Oklahoma continued on its criminal justice reform journey last year with State Question 805. While the result was not what we had hoped for, over half a million Oklahomans voiced their support to end extreme sentences for individuals convicted of nonviolent offenses, make better use of state resources and increase investments in treatment, mental health care and services for survivors.
The Oklahoma House Redistricting Committee has several public town halls scheduled throughout the next few weeks to give Oklahomans additional opportunities to voice their opinions on the redistricting process as we prepare to spend part of the new session redrawing legislative districts.
Quarantining during this time of COVID-19 has provided opportunities to watch some movies that I have always wanted to see. One of those is “It’s a Wonderful Life,” starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed.
They say hindsight is 20/20, but here’s my opinion of the hindsight of 2020.
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced last week that 10 defendants have been indicted for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute heroin and methamphetamine in the Eastern District of Oklahoma and elsewhere.