Quartzsite Police Officers Fabiola Garcia and Ruben Villafania are speaking in Spanish on the job, at Town Hall right before Michael Roth's arrest for "disorderly conduct". This is the video feed directly from officer Garcia's badge camera, as submitted into evidence at Roth's trial.
ARTICLE XXVIII. ENGLISH AS THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
1. English as the official language; applicability
Section 1. (1) In this article, unless the context otherwise requires:
1. "Government" includes all laws, public proceedings, rules, publications, orders,
actions, programs, policies, departments, boards, agencies, organizations and
instrumentalities of this state or political subdivisions of this state, as appropriate under the circumstances to a particular official action.
2. "Official action" includes the performance of any function or action on behalf of this state or a political subdivision of this state or required by state law that appears to present the views, position or imprimatur of the state or political subdivision or that binds or commits the state or political subdivision, but does not include:
(a) The teaching of or the encouragement of learning languages other than English.
(b) Actions required under the federal individuals with disabilities education act or other federal laws.
(c) Actions, documents or policies necessary for tourism, commerce or international trade.
(d) Actions or documents that protect the public health and safety, including law enforcement and emergency services.
3. Preserving and enhancing the role of the official language; right to use English
Section 3. A. Representatives of government in this state shall preserve, protect and enhance the role of English as the official language of the government of Arizona.
B. A person shall not be discriminated against or penalized in any way because the person uses or attempts to use English in public or private communication.
4. Official actions to be conducted in English
Section 4. Official actions shall be conducted in English.
A phone call to the property owner confirmed that no authorization had been given for the Quartzsite Police to trespass at Crawford's Trailer Park and a criminal complaint is being drafted against Police Chief Jeff Gilbert as we speak!
And a late edition to the lineup is this video of Mayor Ed Foster enjoying Michael Roth's wash tub campfire, which warranted "a full response" from the Quartzsite Fire and Police Departments. QPD demanded entry, which was denied by Roth, who leases the property. Upon instruction by Police Chief Jeff Gilbert, Officer Yeomans of the QPD climbed atop the fire truck to photograph the inside of Roth's yard. When informed that photographing beyond "plain sight" had been ruled a Constitutional violation by the Supreme Court, Officer Yeomans immediately handed the camera to the fire fighter standing next to him, who continued with the illegal photography. In an interview with Quartzsite Constable Paul Staudt, Yeomans admitted he was just following Chief Gilbert's orders.