The Law Enforcement lobby gathered in Midwest City to fight efforts to reform asset forfeiture, sentencing, classifications, & other matters. US Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, was a keynote speaker.
“Ladies and gentlemen, this is an issue, this is a fight, that is not going away,” Rep. Scott Biggs, a Chickasha Republican and leading opponent of sentencing reform, told sheriffs Thursday. “So, what do we do from here? We ask you to get involved.”
He urged sheriffs to become politically active, calling them the most popular elected officials in their respective counties. Only they can explain firsthand the negative ramifications of sentencing reform, he told them.
“That's what it's going to take to defeat these bills,” Biggs said.
Biggs and Rep. Tim Downing, R-Purcell, portrayed sentencing reform proponents as a powerful coalition of shadowy groups that have spent large sums of money to dupe well-meaning Oklahomans into harming law enforcement efforts and aiding criminals.
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