Under the proposal, there are many other crimes which they incredibly categorize as being non-violent: arson resulting in injury to a firefighter, aggravated assault and battery, burglary, pointing a firearm, DUI resulting in bodily injury, felons possessing firearms and leaving the scene of an injury collision, the column says. This list goes on and on.
Driven by Labor Day activities, a resumption of fall sports and other large gatherings, September is headed toward being the worst month the state has seen yet for COVID-19 infections, the editorial says. That inevitably will be followed by another spike: the number of COVID-19 deaths in the state, the experts say.
"I want to especially thank the school board at Tulsa Public Schools for rising to the occasion, for making informed decisions and for being transparent with the public," said Tulsa resident J.J. Burnam.
As the sheriff of Tulsa County, Regalado should consider how he exercises his First Amendment rights so that he doesn't inappropriately use public authority and the color of law in the pursuit of political ends, the editorial says.
State Question 805 would stop judges from using previous nonviolent convictions as a justification for increasing prison sentences for people convicted of new nonviolent crimes. State Question 814 would redistribute money the state receives from an enormous 1998 multistate legal settlement with tobacco companies.