New legislation would protect drivers who hit protestors

The Associated Press - February 20, 2021 11:44 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — When massive demonstrations against racial injustice erupted across the nation last summer, protesters sometimes swarmed onto roads or highways to raise awareness for their cause. The public may recall searing images of drivers plowing through crowds, causing serious injuries and, in some cases, deaths.

Now, Republican politicians across the country are moving to stop the maneuver, proposing increased penalties for demonstrators who run onto highways and legal immunity for drivers who hit them. Dozens of such bills aimed at cracking down on protests and demonstrations have been introduced in Legislatures across the country.

 

Latest Stories

Oklahoma COVID-19 Report for 4 March 2021

SITUATION UPDATE: COVID-19 As of this advisory, there are 426,641 cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. Kay...

Senate approves electronic monitoring expansion for nonviolent offenders

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A bill that will help more nonviolent offenders qualify for the...

State Senate bill takes on drug prices

by: Brent Skarky OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – An Oklahoma State Senator is taking aim at high prescription...