Donald Trump relaunched his reelection campaign Saturday in Tulsa, hosting a rally that inflamed national debates on race, the coronavirus and the general tenor of the country less than five months before the next presidential election.
Less than a day after enacting a curfew covering a portion of downtown that includes the BOK Center, the site of President Donald Trump’s planned rally this weekend, Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum surprisingly rescinded the curfew on Friday afternoon.
As Tulsa prepares to host thousands of people downtown, and health officials warn about infections and possible deaths as a result of the rally, the group that manages the BOK Center said during a public meeting Thursday they were “looking for” Tulsa’s mayor to tell them to turn down the event.
While ending the contract would mean Tulsa County would no longer supply jail beds to house and transportation services to ICE detainees, it does not end the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office’s participation in the 287(g) program.
The Oklahoma City council will soon consider whether to study significant changes to some of the fundamental elements of policing and how the city responds to some of its greatest challenges, including mental health, homelessness and domestic violence.