“IT WASN’T EVEN CLOSE TO WHAT I SAID”
by Sharon Rondeau
(Oct. 4, 2012) — Darren Huff, who was convicted last October of violating a federal firearms law, was able to place a telephone call to The Post & Email earlier today from the federal correctional facility in Texarkana, TX, where he has been housed since mid-July.
Calls can be made by federal prisoners in 15-minute increments at the cost of $3.25, far less than calls from local jails, as was the case with Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III while he was incarcerated in the Monroe County, TN jail.
The last time we spoke with Darren Huff was on October 22 while his trial was taking place. The following Monday, Huff was convicted on one count and taken immediately to a temporary jail.
Huff had videotaped the citizen’s arrest carried out by Fitzpatrick on the acting grand jury foreman, Gary Pettway, on April 1, 2010, in Madisonville, TN. Fitzpatrick had claimed that Pettway had been serving illegally and was guilty of two felonies, one of which was over-serving his term of office and thereby compromising the grand jury. Prior to attempting the citizen’s arrest, Fitzpatrick and Huff had contacted local law enforcement authorities and alerted them to state statutes which prohibited a jury member from serving multiple terms. Judges throughout Tennessee sometimes say that the foreman is a juror and at other times, insist that the foreman’s position is a unique one outside of the regular grand jury members.
Federal grand juries convene and a foreman is chosen, but he or she is dismissed when the grand jury’s term concludes. In Tennessee, foremen serve multiple terms, sometimes for decades, in essence making them employees of the state and beholden to the judges they “serve.”
The grand jury was identified in the Fifth Amendment as a buffer between the government and the accused. Since Huff’s incarceration, formal allegations have been brought against several prosecutors in the Tenth Judicial District, which includes Madisonville, and several Tennessee Highway Patrolmen, some of whom testified at Huff’s trial.
Corruption in Monroe County has been proven to be rampant and institutionalized. A federal lawsuit has recently been filed against prosecutors in the Tenth Judicial District stemming from a $50 traffic ticket and subsequent retaliation by members of the Tennessee Highway Patrol. To date, despite numerous correspondences, Governor Bill Haslam has declined to take any action on judicial, prosecutorial, and law enforcement corruption in his state.
Judges in the state of Tennessee declare their own laws despite statutes passed by the legislature still in effect.
Huff claims that those who testified either lied or misrepresented the events of April 20, 2010, which was the day of an assignment hearing for Fitzpatrick following the citizen’s arrest on April 1. Huff had traveled from his home in Georgia to Madisonville but was stopped for 90 minutes before reaching the courthouse. Huff has stated that although he had two firearms with him, he did not intend to use them, but rather, to attend Fitzpatrick’s hearing. Neither Huff nor other observers were allowed to enter the courthouse that day, being turned away by armed guards. There was an extraordinary police presence consisting of FBI, TBI, local police, SWAT teams, sniper teams, and county sheriff’s deputies from six surrounding counties that day because of a “threat” which had allegedly been made by William L. Bryan that there was a plan to “take over the courthouse,” a claim which Huff denies in a detailed Statement of Facts sent to The Post & Email.
William L. Bryan has identified himself as “PJ Foggy,” an Obama supporter who appears to also be an operative for the regime. A recent response from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Information Practices denied The Post & Email’s FOIA request for documentation of the events of April 20, 2010, when a massive deployment of law enforcement officers patrolled the streets of Madisonville after Bryan’s alleged warning, citing “privacy” reasons.
Huff was arrested ten days later on April 30, 2010 and held for three days without charges, about which he said the first judge he saw “was mad.”
Since his trial almost one year ago, Huff has been attempting to obtain a copy of the transcript. Earlier this week, he received a transcript from the first day of the trial only, which was October 18, 2011.
“I’m going to have to write another Statement of Facts just on that one document,” Huff told us today. The transcript contains the testimony of Gary Pettway, who reportedly was asked during the trial by Huff’s defense attorney, “Did anyone act angry on April 1?” to which Pettway reportedly replied, “Walter Fitzpatrick looked angry.” Huff stated that he will send a copy of the transcript to us within the next few days.
Another witness, Mike Hall, formerly of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, was named by The Chattanooga Times Free Press as having engaged in questionable conduct, possibly due to his involvement with illegal drugs while on the job. Huff confirmed to The Post & Email that he was never interviewed by Barton Gellman, who wrote an article in TIME Magazine which labeled Fitzpatrick and him “militia extremists,” misrepresenting key aspects of the citizen’s arrest.
Huff stated that Shane Longmire, a branch manager at Huff’s local bank in Georgia at thte time, “messed up on the witness stand” when he was asked what Huff had allegedly told him about his plans to travel to Madisonville on April 20. “He said that I said I was going to ‘take back over the city,’ which was not even close to what I said,” Huff told us.
Huff has an appeals attorney assigned to him but has identified him as “a coward.”
The most surprising part of the conversation was that the Power Point presentation labeling him as a “Sovereign Citizen” mailed to him recently was not allowed into his possession. Although no violence transpired on April 20, Huff and Fitzpatrick have been identified as “domestic terrorists” in a training program utilized throughout Tennessee and the nation which also mentions “the Post and Email” on Slide 29. The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security has refused to release any information on the program, despite its mention of our company name, albeit incorrectly stated.
Huff stated that the reason he was given for the mail being denied him was that “a federal inmate would be receiving training materials” about domestic terrorism. When Huff pointed out that the documentation could assist in his appeal, he was told, “DC says that you can’t have it.” The packet of information was reportedly returned to its source.
In previous written correspondence, Huff stated that he has access to an outdoor exercise area and instruction in many areas of study. He has begun studying Spanish and has met and spoken with Keith Judd, a plaintiff in one of Atty. Orly Taitz’s cases challenging Obama’s eligibility to run for president. Judd had had his name placed on the ballot in West Virginia during the primary and won 41% of the vote as an unknown. Huff wonders why, as a reported “militia extremist,” he was placed in a minimum-security facility where there are “no cell doors.”
Obama appointee William C. Killian, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, erroneously reported that Huff had intended to issue a citizen’s arrest warrant for “President Obama” when the assignment hearing had nothing to do with Obama.
Since Fitzpatrick first filed a treason complaint against Obama on March 17, 2009, others have accused Obama of committing treason against the United States, including actor Peter Fonda. Sen. Lindsey Graham recently told National Review Online in an interview that Obama “is guilty of a mini-coup” by telling a defense contractor to violate the WARN Act so that layoff slips would not be issued prior to the November 6 presidential election, which Obama may hope to win “by any means necessary.”
Obama has involved the U.S. military in Libya without congressional approval; deployed U.S. troops domestically in violation of the Posse Comitatus Act; failed to protect our diplomats overseas; served on the United Nations Security Council in violation of Article I, Section 9, clause 8 of the U.S. Constitution; presided over the murder of a Border Patrol agent with guns “walked” to Mexican criminals, then hidden the documentation; and allowed a distinguished military flight physician to be jailed at Ft. Leavenworth for questioning his constitutional eligibility to serve, a question which has never been answered as he seeks a second term.
Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution states that the president can be removed from office for treason.
Darren Huff can receive mail at:
Darren W. Huff
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 7000
Texarkana, TX 75505-7000
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.