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1. On June 20 at 12:40 p.m. police took a report of a traffic accident with serious injuries in the 3800 block of East Mountain Sky Avenue.
Ben Franklin once said. “If you fail to plan, then you’re planning to fail.” He wasn’t talking about government, but the wisdom applies.
1. On June 16 at 10:20 a.m., police took a possession of dangerous drugs report in the 4900 block of East Elliot Road.
On Friday, June 20, Secretary of State John Kerry released the 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report, which ranks 188 countries on their efforts to combat human trafficking, including the United States. This incredibly important diplomatic tool is compiled each year by the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP Office). Countries that fail to deal adequately with their human trafficking problem can be placed on “Tier 3” and face U.S. sanctions. To protect the integrity of this report from other political or diplomatic concerns, I believe the TIP Office should be upgraded to a State Department bureau, which can be done without any added cost or bureaucracy. The enduring crime of slavery is so monstrous — and sadly, so prevalent, with nearly 30 million slaves in the world today — that this office needs to be at the same stature as other State Department bureaus that address issues like arms control, the environment and narcotics.
I can only imagine the machismo in the air at Wednesday night’s gubernatorial candidate summit on immigration and border security hosted by Mr. Muy Macho himself, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu.
Veteran Yuma state senator Don Shooter will have a foe in the Aug. 26 Republican primary.
1. On June 9 at 2 a.m., police took a criminal damage report in the 4100 block of East Monte Way.
This is an open question to members of the bar and all divisions of law enforcement.
Flooded with a wave of immigrants from Central America, the Obama administration announced Friday it will open new facilities to house families caught crossing the border illegally.
The Republican gubernatorial race may be ready to claim its first victim ¬— and possibly a second.
1. On June 2 at 12:40 a.m. police took a shoplifting report in the 3600 block of East Ray Road.
I’m thinking a lot about Father’s Day this year.
Arizonans have a constitutional right to defend themselves against criminal charges, not just at trial but all the way up to the state Supreme Court, the justices ruled Friday.
Saying the busing is illegal, state Attorney General Tom Horne on Thursday threatened to sue federal officials for dropping off undocumented individuals in Tucson and Phoenix who were apprehended in Texas.
1. On May 25 at 2 a.m. police took a theft report in the 16700 block of South 22nd Street.
Saying immigrant children being bused to Arizona may be being placed in danger, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery warned federal officials Monday they may be violating state child abuse laws.
Watching and reading the news lately has been even more distressing than usual. It isn’t just the content, although that has been particularly grim. As one who grew up with Walter Cronkite every night, the news increasingly resembles a school playground with pre-teens shouting at each other.
The burden of proof required in a civil (non-criminal) action to convince the court that a given proposition is true. The plaintiff must convince the judge or jury by a preponderance of the evidence that the plaintiff’s version is true — that is, over 50 percent of the believable evidence is in the plaintiff’s favor (definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary).
1. On May 19 at 2:50 a.m. police took a domestic violence assault report in the 8800 block of South Pointe Parkway.
Ahwatukee residents have a dozen candidates to choose from for representation in Congress, the State Senate and State House of Representatives.
1. On May 12 at 10 a.m. police took an attempted stolen vehicle report in the 3800 block of East Lakewood Drive.
Arizona’s law enforcement personnel take great pride in enforcing Arizona’s DUI’s laws. It goes without saying that the best way to avoid a DUI is to not be impaired and operate an automobile. I recognize that this is not reality and that on occasion some of us do operate an automobile after having a drink or two, or even more. Set forth below are some of the tips that you should follow in the event you are ever pulled over for a suspected DUI violation.
State lawmakers are expected to be called back to the Capitol next week to fix — and recraft — the state's embattled Child Protective Services.
1. On May 5 at 10 a.m. police took a criminal damage report in the 13600 block of South 48th Street.
1. On April 28 at 7:40 a.m. police took a credit card theft report in the 11600 block of South Appaloosa Drive.