Politics

Anger at police violence spawns protests, curfew and arrests

Two black men who died on May 25 after encounters with law enforcement in separate incidents in Arizona and Minnesota motivated hundreds to demonstrate against police violence over the weekend in Phoenix. 

Police in rural communities say they won’t enforce Ducey’s curfew

The curfew that Gov. Doug Ducey imposed in response to looting in Scottsdale on Saturday night won’t be quite as statewide as he intended, with at least two rural police departments announcing that they won’t enforce it.

Ducey orders statewide curfew to end protests after Scottsdale looting

After a night of looting in Scottsdale and protests in downtown Phoenix and Tucson, Gov. Doug Ducey imposed a statewide curfew that will be in effect for the next week.

Senate Dems statement quotes convicted cop killer, wanted terrorist

A press statement issued by Senate Democrats about a Minneapolis police officer’s killing of an unarmed black man quoted Assata Shakur, a convicted cop-killer and fugitive who is still wanted by the FBI for murder and domestic terrorism.

Asset forfeiture reform bill falls victim to COVID-shortened session

In a normal legislative session, lawmakers, prosecutors and interest groups would have had some time to hash out their differences on civil asset forfeiture, possibly paving the way for the passage of a reform that advocates have sought for years.

The interview with the president that I could only ever imagine

It’s the sort of interview I could only ever imagine.  I imagine I would have to put on a suit, which I hardly wear anymore. And I imagine I’d arrive at the White House gates donning an N95 mask emblazoned with the words, “Si se puede.” 

Welcome to battleground: New poll shows why Dems are bullish in AZ in 2020

New polling that shows Democrats leading the presidential and U.S. Senate races in Arizona demonstrates why Arizona will be one of the political epicenters in 2020.

Arizona deserves better than McSally’s pandemic performance

U.S. Sen. Martha McSally serves in an Arizona Senate seat that is hallowed ground, a seat made iconic by two giants of the Senate – Barry Goldwater and John McCain – in the course of 60-plus years of service. 

Senate ends annual legislative session without taking up bills

For the second time this month, the Senate has adjourned the 2020 legislative session. This time, it may stick.

The COVID-19 pandemic response is a covert war against black people

We are living in a time of war in our approach to fighting COVID-19 and the coronavirus that causes it. President Donald Trump refers to himself as a "wartime president." The media uses "war"...
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