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The tough-on-crime folks can crow all they want, we’re already awake. Recent reports that showed an uptick in violent crime in Oklahoma have been feeding a narrative that is grounded more in fear-mongering that actual data. 

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Amid growing public concern about the fairness and reliability of the conviction and death sentence of Julius Jones, numerous letters of support from bipartisan and prominent civil rights leaders, faith leaders, experts on criminal justice policy, and others accompanied Jones’ application for clemency which was filed Tuesday.

An 18-year-old now sits in jail with a $500,000 bond after a school resource officer approached Duncan Police detectives and reported a school threat on Monday, Oct. 14.

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ENID, Okla. — A nurse and officer at Vance Air Force Base pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to receiving more than $620,000 in kickbacks in an illegal pharmacy referral scheme.

As time goes by and societies learn more about science in general and what makes the human mind tick, philosophies change - and so do methods of punishment. The U.S. Supreme Court not long ago deemed it was "cruel and unusual" to execute juveniles and adults with limited mental capacities. A growing number of Americans view the death penalty itself as outmoded.