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Grant Woods
Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods has condemned President Donald Trump for comments he made about a badly injured Buffalo protester. The 75-year-old protester was hospitalized after police shoved him to the ground.
Jun. 10, 2020
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The Phoenix police chief has announced a change in the department’s use-of-force policy. Chief Jeri Williams issued a statement Tuesday saying her department "will suspend training and use of the Carotid Control Technique, effective immediately."
Jun. 9, 2020
Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone
Thousands of protesters in Phoenix, Tucson and cities around the country who have taken to the streets since May 25 demanding law enforcement reform. Sheriff Paul Penzone has been outspoken about the killing of George Floyd and ending poor police behavior. The Show spoke with him for his thoughts on the recent protests.
Jun. 9, 2020
Protesters on First Avenue
In troubled times — whether they’re faced by individuals or the broader communities — many will turn to religious and spiritual leaders. The current rallies are no different. The Show spoke with two of the Valley’s African American religious leaders, pastors Benjamin Thomas Sr. and Warren Stewart Jr., about what they're hearing from their congregations as the protests continue.
Jun. 9, 2020
Arizona Confederate Memorial
Arizona’s Secretary of State wants to remove a monument commemorating the Confederacy from Wesley Bolin Plaza, across the street from the state capitol. Katie Hobbs’ plan is to put the monument into long-term storage at the Arizona Capitol Museum, which her office operates.
Jun. 8, 2020
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NPR's live coverage of the funeral for George Floyd, 46, who was killed by police in Minneapolis on Memorial Day. The service was held at the Fountain of Praise in Houston on Tuesday.
Jun. 8, 2020
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As protests continue here in Arizona and around the country in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, they’re also taking place outside the U.S. With The Show via Skype for our weekly look at some of the key international stories in the coming days is the BBC’s Rob Hugh-Jones.
Jun. 8, 2020
Reginald Bolding
The family of Dion Johnson, the man shot and killed by a Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper after being found asleep in his truck along the Loop 101 freeway in north Phoenix, is asking for answers, and a state representative is asking for a federal investigation.
Jun. 6, 2020
Chief Jeri Williams
Police all over the country have been seen in videos taking a knee or marching alongside demonstrators, seemingly signifying their solidarity with a movement that calls for major reforms to the institution of law enforcement. In Phoenix, Chief Jeri Williams joined with protesters Friday and told them their message was resonating at the highest levels of the police department.
Jun. 6, 2020
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The Arizona National Guard's commander, Maj. Gen. Michael McGuire, says he received requests for assistance from nine cities statewide after the vandalism and looting at Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall on Saturday.
Jun. 5, 2020
Phoenix protester tear gas
Banner Health's poison control center says it's had calls from people who have been exposed to tear gas and pepper spray at demonstrations.
Jun. 5, 2020
Reginald Bolding
On Memorial Day, Dion Johnson, an African American man, was fatally shot by a DPS trooper. Johnson’s death, along with that of George Floyd in Minneapolis and others, has been the impetus behind many of the protests that have taken place in Phoenix and nationwide since May 25. It’s also one of the reasons legislative Democrats have called for a special session, to take up several police reform measures.
Jun. 4, 2020
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Mayors across the nation have issued emergency curfews in response to protests. For a look at how they are working, The Show spoke with NPR’s Brakkton Booker who has been covering the protests from Washington, D.C.
Jun. 3, 2020
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Among those who’ve been arrested during the recent protests in response to the killing of George Floyd are Arizonans who are DACA recipients, and those who are undocumented. Those arrests bring their own set of complications.
Jun. 3, 2020
Protesters and Phoenix police officers during a protest.
As police departments across Arizona and around the country respond to protests, questions have arisen about the best ways for law enforcement to do so. The Show spoke with Ed Maguire, a professor of criminology and criminal justice at ASU and the associate director of the Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety.
Jun. 3, 2020
Chief Jeri Williams
On the night of June 2, thousands of people peacefully protested around the Valley, calling for an end to police violence against people of color. Jeri Williams is the Phoenix police chief, a law enforcement veteran, an African American and a mom. The Show spoke with her about her reaction to George Floyd's death.
Jun. 3, 2020
Protesters on First Avenue
Thousands of people participated in peaceful protests in Phoenix on Tuesday night against the death of George Floyd while in custody of Minneapolis police. On the sixth day of protests, a group led by local church leaders held a prayer session outside the state Capitol.
Jun. 3, 2020
Sal DiCiccio
Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio said he was impressed by police officers taking a knee with protesters Monday night. Protests remained peaceful and no arrests were made after the fifth consecutive day of demonstrations.
Jun. 2, 2020
Phoenix protester tear gas
Many local protesters have been released from custody after being arrested without probable cause over the weekend. Over 100 demonstrators were arrested during protests Saturday night in Phoenix.
Jun. 2, 2020
Protesters and Phoenix police officers during a protest.
The Arizona National Guard has called up about 900 soldiers to help the state deal with protests after Gov. Doug Ducey declared a statewide 8 p.m.-5 a.m. curfew.
Jun. 2, 2020

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