Amy Kalman

Protesters demonstrate at the August 22 campaign rally for President Trump. Phoenix police made a handful of arrests and used tear gas and pepper spray to disperse the crowd as the event came to a close. (Arizona Capitol Times/Photo by Ellen O'Brien)
Sep 1, 2017

Lawyers on call, prepared to defend protesters arrested at Trump rally

As President Donald Trump arrived in downtown Phoenix on August 22, dozens of attorneys were on call ready to defend protesters and rally-goers alike – free of charge.

Aug 11, 2017

Controversial researcher hired to update prison population study

The latest update to the Prisoners in Arizona report, produced by the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys’ Advisory Council, or APAAC, is scheduled to be finished this fall, and it promises to be more controversial than ever thanks to the man hired to update it, John Lott.

Jun 2, 2017

Age of ‘tough-on-crime’ policies is fading in Arizona

The “tough-on-crime” trend is fading fast even in red state strongholds like Arizona. In its wake, a new movement has formed under a far more millennial catchphrase: smart on crime.