Former Oklahoma governor criticizes anti-protest bill

The Associated Press - May 1, 2021 12:15 pm

Protesters surround a truck shortly before it drove through the group injuring several on Interstate 244 in Tulsa, Okla., Sunday, May 31, 2020. The group was protesting the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police on May 25 and commemorating the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Former Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry is throwing his support behind an effort to reject a recently signed bill that seeks to crack down on protesters. The former two-term Democrat described the bill as “ill-conceived” and “dangerous.”

The bill signed by Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt would grant motorists civil and criminal immunity if they kill or injure someone “while fleeing from a riot.” The motorist would have immunity even if the person they killed wasn’t involved in the protest.

A group announced earlier this week that it was launching a signature gathering effort to nullify the new law.


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