County Commissioners reject resolution to restrict free-speech

The Associated Press - August 15, 2020 11:53 am

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma County Commissioners have rejected a resolution proposed to restrict free-speech and protest activities on certain county property. The commission unanimously voted down the proposal at a boisterous Friday meeting at which several citizens directed sharp criticism toward commissioners.

The proposal to restrict free-speech activities comes after several protests have been held outside county buildings, including the Oklahoma County Jail.

The panel on Friday also voted to allocate $8 million in federal coronavirus relief funds to the county’s jail, sheriff’s office, and Juvenile Bureau.


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