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Legal Beat

Gunman shot by police at NYC cathedral Christmas concert

A man was fatally shot by police on the steps of a landmark New York City cathedral Sunday after he began firing two semiautomatic handguns at the end of a Christmas choral concert, police said. The gunfire began just before 4 p.m. at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, mother church of the Episcopal

Legal Beat

Prescott Valley Police Make Arrest in Case of Shots Fired into Deputy’s Home

On Tuesday, December 8, 2020, the Prescott Valley Police Department arrested a male subject regarding the December 3rd early morning shooting into the occupied dwelling of a Yavapai County Sheriff’s Deputy. Among others, the subject was charged with: Attempted Second Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon, Aggravated Assault Upon A Peace Officer, Discharge of

State

Movement to defund police gains urgency in Arizona

A years-old movement to reform police departments, which reentered the national debate last spring when a Minneapolis police officer dug his knee into George Floyd’s back until he couldn’t breathe, has taken root in Arizona. “No justice, no peace, defund the police!” The chant is a nationwide call to action, voiced by millions at protests,

National

Portland protests set up clash between journalists, police

The beam of a police officer’s flashlight swept across a group of 15 people standing on the sidewalk in downtown Portland, Oregon, recording and taking photos of the nightly protests that have roiled the city for three months. Most in the recent group wore helmets, reflective vests or shirts emblazoned with the word “PRESS” and

National

Phoenix march organizers echo themes of massive D.C. anti-racism rally

Jacob Raiford said it’s important for Washington to hear the message of Friday’s “Commitment March,” when tens of thousands will gather to call for a rededication to the ideals of Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech. But it’s just as important for that message to be heard in Phoenix, said Raiford, one of

Buz Blog

Police, Racism, BLM & Antifa

First, let me state that I am 100% against true racism. Not the “racism” that left wing politicians call, “systemic racism”, whatever that is; they never define it. Not the imaginary racism that is supposed to be hidden with code words or can only be detected with “dog whistles”. I’m opposed to the racism that

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