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by Neil Turner

This statue of Lady Justice sits outside of the Shelby County Courthouse in Memphis, TN. Where is Lady Justice in Monroe County?

(Nov. 4, 2010) — The corruption in Monroe County, Tennessee, is just the tip of the iceberg, and a patriotic military officer, LTCDR Walter Fitzpatrick, III (USN-Ret.), is feeling the tip of that cold and icy spear – on the concrete floor of a decrepit jail in Madisonville, TN.

An account of Fitzpatrick’s ordeal and that of the other inmates in the Monroe County correctional facility, is here.   Unlawfully detained in an American Gulag (a place of great suffering, especially for political dissidents) following his Star Chamber hearing on Tuesday (any lawless and oppressive tribunal, especially one that meets in secret), political prisoner LTCDR Fitzpatrick reports the events of the day – for worldwide distribution.

You would not believe this could be happening in our beloved Constitutional Republic, especially to someone who has served his country with honor for 20 years – just to maintain our Constitution as the Supreme Law of the Land.

Weep for LTCDR Fitzpatrick, weep for your country, and then start calling – until their phones shut down from the demands of their employers, We The People!

First call the F.B.I. to report a crime in progress.  You are an “eyewitness”; you have read the report with your own eyes.  Then call everyone else on the list who has sworn an oath to the Constitution and should be doing something about this. Let them know that their failure to act makes them chargeable with Misprision of Felony: being aware of a crime – while in a position of authority – and failing to take action on it.

Here are the responsible ones, and here are their numbers:

TN F.B.I. Phone: (865) 544-0751. Fax: (865) 544-3590. Option 6, then ask for the duty agent

TN Governor Phil Bredeson: Phone: 615.741.2001.   Fax: 615.532.9711.

TN Supreme Court     Phone: (615) 741-2687

TN Bureau of Investigation (TBI)  Phone: (615) 744-4000 Option 0

TN State Dept. of Veterans Affairs     Phone: (615) 741-4790

A definition of “star chamber” proceedings is:

any judicial or quasi-judicial action, trial, or hearing which so grossly violates standards of “due process” that a party appearing in the proceedings (hearing or trial) is denied a fair hearing. The term comes from a large room with a ceiling decorated with stars in which secret hearings of the privy council and judges met to determine punishment for disobedience of the proclamations of King Henry VIII of Great Britain (1509-1547). The high-handed, unfair, predetermined judgments, which sent the accused to The Tower of London or to the chopping block, made “star chamber” synonymous with unfairness and illegality from the bench. In modern American history the best example of star chamber proceedings was the conduct of the House UnAmerican Activities Committee (1938-1975) which used its subpena power to intimidate citizens by asking them unconstitutional questions about their political beliefs and associations, and then charging them with contempt of Congress for refusing to answer. Another example was the conduct of criminal proceedings against black defendants in some southern states from 1876 until the late 1960s. (See: kangaroo court)


Editor’s Note: Please give generously to the Walter F. Fitzpatrick, III Legal Defense Fund by using the “Donate” button located under our “World” news section, to the right of the “Politics” section on our home page.  Thank you for assisting Walt and the other inmates of the Monroe County detention facility.

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  1. > You are an “eyewitness”; you have read the report with your own eyes.

    Unfortunately, that is not the legal definition of “eyewitness” (would you like to be sentenced to life in prison because of “eyewitnesses” who simply read on a website that you were guilty?) and this is why the FBI might find it easy to turn down such reports.
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: While the article was posted as an editorial, which by definition is an opinion piece, I agree that reading an article would probably not make one a witness to a crime, but rather “informed.” However, any citizen can call the FBI about a suspected crime. The best kind of “witness” is one who saw something happen, e.g., was present at a court hearing; was present when Walt was arrested on April 1; has worked within the Monroe County system and wishes to come forward to attest to any criminality; or a lawyer who has witnessed wrongdoing through his work there. Anyone possessing documentation might also be considered a witness, or anyone who has been in the Monroe County detention facility who can attest to the conditions there, good or bad.

  2. Be sure to contact your senators and congressmen. They need to know about the massive corruption in Monroe county. Let them know this is going viral on the internet and there is no stopping this tidal wave now.

  3. Also call Sen. Corker’s office tel 865-637-4180 and talk with a staff rep.

    They were the only ones who called me back and discussed the current situation. I asked them to call Walt and find out from “the horses mouth” what is actually going on. The rep I talked with had been talking with Walt some months ago but was believing what the group in Monroe was putting out. Knoxville office

    Sen Alexander’s office in Knoxville 865-545-4253 was contacted. I talked with Heather and she was very dismissive and when I tried to get some action from Alexander, she became quite belligerent.