SQ805 Bad for Oklahoma By Angela Marsee

State Question 805 seeks to change the Oklahoma Constitution to prohibit the use of prior criminal convictions to increase the range of punishment for repeat offenders. This prohibition against sentence enhancements applies to ALL felonies, except the 52 “violent crimes” as defined on January 1, 2020. By enshrining SQ 805 in the Constitution, these prohibitions can only be changed with a subsequent vote of the people. The Oklahoma District Attorneys Association voted unanimously to oppose SQ 805. As President of the Association, I want to ensure citizens understand what SQ 805 actually does. SQ 805 is a terribly dangerous proposition…

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