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In a case with statewide implications, a lawyer for the City of Phoenix argued to the Court of Appeals Tuesday that governments can decide to allow ads for condoms and contraceptives on bus shelters and benches — but not for candidates or controversial causes.
Stand your ground laws are a great idea. However, there should be one small modification to those laws as currently written. The change would require that if 911 is called, any instructions to break off contact and leave the matter to the police must be followed. Any further contact with the situation, after receiving any such instructions shall be prima facie proof of stalking, and any use of deadly force after receiving any such instructions shall be prima facie proof of attempted homicide, and if anyone dies shall be prima facie proof of first degree homicide. This check and balance would protect the supposed improperly accused perpetrator while retaining my right to use my Glock 21 when necessary.
Some Arizona lawmakers are willing to take another look at the state's "stand your ground'' law in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting and trial in Florida but are deeply divided whether the statute needs revision.
John McCain, appearing on CNN's "State of the Union,'' said he thinks the Florida teen, shot to death by George Zimmerman, got justice.
Despite an outcry from civil rights groups, a call for close examination by President Barack Obama and even a 1960s-style sit-in at the Florida governor's office, the jury's verdict that George Zimmerman was justified in shooting unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin is unlikely to spur change to any of the nation's stand-your-ground self-defense laws.
Arizona is one of the more than thirty states with a “stand your ground” law, which entitles citizens to use deadly force against other people who they believe to be a threat.
“Rape is the only crime in which the victim becomes the accused. It is she who must prove her good reputation, her mental soundness, and her impeccable propriety” — Freda Adler, Criminalist.
PROVO, Utah — Mikaela Merrill was in the middle of her fall semester at Brigham Young University when she abruptly altered her college plans and signed up for a Mormon mission.
If you think the kind of incident that resulted in the death of a Florida teen cannot happen here, you’re wrong.
In his first week on the job, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said he's taking a slow and cautious approach to changing any of the office's policies, but already is taking a strong stand of prosecuting crimes stemming from illegal immigration and holding criminals accountable.
PHOENIX - Gov. Janet Napolitano on Monday signed a bill to strengthen Arizonans' rights to claim self-defense and to use force against intruders.
Three-time violent offenders could be sent away for life under the terms of legislation approved Monday by the Senate Judiciary Committee.