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Arizona Hate Crimes Spiked in 2019; Experts Fear 2020 Could Be Worse

Hate crimes in Arizona bounced back in 2019 after a sharp drop the year before, and advocates say they fear the numbers are only going to continue to rise when the tumult of 2020 is reported.

Trump supporters gathered in the nation's capital to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. The demonstration turned violent and deadly. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
What Is the 25th Amendment and Why Are Folks Calling for It to Be Invoked After the Capitol Chaos?

“I don’t know where his Cabinet has been all this time, but it’s long overdue for the 25th Amendment because this man is no longer capable of serving the United States of America."

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AZ Gun Sales Hit Record in 2020, Driven by Pandemic, Protests, and Politics

The Arizona spike is part of a nationwide increase Background checks for gun purchases in Arizona hit their highest level ever in 2020, driven by an unprecedented convergence of a pandemic, a summer of national unrest, and a presidential election, experts said. With a month left to go in the year, 610,911 background checks had...

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Arizona Has Some of the Least Restrictive Gun Laws in the Country. But There Are Still Some Rules.

Arizona ranked seventh for the number of registered guns per state and some counties have even declared themselves Second Amendment Sanctuaries. Arizona has some of the least restrictive gun laws in the U.S., one of three countries that consider gun ownership a constitutional right. Consider this data: Americans own more than 390 million guns –...

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Hate Crimes Are up in Arizona, but the Story Isn’t That Simple

Hate crimes in Arizona increased by 26% in 2019, but experts say the numbers do not provide an accurate representation of incidents as participation is not required by law.

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‘A Carousel of Victims’: Here’s What You Need to Understand About the FBI’s Latest Hate Crimes Report

The number of anti-Hispanic hate crimes rose to 527 from 485 in 2018, while there were 953 reports of anti-Jewish crimes, a 14% surge over the previous year.

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Equal Pay, Health Care, and Access: What a Biden Presidency Means for Women

The champion for equal rights is getitng ready to launch his bold, comprehensive plan to further women's economic and physical security.