Pain, action and hope: Activists have battled for police reform for decades
OAKLAND, Calif. – Activists are pushing for police reform, building on the struggles of the past to improve the future of policing in the U.S. To long-time activist Elaine Brown in Oakland, that means being willing to risk your job, to consistently confront the uncomfortable.
‘Reforma en los bordes’: Los cambios en la policía han sido fragmentarios no integrales
ALBUQUERQUE – Reformar un sistema vasto y complejo de aplicación de la ley requerirá soluciones innovadoras y probadas, un enfoque holístico y la voluntad de cambiar. Hasta ahora, hemos visto "reformas en los bordes", con departamentos, ciudades y estados particulares que abordan elementos de la reforma policial.
Civilian oversight of police is popular, but does it work? A ‘million dollar question’
Civilian oversight agencies tout themselves as a way to improve police-community relations. We look at three different approaches – plus, what works and what doesn’t.
Increasing police transparency is ‘messy,’ but efforts come from many directions
ARLINGTON, Texas – The call to increase transparency has become a standard rallying cry in police reform, but efforts have met with resistance. Some states, cities and police departments have made progress to open records. And sometimes, outside forces have stepped in when they don’t.
Jackpot Joey: Logano secures spot at NASCAR Championship 4 in Phoenix with Las Vegas win
LAS VEGAS – Joey Logano will look to win his second NASCAR Cup Series title in Phoenix in three weeks after he secured his ticket Sunday to the Championship 4 in the South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Arizona treasurer: Longtime legislator Martín Quezada makes a bid for treasurer post
Martín Quezada has been a state legislator and school board member for much of his career. Facing term limits, he’s now vying to be the first Democrat elected state treasurer in years.
Corporation Commission: Democrat Lauren Kuby sees a bright future with solar energy
Democrat Lauren Kuby is running for the Arizona Corporation Commission with Sandra Kennedy. She is a former Tempe City Council member and sustainability scientist.
Push and pull: Unions play multiple roles in police reform efforts
MADISON, Wisc. – The power dynamic with some police unions has shifted – whether by choice or force. Some union leaders have tried to lead change, others have made concessions and some are fighting to maintain their power.
‘Reform around the edges’: Changes to policing have been piecemeal, not comprehensive
ALBUQUERQUE – Reforming a vast, complex system of law enforcement will require innovative and proven solutions, a holistic approach and the willingness to change. So far, we’ve seen “reform around the edges” – with individual departments, cities and states tackling elements of police reform.
Latinos working frontline jobs powered U.S. economy during peak of pandemic, report says
LOS ANGELES – At the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Latino community made significant contributions to maintaining the country’s gross domestic product. New numbers show the Latino population is making great contributions to the economy as labor workers, homeowners and college graduates.
Murals paint memories of those lost to police violence across the U.S.
SALT LAKE CITY – Across the U.S., artists paint murals to memorialize victims of police violence. For some, they serve as public gravesites, spaces of remembrance and community. For others, they are difficult reminders of loss.
Arizona football dwells on the wins despite loss to Mississippi State
TUCSON – University of Arizona’s football team has had a disappointing last few seasons, but coach Jedd Fisch says the team’s rebuild is starting this season after reloading the roster in the offseason. The Wildcats faced two tough opponents in their first two weeks, pulling off a surprising upset on the road at San Diego State, but falling to Mississippi State at home as their rebuild continues.