Tuesday, February 05, 2008

SPECIAL: In Memory: Opio Toure

Today remains Tuesday, 5 February 2008.

The Museum of the Bourgeois is deeply saddened to receive today the news that the Honorable Opio Toure, Esq., distinguished former member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, has died of a chronic lung condition at 53.

A tireless fighter against the death penalty/judicial murder, author of legislation against the execution of children and the developmentally disabled, Toure was an eloquent advocate for all poor and downtrodden.

We are all diminished by his passing.


Anonymous Della S. said...

Thank you for your tribute and for passing on this sad news. My pitiful local newspaper did not remark upon his passing.

He was a wonderful advocate, a brave man, and an example of the foolishness of arbitrary term limits.

I am grateful to Opio Toure and to people like you, HH, who keep us thinking...and hoping.

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