Justice

Gabrielle Giffords creates AZ gun-safety coalition

PHOENIX – Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who became a gun-control advocate after a gunman shot her in the head while opening fire at a constituent rally six years ago, on Thursday announced an Arizona coalition to promote gun safety and prevent violence.


Family fights efforts to weaken Shannon’s Law

PHOENIX – State Rep. Tony Rivero doesn’t believe accidental firing of a gun within city limits should be a felony.


March 10, 2017 Newscast

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‘Love glasses’ help Muslim woman start tolerance revolution

Talking to Tara Ijai, one quickly learns that her company Love Glasses Revolution is not about the glasses, it’s about the love.


Maricopa inmate had right to confidential mail with lawyer, court says

WASHINGTON - Prisoners' rights to confidential communication with their attorneys includes the right to watch jailers open some mail in front of them to make sure it's not being read, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.


Arizona Jewish community centers targeted in bomb threats

Two Jewish community centers in Arizona were targeted with bomb threats Monday in the fifth wave of such threats to centers across the country in two months.


Bill would create memorial for 2011 Tucson shooting

[su_note note_color="#fafaf9"]"I remember Jan. 8, 2011, absolutely as clearly as if it were yesterday. It was very cold and the sky was absolutely blue. I heard a popping sound and found myself face down on the pavement. In that brief amount of time, a bullet had passed completely through Gabby’s brain and Gabe lay just inches from where I lay, but he was lifeless."
– Pam Simon, Tucson shooting survivor
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Court: Maricopa County worker’s talk with reporter was not protected speech

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Maricopa County Attorney's Office did not violate the First Amendment rights or employee contract of a former worker it terminated following comments she made to the Arizona Republic.


$2.1 million grant allows Tempe company’s virtual simulator to help train police statewide

TEMPE – The man standing in front of me pants as he holds a gun to a blindfolded woman’s head.


Arizona officials react to new DHS order expanding immigration enforcement

The Department of Homeland Security has ordered more aggressive enforcement of detainment and deportation laws for undocumented immigrants, prioritizing those with criminal convictions but putting anyone in the U.S. illegally at risk of expulsion.


Supreme Court asked if Mexican family can sue in cross-border shooting

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court was asked Tuesday if a Mexican family can sue a U.S. Border Patrol agent who shot and killed their teenage son while the youth and the officer were on opposite sides of the border at El Paso, Texas.

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Agencies seek help fighting ‘sophisticated’ criminal threat at border

WASHINGTON - Despite efforts to secure U.S. points of entry, drug cartels have the networks, money and technology to continue smuggling drugs into the U.S., law enforcement officials told a House committee Thursday.