Rally For Law Enforcement and its founder Nohl Rosen are speaking out ahead of time against a proposed citizen review board which is expected to be discussed at a special Phoenix City Council policy meeting announced by Mayor Kate Gallego. The meeting will take place on July 2nd at 2:30pm at the Orpheum Theatre which is located at 203 W Adams St in Phoenix.
“This proposed citizen
oversight committee is just another way for the anti-police agitators to get
their own people on as members and to tie the hands of police officers in order
to prevent them from their job. The Phoenix Police Department already has a review
board and there are citizens that are already sitting on it so another one isn’t
needed. This idea of a citizen review board in addition to what’s already in
place is obviously being driven by politics and caving into what the agitators
want. Police officers have enough to worry about without having to be concerned
that they’ll be fired because they followed their training but didn’t do what’s
politically correct. Let the officers do their job,” Rosen said.
Rally For Law Enforcement members and other pro-police supporters will be at the July 2nd meeting voicing their support for Phoenix PD. If you are unable to attend the meeting, we’re asking our members and other police supporters to email the Mayor of Phoenix and the City Council to urge them to vote no on the proposed citizen oversight committee. You can email them at the following address: https://www.phoenix.gov/mayorcouncil.
Rally For Law Enforcement is now mobilizing pro-police supporters that plan on attending the next Phoenix City Council meeting to speak out in support of Phoenix PD and the officers who stopped Draven Ames and Lesha Harper after it was reported that they shoplifted from a store. Protesters that support the couple tried to take over the last Phoenix City Council meeting on June 19th shouting down anyone including Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio who voiced his support for Phoenix PD. Nohl Rosen, the founder of Rally For Law Enforcement has also spoken out in support of the officers and plans to attend the next meeting which is scheduled for June 26th.
“You’ve heard from the anti-cop side, now it’s time to hear from our side that supports the police, so you can expect us to be at the next meeting to testify in support of Phoenix PD. We don’t feel that the officers did anything wrong and followed proper procedure. They’re clearly being railroaded here and we’ve heard from police supporters from across the country who also feel the same way. I myself certainly agree with him that no excessive force was used. You also can’t base all the facts on an un-vetted viral video which only showed a brief moment of what happened. You have to look at all the facts. Nonetheless, you can expect plenty of police supporters to be at the next meeting,” said Rosen.
The Phoenix City Council meetings are held at 200 W. Jefferson and they start at 2:30pm. We will try to keep everyone up to date on any changes. Thank you for your support.
Phoenix PD has now released video showing what led up to the May 27th arrest of two suspects who are suing the city of Phoenix for $10 million claiming their civil rights had been violent. The local and national media are trying to paint the couple identified as Dravon Ames and Iesha Harper as innocent people who did nothing wrong. The couple claims that Phoenix PD officers were the aggressors and had violated their civil rights and acted inappropriately. A video released by Phoenix PD seems to indicate that couple did bring their children into a store and were seen on camera stealing items.
One thing not being reported by the media is that Rally For Enforcement has stated its support of the officers as well as other pro-police supporters.
Phoenix PD released a fact sheet on the incident which took place on May 27th. It was as follows:
CURRENT FACT SHEET SUMMARY OF PHOENIX POLICE RESPONSE TO SHOPLIFTING INCIDENT RESULTING IN OFFICERS BEING REMOVED FROM THE STREET AND ASSIGNED TO DESK DUTY
Date: May 27, 2019 at approximately 11:17 a.m. Location: 1600 N. 36th Street
-On May 27, Phoenix Police received a call for assistance from the store manager to report a shoplifting inside the store.
-During the investigation the store manager alerted the officer to a second shoplifting in progress and the people from that incident were now getting into a vehicle in the parking lot.
-As the officer approached the vehicle, he observed female #1 drop an item before getting in the car, then the vehicle quickly reversed and drove away.
-Moments later the vehicle stopped at McDowell Road, female #1 exited the vehicle and the car again drove away. The officer learned the female had three misdemeanor warrants for her arrest and was booked for the outstanding warrants.
-The vehicle was located a short distance away and stopped in an apartment complex about a mile away. Officers arrested the male driver and a second female.
-The male driver told an officer he shoplifted a package of underwear from the store and threw them out the window, and in addition he was driving on a suspended license.
-Female individual #2 told an officer that her aunt (female #1) and child went into the store together. Female #2 also said she saw her child walk out of the store with a doll and she believed they had stolen it because they didn’t have any money. Also, the female said she heard the officer in the parking lot tell the driver to stop the car several times, but he didn’t.
-The store manager declined to prosecute, so no one was arrested for shoplifting.
-On June 11, Phoenix Police was made aware of video taken by residents at the apartment complex showing extremely offensive and unprofessional language and actions by officers during the arrests. That same day, Police Chief Jeri Williams requested the officers be removed from the street and assigned to desk duty while an investigation takes place.
-On June 14, the Police Department provided to the media the police report of the original call to the local business on May 27, 2019. On the same day, Chief Williams shared a videotaped message with the community expressing how disturbing the video was, her expectations of employees, the need to give due diligence for the investigation and her support of the men and women of the department who faithfully protect and serve the community.”
There are now reports that Ames is facing charges from a 2018 incident where he assaulted a Tempe PD officer. We will try to post more about this but the latest info has been posted to Rally For Law Enforcement’s Facebook page.
The funeral for Phoenix Police Officer Paul Rutherford is scheduled to take place this this Thursday 3/28 at Christ Of The Valley and will begin at 10am. The church is located at 7007 W. Happy Valley Road in Peoria. A funeral procession will follow after the service to Phoenix Memorial Park & Cemetary which is located at 200 W. Bearsdley Rd in Phoenix. We’re encouraging all police supporters to line the procession route to honor Officer Rutherford, his family and Phoenix PD. We also hope you’ll join us outside the cemetery as the procession passes and line the street with Thin Blue Line and American flags.
There will be a public viewing on Wednesday 3/27 from 2:30pm – 3:30pm at St. Thomas Aquinas, located at 13720 W. Thomas Rd.
Rally For Law Enforcement members and pro-police supporters are expected to attend the Phoenix City Council Public Safety & Veteran’s Sub-Committee on March 13th to speak in support of Phoenix PD. The meeting will be held at Phoenix City Hall located at 200 W. Washington St in Phoenix and will begin at 9am. All police supporters are being invited to attend. We do recommend that those wishing to be at the meeting be there by 8am and to fill out comment cards to testify before the committee.
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.
Rally For L.E. is putting together a citizen honor guard for the funeral procession route on Thursday May 26th from 10am – 1pm for Phoenix Police Officer David Glasser who’s end of watch happened on 5/19/2016. We wish to have a citizen detail outside both the church and the cemetary. The two locations are:
Christ’s Church of the Valley 7007 W. Happy Valley Road Peoria, AZ
Phoenix Memorial Park and Cemetery 200 W. Beardsley Road
The citizen detail will include police supporters, retired law enforcement and hopefully active duty members as well. Let’s give Officer Glasser the hero’s send off that he deserves and also pay a great respect to the family as well Phoenix PD. We are asking those that wish to participate to meet outside the church around 8am and for those wishing to be a part of the detail at the cemetary to start gathering at 11am. Coming early is essential and we’re asking people to bring Thin Blue Line and American flags. If you’re interested in joining us please email us or sign up via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/738860646255486 Also, bring plenty of water as it will probably be very warm that day. Thank you.