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by Sharon Rondeau

Cover of book of statutes in Athens, TN Public Library where Fitzpatrick located the 1984 statutes regarding changes to the court system. The laws can be found online as well.

(May 30, 2012) — At approximately 11:25 a.m. EDT, Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III contacted The Post & Email to inform us that Paul D. Rush, who works as a prosecutor in the office of the Tenth Judicial District of Tennessee, tried to contact him by telephone at his address of residence.  He was not there, and Rush left a message asking Fitzpatrick to return his call.

On the evening of May 14, Fitzpatrick discovered while reading through older Tennessee statutes that the county court system had been overhauled and ordered to reorganize into district courts to adjudicate criminal matters.  Grand juries were to be empaneled by the judge of each judicial district.  A law passed in 2008 ordered that all jurors be selected by automated means only and refers to the “clerk” and “jury coordinator” as belonging to the “circuit court.”  County courts were ordered to handle solely civil matters.

While the prosecutor’s office acknowledges that the Tenth Judicial District comprises the counties of Polk, Bradley, McMinn and Monroe, it never reorganized to bring criminal cases up to the district level.  The Post & Email has learned that the “District Attorney General, R. Steve Bebb, has not been carrying out his duties in recent weeks, having handed the managing of the “district” to Assistant District Attorney General Jim Stutts.  The clerk in the office, Mrs. Gentry, affirmed to Fitzpatrick last week upon the filing of his motions that Bebb was “at home.”

Fitzpatrick speculated that the phone call today was initiated as a result of the motions with attachments which he filed last Wednesday with the Tenth Judicial District office.   In his Defense Motion #1, Fitzpatrick stated:

Defendant Fitzpatrick moves the Court—empowered as it is—to exercise its supervisory and investigatory power to cause and advance criminal investigations and the filing of criminal charges against those criminal actors identified in court records filed in this cause.

The quality, the quantity, the vastness regarding the enormous criminal industry so far discovered in Defendant Fitzpatrick’s cause is bewildering to consider.

Defendant Fitzpatrick moves to [sic] court to exercise its power to cause an investigation into the irregularities stemming from disobedience of government officials to establish and operate the district court system the legislature created and commanded be implemented in 1984.  Defendant observes that such an investigation would touch upon extraordinary judicial misconduct to include:

a. Conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

b. Various acts of willful concealment.

c. Willful misconduct relating to the official duties of presiding judges in Tennessee’s various judicial districts.

c. [sic] Willful or persistent failure to perform those judicial duties of office related to the establishment and operation of the district trial court system.

e. Other judicial mischief and conduct that brings the judiciary into public disrepute and adversely affects the administration of justice.

Defendant Fitzpatrick moves this Court to find the Defendant the object of false allegation in a retaliatory litigation.

Defendant Fitzpatrick additionally moves this Court to hold those persons financially responsible for the furtherance of this retaliatory litigation in contempt of Court and order those responsible to pay all litigation expenses, including but not limited to, the reasonable attorney’s fees, discretionary costs and other costs incurred by Defendant Fitzpatrick in defending against the false allegation.

Defendant Fitzpatrick moves the Court to impose sanctions and to order other penalties provided for by law and by rule.

First page of Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III's Motion #1 filed with the Tenth Judicial District office in Tennessee. While the district was created by law in 1984, the reorganization of the courts mandated by the law never occurred, resulting in criminal indictments having been issued by county grand juries illegally for the last 28 years.
Page 2 of Motion #1

Of Paul Rush’s attempt to reach him by telephone, Fitzpatrick said, “We got ’em, Sharon!  What’s he calling me for?  Anything that we do we will do in writing.  He knows better than that.”

Referring to a January 10, 2012 assignment hearing, Fitzpatrick said that at that time, he had asked Rush to “drop the case,” to which Rush had responded, “Oh, no, we’re not going to drop the case,” which charged Fitzpatrick with “tampering with government records,” although the documents were returned to a state trooper and FBI agent in February.  According to the Tennessee 1984 law, the county court no longer has the authority to handle criminal charges.

“One of the changes that needs to be made from this point forward is that the jurors should choose their own foreman, Fitzpatrick said.  “We haven’t found this kind of corruption of this magnitude at any other time in this country.  This is the largest condemnation of the judiciary ever.”  Fitzpatrick has often stated that “They’re running their own government” in Monroe County, TN.

Several supporters of Fitzpatrick are assisting in preparing press releases and possibly a RICO suit against Monroe County, the Sweetwater Police Department, Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, and others who colluded to deprive him of his constitutional due process rights, among other transgressions.  To that end, a “justice fund” has been established, and checks may be made payable to “Walter Fitzpatrick, III.”

Update, May 30, 2012, 3:13 p.m. EDT:  Assistant District Attorney General Paul D. Rush placed a second call to Fitzpatrick’s residence of record and spoke with the homeowner, who told Rush to send Fitzpatrick a letter if he needed to contact him.  Rush then asked the homeowner if he were “helping Walt,” and the homeowner hung up on Rush.  Rush called a third time and asked for Fitzpatrick’s mailing address, which was provided to him.


Editor’s Note:  Walter Fitzpatrick and this writer will be guests on “Walls in our Minds” by Dr. Kate’s Revolution Radio on Thursday, May 31, beginning at 9:00 p.m. EDT.

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  1. Key West PD About June 1984, the Key West Police Department located in the County of Monroe, state of Florida, was declared a criminal enterprise under the federal RICO statutes after a lengthy United States Department of Justice investigation. Several high-ranking officers of the department, including Deputy Police Chief Raymond Cassamayor, were arrested on federal charges of running a protection racket for illegal cocaine smugglers.[11] At trial, a witness testified he routinely delivered bags of cocaine to the Deputy Chief’s office at City Hall.[12]
    This is a copy from RICO Wikapedia of a 1984 case in Monroe County, Florida. Seems like a little similarity here, similar hanky-panky, similar county name, similar “Officials” that thought they were above the law. Since this is just the “preliminary” beginning of “official” litigation and “official” investigation of crimes and law violations in Monroe County, Tennessee committed by “sworn officials” and others aiding in criminal actions, it will be interesting to watch the progression of procedure here.