Stories tagged: "police"


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Arizona Hate Crimes Spiked in 2019; Experts Fear 2020 Could Be Worse

Hate crimes in Arizona bounced back in 2019 after a sharp drop the year before, and advocates say they fear the numbers are only going to continue to rise when the tumult of 2020 is reported.

Photo courtesy: Hathaway for Sheriff Campaign
Watch Out, Santa Cruz County—There’s a New Sheriff in Town

David Hathaway is ready to step into the chief law enforcement officer role in Santa Cruz County as constituents prepare to bid adieu to their sheriff of almost three decades.

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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.

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Hate Crimes Are up in Arizona, but the Story Isn’t That Simple

Hate crimes in Arizona increased by 26% in 2019, but experts say the numbers do not provide an accurate representation of incidents as participation is not required by law.

Photo by Sydney Sims
Shelters Report Hostility From Police Over Support for Black Lives Matter and Immigrants’ Rights

Some law enforcement agencies have ended partnerships with shelters over social issues, which could put victims of domestic violence at risk.

Photo by Megan Janetsky, Cronkite News
Mesa Woman Nixed From RNC Schedule After Tweeting Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theory

Mary Ann Mendoza was scheduled to speak about her support for President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration policies.

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.