Quote of the Day | August 14, 2018

“When I started at the Department of Justice in 2003, one of the first statistics I learned was that Native Americans are victims of violent crime at a rate more than double of any other racial or ethnic group in the United States. I am sad to report that we can still use that same statistic today.”

-U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma Trent Shores, who is chairing a Department of Justice meeting to talk about new ways to reduce crime in Indian Country [Public Radio Tulsa]


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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