Oklahoma State Senate
Communications Division
State Capitol
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105

For Immediate Release: April 4, 2011

Sen. John Sparks
Sen. John Sparks

Statement from Sen. John Sparks on HB 2128, the gagging of the people of Oklahoma in the jury box

“The approval of this legislation sends a clear message to the people of our state: Oklahoma Republicans do not trust you to be fair and make good decisions in the jury box.”

“The Republicans’ bill even goes so far as to protect child molesters and drunk drivers.”

“I still believe Oklahomans are capable of understanding issues and acting fairly as members of a jury. It is fundamentally unjust for the Republican-controlled Legislature to conclude they are better equipped to determine justice than the people of Oklahoma.”

For more information contact:

Sen. Sparks: (405) 521-5553

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