False Imprisonment: The American Gulag

“I’M SLEEPING ON A CONCRETE FLOOR”

by Sharon Rondeau

Why was the hearing for Walter Fitzpatrick closed to the public today, but a reporter from the Advocate & Democrat has made statements which directly contradict Fitzpatrick's? Who is on whose payroll?

(Nov. 1, 2010) —Today is the sixth day of imprisonment in the Monroe County detention center for Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III, who was originally arrested on April 1, 2010 after attempting to make a legal citizen’s arrest of the grand jury foreman, Gary Pettway, who has been serving in that capacity for at least 20 years.  Mr. Fitzpatrick contacted The Post & Email this afternoon from the Monroe County detention facility about a new development in his case.

LCDR FITZPATRICK: I’m sleeping on the concrete floor.  It’s like an icebox in here, freezing cold.  I’m told this is the most complained-about correctional facility in the state of Tennessee.  It’s not good at all.  I’m told there have been over 900 lawsuits filed against this place following complaints.  Nothing happens.

What we need right now is an aggressive, immediate federal response in here.

I was in a court hearing this morning which was unscheduled.  Nobody knew anything about it.  They came to the door, they said, “Come hither.”  It was at about 12:20 and ran until about 1:10 p.m.  There were no witnesses in the courtroom for me.  I had no representatives in there.  There were numerous policemen; there was the prosecutor, Jim Stutts; there was the judge; there was the court clerk, Martha Cook.  There was a male court clerk whom  I don’t know.  These people know exactly what they’re doing here; they have qualified me on my own behalf, “pro se.”  I don’t know what’s going on outside of here about any other attorneys coming to this thing, but I told the judge today that this was a dictatorship; I called him a dictator; I asked him if there was going to be a record of this hearing made available, and he said “maybe.”  I said that we can’t go forward with this case and that no attorney can defend this case in the state of Tennessee because this is a dictatorship.  They know exactly what they’re doing.  The rig is in, and the only way that this is going to get stopped is by federal intervention:  calls to the FBI, aggressive and unceasing; any attorney who is going to pick this up must go to the federal level.  There must be a federal court injunction into this thing to look at it because I kept bringing up the issue of the grand jury today over and over and over again, and Blackwood said, “We’re beyond that.  We’re not going to talk about that,” and I said, “I intend to bring that up during the court hearing,” and he said, “No, you’re not going to do that.  You can’t do that.”

You see, they want to get past this grand jury and make it go away, but they can’t.  So it’s very important that people know that this is as corrupt as we’ve said it is.  These people know exactly what they’re doing; there were police officers in there; this was a closed hearing; it was unannounced; there was no press; and they do know that the police and the judges and the court clerks and the court reporters have done this over and over again.  I saw it today in real life.  These people are criminals and there’s nothing to stop them except a federal intervention, a federal response.  That has to be a law enforcement response and a federal court response.  They need to come in here and stop this.

I told him, “I know that four judges, including you, have committed crimes here,” and he stopped me from talking. They know exactly what they’re doing, and they don’t expect to get caught.  The only way they’re going to get caught is by a federal intervention coming in here right away.

We have 35 people in here, and I told this guard here that there were people shivering this morning.  You could hang meat in this room.  The conditions are just abhorrent.  The attention of this country has to come here to Monroe County.   This judge is out of control. We have more information about the grand jury, but I can’t give it out over the phone.  (Editor’s Note: phone calls made from the jail are recorded.)  Once the FBI gets involved, we can share the information with them, but this is OUTRAGEOUS! I saw it today firsthand.  These people know exactly what they’re doing.  They’re joking; they’re poking at each other; they’re having fun with each other; they’re smiling at each other.  I asked the judge, “Is this court transcript going to be available?” and his answer was, “Maybe.”  They know that they doctor the records; they know that they can do whatever they want.  They know they’re under federal investigation, and they don’t care.  “We’re not scared, we’re not afraid.”  These people are monsters.  They need to be placed under arrest.  The only way this is going to be stopped is by federal intervention and recognition of the sanctity, integrity and the necessity for a grand jury because these people here know.  They need to be caught in rigging the juries.  The judges are rigging the juries.

They’re going to have to have federal officers come in here in a raid situation and start making arrests.  There’s plenty of information here.  I’m told that the sheriff has a chop shop, a card chop shop here, his own business on the side.  I’m being told so many things, much of which I can’t talk about over the phone.  But I saw it today.  This trial is being rigged right now.  I reserved the right to bring in another attorney later should I choose to do that, and the judge said, “Well, maybe; we’ll see.  Maybe not.”  These people are just out of control.  A federal response is all that we have to stop this from happening.  So that’s where things are today.

MRS. RONDEAU: Now you said that 35 men are in a room where there is capacity for only 24?

LCDR FITZPATRICK: There are 24 bunks in this pod, Cell #1.  When I came in here, there were 24 racks and they were all filled.  Well, I went onto the floor.  I’ve been on the floor ever since.  It’s been four nights now sleeping on the concrete.  And the pad they give you?  It doesn’t count.  You’re sleeping on the concrete.  So we have 11 men sleeping on the floor; there are supposed to be two showers and only one of them works.  Some of the time there’s no running water.  They keep the temperature way down.  There needs to be a federal intervention here to come and take a look at this jail that’s reported to be the worst in the state of Tennessee.  It’s just outrageous.

The focus of this country needs to be at what’s going on here in Monroe County.  Everything is rigged.  It’s outrageous here, and they’re going to keep on doing this until there’s a federal intervention.

MRS. RONDEAU: I left a message for Captain Wilson this morning and stated that the entire world now knows about Monroe County, TN.

LCDR FITZPATRICK: Capt. Wilson was one of the people who was beating up on me last week.  He’s a jerk.  He was sitting right behind me today in the courtroom laughing and snickering.  The weight of the world needs to come down here.  This is exactly what a dictatorship looks like.  And I told them that today; I said, “This is a dictatorship.  There’s no defense possible.  We didn’t do the grand jury part.”  And the judge kept saying, “We did do the grand jury.”  I said, “No, we didn’t,” and he said, “Well, that part’s over.  We’re not going to do that.”  And I said, “No, you’re wrong about that.”  It’s about the grand jury.  This is all about the grand jury.  We can’t go any farther until it’s fixed.  But this judge wants to move forward, and I suspect they’ll keep me locked up here until 1 December when they pull me out of here and say, “Do you have your defense ready?” and I’m just going to say, “No, you know how this goes.”

Nothing is recorded about what happened this morning.  There were no witnesses there this morning for me.

MRS. RONDEAU: It sounds reminiscent of the Soviet Union.”

LCDR FITZPATRICK: They’ve been doing this so long, and they’re so practiced at it – somebody needs to be placed under arrest.  We have four judges that need to be taken down; it’s absolutely a nightmare.

MRS. RONDEAU: I called to the Monroe County detention center yesterday twice and was told two different things about visitation days.

LCDR FITZPATRICK: Everything here is controlled.  They change the rules just by speaking.  So don’t believe anything they tell you.  Federal intervention is what is needed.  Keep people calling the FBI.  For any attorney coming to this, this is not going to be handled in the state, because any attorney who’s going to come in under a Tennessee license is going to be nothing but corruption.  This case needs to be heard at the federal level, and the first thing that we say is, “There’s no case here, because there’s no grand jury present.”  And that includes the two new charges:  assault and resisting arrest.  The whole thing needs to be packaged and brought to a federal judge.  And there may be an opportunity here to get a court order to get me released under the auspices of the FBI or anybody going to a federal judge.  I”ve been kidnapped.

MRS. RONDEAU: I’ve been hearing that the Monroe County jail is being hammered with calls.

LCDR FITZPATRICK: We have to keep that up because this whole thing is out of control.  They know exactly what they’re doing, and they think they’re going to get away with it.  They’re trying to move this thing along as fast as they can.  They need to be stopped.  A federal judge needs to weigh in here and stop this.  We need federal agents to get into this county jail and start talking to the inmates, because they have stories to tell.  They have a wealth of information, and once the feds intervene, they’re going to need protection.  These kids have been hammered.

This is a practiced, sophisticated operation.  I was shackled hand and foot with a chain that ran between my legs and a bullet-proof vest.  The hearing was closed to the public.

MRS. RONDEAU: What was the result of the hearing?

LCDR FITZPATRICK: The judge said that I’m qualified to be my own attorney, that I can defend myself pro se.  “Prepare your case; you’re going to trial on the first of December,” and then I walked out in four-point shackles, and I’m brought back to my cell.  There is no reason for them to be keeping me here right now.  That was an ambush on Wednesday of last week; that was nothing but harassment.  They’re building this case so they can change the subject, and the focus has to be on the takeover of the grand juries.  The judges are rigging the juries.

They know exactly what they’re doing, and there’s nothing to stop them.  I talked to you about the process that got us this far.  We should not be at this point right now.  This case should never have come this far.  It’s been corruption at every level.

MRS. RONDEAU: Someone found a law from the 1970s that says that the judge chooses the grand jury foreman.  Is that how it’s supposed to be?

LCDR FITZPATRICK: You pick a new jury every year, and then you pick the foreman from that new group of people.  I don’t agree with the judge picking the foreman at all, but you pick a new jury every year so every year you get a brand-new jury and then from that group of new people selected, you pick a new foreman.  But no judge can hand-pick a juror; it’s against the law.  They pick the jurors randomly and then the judge, under Tennessee law, can pick the foreman from that new population.

MRS. RONDEAU: Do they seem deterred even in the slightest since the FBI visited last week and because of the public attention that’s being focused on them?

LCDR FITZPATRICK: No, they’re not.  There are things I can’t talk about here, but there’s a lot here to find out about.  You get the sense that these guys are working with the feds on the side of crime.

MRS. RONDEAU: Of whom would they be afraid, then?

LCDR FITZPATRICK: One of the things that has gone through my mind is, “How can this be going on here and not have federal involvement already?”  This is why the pressure needs to be absolutely unceasing and oppressive on the FBI.  These guys have to be shamed into doing something.  The pressure has to be relentless.

MRS. RONDEAU: Do they feed you regularly?

LCDR FITZPATRICK: Well, the food is what it is.  There’s nobody here being malnourished.  You have to pay a nurse to come down and see you.  Medical calls and doctors are nonexistent.

MRS. RONDEAU: You have to pay?

LCDR FITZPATRICK: Yes, for a nurse to take a look at you, it’s like $5.00.  They didn’t charge me when the nurse looked at me, but when someone punched his hand into the wall, it should have been looked at, but he was told, “Oh, no, you gotta pay $5.00.”  You have to pay for everything here.  You have a commissary racket going here and they’re making tons of money off of these kids.  Family members can’t bring in any books or any kind of personal items; it all has to be purchased through the commissary.

We can talk at length about the corruption that’s here.  It’s absolutely off-the-scale.  This facility needs to be torn down and a new one built.  But they won’t do that because it will be money.  The reason they don’t want to do jury trials is because it would mean money.  You know how the judges are dealing with jury trials here in this community:  the feds need to weigh in here; the good ones, the decent federal agents, those who believe in the Constitution need to weigh in here and start cleaning this place up.  And this is where it only begins.  This is outrageous.

36 Responses to "False Imprisonment: The American Gulag"

  1. deewhite   Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 3:25 PM

    No mention is made of Fitzpatrick’s Writ of Habeous Corpus. Didn’ t the Commander file this Writ??? If not, why not? The U.S. Constitution expressly protects that right. No state judge dares to suspend that right., he would commit the high felony of Article III section 3 Treason.
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    Mrs. Rondeau replies: As far as I know, he never received it. Neither did he receive the $50 that was sent with it.

  2. Phil   Monday, November 8, 2010 at 8:46 AM

    Maybe , instesd of 25 concerned citizens at the Monroe County Court house , a contingency of 10,000 plus and FOX NEWS along with the other national media on site, maybe then we could get something done. Depending on the judicial system, under the control of the OBOMA gang will get us nowhere.
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    Mrs. Rondeau replies: That’s the whole purpose of the letter published last night which can be directed to all news media.

  3. Phil   Monday, November 8, 2010 at 8:35 AM

    They won’t. They are under the control of the Atty. gen and OBOMA. and ultimately that is what this case is all about.

  4. Phil   Monday, November 8, 2010 at 8:33 AM

    First , you have to realize that the FBI is under the control of the atty. gen. The atty gen. is under the direct control of the idiot OBOMA, the usurper in chief. Just how much cooperation do you think Walter will get from that group? No matter where you take this case you will run into the same result. I was in Madisonville at the first “alleged” grande jury hearing. WHAT A FARCE ! ! This case is about the travesty we are experiencing as the result of the 20007 elections and the corrupt Chicago politics and the spineless attorneys in black robes. I personally saw the evidence that CMDR Fitzpatrick had to present to the grande jury, and was not permitted to enter. The facts are the facts in his case against OBOMA and that is where it stands OBOMA., the czars, the scumbags in congress and his cabinet.

  5. Denise R.   Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 6:48 AM

    Contact ALL Conservative Congress members and send them the link to this page along with a statement that you believe Lt. Cmdr Walt Fitzpatrick is the victim of mafia style corruption in Monroe County, TN and that you believe his life is in imminent danger.

    Be sure to include John Boehner and Michelle Bachmann, Darrell Issa would be another good one. This man served our country honorably and continues to defend the U.S. Constitution and rule of law in this nation. We MUST all support him or this type of injustice will spread across the entire U.S.A.
    Pass this link onto others and request they also contact conservative Congressmen.

    FREEDOM DENIED TO ONE AMERICAN PATRIOT IS FREEDOM DENIED TO ALL AMERICAN PATRIOTS.

  6. Robert Laity   Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 3:53 AM

    I told you this before. It is YOU who is wrong.

    One MUST have TWO citizen parents and be born on US Soil to be POTUS.

    This is incorporated in the constitution (Article 1,Sec.8).:

    “The congress SHALL have power to…define and punish offenses against the Law of Nations”

    The definition of Natural-Born citizen is clearly defined in that “Law of Nations” as

    One who is born of two citizen parents on a country’s soil.

    You are NOT as versed as you believe that you are.

  7. Robert Laity   Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 3:47 AM

    Obama is the Chairman of the UN Security Council. He did say there were Human Rights violations in the US. Take advantage of that. This is a Human Rights Violation.

  8. Steph F.   Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 2:28 PM

    Thank you, Leo. I and many others are right on it.

  9. Jim Barrier   Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 7:49 PM

    I’m reading this report on the commander and am not surprised. I’ve been there and watched the court hearings of both Fitzpactrick & Darren Huff, Jerk Ross and that drop out
    IQ-0 Sheriff need to be removed. I’m sending emails to everyone in government who would be able to take them out. My advice to them would be hang on sucker.

  10. Robert DeBeaux   Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 7:35 PM

    I submitted a crime tip to the FBI headquarters of the kidnapping of Walt.
    I have already got the same response from the TBI that Walt did; they don’t care.
    The AG does not respond, the State highway patrol does not respond (not their jurisdiction) the Governor is not responding at all.
    I had copied the letter to paste it here, but copied something else and lost it after I sent it to the FBI. If I get a reply, I will post it.

  11. A pen   Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 6:35 PM

    Now you know why there have been long running feuds over power in that state. Power will not be divested from them without a struggle and we have seen one murder already. I’m afraid the FBI knows all they need to but are only going to act when the people there stand up. What would be the point of just trading one bunch of thugs for another? They need to choose and they need to put their lives on the line if need be or nothing will change. Walter just walked into a hornets nest without preparing. He should have run for sheriff.

  12. Vic Hern   Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 5:49 PM

    former Monroe county inmate says:
    Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 2:56 PM
    I was a female inmate at the jail……………..
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    It has been mentioned that 4 prominent families “run” things in the county.
    I’m wondering if someone knows those family names and if these families know what
    is going on.
    Contacting them for comment might be very enlightening as they may not want any light shown on their position or any involvement.
    Then perhaps we don’t want to invite any legal problems from any such adventurous inquiry.
    Just wondering out loud.

  13. tuxkabin   Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 5:22 PM

    Contact the US Marshalls, everywhere. Call them instead of the FBI. They seem to be able to step in where other federal agencies won’t.

  14. Vic Hern   Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 4:12 PM

    I wonder Zeb, if the methods of pressure applied can and need to be published here.
    I personally salute your stand and efforts, and thank you for the heads up.

  15. Leo Patrick Haffey   Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 4:10 PM

    Sharon,

    Did Attorney Pidgeon file a motion for change of venue for Walt?

    If not that needs to be done immediately. There is no way Walt can get an unbiased jury in Monroe County with the way he has been demonized in the press. I suggest that Walt try to get his trial moved to Williamson County, just outside of Nashville. I could help organize a legal team for him in the Nashville area.

    Thank you for the defense fund for Walt. It really meant a lot to me when Dr. Sewell raised money for me at the Steady Drip and Citizen Wells when I was falsely imprisoned as a Political Prisoner in Nashville. I was fortunate that the DA dropped the cases against me and I did not have to go to trial. One of the reasons that the charges were dropped is that Patriots made many calls to authorities on my behalf.

    Again, I urge all Patriots to call Senators Alexander and Corker on Walt’s behalf.

    For the Contact info for Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Bob Corker (R-TN):

    http://citizenwells.wordpress.com/category/nashville

  16. former Monroe county inmate   Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 2:56 PM

    I was a female inmate at the jail and I know first hand that they do keep it cold in there. I was in for 3 days and when I got out I had to go to the Dr cause I had a real bad cold from being in their. They also do make you sleep on the floor if they run out of beds. If you ask for a blanket they tease and make fun of you for being cold. It is a very corrupt jail.

  17. Zeb Blanchard   Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 2:51 PM

    Oath Keepers are following this in their moderators forum. Updates are linked to the Post & Email. Oath Keepers.org mission is Reach, Teach, and Inspire active duty and LEO to defend the Constitution. Oath Keeper members, personally, are involved in direct support of Mr.Fitz. Oath Keepers the organization is under tremendous pressure from SPLC and DHS and can’t take a stand against any partisan or political process. Rest assured that the veteran members and others are personally involved.

  18. Bob Porrazzo   Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 12:35 PM

    THE OATH KEEPERS NEED TO BE ALERTED TO THIS OUTRAGE AND NOW!

  19. Leo Patrick Haffey   Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 11:50 AM

    Steph,

    The best way to get the FBI involved is to contact Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Bob Corker (R-TN). Their contact info can be found here:

    http://citizenwells.wordpress.com/category/nashville

  20. Jedi Pauly   Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 10:34 AM

    He did not assault a police officer. Walt defended himself from an unwarranted and illegal assault by police acting under the color of law. As I see it, there was a secret court appearance that no one bothered to tell Walt about and then an invalid unsigned bench warrant was used to make up an excuse to arrest Walt. He defended himself from an illegal arrest with a bogus warrant concerning an illegal out of control judicial process that is corrupt to the core. By all rights Walt should not even have to pay any attention to the court because they don’t have any lawful jurisdiction since Walt has not committed any crimes by arresting a criminal jury foreman in a rigged illegal jury. All along Walt has just followed the law and done what is his duty and what the law allows. The judge and sheriffs just don’t like it that their corruption has been exposed and that the citizenry is rebelling to their dictatorship. Let’s keep our perspective, shall we?

  21. Jedi Pauly   Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 10:23 AM

    I admire your confidence in Orly, unfortunately I don’t share it. Orly does not even understand Article II natural born Citizen clause. She has it wrong. It does not require both parents to be citizens and one to be born on the soil jurisdiction. She is totally wrong about that and it is very easy to blow giant holes in her failed legal hypothesis which I have done and my article was even picked up and posted by the Post and Email. Just search Jedi Pauly and read my article. I have tried to talk to her on the phone several times and she just won’t listen to reason or hear me out. Those that argue for soil jurisdiction fail to realize that we are not a monarchy form of government under king George anymore and we are not born owing political allegiance to the king or state due to being born on the kings soil. That ended almost 250 years ago but people have not got the memo yet. Also, your mom is irrelevant because our Declaration of Independence and Constitution and U.S. laws and 19th Amendment and even Vattel all support the natural fact of reality that political rights are natural rights that are inherited from our fathers at birth, not from females. There are many paths to natural born citizenship status but only one natural born citizen created by the natural circumstances of having a citizen father that can meet Article II requirements because the entire point of Article II is to prevent titles of nobility from attaining the office of President and the soil and your mom can not do that. Only a natural born citizen created by a citizen father can protect political allegiance to the U.S. Your mom and soil are irrelevant for Article II purposes. Orly is not as competent as you think. Her heart is in the right place but her knowledge of history and law and political science leaves a lot to be desired.

  22. Steph F.   Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 10:01 AM

    Where is the FBI???? How many phone calls does it take until they take US seriously?

  23. Leo Patrick Haffey   Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 9:56 AM

    Sounds like the conditions for Walt at the MC Jail are just about as bad as they were for me at the Nashville Jail when I was held as a Political Prisoner.

    There is cause for concern for Walt’s health and safety, both mental and physical. A multi-man cell like Walt is being held in is full of disease and mentally disturbed people. It is very difficult for even a strong man like Walt to maintain his health. It was very difficult for me and I had frequent communication with my family, friends and attorneys.

    During the first 38 days that I was in the multi-man cell, several inmates were assaulted and hospitalized. I was assaulted several times during my imprisonment. I was fortunate to avoid being severely injured and hospitalized. Walt must be very careful not to get involved in any altercations.

    It is likely that they have planted confidential informants in the cell with Walt who will be willing to testify to any lie about Walt that the prosecutors want in exchange for a plea bargain in their cases. Walt should be advised not discuss his case with fellow inmates.

    I think Walt is correct in that he will need help from the FBI regarding his treatment at the jail. I urge all Patriots to call the offices of Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Bob Corker (R-TN). Their contact info can be found here:

    http://citizenwells.wordpress.com/category/nashville

  24. Therebel   Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 9:50 AM

    They are treating him like some kind of black drug dealer. This cannot stand.

  25. Uncommonsense   Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 9:25 AM

    If the FBI is complicit, how are they going to help? Maybe the UN? Orly went to them because she says all the courts in the United States are corrupt. Orly says the federal judges are the worst because they owe their futures to Obama.

  26. Uncommonsense   Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 9:22 AM

    If Orly is unavailable, Mario Apuzzo would be good also. He represents Cmdr. Kerchner and knows about military guys and is a brilliant Constitutional attorney! And he’s closer than Orly.

  27. Jedi Pauly   Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 9:16 AM

    I was right. The FBI needs to take Walt into protective custody. Walt is saying to you today exactly what I have posted that there needs to be federal intervention. We must shame the FBI by showing them that their lack of political will to demand Obama’s arrest for treason and not being the right natural born CItizen that Article II requires (one created by a citizen father) is what is responsible for Walt’s situation. The FBI is complicit in this case. This court corruption is only going to spread across America like a cancer if the FBI does not take charge of the situation. We need to go to a federal Judge with all the information and show him what is going on and demand a federal injunction etc. I know what needs to be done but I am poor and living in Indiana. Mrs. Rondeau, please contact me at jedipauly@gmail.com I wish to talk to you on the phone.

  28. Joe   Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 8:36 AM

    Since Pidgeon is a traitor, only Orly can save the Commander.

    We must get Orly. She is the best attorney in the country. She will have the Commander out within the day.

  29. Navy Pilot   Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 7:57 AM

    Two more corrections: filed should be filmed and prfessed should be professed. Another thought – What about contacting NIS (Naval Investigative Service)?

  30. Navy Pilot   Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 7:52 AM

    Correction – make that Monroe County.

  31. Navy Pilot   Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 7:51 AM

    We need to get some pressure on the Feds. Last Friday I spoke with Agent Wally Lessig at the Knoxville FBI (865-544-0751). He said he would pass the information to “The appropriate people” but he didn’t say who that would be. He asked if I was getting my information from the web. I told him that was one source but that I had also talked with people who were Oath Keepers that had been in Madison County. I had talked with the person who filed the original encounter – that was not imparted to Agent Lessig.

    I then talked with Mark Gwyn of the TBI (615-744-4100). I was routed to him by way of the Govenors office, thru the Constituents Office (Mellissa) and finally to Mark. All of the people I talked with seemed to prfess ignorence of the Monroe County situation.

    If we can get as many people as possible calling these people, we might get some sort of action. Also, what about a Federal Civil Rights group? Anyone? I’m a retired Navy LCDR and can’t believe that there is no federal intervention in what is transpiring.

  32. IraqVet   Monday, November 1, 2010 at 11:55 PM

    So the Commander has been charged with assault on a police officer? If so, there’s no coming back from that. He could get all the other charges thrown out, but that one will send him to prison for sure. You don’t get away with hitting a cop.

  33. ch   Monday, November 1, 2010 at 11:46 PM

    Maybe you could print your articles on Fitzpatrick and mail them to Monroe County attorneys, ministers, physicians and get the court trials for the last 10 years and names of prisoners and their lawyers and mail Fitzpatrick article to them with a questionnaire and update them on the situation, since it is likely very few jailed people and family members in that area are aware of what is happening, since their local newspapers will not inform them.
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    Mrs. Rondeau replies: The people are living in fear. They know of the corruption, but probably not the specifics of each case. The media appears corrupt as well. However, anyone is welcome to use the “printer-friendly” icon on all of our articles and mail/email them to anyone. Don’t wait for someone else to do it; each citizen needs to take the lead on this.

  34. Plutodog   Monday, November 1, 2010 at 10:40 PM

    Are you going to ask the court for transcript?

    They shouldn’t hide public records from the press.

  35. Plutodog   Monday, November 1, 2010 at 9:51 PM

    Somehow it doesn’t sound like they’re worried in the slightest. Maybe we should get Orly down there to represent retired LCDR Fitz. SHE would put the fear of God into those people!

  36. ch   Monday, November 1, 2010 at 8:59 PM

    I would think all the court cases since these judges have been operating could now be challenged as having illegal juries. Maybe contacting local families, lawyers, and also all the local clergy might bring a breath of fresh air to Monroe County. It looks like all the cases can easily be overturned and anybody sent to prison for a number of years has easy grounds for a challenge.
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    Mrs. Rondeau replies: That’s exactly what they are afraid of.

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