Politics

Civil Rights Investigation into Phoenix Police Launched

The Justice Department launches a civil rights investigation into the Phoenix police department The Justice Department announced a civil rights investigation on Aug. 5 into the Phoenix police department to investigate its use of force and policies on dealing with homeless residents.  This is the third federal probe into local law enforcement under the Biden …

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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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