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WAS THIS JURY RIGGED LIKE ALL THE OTHERS?
by Sharon Rondeau
(Aug. 25, 2011) — The Post & Email has learned that George Raudenbush, a missionary whose trial on various charges took place in the Madisonville courthouse yesterday, was convicted of six misdemeanors and one felony by a trial jury selected by Chief Court Clerk Martha M. Cook and presided over by Judge Carroll L. Ross.
Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III went to the courthouse this morning to inquire as to the outcome of Raudenbush’s trial, as Fitzpatrick had been asked to leave the courtroom yesterday for no legal reason. Fitzpatrick stated that he was searched a total of three times before being admitted to the courtroom on August 24, only to be escorted out by a sheriff’s deputy moments later. The deputy’s stated reason for removing Fitzpatrick was that Fitzpatrick “had tried to bring a recorder into the courtroom.” Fitzpatrick had placed his recorder in his vehicle after being told that he could not bring it in to the courtroom and was also told that he could not bring in a three-ring binder, either.
Assistant court clerk Darlene Moser provided Raudenbush’s verdicts to Fitzpatrick this morning when he spoke with her in person. Moser told Fitzpatrick that Raudenbush has been released to the community. Although Raudenbush had been arrested on a contempt of court charge on Monday, August 22, 2011, Fitzpatrick was told this morning that the charge will not be prosecuted. Raudenbush’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for October 17.
The Post & Email had been contacted on August 23 and told that Raudenbush had been arrested for allegedly recording courtroom proceedings.
It has been reported to the Knoxville FBI on multiple occasions that Monroe County judiciary personnel do not adhere to Tennessee Code Annotated (TCA) in regard to the service of grand jury foremen and members; producing accurate transcripts of courtroom proceedings; providing court transcripts free of charge to indigent individuals; providing defense counsel as required by the Tennessee constitution in Article I, Section 9; and properly notifying defendants when they are required to appear in court. The Post & Email has notified the Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts, which is funded by Tennessee taxpayers, of the deep-seated corruption in Monroe and other counties, but the TAOC’s response has been to advise us to call the state attorney general in regard to corruption. We and others have done so on numerous occasions, but Attorney General Robert E. Cooper, Jr. has also refused to act or even respond.
In May of this year, defendant Michael Ellington was sentenced to life in prison for premeditated murder based on the prosecutor’s closing argument which introduced a new, unproven theory rather than recapping the evidence already presented. Evidence from the crime scene was not properly analyzed, and the indictments had been issued by a compromised grand jury. The trial jury, whose foreman was acquainted with presiding Judge Amy Reedy, issued its “guilty” verdict in violation of the “due process” provision contained in the Fifth Amendment of the Bill of Rights and Article I, Section 8 of the Tennessee constitution.
Both the FBI and the TBI have failed to take any action against the Monroe County judiciary, which has been termed an “organized criminal syndicate.” Fitzpatrick told us today that “There can be no question at this point that the FBI is in on this; they’re playing a part in allowing this to continue. I saw Martha Cook picking out the jury again. These people are acting with the confidence that they’re never, ever going to face any type of consequence.”
Fitzpatrick had told The Post & Email that two Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputies had stated that they “were not afraid of the FBI” after inflicting serious injuries to Fitzpatrick during an arrest made on October 27, 2010.
FBI personnel continue to receive federal paychecks and benefits despite the fact that the de facto president, Barack Hussein Obama, is most likely not constitutionally eligible to serve.
Where can a complaint against FBI agents who turn a blind eye to crime be taken?
It has been reported recently that Tennessee State Senator Mike Bell has been appointed to assist State Senator Mae Beavers in “taking a hard look at the Court of Judiciary with an eye to reforming the body to increase transparency and accountability.” The Court of the Judiciary is tasked with “investigating complaints against judges and administer punishment for infractions when warranted.”
Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey has been quoted as having said, “The Court of the Judiciary is clearly in need of serious and comprehensive reform” and has established a “judicial evaluation commission” to determine whether or not appellate-level judges should be reappointed.
Update, 1:37 p.m. EDT: The Post & Email has just contacted Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey’s office, which promised us a return phone call in regard to Ramsey’s initiative to examine the Tennessee Court of the Judiciary. We told the person who answered the phone that if we receive one, it will be “a first,” as other public officials have ignored the overwhelming evidence of corruption which we have presented to them.
In February 2010, Ramsey had stated that he was “unsure of whether President Barack Obama is a U.S. citizen.”