Elderly Woman Sues Gila County After Mistreatment in Jail

63 year-old  woman with a history of mental illness sues Gila County for false imprisonment and mistreatment after being forced to drink toilet water. Tamara Barnicoat, 63, was arrested and jailed while having a psychotic episode back in October of 2019 for trespassing and other minor offenses. She was then held for 27 days without …

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Attorney Brad Rideout Featured on Mohave Valley Daily News’ Morning Show

Attorney Brad Rideout’s client has all charges dropped, prompting a shoutout on the Mohave Valley Daily News’ morning show the Daily Dose Rideout Law Group’s namesake, Attorney Brad Rideout, had a shoutout on the Mohave Daily News’ The Daily Dose morning show this week. Rideout’s client recently had all charges dropped due to the unconstitutional …

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Why Breaking Your Neighbor’s Political Sign Could Lead to Jail Time

In the state of Arizona, vandalizing or stealing a political sign could lead to a hefty fine or even 4 months in jail! As the 2020 Presidential election nears, political turmoil and emotions are at an all-time high. It is not uncommon for individuals to take out their politically-guided frustration on the political signs of …

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Maricopa County 2020 Election Could Bring Big Change to Mass Incarceration

This election season is bringing the Maricopa County Attorney position to the ballot. The incumbent Allister Adel is concerned with keeping the status quo. However, during her tenure she has implemented smaller necessary changes, such as the policy that would drop marijuana-possession charges if the person was to obtain a marijuana card. The Democratic challenger, …

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AZ Federal Judge Upholds Child Abuse ‘Black List’

A Maricopa County federal judge dismissed a legal challenge to Arizona’s Department of Child Safety’s new child abuse blacklist policy. Recently, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge dismissed the New Civil Liberties Alliance’s challenge to the Arizona Department of Child Safety’s child abuse registry. This database provides a digital collection of child abuse offenders and …

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Could Recreational Marijuana Revenue Help Arizona’s Pandemic Recovery?

Recreational marijuana tax revenue has proven to be “pandemic proof” in other states, is it time for Arizona to legalize it to spur economic recovery? With the COVID pandemic still in full swing across the country, tax revenue streams are dwindling in the state of Arizona. In order to fund the necessary programs to help …

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Too Many Youth Are Being Charged as Adults

With the annual number of minors being charged as adults at 76,000, it is clear that change is needed. Over the past 12 years, the number of youths being charged as adults has dropped 70%. While this change has been incredible, there is still room for improvement. Most of these children and teens are being …

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Arizona’s Potential Marijuana Legalization Stirs Up Mixed Feelings

Arizona Proposition 207 to legalize marijuana is now on the ballots, making AZ a new battleground for marijuana legalization. Arizona is taking the national spotlight in the fight for marijuana legalization for this upcoming 2020 election. Prop 207, if passed, would legalize recreational marijuana in the state of Arizona. According to one poll last month, …

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Arizona Police Departments Enlist Brady List Officers

ABC 15 goes investigates AZ police departments with Brady List officers and the damage they have done. Since the 1963 Supreme Court case Brady v. Maryland, police departments have been required to publicly disclose any misconduct performed by of their officers. These disclosed lists been been called “Brady Lists” and are usually created by each …

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