Oklahoma

Brett Wilkins, staff writer
Two officers and their supervisor at Oklahoma County Jail in Oklahoma City are facing charges of cruelty and conspiracy for allegedly torturing inmates with the popular children's song "Baby Shark." (Photo: Getty Images)
Echoing a notorious Bush-era "enhanced interrogation technique," guards allegedly subjected prisoners to hours of the popular children's song.
Brett Wilkins, staff writer
This working oil derrick is a unique feature of the Oklahoma State Capitol. (Photo: duggar11/Flickr cc)
"We must fight back against this underhanded ruling," said one Indigenous...
Julia Conley, staff writer
"The big news at the Supreme Court today will be Trump's taxes," said Cherokee...

Further

In the wake of Oklahoma's mangled killing of Clayton Lockett, John Oliver took on the death penalty on his show Last Week Tonight . Among the hard questions he asks: Should this be allowed in a civilized society, and why is a comedy show talking about this? "It costs up to 10 times more to give someone the death penalty than life in prison. So what we know now is the death penalty is expensive, potentially kills innocent people, and doesn't deter crime. And here is where it gets hard..."