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artists, Mesa, government, censorship
Sep 8, 2023

Artists want complete control over their public exhibitions but governments say it’s not that simple

If things had gone as originally planned, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum would be launching its fall exhibition Friday. But officials postponed the show six weeks before the opening over concern that a painting by activist-artist Shepard Fairey could be seen as "disparaging toward some City of Mesa employees."

Angels on Patrol, police, law enforcement agencies, Mesa, Glendale, nonprofit
May 30, 2023

Angels on Patrol aids police in helping crime victims

Not every 911 call ends in an arrest, and many times police officers find themselves wanting to help crime victims and others in need without official resources to do so. That’s where Angels on Patrol, a Phoenix-based nonprofit, comes in.

DUI, Yavapai County, judge
Mar 27, 2023

Yavapai County judge has cases reassigned after a DUI arrest

The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that all cases currently assigned to a Yavapai County Superior Court judge recently arrested on suspicion of extreme DUI will be reassigned to other judges.

Mar 1, 2018

Clemency Board urges reduced sentence for cop in 2010 killing

The Arizona Board of Executive Clemency has recommended reducing the prison sentence of a former Phoenix police officer who killed a man in 2010 while responding to a domestic violence.

Apr 17, 2017

Ducey signs “Blue Lives Matter” bill

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation today adding tougher sentences for assaults on off-duty law enforcement officers.

May 17, 2016

New law finally lets cops stop drivers for broken tail light

Sometime this summer, police will have a new excuse to pull you over. Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation Tuesday that requires each and every tail and brake light on your vehicle to be working.

Mar 30, 2015

Ducey vetoes bill barring traffic ticket quotas

Gov. Doug Ducey vetoed a bill that would have barred law enforcement agencies from imposing quotas for traffic citations on police officers. In his veto letter on Monday, Ducey said such quotas “don’t currently appear to be happening” in Arizona and that he would oppose such a policy. “None of us wants to see such […]

Mar 24, 2015

Critics urge governor to veto bill that would keep officers’ names secret

Critics are calling on Gov. Doug Ducey to veto a bill that would keep the names of officers who use deadly force a secret for two months.

Mar 24, 2015

Police shooting bill goes to the governor

It is now up to Gov. Doug Ducey whether Arizonans will be denied for 60 days the names of police officers who kill civilians.

Mar 17, 2015

House set to vote on bill to shield names of officers involved in shootings

Saying it’s a matter of officer safety, the state House gave preliminary approval Tuesday to require police departments to shield the names of officers involved in shootings.

Mar 3, 2014

Lawmakers try again to pass bills aimed at violence and mental illness

Two bills aimed at getting dangerous mentally ill people off the street have passed their respective chambers. One addresses violent offenders being released because they cannot be restored to competency. The other allows a police officer to take a person who is a danger to himself or others into custody for a mental evaluation based on the observations of witnesses or the officer’s own observat[...]

Arizona AG proposes arming 1 educator per school
Feb 20, 2013

Arizona lawmakers weigh public safety bills

Arizona lawmakers are weighing a trio of public safety measures that would help teachers and police officers identify mentally ill people, while also giving the public more access to guns.