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HOW CAN THERE BE AN ARRAIGNMENT WITHOUT ANY CHARGES OR ACCUSER?
by Sharon Rondeau
(Jul. 7, 2010) — On March 17, 2009, Walter Fitzpatrick III filed a criminal complaint against Barack Hussein Obama II with the U.S. attorney’s office in the Eastern District of Tennessee charging him with Treason. The complaint reads:
THE UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
To: Mr. Barack Hussein Obama
Via: U.S. Attorney Russell Dedrick, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward Schmutzer, Eastern District, Tennessee
From: Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III, United States Navy Retired
SUBJECT: CRIMINAL ALLEGATIONS REGARDING THE COMMISSION OF TREASON
I have observed and extensively recorded treacherous attacks by military-political aristocrats against the United States Constitution for twenty years.
Now, in yet another betrayal, you have broken in and entered the White House by force of contrivance, concealment, conceit, dissembling, and deceit. Posing as an imposter president and commander in chief you have stripped civilian command and control over the military establishment. Known military criminal actors—command racketeers—are now free in the exercise of military government intent upon destruction of America’s constitutional government.
Free from constitutional restraint, and following your criminal example, military commanders deployed U.S. Army active duty combat troops into the small civilian community of Samson, Alabama last week in a demonstration of their newly received despotic, domestic police power.
We come now to this reckoning. I accuse you and your military-political criminal assistants of TREASON. I name you and your military criminal associates as traitors. Your criminal ascension manifests a clear and present danger. You fundamentally changed our form of government. The Constitution no longer works.
Confident holding your silent agreement and admission, I identify you as a foreign born domestic enemy.
My sworn duty Mr. Obama is to stand against what you stand for. You are not my president. You are not my commander in chief.
Obedient to the Constitution in submission of this criminal accusation I remain steadfast, and
Walter Francis Fitzpatrick III
Class of 1975
To date, U.S. Attorney Russell Dedrick has taken no action on the complaint, saying that in order for him to do so, he would need an order from a federal judge. The complaint was incorporated into the American Grand Jury presentments which were filed with various courts, judges, U.S. attorneys, governors, sheriffs, attorneys general, and FBI offices across the country since May 2009. Judge Royce Lamberth of the U.S. District Court in Washington, DC eventually responded to the presentments but refused to act.
Fitzpatrick received a visit from two Secret Service agents after filing the complaint, but he was not arrested or court-martialed. No one at the Department of Justice answered the criminal complaint, nor did Obama.
In the state of Tennessee, citizens may bring criminal complaints directly to a grand jury for consideration. While today’s grand juries operate under a government prosecutor, historically, grand juries were the sole purview of private citizens until Congress changed the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure in 1946, labeling grand jury presentments “obsolete.” However, the Rules change could not abridge the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which states:
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
Fitzpatrick attempted on several occasions to bring his criminal complaint against Obama to the Monroe County, TN grand jury but was unsuccessful. Fitzpatrick reported that there had been a second criminal complaint from a Monroe County resident naming Obama as well. In an astounding and unexpected turn of events, Fitzpatrick discovered that Mr. Gary Pettway, the jury foreman, had served for 20 consecutive years at the judge’s behest, in violation of TCA 22-2-314.
Cdr. Fitzpatrick generously gave of his time to explain the events which led up to his discovery of the depth of corruption in his own community which stemmed from his attempt to file the criminal complaint of Treason against Obama.
MRS. RONDEAU: At one point I read that it looked as if your criminal complaint would be reviewed by the Monroe County Grand Jury. What happened to derail it?
CDR. FITZPATRICK: I had approached the grand jury last August and got in on September 3. I was then put off. Then I tried to come back in October and was put off. At the end of November, just before Thanksgiving, I got a call from Gary Pettway, and he said, “You’re being called back to the grand jury.” That was the December 1 meeting. He left a message, but he didn’t tell me what it was about. The next day I called the office and I asked what I was supposed to be appearing for, and nobody knew. And everybody at that point thought that I was going to appear on December 1 before 13 people, the full grand jury.
MRS. RONDEAU: Why did Pettway call you rather than notify you in writing as would have been expected?
CDR. FITZPATRICK: I called the FBI about this and I said, “There’s something really freaky going on here. I also called the office and spoke with Renee and said, “Excuse me, but this should have been in writing,” and I did get a letter. But it was no more instructive or informative than the phone call.
I went in on December 1 thinking that I would be going in front of 13 people. I was there for a couple of hours, and then Mr. Pettway came out and dismissed the full grand jury. You can see this on the video. I was thinking, “What the heck is going on here?” and I got pretty agitated. Then Pettway came out, and I said, “Arrest this man.” And then I got called in, and it wasn’t the full grand jury; it was just four people.
I was in there for an hour and a half, and for the first 45 minutes, the people in there didn’t even know why I was there. They had to call another district attorney to find out why that happened, and they realized, “Well, he’s just here to talk about the obstruction issue, nothing else.” So then I left and we were waiting for word back from them, and for the next month, through the month of December, nothing happened, and that got us to January 2010.
Then we dug into it some more, and we realized that the grand jury had been rigged, so this was a brand-new issue. It was altogether different, and I knew that Mr. Pettway had to be removed if I were going to advance the complaint against Mr. Obama for Treason.
MRS. RONDEAU: On December 1, did you get to say anything about the complaint against Obama?
CDR. FITZPATRICK: Yes. For the first 45 minutes I dwelled on that, and then the grand jury foreman on that day, Don Weiss, and the other three men said, “What are we supposed to be dealing with here?” I had a boxful of stuff, prepared to talk all afternoon. So nothing happened on December 1. By the end of the month, I knew the grand jury had disbanded, because at the 31st of December, they go away. All of them except Mr. Pettway.
Editor’s Note: A local news report on the grand jury hearing aired on December 2, 2009.
So in January, I thought, “OK, I’ll start over again. New jury, new people, and then we found out that Pettway was still there, and I realized that I was still dealing with the same issue of obstruction and of course, he’s working with the Assistant District Attorney, Stutts. The team was still in place! And I thought, “The obstruction is still here.”
So now the problem is altogether different, and then we found out that Mr. Pettway had been there “forever,” and this went against anything I had understood or learned about a grand jury. I realized that I was now dealing with another problem which is just as serious and goes to bigger things.
So then, nothing happened. Then on February 4 — and I had to fight with the local newspaper to get this full-page ad in — I published an article called “The Third Truth.” So I wrote that, put it out there, and nothing happened. On the first of March, realizing that the third month was coming up and nothing was happening, I went in to the Chief of Police of Madisonville, TN. Madisonville is the county seat for Monroe County. I sat down with the Chief of Police in the afternoon. I had made other inquiries of constables previously. I went in to talk to Chief Breeden, and I said to him, “Why haven’t you effected an arrest?” And he told me that he had spoken with the district attorney, Steve Bebb, and said that Bebb had told him that he had no jurisdiction to effect the arrest of Mr. Pettway.
I said, “Well, where does that come from, because I don’t find that in the law, Chief.” And he said, “Well, I haven’t looked it up.” I said, “You haven’t looked it up?” He didn’t look it up because he knows he’s not going to find it. And then Breeden goes on to explain to me that if he did effect the arrest, they wouldn’t prosecute. I said, “Well, isn’t that rosy?” So I told the chief of police that a citizen’s arrest was on the table. He said, “I understand that.” I told him, “We’re left with no other options here.”
So a week went by, and I didn’t hear from the Chief of Police, Gregg Breeden. So then, on March 8, I wrote a letter, and this is posted at The Jaghunter, and it’s Notice of Authority, Intent and Necessity to Effect Citizen’s Arrest. The letter is to the Chief of Police of Madisonville, Chief Breeden, and to the Chief of Police here in Sweetwater, Tennessee, Edie Byrum, who is a relation, I believe a cousin, to the sheriff whom I run into all the time. I wrote the same letter to the chief of police in Sweetwater because Mr. Pettway lives in Sweetwater. I know that because on that posting I told you about on the bulletin board, it lists his address. It’s a public notice. I said that a Citizen’s Arrest was imminent; we need to do this, and I asked these two men, these two police officers, to call me in and sit down and to put together an arrest plan.
There was no answer from them. So after a week of not hearing anything, I started to look at effecting a Citizen’s Arrest. So that happened on April 1.
Through the month of September, I had contacted the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Madisonville Police, Sweetwater Police, Monroe County Sheriff, multiple times to different people in these different organizations. I tried everywhere to find how we could have Mr. Pettway arrested for his obstruction as we understood it to exist last year in September. So when we discovered that, Mr. Pettway not only was obstructing us, but he also had been involved in the grand jury for 20 years, I went back to those same agencies telling these people, “Not only is he obstructing me, but he’s been there for 20 years.” And nobody did anything.
J. Reed Dixon is the Sessions Court Judge; that’s the lower court around these parts. I was trying to get an arrest warrant last year against Stutts and Pettway because no one would issue one. That’s what you have to do; you have to get an arrest warrant issued if you’re going to have somebody else conduct an arrest. So I went to the clerks, I went to the police, I went to everybody. The clerks finally said, “Well, we don’t know. We can’t arrest a county employee. We certainly can’t issue a warrant for Mr. Pettway,” and I said, “Well, where do I go to find out this information?” and she said, “Well, why don’t you go try to talk to the Sessions Court judge, Reed Dixon?” I said, “OK.”
So that was on a Wednesday, October 7, that I was there in the afternoon, and Wednesday is a big church day here, so he wasn’t in. So she said, “You can come back tomorrow.” So I came back Thursday morning, October 8, and I finally got in to see him, and the bottom line was, “This is all federal. I can’t help you. I can’t issue an arrest warrant because this is all federal.”
MRS. RONDEAU: He said that about a local grand jury?
CDR. FITZPATRICK: He said that the issues I was raising were “all federal.”
MRS. RONDEAU: I thought every local jurisdiction has its own grand jury.
CDR. FITZPATRICK: Yes, ma’am. Each of these counties has its own grand jury. But he said, “There’s nothing you can do here” and I said, “Well, I need an arrest warrant, and I’m told you’re the guy to talk to.” He then said, “I can’t do it.” Now this is the same man who, between April 20 and May 4, was asked to recuse himself because he’s the proximate cause for my being in this situation to begin with. Nobody else would do the arrest, so I did it on my own. Reed Dixon was told to recuse himself. There was a document prepared to have that happen, and he threatened the attorneys by saying if they filed that, he’d “discipline them.” You see? Reed Dixon’s in this thing up to his eyeballs. He didn’t issue an arrest warrant last year, so because of his complicity in the events as they have unfolded, he could not sit the bench on May 4 in this probable cause hearing, and people knew that. And he threatened attorneys away from doing what they should have done, and I had discussed this with them, and they had prepared a written motion to recuse.
During the course of the hearing on May 4, the attorney, Mr. Hughes, did stand up and ask the judge to recuse himself, but the judge said, “No, I’m fine. We’re going to just continue on here, Counselor Hughes.” And I was thinking to myself, “What the heck is this about?” That hearing was closed to the public. There’s no record that I’ve come up with of the judge refusing to step down. If a motion had been filed publicly, people would have looked at that, and Reed Dixon was going to have no part of that, so he threatened the attorneys not to file the written public motion, and it was done “in camera,” as they say, behind closed doors, and someone told me about it.
Editor’s Note: At the Probable Cause hearing on May 4, 2010, Judge J. Reed Dixon charged Fitzpatrick with:
2. Disorderly Conduct
3. Disturbing a public meeting or procession
4. Resisting arrest
stemming from the April 1 incident.
When The Post & Email contacted the Monroe County courthouse on April 1, 2010 following an eyewitness report we received that Fitzpatrick had been arrested for “disorderly conduct,” we asked if there had been a civil disturbance. The response from Donna Mills, a courthouse employee, was, “Well, I wouldn’t really call it a disturbance. It wasn’t much of anything …it was all over so quick.”
Since then, there have been three additional hearings: June 3, June 28 and July 7, 2010.
MRS. RONDEAU: You have told me that people are sitting on grand juries for 20 years, which is far in excess of what the Tennessee statute dictates.
CDR. FITPATRICK: Tennessee law states that any person who has completed a term of jury service cannot be a juror again for two years. This is happening all throughout the state. We found it here in Monroe County. In and of itself, it is spectacularly significant; it’s breathtaking and beyond people’s ability to believe.
We caught Mr. Pettway as having been on this jury for 20 years; we’ve caught other people as well. There’s a man named Snowe who comes out of Roane County, and we’ve been finding this in other counties as well. There are legislators in the state of Tennessee who are white-faced — the blood is drained from their faces — because they now know that they’re exposed as having these kinds of foremen and “picked” jurors in their own communities. So this is huge.
Here’s what makes it worse: this year, there’s a woman named Angela Davis who was picked for the grand jury for 2010 in Monroe County. She has been sitting as a grand jury person from January through May 2009. In June of this year, just days ago, Ms. Davis was picked by a judge to become the foreman of this group of people whom they’re calling the “Grand Jury,” but it’s essentially just a gang. It was Ms. Davis who signed out the list of presentments, the formal accusations, that have been read against me now in a court this past Monday. Ms. Davis signed that document, but she is not lawfully allowed to be on the 2010 grand jury.
MRS. RONDEAU: Because she has already served?
CDR. FITZPATRICK: Yes, she served last year. Her term of service ended a year ago, on the 30th of June 2009, almost a year ago to the day. She’s not allowed to be on a jury until next year if she is randomly picked, like a lottery number. So she was hand-picked by the judge. We have the appointing order; we have a document signed by the judge, Amy Reedy, that says “OK, Ms. Davis, you’re going to be the foreman of the jury on the third of June.”
MRS. RONDEAU: So people are not randomly selected?
CDR. FITZPATRICK: No. And the people picking the jury are the judges. So Ms. Davis was picked after she had been warned precisely not to do it — I sent you a copy of the warning. I said, “Don’t do this; you need a jury that is completely unaffected by Mr. Pettway and has no relationship to him,” and yet everybody in the room on the third of June knows Gary Pettway. And the woman who was picked as the foreman by a judge isn’t even allowed to be on the jury according to the law.
MRS. RONDEAU: Is the judge breaking the law?
CDR. FITZPATRICK: Yes. So here you have a situation right here in Monroe County where you have two people who are on the grand jury this year, because in addition to Ms. Davis, there is Gary Pettway, who finished his last term as a foreman on the 31st of December 2009, who isn’t allowed to be on a jury again under Tennessee state law until January 1, 2012 if he gets randomly picked.
MRS. RONDEAU: How are the judges getting away with simply appointing people contrary to the law?
CDR. FITZPATRICK: Because there’s no oversight here. None. People have been threatened with their lives. There have been attempts on people’s lives because of the kind of information that you’re being told right now. This is life-threatening information. I’m telling you right now: people are telling me, “Walt, stay away from windows…get down, be careful…” Other people have told me that they have come up with this kind of information and they have actually been accosted by police officers. I have been, too. I’ve been arrested twice with no charges.
In order for this case to get as far as it’s gotten, they’ve had to rig every part of the process. Now, I know today that it goes back to before the grand jury of June 3 when we know a judge stepped in to conduct himself criminally to rig this case against me.
They’re trying to lock up a serviceman for defending the Constitution. They have brought charges against me that are completely false. Right at this moment, I do not have an accuser named. There is no accuser, and I’m going to a scheduling hearing on Wednesday (July 7). I’ve already been through the arraignment. At the arraignment, when the charges were read to me, I asked the judge point-blank twice, “Who is my accuser?” And he said to me, “You’re the defendant; I don’t have to answer that question.”
This is huge. I was standing in front of him in a military uniform, having served a quarter of a century, and as I said, it’s not about Walt Fitzpatrick. It could be any serviceman who served 25 days in uniform putting his life on the line to defend the Constitution, but this judge treated me as if I was a piece of dirt.
MRS. RONDEAU: In the old Soviet Union, they used to haul people into court without charges or with trumped-up charges.
CDR. FITZPATRICK: The corruption in Monroe County is an example; it is a model for the corruption that we see in the rest of the country. People come here and they will find nothing but bad things, nothing but dirt, and people are willing to come out and talk once they know they are protected.
MRS. RONDEAU: Others have said that what’s going on in your county is a microcosm of what is happening in the rest of the country.
CDR. FITZPATRICK: Yes. One could use the very powerful metaphor of the fishbowl. You can see here into what’s going on. Now this judge has threatened me; he made fun of me; he had people laughing out loud at me in the courtroom. He said that Mr. Pettway “has done a fine job for us.” This is a judge from the bench saying in open court that he has picked Mr. Pettway for 20 years, and he’ll pick him for 50 years if he wants to, that he’s done a fine job for them. The judge even made some comment about the racial harmony that we enjoy in this community because Mr. Pettway has been doing such a fine job.
When you come off of a jury, you don’t get a report card. It’s not a performance audit. It’s not a fitness report that you get and it’s not a fitness report that they use to say, “Well, you’ve done such a good job here that you get to come back and do it again next year.”
CDR. FITZPATRICK: Yes, with as much impartiality as we’re able to achieve. But in this case, on June 3, everyone in the room was tainted. Everybody in that room was prejudiced against me: everybody. And the judge knew that up front. Judge Carroll Ross was as animated and as abusive as he could be; he was a bully. At least he was trying to be a bully. That man is frantic; he is frenzied. He is in a panic because of the orders he wrote me…I’ve had attorneys who were in the room call me and tell me, “What he told you you can’t do shocks the conscience.” I’m representing myself now; I’m not talking through an attorney, and I say to the judge, “Who is my accuser?” and then he won’t answer.
MRS. RONDEAU: What did the judge’s orders say?
CDR. FITZPATRICK: He told me I cannot file documents. He’s told me that I can’t go looking for information that I could use in my defense as I’m standing there as my own attorney, and if I do, I will be arrested.
MRS. RONDEAU: Should the judge be arrested?
CDR. FITZPATRICK: Of course!
MRS. RONDEAU: How could that be accomplished?
CDR. FITZPATRICK: In other words, Ross has already been placed on an arrest warrant by me as of April 1. Carroll Ross’s name is on that. It’s already happened. They can do whatever they want to me, and all that’s going to do is make more of an example of them. This isn’t about me; it’s about what’s going on in our country, and if people do not rise up and get active in fighting back for their country, then you’re right; we live in a third-world, communist totalitarian nation.
MRS. RONDEAU: Like Cuba, the old Soviet Union, or China…
CDR. FITZPATRICK: And look who’s doing it to us: our own people are acting against us. These sheriffs down here, the people who have been arresting me and harassing me…and again, it’s not about Walt Fitzpatrick…I’m just the example now…this is the display that is inarguable because they’re doing it to someone who spent a quarter of a century in uniform fighting to defend against the kind of government coming in and taking over…but it’s happened from within.
MRS. RONDEAU: Do you think this is happening because they know that you filed a criminal complaint of treason against Obama?
CDR. FITZPATRICK: They are bringing that up. There’s an Associated Press report out, and the police officer, Darren Bivens, has stated that this is my “claim to fame,” meaning the Obama complaint. And Bivens is the guy who arrested me and said that I used foul language against him. He said I was spitting at him; this is in the AP report.
I’m a Naval officer. I’m a Naval Academy graduate. I was being filmed, and I knew it, and recorded every step of the way. I had my own recorder in my hand. For this man to say that I used foul language or was spitting on him is nothing but an out-and-out lie.
MRS. RONDEAU: With videotape, you could prove that it didn’t happen.
CDR. FITZPATRICK: There’s something else that’s important to talk about for a minute, which is this: I have gone to look for the police record about this, and there isn’t one.
MRS. RONDEAU: How could they have arrested you twice without a police report on either incident?
CDR. FITZPATRICK: There’s no police report that goes to those charges that are against me. There is a piece of paper that Darren Bivens put together. I went in on June 10, one week after the “grand jury” handed down its presentments signed by Ms. Davis. I was arrested a second time on June 8 and spent a day in jail, learned what I learned, and then I got out and went to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on June 9, and they told me, essentially, “Go to hell.” Special Agent Washington was the guy I spoke with for just a few minutes; that’s all the time he would give me. The next day, I went into the Madisonville Police Department, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, and the Monroe County courthouse and placed on their desk, in the morning, an on-demand request for records, representing myself. I told them, “You have moments to produce the document record that is presently in place,” and then I left. I didn’t tell them when I was coming back. I actually gave them a couple of hours and went back in the middle of the afternoon, having gone to the Madisonville Police Department first. They gave me a single piece of paper at the Madisonville Police Department. It was Captain Bivens who actually was the arresting officer against me, and I got this piece of paper, and it’s his arrest report. It didn’t exist when I walked in that morning.
MRS. RONDEAU: Did they type it up after you went in to request it?
CDR. FITZPATRICK: Yes. They were in a panic.
MRS. RONDEAU: What if you had stood there and waited and said, “Produce it”?
CDR. FITZPATRICK: Well, you see, the arrest report that they put out, the one piece of paper that I have, is of no consequence.
MRS. RONDEAU: Why is that?
CDR. FITZPATRICK: The name that’s listed on the arrest report at the top is “Fitzgerald.” It’s not my name.
MRS. RONDEAU: Then it couldn’t be valid, could it?
CDR. FITZPATRICK: No, it’s not my name. My name is Fitzpatrick, Walter Francis Fitzpatrick III. It’s a very proud name. I’m very proud of it. This man has me as “Fitzgerald, Walter.” Underneath he has my sex listed as a woman.
MRS. RONDEAU: So your name wasn’t the only error?
CDR. FITZPATRICK: No. There were lots of mistakes on it. They were in a panic. There’s nothing but mistakes in it. Now I’m pretty good with paperwork. I look at this document and I find no signs of administration. Where there should be dates, there are no dates. There are no countersignatures. Bivens didn’t even sign the report himself.
MRS. RONDEAU: Whose signature is on it?
CDR. FITZPATRICK: There are no signatures on it.
MRS. RONDEAU: So is it irrelevant?
CDR. FITZPATRICK: It’s of no consequence. The document should have had all sorts of dates; it should have been processed through the District Attorney’s office; it should have had countersignatures from the grand jury. This was a week after the grand jury met and there’s no date on it. The document wasn’t administered. There’s no file stamp on it; nothing. All you see are mistakes. The file number that they put on it had to be crossed out because it was written in by hand, and that was wrong so they had to write it in by hand a second time.
MRS. RONDEAU: Without your correct name on it, though, it would seem completely invalid.
CDR. FITZPATRICK: Correct. That document did not exist when I came in for my assignment hearing in the Sessions Court back on April 20; that document did not exist when I came in for the Probable Cause hearing in the Sessions Court on May 4 when the police officers testified against me, one of them being Capt. Bivens. That document didn’t exist on May 4. If you go back and take a look at the presentments, Bivens didn’t have a piece of paper on the 4th of May. When Bivens came to testify and he was the only person who testified to this gang on June 3, there was no piece of paper then, either. So I came in on the tenth, a week later, and I walked in in the morning and asked them to give me what they had and I came back out, and there’s this bogus piece of paper…when you read it, you will be appalled.
Now the person who’s named as the complainant on this document is Gary Pettway. But here’s the important thing: where are there any witness reports, any incident reports, a police report that talks about the date, the time, the names, the place? This one piece of paper is the only document that exists, and there is no accuser. The way they’ve gotten it this far is because they’ve rigged the grand jury so that they could protect the fact that they’ve been rigging the grand juries for the past score of years. This is huge. There is no case against me. And here I am, again, a vet, 25 years in service defending the Constitution, and look what they’re doing to the Constitution down here. They’re trying to lock up a vet whose job it is to protect the Constitution so that they can continue their trashing of the Constitution. They have innocent people locked up here.
I have a report that the sheriff here, Sheriff Bill Bivens, has inmates doing yard work for him…and that’s just a small-potatoes thing. There are people who are ready to speak out against what’s going on here… They have had witnesses to come in to testify and then when a transcript is requested, the witness’s testimony is missing: exculpatory information that would have seen to it that a person walks free instead of being locked up.
MRS. RONDEAU: What can be done in your particular case?
CDR. FITZPATRICK: What we need to have happen is that not hundreds of people, but thousands, if not tens of thousands of people, pick up a piece of paper and a pen and write out a complaint against Obama for treason. This judge was telling me last Monday in open court that nobody in any state, in any county, can level a complaint against Mr. Obama.
MRS. RONDEAU: I read that in Neil Turner’s editorial.
CDR. FITZPATRICK: If this judge is to be put in his place, then that needs to happen. People need to go in and take a look at their own grand juries, but right here, this place should be swarming with people looking at their records and listening to the stories. It should be swarming with press. And veterans should be coming in here and making themselves heard, because that was our job on active duty. These people are domestic enemies. And it’s not just Obama. That’s the whole point. The nepotism is absolutely breathtaking; the criminal conduct here…did you ever see the movie “The Magnificent Seven?”
MRS. RONDEAU: No, I haven’t.
CDR. FITZPATRICK: It’s about a sleepy little Mexican hollow which has been taken over by bandits, pirates. This group of men comes in and for a fee, they will come in and clean up the threat. Well, this is what’s going on down here in Monroe County. This county has been taken over by the sheriff and the police to protect the judges and the prosecutors. And they’re doing what they’re doing to the people of this community because they know they have the protection of the judges and the prosecutors. It is as evil as it gets.
I’m getting phone calls left and right from people down here, saying, “Keep going, keep doing what you’re doing; thank you for what you’re doing; please, please, please don’t stop…” Now the only way these people are going to come and speak even on condition of anonymity is if they are sure that they are protected from these goons that are down here. You’re not going to find an example of corruption more profound in the country than this. And think about that: maybe we might. But it’s pretty gosh-darn bad down here; it’s awfully bad down here.
Twenty years as a grand jury foreman…attorneys hear about that and they say, “What? What did you just say?” And their jaws hit the deck. Why hasn’t that resonated with anyone? And the judge’s orders…attorneys who heard this were shocked by what the judge told me, because it’s a gag order…the restrictions that he placed on me, and I’m thinking, “OK, Judge, you can restrict me, but anybody else can come down here.” And there are people coming down here.
MRS. RONDEAU: What gives the judge the authority to say that no one can file a complaint against Obama?
CDR. FITZPATRICK: This man is trying to protect himself from an extraordinary criminal consequence. Once it’s known what’s been going on down here, Carroll Ross goes to prison for a long time. But we need people, the press, legislators. The press has to be all over this; they have to embarrass the legislators in the state of Tennessee to get down here and see what’s going on. There have to be protections for the people in this community and then other communities throughout the state of Tennessee to come forward and talk about what they know is going on here. This is outrageous, and this is the perfect time to do it as we’re moving into the November elections to show how government corruption really works.
MRS. RONDEAU: What about the arraignment and everything that happened up until that time? With no paperwork, does it mean that all of that was a farce? Is it over?
CDR. FITZPATRICK: I’m going to go to a scheduling hearing on July 7.
MRS. RONDEAU: Do you even have to go to that?
CDR. FITZPATRICK: Yes, they’re going to continue to try and prosecute me and find me guilty as a felon and put me in jail to try and marginalize me and reduce me to nothingness so that the charge against Obama for Treason can be dismissed and they can say, “Oh, it was just that guy…” As Darren Bivens said to the AP, “He was just trying to make a name for himself.”
When you read the orders that Judge Ross handed down against me, I want you to read them with this in mind: This man was speaking from the bench. He knew what I knew. Judge Ross was holding in his hand the presentments, the accusations, that had been signed by Angela Davis and the other man, Jim Stutts, the Assistant District Attorney, who had no more reason to sign that than Gary Pettway would have had to sign it. These people are criminal. The judge was holding that document with Ms. Davis’s name on it knowing that Ms. Davis wasn’t allowed to sign the document.
I wrote him a warning which was handed to him that morning as a “bench” copy. He had that in his hand. I told him I find no grand jury. I told him I find no accuser. I told him there’s no police record or sheriff’s record. And yet, he has advanced this case into a trial jury knowing that the government is completely corrupt in its handling of this case so far. The government is going to try to continue to try and prosecute this case against me without an accuser, without charges, without a police record. That’s what they did to the Jews.
MRS. RONDEAU: What you said made me think of World War II and the concentration camps.
CDR. FITZPATRICK: And it’s not just the Jews. It was other nationalities and people whom Hitler decided were in some way subhuman. They didn’t need a charge; they didn’t need an accuser; they didn’t need anything; they just came in and arrested you and they said, “Well, we’d like to do a human experiment on you.” Did you ever see T”he Judgment at Nuremberg” with Spencer Tracy and Judy Garland?
MRS. RONDEAU: No.
CDR. FITZPATRICK: They arrested people for no reason and then they kept them locked up. That’s how they try to conquer.
MRS. RONDEAU: Josef Stalin killed 20,000,000 Russians that way.
CDR. FITZPATRICK: Alexandr Solzhenitsyn.
MRS. RONDEAU: Fidel Castro has had his political prisoners thrown in jail.
CDR. FITZPATRICK: That’s exactly what you see going on here now. These kids are being put upon; it’s a revenue stream for the county. And by the way, this county is impoverished. The Sessions Court, the lower court, which many people would know as a “small claims” kind of a court which handles the less important cases, is in a trailer park. It’s like those assembled trailers you see for the schools when the schools have more kids than they know what to do with. And another judge, Reed Dixon, who is also criminally complicit in what he did, to get it to the grand jury, is a very powerful man in this community. As I said, the sheriff has inmates going over to his house to do the yard work and maintenance.
This thing should have been stopped at the arraignment. The arraignment is that point in time where the accused comes in and a judge reads the charges to the person whom the state is accusing. The charges are there, and they read them, and they ask whether or not you understand them. Well, the judge went through them the first time, and he just read the first sentence of each one. He asked, “Do you understand?” and I said, “No, I don’t.” Standing there in uniform, I said, “No, I don’t.” He then yelled out, “Well, I’ll read them to you again.” I said, “OK.” So he went through them line by line by line and bellowed, “Now do you understand ’em?” I said, “No, I don’t.” “Are you stupid??? Can you read???”
This was the kind of attack that this judge leveled on me that day. I then said to him, “Who’s my accuser?” and he said, “Oh, you’re just the defendant; we don’t have to answer that question.” I asked him again, and he barked, “Don’t ask me any questions! You can’t ask any questions!” And as I said, he handed down this list of orders, and people in the room were just absolutely stunned. They had not heard these kinds of words come from a judge ever before. This should be something that is on the national news.
MRS. RONDEAU: Have any of the people who were in that courtroom stepped forward to help?
CDR. FITZPATRICK: Yes, yes. I can give you the names of the people who were in the room who heard what happened.
MRS. RONDEAU: The names aren’t important, but are people starting to understand what is going on?
CDR. FITZPATRICK: Before I went in that morning to the actual courtroom, I filed a request for the audio and video of the day and have been pushing them to provide that audio recording from what the judge said on Monday. It didn’t come today, and I don’t know when I’ll see it.
MRS. RONDEAU: How can you get the entire matter dropped on the grounds that there have been no real charges, no file…?
CDR. FITZPATRICK: That’s where it should have been stopped. It should have been stopped at the Probable Cause hearing, but the judge at the probable cause hearing rigged that process so that he could give it to the grand jury. It should have been stopped at the grand jury. They can’t do anything with it now except to try and keep it rolling and make it look as if it’s legitimate and they’re just going to keep going and going. And they have done this against people who are locked up today, and they’re looking to lock me up, which is OK; that’s fine. Again, it will be just an example; it will be just like me doing time as a POW.
What can be done? The process has completely come apart. The Constitution should have stood in at several points in time to protect me against this kind of oppressive government. But guess what? The Constitution of the United States does not apply to the people who live in the state of Tennessee. The example of that is what’s going on here, and the example you have is the way they’re treating somebody who would stand up and give his life in defense of that document known as the Constitution. Look at what they’re doing to this person who defended with his life…and I almost lost my life. I was in a helicopter accident, and four people died that day. I could have been one of them. I came close to being the #5 guy dead. So this man is standing there today, and by the way, it was on June 20, a very important date in my life, and the next day, the 29th, when our ship, the USS MARS, was at anchor in San Diego, CA. Our home port was Oakland, and we had sailed down for refresher training in the summer of 1988 and a message came to the ship announcing the death of a navy captain, an O-6, a very high-ranking officer named William Nordeen.
MRS. RONDEAU: Mr. Turner mentioned him in his article.
CDR. FITZPATRICK: He was blown up in a car bomb attack by a group called “November 17” on the 28th of June 1988, and I had to go in and tell my skipper, whose name is Michael B. Nordeen, that his brother had just been murdered in that fashion. That was 22 years ago on June 28. So I’m thinking to myself, “I’m standing here, and what was that sacrifice made for?” And there’s a kid in the newspaper from Sweetwater who died on June 28, a member of the Army, just two years out of high school. He died in Afghanistan on the 28th, and I’m thinking to myself, “What are these sacrifices for when you have a judge like this on the bench doing to people what he’s doing now? What is the sacrifice for the Constitution all about if it allows this judge to be doing this?” So this story is about how the Constitution has been suspended after so many sacrifices have been made to uphold it.” It’s right here. And the police captain, Bivens, came in and said, “Oh, you know what? He’s just trying to make a name for himself. It’s his claim to fame. It’s his 15 minutes.”
There is videotape of me and what I did. This ran for only about 30-40 minutes. I walked in to the courthouse at 9:47 a.m. on Thursday, April 1, 2010, and I was arrested at about 10:30. I was booked into the county jail shortly thereafter at 10:45. So it lasted for about 40 minutes, and I was accused of “rioting.” I’m accused of actually being involved in a riot; not inciting a riot, but riot, and spitting at police officers, and using foul language and acting up and ranting and raving. None of that is true. The reason this is all happening is that on April 1, Carroll Ross was behind the scenes, and he’s the one who came out with the initial set of charges, the first three that came out. Nobody can make those charges work, so they’ve added other charges since then to try and make those work, and they haven’t been able to make them work because they don’t have a police record, they haven’t conducted an investigation, they haven’t talked to any witnesses; they don’t have any statements from people who were involved in this “riot”; there’s no media report of a riot in the Monroe County Courthouse on April 1. There was no event. There’s nothing. Nothing that they say happened. How do we know that? Because there’s no police record. And here we are, getting ready to schedule a hearing and have people come in and prepare defenses and there is no reason in the world why this should continue, because the Constitution says, “You’ve already messed it up beyond the point of repair. You have to have an accuser here; half the problem isn’t here. Where’s the accuser?” And they’re going to try to continue to push this.
So when Obama comes into the community and starts to send the military in and you have the military start to do this, which they already have…this is what I’ve been talking about now for close to 22 years.
MRS. RONDEAU: Will the military follow those orders?
CDR. FITZPATRICK: Yes. You have military officers who will come in. There’s some state and town that has asked for the National Guard to help come in and police the crime. Are you kidding me? The National Guard coming in to police the citizens…No! No! No!
MRS. RONDEAU: Isn’t that a violation of the Posse Comitatus Act?
CDR. FITZPATRICK: Yes, I wrote about that when it occurred in Selma, Alabama. So the point I’m trying to make is that I’ve been watching this coming for 20 years. I’ve been telling people, “Hey, you better get down here and take a look at what’s going on because if you don’t, it’s going to get worse.” You need to stop talking about this and start doing things.
So what you have down here right now for any attorney, for any legitimate police officer, for anybody who really cares about the Constitution of the country, is a target-rich environment to start putting lots of people under arrest and getting innocent people out of the jails and the prisons because they don’t belong there.
I am so overwhelmed by what’s going on around me and I don’t see the response that I would expect to see…people are in prison tonight who don’t belong there. And what if that were you? When you go to bed tonight, think about yourself going to bed in a prison knowing that you’re innocent and knowing that this kind of stuff is going on out there. And then the next day, just to add insult to injury, they say, “OK, today you’re on the detail that’s going out to mow the sheriff’s lawn.”
MRS. RONDEAU: Have you seen inmates working at the sheriff’s house yourself?
CDR. FITZPATRICK: I know it for a fact; I am not able at this point to prove it; there are people who have been doing it. It’s something that is provable, and I know it’s happening. There are witnesses to it; I’ve heard it reported so many times from so many people. I’m a reporter, too, and I do my due diligence.
MRS. RONDEAU: In my opinion, all citizens should be. Corruption in government is what the media is supposed to cover, but we know that the big media companies long ago abrogated that responsibility.
CDR. FITZPATRICK: And look at what’s going on down here. Look at the degree. I’ve run out of adjectives. The words that I’m looking for have not yet been invented to describe the enormity, to capture the sense of what’s going on down here, to get people to react. It’s just not possible.
The story here is about a man being on a grand jury for 20 years in a row. The judge also said, during the course of the hearing on Monday, “Mr. Pettway has done a great job for us.” What did I just hear the judge say? The judge said that Mr. Pettway has been doing “a great job for us,” meaning THE GOVERNMENT. He’s been doing a great job for us and fostering racial harmony for 20 years. He’s been doing a great job. And, Mr. Fitzpatrick, we’ll keep him on…we’ll do this for 50 years if we want to.”
OK, what the judge just admitted to is that yes, they’re rigging the jury. They’ve been doing it for 20 years and they’ll do it for 50 years if they want; that they picked Mr. Pettway because he’s black, and they will continue to do that until someone comes in to stop them, and that Mr. Pettway is a government functionary; he is working for “us,” the government. In other words, he brings a bias into that jury which is unacceptable and unlawful. There’s a reason why we pick juries randomly, and there’s a reason why juries come and go like smoke in the air. They last for a very brief time. The life span of a jury is very, very short.
MRS. RONDEAU: Isn’t it supposed to be?
CDR. FITZPATRICK: Yes. And we all understand that as a commonsense requirement for having people, our peers, judge us. When they have the power to lock me up, I want somebody on that jury who’s going to say, “Excuse me, but the government has overreached here, and the government is wrong about this, and this man over here is innocent.” Where has that group of people been so far in the case regarding this sailor whom I’ll call Seaman Recruit Smith? They haven’t been there. They’ll do this to anybody whom they want to and they’re afraid they’re going to get caught, because they want to keep doing it and beyond that, when they do get caught, they’re the ones who go to jail. So in the movie (and I keep using these movie metaphors – sorry), when soldiers on the ground are in trouble and they need help, and when their position is being overrun, they call what’s called a “broken arrow,” which means that every aircraft in the air for miles around is commanded, “Come here, come here now; put ordinance on target; put ordinance on my position; we’re being overrun. We need people right here, right now.” I’m calling a broken arrow. So what the AP has written is nothing but balderdash.
The reason that people aren’t prepared to do what needs to be been done is that they’re afraid if they do, things that have happened in this community will happen to them.
MRS. RONDEAU: Do you think that’s why members of Congress won’t stand up and say, “Mr. Obama, we need to see proof of your ‘natural born Citizenship’ status”?
CDR. FITZPATRICK: I do. Every time somebody stands up against government, something bad happens to them. The government acts against them in self-defense. It’s a survival instinct. The government will chew up anyone who tries to come in and say, “Excuse me, but the government is breaking the law; look at what they’re doing.” The reason that the government is able to eat up its own when anyone stands up to blow the whistle, as it were, is that we lost our grand juries back in the 1940s.
MRS. RONDEAU: I have read about the changes made in 1946.
CDR. FITZPATRICK: The grand jury is supposed to have more law enforcement power than any sheriff, any police officer, or any federal agency you could appoint. The grand jury was supposed to be that organization that was going to protect us against an overreaching government. Look at what they’ve done to the grand jury here in Monroe County. That tells you everything you need to know: “He works for us, and he’s doing a great job.” That statement, by itself, takes this judge, gets him impeached, it gets him thrown into prison.
MRS. RONDEAU: Can this judge be impeached?
CDR. FITZPATRICK: Yes. I told you today that there were attorneys in the room who have not heard the words come out of a judge that came out of this judge’s mouth on Monday.
MRS. RONDEAU: Are they going to do anything?
CDR. FITZPATRICK: No, they’re not, unless they have somebody in here to protect them from taking action. Once you get people in here to protect the community. John F. Kennedy wrote, “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” Get people in here who are going to really do their job, and I’m talking about legislators who still believe in the Constitution, veterans…You know, this is an issue for vets. Veterans from this community should just be raising holy heck. It’s this community that’s been put asunder; they need people to come in and to protect them and to give them the protection until the danger has been removed.
The government is threatening people’s lives. I talked to a man today who had a police officer come out and try to kill him.
MRS. RONDEAU: Really?
CDR. FITZPATRICK: Yes. And what’s he trying to bring to light? I don’t know…right now, in Roane County…again, in Tennessee, you’re going to find one community after the next that has a grand jury appointee put there by a judge. That’s all I should have to tell anybody. Now look at the rest of it: they’ve got a case that’s going to scheduling on Wednesday. Two judges have pulled themselves out; it has no accuser, there’s no police record, there are no witnesses. There is the one piece of paper which had my social security number correct, so I’ll redact that, but the rest of it is all wrong. The guy did it in a panic. And that’s the only piece of paper. Excuse me, no! That’s of no consequence. It’s of no merit. It’s a waste of paper. He did that on the tenth of June, because it didn’t exist before that date, and there’s no administration that talks about it. This is on the tenth of June. This document is allegedly prepared at 11:00 a.m. on the first of April. There’s nothing on that piece of paper that shows any administration for two months and ten days. Why? Well, because it didn’t exist until the tenth of June. That’s fraud, by the way; that’s criminal conduct on the part of the police department. Again, it’s a ticklish situation because, you see, my name isn’t on it.
MRS. RONDEAU: Doesn’t that fact alone negate the whole thing?
CDR. FITZPATRICK: Well, the only piece of paper that exists says I’m a woman, and I’m not a woman! You’ll see on the form that it has “Sex,” and then right next to it, it has “Race,” and he put a “W” in the box for “Sex,” and he has “M” where it says “Race.”
MRS. RONDEAU: So they didn’t know how fast you were going to return that day?
CDR. FITZPATRICK: The “M” should have gone into the “Sex” column, and the “W” should have gone into the column for “Race,” because I’m a white male. So he has me listed as a woman, and who knows what “M” in the “Race” box means. He was going that fast, and as you look at the document, you’ll see the other mistakes, and this is the kind of document that is prepared by somebody who is under stress.
MRS. RONDEAU: It would appear that way, looking at the numerous errors and misspellings.
CDR. FITZPATRICK: And again, the judge’s performance on Monday is exactly the same thing, except that it’s played out theatrically in a courtroom. The judge was acting in the same way and in the same kind of panic and with the fear of getting caught. That’s why they’re advancing this case. It’s because first of all, they want to keep doing what they’ve been doing. Second, the kind of undoing of what has happened over the last 20 years has bankrupted the state of Tennessee. To go back and fix the problems and the kind of criminal and civil liabilities that attach to the state at this point, not to mention the county, is just beyond my ability. You could pick a number, and it’s never going to be large enough. So they’re blocking that, but more than anything else, they know they go to jail; they will go to prison, and they’ll stay there for a while.
They’ve been caught, and you see, now, the response from people who have been caught. They don’t want it to go farther, so they have to take me down. They have got to take me down. And by the way, it goes back to Obama. You’ll see in the AP report that Bivens is talking about Obama. They’re as concerned about that because, you know what? That holds up, too.
MRS. RONDEAU: Has anyone answered your criminal complaint against Obama?
CDR. FITZPATRICK: No.
MRS. RONDEAU: Did you know about the extent of the corruption in your county before you filed the complaint against Obama?
CDR. FITZPATRICK: No, I did not. I had no idea. I came to Sweetwater, TN to help a soldier who was in Ft. Leavenworth at the time. His name is Ray Girouard. His family flew me here to help him – you know, The Jaghunter thing. And then, I was here for the election; I watched all of that go down, and then I tried to engage in that. A year ago last August, I began to approach my local grand jury here in Monroe County, and from August through December, it was obstructed aggressively. So I came back in January of this year thinking, “I can come here anytime I want if I have information to report, so I’ll come back in January of 2010. There will be a new grand jury, and there will be a new foreman.”
On the 6th of January, a Wednesday, I went up to the courthouse, and I went up to the bulletin board and I see that Mr. Pettway is still the grand jury foreman. And that began us on the process which brings us to this day, the third of July 2010 when we have found nothing but bad, bad, bad, bad, bad.
Now that it’s out there, people are waving at me in the community. I don’t know who these people are, but they know who I am. And they know that there’s an opportunity here to break this conduct, this criminal enterprise, wide open. And they can’t wait for people to come in here and help them take back their community.
MRS. RONDEAU: I just interviewed someone else who said that problems like this can be corrected only by the citizens.
CDR. FITZPATRICK: Yes, that’s exactly right, and the power of this country belongs to the people. In the Constitution, “we the people” is in the construction and assembly of the group known as the Grand Jury. That’s where you find it: in the Fifth Amendment. The Grand Jury was intended to be that group of people with more power than any other part of the government cited in the Constitution in Articles I, II and III to come in and make sure that the tyranny that was being visited upon the country by King George III would not be repeated. In other words, there was an oversight citizenry group that would come in and say, “Government, you’ve done something bad there.” So what did the government do? It took over the grand juries.
You now have here the working laboratory, the biosphere, everything you want to know about corruption in local government, everything. Let me give you some examples. The chief of police from Madisonville, Greg Breeden, weighs over 400 pounds, I’m sure. He’s huge. He’s the chief of police. He’s not fit to be a police officer, but he’s the chief of police. Of course, he is a criminal, because I’ve gone to him, and he’s the one who is supposed to be doing the law enforcement for the courthouse in Monroe County; he’s the person who is supposed to be putting people under arrest whom we’ve accused so far, and he won’t do it, because he has some cushy job that allows him to grow to the size of some 400 pounds. What police chief in this country do you know who gets away with being 400 pounds and gets appointed as a police chief? Can he go out and enforce the law? No.
MRS. RONDEAU: One would wonder if he is physically fit enough to pass the test.
CDR. FITZPATRICK: He’s not. So is he setting the example for law enforcement officers of this community? Does he set the example as the pillar in this community as a police chief who weighs 400 pounds? I don’t think so. And by the way, it was his police captain who arrested me for a riot. Bivens works for this guy Greg Breeden. The police department is as corrupt as it can be. If you want a visual image, take a picture of this man: 400 pounds plus.
Before we had the current Monroe County sheriff, Bill Bivens, there was a guy named Tuffy Watson. He was also having people come over and do personal lawn and yard care on his property, but this man has never in his life been a fireman. Do you know what his job is today? He’s the fire marshal for Sweetwater.
There’s a sheriff’s captain whose name is Trent Prock who is 27 years old. He’s a captain in the sheriff’s department. He is the chief jailer. He’s the #3 person in the sheriff’s department. He came on to the job 3-4 years ago. He was 23 or 24 when he assumed the position as the #3 sheriff by rank on the Sheriff’s Department.
MRS. RONDEAU: Wasn’t there anybody coming up through the ranks with more experience?
CDR. FITZPATRICK: He was chosen because his father is in construction in this part of the world and is a very wealthy man, and he said, “I want a job for my son,” so they put this kid into a chief jailer job. You’ve got Bivens, then you’ve got the deputy sheriff, and then you have Trent Prock, who’s 27 years old, and he’s been in the job for four years. And he’s a little Hitler, by the way. He’s one of the guys whom I ran into when I was in the jailhouse. He’s a monster. He was one of the people who was standing in front of me on Monday. This guy’s a monster. How do you get these kinds of jobs and these positions? It’s because of the nepotism, the old boy network, it’s “Keep quiet, don’t talk, we can’t talk…”
There was a kid here in jail whose name is Todd Sweet. He was in the Monroe County jail, and a detective, D. W. Brannon, said, “You know…I’m going to pull a stunt here.” So he dressed up as an attorney and walked into this kid’s cell. The kid wasn’t from around these parts or hadn’t been here for a while. He identified himself as a defense attorney, a public defender, and said to Todd Sweet, “Tell me what you know about this case. Tell me what you can so that we can help you get out of here. Tell me what you can by way of defending yourself.” That was the detective from the sheriff’s department who did that. That’s widely known in this community, and it’s being widely kept secret because of the outrage that will emanate from anybody who comes in here to take a look at that and the conduct of the sheriff’s department in so many other cases. To have a detective go in and pass himself off as a public defender and gather information against this kid they have locked up, Todd Sweet…
In regard to testimony of witnesses where people come in and they witness in a courtroom, the attorneys try to get the transcript of their testimony and it disappears. I’m trying to get the transcript today from what happened on Monday. I haven’t gotten it yet, and I’m told that I’m not going to get the audio recording; we’ll see. But Tim Harrington has asked for it, and they said, “Well, you know, we don’t do that.” Why not? Because the corruption here is so deep.
Going back to the beginning, all I needed to tell anybody is that they have one person on the grand jury as a professional juror there for 20 years. What does that tell you about how that jury has been operating? And then you start to look in other places, and all you find is trouble. And this judge on Monday told me that I can’t come in and file documents; I can’t come in and ask for documents. Why do you think he put that kind of restriction on me? Because he knows what I’m going to find. He is saying, “Fitzpatrick, you can’t come in here and find evidence of the crimes I’ve committed as a judge and evidence of the crime that he committed on Monday is so far being withheld. I should have had something in the mail today from these people and I did not.
So what I’m saying is that people in the world of news have here an opportunity that they will never see again in their lifetime, probably, and after that opportunity, there’s another one. And this is going on throughout the entire state of Tennessee.
MRS. RONDEAU: If it’s going on there, it could be going on in 49 other states as well.
CDR. FITZPATRICK: Washington State, where I came from, has a conviction rate of about 98%. Did you know that in Washington State, there are no grand juries?
MRS. RONDEAU: No, I didn’t.
CDR. FITZPATRICK: That’s why you have a 98% conviction rate. Grand juries in Washington State don’t exist. Governor Bredesen, here in Tennessee, wants to see to it that the grand juries are stood down and effaced. So we have moments left to recapture the grand jury here, to stop what Bredesen’s trying to do, to capture it and take it back and then use it for our defense. And the government has used it against us. We better move pretty quickly, and if we don’t, it’s OK with me. If they do something bad to me, hey, it’s OK with me. Like the day the helicopter crashed: four men dead. It didn’t affect many people except the people who were there. So with regard to what’s going on here, it’s not going to affect many people until it turns up where they live.
MRS. RONDEAU: There’s that saying, “First they came…then they came…,and I did not speak out because…Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak out for me.”
CDR. FITZPATRICK: That was a Catholic priest who said that; I’m familiar with it.
MRS. RONDEAU: That is how the holocaust happened.
CDR. FITZPATRICK: And that’s what’s going on here. When the soldiers in “Band of Brothers” and “Judgment at Nuremburg” found the Jewish prison camp and they smelled the smells and they heard the sounds right next to a community, the soldiers asked the people in the town, “How could you have this going on here and not know?” And the answer was, “Well, they did know.” But they were too afraid to say anything about it. That’s what’s going on here.
MRS. RONDEAU: People tend to ignore things if they aren’t directly affected. They don’t want the hassle.
CDR. FITZPATRICK: But there’s also the fear factor. If we do not stand up at this point and do something, then all that’s going to happen is that America will be lost. In the Philippines right now, they’re saying, “America, not so much anymore.” Other countries are saying, “America has been lost.” Well, you know what? Not yet, but we’re close. The Constitution doesn’t work here. I wrote those words in a criminal complaint against Obama back in March 2009.
One of the things this man did on Monday was this: The court clerk, Martha Cook, was sitting right next to him. He put her under oath and said, “Ms. Cook, I understand that Mr. Fitzpatrick has been coming in and bothering you and asking you for records and demanding information and asking for this and that. And I also understand that…”
And she said, “Well, yes, he has.” “And you see here, Ms. Cook, where it says that he has accused you of acting and conducting war against the United States? Have you been conducting war against the United States, Ms. Cook?” and she giggled, school-girl style, and said, “Oh, no!” So a laugh emanated from the audience. And I said to the judge, “Are you mocking me now? Is that what’s going on? Are you making fun of me?” And you see, the thing is this: that’s exactly what they were doing. This was an act of war against the government. Because you see, I’ve said this before: when you have people who take the law into their own hands to resist the Constitution, that’s been declared an act of war against the country. It’s the Whiskey Rebellion; there are precedents. But you see these people on the bench making me the butt of their joke, evoking a laugh, saying, “Have you committed treason, Ms. Cook?” “Of course not, Your Honor, not me!” And you won’t believe what this man did in his orders to me. So that’s how your government is working, and look at whom they are acting against.
One more thought: I was standing there in uniform as a military man. It’s a symbolic thing; it could have been anybody. First of all, that day they lost a fourth soldier from Sweetwater, and the other three are up on banners in front of the courthouse: Sgt. Haupt, Sgt. Johnson and Sgt. Hunt. Three soldiers, three sergeants, three bronze star award recipients, Purple Heart…they’re all dead. And then across the portico of the courthouse hangs the banner, “We Support Our Troops.” And then you see what’s going on inside with a veteran. They’re trying to dress up their courthouse and masquerade and disguise it as being the embodiment of the Constitution and that they’re being guarded by these brave soldiers, and I’m thinking to myself, again, “What was their sacrifice worth if this is what goes on inside of this courthouse?” Do you want a metaphor for everything that’s wrong in this country? Take down those banners, take down those pictures of those soldiers because nothing that goes on here is worthy of their sacrifice and nothing that you do can be protected by them or should be.
MRS. RONDEAU: What do we need to do to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution?
CDR. FITZPATRICK: This is what people need to do: they need to come together in large groups and advance the criminal complaint against Mr. Obama, and as they find it evidenced in their own communities, against their own government officials in commission of the crime of treason. They have to come together in large numbers, and they can do this juxtaposed or contrariwise to what Judge Carroll Ross said this last Monday. He is trying to stop the movement that would invite people to bring complaints against Mr. Obama in every county of every state. He says that we can’t do that, and I’m telling you that we must do exactly that and that the way to achieve it is through the power of the people. It must be large numbers of people. Everybody can do this on his own initiative. They can do it for very little money: $20, if there’s a filing fee. Certified mail costs a little bit, but not much. The point is that every single person in this country has the ability on his or her own to issue a criminal complaint against Mr. Obama for the commission of treason. And then, in their own communities, where they find it, they can issue the same complaint as has been done here in Monroe County against local government officials. The Constitution no longer works here or in the rest of the country. People are going to have to act, and act now. If they do not, then we are just moments away from having the government take over completely.
You have military walking our streets. You have U.S. Marine Corps officers who are being trained right now to take to the streets. Army officers are being trained to take to the streets. You have Northern Command, which has been stood up here just recently, in 2005; these soldiers, these Marines, these ground combat infantry troops who have been trained in urban warfare overseas are about to apply that training right here at home. I’m here to tell you: I know what I see. I’ve been trained in the military; I know what I’m looking at. I have enough feedback from enough people to know it’s about to happen, and the way to stop it is for tens of thousands of people to rise up and say, “No, this is treason.” This is the installation of a government rival to the Constitution. That’s treason, and everybody who’s involved in the implementation and the practice and the exercise of that rival government is in commission of the crime of treason. That’s judges, that’s prosecutors, that’s military personnel, that’s everybody who is standing to effect the totalitarian takeover of our country which is well under way. You can see it wherever you care to look. And that’s what this judge on Monday last is trying to disabuse people of doing. He is trying to perch himself up and say, “No one can do this; not you, not anybody,” and I’m here to tell you that “Oh, you’re so wrong,” and the way to show him that he’s wrong is to just go out and do it.
If people have time to sit down and sign a petition, they have time to put out a criminal complaint. They can have it notarized, which becomes a sworn affidavit; they can have it filed in courts. People know how to do this, and they can do it on their own for less than $20. People must be excited and agitated and rise up in large numbers and say, “What we see going on around us is treason.” I had a sheriff yesterday walk up to me, and he came to me and shot off a wisecrack. These people are arrogant. They are taking over our country bit by bit by bit; it’s the old saw about the frog in the boiling water. I’ve been talking about this for a while, and everybody has a reason why he can’t do it — “Oh, I can’t do “treason” because I’m afraid.” “I can’t do a complaint for treason because my husband works for some government agency.” Everybody has a reason. Guess what? You’re about to lose your country. And I’m communicating this message to everybody in this country that there is nothing to fear.
The place to begin doing that is right here in Monroe County, but it could begin anywhere. It can happen where you live. It’s about treason, and you can count on fingers and toes the number of complaints for treason that have been advanced since March 2009.
MRS. RONDEAU: Your website said you were collecting them for a while. How many do you have?
CDR. FITZPATRICK: I have maybe ten here. It’s not a lot. If you go to The Jaghunter, I have laid out specific directions about how to do it. It’s a sample letter that anybody can write, and it goes to the issue of people who have been resisting our Constitution with success of installing a government that is rival to the Constitution. It’s huge. It’s there, it’s all there. Everybody in this country who wants to stand and do something can do this, and the way to do it is to come together in groups. By ones and twos, it’s not going to happen. It has to be groups of people; it has to be the tea parties, the PTAs coming together, any group that you can think to name. It has to be groups of people who come together and say, “We are taking our country back. It’s treason.” This is the face of treason. It’s here in Monroe County. You see here the face of treason. And it’s at the community level. It’s not just Obama; it’s in every community.
I’ve heard some people say that they’ve had grand jury foremen in their area who have been on the podium for 20 years and they direct what the grand jury does. You file these complaints with the FBI and you can send a copy to the local district U.S. attorney for any district in the country. That you can do. People can post them on their own blogsites. With the internet, this thing can become viral in just moments. We don’t have time. We are in real trouble if we do not stand up now as a nation and say, “It’s treason, and we’re going to stop it.” If we don’t, we’re going to lose what America is all about.
There are so many distractions right now, but it’s about treason. Large numbers of people need to come together and file criminal complaints against whomever they pick as a target, because there is so much corruption out there. We have evidence wherever you care to look, and it’s been evidenced for years now, and the theory of the treason is that they are replacing the Constitution with a rival government. When people understand that, and it’s here in Monroe County — this is the face of treason.
No one has a reason not to do this. We have to focus on the treason. That’s what these people here are trying to stop me from doing, and we found out about what’s going on in Monroe County because we’re trying to advance a criminal complaint against Mr. Obama for treason. In the process of doing that, we have discovered treason writ large in our local government. They know they’re committing treason, and they’ve been getting away with it for years and years. And they’re trying to suppress this sentiment of treason from growing. I’m doing everything I can to beat the bushes. But this is the thing: people in this community are so scared of a treason complaint going forward because they know once that happens, people will know what they’ve been doing. The judge knows he’s committing treason. He was making fun of me on Monday because he knows I’ve filed a complaint of treason and he’s trying to get people to make me look like a laughingstock so that they won’t do exactly the same thing. People are going to wake up some day and say, “You know, this guy was right.”
And it’s because of their reaction that I’m able to share with you the fact that this complaint of treason really is as forceful a way to stop this government from what it’s doing as anything else anybody can think of. If somebody could think of a way or came up with a path forward, a protocol, a plan, that was better to defeat the government than mass outrage with a treason complaint, I’m all over it. We can’t worry about the next election thinking that we’re going to fix the problem by the ballot box. I’m trying to come out with a message to people, and as you’re writing this, my message to everybody is this: Here you have the face of treason right here in a local Tennessee community, and wherever we go around here, we will find exactly the same thing. You will find treason everyplace. And it is the installation of a government rival to the Constitution. That’s what they’re doing. The Constitution doesn’t work here anymore. And when you go to a police officer and you say, “Excuse me, but this judge and that prosecutor and this judge over here, and we have another judge over here…” when you go to them with complaints against these government officials who are breaking the law, which now we can knowingly define and understand that it’s treason, the police will not go and make those arrests. Instead they turn against the person identifying the criminal conduct of the government.
So then we get to point #2, which is the importance and the significance of the loss of the grand jury. Because treason was a complaint that you used to be able to bring to a place like the grand jury and say, “Excuse me, ladies and gentlemen of the grand jury, but this is what I have seen out in my local community,” and without the benefit of a prosecutor in the room who is working for the government, they made their decisions on their own as to whether or not these people are, in fact, treasonous, traitors. This is how serious it is.
MRS. RONDEAU: How do we get someone to act on a criminal complaint?
CDR. FITZPATRICK: It’s going to take numbers of people, and it’s going to be the voice of the community every day. Instead of working to get a petition signed, it’s going to have to be treason, treason, treason, and then more treason. It’s going to have to be treason spoken from the rooftops every single day. The people have the power to act against this treasonous government, and the way that they act against it is to stand up as a community, together, shoulder to shoulder, and say, “We are not going to allow you and your thug sheriffs and your thug police forces to quiet us down. We are going to stand against this treason.” That has to be the message. And it’s not by doing something that is ineffectual, and I don’t mean that as a pejorative, although it may be taken that way. I’m just saying that a petition isn’t getting the job done. And you know how I know that? Because there have been so many petitions; there have been so many civil suits.
Let me make the point this way: we have seen how many attempts at civil suits that did not work: Apuzzo and Kerchner is the most recent example just days ago. We’ve seen petition after petition. We’ve seen elections come and go, but nothing has stopped this monstrous machine of treason from spreading across our country. Nothing has stopped it yet. In the meantime, guess what? The treason complaint is still in place today. And it’s grown bigger. It hasn’t gone away. The government has not been able to dismiss the criminal complaint of treason. They can’t make it go away. So if that treason complaint is now joined by thousands of people, imagine if the millions of folks who came to the Mall last summer had filed a criminal complaint with the federal government and in their own local governments for treason, that would have changed everything. If they’re afraid, go away. We have to have a third of this country – that’s the way it was during the Revolution – come in and file complaints, real complaints for treason, and do it in large numbers proudly and prominently. That’s the message. That’s what we’re learning about what’s going on around here. This is the face of treason, and you see what they’re willing to do to try and stop the treason complaint from going forward which can be used as a moment to magnify, to explode in an exponential way, the complaint of treason across the country. And it can be focused on one man — Mr. Obama, to be sure — but now people have reason to believe that the treason is being committed in their own local communities. That’s the message.
And what does the judge order? You’ve seen his orders. “Don’t go looking at the records, because if you go and look at the records, Mr. Fitzpatrick, what you’re going to find is more treason.” This judge, who is already criminally complicit in what’s going on around here just got done saying, “You may not go and look at the records.” OK; my invitation would then be for people to go into their local repositories of records in their communities and look at how the grand jury is working; look at how the people are picked; follow me. It’s the old infantry. Did you ever see “Band of Brothers?”
MRS. RONDEAU: No.
CDR. FITZPATRICK: In the infantry, it’s a model. You lead from the front. Follow me. We’re almost out of time. You’re supposed to be able to bring a complaint of treason to a grand jury, but you can’t do that any more because of the treason. I’m calling a broken arrow. Either we get to this now, or we’re doomed. Look at what’s happened in the last 18 months, and it’s going to accelerate.
I heard my state senator for the 5th senatorial district, Randy McNally, here in Tennessee give a speech on July 3 in the gazebo in Sweetwater championing the freedoms that we enjoy and talking about how the Founders did this and that. He was giving this speech, and I wanted to walk up to him and say, “Excuse me; you’ve got a heck of a nerve giving this speech you just gave, because look at what they’re doing to me.” And behind him were the county sheriff, the county mayor, the city mayor, the fire chief — all these people sitting there, arrogant clowns, these men and women are sitting there, arrogant, knowing that the people in the audience think what they’re hearing is the truth, knowing at the same time that when the sheriff goes home he’s going to have those county prisoners come in and clean up his yard.
The audiotape that I sent to you was made when I was holding a recorder in my hand when I conducted the arrests. You can hear Darren Bivens, the man who said in his interview with the Associated Press that I was using foul language and spitting at people…well, you’ll hear on the recording that none of that happened. The first reactions of the police officers were not that they were looking at a riot. Judge Ross is the person who came up with the three initial charges against me, and that’s why no policeman has written a report about it because no one can make the charges work that Ross created in his mind. You will hear on the tape that the Deputy Sheriff, Benny Byrum, the same guy who confronted me yesterday in the street, was there that day and he was receiving his instructions from Judge Ross. You’ll hear it in the audio. In other words, we have Ross connected to this. The point of this is that this is Judge Ross, again, trying to stop any momentum that might be picked up against anybody, either in the community or at the federal level, for the crime of treason. Ross is doing everything he can to make this treason issue go away. He knows now that the issue of treason reaches to him because he’s making fun of it. He knows that I know what I’m doing, and he’s afraid that other people are going to sit up and look at this and say, “Oh, my God…it really is treason.” And it’s right here in our own community. They’re afraid of going to prison themselves after the people rise up and say, “We’ve had enough.”
The government has taken over the Constitution and they are trampling upon it. It’s called treason. The only thing that we have right now that is being practiced is treason, and if the people don’t rise up against the treason, then they will become subjugated. Treason leads to totalitarianism, and that works to subjugate the people. And we do not have time; it happens now, or it will be too late. And hopefully it’s not too late already.
In the civil suits, the retort has been from the bench that no one has “standing.” My response back to them is that everybody in this country has standing to bring a criminal complaint of treason, which gets me to my next point, which is this: In all of the complaints that have been lodged against Obama, have you heard anybody come back and say, “It’s not treason”? What I’m saying to you is that it is treason, and nobody, not the judge here in this community, not Royce Lamberth out of the District of Columbia, the people in your community, nobody has come back and said to us, “It’s not treason.” It is treason. What this judge said last Monday was that nobody has standing to bring the complaint for treason. I’m saying, “You’re wrong, Judge, and you said that to protect yourself because everybody has standing to bring a complaint against Obama or anybody else whom they find is guilty of the crime of treason. Anybody can do that.
Two judges have recused themselves. Why did they do that? Because, you see, it might be that some case would lead to finding out that they, in fact, are criminally complicit in treason. And they have been formally accused of treason.
It’s going to have to be large numbers of people, and they’re going to have to incite the people in their own communities to say, “Hey, you know what? This is about our future. It’s about our kids’ futures and generations of their futures.” There is no more argument. It’s treason; everybody has standing; everybody can do this, and at this particular moment in time, if they want to save their country, everyone has to do it. You name the problem; any problem you can think to name, the answer is to take out this government under convictions of treason and put new people in. Any problem you can look at: the oil spill, the taxation issue, illegal immigration, the health care issue — any issue you care to look at, the answer to stop this government from acting against us in this treasonous way is to go in and hold the politicians and the judges and the prosecutors and everybody on their staffs accountable for the crime of treason. And then we can take back our grand juries in the same process.
You want to talk about treason? They just opened up the southern border through Arizona, and the Arizona government is trying to stop it and they can’t because the federal government is being treasonous. So, folks in Arizona, do you want to take up an issue? How about the entire state of Arizona filing criminal complaints of treason? How about everybody who is right-minded in thinking that they’d like the United States to operate under our United States Constitution and not some totalitarian government? How about if these people take up the issue of treason? What better example do you have than what they’re doing to your southern border and the fact that they will not protect it?
MRS. RONDEAU: Article IV, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution says that “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion…”
CDR. FITZPATRICK: Yes. And that’s treason writ large. Wherever you look, it’s treason. Wherever you go, it’s treason. How do we define treason? It is the installation of a rival government that is meant to replace our Constitution.
Do you want to put a stop to this? Then you take the man out of office through the complaint of treason. You have the tool. It’s right there. It’s called treason. I’ve tried to get the word out, and there’s nothing else I can do.
You heard these people speaking about freedom on Independence Day. Do you want to celebrate Independence Day? Get your pen and paper out and write a complaint for treason. You’re not independent anymore, and this guy was telling us yesterday that we are, and I’m standing there in the audience looking at these monsters sitting up in the gazebo, and I’m thinking, “I’m living in the twilight zone.” And I had a lot of policemen following me around yesterday. There were a lot of policemen looking at me yesterday. They’re afraid that the issue of treason is going to grow, and you know what? My message is that it must. We don’t have another tool. There is nothing else you’re going to be able to do. So to talk to people about anything else that’s going on out there is a waste of my time and energy. If we don’t use it, then we’re done.
Look at the energy that was expended for these marches and the people going to DC. If we could have channeled that into a movement of treason, then I’ll be the Pied Piper! If you take up the issue of treason, then what do you come away with? In every engagement you have with the government, they give us actionable intelligence for treason. Every time I go after them and push it and push it and push it, I come away with actionable intelligence that I can share with you and others who care to know what happened and proof positive of the treason. You come away from a march, and you have a sunburn and you’re thirsty. What actionable intelligence do you come away with? Nothing. You’ve accomplished nothing.
The time is now, the place is here. The issue is treason.
MRS. RONDEAU: The 56 Framers of the Constitution shouldered the burden of freeing all of the people of the 13 colonies from King George III. Many people were apathetic and didn’t understand why it was happening. Is that what is happening now?
CDR. FITZPATRICK: All I can say is, the farther the message about treason can travel, the better. Take care, God bless, and thank you for your time.
Editor’s Note 1: On Tuesday, July 6, the federal entity acting as a government filed suit against the State of Arizona to prevent its new immigration law from taking effect.
Editor’s Note 2: Cdr. Fitzpatrick has reported that at his hearing today at the Monroe County courthouse, the judge issued an order that he was forbidden from wearing his Navy uniform to the trial scheduled for November 29, 2010 on the grounds that “it would prejudice the jury.”
The following is the text of the Order Setting Conditions of Bond pictured below.
Order Setting Conditions of Bond
For good cause shown, IT IS ORDERED that the defendant’s release on bond is subject to these conditions:
1. The defendant must avoid all contact, directly or indirectly, in any manner whatsoever with any person who is, who has been, or who may become a Grand Jury foreman or Grand Jury member of Monroe County or any other county in the 10th Judicial District, including Bradley, Polk, and McMinn County.
2. The defendant shall refrain from attempting to serve or causing anyone else to attempt to serve any so-called ‘citizens arrest warrant’ on any governmental official of the State of Tennessee, Monroe County or any other county in the 10th Judicial District including but not limited to: any member of the Tennessee Supreme Court; any member of the various Tennessee Courts of Appeals; any Trial Judge or General Sessions Judge, or any Special Judge designated to handle this case or any member of their staff; any current or former district attorney general or member of the district attorney, general or member of the district attorney’s staff; any circuit court clerk or member of the circuit court clerk’s staff; any sheriff or member of the sheriff’s staff; any chief of any of the municipal police departments of this district or any member of their staff.
3. The defendant shall refrain from personally contacting or attempting to contact by letter, phone call, email message, personal contact, or by any other means whatsoever, electronic or otherwise, any member of the Tennessee Supreme Court, any member of the various Tennessee Courts of Appeals, any Trial Judge or General Sessions Judge, or any Special Judge designated to handle this case or any member of any of their staffs.
4. The defendant is directed that, as a further condition of his bond, he is henceforth restrained from attempting to file any papers in the Office of the Circuit Court Clerk of Monroe County including but not limited to papers containing accusations against President Barrack Obama or anyone else, and that he is further restrained from filing any paper whatsoever with the Clerk’s Office of Monroe County, from requesting information about or copies of any papers, documents, or records in the files of the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. This restriction is also applicable to all offices of the Circuit Court Clerk in any county of the 10th Judicial District, including Monroe, McMinn, Bradley, and Polk County.
5. Any provisions of this order, and specifically any provision contained in Paragraph #4 of this Order, may be modified or amended by the special judge designated to hear this cause upon proper application made in writing by the defendant or his counsel to said special judge.
6. The defendant shall refrain from listing the phone number of any judge on the internet or causing anyone else to do so, for the purpose of requesting people to personally contact said judge for any reason whatsoever. This restriction specifically applies to any member of the Tennessee Supreme Court, any member of the various Tennessee Courts of Appeals, any Trial Judge or General Sessions Judge, or any Special Judge designated to handle this case.
7. The defendant should immediately hire the services of counsel to assist him in his defense in this cause.
You are further advised that a violation of any of the foregoing conditions of your bond may result in the immediate issuance of a warrant for your arrest, a revocation of your release, a forfeiture of any bond, and a prosecution for contempt of court and could result in imprisonment, a fine, or both.
The Circuit Court Clerk of Monroe County is hereby ORDERED to place this Order on the Minute Book and forward certified copies to the Defendant and all governmental officials covered by this order.
Enter this the 28 day of June, 2010.
Carroll L. Ross
Circuit Court Judge