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Two Oklahoma Voters Discuss How Protests, Police Budget Cuts Have Impacted Them

Protesters on NE 36th and Kelley in Oklahoma City, Okla. in June 2020.
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Protesters on NE 36th and Kelley in Oklahoma City, Okla. in June 2020.

Outrage and unrest following the killings of unarmed Black men and women at the hands of law enforcement has pushed the conversation about police brutality to the forefront as the 2020 election looms. The killing of George Floyd, the 2017 acquittal of a Tulsa officer in the shooting of Terence Crutcher and the police budget reduction in Norman this year are all shaping the way Oklahomans vote. Kateleigh Mills talked with two voters about these issues for Oklahoma Engaged.

Kateleigh Mills produced this story for Oklahoma Engaged, an election project by NPR member stations in Oklahoma supported by the Inasmuch Foundation, the Kirkpatrick Foundation and Oklahoma Humanities.

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