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May 13, 2013

OK-SAFE Citizen Involvement Training Class – 5/18/13 in Guthrie, OK

OK-SAFE, Inc. –  Mark your calendar for another OK-SAFE Citizen Involvement in the Legislative Process Training class.

Upcoming events

Next Class – Guthrie, OK

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2013
Time: 9 am to 1 pm
Location: Zion Lutheran Church, 424, E. Warner, Guthrie, OK
Hosts: Arthur and Sheila Briesch
Hosts have asked that attendees email them at heartlandmech@aol.com to reserve a seat at this presentation.

OK-SAFE’s training classes are in-depth, un-sissified working sessions.

Classes are broken up into three parts, starting with the basics for beginners, moving on to how and when to lobby, then to the more advanced subjects of how to read a bill with understanding, understanding political doublespeak, on to who and what is influencing legislation in Oklahoma.

Attendees will come out of this class better informed, more confident in their ability to communicate with elected officials, better able to track and follow legislation, and more informed about the potential impact proposed legislation could have on this state.

These training classes are free and open to the public.  Handouts will be provided; please bring your own notebook computers. A small donation may be asked to offset expenses.

If your group or organization would like to schedule addition training classes please contact OK-SAFE at oksafe@windstream.net.

Hope to see you there.

February 20, 2013

Excessive Force: Guthrie Cops used to force Smart Meter Installation – UPDATE

Filed under: Education — Tags: , , , — oksafeinc @ 8:18 pm

2/20/13 UPDATE: Red Dirt Report has just posted an update on this incident and fills in some blanks, including comments by OG&E spokesperson Karen Kurtz, who confirmed the incident, while claiming bringing the 3 officers was not a “show of force”.  So, showing up with men with guns and handcuffing homeowners in their front yard is not a show of force? Huh?

“Guthrie man still “smarting” after police detainment after refusing new “smart meter”.

Original post:

OK-SAFE, Inc. – 2/20/13 – In a developing story it looks like 3 local police officers were used as a show of force when they accompanied an OG&E technician in the installation of a smart meter on the home of a Guthrie man, against the man’s wishes.

Armed Officer

The Guthrie man, who is keeping his name quiet at the moment, has been fighting the installation of the spy-meter for a while now, and was surprised by today’s show of force by OG&E.

The man, who is still shaken up over the incident, wrote in an email to AxXiom for Liberty:

“They wouldn’t let me even put my hands in my pockets once they unhandcuffed me and frisked me, and OG&E didn’t leave any paperwork. They wouldn’t let me inside to get my phone or my camera.”

According to local Guthrie officials, OG&E is responsible for the smart meter installation in Guthrie; it is not known at this time if OG&E contracted out the installation to a third party.

We will post more details as they become available.

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