Prosecutor: Facebook post targeting mayor protected speech
May 15, 2020
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A social media post that called Norman Mayor Breea Clark a vulgar name and lamented that "politicians don't get hung in public anymore" was not a direct threat to the mayor and is protected free speech, Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn said Friday.
Norman police launched an investigation Thursday after Clark reported the post on a "Re-Open Norman" Facebook page. It read: "Mayor (expletive), needs to be pulled out of office and tried on the court house lawn...the problem with politicians, they don't get hung in public anymore ...#bringbackpublichangings...