Criminal Justice

My question for law-enforcement opponents of SQ 805

These law-enforcement officials would have us believe they don’t make law, but just enforce it as written. But they are some of the most vocal and active lobbying groups in the state. How many criminal justice reforms have we seen fought by the District Attorneys Association, Sheriffs Association, and Fraternal Order of Police?

Ryan Haynie
October 20, 2020
Criminal Justice

SQ 805 and the ‘violent offense’ list

There is massive confusion over which offenses are violent and why. We're here to clear it up.

Ryan Haynie
October 16, 2020
Criminal Justice

Red River rivalry and criminal justice

Tomorrow, the University of Oklahoma will face off against the University of Texas on the gridiron.

Ryan Haynie
October 9, 2020
Criminal Justice

State Question 805 and the Bill of Rights

Police and prosecutors have difficult jobs, made even more difficult by the Bill of Rights. Nearly half of those first 10 constitutional amendments are about protecting the rights of those accused of—or even convicted of—committing a crime.

Trent England
October 8, 2020
Criminal Justice

Conservative leaders support SQ 805

One of America’s most popular conservative pundits is known for his catchphrase, “Facts don’t care about your feelings.” While people may feel differently about the policy of SQ 805, here are the facts.

Staff
October 6, 2020
Criminal Justice

No-knock warrants: a primer

It seems to me that no-knock warrants are a policy directly contradicting the policy behind self-defense laws like the Castle Doctrine and “stand your ground laws.”

Ryan Haynie
September 29, 2020
Criminal Justice

COVID-19 rate up in prisons, but few get sick

In recent weeks, COVID-19 rates have surged in Oklahoma prisons, contributing significantly to higher overall rates in many counties across the state. But even as infection rates surged in prisons, resulting sickness from the virus has been minimal.

Ray Carter
September 22, 2020
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