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“LET’S USE THIS AS A RALLYING POINT”
by Sharon Rondeau
Mr. Fitzpatrick was noticeably animated and stated, “You’ve said that people don’t know what to do, and that they’ve asked what they can do. They can give to this cause, to uphold the Constitution. This is a huge opportunity for veterans, patriot groups, and others. Let’s use this as a rallying point to unify people.”
Fitzpatrick added that he would expound on the information he has been relaying from the Monroe County detention facility upon his release., the date of which was not available this evening.
The Post & Email launched the Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III Legal Defense Fund on November 2, 2010, which to date has collected about $2,200. Several hundred dollars have been spent on collect phone calls so that Mr. Fitzpatrick could communicate with The Post & Email, during which time he has reported developments in the murder case of Mr. Jim Miller as well as a sudden improvement in conditions at the Monroe County jail.
Mr. Fitzpatrick reported that the cost to defend the case and expose the corruption within Monroe County is expected to cost $35,000.
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and include “The Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III Legal Defense Fund” on the memo line.
We thank all who have already given generously.
Fitzpatrick was charged with “riot,” “intimidation,” and four other counts stemming from an April 1, 2010 incident wherein he attempted a citizen’s arrest of the Monroe County grand jury foreman, who has been serving in that capacity for 20 years contrary to Tennessee Code.
Fitzpatrick has claimed that there is no case against him because the grand jury is tainted.
On October 27, Fitzpatrick’s home was broken into by four Monroe County sheriff’s deputies, and he was tasered, struck on the head and face, and arrested for allegedly failing to appear at an October 22 hearing concerning his former attorney, Stephen Pidgeon. To our knowledge, Mr. Pidgeon has not been heard from publicly since that time, and a phone call made to his office several weeks ago was not returned.
Since Fitzpatrick’s incarceration, other Monroe County residents have come forward to tell their stories of false charges, police brutality, substandard conditions within the jail as well as having been deprived of necessary medications while incarcerated.
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