A broadcaster’s use of racist language before an Oklahoma high school girl’s basketball game sends shockwaves through a prep sports landscape that weeks earlier witnessed another incident of Black athletes targeted with slurs.
Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater asked Adam Luck to recuse from hearing Jones’ case because Luck had retweeted a Kardashian tweet from 2019 while explaining the significance of Jones’ application.
State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister talks with The Frontier’s Ben Felder about how schools continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and also what the state Department of Education’s focus will be as schools hopefully begin to return to normal later this year.
“If this man is wrongfully executed, by continuing to conceal this information, I feel as if I would have had a hand in putting this man to death and I can’t live with that on my conscience,” Roderick Wesley wrote in a letter to Julius Jones’ attorneys.
Jones, whose case has caught the attention of celebrities, athletes and musicians across the country, will be the first death row inmate to appear before the board as he seeks to have his death penalty sentence commuted.