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by JB Williams, ©2010

The Monroe County, TN Courthouse

(Apr. 1, 2010) — Retired Lt. Commander Walter Fitzpatrick III, a citizen of Monroe County, Tennessee, attempted to affect a legal citizen’s arrest this morning as the new 2010 Monroe County Grand Jury convened for the first time. Fitzpatrick’s actions were peaceful and supported by US and Tennessee Constitutional Law concerning a citizen’s right to expose government corruption and effect a citizen’s arrest, especially when concerning individuals in government who are unlikely to ever expose their own corruption or arrest themselves.

Fitzpatrick has been seeking justice in Monroe County for quite some time now, and I have been following those efforts. Background and the string of events leading up to Mr. Fitzpatrick’s arrest can be followed in my previous columns on the subject here, here and here.

After months of trying to get what could be the most important question of our time answered in an open court, it became clear that something was very wrong with the justice system, not only in Washington, DC, but  also in Monroe County, Tennessee as well.

The US Grand Jury Institute (USGJI) investigated events in Monroe County and issued a full report which is posted on Fitzpatrick’s website, The Jag Hunter.

In brief, USGJI found that the Grand Jury in Monroe County was nothing more than a “good ole boy” club set up to deny justice rather than uphold the state or US Constitutional process of fair and impartial justice, with a Jury Foreman who had held that maximum two-year position for 27 years now.

Many more illegal anomalies were identified by the USGJI, all of which are explained in detail in their investigative brief.

Void of any other peaceful alternatives in his search for justice, Lt. Commander Fitzpatrick III attempted to arrest members of the Monroe County government this morning for what Fitzpatrick has alleged to be acts of corruption on a grand scale in his local community.

In return for his efforts to expose local corruption in the Monroe County justice system, Fitzpatrick himself was arrested this morning.

The message is overwhelming…

The American people have NO right to ask their president who or what he is… not even if you are a retired Navy Commander or a top doctor and Lt. Colonel in the US Army.

If a US citizen dares to expose government corruption, it is likely to be the citizen who will be charged with a crime…

As of my most recent query to the Monroe County Sheriff’s office moments before releasing this report, Sgt. Lynn states that Fitzpatrick is “passively resisting” processing, but is expected to be arraigned on the following four charges tomorrow morning:

1. Disturbing a meeting by interrupting a Grand Jury while in session to arrest the jury Foreman Gary Pettway.

2. Inciting a riot by gathering a reported five supporters to video the arrest attempt.

3. Resisting arrest.

4. Disorderly Conduct

Further information will be forthcoming as events unfold.

Editor’s Note: A report from the Monroe County, TN Sheriff’s Department promised to this newspaper earlier today never arrived.

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  1. I called in to the Sheriff’s department today (423-442-3911). They confirm Fitzpatrick is resisting processing. I told them that something stinks to high heaven when they were arresting Fitzpatrick while Pettway walks free while obviously violating his grand jury foreman term limits by 25 years. I invited them to join Oathkeepers.

  2. The founding brothers based the “Right to petition our government for redress of grievances” upon British Common law. Something changed in 1922 when the right of filing a criminal complaint was eroded and in 1946 when “presentments” were deemed by federal rule makers FRCrim.Procedures to be “obsolete”.

    These two actions are of course unconstitutional,since the fifth amendment and the first amendment have NOT been repealed.

  3. Mr. Charlton: here is the link to the Monro County News, I looked at the past couple of days including police activity and came up with nothing. Jim

    Mrs. Rondeau replies: Thank you, Jim. Just published your Blog of the Day!