“HE’S NOT GOING TO BE THERE LONG”
by Sharon Rondeau
on May 15 for committing no crime, has been relocated back to the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, GA where he had been incarcerated after his conviction last October.
On April 20, 2010, Huff had traveled to Madisonville, the county seat of Monroe County, TN, to attend an arraignment hearing for Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III following an April 1 citizen’s arrest of the grand jury foreman, Gary Pettway, who had held the position for more than two decades. Huff had been brought up on several charges by Monroe County along with Fitzpatrick and eventually pleaded “no contest.” He then faced two federal charges and was convicted of transporting a firearm for the purpose of causing a civil disturbance. Huff did not use the gun during his trip to Madisonville and locked it in his toolbox prior to arriving. He was not arrested until April 30, 2010, ten days after he traveled to observe Fitzpatrick’s hearing.
Contrary to local news reports, the April 20 hearing had nothing to do with Barack Obama, and no “citizens’ arrests” were planned for that day. An extraordinary police presence was assembled which included a SWAT team, bomb-sniffing canines, and a sniper team on the roof of the courthouse. No one was arrested that day.
To date, The Post & Email has been denied access to documentation regarding the events of April 20, 2010 in Madisonville through the Freedom of Information Act, although one FBI agent’s affidavit was available on PACER, which is a paid service.
While preparing a defense on a more recent charge, Fitzpatrick discovered a set of laws passed by the Tennessee General Assembly in 1984 which had mandated that criminal courts operate only at the district level, not the county level. Therefore, grand jury indictments, arrest warrants, search warrants and all other criminal matters emanating from county courthouses in Tennessee are null and void.
Wikipedia has not yet reflected the discovery of the laws stripping county courts of criminal responsibilities and falsely states that Huff “testified Obama was ineligible to hold office and that he plotted to take over Madisonville, Tennessee after the Monroe Country grand jury there refused to indict Obama.” Local television coverage had also made inaccurate claims about both Huff and Fitzpatrick.
Both men have been depicted as “sovereign citizens” by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), the Knoxville FBI, and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department despite the fact that they have denounced violence and have not committed any violent acts. Fitzpatrick has stated on numerous occasions that it is his goal to see a lawful government operating in Monroe County, TN and elsewhere across the country, and that he and Huff had been standing up to a “criminal syndicate” operating out of the Monroe County courthouse in which the same grand jury foreman served for 27 years consecutively without an appointing order or any evidence that he had ever been sworn in. The revelation about the 1984 law was not made until more than two years following Fitzpatrick’s citizen’s arrest of Pettway.
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee has taken no action on a Habeas Corpus writ filed on Fitzpatrick’s behalf in February after local and state courts ignored it.
In the Sunday, May 20, 2012 edition of The Advocate & Democrat, “Staff Writer” Michael Thomason titled an article about Huff’s sentencing as “Going to jail in a Huff.” Thomason began his story:
More than two years after Madisonville all but shut down for a day due to threats to take over the Monroe County Courthouse, the only person arrested that day was sentenced in a federal court last week.
He then stated that the information about the “courthouse takeover” came from “rumors” and that “only a handful of people showed up, including Huff, and they stayed in a local restaurant, talking to each other.” What he neglects to mention is that none of those who traveled to observe the court proceeding were allowed to even enter the courtroom.
Thomason described Darren Huff as having “become a follower and admirer of Walt Fitzpatrick, who had declared a Monroe County Grand Jury an illegal entity after it declined to indict President Barack Obama for him.” Thomason has been the purveyor of false information about Fitzpatrick and Huff in the past.
The Advocate & Democrat’s motto is “Monroe County’s fair and accurate news source.” The Post & Email contends that The Advocate & Democrat is a propaganda sheet for the local government, which has just been exposed as criminal beyond any doubt.
What Thomason did not understand then, and does not know now, is that the “Monroe County Grand Jury” is illegal, made so in 1984 by the state legislature.
Darren Huff can receive mail at:
Inmate/Darren Huff ID# 11436
132 Cotton Drive
Ocilla, Georgia 31774
Mail must be addressed exactly as shown above with a return address or it will not be delivered.
A reliable source told us that Darren cannot make calls on weekends but is allowed one 15-minute phone call each day. He expects to be moved for an unknown reason in about three weeks. Huff described the food in Ocilla as “so much better” than in the Blount County, TN jail where he had awaited sentencing from mid-February until his recent move. “He’s not going to be there long,” our source said.
Huff reportedly enjoys crossword puzzles, which can be sent directly from the publisher only.