Tag Archives: Tulsa

Tulsa Health Official Blames New Surge On Trump Rally

The Hill reports: A Tulsa, Okla., health official said Wednesday that President Trump’s rally and the accompanying protests “likely contributed” to the surge in COVID-19 cases in the county. Tulsa City-County Health Department Director Bruce Dart during a Wednesday press conference attributed the increase in new cases over the past two days to the rally and the associated protests. On …

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Social Distancing Stickers Were Removed At Tulsa Rally

The Washington Post reports: In the hours before his rally in Tulsa, President Trump’s campaign directed the removal of thousands of “Do Not Sit Here, Please!” stickers from seats in the arena that were intended to establish social distance between rallygoers, according to video and photos obtained by The Washington Post and a person familiar with the event. The removal …

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NYT: Trump “Yelled” At Aides About Rally Attendance

The New York Times reports: President Trump and several staff members stood backstage and gazed at the empty Bank of Oklahoma Center in horror. The president, who had been warned aboard Air Force One that the crowds at the arena were smaller than expected, was stunned, and he yelled at aides backstage while looking at the endless rows of empty …

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Alleged House Candidate Explains COVID And 666

“Barr covered up the Epstein murder. Epstein had all the inside info about Orgy Island. They’re all rapists, man. I get political prophecies. God showed me. He was choked out by the muscle man, bigger than the Incredible Hulk. His first cellmate. Don’t trust AG Barr. Trump, get a real AG and go after the people who dropped the bioweapon …

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Woman In “I Can’t Breathe” Shirt Arrested At Rally

The Independent reports: Police have arrested a woman wearing a shirt that reads “I Can’t Breathe” outside of Donald Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma after the president warned “lowlifes” against showing up and demonstrating at his controversial event. “Somebody has to do this,” the woman said as she sat on the floor of an empty area outside of the president’s …

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TULSA: Trump Rally Attendees Shrug Off Risk Of COVID

NBC News reports: In conversations with dozens of Trump supporters lined up outside a convention center in downtown Tulsa to attend the president’s campaign rally on Saturday, many said they were not worried about contracting the illness and did not plan to follow strict precautions during the event. Many supporters also cast doubt on the severity of the outbreak and …

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Black Gun Owners To Stage Open Carry Rally In OK

USA Today reports: They will be arriving in peace, and hoping to carry a message. Omar Chatman, 41, is one of the organizers for 1000 Brothers and Sisters in Arms, a pro-Second Amendment walk planned for Saturday led primarily by Black gun owners in Oklahoma. The demonstration, which will begin at 2 p.m. at Ralph Ellison Memorial Library, is intended …

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Republican Tulsa Mayor Reverses, No Curfew For Rally

Tulsa’s CBS News affiliate reports: In a stunning about face, Tulsa leaders say they have reversed their decision regarding a curfew for the downtown area ahead of President Donald Trump’s rally. On Thursday, officials with the City of Tulsa announced that Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum signed an executive order that placed a curfew on the downtown Tulsa area. The curfew …

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Oklahoma Reports Record Spike Ahead Of Trump Rally

ABC News reports: Oklahoma has reported more than 800 new coronavirus cases in the past two days, marking a significant spike ahead of a massive rally for President Trump in the state planned for Saturday. The state reported 352 new cases on Friday, one day after a record 450 new cases on Thursday. The previous record was 259 new cases, …

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Trump Threatens Violence Against Protesters In Tulsa

The Guardian reports: Donald Trump is threatening “protesters, anarchists, agitators, looters or lowlifes” who attend his rally in Tulsa on Saturday, warning that they will be treated more harshly than they have been in liberal-run cities like New York, Seattle and Minneapolis. Protest is protected by the First Amendment of the United States constitution. Found in the same clause is …

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Tulsa Mayor Imposes Curfew Ahead Of Trump Rally

The Washington Post reports: The city of Tulsa announced a last-minute curfew that began Thursday night and will continue Friday and Saturday, restricting people from a large area surrounding the arena where President Trump will hold his first campaign rally in months. An executive order signed by Mayor G.T. Bynum (R) says the curfew, which begins at 10 p.m. and …

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Trump Campaign Seeking Outdoor Venue For Tulsa

The New York Daily News reports: “We’ve had such an overwhelming response that we’re also looking at another venue. We’re also looking at outside activities, and I know the campaign team will keep the public informed as that goes forward,” Mike Pence said on Fox News. Pence didn’t directly cite reducing the risk of COVID-19 as the reason for a …

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Tulsa Newspaper Condemns Coming Trump Rally

From the editorial board of the Tulsa World: Tulsa is still dealing with the challenges created by a pandemic. The city and state have authorized reopening, but that doesn’t make a mass indoor gathering of people pressed closely together and cheering a good idea. There is no treatment for COVID-19 and no vaccine. It will be our health care system …

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Trump Camp Claims 800,000 Ticket Requests For Tulsa

Forbes reports: The Trump campaign has put out conflicting figures on how many tickets have been registered for their June 20 rally in Tulsa, with campaign manager Brad Parscale now claiming 800,000 people registered for tickets despite the venue seating just over 19,000. The rally has been mired in controversy ever since it was announced due to both its racial …

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TULSA: Record Spike In Cases Ahead Of Trump Rally

Tulsa’s ABC News affiliate reports: Tulsa County saw the largest increase in COVID-19 cases on Friday, June 12. Health officials said they’re investigating the reason for the spike. Leanne Stephens with the Tulsa County Health Department said investigators found that an outbreak occurred after people had a get-together inside. “We do have concerns when you have large gatherings of people, …

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Trump Reschedules Tulsa Rally Over Juneteenth Furor

The Washington Post reports: President Trump announced Friday that he is rescheduling his first campaign rally in months following criticism that it was set for set for Juneteenth, the observance of the end of slavery in the United States, in a city that experienced one of the country’s worst episodes of racial violence in U.S. history. In a late-night tweet, …

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Sen. Kamala Harris: Trump’s Rally In Tulsa Isn’t A Wink To White Supremacists, It’s His Welcome Home Party

The Hill reports: In a tweet, Sen. Kamala Harris linked to a Los Angeles Times story that noted that Trump’s rally, set to be held on Juneteenth, would be hosted in a city that was the cite of a racist riot and massacre in 1921. “This isn’t just a wink to white supremacists—he’s throwing them a welcome home party,” the …

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Tulsa Police Major: Statistically, Police Aren’t Shooting Black People As Often As We “Probably Ought To Be”

Tulsa Public Radio reports: Discussing nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis, a white Tulsa Police Department major said Monday systemic racism in policing “just doesn’t exist.” Speaking to talk radio host Pat Campbell on his podcast, TPD Maj. Travis Yates also suggested that, according to his interpretation of crime data, police should actually be …

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OKLAHOMA: Tulsa LBGT Center Riddled With Bullets, Man Later Accosts Staff With Homophobic Slurs

Tulsa’s CBS affiliate reports: Monday, the Equality Center in downtown Tulsa was the victim of two separate cases of vandalism. Executive Toby Jenkins said someone in a truck drove by and fired shots at the front doors in the morning, then, Monday afternoon, someone lashed out at the people inside the center. Jenkins said this is the first time they’ve …

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OKLAHOMA: Manslaughter Charges Filed Against Tulsa Cop In Shooting Death Of Unarmed Black Man

Tulsa’s Fox affiliate reports: The Tulsa County District Attorney has filed first degree manslaughter charges against Officer Betty Shelby with the Tulsa Police Department. Shelby shot and killed Terence Crutcher on Sept. 16 in north Tulsa. Video released showed Crutcher with his hands up. Tulsa County DA Steve Kunzweiller said a warrant was issued for Shelby’s arrest and arrangements are …

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