ANOTHER TENNESSEE STATE PRISON INMATE SPEAKS OUT
by Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III
(Mar. 25, 2011) — On March 23, 2011, I received the following letter from Jim Thunder Quill Wilson, an inmate at the Northeast Correctional Facility in Mountain City, TN. Mr. Wilson had heard of The Post & Email and me through another inmate, Mr. Dennis Burnett, on whose case we have reported recently and previously here and here.
This was the first letter I received from Mr. Wilson, and I know nothing of Mr. Wilson regarding his circumstances but what’s reported in his first correspondence. I do expect us to hear more. Mr. Wilson offers his help. I’ll write back to accept. I believe him to have some important skills that complement his insights.
The text of the letter reads verbatim:
RE: Judicial and Jury Foremen Tyranny
Dear Mr. Fitzpatrick,
Hello sir. I am Jim “Thunder Quill” Wilson III, a Cherokee Irishman from Johnson City, TN. I too am a Navy vet, 1975-79. I was a quarter-master and served on the destroyer USS Glover and supply ship U.S.S. Sylvania both ported in Norfolk.
I have read the documents, with great interest, that you sent to Dennis Burnett. While his situation is trajic, this kind of behavior by officials has become to “norm” for not only the Tennessee Judiciary, but the entire U.S. It’s commonly known as “Prisoners For Profit” the United States #1 industry. In fact my case is as bad, if not worse that Mr. Burnett’s. I’ll get to that later but first I’d like to provide you some info which may assist you in taking down Judge Carroll Ross. Let me first advise you that along with being a yacht (by seal delivery captain, and land surveyor, I have been a paralegal since 1986 and have worked in Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee. All of my work since 1979 has been as a sub-contractor.
I reviewed your January 6, 2011 document sent to the (4) locations in Knoxville. I have enclosed 18 USC 4 for your review. You should consider putting the (4) offices “on notice” that you have knowledge of the commission of a felony and if they fail to act on your information then they are liable to the provisions described in 18 USC 4. I have used this code several times with success.
Enclosed is a copy of the TCJ november 6, 2009 letter to me advising me that Judge Gay was indeed sanctioned based on my complaint. I utilized the Tennessee Human Rights act to trap Gay. If you’d like to know how I got the tyrant let me know and I’ll lay it out for you.
Another tyrant I took completely down was Judge Steven P. Shea, a Monroe County Florida (Florida Keys) Circuit Judge. This is another long story like Gays. Briefly, Shea hit me with indirect criminal court for writing Chief Judge Richard Payne a letter in which I called Payne everything but Judge. (A good sailor cursing) Shea sentenced me to six months county jail. I filed a complaint to the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission concerning Shea’s courtroom behavior. The Marathon Key newspaper did an article on my complaint and within (2) weeks (33) more people including court clerks, baliffs, attorneys, and (4) Judges (all but Payne in Monroe County Filed) Filed complaints against Shea. Shea was suspended on April 30, 1998 and subsequently removed from the bench on March 23, 2000, found guilty of (11) of the (39) complaints. See Inquiry Concerning a Judge (Shea) 759 So 2d 631 (2000).
In the meantime I appealled my conviction and after being denied by the state I filed a Federal Habeas Corpus and my conviction was vacated. I’ve enclosed page (11) of U.S. Magistrate Judge Charlene H. Sorrentino’s report and recommendation. I believe you’ll like what she said. The U.S. District Judge Michael Moore agreed and adopted her R+R. See Wilson v. Moore 193 Fsupp. 2d 1290 (S.D. Fla. 2002)
Mr. Burnett has related to me that Blackwood and Ross tend to run their mouths a lot in open court. This is frowned upon by the Tennessee Court of the Judiciary. I suggest you obtain sworn affidavits and transcripts and submit a violation of Judicial Canons complaint to J.S. (Steve) Daniel, Disciplinary Counsel of the TCJ.
Instead of turning this into a book, I’ll reserve an explanation of my 2nd º murder case for a future letter if you care to hear about it. I did my petition for post conviction relief, filed it, the retained “The Working Law Firm” of Memphis for the proceedings. I’ve had (2) hearing and the final hearing is scheduled for April 14, 2011.
I urge you to utilize the TCJ and go after the Judges on ethical grounds. Forget the criminal avenue on these Judges, it just won’t work, trust me, been there and done that in Florida and Tennessee.
It is reassuring to see that there are still some “Born Fighters” in this world. If I can be of any assistance, please advise.
Jim Thunder Quill Wilson
#361111 P.O. Box 5000
NECX Mountain City, TN
Judge Carroll Ross presided over various hearings involving both Walter Fitzpatrick and Dennis Burnett in Monroe County, Tennessee. Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood presided over Fitzpatrick’s December 1, 2010 trial.
18 USC 4 states:
§ 4. Misprision of felony
Whoever, having knowledge of the actual commission of a felony cognizable by a court of the United States, conceals and does not as soon as possible make known the same to some judge or other person in civil or military authority under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
Mr. Wilson’s case against Judge Steven P. Shea is found here.
The Tennessee Human Rights Act is described in part here.
The Working Law Firm “focuses on criminal defense.”
The position of Quartermaster in the U.S. Navy requires knowledge of navigation electronics and instruments as well as the training of helmsmen and lookouts.