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by Sharon Rondeau

Bill Haslam was mayor of Knoxville, TN before winning the governorship in Tuesday's election.

(Nov. 3, 2010) The email below was sent this morning to Tennessee Governor-Elect Bill Haslam (R), who reportedly “won a landslide victory” over his opponent, Democrat Mike McWherter.  Haslam will replace Governor Phil Bredesen, who also reportedly won a “landslide” victory in 2006 for a second term.

Mr. Haslam’s biography states that he believes in “preserving our 2nd Amendment rights, traditional marriage, and the protection of the unborn.”

The message sent to Haslam reads:

Good morning, and congratulations on your victory yesterday.  I wish you the best as the next governor of Tennessee.

I am the editor and owner of an online newspaper called The Post & Email (www.thepostemail.com).  We have been following several criminal court cases in Roane and Monroe Counties.  Recently a retired Naval commander was falsely imprisoned after an unsigned warrant for his arrest was issued and his house broken into.  He was badly injured and has been denied medical treatment by the jail.  The judge has even gone so far as to deny him the right to outside counsel, appointing LCDR Fitzpatrick as his own attorney, whether he wants to be or not.

LCDR Fitzpatrick has been in touch with us by phone almost every day since this ordeal began last week.  He said the conditions in the jail are horrible and men are sleeping on the concrete floor with no heat.  He has committed no crime yet will be locked up without bond by a corrupt judge, and there are many more of those in Eastern Tennessee.

My request is that you look into this as soon as possible, even before you are sworn in.  The corruption in these counties is unimaginable, and I’m told the inmates have some horrible stories to tell.  The grand juries are also being rigged, and I have written proof of that, yet the judges allow it to continue.  There needs to be an FBI sweep of the entire Monroe County government.

What will you do as governor to investigate this situation?

Sharon Rondeau
The Post & Email, Inc.

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  1. SO sad that the county is a steaming cesspit of corruption. Weeding out this type of stuff starts at that level and LCDR Fitzpatrick is a true-blue American Hero for taking this valiant stand against local corruption. Local journalists are showing their Liberal Fascist colors by not investigating this and reporting the truth. Monroe country seems to be filled with Zombies, slogging about under the rule of totalitarians.
    I would beseech all patriots to come to render aid and comfort to the brave man. Stand up…and BE counted!

    E Diamond

  2. I tried to tell you people years ago how dangerous jails were and how out of control the police could be…. but nobody wanted to listen to me.

  3. Still have not had a call back from Wally Lessig, Knoxville FBI. Received a call from Mr Daniels of the TBI who informed me that they have no jurisdiction for Monroe County and that I would have to get in touch with Steve Bebb, the 10th District AG. So much for any cooperation from the TBI!

    Sen. Corkers office said they would look into the situation and call me back.

    Sen. Alexander’s office said they were aware of the events but that they were not getting involved – I talked with Heather in the Knoxville office and she was very belligerent and did not want to address my concerns.

    For Ms. Rondeau: please give me an email address I can contact you at or a phone number.
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: editor@thepostemail.com

  4. Excellent job!! Haslem will have to look into this. I am so glad that you are handling this as I am always so afraid I will get one small detail wrong and then be criminally liable for lying – even unintentionally. That is how I and my family lost all my money since I wasn’t incorporated.

  5. US Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) is from Blount County and Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) is from Chattanooga which are near Monroe County. I am sure they know Federal and State Law Enforcement Officers in the area who can investigate the mistreatment of Walt by the Monroe County Sheriff.

    Also, the murder of the Republican Election Commissioner of Monroe County should be investigated by the FBI.

    You can find contact info for Senators Alexander and Corker here:

    Mrs. Rondeau replies: I know for a fact that both senators have been contacted numerous times. Sen. Corker was photographed with articles from The Post & Email and JB Williams in his hand, and still it appears that he has done nothing. Keep pushing in that direction, but also the Knoxville FBI and the DC FBI.