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Legal Beat

Phoenix PD offers officers mental health training; community members say that’s not enough

Protesters over the summer called for defunding Phoenix police, motivated in part by deep skepticism about officers’ ability to properly handle mental health crises. Activists point to police shooting deaths of mentally ill Arizonans in the past as evidence that law enforcement officers need help defusing such situations. The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office reports that

Buz Blog

Rules of Engagement

The term “Rules of Engagement” is generally considered a military expression, but certainly isn’t limited to the military. In the martial sense, it defines how and when our fighting men and women can pull the trigger, drop the bombs, or fire the torpedoes, when they come in contact with an enemy. In law enforcement the

Politics

Cities, police brace for possible unrest after heated election

National and local law enforcement agencies are preparing to respond in case civil disturbances break out after Tuesday’s elections, which experts fear may have a “different venue for challenging election results, namely in the streets.” And that may be true whichever side wins. Seth Jones, director of the Transnational Threats Project at the Center for

State

Arizona Leaders Express Concern on Marijuana

When Arizonans begin early voting this week, they will be asked to consider Proposition 207, a sweeping 17-page initiative to legalize recreational marijuana that will have significant consequences for Arizona’s kids, road safety, employers, and economy. Arizona’s leaders and experts concur with this assessment. “Arizona has a bright future, but fully legalized marijuana doesn’t need

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