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Sex registry law needs overhaul


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David Slane
In 2007, the Oklahoma State Legislature approved a new law that required all sex offenders be classified under a three-tier system that placed offenders in a specific category depending on the nature of the sex crime.
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

LETTERS

Cruel and unusual?


Letters to the Editor

David Slane
Recently, an Oklahoma County district judge ruled the secrecy element of the state’s lethal injection death penalty process was unconstitutional. According to the law, the exact components of the three-drug cocktail used to execute death row inmates are supposed to be confidential. The secrecy has extended to the drug supplier as well as the name of the executioner.
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wage hike would benefit everyone


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David Slane
The motivation behind a citizen-led drive to raise the minimum wage in Oklahoma City is simple: Neither the federal government nor the Oklahoma Legislature has deemed the issue important enough to help hardworking people make a decent, livable wage.
 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Questioning power and authority


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David Slane
Like most people, I’d be scared to death if I lived in a community that didn’t have police officers.
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
 
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