Man Facing Federal and State Charges in Monroe County, TN stemming from Fitzpatrick Case

“MY DEFENDER SAYS ‘THEY WANT MY GUNS'”

by Sharon Rondeau

Darren Huff's Georgia Militia Truck featured on his "True Patriots" Facebook page

(Nov. 11, 2010) — On April 30, 2010, Mr. Darren Huff of Georgia was arrested and charged with two federal firearms counts after a six-hour interrogation by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security.  He also faces three state charges from Monroe County, TN  in connection with an April 1 citizen’s arrest conducted by LCDR Walter Fitzpatrick, who has been charged, arrested and is currently being held in the detention facility there.

While Mr. Huff’s case is separate and carries federal charges which were not brought against Fitzpatrick, they appeared in court together on October 5, 2010 where Huff pleaded “not guilty” to the charges brought against him and denies reports from the mainstream media that he had intended to “take over the Monroe County court house” on April 20, 2010.

A court document dated October 6, 2010 signed by Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood states that it is Fitzpatrick who is being charged federally and makes no mention of Darren Huff.  Fitzpatrick has stated that he believes that the judge committed a criminal act in inserting his name where Darren Huff’s should have been.  He also maintains that Mr. Huff is being denied the due process which he was guaranteed during the court proceedings on October 5, 2010, when it was reportedly stated that the federal charges against Huff would be kept separate from actions within the Monroe County court.

On his Facebook page, Huff refers to Fitzpatrick as his “state level co-defendant.”

Huff is expecting to go to trial in Madisonville, TN on December 1 to assert his innocence.  His public defender is Randy Rogers, who reportedly denied a copy of a June 28, 2010 transcript to Mr. Fitzpatrick after having promised it to him in a voice message left at Fitzpatrick’s home and in writing to Fitzpatrick’s then-attorney of record, Stephen Pidgeon.

MRS. RONDEAU: Thank you for taking the time to tell your story to The Post & Email, Mr. Huff.  I understand that your case stems from that of Walter Fitzpatrick but that it is also very different.  You had mentioned that one of the charges against you deals with “commerce.”  What is that specific charge?

MR. HUFF: I believe I’m verbatim on it, but I may be a word or two off:  “Whoever transports or manufactures in transport, in commerce, any firearm, explosive device or incendiary device, knowing or having reason to know or intending that the same would be used unlawfully in the furtherance of a civil unrest.”

MRS. RONDEAU: Do you think you did that?

MR. HUFF: I couldn’t have done anything in commerce, first-off, because I’m a private citizen.

MRS. RONDEAU: Does what you did meet any of those descriptors?

MR. HUFF: It meets none of those.  In fact, I have dash-cam footage, I have every piece of audio and video that I have ever been a part of.  The reports were that I was going to “take over” the courthouse.

MRS. RONDEAU: I read that.  Where did they get that statement?

MR. HUFF: It’s from one of two places.  Either a bank manager, who may or may not have read about it – his name is Shane Walmeier – he was an old-time friend.  He did make the statement that I had said that; however, later on, he said that I never said anything about violence nor at any other time did I ever mention any violence.

MRS. RONDEAU: So he made one statement and then contradicted himself?

MR. HUFF: Yes, and signed it.  The FBI statement, which is what you can see on Facebook:  same thing.  On one page, they say I’m going to do all this destructive behavior with violent intent, but then they turn around and say things like, “I don’t intend any violence unless I’m provoked,” which would constitute self-defense.  In the audio and video that we have straight from the dash-cam, nothing like that ever was said.  In fact, I repeatedly stated, “We have no violent intentions whatsoever.”

MRS. RONDEAU: So you have that on tape yourself?

MR. HUFF: Yes, that’s on the video.  Now the funny thing is that even their statements concerning my traffic stop, which you may or may not have seen parts of – that’s what I was referring to as the dash-cam – from that traffic stop.  The officers stated on the record that I said that I was going to take over the courthouse, yet the audio and video plainly show that that never was stated, nor was the intent ever stated, nor was a hint ever stated.  It came either from the bank manager or it’s a flat-out fabrication from the FBI.

MRS. RONDEAU: Do you have reason to believe that it could be someone at the FBI?

MR. HUFF: Oh, sure, absolutely; I’m as paranoid as they come anymore.

MRS. RONDEAU: But you don’t really know if it’s the FBI or the bank manager.

MR. HUFF: Correct.

MRS. RONDEAU: Regarding the charges that you’re facing, how many are there and from which levels of government?

MR. HUFF: I have two federal and three state charges.

MRS. RONDEAU: How do you intend to fight the charges in Monroe County, and are they connected to the federal charges?

MR. HUFF: When I originally stated that they had two charges and they dropped one and offered me a plea deal, what they offered was if I pleaded guilty, they would recommend no jail time, and I told them as politely as I could that they could forget it; I’m not interested in a plea deal because I didn’t do anything.  From my defender’s own lips, apparently the prosecution told them that they want my guns.  And that’s what this is all about, that they feel I’m a loose cannon even though I have no criminal record whatsoever.  I’m a veteran as well.  There’s no indication that I have any intentions other than being a calm, sane citizen.

MRS. RONDEAU: So you have no criminal record whatsoever.

MR. HUFF: None.  But what he did say is if I did not take the plea deal, they would come up with another charge that had a minimum of five years, and that is what they did.

MRS. RONDEAU: And this was from the federal level?

MR. HUFF: Yes.

MRS. RONDEAU: Were there other people with you that day?

MR. HUFF: There was one young gentleman who rode up there with me on April 20, but in their statement, they say that I rode up in the company of another vehicle; there are all sorts of things that you’ll see on the Facebook pages that just don’t make sense.  So what happened was they hit me with this other charge, and I told them, “I don’t care.  Let’s go to trial.  I haven’t done anything, and I’m not going to back down and take a plea deal for something that I didn’t do.”

The problem that they’re having is the civil unrest and then this new charge, and I can’t quote it, but it’s a “924 C1a,” and it revolves around using firearms in a crime of violence.  The problem they have is there is no incident.

MRS. RONDEAU: Because you didn’t use it?

MR. HUFF: Yes, and there wasn’t an incident to begin with.  On April 20, nothing happened.  I had the traffic stop; we went into town, and I think Sher Zieve did an article on “Is Obama Planning his own Waco?” around that time.

When I was at this traffic stop, it was a 90-minute traffic stop for apparently running a stop sign and following too closely.  However, we’ve got the dash-cam video and it shows neither one of those.  It shows that mine was the only vehicle of three that actually did come to a complete stop.  So they used that as a pretext for pulling me over.  I had my Colt .45 on my side, and I’m permitted to do so according Georgia law, and they should have honored the permit.  They disarmed me for officer safety; they went through all their checks and stuff for 90 minutes.  When they handed me back my gun, the officer asked me if I wouldn’t mind, when I got to Madisonville, if I wouldn’t mind securing that .45.  And I said, “Well, if you guys are going, I’ll put it away right now,” and I immediately put it in my toolbox.  Everything shows that I put that gun away.

Here is the thought process:  What do you think would have happened…when we got to Madisonville, there were snipers on the roof, there were helicopters; there were at least 250 different law enforcement agents there.

MRS. RONDEAU: And this is in a very small town in Monroe County, TN?

MR. HUFF: Yes, it is a really small town.  Just about every third vehicle was law enforcement of some type.  They were feds, and again, there were snipers up on the roof, state police, local police; it was a pretty big ordeal.

MRS. RONDEAU: Why would they have done that because somebody is on the way to a hearing?

MR. HUFF: They had heard that there was going to be this grand takeover of the courthouse.  And the FBI, in fact, came to my house the evening prior to question me about it, and I told him, “Yeah, we’re going up there to support Walt and possibly help him in effecting the citizen’s arrest and whatever we need to do.”  So he asked me, “We’ve heard about guns and possibly an AK-47,” and I told him, “I’m taking them.  I’m legal, the guns are legal; I have a right to defend myself, so yeah, they’re going.”  And he never arrested me.

On April 20, when they pulled me over, all of their statements presented as though it was a simple traffic stop that led to all of this stuff…however, if you’ve seen the video, they were ready.  In fact, the dash-cam footage shows an FBI vehicle on the exit ramp that then pulled in right behind the trooper, and they pulled me over.  So they planned to pull me over.

MRS. RONDEAU: Someone had emailed me an eyewitness report from the incident which I published.  I recall that they said that you were driving lawfully.

MR. HUFF: The FBI statement says that they followed me from my home that morning.  I know for a fact they called ahead; he pulled me over for running a stop sign and following too close, neither of which was done.  He testified under oath that that’s why he stopped me, and he’s literally, while we’re all watching the video and seeing me come to a complete stop, saying that I ran the stop sign.

MRS. RONDEAU: So how could he get away with making that kind of a statement and not having his credibility impugned?

MR. HUFF: Well, that was at a motions hearing, and we’re still waiting to hear from the judge whether or not he’s going to suppress the entire traffic stop.

MRS. RONDEAU: Do you feel that the federal charges are legitimate?

MR. HUFF: I know that it’s not legitimate because all of these are commerce laws.  I went back and checked out the entire Section 231.  It came about in 1968, back with the “hippie” movement.  Basically, the way it was intended is if I, here in Georgia, manufacture a molotov cocktail and I hear that Walt wants to blow up the Monroe County courthouse and I drive that up to him and sell it to him and he goes and blows up the courthouse, then they can come after me.  It would have been “in commerce” because I sold the items to him.  But a private citizen does not conduct commerce.  I went up in my personal vehicle; there was no type of transaction to speak of, and I’m permitted to carry these guns.  So which is it?  Am I allowed, as a private citizen, to carry my guns, or was I acting in commerce?  And all of their statements say that they believe that I was acting in commerce.

MRS. RONDEAU: How many FBI agents submitted statements saying that you were engaged in commerce?

MR. HUFF: I know of two, and one specified repeatedly that he believes that I was involved in interstate commerce in three or four different places.  He said that.  Back to the article that Sher did, what do you think would have happened with all of these law enforcement officers and snipers everywhere prepared if I had listened to that officer who asked me, “When you get to Madisonville, would you mind securing that weapon?” and then I drive to Madisonville, put the .45 back on my side when we get to Madisonville, get out of my truck, and say, “Oh, wow, I forgot; I told that officer I would put my gun away,” and then reached down, put my hand on my .45 and take it out of the holster?  I would have been dead.

So why did that officer ask me to put it away when I got to Madisonville?  There is no reason whatsoever.  So far, I’ve had the FBI visit me, and I told them exactly what we were doing.  I didn’t get arrested.  I got pulled over on the way to Madisonville for 90 minutes with them looking for any reason to arrest me, and they didn’t arrest me.  Now, flash forward ten days later.  We went to Madisonville, ate lunch and went home.  Nothing happened.  Ten days later, Carl, two other gentlemen and I really wanted to help out Walt the best that we could, and we thought it best that maybe we secure a law enforcement officer before we do anything else; find someone who was willing to assist.  So the decision was made that I would go back up to Tennessee and spend a few days scouting around the entire state if necessary to find one law enforcement officer who would be willing to assist us.

MRS. RONDEAU: What would that have entailed?

MR. HUFF: When you make a citizen’s arrest, you are allowed by law to take them into custody; however, you assume 100% of the liability if anything goes wrong.  By having a law enforcement officer there, I can place you under arrest and have him take you into custody.

MRS. RONDEAU: So the officer is literally assisting you to effect the citizen’s arrest?

MR. HUFF: Exactly.

MRS. RONDEAU: And whom were you planning on arresting?

MR. HUFF: We were just there.  I had no capacity other than assisting Walt with whatever he needed.

MRS. RONDEAU: It was the grand jury foreman, correct?

MR. HUFF: Yes.  As it turns out, the two times that I have been to Madisonville so far, I was in the same black pickup truck that you saw.  However, my wife’s transmission went out in her vehicle, and the only other vehicle that we had was my militia truck.  Now I’ll tell you, and there are pictures of it on “True Patriots,” it’s a camouflage truck with upside-down flags on it and things like that.  At the time, I was a chaplain for the Georgia militia, and we would do outings once a month, and I was fortunate to have this vehicle because I could keep all of my militia gear in that truck ready at a moment’s notice.

MRS. RONDEAU: It sounds like the home improvement contractor who has a truck just for his business and he keeps all his tools in there.

MR. HUFF: That’s exactly right.  So given that scenario, I figured, “Hey, I’m just going to stay in a motel and speak with sheriffs in outlying counties; my camouflage actually would kind-of be cool to them,” so, “Here, honey, take the black truck,” because she works at an office building; there’s no way she could drive a camo truck because there are a lot of minorities and they just get freaked out at a camo truck.  So I figured, “Hey, you take the black truck and I will take the camo truck.”  I had taken all the guns out that I recall that were in there, but I did have some militia-type items in there:  camping gear and what-not.

I went up on April 28th, I believe, and on April 30, which was a Friday, I received a call from the same FBI agent who had come to my house on April the 19th.  The conversation went such that he had convinced me to turn around and come back, because possibly he would take a look at all of this information and be the one to assist us.  So I was thinking, “Hot ding!  I may turn the truck around; I want to come home anyway.”  So come to find out, that phone call was only so that they could triangulated on my location.

MRS. RONDEAU: So was it a trap of sorts?

MR. HUFF: Yes.  I didn’t know at the time, but I turned the truck around, I was getting ready to come back home, and within an exit or two, I had a state trooper probably a third of a mile behind.  After a few more exits, another state trooper was following him.  The farther I went, and I finally got into the downtown Knoxville area, there were quite a few.  The next thing I knew, I passed another entrance ramp and a sheriff’s deputy got behind me and turned the lights on, and it looked like K-Mart was going out of business.  If I’m guessing, there were between 15 and 20 law enforcement vehicles pulling me over.  They were ready for anything.  I had assault rifles, shotguns, everything pointed at me.

MRS. RONDEAU: And you had done nothing wrong?

MR. HUFF: Nope.  In fact, I even had in the truck a couple of business cards from sheriffs that I had already been in contact with.  I had gone up there looking for law enforcement assistance.

MRS. RONDEAU: Do you think all these people who were pointing guns at you knew that?

MR. HUFF: I think, given my conversation with the gentleman on the phone, I don’t think they cared about anything other than finding me.  So as soon as they found my locations, the calls started going out across the agencies, and everybody started piling up in Knoxville.

I had no intentions of going to Madisonville on that trip.  What we were going to do was find a law enforcement officer and set up something for some point in the future:  a week, two weeks, a month, whatever.  So there was no intention of going to Monroe County on that trip whatsoever.

MRS. RONDEAU: And a citizen’s arrest in legal throughout Tennessee, correct?

MR. HUFF: Absolutely.

MRS. RONDEAU: Is it legal in Georgia, where you live?

MR. HUFF: It is; it just never happens anymore.  No one ever attempts a citizen’s arrest, so people aren’t familiar with the law.

MRS. RONDEAU: Perhaps it’s legal in most, if not all, states, and nobody knows it.

MR. HUFF: That’s right. Because we’re so dependent on the authorities instead of our civil servants.  Anyway, so I had a six-hour interrogation and I was talkative; I had nothing to hide:  “Y’all are the ones that ain’t doing your job; that’s why I’m up here.”  In fact, in part of the interrogation, I was asked a question, and I think if there’s ever a movie, this has to be in there.  I know where it came from, but it was an awesome line:  “What would it take to make you go away?”

MRS. RONDEAU: Is that what they said to you?

MR. HUFF: Yes.  And I said, “That’s easy:  relieve me of my oath.”  And they said, “Well, we can’t do that.”  And I said, “Then I can’t go away.”

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MRS. RONDEAU: Were you referring to your oath to the U.S. Constitution?

MR. HUFF: Yes, ma’am.

MRS. RONDEAU: Once you swear that oath, there’s technically no way that you’re ever released from it, correct?

MR. HUFF: That’s exactly right.  I knew the answer to that.

MRS. RONDEAU: Do you think they knew what you were talking about when you said that?

MR. HUFF: Oh, they absolutely knew.  We had already been talking at length anyway about why I was up there; that I had taken an oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies, not just the ones in my home town, and the fact that they were neglecting their oath is what brought me up there in the first place.

MRS. RONDEAU: At that time, did they know that you were talking about a grand jury that had  had a foreman serving over and over again in violation of law?

MR. HUFF: Oh, yes.  I remember telling them, as far as him serving for that long, being reappointed repeatedly, not being eligible to serve, and they basically looked at me dumbfounded, because they don’t know the law.

MRS. RONDEAU: Other than being dumbfounded, what did they then say?

MR. HUFF: The only thing I can remember them saying was “I don’t know about that.”  Nothing that I could take home and put in the bank, that’s for sure.

MRS. RONDEAU: After the six hours, what happened?

MR. HUFF: They actually took me to jail.  By the time they got done, it was Friday afternoon, and I guess it was too late to see the judge, so I actually had to spend the weekend in the Blount County detention facility.

MRS. RONDEAU: Where were the people from who questioned you?

MR. HUFF: I had two primary interrogators.  One was FBI; the other was Homeland Security.

MRS. RONDEAU: Do you have any reason to believe that the Tennessee authorities called them?

MR. HUFF: This is just my thought, but the events of April 20 cost a lot of money.  Somebody has to pay for it, and because I came from Georgia and went to Tennessee, it became a federal issue.

MRS. RONDEAU: So if a criminal or prison escapee went from one state to the other, this is how it would be handled?

MR. HUFF: Yes.  Here’s the funny thing:  to tie together some pieces up until this point, I was approached by the FBI on February 19; no arrest.  I was accosted and stopped for 90 minutes by various agencies on April 20; no arrest.  I went into Madisonville, had lunch, came home; no arrest.  Yet they turned around and arrested me ten days later for events on April 20 that never happened.

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Editor’s Note: Mr. Huff has posted a video on his Facebook page regarding his upcoming trials (on left column beneath “Photos”).  The Post & Email will be publishing the remainder of Mr. Huff’s story in the near future and following the developments as he prepares for his trial on December 1, 2010, in Monroe County, TN.

An account from one of the local newspapers, the Advocate & Democrat, of the April 20 incident in which local officials questioned whether or not SWAT teams, state and local police, sheriff’s presence and other law enforcement  at the courthouse were “an over reaction” is here.

23 Responses to "Man Facing Federal and State Charges in Monroe County, TN stemming from Fitzpatrick Case"

  1. Leo Patrick Haffey   Friday, November 12, 2010 at 9:47 PM

    Here’s another article you should read before you blindly travel to Tennessee. There are no jails in Tennessee where inmates are treated humanely.

    http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2001/01/22/memphis/index.html

    The jail from hell

    Most inmates are housed two, sometimes three to a cell the size of a walk-in closet, despite a court order requiring that the jail place inmates in individual cells to keep predatory inmates away from weaker ones.

    And far from protecting inmates from jailhouse violence, the poorly trained, badly paid and demoralized guards — who are themselves at great risk of physical harm — practice it themselves, according to lawsuits. Last month, two inmates arrested for DUI filed separate suits. One alleges guards broke his jaw for not answering a question correctly. The other accuses the guards of providing poor medical care after other inmates, wanting his diamond ring, broke his ankle and his fingers. (After being caught stealing from inmates, guards are now no longer allowed to confiscate their charges’ valuables.)

  2. m02   Friday, November 12, 2010 at 8:54 PM

    Leo: Carl happens to be correct. The problem is the lack of people who understand that and are willing to show up. There is a big difference between a handful of people and ten thousand. I appreciate what you’ve been through however that doesn’t mean you understand how to control punks and criminals. There is a psychology at work in this process wherein as long as there is order and fear that criminal behavior will result in action against them people of this persuasion will tend to hold themselves in check. However, once they see that they can get by with criminal or simply anti-social behavior they forget their fear and drop all restraint. Once that happens then it is a much more difficult situation to get control of; however, once authority is reasserted these same swelled up game cocks disappear like cockroaches when the light is turned on. It is all about accountability. As you so well pointed out in an earlier post, the federal government now routinely indulges in criminal behavior. They do this because they are not held accountable for their actions. This of course means the news media is also corrupt so your idea of doing nothing until you get press coverage is also meaningless. Ten thousand surrounding the Monroe county sheriff’s department and jail, nine million doing similar duty across the land and this whole mess resolves itself in less than a month. Not so much because of numbers but rather because if a time ever comes where that many get off their dead posteriors then it will mean the People as a whole are becoming enlightened and are determined to set things straight.

    You also need to be a little more respectful to Carl. You got arrested so you consider yourself an expert. You are to a point; however, not to the point where you are justified in making comments putting him down for not also being arrested. You seem to forget that both Darren and Fitzpatrick would seem to agree with him. It doesn’t help either Darren or Fitzpatrick to have their supporters sniping at one another, nor does it help the cause of freeing up this country from the crooks. Disagreement is fine, but try and keep it respectful.

  3. Tonto   Friday, November 12, 2010 at 6:47 PM

    Fitzpatrick and Huff have definitely stirred up some stuff. What we’re seeing now is full force harassment with the end play being a “deal” to make the harassment go away. It’s obvious to me. Huff was already “offered” a way out. Fitz and Huff are hard nuts that these pukes HAVE to break. The bad guys cannot have this kind of scrutiny on what they have illegally been doing. Fitz has been stirring up too many questions to what, until now, has been a sweet “Boss Hog” scenario right out of TV…..just no General Lee cars zooming around. For what reason would a “no knock” warrant be issued on a 58 year old retired ex-military man who has premised all his activities on the literal translation of the law?? Why kick down the door in the middle of the night and taser a 58 year old man who was asleep? Sleeping on the floor in an overcrowded jail. Refused medical treatment until it was mentioned on the Net. Even a drunk driver gets more respect than that. No, there is an agenda….and it’s obvious that harassment is being used as a motivational tool. What it really looks like is that Fitz and Huff have upset the crooked applecart and the corrupt officials are ticked! Too many eyes make it difficult to run roughshod over everyone as they are accustomed to doing. Sooner or later there WILL be a reckoning, if Huff and Fitz can hold out that long. They got to be mad that income is probably falling off with all the outside law enforcement all around.

  4. Leo Patrick Haffey   Friday, November 12, 2010 at 6:33 PM

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2626366/posts

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  5. TZ   Friday, November 12, 2010 at 3:32 PM

    So where is the “Innocent Project” people… or the main media or TV shows concerning LCDR Walter Fitzpatrick?? Shows exactly how spineless they all are… & then they say they care about our military vets… what a crock!! In this day & age… it is cover your own butt… & anyone that has authority is right. Everyone else is wrong even if they are right!!

    tz

  6. Leo Patrick Haffey   Friday, November 12, 2010 at 2:10 PM

    Carl,

    Sounds like you are advocating doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result. Patriots went to Monroe County 3 times in support of Walt. What good did that do? Walt is still in jail and Darren is still facing two trials.

    What they need most is some National Press Coverage of this tyranny in Tennessee. The Tennessee Authorities will not stop terrorizing travelers to Tennessee until this tyranny is exposed in the National Press and it starts to hurt Tennessee Tourism.

    Carl, you talk about going back to Monroe County, “Therefore, I consider it a sin not to go there and show these animals what “We the People” really looks like.” That is easy for you to say, Carl. You did not get arrested like Walt and Darren did.

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

  7. Carl Swensson   Friday, November 12, 2010 at 1:36 PM

    “War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing worth a war, is worse. A man who has nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety is a miserable creature who has no chance at being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.”

    John Stuart Mill’s timeless note

    What Walt and Darren did was to exercise their Constitutional rights in a peaceful manner. What the Monroe County/Feds did in return was to declare war on all those who disagree with their subversive acts in and out of the courtroom.
    A judge violates the TN Constitution and appoints (hand selects) his pet GJ foreman and when brought to task for it, finds another judge that says it’s O.K. From that point on, the TN Constutition has been effectively changed by using precedent but no Amendment to their Constitution was ever put before the people????? In other words, what Walt is being accused of (by accusers yet unnamed) is attempting to enforce a Constitutional law that has (unkown to all but the lawyerly system) been changed by the stroke of a pen from some judges desk.
    Sorry Leo, but I lay the blame for this entire fiasco at the feet of the legal profession through their constant perversion of our sacred documents with the willing accomplices in both the judiciary and the completely agenda driven media.
    Like a cancer it has spread to every aspect of our society and as such must be surgically removed.
    Should we not find the will or the courage to hold these criminals accountable, we will be sentencing our children to a lifetime of involuntary servitude, from whence we came, in the late 1700’s.
    Therefore, I consider it a sin not to go there and show these animals what “We the People” really looks like.
    My hope is those who agree will contribute to the legal defense fund and, and help us put together a newsletter we can then send to the mushroom treated citizens of that county. After all, they most likely are ignorant to the facts surrounding this case and sure as heck won’t get the truth from any local news outlet.

    It is, after all has been said and done, up to us. You and me, to right an injustice by a massive show of support at what I consider to be “Ground Zero” in our fight to restore this once great Republic.

    God helps those who help themselves.

  8. Leo Patrick Haffey   Friday, November 12, 2010 at 1:09 PM

    It is obvious that Gov. Bredsen (D-TN) and BHO’s DHS planned this attack on the citizens of Monroe County well in advance of 4-20-10. Gov. Bredesen could not have gotten a 200+ Man SWAT Force deployed into Monroe County on short notice. Governor Bredesen (D-TN) undoubtedly brought DHS, the TBI & the FBI into Monroe County. He is the only one with the authority to deploy a 200+ man SWAT Team in Tennessee.There was a front page article in the Tennessean Newspaper about him alerting the FBI and DHS a few weeks before Walt was first arrested.

    I respectfully disagree about showing up in force in Monroe County. Look what happened to Walt and Darren when they did that. The best thing we Patriots can do now for those men is to continue to email the National Press until we get some coverage of this tyranny in Tennessee.

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

  9. Leo Patrick Haffey   Friday, November 12, 2010 at 12:55 PM

    Governor Bredesen (D-TN) brought DHS, the TBI & the FBI into Monroe County. He is the only one with the authority to deploy a 200+ man SWAT Team in Tennessee.There was a front page article in the Tennessean Newspaper about him alerting the FBI and DHS a few weeks before Walt was first arrested.

  10. Leo Patrick Haffey   Friday, November 12, 2010 at 12:46 PM

    Remember Tennessee is very much dependent on Tourism, especially in Nashville and the Smokey Mountains. Monroe County is on I-75 on the way to the Smokey Mountains. If this tyranny in Tennessee gets local and National Press coverage, it would be helpful to all those Tennesseans who have been terrorized by the government. Here are some emails to start reporting to:

    acordan@wkrn.com; asolomon@wsmv.com; dferrier@wsmv.com; dkalodimos@wsmv.com; jbdunn@fox17.com; jkraus@newschannel5.com; kahoward@tennessean.com; local@tennessean.com; nberes@newschannel5.com; nyoung@tennessean.com; pwilliams@newschannel5.com;

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

  11. Alicia Fitzpatrick   Friday, November 12, 2010 at 10:39 AM

    I agree Leo, the DHS was trigger quick to get there and obviously ready and willing to make this a shoot out at the OK Corral. If Darren had not used his intuitive judgement and HAD done what he was told, he would have taken out his gun to hand it in and been gunned down on the spot. Definitely a set up. Homeland Security is nothing more than a bunch of government sanctioned Stormtroopers unleashed to squelch any attempt by citizen’s to defend the Constitution. Unfortunately the Good Ole Boy system is not just relegated to Tennessee. There’s strength in numbers so the thing to do is plan to hit this town en masse along with the media and enlighten these down trodden citizen’s as to what this country is REALLY about. I’ve got some free air miles I’m ready to use…

  12. Leo Patrick Haffey   Friday, November 12, 2010 at 9:12 AM

    As he stated in an radio interview on the site below, Darren Huff did not attempt to make a citizens arrest, nor did he attempt to “take over the town” on 4-20-10.

    http://investigatingobama.blogspot.com/2010/04/walter-fitzpatrick-leo-haffey-jailed-in.html

  13. A pen   Friday, November 12, 2010 at 8:52 AM

    The stage is set. Let’s just see how far the FBI can go luring out the criminals in TN. If it turns out the two agents are not setting up a sting then there is a really good reason to poll individual agents on their ability to act independently of the DHS or any other agency. On their website their mission is to investigate crime not enable it. http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate

    If the FBI itself can’t monitor it’s own then they as a federal agency should be defunded by congress and at the very least be brought in to testify about who contacted them to bring them into investigating the issues in TN and every contact that was made prior to the arrest of Mr Huff. That trail of contacts will speak volumes and it won’t interfere with the facts of the case pre trial. It will reveal just who the rats are in TN.

  14. bill   Friday, November 12, 2010 at 7:11 AM

    Here is another outrage against the government that Mr.Donnelly is involved with.
    Airport Porno Scanners : http://wewontfly.com/about/

  15. bill   Friday, November 12, 2010 at 6:54 AM

    Thanks Papoose for the link and one good information link deserves another,if I may
    be so allowed.A man by the name of George Donnelly was passing out “Jury Info” to
    citizens in front of a Federal building.He encountered the same response as Mr.Davis. Here is a link to a video record of the story.

    http://georgedonnelly.com/libertarian/jury-rights-philly-two

  16. Darren   Friday, November 12, 2010 at 5:39 AM

    @ Neil – it was as it was stated. Just because Walt had been arrested, didn’t mean that his original intent should be ignored. Our intent for the 20th was simply to support him at his hearing, and to offer assistance in the arrests should the opportunity present itself. There were still arrest warrants on the table.

  17. Neil Turner   Friday, November 12, 2010 at 12:17 AM

    Darren;
    You said:
    MR. HUFF:…. And the FBI, in fact, came to my house the evening prior to question me about it, and I told him, “Yeah, we’re going up there to support Walt and possibly help him in effecting the citizen’s arrest and whatever we need to do.” …

    Why would you be talking about ‘helping Walt … in effecting the citizen’s arrest … when the hearing on the 20th of April was an arraignment for Walt for attempting the citizen’s arrest on the 1st of April?

    You should clarify that as it confuses the issue, which doesn’t help with these duplicitous members of our corrupt law enforcement and judiciary.

    Great interview. We’ll get the story out and expose these bastards.

    Keep the faith.
    ———————
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: Let me check and see if I made an error in the transcription.

  18. m02   Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 9:16 PM

    I refused to join Oath Keepers after they refused to give Lt. Col. West his due, and after the bs their nobody back stabbing yale lawyer leader pulled in regards to Darren. Fitzpatrick asked in one of your earlier reports where all the vets are; well, they have for the most part been co-opted by their stupidity and faithlessness in joining oathkeepers whose motto ‘not on our watch’ is really a statement as to their ever taking a stand and doing something besides shooting off their mouths and telling each other how great they are. The yale alumni and their other liberal cronies must be having a good laugh at how simple it was to nullify all these so called patriots.

    The other problem is that Fitzpatrick, Darren, Carl, etc. are almost totally ineffective when it comes to using the internet to promote their cause. I used to visit JagHunter, Renew America, and Citizen’s Sunami on a daily basis and finally gave it up in disgust as the postings were infrequent and not very informative. There is no reference I know of of Darren’s site True Patriots at any of these other related sites. Darren hasn’t updated his site for weeks if not months, and perhaps there is a link to his facebook page on it but I haven’t seen it. And if I did I wouldn’t bother as most of the time when I click on a facebook link I simply get a sign up page, and I’m more likely to go thru a back scatter scanner at the airport than I am to sign up for that travesty of privacy.

    To get information on the Monroe county mess the Post & Email is about the only site I have found that takes a continuing interest. We all owe Sharon a big thank-you for the efforts she has made.

    I don’t know any of the principals in these cases and am not sure I’d ever be friends with them, but their cause is just and they are in the right. The fact that they are in the situation they are simply demonstrates the level of control the crooks have over the travesty that passes for a political system in this country. They deserve the good will and assistance of all citizens; we shall see if they get it or not, and whether this country will survive or not.

  19. Papoose   Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 8:30 PM

    Fellow Patriots!

    Stop. Look. Listen.

    http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2010/11/video-texas-man-handcuffed-and-ejected.html

    we are in dire straits. where are we? who is next?

  20. Leo Patrick Haffey   Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 7:21 PM

    http://www.prisonplanet.com/america%e2%80%99s-devolution-into-dictatorship.html

    “The United States Department of Justice (sic) routinely charges and convicts innocents with bogus and concocted crimes that are not even on the statutes book. The distinguished defense attorney and civil libertarian, Harvey A. Silverglate, published a book last year, Three Felonies A Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent, which conclusively proves that today in “freedom and democracy” America we have punishment without crime.

    This same Justice (sic) Department, which routinely frames and railroads the innocent, argued in Federal Court on November 8 that the US government, if approved by the president, could murder anyone it wishes, citizens or noncitizens, at will. All that is required is that the government declare, without evidence, charges, trial, jury conviction or any of the due process required by the US Constitution, that the government suspects the murdered person or persons to be a “threat.”

  21. bill   Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 6:52 PM

    I can certainly understand why “They ? ” want Mr.Huffs guns.If a crime was committed using one of Mr.Huffs guns,It would be like “manna from heaven” for those who wish to pin more charges on Mr.Huff.Very clever lot “They ?”

  22. Alicia Fitzpatrick   Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 6:01 PM

    Ok. So that answers the question of how far up it goes. Fits in with the FBI’s comment about why would you release the story IF you are concerned for his (W.F’s) safety. Cagey buggers.
    Also, noticed Darren’s court date was December 1st, which was supposed to be W.F’s only they got the name wrong. If they can’t get basic information correct, how are they going to keep all the state and federal charges straight.
    Bless you Darren, for upholding your Oath. Both of you are true Patriots and you have my full support.
    Lisa Fitz

  23. Leo Patrick Haffey   Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 5:32 PM

    I would say that it is unbelievable that Darren Huff was charged when he clearly committed no crime, but having been arrested on false charges myself nothing that happens to Patriots in Tennessee surprises me anymore.

    Even if you believe the bank teller who said that he said he was “going to take over the town,” I see no commission here, i.e., he clearly made no attempt to take over the town.

    After reading this interview it becomes clear that BHO’s DHS attempted to manufacture a Waco-type attack on the citizens of Tennessee. All of the Tennessee officials who participated in this outlawry should be ashamed of themselves.

    This interview should be sent to all of the National Press so that American Citizens know what happens to Patriots who travel to Tennessee.

    BTW, Monroe County is on I-75 on the way to the Smokey Mountains. I have never traveled through that area of Tennessee and after reading about what happened to Darren Huff, I will not go near Monroe County and I advise all others to stay away as well.

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

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