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Law Enforcement

Phoenix Police Department Informed of a Major D.O.J. Investigation Into Police Conduct

U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland and Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke for the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division broke into live news programming today; MSNBC and CNN took the live signal. They announced that the Justice Department has opened a pattern or practice investigation into the City of Phoenix and the Phoenix Police

Opinion

Opinion: George Floyd One Year Later

[Disclaimer: The views expressed in opinion pieces on the PrescotteNews website are solely those of the authors. These opinions do not necessarily represent those of the staff of Prescott eNews or its publisher.] We are witnessing a mass delusion of historic proportions. Thumbnail credit: Rossographer/Geograph.ie CC BY-SA 2.0 The death of George Floyd has given rise

Buz Blog

Overcoming Resisting Arrest: Why It Always Looks Bad

From the arrest of Rodney King to the George Floyd incident, videos of police arrests have incited a public uproar. Beside the fact that the media keeps pouring gas on the fire by re-showing these videos, ad nauseum, they always make law enforcement officers look like brutal Neanderthals. That is because taking someone into custody,

Crime

Grim list of deaths at police hands grows even after verdict

Just as the guilty verdict was about to be read in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, police in Ohio shot and killed a black teenager in broad daylight during a confrontation. The shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant, 16, who was swinging a knife during a fight with another person in Columbus, is

Legal Beat

Murder case against ex-cop in Floyd’s death goes to the jury

The murder case against former Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd went to the jury Monday in a city on edge against another round of unrest like the one that erupted last year over the harrowing video of Chauvin with his knee on the black man’s neck. The jury of six white

Legal Beat

The Derek Chauvin Trial — Day 13

Editor’s Note: See our coverage of the first day of the trial here, the second day here, and the third day here, the fourth day here, the fifth day here, the sixth day here, the seventh day here, the eighth day here, the ninth day here, the tenth day here, the eleventh day here, and the twelfth day here.  The only witness on the stand yesterday was

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