Dana Searles
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Dana Searles is a senior at the University of Oklahoma, majoring in journalism and political science. She has worked for OU Nightly as a multimedia journalist and served as a Gaylord College of Journalism ambassador. Searles has interned for Publicis Health, where she contributed to website development projects.

How tragedies in traffic stops lead to reforms across the country

MINNEAPOLIS – Cities are actively working to implement traffic stop reforms to reduce the racial disparity and avoid another tragedy like Daunte Wright and Philando Castile. Reforms include banning low level traffic stops, automated enforcement, and implementing unarmed civilians.

Katie Wright sits at the Daunte Wright memorial in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, on Friday, July 8, 2022. The garden marks the spot where her son took his last breath after being shot in April 2021 by a Brooklyn Center police officer who said she mistook her pistol for her Taser. (Photo by Diannie Chavez/News21)

Minneapolis rallies around George Floyd’s family and his memorial

MINNEAPOLIS – The aunt of George Floyd, along with others, is bringing the Minneapolis community together to spread the message of change through George Floyd Square. After Floyd’s 2020 murder at the hands of police, Angela Harrelson has found a new meaning to her life.