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by Sharon Rondeau

According to Wikipedia, the M-4 carbine has been used by the U.S. military in Afghanistan and Iraq. It replaced the M16 assault rifle.

(Nov. 13, 2010) — A person who had tried several times to visit Walter Fitzpatrick at the Monroe County jail was successful today.  He reported that he spent about 20 minutes speaking with Fitzpatrick, who has been jailed since October 27 when his front door was broken down rather than the sheriff’s deputies  announcing themselves with an arrest warrant the way it is done in other places across the country.

The arrest warrant does not bear a judge’s signature.

The visitor said that Mr. Fitzpatrick appears to be in good health, with no visible injuries.  He described Fitzpatrick as “visually alert” and “looking well.”

However, a later call from Fitzpatrick to The Post & Email revealed that he is still experiencing numbness in his hands, which was reported by another person who was handcuffed by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department after being beaten and tasered, as was Fitzpatrick.

Last Wednesday, the visitor went to the detention facility and asked to see Mr. Fitzpatrick but was denied access.  He reported that a “fat lady” at the sheriff’s office, which is across the street from the jail, told him that only one visitor was allowed on each visiting day, which occurs only twice a week on Wednesday and Saturday.  That information was corroborated by Fitzpatrick.

The detention facility was reportedly in lockdown yesterday due to the escape of one of the inmates, Chris Cheatham.  The inmate was on a “work detail” for which The Post & Email was told he did not qualify.  The visitor related that the “fat lady” working in the sheriff’s office also has the last name of “Cheatham.”  He also said that when he asked about Fitzpatrick’s welfare and mentioned some of the conditions which The Post & Email has been publishing from first-hand accounts, the lady said, “If you’re lookin’ for a fight, we’re ready.  Everything on the internet is a lie.”

This man was also present in Madisonville on April 20, 2010 for the court hearing regarding the arrest of Walter Fitzpatrick and Darren Huff on April 1, 2010. He said that as people were being wanded as they entered the courtroom lobby, a police offer stood guard with an M-4 machine gun on his shoulder, which he thought was unusual.  This was not  the courtroom where the hearing took place, as there is a newer one which accommodates the actual hearings.  However, he was told that the courtroom was full and if he didn’t have business there, he would have to leave.  He reported that because he was not allowed to sit in the lobby outside the courtroom, he exited the building.

The visitor described the April 20 incident during which SWAT teams, snipers, state police, Monroe County Sheriff’s Department cars, unmarked cars, and other law enforcement officials were poised for action when Darren Huff and several others came to the courthouse for the hearing in Madisonville as costing somebody “a lot of money” which was spent “for no reason.”  He also said that he had heard that the FBI had been present there as well.

Regarding the issue of corruption, he stated that the Monroe County judges, sheriff, his deputies, the grand jury foreman, and court personnel are “in on it,” and that the grand jury foreman has been serving for many years in excess of the statutory limitation.  He and others have mentioned that Monroe County has the highest incidence of car accidents in the state, and that methamphetamine production is a major money producer there.  Others have corroborated that story, and drug abuse and addiction appear to be a serious problem among the population, especially young people.

The visitor stated that by accident, Walter Fitzpatrick came across the corruption within the grand jury, tried to correct it by exposing it, and then had the force of a corrupt county government prosecute him.   Fitzpatrick has heard that there is a bond for his release, but no specifics have been presented.

The Post & Email will continue its investigation into Fitzpatrick’s case as well as several others who have contacted us to describe their experiences in the Monroe County jail.  On November 11, we published an editorial naming alleged perpetrators of beatings, taserings, assaults, and the framing of innocent people to extort money, and not one member of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department has come forward to deny the claims.

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  1. From what I have read, all of these men and women in the Monroe county jail were illegally detained and should all be released. How can we go about doing this? Is Darren Huff going to lead the way?

    God bless.
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: Media attention helps, so distributing our articles to everyone you can might help to speed things along.

  2. https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/(S(dg3xzvyzdoy4tc2oxmybqyuk))/displayNews.aspx?newsid=314&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1\

    A 52-year-old Davidson County inmate who suffered from inflammation in his stomach and an untreated ulcer died last year from lack of medical care, claims a federal lawsuit filed Friday.

    With a bloated stomach, Roy Glenn Hall Jr. was feeling ill while he sat in jail on May 24.

    Hall was found unresponsive on the floor of his cell at the Criminal Justice Center on Second Avenue. He was not treated while he was in Davidson County Sheriff’s Office custody, even though medical staff was aware of his illness, the lawsuit states.
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: This is an atrocity that never should have happened. However, note that the lawsuit is federal. This reinforces what Walt has been saying: that any case against Monroe County or any other county in Tennessee needs to be taken to the federal level.

  3. There have been Federal Lawsuits filed against the Nashville and Memphis Sheriffs departments for the conditions at those jails.


    Sheriff Candidates Spar, Argue Over ‘Thunderdome’ Jail

    “… jailers admitted to federal Judge Jon McCalla they had lost control of the jail. Stories of “Thunderdome” – gladiator-like battles between inmates organized by jailed gang members – were part of the testimony in the court case.”

  4. I wouldn’t be at all surprised that the corruption goes clear to the top. Remember, Walt originally called Obama out and asked that he show that he is eligible to hold the office of POTUS. We also know that Obama is a ‘Chicago thug politician’ in the words of Bill Clinton. We’ve seen this in action before. He calls on his band of thugs to take care of any dissent because he won’t get his own hands dirty, and why should he? when he has so many to call on to do it for him. Obama does not forget his enemies and since he has so many in high places to cover for him, he doesn’t even try to hide his mafia mentality most of the time. It’s time to tip the first domino and take them all down. Do you think there’s enough room in Gitmo for the ones at the top?
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: Although I believe that Walt does not see Obama as eligible, the criminal complaint he filed with the U.S. attorney in his area was for Treason based on the violation of the Posse Comitatus Act when U.S. Army troops were deployed in Samson, AL after a madman killed some people. That is what prompted his complaint. People can still file a criminal complaint against Obama for that reason and many, many other transgressions committed during the past two years. http://www.thepostemail.com/2010/09/09/treason-charge-against-obama-has-never-been-answered/

  5. A Republican Elections Commissioner found shot burning in the truck of his car. Tennessee is becoming more like a Mexican Narco State every day. People should travel with extreme caution in Tennessee, especially around Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville and Bristol.

    Did Mr. Miller’s murder have anything to do with him complaining about illegal Drug Trafficking in Monroe County?


  6. The confrontational attitude of the “fat lady” tells me who to believe.
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: Yes, I’ve never walked into a government office anywhere and had an employee say something like that. She’s “ready for a fight?” Who pays her salary?

  7. I am too old to be involved in conspiracy theories and have tried not to let that philosophy enter into my thinking of the Mr. Fitz situation but . . .
    As more and more folks come froward it looks more and more like there is complicity on all levels of the judiciary and LEO in east TN.
    It seems to me, in retrospect, that the initial hearing was a false flag. Schools were closed in Madisonville and the courthouse (double wide) area was an armed camp of LEO. The traffic stop on the interstate would have triggered it if it hadn’t been for Darren’s cool handling of the situation.
    When I talked to the FBI in Knoxville recently I offered to give testimony countering the news reports of armed individuals at the courthouse last spring. They said they had finished taking testimony. But those erroneous statements still persist.
    Release of the incriminating photo taken during Fitz’ booking was more of the same, it would seem, as the MCSO doesn’t release anything else. Nobody is buying into it, however, and all that has happened is a fire storm of protests by email and telephone.
    Who would be an effective advocate is still to be decided but TBI and the FBI certainly aren’t, as they appear to be part of the “conspiracy”.

    1. Will you stop it with the corny labels?!?! I believe you have also been known to insult ‘birthers’, Zeb.

      What in the WORLD does this have to do with conspiracy theories?!

      Btw, it’s not a conspiracy theory if it’s true, Zeb. That makes it a conspiracy. A conspiracy is: “an evil, unlawful, treacherous, or surreptitious plan formulated in secret by two or more persons; plot.” The United States Government has all kinds of them!! Wake up! Start paying attention to what’s really going on, and save your cheesy name calling for recess!

      On a positive note, I’m glad the Lt. Cmdr. is doing well.

      Thank you for another great article.

  8. Interesting that the deputy representing the sheriff states everything on the internet is a lie. Maybe the sheriff would like to comment and clear up the “lie”. Then again he may have to lie in order to counter the “everything on the internet is a lie” state of affairs. You know, it’s called two lies make a truth….

    In any event the sheriff should answer the question of did he request the massive police presence for the hearing or was that the result of DHS or the lone FBI agent that watches the Oathkeeper site who is convinced that upholding the oath is a terrorist plot. Somebody needs to take some time off or get therapy. Considering the Huff tapes it is questionable as to the motives of the FBI who are working with or for Sheriff Bivens being to serve the people and protect them rather than serve the establishment and protect it.
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: It was the sheriff’s secretary or another assistant rather than the sheriff himself. However, my editorial http://www.thepostemail.com/2010/11/12/monroe-county-tn-terror-tyranny-and-treason/ is an open invitation for any official from Monroe County to refute what we have been reporting. So far, not one of them has contacted us, although it is obvious that they are reading this site. Their cover is blown, they have been reported to the FBI thousands of times, and their jig is almost up. Enough with terrorizing, physically abusing, and extorting the residents of the county.

  9. Mmmm. Corruption and drugs. Go figure. Gotta keep those roads clear for the runners ya know. Call me jaded, but I’m guessing they aren’t paying taxes on those kickbacks. Then they have that “open locker” policy that keeps things circulating real well. Meanwhile, the citizens are getting high and can’t focus long enough to see or care what’s going on. Welcome to beautiful Monroe County.