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by Edmond Geary

Felony convictions no longer require disclosure in application for state government jobs

Governor Mary Fallin has by executive order eliminated the necessity for applicants for state jobs to disclose whether they have a felony conviction. State agencies will no longer require this information on the application. Nineteen other states have preceded Oklahoma in this regard. This should open some jobs to a pool of Oklahomans who have…

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by Edmond Geary

Fed Prosecution of Tulsa Oklahoma Police Proceeds

The prosecution of present and former Tulsa police officers inches closer to jury trial.  U.S. District Judge Bruce Black, from New Mexico and sitting in the Northern District of Oklahoma in Tulsa, has ruled the indictment against Tulsa police officers Nick DeBruin, Bruce Bonham and Harold Wells may proceed to trial and overruled pretrial motions…

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by Edmond Geary

Oklahoma Investigation Bureau Criticized By Its Own, Investigator has his own ideas

A retired Oklahoma City Police Department detective who worked as a contract employee of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has plenty of bad stuff to say about the Bureau.  Kyle Eastridge worked for the Bureau for  months on a federal contract.  He retired from Oklahoma City Police in 2009 after about 25 years on…

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by Edmond Geary

Oklahoma Laws on Open Carry of Guns

Not to be outdone by Arizona, Oregon, Missouri and other states, the Oklahoma legislature has been considering enactment of a law to permit the “open carry” of firearms.  Various states have various laws permitting such display of guns.  Some states permit such practice only with a permit.  Other states permit the practice but it is…

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by Edmond Geary

Recent Mexican laws Contrast with Oklahoma on Drug Possession

To the horror of the “zero-tolerance-for-drug” people, the Republic of Mexico has decided to be lenient with those caught with small amounts of drugs.  The new laws allow up to about four joints of marijuana for personal use and about one-half gram of cocaine, which translates into about four “lines” of cocaine or half the…

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by Edmond Geary

Off-duty Oklahoma City Cops Criminally Charged with Shooting

Two off-duty Oklahoma City Police department sergeants have been charged with “Drive-by Shooting.”  Sgt. Diron Carter and Sgt. Michael McKethan  were arrested, posted $25,000 bond each and were released.  Carter is a eight-year veteran and McKethan is a seven-year veteran of the police force. The law against “drive-by” shootings was the result of gang shootings…

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