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Class action lawsuit filed against City of Phoenix, police chief for mass arrests

Twenty three people rounded up and arrested for unfounded felony rioting charges following a May 30, 2020 protest in downtown Phoenix filed a federal class action lawsuit, alleging a conspiracy that included the “mass arrests of 124 individuals, and the use of a manufactured, cut-and-paste probable cause statement to support false felony charges.”... Read more»

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Video doesn’t prove Capitol Police allowed Jan. 6 protesters to enter Capitol

More than 400 people have been charged in relation to the Jan. 6 events at the U.S. Capitol, and there is ample evidence that many protesters defied and assaulted Capitol Police officers that day, yet viral social media posts are falsely claiming a video clip proves that “Capitol Police gave protesters OK” to enter the building. ... Read more»

Legislature drops 82 ethics complaints against OV Rep. Finchem related to U.S. Capitol riot

Oro Valley Republican Mark Finchem has been cleared of 82 ethics complaints that were filed against him after he was at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 and praised rioters who stormed the building and disrupted Congress in the deadly siege.... Read more»1

Ducey breaks silence, says Trump bears 'some responsibility' for Capitol attack

After a week of silence on Donald Trump's role in inciting the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, Gov. Doug Ducey said in a radio interview on Thursday that the president was partially responsible.... Read more»

Dem lawmakers ask DOJ to investigate Arizona Republicans over Capitol attack

Legislative Democrats are asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate four Arizona Republican officeholders for their possible involvement in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.... Read more»

Az lawmakers split along party lines as House votes on removing Trump

The 223-205 House vote came a week after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol in a deadly attack that critics say the president incited, and just one week before Trump is scheduled to leave office and be replaced by President-elect Joe Biden.... Read more»

FBI warns of armed election protests nationwide

Authorities are on high alert for extremist right-wing groups that are armed and said to pose a dangerous threat to all Americans following the insurrectionist siege of the U.S. Capitol.... Read more»

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Bogus Antifa claims follow Capitol riot

Viral social media posts and a Republican House member have amplified claims wrongly identifying some right-wing figures at the U.S. Capitol riot as part of “antifa.” The claims feed into an unfounded conspiracy theory that anti-fascist activists in disguise orchestrated the event.... Read more»

Az Dems unified on Trump impeachment resolution for Capitol riot

All five of Arizona's Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are among the 214 who have signed on to a measure to impeach President Donald Trump that was introduced Monday, charging him with inciting the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week.... Read more»

Ducey won’t criticize Trump for inciting attack on Capitol

While Gov. Doug Ducey has repeatedly condemned the violent mob that attacked the U.S. Capitol Jan 6. during the count of Electoral votes to declare Joe Biden the next president, that condemnation doesn’t extend to President Donald Trump’s role in inciting the insurrection that left five people dead. ... Read more»

Recreational rioting: Youth fad in Northern Ireland

A different strain of sectarianism plagues North Belfast today, more than a decade after Northern Ireland's peace agreement. Stemming not from political ambition but still falling along the Protestant-Catholic fault line, daily skirmishes now have a catchy name: recreational rioting.... Read more»

Rioting in Ireland has sinister edge

The world has seen dramatic pictures of violent street disturbances in Northern Ireland in recent weeks. But it would be a mistake to assume that Belfast and Derry are returning to the bad old days of the Troubles of 1968-1998.... Read more»1