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by Sharon Rondeau

Monroe County is in the southeast corner of Tennessee on the border of North Carolina

(Feb. 10, 2012) — The Post & Email has confirmed that Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III was released from the Monroe County jail at approximately 10:20 p.m. ET last night, February 9, 2012.

In a brief telephone conversation today, Fitzpatrick stated that he will be seeking medical attention for pain in both shoulders from having “slept on a concrete floor for 18 weeks.”

He stated that his blood sugar is in a healthy range for what he described as “pre-diabetes,” and reiterated that the nurses at the jail, who are employed by Southern Health Partners, were outstanding.  We are aware of the specific blood sugar readings and will not release them because of the personal nature of the information, but this writer is very familiar with diabetes and is satisfied that Fitzpatrick’s blood sugar is not in a dangerous range according to his report.

Fitzpatrick stated that “There is a lot to tell.”  He is taking care of some personal business today.  He sounded tired but well.

He was released on December 3, 2011 after serving time for assault and resisting arrest from an October 27, 2010 incident, but rearrested on December 7, 2011 for allegedly stealing court documents and under-serving his last sentence imposed on September 23, 2011.

This writer was a guest on February 9, 2012 to Dr. James David Manning of The Manning Report to discuss Fitzpatrick’s imminent release as well as the events which led up to his several incarcerations in the Monroe County jail since April 1, 2010.  The conditions in the jail and grand jury corruption were also topics of discussion.

Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III, February 11, 2012

A Writ of Habeas Corpus has been filed with the U.S. District Court in Knoxville, TN.  The Post & Email contacted the clerk of the court, who confirmed that the normal procedure for a Habeas Corpus Writ is to “open the case and forward the Habeas to the law clerk,” which she stated has been done with Fitzpatrick’s Writ.  Anyone wishing to contact the court in support of the timely review of the Habeas petition may do so by writing to:

Ms. Angela Archer, Clerk of the Court
U.S. District Court
Howard H. Baker, Jr. United States Courthouse
800 Market Street, Suite 130
Knoxville, TN  37902

Citizens may also call the clerk of the court at (865) 545-4228, but are requested to do so only once daily and to be very respectful.  When writing or calling, citizens are asked to reference case number 312CV48.  The Habeas is an active petition even though Fitzpatrick has been released from jail.

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  1. Walter has proved the point, there is no justice served up only down, on the little people. Even peaceable assembly was met with force, deception and insult. To think this state is modern or even under the protection of the constitution apparently is a mistake. I hope a full recount is given of his experience. No doubt some will say it can’t happen to them but I also know just how vicious and corrupt police and courts can be. Surviving them is just the beginning. The honor bestowed upon those who swear to uphold the law becomes a trust broken, a dishonor to the entire nation and what it stands for. It is a powerful emotion to overcome when rage must be checked. It never fades , it just gets a promise it will be vindicated.

  2. It seems that the forces of evil have vast resources. Where can I donate to help Walter?
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: From past experience, he normally refuses financial assistance. However, if something changes in the days and weeks ahead, the readership will be advised.

  3. My hope is that Fitz is able to recover from these Burtal Incarcerations!!
    I Fear that his freedom will again be negated, and he will be re-arrested and suffer more indignities and Constitutional Violations served at the hands of what most certainly be the biggist gathering of Crooks since Scar-Face Capone!!

  4. Good news Walt is out.
    We hope proper care will take care of his health issues.
    And we hope his sacrifice was not in vain.
    The issues Walt was addressing still exist and he still needs our help to correct them.