Stories tagged: "law enforcement"


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Rep. Paul Gosar Introduces Amendment to Defund Capitol Police

The six-term congressman has consistently downplayed the violent and deadly insurrection by supporters of former President Donald Trump.

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Legal Weed Will Roll Out in Days and Police are Preparing for the Change

Recreational weed will be legal in just a few days, leaving police racing to understand what will be written into law and how it will impact local policies.

An employee at a medical marijuana dispensary, trims leaves off marijuana plants in the company's grow house. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
Legal Weed is Coming. Some Arizona Counties Are Still Hazy on How They’ll Get It Rolled Out.

A law allowing for the recreational use of marijuana will soon be in effect, but how quickly it will impact people’s lives could depend on where they live.

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.

A federal officer stands in front of the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse during a Black Lives Matter protest Friday, July 24, 2020, in Portland, Ore. On the streets of Portland, a strange armed conflict unfolds night after night. It is raw, frightening and painful on both sides of an iron fence separating the protesters on the outside and federal agents guarding a courthouse inside. This weekend, journalists for The Associated Press spent the weekend both outside, with the protesters, and inside the courthouse, with the federal agents, documenting the fight that has become an unlikely centerpiece of the protest movement gripping America. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Phoenix and Tucson Mayors Ask Trump Not to Send Federal Agents to Arizona

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and Tucson Mayor Regina Romero joined over a dozen mayors across the country asking the Trump administration not to send federal agents to American cities.

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Report: White Criminals in Maricopa County More Likely to Be Offered Leniency

An analysis of over 50,000 criminal cases found that Black and Latino defendants are given longer sentences and higher fines than their white counterparts.

Arizona National Guardsmen disembark from military vehicles near the Arizona Capitol on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Phoenix, where there have been several days of protests over the death of George Floyd, who died May 25 after being restrained by Minneapolis police.
Hundreds More National Guard Troops Descend on Arizona After Trump’s Call for Violence Against Protesters

Lawmakers say Trump's call for "an overwhelming law enforcement presence" will only lead to more violence against protesters.