The United States has fortified the border with Mexico since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, largely in the name of thwarting terrorism. However, some analysts believe there’s a greater potential threat of terrorists entering the U.S. from the northern border.
As the future South Mountain Freeway breaks through the barriers of limited accessibility and traffic congestion, it creates a new obstacle by cutting through land that the Gila River Indian Community finds sacred.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety said its investigation continues into a series of freeway shooting incidents along Interstate 10 in Phoenix, even after the arrest of a man late last week they say is tied to four of the 11 shootings.
The Arizona Game and Fish Commission makes policies for wide range of activities in Arizona from hunting and fishing, to some law enforcement and boating. With that much authority, several organizations are closely watching the process.
At one of the harshest federal prisons in the country, inmates are left with their wrists and ankles cuffed for hours, days and sometimes weeks at a time. The prison says it's a safety issue. Inmates say it's punishment.