Quote of the Day | June 14, 2018

“You (Mayor Bynum) made it your charge as mayor of this city that you would seek justice for my family and community, that what happened to my son would never happen again on your watch. We believe that tragedies like this will continue to happen if you don’t make some major changes.”

-Rev. Joey Crutcher, the father of Terence Crutcher who was fatally shot by a Tulsa police officer in 2016, speaking to the Tulsa City Council. A coalition of community leaders and activists have outlined requested reforms to the city’s police training and practices [Tulsa World].


Gene Perry joined OK Policy in January 2011. 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. Gene also serves on the board of the Oklahoma Sustainability Network, is a trustee of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors, and has chaired the communications advisory committee for the State Priorities Partnership, a nationwide network of state fiscal policy think tanks. He lives in Tulsa with his wife Kara Joy McKee, who is a Tulsa City Councilor.

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