AZ Town Goes under Martial Law after State of Emergency Declared during Illegal Secret Meeting

Jennifer Jones is Arrested at City Council Meeting

July 15 Update: Quartzsite City Council Ousts Mayor; Claims Right to Secret Meetings; $5 million in secret payments at issue

Related: Arizona: Woman Arrested for Speaking at City Council Meeting

By Alex Thomas
The Intel Hub

Quartzsite, Arizona, the town now infamous for arresting a citizen for speaking during a public city council meeting, has apparently declared martial law. This, according to Quartzsite Mayor Ed Foster, happened after a secret meeting was held during which the city council voted in favor of declaring a state of emergency.

Jennifer Jones, the woman who has gone on a full scale crusade against corruption in the small town of 3,600, posted an urgent update on her blog The Desert Freedom Press.

“At about noon today [Sunday, July 10], the town council, at the request of the police chief, declared an official state of emergency. Sgt Xavier Frausto was dressed in tactical gear when he and the police chief demanded the mayor get in their car,” wrote Jones.

That’s right, according to this report, police in tactical gear ordered a sitting mayor to a potentially illegal secret meeting. The Mayor instead drove himself to the meeting which he himself later called illegal.

World Net Daily spoke with Jennifer Jones who now fears for her safety in the small town 2 hours outside of Phoenix.

“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.”

An Arizona Republic report confirms that Quartzite Mayor Ed Foster has indeed called the situation in his town a form of martial law but also quotes the Vice Mayor as saying that while she condems the meeting, martial law is not necessary the right word to use.

“Foster said the council had imposed martial law, but Vice Mayor Barbara Cowell said that does not accurately characterize the action. She added that the city attorney had condoned the meeting and that a recording of the session will be made accessible to the public today,” The Arizona Republic reported.

The situation in Quartzsite has been heating up as the story of Jennifer Jones and her unlawful arrest during a city council meeting has gained momentum after being covered by multiple mainstream newspapers.

The initial arrest came as Jennifer was exposing the corruption of the local city council as well as the police chief who is already under investigation by The Arizona State Dept of Public Safety.


Here’s video from the Tuesday, July 12 meeting, where the Mayor declared Sunday’s meeting illegal and rescheduled a public meeting since the Tuesday meeting violated several rules rendering it invalid. The Mayor walked out and the town council proceeded anyway:

5 responses to “AZ Town Goes under Martial Law after State of Emergency Declared during Illegal Secret Meeting

  1. Amazing what people will do.. I am not surprised by this.. What is the world coming to?

  2. What was she about to say? What are they afraid of? The AG of Arizona should be looking very closely at this.

  3. Nothing seems surprising when you hear it is happening in Arizona these days.

  4. It appears that the town is paying $250,000 a year to people not on the town’s payroll. Maybe Fox News will hack everyone involved and tell us what is going on.

  5. Pingback: “if you see evil happening in your town, DO SOMETHING.” « Columbia news, views & reviews

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