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Occupy OKC Could Reach Settlement in Lawsuit Against Del City
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK-- Occupy OKC demonstrators involved in the "Occupy Walmart" incident on Black Friday may reach a settlement in their pending lawsuit against the City of Del City.
"We think it is very significant," said Mark Faulk, a demonstrator arrested after the incident, "both in our cases and across the country."
Faulk filmed the group's encounter with Del City Police Officers, he says charges against the ten protesters could be dismissed as early as this week. All ten protesters were charged with disorderly conduct, Faulk says some were also charged with resisting arrest.
Faulk says he believes officers used excessive force against demonstrators.
"It is not okay for them, to act against their citizens in an overly aggressive manner," he said.
Del City Police and the City of Del City would not comment on the case, but the group's attorney Brittany Novotney says she hopes Del City will re-evaluate their practices after they reach a settlement.
"Hopefully we don't see one of these incidents pop up again," she said.
Faulk says as members of the Occupy OKC mark the one year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, the movement is far from over.
"A movement is not a location, a movement is not a tent, a movement is not people spending the night in a park," he explained, "a movement is a concept that eventually awakens something in everyone's heart."
Occupy OKC's one year anniversary is October 10.
Posted: Monday, September 17 2012, 09:24 PM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Oklahoma lawmakers applaud Altus AFB training unit
May 23, 2013 20:35 GMT
ALTUS, Okla. (AP) -- Southwestern Oklahoma lawmakers are applauding the selection of Altus Air Force Base as the first formal training unit for the Air Force's new KC-46 air refueling tanker.
Sen. Mike Schulz of Altus said Thursday that the training unit will be good for the region's economy. Schulz says the unit means new construction jobs and additional positions for maintenance and technical support.
Rep. Charles Ortega of Altus says the Altus base's selection is a positive reflection not only on the base, but on the community and the state.
The Air Force plans to buy 179 KC-46 aircraft in the first part of a three-step plan to replace existing refueling aircraft. The new aircraft will have more refueling capacity and will be more efficient.
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