Woman Arrested For Speaking At Council Meeting

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 5 years ago

J. Jones arrested for speaking on accusations made towards the Quartzsite AZ council on a recall vote.Is it right I-A-B?
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Male 282
Fascist gonna fascist!
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Male 587
Sounds like that Mayor is gonna make some heads roll for this. Also I don`t think that guy will be on the council much longer if this is how he is gonna treat the public.
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Male 1,737
This was a stunt, possibly setup between the mayor and J.J. The thing I found odd, is how she is only there to address the public, is that not a misuse of the system? I don`t know how it all works, I just know your supposed to address the guys behind the benches, not turn your back to them and push your agenda on the audience.
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Male 17,512
This woman had the floor and the right to speak, no one can interrupt that except the leader giving her the floor in the first place.

The councilperson`s interruption was out of order according to standard parliamentary procedure.

The lady speaking had the floor, she was not being violent or threatening in anyway, therefore the police should`ve stood down and let her talk. You can bet there will be lawsuits over that illegal arrest.
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Male 798
That was retarded. The mayor wasn`t having her arrested, it was the rest of the council violating procedure because they didn`t like it. They guy on the left was trying to call a vote, even though they aren`t allowed to when someone has the floor.

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Male 192
@ DShephard were you watching the same video i did? from what i heard she said something the bald guy didnt like and he had her removed. Someone off screen tried to stand up for her rights, but didnt work. Fire the cops and the bald guy is what i say, but as long as we live in a police state masked as a democracy, sadly, this will continue to happen
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Male 2,868
It wasn`t the mayor ordering her to step down, as some have suggested in this thread. The Mayor was ordering the police to leave her alone so she could speak.
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Male 1,404
Mayoral recall vote is 8-30-2011. I guess that is where it starts.
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Male 2,384
she had the right to speak, but the mayor didnt like what she was saying and pulled her hired goons out on her... police state is upon us, we have to fight now!!!! tsa/homeland security my dick. one day we will wake up in 1984 (the novel of course)
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Male 47
Happens far too often here I`m afraid. Makes a man want to expatriate.
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Male 2,790
nothing new here. just more stupid people
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Female 3,598
wow. police state anyone? the politicians are in on it.
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Male 329
Pink slips all around I say! I`m tired of seeing people bullied by government. Walkouts only allow them to do what they are gonna do. What they should have done was each go up and continue her speech for her and let them try to arrest the whole room. Good to see they get their recount.
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Male 1,595
Of course! Women have no place in Council. (That`s obviously a joke.)

All kidding aside, they were pulling her out, which was all they went to do, she resisted and therefor was arrested.

She was not arrested for speaking, but rather not leaving when told to do so.

Telling her to leave in the situation present was also not wise, so they have some blame too.

Long story short: People screw up.
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Male 1,249
We dun like wut u say and since we are > u gtfo
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Male 201
Never thought i`d see my High School Town on I-A-B. . That whole board and the cops there are sketch as hell. . .
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Male 69
Quartzite, AZ Town Code

Go read sections 2-2-4 and 2-4-6
The mayor is not given any particular power, and as soon as one council member requests that a member of the public step down from the podium they are supposed to do so.
If you wanna get totally technical...
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Female 2,525
Guess we know which council members are slipping more cash to the police department in that city.
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Male 662
@jamie76 not all mayors have the same power. It depends on the city charter
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Male 25,416
free speech, who needs it? :P
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Male 2,345
I can gurantee you that if a officer refuses to comply with a lawful order issued to him by the mayor, who is essintially in charge of the police dept. that officer will be fired.

the mayor has the authority to put officers on review and bring them before a hearing to determine if they were insubordinate and believe me, from the few times I have seen this happen, the officer loses.
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Male 256
All I can say is WOW! So this is where it`s going, enjoy the ride! lol
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Male 3,314
"the purpose of "addressing the council" is to address the council. Not talk to the body of spectators. When told to step down, she should have."

She was told to step down by someone who didn`t have the authority to do it, and should not have stepped down. The person running the meeting repeatedly backed her up. She shouldn`t have resisted the officer`s orders, however.
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Male 3,314
"Don`t be dumb you`re basically saying if a cop comes to try to have sex with you and you don`t want them to you can`t resist or they have the right to arrest you."

Having sex is not part of a police officers duty. Maintaining order in a meeting hall such as this is part of their job.

Let`s say that you`re standing on your yard, minding your own business, filming your kids play. A police officer comes over and tells you to put the camera down. You refuse, because it`s your lawn and you`re within your rights to film your kid on your lawn. The officer starts to arrest you for not following his order, and you physically resist.

The officer was wrong in his initial order. You were within your rights to continue to record your child on your lawn. You still resisted the wrongful arrest being made, and therefore are resisting arrest. Depending on the severity of your resisting, you`ll probably have the charges dropped, and maybe get paid for your troub
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Male 37,897

the purpose of "addressing the council" is to address the council. Not talk to the body of spectators. When told to step down, she should have.
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Male 412
@Rogue_knight: "They missed an excellent opportunity to use a taser."

Somehow, I think they`ll get plenty more opportunities if they`re looking for them. /sigh
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Male 868
They missed an excellent opportunity to use a taser.
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Male 4,902
Looks like one redneck ass town
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Male 240
@Rick
Don`t be dumb you`re basically saying if a cop comes to try to have sex with you and you don`t want them to you can`t resist or they have the right to arrest you.
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Male 47
She was arrested for attempting to assert her rights. Everyone knows you only have those rights as long as you don`t assert them.
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Male 3,472
Bull pucky!
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Male 1,832
the guy saying "sergeant" over and over sounds like Forrest Gump.
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Male 255
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Male 3,314
"she wasnt arrested for reisiting arrest dumbass."

Yes, she was. You can here the officer say something along the lines of "don`t resist" or "stop resisting."

"So what was the original crime that she was resisting arrest for?" You said it yourself, the police incorrectly intervened to make her stop talking. Had she surrendered the microphone, and waited for the mayor and the council to sort it out, or just spoke without the microphone, she wouldn`t have been resisting, and wouldn`t have been arrested.
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Female 4,349
she made her point, the thing is, now you, the general public is supposed to do something about it.
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Male 182
she wasnt arrested for reisiting arrest dumbass. the mayor himself told those cops to back off of her and they broke the law by arresting her that board and that entire police force needs to be fired.
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Male 2,172
It`s Bull S**t. They could have let her say what she had to say. "You are in violation of my rule of orders." Could easily be changed by "Respect my authoritah!" with the voice of Eric Cartman.

It`s nice that they have the right to do so in case there are some people who try to prevent the meeting from occuring or to prevent them from deliberatly make noise and spill out all the nonsense you don`t want to hear at those meetings but what she was talking about, if I heard correctly, was about taxes.

Way to go america.
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Male 749
I don`t know if she was right in principle or not, but she made the mistake of addressing the public rather than addressing the council, which I assume was the purpose. Interesting fight over Robert`s Rules of Order, if you`re into that kind of thing, but otherwise just a vid of angry people being angry.
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Male 670
@Rick_S
So what was the original crime that she was resisting arrest for? What was the charge she was being arrested for (that she resisted)? They started to restrain her at the `order` of the council for speaking. She resisted that restraint because she had the right to speak. Why did they restrain her? She was calm.
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Male 483
The mayor was really fighting for her, and that gives me hope. This is a sad sign of the times, where we`ve rolled on our backs and let the government and police take our freedom of speech.
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Male 3,314
She was arrested for resisting arrest, not for speaking out of turn. The initial action by the police was incorrect, but the arrest was correct. When the police give you an order, lawful or not, and you resist physically, as she did, you are resisting arrest.
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Female 8,044
Link: Woman Arrested For Speaking At Council Meeting [Rate Link] - J. Jones arrested for speaking on accusations made towards the Quartzsite AZ council on a recall vote.Is it right I-A-B?
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