The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, in Peruta v. San Diego, ruled there is no right to carry a concealed firearm under the 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution. Watch my interview with AzCentral.com where I explain how this ruling will affect Arizonans.
Over the weekend I was quoted in a story written by Megan Cassidy of the Arizona Republic about the Arizona Department of Public Safety’s new DNA testing machine and the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in King vs. Maryland that holds that DNA collection upon arrest is constitutional.
Arizona Republic: Cracking crime in 90 minutes
Continue reading DNA Collection Raises Privacy Concerns
I was quoted in an Arizona Republic story this morning, written by D.S. Woodfill about Michelle Cusseaux, the fifty year old mentally ill woman who was shot and killed by Sgt. Percy Dupra of the Phoenix Police Department on August 14, 2014 after she allegedly charged at the officer with a hammer.
Arizona Republic: Phoenix chief asks for outside review of police shooting
Phoenix Police Chief Daniel V. Garcia asked the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office to conduct an “independent review” of the shooting to determine if Sgt. Dupra did anything wrong. Continue reading Could Mentally Ill Woman’s Life Have Been Saved?
I was quoted by reporter Alia Rau in The Arizona Republic this morning for an article about children being left in a hot car.
Arizona Republic: Protecting Arizona kids left in a hot car
I told her that I thought new legislation criminalizing leaving children in a hot car was unnecessary since there were already laws in place that protect children from neglectful conduct and abuse.
I was also asked about whether a person could break a car window to save a child in a hot car. This issue came up last month when I was interviewed about dogs in hot cars.
Continue reading Kids in Hot Cars
I was quoted in the Arizona Republic today in an article written by Megan Cassidy about how Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sean Pearce was not going to be charged with any crime for his role in the death of Glendale resident John Edward Harding.
AzCentral: No criminal charges for MCSO deputy in fatal Glendale wreck
Continue reading Deputy Pearce Not Charged with Manslaughter
I am quoted in this Arizona Republic article commenting on the re-arrest of Nicholas Philip Oakes after he was previously found not competent to stand trial.
Phoenix man re-arrested in murder after court rules him unfit
Continue reading Phoenix Man Re-arrested in Murder After Court Rules Him Unfit
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.
Trayvon Martin rally in Phoenix one of many across U.S.
Continue reading Trayvon Martin Rally in Phoenix One of Many Across U.S.