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Author Archives: Krista Norsworthy, Cronkite News Service

New law expands domestic violence protections to dating relationships

A new law expanding domestic violence protections to dating couples reflects the modern reality that relationships have many forms and abuse can occur in any of them, a state official said. "Protection of people is more important than the status of relationship," said Greg Stanton, a deputy attorney general who helped push for the change.

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Sharpton calls Arpaio a blight on Arizona’s civil rights record

With one exception - Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio - Arizona addresses civil rights as well as any other state, the Rev. Al Sharpton said Oct. 16. "I think when the sheriff is out of town, Arizona is about as equal as everyone else when it comes to civil rights," Sharpton said before participating in a civil rights forum.

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