Arizona, like many other states, has a number of new laws that became effective on January 1, 2019. Some involve criminal law, but several focus on money – money, that is, that the state may collect if you find yourself in court. Here’s a rundown on some of the new legislation: Fees for Traffic Tickets….

Burglaries, Stalking and Hate Crimes Under federal law, known as the Clery Act (20 U.S.C.A. § 1092), every college and university that receives federal funding is required to file a variety of reports annually, including those related to campus crime. This year’s reports, including those for Arizona State University, University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University…

The relationship between undocumented immigrants and violent crime in the United States remains a hot topic in the news. There have been wildly conflicting claims on the subject, including the initial onslaught by then candidate Donald Trump back in 2015. Those claims, that much of the violent crime in the country was being committed by…

An anonymous letter sent by “numerous employees of the Buckeye [AZ] Police Department” has called into question the operations of the department. Allegations range from bullying to criminal activities. The letter has led to the appointment of an outside investigator to examine the allegations, but even that appointment has been questioned. The letter, which has…

If you listen to some politicians, you might conclude that much of the crime in Arizona, and in the entire country, is the result of illegal immigration. But with access to more and more information, it has become easier to expose nonsense that is sometimes spewed out in the media. Here’s an example. Back in…

In most places, a significantly lower number of felony arrests would result in smiles and satisfaction. After all, doesn’t that mean that serious crime in the city is down? But in Phoenix, no matter what the statistics say, law enforcement has a response that always calls for more cops, more arrests, more criminal laws, and…

Federal law, specifically the Clery Act, requires all colleges and universities that receive federal funds to share information regarding crimes on campus, and efforts to improve campus safety, and to keep the public informed concerning crime on and near the campus. The schools provide an annual security report containing the information, and the report is…

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