May 25th, 2011

OATH KEEPERS MUSTER – Tucson Info (Updated 5-30-2011)


Please note – For press and media, our press release is at bottom of this more detailed advisory. Please scroll down for press release.

Tucson Memorial Day March And Ceremony: General Info

Press contact – Arizona Oath Keepers state chapter President Ray Epps: 480-586-5145.

Backup Press contact – Elias Alias – 406-285-6597 * eliasalias@gmail.com

LAST MINUTE INSTRUCTIONS AND DIRECTIONS

SCHEDULE:

8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. – Muster at intersection of W. Valencia and S. Wade.  (directions below; see also) http://oathkeepers.org/oath/2011/05/25/oath-keepers-muster-_-tucson-info/ and also:

http://oathkeepers.org/oath/2011/05/28/tucson-memorial-day-march-and-ceremony-general-info/

8:30 a.m. – March to the Guerena home begins.

9:00 a.m.  to 9:30 a.m. – Ceremony at the Guerena home.

9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. – March back to muster parking  area.

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon – Drive to Purple Heart Park for ceremony honoring  American veterans who have been awarded Purple Hearts.  See: http://www.mophtucson.com/ Address: Purple Heart Park * 10050 E. Rita Road, Tucson, Arizona.  (Directions below)

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Oath Keepers Meeting at The Hotel Arizona.

The Hotel Arizona * 181 W. Broadway * Tucson, Arizona 85701 * phone: 520-382-8710 * www.thehotelaz.com

At The Hotel Arizona you will enjoy speeches by Sheriff Richard Mack, Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes, Oath Keepers Board member and South Carolina chapter President Major (ret.) Rex McTyeire, and other Oath Keepers officers and activists. There will be speeches, journalist interviews, question/answer periods, and networking. It is our understanding that the hotel’s restaurant, The Coyote Café, closes at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, but that hot sandwiches and other food items are available in the hotel’s bar. Also at the Hotel Arizona marchers will be given further announcements regarding other activities and dinner plans.

Oath Keepers sincerely thanks all who are making the trip for this muster, march, memorial service, and rally. God bless the Guerena family and God bless America.

Please note this bank account which has been provided to Oath Keepers by the Guerena family — donations to her family can be wired to this number: Bank of America: 457022390833 That account is an assistance account for Vanessa Guerena and her children. Thank you for being generous.

DIRECTIONS TO MUSTER: Take I-19 South off of I-10; Exit W. Valencia Road. Stay on W. Valencia – it’s a fairly long drive, but keep going west. You will pass the Del Sol Casino, keep going West about two miles past the Del Sol Casino to Wade Road. Upon arrival at the intersection of West Valencia Road and South Wade Road, please park on the South side of Valencia (Your left-hand side). We would like to ask all drivers to park by backing in, instead of parallel parking, so as to reduce the length of parked cars. Thank you for remembering to do that. Note: Oath Keepers has no idea how many or how few people will be driving in for this muster, so arriving early is not a bad idea. Arriving late is a very poor idea.

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Directions from Muster area at W. Valencia and Wade Road, to Purple Heart Park.

Take W. Valencia eastbound back to I-19. Cross under I-19, stay on Valencia. Cross under I-10, stay on Valencia.  (I can’t tell the distance on this google map, but it appears that Nexus Rd. is perhaps a couple of miles on your right after passing under I-10 on E. Valencia. Nexus only T’s into Valencia from the Right.) Take a right turn on Nexus, then quickly take a left turn on E. Rita. The park will be on your right just a few blocks from Nexus. So, briefly:

On W. Valencia Rd. at our Muster point, Go east bound on Valencia under I-19, and under I-10.

Continue east bound on Valencia to Nexus;

Turn Right on Nexus, then quick Left (just a few short blocks) onto E. Rita.

Purple Heart Park is a few blocks down on Right. If you get lost, call Elias –  406-285-6597

Safe travels!

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OATH KEEPERS MUSTER

Sheriff Mack and Stewart Rhodes On The March

Vanessa Guerena

Vanessa Guerena

Oath Keepers will muster at Tucson, Arizona, on Memorial Day, May 30, 2011.

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What – An Oath Keepers muster. Oath Keepers and friends will muster and march to the home of Mrs. Vanessa Guerena for a ceremony of memoriam for her late husband Jose Guerena, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Iraq war.

When – 8:00 a.m. sharp Monday morning Memorial Day, May 30, 2011

Where -  The intersection of West Valencia Road and South Wade Road. Take I-10 to I-19 South and exit West Valencia Road to South Wade Road, Tucson, Arizona. See below.

Who -  Oath Keepers is calling for all veterans, National Guardsmen, active duty military, current-serving peace officers, firefighters, retired public servants, gun owners, veterans organizations, civic organizations, church groups, student groups, and other patriotic Americans.

Why – To stand with Oath Keepers at a memorial service for Jose Guerena, a war veteran who was killed by law-enforcement gunfire in his home on May 05, 2011. We wish to honor Jose Guerena’s service to this nation and ensure that his death lights the spark which shall lawfully undo present-day policies which militarize our local peace officers and violate our veterans’ and gun owners’ Fourth Amendment rights.

Press contact – Arizona Oath Keepers state chapter President Ray Epps: 480-586-5145. Backup Press contact – Elias Alias – 406-285-6597 * eliasalias@gmail.com

The public is cordially invited to march and stand with Oath Keepers for this ceremony. All who cannot attend are encouraged to do what you can on Memorial Day in your own communities. A great example of local activity is given us by the Pahrump, Nevada Oath Keepers chapter. Enjoy reading their Proclamation here:

http://oathkeepers.org/oath/2011/05/25/pahrump-oath-keepers-issue-proclamation/?cp=1#comment-29725

What you can do – Work with veterans and neighbors and community groups in your respective areas to ensure such Proclamations are brought before your local government officials and State officials. (You can do this anytime, it is not limited to only Memorial Day.)

*Work to establish oversight by your State government, your Attorney General, and your County Sheriffs’ offices to protect Fourth Amendment rights at the local level to provide accountability for intrusive police activities. Work to educate your neighbors and friends to the militarization of our local peace officers and help them see how such practices violate our Bill of Rights, including the Fourth Amendment. Recommend to your local government that police actions, especially S.W.A.T. activity, does not mimic the acts of criminals who execute home invasions. Remind everyone of the inherent dangers in accepting Federal funding and Federal training. Work to break the connection between Federal involvement and local control over our peace officer community. Educate everyone to the dangers in militarizing our local peace officers.

What we need from Tucson: Oath Keepers is seeking locally a volunteer drummer for this march, and a bugler for the ceremony. Oath Keepers would love to have a color guard from Tucson or Arizona, but we’ll take a color guard from wherever we can find one. If anyone wishes to volunteer to drum for this march, or to play taps on the bugle at the ceremony, please send us your message by going here – http://oathkeepers.org/oath/contact/ or call our Arizona Oath Keepers chapter President Ray Epps at 480-586-5145. Backup number 406-285-6597.

Oath Keepers will muster at 8:00 a.m. on the morning of Memorial Day, May 30, 2011, and will march at 8:30 a.m. to the home of Vanessa Guerena, the widow of Jose Guerena. Our procession will not permit late-comers to join after we begin the march, so make sure to be on time. Come early. Our march will begin at our rally point which is less than one mile from the Guerena home.

Our muster will be at the intersection of West Valencia Road and South Wade Road. Out of town marchers can find West Valencia Road by exiting Interstate  I-19 just south of Interstate I-10 at the exit for West Valencia Road.

Upon arrival at the intersection of West Valencia Road and South Wade Road, please park on the South side of Valencia. We would like to ask all drivers to park by backing in, instead of parallel parking, so as to reduce the length of parked cars. Thank you for remembering to do that.

Oath Keepers will not permit the carrying or displaying of signs during our march and memorial service.

Flags may be carried and displayed. Those who have Oath Keepers gear are invited to wear Oath Keeper shirts and hats, patches and pins. We are planning a somber and reverent march, respectful of the departed young former Marine and war veteran, with sincere sympathy for his wife and children. There shall be another time and place for political expression.

Oath Keepers will conduct a brief ceremony on the lawn outside Mrs. Guerena’s house to honor her husband’s military service and all military and police who have paid the ultimate price for this country’s continued freedom. We will extend our sympathies to Mrs. Guerena, and then march back to our muster area.

Other activities will be announced when we return to our muster area. There each marcher will be given hand-out fliers with our afternoon schedule, which Oath Keepers will distribute to all who march with us.

Note - It is important that all who wish to participate with Oath Keepers on Memorial Day be present at 8:00 a.m. sharp, for that is how everyone will receive our announcements regarding the afternoon’s activities.

There will be afternoon speakers, including Stewart Rhodes, founder and President of Oath Keepers, Major (ret.) Rex McTyeire, U.S. Special Forces veteran and President of Oath Keepers’ South Carolina chapter, and Sheriff Richard Mack, former Sheriff from Arizona, among others. A number of Oath Keepers officers will be arriving from out of State.

The afternoon events will carry a political nature as Oath Keepers officially denounces the practice of deploying militarized SWAT teams to serve warrants on military veterans and gun owners who, like Jose Guerena, have no prior criminal record. Oath Keepers will inspire Americans to uphold the Fourth Amendment. Oath Keepers salutes our finest, our peace officers and our soldiers, with sincere gratitude for their service, but Oath Keepers stands against the Policy of using militarized SWAT units for routine law enforcement procedures.

We must take a stand against the use of SWAT or other militarized units against gun owners and veterans who have no violent crime history, and that stand needs to be a firm one. Come make a stand with us. Veterans, here is a place to stand for a righteous cause – bring your veteran groups and friends.

Therefore, Oath Keepers is going to rally to honor this young Marine’s military service in war in the morning hours, using this occasion to also honor all of America’s fallen heroes, and then move into other locations to express our opposition to the destruction of our liberty, our support of the Fourth Amendment as written, and our opposition to this policy of using SWAT teams to serve mere search warrants on gun owners and veterans who have no violent criminal record.

Here is a closing word from Stewart Rhodes, founder of Oath Keepers  –

“What better way to honor our war dead and veterans this Memorial Day than to defend our Constitution and our God given rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, which is what they all fought, bled, and died for? This policy of using SWAT to serve search warrants on veterans and gun owners simply because they are armed, and where there is no long history of violent crime, has got to stop. I think taking a stand over the use of SWAT against this young Marine in Tucson is a good place to start.” – Stewart Rhodes

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Check for updates on this information at the “Announcements” section of our front page on our national web site, www.oathkeepers.org/

Questions may be sent online here – http://oathkeepers.org/oath/contact/

The following two links will provide more detailed understanding about our Memorial Day events in Tucson, Arizona:

http://oathkeepers.org/oath/2011/05/21/oath-keepers-to-rally-in-tucson-on-memorial-day-over-death-of-young-marine-veteran/

http://oathkeepers.org/oath/2011/05/16/an-empire-strikes-home-_-part-one/

Meet some of our Board of Directors http://oathkeepers.org/oath/bios/

Sheriff Richard Mackhttp://www.sheriffmack.com/

Oath Keepers National http://www.oathkeepers.org/oath/

Semper Fidelis Jose Guerena!

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National Press Release – Please forward as needed -

Press Release May 27, 2011

Oath Keepers, Inc. * 5130 S. Fort Apache * Suite 215 * Las Vegas, NV 89148

Press contact – Arizona Oath Keepers state chapter President Ray Epps: 480-586-5145. Backup Press contact – Elias Alias – 406-285-6597 * eliasalias@gmail.com

Oath Keepers video announcement – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6NOx5Cx8Ws&feature=youtu.be

Oath Keepers national: http://www.oathkeepers.org/oath/

Details online – http://oathkeepers.org/oath/2011/05/25/oath-keepers-muster-_-tucson-info/?cp=2

- Press Release –

OATH  KEEPERS  MUSTER

Sheriff Mack and Stewart Rhodes To March In Tucson

Oath Keepers is calling for all veterans, National Guardsmen, active duty military, current-serving peace officers, firefighters, retired public servants, gun owners, veteran organizations, civic organizations, church groups, student groups, and other patriotic Americans to stand with Oath Keepers at a memorial service for Jose Guerena, a USMC war veteran who was killed by law-enforcement gunfire in his home on May 05, 2011. We wish to honor Jose Guerena’s service to this nation and ensure that his death lights the spark which shall lawfully undo present-day policies which militarize our local peace officers and violate our veterans’ and gun owners’ Fourth Amendment rights.

Oath Keepers will march to the Guerena home (at Tucson) in Pima County, Arizona and conduct a memorial service. The public is invited. Oath Keepers will afterward move into the city of Tucson for speeches by Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes, Oath Keepers Board of Directors member Sheriff Richard Mack, other Oath Keepers officers, and members of law enforcement and the military.

Statement by Stewart Rhodes –  “What better way to honor our war dead and veterans this Memorial Day than to defend our Constitution and our God given rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, which is what they all fought, bled, and died for? This policy of using SWAT to serve search warrants on veterans and gun owners simply because they are armed, and where there is no long history of violent crime, has got to stop. I think taking a stand over the use of the Pima County Regional SWAT against this young Marine in Tucson is a good place to start.” – Stewart Rhodes

End press release.

Reference articles

Forbes: http://blogs.forbes.com/erikkain/2011/05/24/oath-keepers-to-protest-killing-of-jose-guerena/

Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/25/jose-guerena-arizona-_n_867020.html

Reason Magazine: http://reason.com/archives/2011/02/07/an-interview-with-stewart-rhod

Oath Keepers: http://oathkeepers.org/oath/2011/05/16/an-empire-strikes-home-_-part-one/

The Blaze: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/swat-video-captures-officers-firing-71-times-on-former-marine/

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81 Responses to “OATH KEEPERS MUSTER – Tucson Info (Updated 5-30-2011)”

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  1. 1
    Andy Says:

    Make it happen Arizona.

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    donald rutledge, sgt Says:

    i’ll be there in spirit

  3. 3
    Wallbager Says:

    What part of “just KEEP your Oath” don’t people understand??

    Our military, law enforcement, and ELECTED OFFICIALS need to HONOR THEIR OATH TO THE U.S. CONSTITUTION!!!

    oathkeepers.org

  4. 4
    Elias Alias Says:

    Salutes to Dan, Jim, Drew, Sheriff Mack, Stewart, and Ray for getting the video out fast. I think this is a powerful video and I’m thinking it will go viral. Thanks, guys!

    The online link to share that video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6NOx5Cx8Ws

    Salute!
    Elias

  5. 5
    BlackSite Says:

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    While in Tucson, be sure and visit our store. You’ll be amazed at what we have in stock and our everyday low prices. Even if you don’t need any equipment, bring your questions to our knowledgeable staff for quick and accurate information.

    DON’T GO TO THE RALLY LACKING ANYTHING YOU NEED! Through May 30, we are offering 10% off on anything in the store to OATHKEEPERS!

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  6. 6
    Unoraza Says:

    Thanks to all the former military and police sticking your necks out in your attempts to literally save everything “American” from being FLUSHED by the Brits.

    Ironically, we’ve been slowly transformed back to what is essentially British feudalistic slavery and with London banksters tapping and TAXING our DOLLAR via ITS so-called, “Federal Reserve” we can never be free.

    Let’s just hope and pray Dr. Ron Paul or someone has a DOLLAR backup plan for when it finally is collapsed.

    **!Important note LAWS BEING CHANGED BENEATH US!**
    The FORMER, “CREDIBLE EVIDENCE”, threshold levels required to roll armed teams is gradually being changed to the Masonic Communist/NAZI levels: “reason to believe”.

    AKA “SNITCH/REVENGE” RACKET threshold where a 12 year old “BROWNSHIRT” middle school-er can get your family member SHOT!

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    Unoraza Says:

    ** PLEASE ASK FOR NO WEAPONS AT THESE RALLYS **

    All it takes is ONE armed and hypnotized shill to start a blood bath against some of the best people in the country!

    This should be NATIONAL!

    How can others participate that cannot attend?

    Much love to you oath keepers!

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    John Says:

    So what part of the U.S. Constitution did these police officers violate? “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” If it truly comes out that this former marine was involved in armed home invasions and the police knew that how can you say that this level of force was unreasonable? Was the search unreasonable? Why? It was executed well into the morning. You can see lights on the SWAT vehicle going (reflection). Siren was going for eight seconds and turned off so as not to drown out the announcements. Then for a full thirty seconds the operators are screaming “police search warrant.”

    How dare the police militarize. Well our country has a love affair with guns (of which I am happily infatuated). Here in Southern Arizona the home invasion rings are often times better armed than the SWAT teams. For all of you military veterans you ought to know that you don’t ever want to find yourself in a fair fight. So, it sounds like the SWAT team, armed with a search warrant supported but probable cause, went to the house where they believed a potentially dangerous person to be. Would you send a detective in a suit and tie? Had that suit and tie detective gone to the house and
    been presented with a man ready to kill him with a rifle, we’d be attending a fallen officer’s funeral. But praise be, our police aren’t “militarized.”

    I know I won’t change anyone’s mind here. That’s fine. But if any of you can tell me that your opinion of this whole story would change should Jose not turn out to be the innocent law-abiding family man we all hope him to be, I would be impressed.

    I’ll leave you with this. If he turns out to be innocent and wasn’t involved in anything near what the police assert, I’ll be happy to rally along with you. But until then let’s give those cops the same presumption of innocence you are so quick to drop on Mr. Guerena.

  9. 9
    Walter W. Says:

    @John – Good comment.

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    Geri Says:

    John, I disagree with you and here is why. Not only are our Officers and Detectives part of a police force, they are also First Responders. As an ER nurse for over 10 years and a wife of a Military man(retired now), Our Police are there to see any fallen citizen gets medical aid. Even if they are the ones causing the injury. This is BASIC civility towards a HUMAN Being. We are not MONSTERS- We are AMERICANS! That man and father and husband had a right to have medical care. I have worked around plenty of people including Guards from a prison who brought into the ER hardened criminals and they got good care. To let anyone lay there dying in their own blood, knowing the Paramedics could have stepped in within minutes of this man being shot-then not doing anything to let them do their job, SPEAKS VOLUMES. That Sheriff is no friend of US citizens to have issued any kind of reprimand toward anyone including journalist who asked to know the TRUTH of what happened. I know for a fact if it had been a Police officer that had been injured or shot, everyone would have jumped in to help and to condemn before the truth was even out of the mouth. This is a Tragedy and those officers are being loyal to no one but themselves. This young mother has been traumatized as if she was in a war zone and left widowed by the very men who are supposed to serve and defend the right of honest and true Americans against hardened criminals. If the sheriff wants to find crime let him go into the cities where there are projects and drug dealers standing blatantly on street corners and near schools.

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