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President Trump announces actions to restore safety and peace in U.S. cities

On June 29, 4-year-old LeGend Taliferro was shot and killed in his bed after a gunman opened fire on an apartment complex in Kansas City, Missouri. Yesterday,  President Trump announced the expansion of Operation Legend, an interagency law enforcement effort led by the Department of Justice and named after LeGend. Its purpose is to quell

Legal Beat

Prescott Police warn of potential phone scam

  Recently, Prescott Police officers investigated a report of a fraud involving prepaid I-tunes and Walmart gift cards.  On July 9th, 2020, a local victim of the fraud reported that he and his wife had been contacted by a male caller who claimed to be an Apple Technical Support employee.  The male caller informed the

Opinion: Police Unions Protect Rogue Cops

In the aftermath of the George Floyd killing, we as a nation need to ask — and answer — this question: How are we going to hold accountable rogue police in such a way that we have no more Officer Derek Chauvins — and no more of the dead civilians he and officers like him

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Activists, parents call for the removal of police from schools

School resource officers were intended to provide students a sense of safety, but George Floyd’s killing at the hands of police has amplified long-standing criticism that police presence in schools has criminalized students of color. Nearly 45% of American public schools have at least one part-time school resource officer, and many who are pushing for

Opinion

Opinion: Minneapolis – Cracks in Society

This country of ours, this shining city upon the hill which Puritan pilgrim John Winthrop first spoke of, and Ronald Reagan expounded upon, has had its light dimmed. It is not shut off, yet, but we are dangerously close to darkness. If the only bright light in America last night was a fire at a

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