Rally For L.E. has decided to pull its support of the Phoenix Police Department after the department and city leaders decided to meet and negotiate with Black Lives Matter members at a public meeting held this past Monday at a church in Phoenix. But it wasn’t just the meeting on July 18th that caused this decision it was also Phoenix Police Department’s reluctance to arrest Jarrett Maupin and his followers after two protests recently held in the city.
“You don’t negotiate with terrorists and this is exactly what Phoenix city leaders and the upper management at the Phoenix Police Department are doing. There have been two protests by the Black Lives Matter terrorists in the city of Phoenix and both times Phoenix Police were reluctant to start making arrests the moment they started blocking or marching down the street. Instead they gave Maupin and his mob a lot of breathing space. Another thing that’s disturbing is Chief Yahner personally coming to the site of the last protest at 24th and Camelback to accept Maupin’s demands on behalf of the city. This latest decision to sit down with Black Lives Matter and consider them to be partners is probably the straw that broke the camel’s back so to speak. Our city just sent a clear message that the pro-police side isn’t welcome or appreciated. This group that the city is now deciding to be friends with has advocated for the attacks on and the killing of police officers nationwide. How can you possibly sit down and partner with people like that?” said Rally For L.E.’s founder Nohl Rosen.
Rosen himself was at both protests and feels that the pro-police side isn’t getting treated fairly by the upper management of Phoenix PD or by city leaders. He also feels that the city and police department were selling out and putting more citizens and their officers at risk by choosing to sit down with the anti-cop side.
“We were present at both protests and came to stand with the police and to stand up for our community. We’ve also rallied in support of our police other times as well. None of the command staff like Chief Yahner or city leaders ever attended the rallies or even made an attempt to do so. They don’t even try to engage with us. However, it seems that whenever Maupin, Black Lives Matter or the other anti-cop terrorists threaten to protest or march somehow our city leaders seem to find the time to meet with them. They’re going down a very dangerous road with this partnership they seem interested in having with Black Lives Matter and others like them. It puts the community at risk and I’d imagine will make the rank and file officer’s job a lot more difficult. Nonetheless, we can’t support Phoenix PD if this is the route they wish to take,” Rosen added.
Rally For L.E. is still planning to still support police officers in the Valley but will focus on the outlining cities that are outside the city of Phoenix.