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Time for CBP to bring citizen review into use of force rules

BP's Lonnie Swartz may not have broken the law but that doesn't mean he properly used deadly force. It's time for CBP to loop citizens into deciding when using it is justified. The people, in fact, should demand that right because it's theirs and theirs alone.... Read more»

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Border & immigration

Brewer, Barkley: Boycott one-on-one?

Former Suns star Charles Barkley and Gov. Jan Brewer might not make for a great matchup on the boards, but what about in the war of words? Barkley is calling for professional sports to boycott Arizona because of SB 1070. Brewer penned an op-ed for ESPN saying a boycott is "the wrong play." ... Read more»

Tucson, Flagstaff to sue over SB 1070

Tucson will mount a legal challenge to Arizona's controversial new immigration law, SB 1070, the City Council decided Tuesday.... Read more»2

India: Incest, or star-crossed love?

When an Indian court handed down the death sentence to five family members for murdering a young couple who'd married in violation of an arcane incest taboo, women's rights activists hailed the decision. But now a new challenge from the village councils that order such killings threatens to bring more violence.... Read more»

Pakistan raids shed light on Times Square bomber

Security officials moved swiftly in Karachi to round up as many as eight associates of Faisal Shahzad, the American citizen of Pakistani origin who faces terrorism charges after admitting his role in a failed car-bomb attack Saturday night in Times Square.... Read more»

Immigration SB1070

Crime argument used on both sides of immigration debate

Supporters of Arizona's new immigration law say it's designed to reduce crime in the state, but opponents say just the opposite will occur.... Read more»

Poll: Independents' support of Democrats slipping

Support for Democrats by independents on several issues has slipped in the past year, according to a poll by a conservative research group.... Read more»

Banking scandal: 'Why haven't we seen any convictions yet?'

There is growing evidence that fraud was at the heart of the current financial crisis. But so far, no high-level bank executives have been hauled off to jail. ... Read more»

No from Sheriff Joe: Arpaio won't run for governor

Joe Arpaio, sheriff of Maricopa County for five terms, announced he will not seek the Republican nomination for governor Monday.... Read more»

The Squirrelly Advisor

How to avoid being shot by the police

In the event you are stopped by the police, and are unfamiliar with the rules of police encounters, The Frumious Bandersnatch has the following advice (learned years ago when we used to be followed around by the FBI):... Read more»

Border & immigration

Star: Krentz murder suspect being sought in U.S.

The killing of rancher Robert Krentz was not random, and investigators are focusing on a suspect in the U.S., the Arizona Daily Star reports, citing anonymous sources.... Read more»

SB1070/HB2162

Thousands march against Arizona immigration law

As many as 8,000 opponents of Arizona's new immigration law marched downtown to a May Day rally. The crowd stretched from curb to curb on Sixth Avenue, and was several blocks long as it moved toward hundreds of demonstrators already waiting in the park.... Read more»1

SB1070/HB2162

Revised text of Arizona immigration law

House Bill 2162 modifies the recently passed Senate Bill 1070, which calls for stringent enforcement of Arizona laws against illegal immigration.... Read more»1

SB 1070

Tucson cop files federal suit against Az immigration law

A Tucson police officer has filed a lawsuit challenging Arizona's new immigration law, claiming there's no 'race neutral' way to enforce a law that violates numerous constitutional rights.... Read more»

Srebrenica massacre

U.S., Bosnia catch up on war criminal prosecutions

A former Boston resident who took part in the mass execution of 1,200 Bosnian civilians in the worst war crime in Europe since World War II was deported from the U.S. and arrested by Bosnian police on arrival in Sarajevo.... Read more»

Ireland's head shops under attack

It started with an explosion that destroyed the Nirvana shop in Dublin's Capel Street on Feb. 12. Five days later a Molotov cocktail was thrown into the Happy Hippy store in North Frederick Street.... Read more»1

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