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by Sharon Rondeau

Would the Monroe County Sheriff's Department have ordered improvements to the detention facility had inmates not begun reporting on the substandard conditions there?

(Nov. 23, 2010) — The following is LCDR Fitzpatrick’s latest  report from the Monroe County detention facility, where he has been held without bond since October 27, 2010.

LCDR FITZPATRICK: There’s been an update.  Jessica Powers, the woman who was being held here, as I reported to you on Friday, for the murder of Jim Miller, was transported to Meigs County yesterday morning, Monday, the 22nd of November 2010.  I learned about the transport of Ms. Powers early this morning and waited throughout the day to see if I could hear any more about that change of events.

There’s a lot of speculation about why she might have been transferred, and it’s not appropriate for me to go into speculation, but she has been moved.

Another update:  there’s been a tremendous amount of activity here in the building, facility maintenance kinds of guys.  You’ve heard stories about water being shut off or not running, and other maintenance actions are being taken.  Some of the guards are testier.  There’s a reaction, and it’s coming from what is going up at The Post & Email. I will tell you that the reason Ms. Powers was transferred, I’m certain of it, is because of the report that you put up on Friday.  So you’ve had an impact.

MRS. RONDEAU: What other kinds of work are being done?

LCDR FITZPATRICK: I can’t tell.  I have a little nine-inch by nine-inch hole in the door here, and sometimes I can see through it; sometimes I can’t.  I can hear things; there are a lot of maintenance guys going back and forth with ladders and tools.  There’s a lot of noise and talking.  I think they’re working on plumbing.  Beyond that, I can’t say.  But there’s a great deal of maintenance going on during the day.  The activity reminds me of when I was in the Navy; it’s the kind of stuff you do when you’re getting ready for an inspection.

The request that I would make is for everybody, as much as possible, to keep the pressure on; don’t back off.  Call the FBI; keep them on this, and have people keep calling Monroe County.  They’re really under the gun.

So it’s working.  Again, keep the pressure on, because they’ll make a mistake; they’ll make another mistake.

There has been no contact with anybody regarding the information that’s been previously reported, and as soon as that happens, if it happens, I’ll let you know.   That’s the update.

MRS. RONDEAU: That’s actually big news, especially about Jessica Powers.  I did put out a story on Friday, and I published another on Sunday afternoon tying some facts together about Jim Miller.  Today I put out the audio from the November 9 hearing in an article entitled “Fitzpatrick to Judge J. Reed Dixon:  You Threatened my Public Defenders.”

LCDR FITZPATRICK: Good job; well-done.

MRS. RONDEAU: I have a bit of positive news.  One of our readers sent me an email stating that he had called the FBI in Knoxville “to report on corruption in Monroe County, Tennessee,” and they connected him to someone who gave his name and actually spoke with him directly.  Many people who have called cannot get through to a person, and rarely does anyone give out a name.  The FBI agent reportedly told the caller that he was “aware of what’s going on” in Monroe County.

I have a different name for the person who is purportedly in charge of the Monroe County investigation.  So now we have two names.

LCDR FITZPATRICK: Well, that is good news.

MRS. RONDEAU: Why do you think Jessica Powers was moved to another county jail?  Is there a reason for them to hold her?

LCDR FITZPATRICK: I’m told that she has committed some kind of a criminal offense in Meigs County, so they may have some jurisdiction there and can hold her for that.  But as far as the Jim Miller case is concerned, it could be that the charges against her were dropped.  This is speculation at this point.  But the more serious case would be here in Monroe County, so why would they release her from here except that they never had a case against her in the first place?

As I said to you before, I believe that Monroe County is doing everything it can to set up an alternate version of events.  We have a person of interest, a suspect; we know the person’s name, and as I said, there have been no inquiries or pursuit of that information, which is new.  The government is trying to protect itself here; it’s very clear what they’re trying to do.

MRS. RONDEAU: Someone who spoke directly to a Monroe County court employee was given to believe that they know there is scrutiny “from outside agencies” occurring.

LCDR FITZPATRICK: Sheriff Bill Bivens has several profit centers that are criminal enterprises.  He’s running a criminal racket here.  Wherever you look, Bill Bivens is involved in criminal misconduct, and you can tell that the pressure is on these guys.  You can see it now, and it’s getting more intense in the building here, and that’s a good thing.

This all came from a citizen’s arrest.  I’m being held here, as other men are being held here, unlawfully imprisoned.  They hold people with charges that are make-believe, and they hold them here forever.  There’s a real racket going on, and once the FBI comes in and starts taking statements from people, it will just blow right up.  This is nothing but an outrage.  This is unlawful imprisonment, false arrest.  They do this to people regularly, as they wanted to hold Ms. Powers, and that all blew up in their hands.

It’s important that we do have somebody who has come forward and identified himself as the person who pulled the trigger on Jim Miller, and nobody seems to be interested.

MRS. RONDEAU: Regarding Bill Bivens being a criminal, the caption under his photo in the article published today reads, “Is Sheriff Bill Bivens running a criminal enterprise rather than true law enforcement in Monroe County?”

LCDR FITZPATRICK: Oh, yeah.  He’s got one criminal profit center after the next after the next.  I’ll go into more detail when I get out of here, but these are the kinds of conversations and discussions these men in this facility have been having.  It’s just one illegal outrage after the next.

MRS. RONDEAU: I’m hearing a lot about property seizure, particularly property belonging to the Christian group which distributes literature about the corruption in Monroe County.

LCDR FITZPATRICK: They go into homes, arrest people, and then they steal all their property.  The Christian group is just the tip of the iceberg.  These cops lie with ease, and the judges are up to their eyeballs in it.

MRS. RONDEAU: Apparently they’ve gotten away with it for a long time, so they were brazen enough to think that it could continue indefinitely.

LCDR FITZPATRICK: They never thought they were going to get caught.  I’ve also been told that I’ve made a lot of people very angry in this community:  the kind of people who have been breaking the law for so long and now they’ve been caught.  Now they’ll just have to change their ways and take the criminal consequence and, as I said, this thing erupts very rapidly.

MRS. RONDEAU: It would be hard to believe that the FBI would expend a lot of resources on something which they don’t plan on bringing to fruition.

LCDR FITZPATRICK: There’s been a lot going on here that’s finally forced them to act, and The Post & Email is one of those forces and functions.

MRS. RONDEAU: The whole purpose behind The Post & Email was to root out government corruption.  It started with Obama, and we all know he’s a fraud, an imposter, and a traitor, and it went from there.  We will continue to look for corruption anywhere we can find it.

LCDR FITZPATRICK: Well, top-down, bottom-up; now you have it from both ends, and you now have tangible results that you can use for your own purposes.  Please tell everybody I extend my best; tell them I said “hello,” and I’ll touch base with you again tomorrow.

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  1. Walt IS a strong person. He knows what he is doing. Sharon, I have some ideas moving forward and will email you.

    Patriots, let’s keep turning up the heat. God bless you, Walt, Sharon, all Freedom Fighters and America. Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. If there is black mold in the jail, the plumbing work and renovations will release the mold into the air. It is very, very toxic. Black mold can cause severe respiratory problems and even death. Anyone (visitors, prisoners, guards) who can claim first-hand knowledge that these conditions exist, please advise OSHA, EPA, and other agencies about the conditions. Prisoners in the jail should be moved to another facility so that they are not subject to the toxic conditions during renovations and mold remediation. Perhaps an injunction should be sought to stop all renovations until all prisoners and jail personnel are moved. God forbid that Commander Fitzpatrick and other prisoners who are bravely speaking out be subject to long-lasting health problems due to their efforts. This needs to be addressed immediately.

  3. I sent a couple of emails to NOW yesterday…regarding them holding Jessica hostage and let them know I was concerned about how they might be treating her. They’re usually pretty good about getting back to me. I’ll keep you posted.

  4. Sharon- I’ve said it a hundred times, and I’ll say it again…you are a Godsend. I don’t know what we would do without you, but I know we’d be completely in the dark, and Walter would be completely helpless.

    Thank you! Thank you!
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: Walt is a very strong guy. If it hadn’t been me, it would have been another journalist…if he could find one who wasn’t afraid of “the authorities” in government!

  5. The cockroaches scramble when the light is turned on them. Thanks to Walt Fitzpatrick and The Post & Email, as well as others coming forward, we all know these cockroaches, posing as law enforcement, judges, lawyers, etc. are there and it’s time to fumigate.

  6. Where you aware of the indictment below? I wonder how many more are involved?

    FBI Special Agent Darin Lee McAllister Indicted For Fraud
    Submitted by WDEF News 12 on May 20, 2010 – 9:51am. News | Crime

    Comments Below: 50
    Darin Lee McAllister, a Special Agent employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Nashville, Tennessee, was indicted yesterday by a grand jury sitting in Nashville, Tennessee.


  7. From a Navy family myself, I can imagine the speed with which the fresh paint is being applied.

    God Bless the good Commander. Now the innocent men and women there are not stacked up like Cordwood, Commander Fitzpatrick can refocus and will be better placed to continue with his patriotic quest.

    Does he have access to a TV?