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by Sharon Rondeau

The Monroe County courthouse was the location of a massive deployment of local, county, state and federal law enforcement officers on April 20, 2010 despite no reports of attempted violence or violations of the law on the part of citizens.

(Dec. 20, 2012) — LCDR Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III (Ret.), who has been exposing corruption in Tennessee’s Tenth Judicial District of Tennessee for than three years, has reported that “the events that took place on the 20 April 2010 were, without any question, a false flag event.”

Fitzpatrick was referring to the large law enforcement presence in the small town of Madisonville located in Monroe County, TN, where an arraignment hearing was held for him on April 20, 2010 after he performed a citizen’s arrest on the acting grand jury foreman on April 1, 2010 which resulted in his own arrest.

On March 17, 2009, Fitzpatrick filed a complaint of treason against Barack Hussein Obama for allowing U.S. Army troops to deploy as law enforcers into the small town of Samson, AL following a shooting in violation of the Posse Comitatus Act.  Fitzpatrick has renewed the complaint on several occasions, the most recent of which was November 8, 2012.

An affidavit from FBI Special Agent Mark van Balen contended that “several individuals” were armed in Madisonville that day, but not one has ever been identified or arrested other than Darren Wesley Huff, who was arrested ten days after the hearing on two federal firearms charges based on an obscure law from the 1960s which had never been prosecuted.  The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee has issued false claims that Huff had been intending to issue “citizens arrest warrants” on April 20, including for Obama.  Fitzpatrick has stated that the hearing had been expected to last “five minutes” and that there was no coordination or plan to “take over” anything.  “President Obama” was neither a topic nor concern for that hearing, and Huff had told The Post & Email in an interview in 2010 that Obama “was not my issue.”

Both Huff and Fitzpatrick are veterans of the U.S. Navy.  TIME Magazine has depicted both as “sovereign citizens” and “extremists” without having interviewed either of them.  TIME has just named Barack Obama as “Person of the Year” for 2012 despite allegations of fraud, forgery, using a stolen Social Security number, treason, election fraud, and abuse of power by a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.

The existence of the “Sovereign Citizen” program was broken by The Post & Email in April of this year and was funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance.  The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) denies possessing any documentation on the program, but the Tennessee Department of Safety has admitted to having roughly 1,400 pages of documentation which it could make available to us at a cost of more than $700.

On several occasions, The Post & Email has interviewed Huff, who claims that he was misquoted by the government’s witnesses at his trial and that they committed perjury.  Three such witnesses for the prosecution are reportedly under investigation by the Tennessee Attorney General, although no progress report or statement has been issued since the investigation was announced at the end of August.

At a court hearing for Fitzpatrick on December 3 in an unrelated case, the same prosecutor’s office raised the issue of Fitzpatrick’s March 17, 2009 treason complaint lodged against Barack Hussein Obama, although that was not the subject of the trial.  Fitzpatrick’s attorney, Van Irion, was not permitted by Judge Walter C. Kurtz to present either of two defenses he had prepared on behalf of his client.  It took the jury 7-8 minutes to deliberate and convict Fitzpatrick for removing government documents from the courthouse on December 7, 2011.  The sentence of 11 months and 29 days in jail was suspended pending appeal.

In a previous hearing on the case, Kurtz had admitted that the charging documents had been signed without the proper authority, and on December 3, information emerged indicating that the clerk who signed them is no longer working at the Monroe County courthouse.  When asked to elaborate, former Criminal Court Clerk Bruce Arp pleaded the Fifth Amendment, which also mandates a properly-empaneled grand jury to review evidence against a defendant before he or she can be charged with a crime.  Fitzpatrick has demonstrated jury-rigging in the Tenth Judicial District, and a lengthy series published by The Chattanooga Times Free Press in August referenced allegations of undue influence of district prosecutors on grand jury members.

While the FBI and U.S. Attorney proclaimed that Huff was a “militia extremist,” Huff was placed in a low-security prison, where he remains today.  A report in the American Free Press states that “Huff had faced a brutal onslaught by the national news media for 18 months and portrayed as a “gun nut” by reporters who typically took their story from government documents and spokesmen without ever interviewing the defendant. Nearly every publication carrying the story said he had traveled from Georgia to Tennessee to “take over the courthouse.” Huff and other defense witnesses called this allegation “ridiculous,” and their testimony from the witness stand seemed to show that it was more likely that government prosecutors had created a “thought crime” from words Huff may or may not have spoken.”

“It was a government setup,” Fitzpatrick said, “It was the same type of setup used to take guns away from people.  What happened on the 20th was part of a very complex and specific attempt on the part of the FBI to take guns away from us.”  On November 17, 2011, while incarcerated in the Monroe County jail, Fitzpatrick had had a conversation with Capt. Pat Wilson during which he asked Wilson where the government gleaned information that a “courthouse takeover” had been planned for April 20, to which Wilson replied, “From The Jaghunter and The Post & Email.”  However, one need only search the archives of The Jaghunter and The Post & Email for any reference to such a plot to prove that nothing of the kind had been published or referenced.

Dr. Jerome Corsi of WorldNetDaily reported in June 2011 that one William L. Bryan had claimed responsibility for contacting the FBI to warn them about the alleged “courthouse takeover” plot, although Huff and Fitzpatrick have stated that there was no plot and no coordination.  Fitzpatrick has stated that he did not know who might have been planning to attend and that he saw no one was armed that day.

An affidavit filed by Special Agent Mark van Balen in Huff’s case asserted that “On April 20, 2010, your Affiant was present in a Command Post in Madisonville, TN, where he was informed by law enforcement officers who were reporting that HUFF and several individuals were in the possession of openly displayed and concealed firearms…”

Van Balen’s statement does not indicate that he himself saw any weapons, but it was used to bring charges against Huff.

At the end of September, Fitzpatrick reached FBI Special Agent Sandra Bungo in the Washington, DC office and asked her to investigate the conduct of the FBI in its handling of the events in Madisonville on April 20, 2010.  In his first formal communication, Fitzpatrick wrote:

To Supervisory Special Agent Sharon Bungo: Investigations Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI),

I stand against government corruption.

When I find outlawry in government I report it to appropriate authority.

This is a function of my training.

This is a function of my experience growing up.

I bring to your attention two episodes where I’ve reported the criminal adventures of government employees to the attention of the FBI.

The FBI is vested with authority to act in both.

FBI special agents widespread throughout your chain of authority ignore my reports that are clearly actionable. More sinisterly FBI employees join in that very criminal mischief brought to their attention.

FBI complicity in that criminal industry manifests itself in a number of ways.

All that said, I’ll try once more.

As a first order of business is to see to the immediate release of Mr. Darren Wesley Huff from federal prison. Mr. Huff is an innocent man!

As a second order of business steps are to be taken to cause my appearance before a federal grand jury.

Next: To do your job no matter what it takes, no matter what consequences–political and criminal–that agencies and government employees must face.

Two executive briefs follow.

Fair winds, following seas,
Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III
United States Navy Retired – Surface warfare/Qualified for command-at-sea – Naval parachutist – Meritorious Service Medal
Distinguished Military Graduate
United States Naval Academy at Annapolis Class of 1975
Eagle Scout 1969

Fitzpatrick’s first executive brief, sent on October 2, 2012 to Bungo, reads:

Special Agent Bungo,


A group of ordinary Americans gathered in peacefully assembly on Tuesday, 20 April 2010 in the small community of Madisonville, Tennessee to take a stand against massive, institutionalized government corruption.

That group of approximately 30 people gathered in a preliminary and peaceful effort to regain control of an out of control local government.

Since April 2010, and only in recent days, has the criminal conduct reported by Citizens two years ago found its way onto the front pages, above the fold, book length reportage of regional newspapers two years later.

But back in the day, a fawning press facilitated what’s now discovered as a relentless FBI counterattack in alliance with the FBI’s local “law enforcement partners.” (Link #1) (Link #2) (Link #3)

The FBI’s Scott Johnson masterminded a disinformation operation (DISOP) the mission of which was to annihilate public oversight attempting to hold government racketeers criminally accountable.

A collateral mission was to codify a process for future use to strike down any anticipated public efforts exercising legal and peaceful means to hold government racketeers accountable regarding their criminal business.

Mr. Darren Wesley Huff sits in a federal prison today—an innocent man—simply because he stood tall against careerist government criminals.

FBI officials, in concert with their “partners in crime” with a complicit press described the small gathering in Madisonville in April 2010 as an extremist militia group, domestic terrorists, loose-knit, but well coordinated and mostly personally armed with guns.

According to FBI agents, this little group of ordinary folks had come to Madisonville as part of a “plot” of “extreme domestic terrorists” to take over the city and the Courthouse(s). (Link #1) (Link #2) (Link #3)

According to the FBI and federal attorneys the “plot” was driven by “extreme political beliefs.”

I was there that day.

I wasn’t carrying a gun.

Folks who drove to Madisonville that Tuesday morning came to attend my court hearing.

No one who came in support was carrying a gun as they stood in the rain.

I met and spoke with most of the people who were there in support for the first time that day.

And that’s how they peacefully gathered, met and spoke with each other.

There was no “plot.”

There was no planning.

There were no “domestic terrorists.”

There were no “extreme militiamen.”

I took down their names so I could later express my gratitude for their support.


One home-schooling Mom drove from out-of-state with four children to attend my hearing as a civics lesson. (Link)

And the only thing ordinary people—my supporters—were carrying that day was their umbrellas.

Law enforcement officials were the only personnel walking, flying, and driving around Madisonville carrying guns.

The case against Mr. Darren Huff is the product of synchronized perjury of federal attorneys William C. Killian, Jeffrey Theodore and William Mackie, with FBI agents Mark A. Van Balen, Scott Johnson, and local law enforcement officers Mike Hall, Bill Bivens, Donald Williams, and Robert Steven Bebb.

Bebb, Williams, Hall and Bivens are all publicly accused as criminals in those regional news reports mentioned above.

A more complete report follows later in this week.

Fair winds, following seas,


Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III

United States Navy Retired

On December 19, Bungo contacted Fitzpatrick to advise him that her unit would not be opening an investigation:

Mr. Fitzpatrick,

We sent a letter to you, I believe late last week, advising that after our review of information you provided, we will not initiate an internal inquiry.  Regarding the information concerning your court martial in 1990, that matter is not within our jurisdiction and is more appropriately handled through the JAG.  Regarding the matter concerning Darren Huff, we reviewed information in our possession and did not find misconduct on the part of our agents.  However,  you are free to further pursue this matter via judicial channels.  Sandy

“What they didn’t bank on was me collecting the names of people who were here that day,” Fitzpatrick said.  “If the FBI, working with local and state officials, thought that they were under some kind of an attack that day, anyone carrying a weapon would have been confronted.  And nobody was, nobody.  Everything they said happened that day cannot be proven.  They did not approach anybody that day.  There was a news crew from WBIR on the ground that day.  The government, working with state officials, made all of this up, every single last bit of it, and they were working with people such as Robert Steve Bebb to testify in court against an innocent man named Darren Huff saying that there was some kind of a plot to bring violence into Madisonville that day and overthrow the government to some degree or another.  The FBI is standing by its sworn statement, which we now have in writing from Special Agent Sandra Bungo.”

Bungo’s letter has been received by Fitzpatrick and can be read here:  FBI SA BUNGO LTR dated 11 Dec

After filing a FOIA request in March of this year, The Post & Email was told that there were no documents responsive to our request.  After filing an appeal, we were told that the FBI had denied our request for records based on “privacy concerns,” although the FBI had never stated that.  The FOIA request is now in a second appeal process handled by the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS).

Fitzpatrick’s list of people who went to Madisonville that day includes 30 people, one of whom is now deceased.  The Post & Email contacted everyone on Fitzpatrick’s list about what they saw, and to date the responses are as follows:

I was at the annex with the folks that were with Walt.  I saw no open carry.  Others saw the LEO sniper overlooking the annex.  I assume that there were probably folks carrying concealed.  That is very common in this part of the country.  I was not and did not know of anyone who was.

The Post & Email contacted a second eyewitness to ask:

I’m writing a report on the events of April 20, 2010 in Madisonville.  Do you recall anyone carrying a firearm around the courthouse that day?

Thank you.

to which he responded:

In a word, no!  There was no talk of guns except for that idiot from GA (Huff) and his were secured in his truck.  I told the people who were going to show up with me (and made sure of my own pockets and vehicle) that they were to be absolutely positive to have nothing in their cars or on their persons that could be construed as a weapon of any shape, size or description…..not even a paperclip!  We were amazed at the police presence and the fact that XXXXX had an M16 rifle pointed in her direction while her purse was searched at the old Courthouse where we went by mistake.  I also spotted a sniper in a stone walled house in an upstairs window that I remarked upon.

All of that would have been amusing except that if the cops were acting that nuts, somebody could get shot by some idiot rookie cop or one of the Sheriff’s hit squad (that’s a whole other story). 

When I read on your blog what had been written about the event by the other side, I was astounded as to what an incredible fantasy those morons had cooked up…..actually, it was a genius smear job on everyone there that had no basis in any reality at all.

A third eyewitness had told The Post & Email previously that he saw no “weapons brandished.”

In response to the question:

I understand that all of you were in attendance at the arraignment hearing for Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III in Madisonville on the above date.  Does any of you recall seeing anyone carrying a firearm around the courthouse or its environs that day?

another eyewitness wrote:

You’ve got to be kidding, right? Everyone from police to the TBI and FBI were packing. Assault rifles were on display in front of the building he was to be arraigned in and at the steps of the regular Court House. On the roof or in the air, everyone on their side was armed to the teeth as if expecting a riotous rebellion.

The Post & Email then asked “Did you see any attendees carrying?” to which he replied, “No, I did not.”

A fourth eyewitness said, “just law enforcement.”

“Nobody had a gun that day,” Fitzpatrick told us.  “They’ve made all of this up.  And then there are the events in Connecticut…There are too many missing pieces. They’ve already done this once in Madisonville, and it was only by the grace of God that people didn’t die that day at the hands of the government.”

Immediately following the December 14 massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, Obama, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and members of Congress began to discuss the introduction of gun control legislation.  According to news reports, the shooter used firearms legally registered to his mother.

It has also been theorized by Rep. Darrell Issa that the ill-conceived and failed Fast & Furious gunwalking program had been designed to turn Americans’ sentiments against firearms ownership and the Second Amendment, something which the mainstream media have ridiculed in Saul Alinsky style.

“They’re trying to set up situations where they can take away the guns of this country,” Fitzpatrick said.

There have been several mass killings since Obama has been in the White House, including the Oregon mall shooting; the Newtown, CT school shooting; Ft. Hood attack by an Islamic U.S. Army member; at a Sikh temple, the Empire State Building, and at a movie theater in Colorado where firearms were prohibited.

On December 19, Obama announced that he will assemble a “Gun Violence Task Force” in an effort to “steadily reduce the violence.”

Some states are considering, and some areas allowing, trained teachers and other personnel to carry a weapon for their protection and that of the children in their charge.

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