Quartzsite Mayor Ed Foster Walks Out Of Illegal Council Meeting
The situation in Quartzsite, Arizona is one that should be front page national news. Apparently there have been allegations of political corruption in the town for years. Any place where the city council fires the lawfully elected mayor (Ed Foster), declares a state of emergency, arrests citizens for exercising their rights and places the controversial sheriff (Jeff Gilbert) in charge of everything should be top on the news agenda.
Citizen’s have called for the resignation of the council. The city council convened a meeting on July 12th, 2011 that doesn’t conform to the town codes at which Mayor Foster informed the members that formal complaints have been filed with the Arizona Attorney General and then walked out.
Mike Roth arrest on June 14, 2011.
The two citizens arrested were Mike Roth on June 14th, 2011, a reported political opponent of Gilbert, and Jennifer “Jade” Jones on June 28th, 2011. Sheriff Jeff Gilbert is already under investigation by the Arizona State Department of Public Safety for criminal accusations by officers in his own department yet the council placed him in charge. Actions like these confirm for some the corruption in Quartzsite’s local government and a connection between the Gilbert and the city council.
This is similar to the incident in Michigan several months back. Financial corruption and mismanagement along with a dire economic crisis are going to see more of these types of situations. As the purse strings tighten more clashes will happen because ultimately it’s not those that mismanaged funds and caused debt issues that will take the fall but the citizens. We can look at the situation in Greece for a possible future. Citizens are going to need to stand together to protect their rights and futures against these corrupt, unconstitutional and illegal practices. It matters not what you think of whomever the current president is or your party affiliation, those things are just distractions to keep the masses from banding together for their own common good.
The history of the situation in Arizona by Quartzsite activists
The voice you hear defending the speaker in the beginning is that of then elected Mayor of Quartzsite Ed Foster.
Mayor Ed Foster was recently interviewed about the situation in Quartzsite by Alex Jones.