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Attorney Solomon-Simmons Discusses Terence Crutcher Shooting and Impact of Police Shootings of Unarmed Black Men

Tulsa attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons appears with Nationally known Civil Rights attorney Benjamin L. Crump to discuss Tulsa’s response to Terence Crutcher killing and the impact of police shootings of Black men nationwide. The conversation was powerful, engaging, and transparent, and including Attorney Solomon-Simmons explaining how the shooting have personally impacted him as follows: “Right now we could be dressed in our …

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How To Avoid Jail and Being Killed During Police Encounters

Just last month while driving back to Oklahoma from Kansas City, Missouri with my wife. I was racially profiled, illegally detained, and humiliated with demeaning questions.  See, even as as a law abiding, tax paying lawyer, as a Black man nothing is more terrifying than having unwarranted police conduct.  In fact, I am still having nightmares and anxiety about the …

Criminal Law 101: Understanding Oklahoma’s Criminal Preliminary Hearing

If you are charged with a felony you have a right to a preliminary hearing. A preliminary hearing is a court hearing where witnesses testify and the judge decides whether there is enough evidence against you to order you to have a trial. If the court believes there is enough evidence to believe a crime was committed and enough evidence …