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by Sharon Rondeau

(Nov. 2, 2010) — After speaking with Walter Fitzpatrick yesterday, it became starkly clear that the corrupt judges, court clerks, lawyers and grand jury in Monroe County, TN wish to sentence him to prison and then throw away the key.  The judge has denied him his Sixth Amendment right to representation and the local media is purposely spreading disinformation about what occurred at the hearing yesterday, during which Walt was four-way shackled and treated like a common criminal.

I cannot sit by and watch this happen, nor continue to report Walt’s news without doing something more about it.  They intend to send him to prison for the rest of his life so that they can continue their racketeering, rigging of the juries, and reign of crime and terror in Eastern Tennessee.

The Post & Email has therefore opened a new Legal Defense Fund aimed specifically at assisting Walt to retain new counsel.  A team of the best constitutional minds in the country already has someone outstanding in mind and will be speaking with him this week.  One hundred percent of everything donated will go toward Walt’s defense against the insanely-corrupt government of Monroe County.

The readers of this paper are some of the finest people in this country and the world.  I know times are tight.  I know you have given generously to keep this newspaper alive, and our fund drive a few weeks ago revealed just how much you want it to continue.  Even if it means that you switch your monthly subscription or donation to the fund for Walt, I would like you to do it.  Our immediate goal is to raise $20,000 to retain the attorney who will blow the doors wide open on the corruption in Monroe County and not be afraid of the repercussions.

We have less than one month.  If we do not make it happen, then on December 1, Walter Fitzpatrick will be railroaded into silence forever in a Tennessee gulag as others have been before him.

The donation button for the new fund is located just under our “World” news section in the middle right column where the “Subscription” button used to be.  We will be providing regular updates on our progress toward the goal.  Contributions are not tax-deductible.

For those wishing to send a check, please mail it to:

The Post & Email, Inc.
Walter F. Fitzpatrick, III Legal Defense Fund
P.O. Box 302
Stafford Springs, CT  06076

Thank you from the bottom of my heart and soul for helping this military hero in his hour of need.

First Update: During the first two hours, $525 has been raised for Walt.  Thank you!!

Second Update: $825 has been collected on our first day in an eight-hour period.

Third Update: We raised just under $1,000 yesterday.  Thank you for your support of Walt.  Please read the latest update on his situation here.

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  1. With all due respect Bryan, I too am a retired military officer and have been a victim of this lousy court system in Monroe County also. From personal experience Cdr Fitzpatrick would NOT be served well by any of the local attorneys that I know or have had the displeasure of seeing in action. He needs someone who is not a part of the problem.

    For the rest of you, please join me in doing what you can to help Cdr Fitzpatrick as I have had the honor of meeting him and talking with him about what he is facing. He is leading the way and setting the example.

  2. LCDR Fitzpatrick, III is in a situation where he can no longer defend himself. Any help must come from others. My check was mailed today.
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: Thank you. Every bit will make a difference.

  3. Fitzpatrick does not need an expert on constitutional law, at least not yet, not at this level. He needs a local attorney with experience working the system in Monroe County.

  4. Count me in. I don’t do online credit card transactions, so my contribution was sent today by reg. mail. Hope you can get the very best legal counsel because Walt deserves it. He’s standing & fighting corruption for ALL of us.
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: Thank you for your donation. We are working on getting the very best who will go right to the heart of the grand jury corruption.

  5. I have made my contribution and ask 200 others to do the same so that we can reach our goal in short order. We cannot, in good conscience, allow this man to be railroaded into prison fighting this noble battle to uncover the truth about Monroe County criminal activity by their powers that be. The tyranny must end and our quest to accomplish this has given us a “Ground Zero”. Walt is there, right now, so please give generously so we can get this brave man out.

  6. The corruption needs to stop. I Think every attorney who can get the usurper out of our house, and Fitzpatrick and Lakin out, and aren’t doing so,along with the congress, military, and all judges, are traitors to America.

    1. “I thought Commander Fitzpatrick wanted to represent himself. Is this something new? Is he agreeable?”

      That is what being uniformed leads to… Sharon has covered this very topic in her reports, why don’t you read them?

    2. In a judicial system that is not corrupt, such as Monroe’s is, one could represent themselves effectively, However, when you have a system that is willing to serve a blank warrant on someone that was dated 3 days prior to notification given to appear in court, the scales of balance for justice are no longer in play. Mr. Fitzpatrick needs outside aid, and it is exactly what he is going to get.

    3. ‘Patriot’- you are obviously a troll! Are you a Monroe County Deputy, by any chance?! Worried that your gig is up? You should be.

      You know as well as the rest of us that the Cmdr. was TOLD he is not able to be represented by an attorney.

      Now why don’t you run off and start looking for another job. The gig is up!