Social Justice


police officer wearing a body cam writes a citation
The DPS Trooper Who Killed Dion Johnson Wasn’t Wearing a Body Camera. Now the State Has Received 150 of Them.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said his original plan to equip troopers with body cams fell through due to the pandemic.

woman writes "defund the police" in chalk on asphalt
What Fueled the Fire to Defund Police in Arizona

Jamaar Williams of BLM Metro Phoenix said defunding and disbanding police departments is neither radical nor unrealistic.

Justice Ginsburg's passing this month has women activists thinking about how to best continue her legacy (Graphic by Desirée Tapia for COURIER)
Not Giving Up: Three Women Activists on Remaining Undeterred in the Fight for Equality After RBG

Women activists working on behalf of immigration reform, period equity, and more share how they're fighting to keep Ginsburg’s legacy alive.

a police officer stands in downtown Phoenix as a group of protesters walks past
How Police Funding in Arizona Could Be Redistributed

Affordable housing, unemployment, mental health, and education are some of the areas that could benefit from additional funding.

two Phoenix police motorcycles
Where the Defund the Police Movement Stands in Arizona

Phoenix officials approved a city budget in June that left police funds intact but allocated $3 million for a civilian review system.

man holding sign at Phoenix protest that says "stop murdering my friends"
Maricopa County Attorney Declines to Charge Dion Johnson’s Killer

Johnson was killed by a state trooper who found him sleeping in his vehicle, which was parked at the top of an on-ramp on Loop 101.

An ICE detention-center nurse this week alleged misconduct over women being given hysterectomies against their will. Her complaint extends the list of alleged abuses that have occurred inside of immigrant detention centers around the country. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
Hysterectomies and Denied Dialysis: An Immigration Lawyer Explains How Atrocities Can Happen in Immigrant Detention Centers

COURIER spoke with an immigration lawyer familiar with the neglect that allegedly took place at LaSalle Corrections’ private immigrant detention centers. She claims hysterectomies are only the part of the story.