Hot Links: Cops Arrest Four Following Hate Crime Attacks; Suns Trades Upset Nash; Cops to Enforce License Plate Cover Law


Never trust a guy who's got a swastika tattooed on his forehead: Phoenix cops arrest four suspected white supremacists after two hate crime attacks. Steve Nash says he's "emotionally drained" following the Suns' trade of Raja Bell and Boris Diaw for Jason Richardson of the Charlotte Bobcats. This is news you can use: Take your license plate cover or you'll get pulled over thanks to a stricter new law. Local anti-gang cops keep up the great work this year with a round-up of 622 fugitive gang members. Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas fights to have a judge kicked off the criminal case of County Supervisor Don Stapley. Danger, Will Robinson: GM is producing cars that can be switched off by cops (or anyone else who has the remote control device). It will supposedly put an end to dangerous pursuits. Bad economic news of the day: Arizona food stamp requests are way up, and jobless claims are now at a 26-year high.

















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Ray Stern has worked as a newspaper reporter in Arizona for more than two decades. He's won numerous awards for his reporting, including the Arizona Press Club's Don Bolles Award for Investigative Journalism.
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