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“THEY DO WHATEVER THEY WANT AROUND HERE”
by Sharon Rondeau
(Jun. 28, 2012) — Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III told The Post & Email today that a trial date was set for the charge of tampering with government records for September 10, 2012.
Fitzpatrick told us that Senior Judge Walter C. Kurtz took no notice of the 1984 laws which have never been observed and ordering trial courts to be organized into districts, not by county. Fitzpatrick stated that Kurtz brushed aside the “forged signatures” on the charging documents, the fact that Assistant District Attorney General Paul D. Rush is both prosecutor and accuser, and the fact that the prosecution’s motion was dropped on Fitzpatrick’s doorstep at 5:00 yesterday evening, more than ten days late.
Kurtz stated that the trial date had been set on May 7, 2012, three days after the last hearing in the case which Fitzpatrick had deemed “went really, really well.”
After being told about the 1984 statutes which are still on record and unamended, other Tennessee government officials have stated that “circuit courts” and “county courts” are interchangeable terms and that grand jury members can serve consecutive terms, despite TCA 22-2-314, which says that they cannot. Grand jurors are chosen from each county in violation of the statutes passed by the Tennessee General Assembly.
Fitzpatrick stated that he never received notice of the trial date which the judge held up with a preparation date of May 7, 2012.
Fitzpatrick wore his Navy dress uniform to both the May 4 court date and today’s. The prosecution delivered a motion to Fitzpatrick on May 30, 2012 asking the judge to preclude Fitzpatrick from wearing the uniform if a trial were to be held. Unbeknownst to Fitzpatrick at the time, a trial had already been scheduled.
When Fitzpatrick raised objections to the violations of Tennessee Code Annotated and advised the judge of the items of which the law the required the judge to take judicial notice, Kurtz reportedly refused and said, “No, we’re past that; let’s move along,” and “This is the way we’ve always done things, and I’ve been a judge for 30 years.”
That would signify that Kurtz took the bench two years before the laws were amended in Tennessee to direct the courts to empanel district grand juries, not county grand juries.
The Post & Email was a topic in the courtroom, and it was clear that Paul D. Rush was angry that we have reported on the judicial and prosecutorial malfeasance in Monroe County and other places in Tennessee. We have been described as lacking in “integrity” and “ethics,” although we have never received a direct complaint from Rush or anyone else in Tennessee claiming that our reporting is false.
The First Amendment charges the press with reporting on government so that the people can know what their elected officials are doing and how their tax dollars are being spent. The loss of a free press has impaired the ability of people in Tennessee to know of the complete corruption of the judiciary in their state.
Fitzpatrick has found evidence that the judges have controlled the courtrooms and grand juries since at least 1947, despite subsequent attempts by the legislature to rein them in.
Racketeering charges can be made on the grounds of obstruction of justice, money laundering, and “obstruction of criminal investigations,” among other things.