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Jurors Call For Maximum Sentence, Deliver Guilty Verdict For Robert Bates, An Oklahoma Pay-To-Play Deputy Who Killed An Unarmed Black Man

Robert Bates faces up to four years in prison (Sue Ogrocki/AP)

Robert Bates, a 74-year-old volunteer reserve sheriff deputy for the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office, was found guilty of second-degree manslaughter by a jury on Wednesday.  While working for the sheriff’s office last year, Bates shot and killed an unarmed suspect, Eric Courtney Harris, 44 on April 2. As we have …

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Oklahoma Court Rules That Unwanted Oral Sex Isn’t Rape If Victim Is Unconscious From Drinking

Credit: Oklahomawatch.org

Oklahoma is truly on a roll this week for reproductive freedom and women’s rights. Just a few days before criminalizing abortion doctors, which effectively makes abortion illegal statewide, a state court issued a stunning ruling when it found that state law doesn’t criminalize oral sex with a victim who is completely unconscious. The ruling, …

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“If We Take Care Of Morality, God Will Take Care Of The Economy” Oklahoma Legislature Approves Bill Banning Nearly All Abortions

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New law making it illegal for doctors to perform abortions already being called “the most draconian statewide anti-abortion measure ever.” While America continues to distract itself with the ever-expanding circus that is the GOP Primary Cycle, state legislatures nationwide are not-so-quietly continuing their all-out assault on reproductive rights and women’s …

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Matthew Lane Durham, Christian Missionary, Convicted And Sentenced to 40 Years In A Federal Prison For Sexually Abusing Children At A Kenyan Orphanage

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Matthew Lane Durham, a 21 year old former missionary from Oklahoma was sentenced in US federal court Monday to 40 years in prison for serially molesting and raping children at a Kenyan orphanage, at least one of whom was just 5 years old. US District Judge David L Russell handed …

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