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The Supreme Court opens the door for prosecutors to seek President Trump's financial records; a backlash in Florida on school reopening plans.

2020Talks - July 10, 2020 


US Supreme Court rules on Trump's tax returns; Houston mayor cancels Texas GOP's in-person convention; Louisiana has elections; and DC council gives people incarcerated for felonies the right to vote.

Public News Service - AZ: Criminal Justice

A new system to track wrong-way drivers will be tested in Phoenix. Credit: Arizona Dept. of Transportation

PHOENIX – Interstate 17 in Phoenix is the deadliest stretch of road in Arizona when it comes to wrong-way crashes, with 26 deaths in the past decade. So, this week the Department of Transportation announced that's where it is going to test a new prototype system to track wrong-way drivers. Ar

A new report analyzes body camera use policies for 25 police departments around the country, and makes recommendations to change them. Credit: Kuzmik_A/iStockphoto.

PHOENIX – According to a new report released Monday by a coalition of civil rights groups called The Leadership Conference, the Phoenix Police Department shouldn't let officers review footage from their body cameras before they write incident reports. The report, compiled by the Washington, D

Plaintiffs in the case against SB 1070, Arizona's controversial immigration enforcement law, will appeal a ruling that upheld a notorious provision of the law. Credit: Bluegame/iStockphoto.

PHOENIX – The legal fight continues against Senate Bill 1070, Arizona's controversial immigration enforcement law. Plaintiffs announced Monday they will appeal a judge's ruling from last month that upheld the so-called "show me your papers" provision of the law. Victor Viramontes, national s

Experts from around the country are in Phoenix to talk about juvenile justice reform. Credit: jodylehigh/pixabay.com

PHOENIX - You don't have to lock kids up to reduce juvenile crime. It's a change in thinking that's spread across the country with the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative, referred to as JDAI. Professionals who work with young people are in Phoenix this week to discuss the successes of the

PHOTO: The father of Jose de Jesus Deniz Sahagun wants to see the security tapes showing his son's alleged suicide at the Eloy Detention Center, saying,

PHOENIX – The family of a man who died at the Eloy Detention Center last month is demanding an independent investigation, saying it has serious doubts about the story behind his death. Jose de Jesus Deniz Sahagun, 31, died in custody May 20, just days after arriving at the facility. An autop

PHOTO: Tough-talking Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio presides over a department with more than 3,400 workers and numerous legal troubles over allegations of racial profiling and discrimination against Latinos. Photo courtesy of Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

PHOENIX - Arizona is exporting a couple of headline-making commodities to Oregon this weekend: record-breaking hot weather and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The sheriff is to speak at a Saturday rally at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem in support of two state ballot measures there - one to

PHOTO: Legalizing and taxing marijuana could help reduce Arizona's projected $1 billion budget deficit, according to state Rep. Mark Cardenas of Phoenix. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

PHOENIX - If one lawmaker gets his way, marijuana will be decriminalized and taxed in Arizona, with the revenue helping fund education and other government services. With the opening of the Arizona legislative session on Monday, Representative Mark Cardenas (D-Phoenix) says his legislation to tax m

PHOTO: Arizona lawmakers will consider a bill in the upcoming legislative session that could triple the hourly wage of prison inmates. Photo courtesy of the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

PHOENIX – Inmates serving time in Arizona prisons could get a pay raise if state lawmakers approve a bill being considered in the 2015 legislative session that starts Jan 12. State Senator-elect John Kavanagh, who has served multiple terms in the State House, introduced Senate Bill 1002, whi

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