Stories tagged: "police"


Black Organizing Project Youth Leader Imani Snodgrass advocating for equal rights during their car caravan in early June. Community members visited the homes of Oakland school board members to urge them to support removing police from schools. (Photo courtesy of Ryan Sin Photography/Black Organizing Project)
This Group Has Been Fighting to Remove Cops From Schools for Over a Decade

The Phoenix Union High School District is considering joining with districts nationwide in ending its contract to have police officers on campus.

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Phoenix Police Union Boss to Chief Williams: Chokeholds Aren’t ‘Viewed Negatively’

The Phoenix police union is pushing back on the department chief’s decision to ban the use of chokeholds by its officers.

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Scottsdale Police Say Hundreds of Tips Led to Charges Against YouTuber Jake Paul

Police have placed criminal charges against YouTuber Jake Paul for joining crowds who gathered in Scottsdale as part of a popular uprising to demand police be held accountable for violence against Black Americans.

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.

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Domestic Dispute Ends in Shootout: Officer and Suspect Both Killed

The injured officers were taken to a nearby hospital and are reported to be in stable condition.

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Investigators Find Valley Resident in Possession of Terrorist Plans and Nazi Uniform

The Queen Creek resident who had a Hitler-era Nazi uniform is being investigated for plotting to commit hate crimes against local journalists.

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Phoenix Just Voted to Give More Power to Civilians Overseeing Police

Activists who have long worked to increase civilian oversight of police in Phoenix powered their way to a big win Tuesday night.