About a month after a Phoenix police officer fatally shot a mentally ill woman, city leaders have announced a plan to change how the police department deals with mentally ill individuals. Michelle Cusseaux, 50, was fatally shot by Phoenix Police Officer Percy Dupra on August 14, after police say sh ... More >>
Maricopa County's jails continue to provide inadequate medical and mental-health care to pretrial detainees, a federal judge found yesterday. Judge Neil Wake, who placed the jails under supervision years ago after determining that they neglected detainees, ruled that Sheriff Joe Arpaio's jails mus ... More >>
Matt Bourne spent his spring break knocking over furniture. One day, he broke a dresser in his sister's room and pulled down a flat-screen television. He punched himself in the face, hit his older sister, and hit his mom. The family dealt with it as they normally did, taking turns cornering the 10- ... More >>
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery brought together several Phoenix-area police chiefs yesterday to explain how the departments are handling encounters with mentally ill people. Of course, this comes on the heels of the shooting of Michelle Cusseaux, a 50-year-old mentally ill Phoenix residen ... More >>
Seung Hui Cho slipped through a loophole in Virginia law when he bought his gun. Lawmakers in that state fixed the problem The deadly mass shooting in Tucson on Saturday was by no means the first to raise questions about how mentally ill people bought firearms. In some cases, state or federa ... More >>
The attempted assassination of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, the incidental execution of Arizona's Chief Federal Judge, the collateral killing of five bystanders, including a child, and the deranged wounding of 14 politically curious civilians is not the result of the First Amendment's pe ... More >>
www.photobucket.comThese gals may have a little too much self-esteemA new study conducted by a researcher at Arizona State University, in collaboration with two researchers at European universities, came to a conclusions about the female psyche: Fat women should never look at a female model ... More >>
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'Insane' mom sentenced in 1998 burning death of two kids
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A judge said Lucia Diaz should be force-medicated to control her psychosis. Instead, she was turned loose to terrorize.
CPS slammed for severing parental rights while doing little to preserve the family
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If Artie Martinez weren't deaf, he might have talked his way out of the Arizona State Hospital. Instead, he was locked up there for nearly 40 years.
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WITH THE STATE OUT OF MONEY, ONE WOMAN WENT TO EXTREMES TO GET HELP FOR HER MENTALLY ILL SON
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EVERYONE AGREES JOHN SAHHAR DOESN'T BELONG ON THE STREET, BUT NOBODY WANTS TO TAKE CARE OF HIM.