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Rep. Russell Pearce: The Tribune again ignores the facts. Our citizens deserve better! The Tribune’s June 17 editorial talks about finding Mesa Police Chief George Gascón’s replacement, someone who can “dispel the myth that Mesa is a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants.” But it is not a myth!
Bill Richardson: The problem: Arizona has become a destination for organized crime activities linked to the Mexican drug cartels. Because of the growth of organized crime, our state has become a destination and major transshipment point for drugs and illegal immigrants, just two of many profit centers for organized crime. The U.S. Department of Justice estimates 80 percent of crime is linked to organized crime groups.
Upon viewing several TV shows developed on the basis of “profiling”, one would query the constant criticism directed at police profiling. Unless law enforcement witnesses the “smoking gun” or catches the perpetrator(s) walking out the door, most criminal investigations start with profiling, whether the ‘politically correct’ officials wish to admit it or not.
A group of Guadalupe residents began planning for a future without the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office on Sunday.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, and children of all ages, once again it's show time.
State legislators moved on two fronts Tuesday to bar politicians and the agency chiefs they appoint from blocking law enforcement officers from enforcing immigration laws.
American Indian tribes need additional federal funding to improve their law enforcement efforts across the state and country, tribal leaders told two U.S. senators during a special field hearing of the U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee on Monday.
April 12, 2005
As the holiday shopping season moves into high gear, police officers from around the East Valley and posse members of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office are beefing up their patrols around high-volume shopping areas and reminding those in the bargain fray to be alert.
Vowing to hold law enforcement accountable if a new immigration law is misused, Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday issued an executive order to the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board to develop training to properly implement the law.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety hopes to begin a statewide photo enforcement program in September that would include 100 systems with 60 stationary speed cameras and 40 mobile speed units.
State lawmakers moved Tuesday to block plans by Gov. Janet Napolitano to roll out photo radar enforcement throughout the state.
Widespread public interest in getting local police more involved with federal immigration law should not become an unfunded mandate that usurps local control to focus on a problem that’s not even a crime.
Just days before an anticipated Supreme Court ruling, the American Civil Liberties Union wants state officials to warn possible “rogue” officers from enforcing the state’s immigration law before they are legally entitled to do so.
Arizona motorists who ignore speed limits could soon be getting pictures of themselves in the mail — along with a nasty financial surprise.
A bill approved by the state Legislature would require city and county police agencies to have their officers tackle federal immigration violations.
State lawmakers will consider whether to continue spending tens of millions of dollars a year to arrest illegal immigrants when the legislative session begins next week with Arizona's government in a $3 billion hole.
Gov. Jan Brewer -- or at least her attorneys -- will get a chance to argue that Arizona should be allowed to enforce a law aimed at those who harbor illegal immigrants.
An attorney for Gov. Jan Brewer told federal appellate judges Tuesday they should let Arizona enforce its laws against harboring illegal immigrants because there's no evidence anyone is in danger of actually being prosecuted.
“Those three seconds I took my eyes off the road changed my life forever.”
A federal judge on Tuesday questioned a bid by a civil rights lawyer who wants a new order blocking the state from enforcing the most controversial provision of its 2010 law aimed at illegal immigrants.
When Gov. Jan Brewer signed Senate Bill 1070 into law more than two years ago, she issued a directive to the Arizona Peace Officers Standards and Training Board to implement a training program for officers around the state on how to properly enforce provisions regarding those suspected of living in the U.S. illegally.
Loopholes in the law. Stagnant funding. Police agencies that don’t work together. Hundreds of criminals unaccounted for.
WASHINGTON - The United States has "credible intelligence from multiple sources" that al-Qaida is determined to launch an attack in the United States in the next few months that could be linked to events such as an upcoming international economic summit and the summer political conventions, Attorney General John Ashcroft said Wednesday.