Mercedes Fortune

Prosecutors drop cases against 4 AZ migrants who could face deportation proceedings

BY: - June 22, 2020

The four Arizona residents who were arrested by the Phoenix Police Department after a May demonstration and later taken into custody by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement won’t face any civil or criminal state charges, according to the Phoenix and Maricopa County prosecutors.  Roberto Cortes, 22; Máxima Guerrero, 30; Johan Montes Cuevas, 22; and Jesus […]

Phoenix PD: ‘Confusion’ caused erroneous felony charges against Dreamers

BY: - June 16, 2020

The Phoenix Police Department said “confusion on the paperwork process” led to felony charges for four Arizona residents after they were arrested following a May 30 protest denouncing the death of Black Americans at the hands of law enforcement.

National Guard flew surveillance aircraft over Black Lives Matter protests

BY: - June 10, 2020

The Arizona National Guard has been helping the Phoenix Police Department monitor Black Lives Matter protests using helicopters and an airplane that has been used for counter-drug operations along Arizona’s border with Mexico.

Phoenix still criminalizes homelessness, despite court ruling, protesters say

BY: - January 9, 2020

About 30 demonstrators gathered at Margaret T. Hance Park Wednesday in downtown Phoenix to urge city leaders to adopt legislation to decriminalize urban camping.