Stories tagged: "George Floyd"


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.

SRO locks school gate
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.

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Tucson-Based NASCAR Driver Alex Bowman Says Confederate Flag Ban Was The Right Move

“There’s no reason to have anything that makes anybody uncomfortable to come to a NASCAR race.”

FILE - In this June 1, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump departs the White House to visit outside St. John's Church, in Washington. Part of the church was set on fire during protests on Sunday night. Walking behind Trump from left are, Attorney General William Barr, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  Milley says his presence “created a perception of the military involved in domestic politics.” He called it “a mistake” that he has learned from.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
America’s Top Military Official: ‘I Should Not Have Been’ at Trump’s Photo Op

Army Gen. Mark Milley said he was wrong to have accompanied the president on his June 1 walk through Lafayette Square to St. John’s Church, where Trump held a bible aloft in an awkward publicity stunt.