video: VIDEO AT LINK.......... BREAKING: 9 Month Investigation Into @HHSGov Whistleblower Child Trafficking Evidence Reveals ‘Sponsor’ of 16 Year Old Unaccompanied Migrant Would "Pimp" Her to Men to Repay $10,000+ "Debt" for Getting Across Border HHS Whistleblower: "We don't get sued by [child] traffickers." I mean it: I have no nice words. The media tells you that a wide-open border is about compassion and tolerance. But I've seen enough dead babies in the desert and teen girls being sold as prostitutes to tell you that this "compassion" is...
  • Zero Tolerance: Survey Finds 33 of 65 Academic Departments Lack a Single Republican Professor

    11/29/2022 10:36:16 AM PST · by george76 · 36 replies
    Jonathan Turley ^ | November 29, 2022 | Jonathan Turley
    We have been discussing the virtual elimination of Republican and conservative scholars from many faculties despite the fact that roughly half of the country regularly votes for Republicans or conservative causes. Now a new survey by The College Fix of 65 departments in various states found that 33 do not have a single registered Republican. For these departments, the systemic elimination of Republican faculty has finally reached zero, but there is still little recognition of the crushing bias reflected in these numbers. Others, as discussed below, have defended the elimination of conservative or Republican faculty as entirely justified and commendable....
  • Apache historian questions official narratives: ‘How is it possible that 120 soldiers cut off the feet of 8,000 of our brave Indigenous people?’

    11/27/2022 6:17:46 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 129 replies
    El Pais ^ | 26/11/22 | Vicente G. Olaya
    Alfonso Borrego is the great-grandson of Geronimo, a prominent leader and medicine man from the Bedonkohe band of the Apache people. Geronimo was known for his fearlessness – he resisted both the Mexican and American militaries when they attempted to remove his people from their tribal lands in the late-1800s. Borrego, 66, has spent years researching what happened to his people and his great-grandfather. While speaking with EL PAÍS, he discusses the various conflicting narratives that have been pushed over the past century. Some say that the Spanish drove the Indigenous to near-extinction in the United States, while others suggest...
  • Latest search for Tulsa Race Massacre victims comes to end

    11/25/2022 3:56:17 AM PST · by blueplum · 23 replies
    AP ^ | 19 Nov 2022 | Ken Miller
    The latest search for remains of victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre has ended with 32 additional caskets discovered and eight sets of remains exhumed, according to the city.... ...Searchers sought unmarked graves of people who were probably male, in plain caskets with signs of gunshot trauma... Two sets of the 66 remains found in the past two years have been confirmed to have gunshot wounds, according to Stubblefield, though none have been identified or confirmed to be victims...
  • Easily Winning 2nd Term, OK Gov. Stitt Plans to Move Forward on School Vouchers

    11/11/2022 7:24:56 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Nov 9, 2022
    Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt won a second term Tuesday night, handily defeating state Superintendent Joy Hofmeister, a centrist Democrat who switched parties to challenge the incumbent and put up a tough fight in one the nation’s most conservative states. While Hofmeister occasionally led the polls in the weeks before the election, the race wasn’t close on Tuesday night. The Associated Press called the race for Stitt, with unofficial results showing the incumbent with 56% of the vote. “This hard-fought election has proven that Oklahomans with different political perspectives can carve a path built on common sense, respect for one another...
  • Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt Easily Wins Re-Election After Signing Abortion Ban

    11/08/2022 7:50:54 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Life News ^ | November 8, 2022 | Steven Ertelt
    Republican Kevin Stitt won his reelection bid in the Oklahoma Governor race, defeating Democrat opponent Joy Hofmeister by a very comfortable margin after Democrats claimed he would be defeated for signing an abortion ban. Multiple news outlets called the race for Stitt, who was leading Hofmeister by 16 points. Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America celebrated as Governor Kevin Stitt (R) won re-election, defeating Joy Hofmeister (D) in Oklahoma’s gubernatorial race. “Governor Stitt has kept his promise to sign every pro-life bill that reaches his desk, signing some of the nation’s strongest protections for unborn children and their mothers into law...
  • Destroy Russia Together’: Jim Inhofe Calls for Even More Aid to Ukraine

    11/01/2022 5:55:39 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    The hill ^ | 11/01/2022 | Sean Moran
    Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), the ranking member of the Senate Armed Forces Committee, on Tuesday called for even more aid to Ukraine as he urges the West to “Destroy Russia Together.” “Many of our @NATO allies on the front lines with Russia give more aid to Ukraine pound-for-pound than the U.S. That’s why we need to ramp up industrial capacity to refill our own weapons stocks, sell to allies to refill their own and sustain Ukraine victories,” Inhofe wrote on Tuesday.
  • Former GOP Rep. J.C. Watts endorses Democrat in Oklahoma governor's race

    11/01/2022 2:57:47 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/31/2022 | Julia Mueller
    Former Republican Rep. J.C. Watts has bucked the party to endorse Democrat Joy Hofmeister in her challenge to Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R). "I was a Republican then, and I'm a Republican now, and , friends, I'm voting for Joy Hofmeister," Watts says in a new ad. "All this scandal and corruption is just too much. Joy is a woman of faith and integrity. She'll always put Oklahoma first. I know Joy personally, and I trust her, and you can too," the former Oklahoma congressman said....
  • Horowitz: One of the most powerful Republicans supports expanding funding for FBI J6 witch hunt (Rep Tom Cole, R-Oklahoma)

    10/25/2022 12:45:07 PM PDT · by NeverCheney · 36 replies
    Blaze ^ | October 25, 2022 | DANIEL HOROWITZ
    Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) is a top appropriator and is likely going to be the Rules Committee chairman of the next Congress. In other words, he will control the flow to the floor for every bill and has a big say in in the entire budget process. He is also a man who believes we are not spending enough money on Fourth Reich agenda items, including the persecution of Trump supporters on January 6 – and beyond. No Republican can feign ignorance about the truth of January 6 nearly two years later. It’s not that not a single authentic Trump...
  • Oklahoma killer executed despite lawyers’ pleas of mental incapacitation

    10/22/2022 8:37:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 70 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 20, 2022 | Olivia Land
    A convicted killer in Oklahoma was executed Thursday despite his lawyers arguing he was mentally ill and unaware of his imminent death. Benjamin Cole, 57, was pronounced dead at 10:22 a.m. local time at Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, attorney Tom Hird told The Post. Cole was sentenced to death in 2004 for the Dec. 20, 2002, murder of his 9-month-old daughter. CNN reported after the baby’s cries interrupted Cole’s video game, he broke her spine.
  • Muscogee Creek Nation Lighthorse Tribal police officer returns home after paralysis (spinal stroke)

    10/18/2022 6:53:31 PM PDT · by Tom Tetroxide · 8 replies
    Fox 23 News ^ | 17 October 2022 | Michele White
    OKMULGEE, Okla. — Larry Porter is a police officer with the Muscogee Nation Lighthorse Tribal Police Department. When he woke up on Sept. 1, he couldn’t move. Porter was taken to Hillcrest Hospital and admitted to the Intensive Care Unit, where he remained for three weeks before he was moved to the Kaiser Rehabilitation Center on the Hillcrest medical campus. On Friday, Porter came home. -snip- What’s next for the police officer who was in the hospital for 6 weeks? “Christmas shopping,” he said, “I’m definitely ready to go Christmas shopping for my kids and get Christmas decorations up. Christmas...
  • HOFMEISTER HOLDS EDGE ON STITT 1 MONTH FROM ELECTION

    10/08/2022 3:19:30 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 16 replies
    News 9, News On 6 ^ | 10/8/22 | News 9, News On 6
    Gubernatorial challenger State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister holds a slight lead on incumbent Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, according to new polling released Friday. The exclusive News 9 / News On 6 poll, conducted between Oct. 3 and 6, shows Hofmeister with nearly a 4-point lead one month from Election Day. Among those polled, Hofmeister got 46.8 percent of the vote, while Stitt got 43 percent. Libertarian Natalie Bruno got 2.3 percent, and Independent Ervin Yen got 1.3 percent. Likely Oklahoma voters were polled, and the poll has a plus-minus of 5.65 percent meaning that the Hofmeister-Stitt figures are within the margin...
  • Now Oklahoma 'bans' puberty blockers for trans children: Republican Governor Kevin Stitt will withhold hospital funds until doctors stop prescribing drugs to under-18s

    10/05/2022 12:11:50 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 5 2022 | CASSIDY MORRISON SENIOR HEALTH REPORTER FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt has signed a bill that effectively bans gender- reassignment drugs from being prescribed to minors at the state's main children's hospital. The Republican is withholding Covid relief funds from Oklahoma Children's Hospital at OU Health until it stops providing puberty blockers and hormone therapy to under-18s. The state allocated $108 million to the University of Oklahoma-linked health system as part of the federal American Rescue Plan Act passed in 2021 to help struggling businesses and hospitals.