One by one they took to the podium to voice their concerns with the bill. The Arizona departments of Public Safety, Health Services, Environmental Quality and Economic Security all rose to speak. The list went on.Read More »
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For decades, police have been peering into backyards from helicopters to look for signs of crime without having to get search warrants. But the impending revolution of drones, or unmanned aircraft, brings fears of a Big Brother rising to watch over people’s lives. And now concern about unmanned aircraft has spawned legislation to force police officers to get court approval when they want to use the technology in criminal investigations.Read More »
The House on Wednesday passed a bill that aims to redefine what constitutes an intersection, despite warnings by police that the change will lead to more traffic fatalities.
The new definition would give would-be red-light runners extra time to get through an intersection without breaking the law.
Arizona politicians reacted to today’s S1070 ruling as expected: Many Republicans were upset that federal Judge Susan Bolton halted the major parts of the law, and many Democrats were relieved that it was gutted before taking effect. Here’s what they had to ...Read More »
The state board charged with educating police agencies on how to enforce Arizona's strict new immigration law will distribute a training video by June 29, a month before the law goes into effect.Read More »
The Arizona Peace Officers Standards and Training Board on May 19 approved an outline of the training material that it will distribute to police agencies across the state. The goal is to create a uniform set of guidelines that police can rely upon to avoid violating civil rights while enforcing the new immigration law.Read More »