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New Wording on a Budget Bill Could Allow DPS to Deny Requests for Body Cam Footage

“Eleventh-hour language” was recently added to a budget bill on the eve of the anniversary of George Floyd’s and Dion Johnson’s deaths. This would potentially give DPS (Department of Public Safety) more leverage on denying public record requests for bodycam …

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AZ Ballot Proposal Could Mean Big Changes in Criminal Sentencing

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A potential Arizona ballot measure would allow leniency for judges when sentencing a defendant.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]A ballot measure that could reverse a 1970’s era Arizona state law is creating quite the buzz. Why is it so important? It would give judges the …

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ACLU Suing Maricopa County Sheriff Over Coronavirus in Jails

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The ACLU is suing the Maricopa County Sheriff over the lack of safety precautions in jails against SARS-CoV-2.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]Since May 29th, confirmed cases of COVID have increased 5,000% in Maricopa County jails. This is clearly due to the lack of safety …

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Arizona’s Attorney General Comes Out in Support of Police Reform

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Following the murder of George Floyd by police officers, Arizona’s Attorney General Mark Brnovich has come out publicly as supporting legislation for police reform.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]Criminal justice reform is being advocated for around the country. Arizona’s highest ranking law official, Attorney General …

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Protests and Riots Sweep the Country After Death of George Floyd

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Protests after the murder of George Floyd by a police officer have erupted across the country, along with riots and violence.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]Over Memorial Day Weekend in Minneapolis, an officer kneeled on a man’s neck while being detained. This unnecessary and disturbing …

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New Mexico Governor Believes Legal Marijuana Revenue May Help Coronavirus Economic Recovery

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]New Mexico’s Governor expresses regret that marijuana legalization did not pass last year, citing $100 million lost in potential revenue that could have been used for aid in the Coronavirus Pandemic. [/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]Gov. Michelle Lynn Lujan Grisham of New Mexico recently …

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Bankruptcies Are at an All-Time High Because of Coronavirus

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Americans are filing for bankruptcy at an alarming rate because of layoffs caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]As 22 million Americans file for unemployment, the financial security of most households drops. The question now for many people out there is what …

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