Stories tagged: "defund the police"


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.

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.

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Kamala Harris vs. Mike Pence: Where They Stand on Police Reform

Sen. Harris' platform called for increasing police funding to use toward body cameras, officer wellness, and more.

Gov. Ducey standing next to President Trump
Arizona Trump Voters Didn’t Buy the President’s False Attack Ad on Biden

A focus group of Arizona voters say they don't agree with Trump's latest attack ad against Biden, which one described as "extremist."

Kentucky State Police detain a man on West Liberty Street on Sunday, May 31, 2020, in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. (Max Gersh/The Courier Journal)
This Is What It Means to Defund the Police

Supporters of the movement point out that many of the reforms enacted in recent years have not ended police brutality.