Social Justice

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio found guilty of criminal contempt in racial profiling case

PHOENIX – Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is guilty of criminal contempt for deliberately defying a court order arising from a racial profiling case, a federal court judge ruled on Monday.


Family proposes new law to regulate bouncers after death of Valley firefighter

PHOENIX – After a nightclub bouncer was charged with second-degree murder in the death of a Daisy Mountain firefighter, his widow and other family members are advocating for a law to regulate bouncers.


Highway crashes continued six-year climb in 2016, Arizona data show

WASHINGTON - Motor vehicle crashes, injuries and fatalities continued their steady six-year rise in Arizona in 2016, according to the most recent data from the state's Department of Transportation.


In wake of attacks, police plan ‘robust’ July Fourth security on Mall

WASHINGTON - Police are promising a "robust" security presence for July Fourth celebrations on the National Mall, just a few miles from the scene where a gunman opened fire on Republican members of Congress less than two weeks ago.


Court upholds Sahuarita drug conviction, rejects Miranda challenge

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Monday upheld a Sahuarita drug conviction, rejecting the defendant's claim that he confessed only after Drug Enforcement Administration agents continued to question him in violation of his Miranda rights.


Safe at home? Not if home is Arizona, new report card on safety says

WASHINGTON - Arizona got an "F" for its safety policies, scoring particularly poorly on traffic safety, in a new national ranking of how well states are prepared to deter preventable deaths.


Bipartisan group looks past health reform fight to focus on drug policy

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of House members unveiled a raft of proposals Tuesday aimed at combating the nation's drug epidemic, saying they felt compelled to come together on what is not a partisan issue but "an American issue."


Court gives Mexican family new chance to sue Border Patrol agent

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday ordered a lower court to reconsider its decision to throw out a lawsuit that a Mexican family filed against the Border Patrol agent who fatally shot their son across the border.

Spray paint reads "never forget" and "no more deaths"

Run-in between Border Patrol, No More Deaths volunteers was not first

WASHINGTON - When Jim Marx got the call that Border Patrol agents were monitoring a No More Deaths camp that was helping immigrants endangered while crossing the desert border last week, his first thought was, "Here we go again."


Taurasi marriage, Mercury Pride Night help ease challenges of LGBTQ community

PHOENIX — On Sunday, Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi broke the WNBA’s all-time scoring record. A month earlier, she was celebrated for a different achievement: appearing on the cover of People Magazine with former teammate Penny Taylor.


For victims of 2011 Tucson shooting, Wednesday attack a painful reminder

WASHINGTON - It's been more than six years since a shooting spree at a Tucson congressional event killed six and wounded 13, including then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, but Wednesday's shooting in Virginia brought the memories flooding back.


Congress hits pause as members, staff grapple with shooting

WASHINGTON - Lawmakers and staffers on Capitol Hill were grappling Wednesday with what one member called the "horrifying and concerning" shooting spree in a Washington suburb that left five people injured, including staffers, police officers and a House member.