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'State of emergency' in 'Nazi'-cop town
WorldNetDaily ^ | July 10, 2011 | July 10, 2011

Posted on 07/11/2011 7:17:08 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The Arizona town that's become a YouTube sensation for its police department hauling away a woman speaking at a town-hall meeting declared a state of emergency this afternoon, leaving many local residents in fear of what officers dressed in full riot gear might do.

Jennifer "Jade" Jones, 45, the woman forcibly removed by police from a recent public meeting in Quartzsite, Ariz., despite the vocal objections of the mayor, says an illegal secret meeting was held today with the public locked out of the building.

"About noon today, the town council, at the request of the police chief, declared an official state of emergency," Jones said online. "Please help!"

The Arizona Republic reported the emergency meeting was held "to beef up security after receiving death threats."

Jones told WND there's actually no emergency of any kind, as it's a peaceful Sunday with people attending church; but in the wake of a WND report which exposed allegations of wrongdoing by local government officials, the town council and police convened an unpublicized meeting to declare an emergency for their own protection.

"Obviously it has put a fear into them, as they realize, 'Oh my God, everyone's looking at us now,'" she said. "There's been no incident to warrant this. They did this to protect themselves. The people are in danger."

She says local residents have no idea what may be coming next.

"They've got their tactical gear on, the police chief and his sergeant," Jones said. "I don't know what that means. I need to get the word out in case they come here. I am very concerned for my safety. We're two hours from Phoenix, out in the middle of nowhere. A lot of things can go wrong before someone gets here."

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: arizona; corruption; donutwatch; gabriellegiffords; jackboots; jadejones; jaredloughner; police; policestate; quartzite; riotgear; secrecy; stateoffear; swat; towncouncil
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1 posted on 07/11/2011 7:17:13 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Ergot poisoning?


2 posted on 07/11/2011 7:20:04 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (We are not governed. We are occupied.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

mark


3 posted on 07/11/2011 7:22:40 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Psalm 144
"Ergot poisoning?"

More like the intoxication of power.

4 posted on 07/11/2011 7:22:52 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

This is why you stockpile ammo and have free fire zones established from multiple firing positions throughout your property.


5 posted on 07/11/2011 7:29:08 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Make your choice ! There are NO civilians.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

It would make a great play. Lord of the Flies in an isolated town in the desert. The encroachment of incremental totalitarianism in a previously quite place. Crazy.

Some firecrackers in the night would sure stir things up.


6 posted on 07/11/2011 7:29:56 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (We are not governed. We are occupied.)
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To: HiJinx; AZamericonnie

Say What???!!!!!!


7 posted on 07/11/2011 7:31:05 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

What on earth does this town have as far as form of government? If the chief of police was hired, fire his Robocop-on-roids @$$. If he was elected remove him via any number of means. There is no excuse for living in fear of a police force that is paid for out of the city budget. Remove them from it as an emergency cost-saving measure. Get them out of there. They’re the epitome of what this country was created to forbid and prevent.


8 posted on 07/11/2011 7:31:39 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Psalm 144
"Ergot poisoning?"

Intoxication, maybe. Animal testing with huge doses produced no death.


9 posted on 07/11/2011 7:32:00 PM PDT by I see my hands (Embrace misanthropy)
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To: rabscuttle385; 2ndDivisionVet; bamahead; traviskicks; Extremely Extreme Extremist; KDD; ansel12; ...

What on earth is going on there?


10 posted on 07/11/2011 7:32:11 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: Delta 21

I agree. And have everything dialed-in for artillery strikes.


11 posted on 07/11/2011 7:36:11 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

IEDs at the front door.


12 posted on 07/11/2011 7:37:57 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

13 posted on 07/11/2011 7:41:51 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
According to Jones, police escorted Mayor Ed Foster to today's special meeting, but he refused to take part in what he believed to be an illegal event.
Jones says....police made comments today such as, "We feel that they are trying to incite a riot. We feel we need to do this."

rut roh. I'd say it's high time for a special election to replace sheriff Hothead - let's see if he tries to stop THAT

14 posted on 07/11/2011 7:48:56 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: blueplum

and put the entire police department on ‘suspension pending investigation’


15 posted on 07/11/2011 7:52:51 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: blueplum

Bu... Bu... But LEOs are our FRIIIEEEEEEEEEENNNNNNNNNNDDDDS!

Until a whole bunch of FReepers finally wake up and smell the roses that US LEOs are nothing more than leftie, totalitarian, union thugs who will abuse their authority at the drop of the hat, we will continue to live in fear.

Disband all local police/sheriffs departments and mandate “must permit” concealed carry laws in all jurisdications.


16 posted on 07/11/2011 7:59:38 PM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

You Will Obey! Resistance is Futile!

17 posted on 07/11/2011 8:00:49 PM PDT by garjog
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To: garjog

Sounds like the new mayor is an okay guy. It’s the police chief and some of the other council members that are the problem.


18 posted on 07/11/2011 8:09:45 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Given the passivity of the gathered the people of Quartzite are getting what they deserve.

19 posted on 07/11/2011 8:12:44 PM PDT by I see my hands (Embrace misanthropy)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

WTF??

where the hell is the Arizona governor on this


20 posted on 07/11/2011 8:12:58 PM PDT by Charlespg
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To: smokingfrog; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; Shimmer1

More here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2745073/posts
And tons of town council videos on you tube at “1qtown.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPY3BIsVQq8

I have no idea how everything got so far out of hand. I’ve watched quite a few of the last few months’ videos and the mayor seems to be a reasonable man. Even while the other council members are making motions,seconding, and “passing” them without being recognized or having the floor.


21 posted on 07/11/2011 8:26:55 PM PDT by hocndoc (http://WingRight.org (I've got a mustard seed and I'm not afraid to use it.) (RIAing)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

If Jennifer “Jade” Jones wants to run the meetings she should run for office.

However, the town council cannot have secret meetings.


22 posted on 07/11/2011 8:28:17 PM PDT by donna
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To: Charlespg

WTF??

where the hell is the Arizona governor on this
#########

And why hasn’t she sent the state police to protect the citizens from these thugs? This is disgusting and allowing this kind of abuse of power is inexcusable.


23 posted on 07/11/2011 8:28:35 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: donna

Jennifer is running for mayor.
The council is out of control and wresting control from their mayor.


24 posted on 07/11/2011 8:31:20 PM PDT by hocndoc (http://WingRight.org (I've got a mustard seed and I'm not afraid to use it.) (RIAing)
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To: donna
If Jennifer “Jade” Jones wants to run the meetings she should run for office.

She doesn't want to run the meeting, she just wants the meetings to be public and wishes to exercise her 1st amendment rights.

25 posted on 07/11/2011 8:33:47 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: hocndoc

Still, she can’t give campaign speeches at the meetings.


26 posted on 07/11/2011 8:36:46 PM PDT by donna (Imagine women who honor men enough to not tempt them.)
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To: SUSSA
If I was the governor of AZ.

I'd have a Battalion of National Guard with loaded weapons down there now with orders to disarm the local police and hold them in custody

until I got some info on what the hell these goons were up too

27 posted on 07/11/2011 8:48:18 PM PDT by Charlespg
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To: donna

“Still, she can’t give campaign speeches at the meetings.”

Why are you so against this woman? I don’t think she was making a campaign speech. She was right to speak. She had the floor. The Mayor even acknowledged that, but some corrupt members of the council and corrupt police chief unjustly removed her to silence her.

It’s like a town full of corrupt people in power and the Mayor and some concerned citizens are attempting to expose the corruption.

Lawlessness is rampant all over the nation.


28 posted on 07/11/2011 9:03:26 PM PDT by abcc2011 (Christian and conservative.)
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To: donna

Watch the videos of the town council meetings. She was not making a campaign speech. She was politely cricizing her town council during the 4 minutes allowed for each person who came up for citizens’ comments. She was interrupted by a Councilor who took over the meeting from the mayor. Unbelievable, right?
So I watched a few more meetings. The Council is out of control, and the Chief is protecting his cronies because the mayor allowed policemen to read their com plaits against the Chief at another town meeting.


29 posted on 07/11/2011 9:26:00 PM PDT by hocndoc (http://WingRight.org (I've got a mustard seed and I'm not afraid to use it.) (RIAing)
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To: Delta 21

And a Ma Deuce mounted on the pickup.


30 posted on 07/11/2011 9:36:09 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Charlespg

I doubt that you would need the Guard. Punks like this police chief are bullies who are really cowards with badges. When faced by real men who have the same authority as they do they fold up pretty fast.

My guess is, two or three State Police officers could arrest and hold the entire local police force with very little resistance.


31 posted on 07/11/2011 9:43:03 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: donna

Unbelievable disorderly officers. I tried to send a message to the police chief, but the bandwidth is all in use. I will try later.


32 posted on 07/11/2011 9:49:11 PM PDT by healy61
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To: hocndoc

By declaring a ‘state of emergency’ they can pretty much do whatever they please. However, I don’t believe it is valid without the approval of the mayor.

http://www.quartzsitenews.tv/ars26-311.pdf


33 posted on 07/11/2011 10:21:09 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Send Giraldo Rivera down there. He is good in combat situations /s.


34 posted on 07/11/2011 10:25:35 PM PDT by microgood
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To: Joe 6-pack

>> More like the intoxication of power.

Well, they are very impotent people.


35 posted on 07/11/2011 10:30:21 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: abcc2011

You ever believe in the results of elections or not. It is the Mayor’s duty to handle his job.

This woman can run for office and take his place in an orderly transition.


36 posted on 07/11/2011 10:31:48 PM PDT by donna (Imagine women who honor men enough to not tempt them.)
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To: donna

You should learn more before commenting.

The mayor and this woman are on the same side, not in competition.The majority of the council has mutinied and have no respect for order ( or rules of order).


37 posted on 07/11/2011 10:41:11 PM PDT by hocndoc (http://WingRight.org (I've got a mustard seed and I'm not afraid to use it.) (RIAing)
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To: hocndoc

She is not elected and does not have the authority of the people behind her. The Mayor must do his own job, the one he has the legal authority to do.


38 posted on 07/11/2011 10:51:14 PM PDT by donna (Imagine women who honor men enough to not tempt them.)
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To: donna

You obviously have not seen the videos. You should watch the video of the meeting, or at least, the shorter video of the incident. I couldn’t believe what I saw on the shorter video, so I watched several meetings, trying to understand.

Ms. Jones was speaking during her turn at the “call for citizens” portion of the meeting, with the approval of the chair of the meeting. She had the floor, at the recognition of the chair, the mayor. She did not violate any rules.

The mayor and Ms. Jones were interrupted by a council member, who initiated the anarchy at the meeting ( several times, in fact). The chief obeyed out of order councilman, rather than the mayor - who, again, had the right to recognize speakers in the meeting.


39 posted on 07/11/2011 11:09:55 PM PDT by hocndoc (http://WingRight.org (I've got a mustard seed and I'm not afraid to use it.) (RIAing)
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To: hocndoc

Mayor’s problem. He can take it to a judge.

She is making it harder for the Mayor.


40 posted on 07/11/2011 11:15:02 PM PDT by donna (Imagine women who honor men enough to not tempt them.)
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To: donna; smokingfrog

More news http://www.parkerpioneer.net/articles/2011/07/11/news/doc4e1bbc98edd99386157241.txt

Donna, her right to speak was denied, at she was forcibly removed by police acting against the law. That link above relates that the Councils’ rules only allow the mayor to order any one removed.


41 posted on 07/11/2011 11:23:27 PM PDT by hocndoc (http://WingRight.org (I've got a mustard seed and I'm not afraid to use it.) (RIAing)
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42 posted on 07/11/2011 11:30:04 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (Democrats: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.")
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To: donna

I honestly don’t think you have a clue what you’re talking about. The woman WAS orderly. The Mayor WAS handling his job. He was telling the cops to let her alone because she DID have the floor. Good grief! You must have a problem!


43 posted on 07/11/2011 11:55:58 PM PDT by abcc2011 (Christian and conservative.)
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To: blueplum

“ut roh. I’d say it’s high time for a special election to replace sheriff Hothead - let’s see if he tries to stop THAT”

Sorry, but this is not a matter for elections. Even if a majority wanted their police to behave in an illegal manner, that would not matter.

The state of Arizona needs to step in and make sure the open meetings laws and the false arrest laws are obeyed in their state. As someone else said, the state should immediately suspend the local police chief and step in before there is some violence.


44 posted on 07/12/2011 12:23:41 AM PDT by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress)
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To: JLS

A Quartzitian needs to sue, I suppose.


45 posted on 07/12/2011 12:38:44 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: RegulatorCountry
Sounds like the Mayor has his head screwed on straight. The other council members seem to be the issue. Start recalling the council members. Take control of the council, fire the chief and the cops. Contract with the County Sheriff for police services. If this isn't fast enough, go to the local State Representatives and the Governor.

A town of 3800 has how many cops?

46 posted on 07/12/2011 12:46:23 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I assume the lady falsely arrested will sue over that. But that just gives her some tax payers money. It does not stop those who in the name of the tax payers would behave in such a way.


47 posted on 07/12/2011 1:22:43 AM PDT by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress)
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To: abcc2011

Stuff your personal insults. You’re so busy being “right” you can’t listen.


48 posted on 07/12/2011 2:31:00 AM PDT by donna (Imagine women who honor men enough to not tempt them.)
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To: hocndoc

As I said, the Mayor must do his duty. If something goes wrong he should act.

The woman was addressing the crowd which no council allows.


49 posted on 07/12/2011 2:33:49 AM PDT by donna (Imagine women who honor men enough to not tempt them.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican; calcowgirl

Some of these small towns, I don’t know.

I wonder how many are quasi-dictatorships. And then you have cases like that town in Cali where they gave themselves exorbitant salaries.

If it were up to me there’d be a lot of local government reorganization.


50 posted on 07/12/2011 5:50:01 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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