Stories tagged: "George Floyd"


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Seven Months After George Floyd’s Killing — Has Policing Really Changed in Arizona?

Maricopa County-area law enforcement have shot at more people in the months since Floyd's death than during the same time frame in previous years.

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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.

Photo by Matt York, Associated Press.
Phoenix’s Only Black-Owned Bookstore Sees ‘Dramatic Increase in Book Sales’

A renewed focus on social justice in the wake of police killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd has seen sales soar at Black-owned bookstores.

Phillips held a press conference to defend his actions after video from the rally sparked calls for Phillips to resign from office.
Scottsdale Councilmember Who Said ‘I Can’t Breathe’ at Anti-Mask Rally To Be on November Ballot

Guy Phillips rejected calls to resign after he invoked George Floyd’s dying words while protesting against policies requiring the use of face coverings.

Guy Phillips standing in front of boarded-up businesses
Pretty Much Everyone Is Now Calling for This Councilman’s Resignation Over ‘Despicable’ George Floyd Comments

Scottsdale City Councilman Guy Phillips was also rebuked in March for sharing misinformation about COVID-19.

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While The Push to Defund Phoenix Police Grows Stronger, Activists Want Officers Out of Schools

In addition to community demands that cities defund the police, students are asking district leaders to remove officers from campuses.