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  • Is Stand Your Ground really just an excuse?

    Is Stand Your Ground really just an excuse?

    Is the Under Arizona Revised Statutes 13-405(B) “a person has no duty to retreat before threatening or using deadly physical force…if the person is in a place where the person may legally be and is not engaged in an unlawful act.” Additionally, under ARS 13-404 “[a] person is justified in threatening or using physical force […]
  • Police can now save us from ourselves and stop overdoses

    Police can now save us from ourselves and stop overdoses

    Narcan. You probably have not heard of it yet and it will not be long until police agencies across the country add it to their tool belt.
  • Cold feet at the wedding? There’s insurance for that

    For those of you who are engaged, you can now protect yourself in case your soon to be spouse decides to split and leave you standing at the altar brokenhearted and quite literally, broke.
  • Have we created a quick-draw society?

    The debate over carrying firearms, concealed or out in the open, has had a major voice over the past six years in our country.
  • Is it discipline or cyberbullying?

    I give credit to parents who can create new and effective, non-physical, ways of disciplining their children. Being a parent is a hard job and disciplining is one of the toughest things a parent faces, often on a daily basis. A parent’s job is to raise a responsible member of society, which includes feeding, caring, […]
  • Same-sex marriages again an issue in Arizona

    Same-sex marriages again an issue in Arizona

    Whether you agree or not, the issue of same-sex marriages is relevant and is gaining support.
  • Have fun on New Year’s Eve but don’t fire guns

    If you are planning to celebrate the end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014 you can cheer, dance, raise a glass and even kiss your honey but one thing you cannot do is shoot a gun into the air.
  • Airlines, airports trying to minimize holiday stress in small ways

    Do you hate airports as much as I do?
  • What’s next in Richard Chrisman sentencing?

    If you live in Maricopa County or are a trial watcher you have heard of Richard Chrisman.
  • Was ASU the better team against Stanford?

    By now you know that No. 5 Stanford beat the No. 16 Arizona State University Sun Devils in the Pac-12 Championship Game on Saturday 38-14.
  • Florida prosecutor makes tough call in Jameis Winston rape allegation

    Florida prosecutor makes tough call in Jameis Winston rape allegation

    Florida State is breathing a sigh of relief. The prosecutor for Florida’s Second Judicial Circuit, William Meggs, decided not to file sexual battery charges against quarterback Jameis Winston, citing a lack of evidence to obtain a conviction. In theory, the top goal/job of a prosecutor is to seek justice. Sometimes, that means filing charges in […]
  • What good is a restraining order anyway?

    In light of Tuesday's sad news in Phoenix that an estranged husband killed his wife, his daughter and the wife's brother and then himself, many are probably wondering whether a restraining order is really worth the paper it is written on.
  • First-time mothers: There is a light at the end of the tunnel!

    I know I know, there is a study for everything!
  • Hands off of pregnant bellies!

    ould you go up to a stranger or an acquaintance and touch or rub their stomach? Chances are, your answer is, "Heck no!"
  • In the future parents could be liable for crimes of their child

    In the future parents could be liable for crimes of their child

    Could parents be held responsible for the crimes of their children? The short answer in Arizona is no, but they could be liable for their own inaction. Just this week we learned of yet another tragedy involving a minor, a 9mm, murder and a suicide, this time all at Sparks Middle School. This happened outside […]