Quote of the Day | June 18, 2019

“Not only does this take a burden off our Municipal Court and police by clearing out failure-to-appear warrants on charges like a speeding ticket, but it is also another step … in not further criminalizing poverty.”

-Oklahoma City Councilor JoBeth Hamon, on a proposed amnesty window ordinance that would give thousands of offenders who missed court dates a chance to pay a reduced fine or have fines excused if they cannot pay [The Oklahoman]


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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