The Oklahoman reports:
Gov. Kevin Stitt has signed a controversial bill that would grant immunity to drivers who unintentionally injure or kill protesters while driving away from a riot. Stitt on Wednesday signed House Bill 1674 from Rep. Kevin West, R-Moore, and Sen. Rob Standridge, R-Norman.
Critics of the HB 1674 say the legislature is cracking down on protests following widespread Black Lives Matter and racial justice protests over the summer.
They have also expressed concerns that the legislation would disproportionately harm people of color, who sometimes feel as though protesting is the only way they can advocate for justice in response to police misconduct.
Read the full article. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a similar bill into law and another one is pending in Iowa.
NEW LAW | Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill that protects drivers who hit rioters with their car in an attempt to defend themselves or leave the scene of a demonstration.https://t.co/t0LfSuiMqZ
— Shannon Rousseau (@shannonrousseau) April 22, 2021