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AZ Ballot Proposal Could Mean Big Changes in Criminal Sentencing
AZ Ballot Proposal Could Mean Big Changes in Criminal Sentencing
A potential Arizona ballot measure would allow leniency for judges when sentencing a defendant. A ballot measure that could reverse a 1970's era Arizona state law is creating quite the buzz. Why is it so important? It would give judges...
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ACLU Suing Maricopa County Sheriff Over Coronavirus in Jails
The ACLU is suing the Maricopa County Sheriff over the lack of safety precautions in jails against SARS-CoV-2. Since May 29th, confirmed cases of COVID have increased 5,000% in Maricopa County jails. This is clearly due to the lack of...
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Arizona’s Attorney General Comes Out in Support of Police Reform
Following the murder of George Floyd by police officers, Arizona's Attorney General Mark Brnovich has come out publicly as supporting legislation for police reform. Criminal justice reform is being advocated for around the country. Arizona's highest ranking law official, Attorney...
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Protests and Riots Sweep the Country After Death of George Floyd
Protests after the murder of George Floyd by a police officer have erupted across the country, along with riots and violence. Over Memorial Day Weekend in Minneapolis, an officer kneeled on a man's neck while being detained. This unnecessary and...
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Arizona Reaches Record High 12.6% Unemployment
As Coronavirus makes its way around the world, Arizona's economy has suffered 276,300 lost jobs in just the month of April. Coronavirus has caused health, mental, and financial issues for families all across the country and the state of Arizona....
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New Mexico Governor Believes Legal Marijuana Revenue May Help Coronavirus Economic Recovery
New Mexico's Governor expresses regret that marijuana legalization did not pass last year, citing $100 million lost in potential revenue that could have been used for aid in the Coronavirus Pandemic. Gov. Michelle Lynn Lujan Grisham of New Mexico recently...
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Know Your Employee Rights Before Returning to Work
As Arizona's businesses start to reopen, its important for both business owners and employees to understand workers' rights. Arizona is set to start reopening retail businesses for curbside delivery starting May 4th. Restaurants, coffee shops, and other non-essential businesses are...
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Bankruptcies Are at an All-Time High Because of Coronavirus
Americans are filing for bankruptcy at an alarming rate because of layoffs caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. As 22 million Americans file for unemployment, the financial security of most households drops. The question now for many people out there is...
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Sex Trafficking Victims’ Story of Abuse by Federal Agents Hits the Press
Sex trafficking victims taken advantage of by federal agents get their story told with help of Attorney Brad Rideout Attorney Brad Rideout recently defended a sex trafficking victim from trumped up charges in part of a prostitution sting. Federal agents,...
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What Does Coronavirus Mean for the Criminal Justice System?
As police start  to focus attention away from low-level offenses because of coronavirus, what is the impact on the entire criminal justice system? Coronavirus is impacting every aspect  of life. As more and more police officers are getting infected, departments...
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