Law enforcement seems to get more brazen at every turn. Now that an Arizona-based company has sought to patent their electrocuting or drug-administering handcuffs, we have to wonder how long it will be before police are using them and after that, what’s next? [Read more…]
States across the country are in a rush to pass legislation limiting the use of high-tech drones by police. In another case of technology moving quicker than lawmakers, police departments have been buying up to former military-only devices in hopes of using the new toys in surveillance and who-knows-what-else. But, unlike other states, Arizona recently backed off proposed legislation, too concerned about the money that these robots-in-the-sky could bring in. [Read more…]
April 2104 Update: Sanity prevails, and this decision was overturned.
You would think to be arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI), you would have to be under the influence of something, feeling its effects. Not so says an Arizona Court of Appeals who ruled last week that simply having marijuana’s active components in your body is enough for a conviction. And because THC (the active component in marijuana) stays present in the body for months, a toke last month could get you a DUI charge tonight. [Read more…]
In a rush to beat technology to the punch, lawmakers across the country are scrambling to limit how and when law enforcement can use drones. Arizona is no different, with a few different bills on the table that would set regulations for the unmanned aircraft. [Read more…]
While lawmakers in Arizona believe Arizona voters should have a chance to “rethink” the medical pot laws they voted in a few years ago, one recent poll indicates that the voters are happy with where things stands and may even support a future measure to legalize marijuana use altogether. [Read more…]
In an effort to reduce incarceration costs, the city of San Luis, Arizona is considering having some misdemeanor offenders serve their sentences in the relative comfort of their own home. The move seems to be a win-win for both parties and would make San Luis Municipal Court the first in a south county to make such a move. [Read more…]