Showing: August, 2011

Sen. Constance N. Johnson believes Oklahoma's sentencing guidelines regarding life without parole for nonviolent drug crimes are unfair, costly and, in the case of Larry Yarbrough, a waste of tax payer dollars.
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Speakers included Sen. Johnson; Tamya Cox - Deputy Director of the ACLU of Oklahoma; Garland Pruitt - OKC NAACP Chapter President; Stan Basler - Exec. Dir. of the United Methodist Church's Criminal Justice and Mercy's Ministry.

State Sen. David Holt praised completion of an initiative to place signage marking historic Route 66 throughout Oklahoma City. The project was spearheaded by Sen. Holt and Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and was a joint project of The City of Oklahoma City and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.

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Sen. Holt says Route 66 signs are now in place around OKC.

Recent news accounts of local bounty hunters terrorizing an innocent Midwest City family underscore the need for common sense legislation. State Sen. Ralph Shortey was the principal author of Senate Bill 805 that would close a loophole allowing bounty hunters to carry guns in Oklahoma.
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Sen. Shortey introduced legislation aimed at bounty hunters last session.