Update: Press Release on Fitzpatrick Case sent to at least 30 news outlets


by Sharon Rondeau

(Oct. 29, 2010) — The following press release has been sent to numerous news agencies worldwide, including  CNN,  Reuters, ABC News, various anchors at FOX News, CBS News, Le Monde, Rogers Media (Australia), and NBC Nightly News.  If any reader has contact information for others, please send it to editor@thepostemail.com.  Some automated responses have already been received.  The Post & Email has also been in touch with the FBI in Knoxville, TN regarding the Fitzpatrick case.


Sharon Rondeau, Editor          editor@thepostemail.com

The Post & Email, Inc.        Phone/Fax: 203-987-7948


(Oct. 27, 2010) – LCDR Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III (Ret.) was arrested this morning at his home in Madisonville, TN on an unsigned “Capias” warrant dated October 22, 2010 charged with “failure to appear” at a hearing allegedly held on that date about which Mr. Fitzpatrick claims he was not given proper notice.

His attorney-of-record, who is reportedly withdrawing from the case for unspecified reasons, has not released a statement nor been available for comment. It is unknown whether or not Attorney Stephen Pidgeon received notification of or attended the October 22 hearing.

The judge’s order for Fitzpatrick’s arrest appears to have been written after the hearing and does not mention whether or not his attorney was present. The judge ordered that Fitzpatrick “be held without bond.” The order is date-stamped October 25, 2010.

Fitzpatrick was accused of “riot” and “intimidation” on April 1, 2010 after attempting to make a citizen’s arrest of the Monroe County grand jury foreman, who has been serving in that position for at least 20 years, according to the court clerk’s records. Section 22 of the Tennessee Code states that no juror can serve on the grand jury for a period of 24 months following the last date of service.

Both Fitzpatrick and his attorney have stated that a second jury member is serving in violation of the law, as court records show that she served in 2009. The judge stated in an undated Amended Order that “The Record however is devoid of any proof that the said [juror’s name]…is one and the same person.”

Fitzpatrick has asked that a new grand jury be convened to hear his case since all current jurors are acquainted with the foreman. Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood, a retired “special” judge from Roane County, has refused that request. Court records show that Roane County’s grand jury foreman has been in place for more than 23 years.

Fitzpatrick is a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Navy. He claims that he has done nothing illegal and was attempting only to enforce existing Tennessee law. Monroe County court personnel have been contacted but have refused to make statements on the record. The Post & Email interviewed LCDR Fitzpatrick by phone following his arrest, during which he reported that he sustained facial contusions, a ripped left ear, injuries to his right arm, shoulders, ribs and head as well as repeated tasering by the four police officers who arrested him.


Editor’s Note: Bloggers and other news media may repost this news release in full.

(Oct. 30, 2010) — As of 9:00 a.m. EDT today, we have received an original response from a news outlet in Australia.  Fox & Friends deleted our message without reading it.  Several others have sent automated responses acknowledging receipt.

19 Responses to "Update: Press Release on Fitzpatrick Case sent to at least 30 news outlets"

  1. Thomas Morato   Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 6:48 PM

    Sharon, not sure if you included the Associated Press. From their website…

    Where to send a Press Release?

    If the story has national or international significance, e-mail info@ap.org. Do not send attachments in e-mail messages.

    You can also mail your press release to AP’s General/National Desk or International Desk at Associated Press, 450 W. 33rd St., New York, NY 10001. Be sure to include a return address on your envelope.

    If you have a story of regional significance, send your idea to a local AP bureau. The AP has a bureau in every state.
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: Thank you.

  2. Ro   Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 8:01 AM



    Story today:
    BUSTED! Conyers Meets With Marxists – How Democrat Politics REALLY Works
    This may be one of the most important articles New Zeal has ever posted. Please read it. Digest it. Act on it.

    This post proves a point I have long made: that Democratic Congressmen are willing to collude with marxists in order to promote socialist legislation and to influence the political direction of the United States.

    This is how the modern Democratic Party actually works – in partnership (often junior partnership, at that) with hard core marxists.

    Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D MI), chair of the powerful House Judiciary Committee has been caught on tape, meeting with members of the U.S.’s largest marxist organization Democratic Socialists of America.
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: Thanks a bunch!

  3. Yaakov   Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 4:52 AM



    Though Mark is ignoring the obama eligibility issue, he is a man of the Constitution. I wish I could figure that one out.

  4. Bob Porrazzo   Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 9:24 PM

    Anyone ever consider Alex Jones?



    Or even Laurie Roth?


  5. Paul   Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 3:14 PM

    Orly Taitz also is experiencing Civil Rights violations…….

  6. thistle   Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 2:36 PM

    Not sure they will carry the story, but they are a popular news site:


    Has anyone already put in Pastor Manning’s site? He may do a video segment on it.

  7. Bob1943   Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 12:52 PM

    Mrs. Rondeau, I have sent your editorial to these people:

    oreilly@foxnews.com; hannity@foxnews.com; newsmanager@foxnews.com; ElRushbo@eibnet.com; kelly@foxnews.com; lou@loudobbs.com; me@glennbeck.com; greta@foxnews.com; writemalkin@gmail.com; becktips@foxnews.com

    All of whom are very unlikely to say anything about it. If anything is even remotely related to Obama’s eligibility they refuse to touch it.
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: Thank you, sir! You have saved me a great deal of time.

  8. Zeb Blanchard   Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 12:05 PM

    Oath Keepers, the organization, is not involved in this issue. The mission of Oath Keepers is Reach, Teach, and Inspire active military and LEO’s to defend the Constitution.
    However members of Oath Keepers, personally, have been and will continue to be active in support of Mr. Fitz in all ways that they can.

  9. Kingskid   Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 11:21 AM

    The Jerusalem Post may be interested in an editorial on how what is happening in TN is but a microcosm of what is happening on a larger scale in the U.S.A.

    Mrs. Rondeau replies: Thank you.

  10. Tim   Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 11:15 AM

    I would also suggest to send it to Judicial Watch


  11. Romo Cop   Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 10:33 AM

    Yes, he says emails have not garnered a response …

  12. RJ   Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 10:06 AM

    I would suggest, if you have not done so already, that you contact some of the consevative radio talk show hosts — all of whom have web sites and email contact information. I would include names such as: Michael Reagan, Andrew Wilkow, Michael Savage, Roger Hedgcock and Mark Levin as all of these hosts profess to be interested in the U. S. Constitution.

    As these hosts might not have any of the background information on this travesty of justice, you might have to provide minimal background information to tweak their interest and bring them up to speed.

    Thank you for trying . . .
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: Is there a volunteer who could gather together the contact info for these people and send it to me in a list? That would save me a tremendous amount of time. Another lengthy grand jury story and an update on Walter Fitzpatrick are coming out today. Thank you.

  13. RSA9999   Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 9:04 AM

    Where are the Oathkeepers when you need them?

  14. Ro   Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 7:54 AM

    What about send to Trevor Loudon at new zeal blog. he is great for getting info out around the world.
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: Do you have contact information for him?

  15. Ro   Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 7:49 AM

    I think you should have stressed more about the corruption and the death of Joe Miller to make more of an impact.

  16. Ms Day   Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 5:52 AM

    I certainly hope this is picked up and the story told. As much as we need our officers to help maintain our public safety, having officers that perform in this manner puts a dark light on all officers. It seems there are less and less role models for children to look up to for guidance.

    LCDR Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III (Ret.), spent his life serving in our armed forces to maintain the safety of America and make sure that freedom stands. He should not be treated this way.

  17. thistle   Friday, October 29, 2010 at 11:58 PM

    Thanks Mrs. Rondeau for getting the word out to other news outlets, though I doubt the lamestream media will actually print it or carry it.

  18. dotdotcom   Friday, October 29, 2010 at 10:39 PM

    Sharon, I just sent you a couple emails with media contact lists, I hope they are useful :)
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: Thank you very much. We will continue sending out the press release.

  19. Romo Cop   Friday, October 29, 2010 at 7:29 PM


    J Maine would like you to email him back. He’s wondering what’s up — and if there was some misunderstanding or if you are just too busy with all of these news items.
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: Has he been trying to reach me?

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