Arizona Republic article by reporter D.S. Woodfill quoting me on the police use of force issues in a rough arrest in Tempe by the Mesa Police Department.
I was interviewed by KTVK-3TV reporter Jared Dillingham about the possible mental health issues in the case of Maquel Morris who caused the crash of a Greyhound bus outside of Phoenix.
Continue reading Greyhound Bus Crash Suspect Apologizes
I was interviewed by KTVK-3TV reporter Jason Volentine about Tempe Police Officer Garrett Michael Peterson and his multiple arrests for violent and erratic behavior.
I appeared on KTVK-3TV show Politics Unplugged with reporters Dennis Welch and Cary Pena debating Arizona State Representative J.D. Mesnard on the issue of Revenge Porn and whether an Arizona Revenge Porn statute would violate the First Amendment.
Continue reading Revenge Porn Debate
I was interviewed by ABC-15 reporter Elizabeth Erwin with regards to alleged misconduct by Arizona Department of Corrections staff having sexual relations with inmates.
I was interviewed and quoted by Arizona Republic reporter JJ Hensley regarding the verdict of former Phoenix Police Officer Richard Chrisman’s trial for second degree murder, aggravated assault, and animal cruelty.
I was interviewed by ABC-15 reporter Maryellen Resendez about the release of former death row inmate Debra Milke after the truthfulness of the prior testimony of Phoenix Police Detective Armando Saldate Jr. was called into question.
There has been a lot of publicity regarding Stand Your Ground self-defense laws since the unfortunate events in Sanford, Florida on February 26, 2012 involving George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin. The news media repeatedly cited Florida’s Stand Your Ground self-defense law and as a result, these same self-defense laws have come under attack. Arizona has very similar self-defense laws to Florida.
Unfortunately, the attack on Stand Your Ground, using the Zimmerman case as ammunition, has been mostly based on misinformation about the facts of the case and what Stand Your Ground Laws do and do not allow you to do.
So what are these Stand Your Ground self-defense laws that the news media is making such a fuss about? Continue reading Arizona Self-Defense and The Truth About Stand Your Ground
I was interviewed by Arizona Republic reporter D.S. Woodfill about Arizona’s self-defense laws and how it relates to Florida’s Stand Your Ground Laws.
Police Questioning : Your Rights
It is unexpected. You get a knock on your front door. You open the door and standing before you is a police officer. He or she could be in a uniform or could be in regular clothes. He politely, but firmly, informs you that he is conducting an investigation and would like to talk to you. You ask what it is regarding and he tells you that they are investigating a crime and they would like to ask you some questions. You at first agree, but once the questions get started you get a feeling of dread in the pit of your stomach. The police officer has not said it, but you get the distinct feeling they believe that you are the person who committed the crime. What should you do?