Tulsa black community leader explained that only a killer would say “Fuk your breath” to a dying black man pleading for his life.
This protest was a reaction to a murder committed by white Tulsa reserve deputy officer (Robert Charles Bates) who killed unarmed black man (Eric Harris); and also in reaction to the 2 white deputies (Michael Huckeby & Joseph Byars) who deliberately ignored Harris’s plea for help and told him “fuck your breath”.
Date & location of this video recording was April 14, 2015 at 1st thru 5th Streets, on corner of Denver Ave, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Main speaker in this video is Babalawo Fagbenro Amusan. The person standing beside him is Jonathan Townsend.
The worst thing that medical cannabis prohibition has done in Oklahoma (and drug war at large) was thoroughly corrupted our law enforcement & criminal justice system.
Moody mentioned that: everyday at that courthouse he sees police officers committing felony perjury to sustain misdemeanor marijuana cases. Massive amount of money is involved that police are motivated to lie & the DEA policy is to lie to make the searches good. This has even bled over into the courts where irrational reasoning gets set forth in opinions. About 2 or 3 months ago Oklahoma finally adopted US vs Leon which basically means that if an officer serves a bad warrant in good faith, then his good faith cures that bad warrant. So all they have to do if they want into your home is that 1 officer can swear out a totally false affidavit knowing it to be false & that officer can acquire warrant from a judge & hands that warrant over to another cop who did not know that the affidavit was false. The drug war has gutted us of our freedoms. Now we have militarization of the police: cops no longer serve warrants by politely knocking on the door & they but the door down. To put a stop to this corruption, we must legalize cannabis.
Chad Moody, a practicing criminal defense attorney known for fighting marijuana cases in Oklahoma, is also the republican candidate running for Governor of Oklahoma to beat out incumbent republican Mary Fallin. Primary election is June 24, 2014.
This video was recorded on May 28, 2014 at Oklahoma State Capital Bldg, 2300 N. Lincoln, OKC, OK, at Medical Marijuana Petition rally.
Oklahoma Senator Connie Johnson speaks of agricultural impact of decriminalization of Marijuana as Oklahoma burns down Hemp which is the state’s’ 2nd most native crop. Oklahoma used to be the LEADING manufacturer of rope. Hemp grows between the concrete in Oklahoma says Senator Johnson.
Senator Connie Johnson is the leading advocate for marijuana legalization for Oklahoma, who got this discussion going. Johnson is a candidate for US Senate to replace Senator Tom Coburn (who is retiring).
Video recorded on May 28, 2014 at Oklahoma State Capital Bldg, 2300 N. Lincoln, OKC, OK, at Medical Marijuana Petition rally.
Oklahoma GOP senate candidate – Barney Taylor says now is not the time for Oklahoma to outlaw affirmative action. He 100% guarantees lawsuits to follow.
Barney Scott Taylor, a GOP state senate candidate 100% guarantees that if Oklahoma outlaws affirmative action, it will be sued. He said now is not the time for Oklahoma to do away with affirmative action. He brings up the NAACP & ACLU. Taylor says we (Oklahoma) don’t need that. As Taylor considers himself a pragmatist, he pointed out that a pending affirmative action case is before the supreme court (Abigail Fisher vs. University of Texas); & that while he could not answer the question if affirmative action is working because he could not get past the pragmatic part of it. He feels that the whole affirmative action thing could be shot down by the supreme court before the people of Oklahoma can even vote on it.
His view was that it didn’t make any sense for Oklahoma to come up with its own law, while the supreme court case has similar matter still pending. He said that Oklahoma should of waited to see how the supreme court rules on it.
There is a proposed eradication of affirmation action from Oklahoma law that will on voting ballot in the general election – November 2012. It was not until later on that I had learned that a black republican named T.W. Shannon was the 1 who presented this anti-affirmative action initiative.
Barney Taylor is running for Oklahoma state senate district 9, which covers Muskogee & Wagoner county. The election is November 2012.
His opponent, Earl Garrison, a democrat is an incumbent. Garrison was not present at this forum. It was announced that Garrison could not be present due to prior engagement to attend a hall of fame induction of his friend.
This interview was videoed at the Armory center in Tahlequah, Oklahoma on October 9, 2012 after a political forum sponsored by Tahlequah chamber of commerce.
Russell Turner, republican candidate running for state representative is anti”affirmative action. Turner wants to do away w/affirmative action in Oklahoma & says that it was no longer needed.
Russell Turner a republican running for state representative is anti”affirmative action candidate. There is a proposed abolishing of affirmation action from Oklahoma law that will be on voting ballot in the general election – November 2012. Turner response was that he wants to do away w/affirmative action & that it was no longer needed because he felt it causes division between “our” people.
Turner was also a bit evasive to specific question I asked regarding Hate crime charges of the 2 gunmen who went into Tulsa’s black community killing black citizens on Good Friday. I asked Turner if he thought the 2 men should had been charged w/a hate crime (which the DA was reluctant to charged them with from the onset until Jesse Jackson arrived Tulsa). Turner’s response tended to generalize by saying that he think all crimes are hate crimes. It was difficult for me to get him to answer the question directly.
His opponent, William Fourkiller – a democrat, was interviewed on Affirmative Action law repeal. Fourkiller told me that he believes in the affirmative action law whole heatedly, and said that as a minority himself, he feels that we need that opportunity to not be discriminated against in employment, contracts, etc.. FourKiller added that affirmative law is working as it was intended to work & that there was no reverse discrimination as certain others claimed it was. He did mention that proposed abolishing of affirmative action in Oklahoma, was a political move by a state house member who was seeking to be promoted to speaker of the house. It was not until few days ago that I had learned that a black republican named T.W. Shannon was the 1 who presented this anti-affirmative action initiative. FourKiller said that he was OSU to explain this affirmative action law that is threatened to be abolished by the republican held House of the Oklahoma state legislature. He said that he explained to the NAACP OSU chapter that the Affirmative Action question on the 2012 ballot also affects women & that young women especially need pay attention to this issue as it affects their gender as well. The affirmation law question on the ballot will be SQ (State Question) 759 & that if voters want to keep that law then VOTE NO – which would be a NO VOTE on its removal from Oklahoma law books.
FourKiller currently is a state representative for house district 86 in Oklahoma. District 86 covers northeast Cherokee county, southern Delaware county and all of Adair county.
This interview of Russell Turner was videoed at the Armory center in Tahlequah, Oklahoma on October 9, 2012 after a political forum sponsored by Tahlequah chamber of commerce.
Joyce Sells – coordinator of the meet-the-candidates forum held at Calvin Senior Citizen Center in Calvin, Oklahoma explains how this political forum was put together. I interviewed her after this forum basically because I was curious why no republican candidates were in attendance. Ms. Sells explained that all candidates were invited regardless of party affiliation. She further explained that deliberate & massive effort and methods were used to reach out to all people to attend & participate in this forum. The methods this coordinator used were: publication in newspapers, invitations were sent to all candidates, and posting of fliers.
At this political candidate speaking forum, there was an estimated attendance of little over a hundred people. It appeared to be standing room only.
The candidates who spoke were running for the following offices: Hughes County sheriff, Oklahoma state house of representatives district 18, and Oklahoma state State district 7. There was 1 other politician who spoke who I do not believe is running – Susan Paddack. All candidates & the politicians who spoke were democrats. As already stated, no republican candidates / politicians were present at this forum.
For the political offices for Oklahoma state house of representatives district 18, there is no republican candidate running. The incumbent is Donnie Condit. Carolyn McNatt is challenging him for that seat.
However, for State Senate district 7, there is 1 republican running for that seat, namely Larry Boggs. Since Boggs is the only republican running, he will not be running opposed in the primaries which will be held on June 26, 2012. But, Roger Shirley & J Paul Lane (both democrats) will run in the June 26th primaries against each other & which ever 1 of them wins in that primary will compete against Larry Boggs. This state senate seat is currently held by democrat Richard C. Lerblance, but he is retiring. So 1 of the 3 candidates (Boggs, Shirley & Lane), if victorious, will be a first timer for this state senate district 7 seat.
According to the Oklahoma Sheriff association website, all candidates running for Hughes county sheriff are democrats.
This political candidate speaking event that was held on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 was located at Calvin Senior Citizen Center (Calvin Nutrition Center) in Calvin, Oklahoma.