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ASU students in viral multicultural space video demand school fight racism, protect students of color

Arizona State University students and community advocates are demanding university leaders do more to protect students of color after three student leaders of color have faced death threats following a viral confrontation with two white students. ... Read more»

Justice Dep't probing Phoenix police over excessive force allegations

The U.S. Department of Justice has opened a civil rights investigation into the City of Phoenix and its police department, to review whether law enforcement officers there have engaged in a pattern of excessive force and discriminatory practices.... Read more»1

DACA recipients, families & advocates will push for permanent immigration status

Immigrant rights groups gathered to remember the nearly two decades that advocates have pushed for meaningful immigration reform and to mobilize support for two congressional proposals: the Farm Workforce Modernization Act and the American Dream and Promise Act of 2021.... Read more»

Arizona GOP proposal would criminalize 'intimidating' police, first responders

A bill introduced before the Arizona Senate wants to make it a felony to intimate police, firefighters or other first responders because they are members of the law enforcement community, which critics say is an attempt to criminalize protests against police violence like those seen across Arizona last summer.... Read more»

Arizona inmate COVID vaccinations expected to begin by early March

Under the Arizona DHS plan, the 35,000 or so people who are incarcerated in the state’s correctional system are part of Phase 1C of the state’s vaccination plan. Correctional officers, considered essential workers by the state, will be vaccinated as part of Phase 1B.... Read more»

Prison COVID outbreak spurs call to release vulnerable inmates early

Amid an outbreak of coronavirus infections in Arizona prisons that reportedly killed one of the wardens, activists and parents of incarcerated people are calling on Gov. Doug Ducey and state corrections officials to do more to protect inmates from COVID-19, starting with releasing inmates to relieve overcrowding in the state's prisons.... Read more»

Vigils continue as Phx police release partial video of weekend fatal shooting

Phoenix police released partial video Monday of a fatal shooting by officers this weekend of a man in Maryvale, but that did little to satisfy activists who are pressing for more footage to be released to the public.... Read more»

Phoenix police 'wrongly arrested' protesters, who could now be deported

Four people could face deportation proceedings after Phoenix police arrested them during a Saturday night rally to protest the death of black Americans at the hands of law enforcement, according to advocacy groups.... Read more»

Community groups launch COVID relief fund for undocumented families

When Gov. Doug Ducey was asked during an April 2 town hall event what message he had for the state’s undocumented community, who are left without access to state and federal economic relief programs to assist people during the COVID-19 crisis, the Republican leader provided no comfort or reassurance.... Read more»

Couple planning to sue Phoenix for police brutality rejects apologies from mayor, chief

A Phoenix couple held at police gunpoint after their 4-year-old daughter allegedly shoplifted from a dollar store said Monday the city hasn’t done enough to make up for the terrifying incident, despite apologies by the mayor and chief of police.... Read more»