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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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