MORE THAN TWO YEARS IN PRISON FROM GOVERNMENT LIES
by Sharon Rondeau
The court’s schedule of oral argument which includes January 30 will be posted on the 13th.
Huff was sentenced in May 2012 to four years in federal prison for what could be considered a “thought crime,” a term introduced in George Orwell’s novel 1984, in which supreme government power punished individuals for thoughts of anger, resentment, protest or disobedience against its figurehead, “Big Brother,” even if such actions were never carried out.
On April 20, 2010, Huff traveled to Madisonville, TN, the county seat of Monroe County, to attend a court hearing for CDR Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III (Ret.), who on April 1 had attempted to carry out a citizen’s arrest on Gary Pettway, the Monroe County grand jury foreman. Pettway did not acquiesce to Fitzpatrick’s demand that he turn himself in to authorities, and Judge Carroll Lee Ross directed sheriff’s deputies to arrest Fitzpatrick instead.
Fitzpatrick had uncovered deep corruption within the Monroe County Criminal Court after discovering that Pettway had been serving in his position for at least 20 years, later confirmed as 28 years. Huff was present at the citizen’s arrest and also charged with several crimes by the county, eventually pleading “no contest.”
While the county claimed in indictments issued against both Huff and Fitzpatrick that Pettway was “a juror,” Tennessee Deputy Attorney General Kyle Hixson now claims that the foreman is not, and has never been, a juror in a discrepancy which has not been reconciled.
Huff had been stopped and questioned on his way to Madisonville by Tennessee Highway Patrolmen and, upon their suggestion, locked his legally-owned firearms in the toolbox attached to the back of his pickup truck before proceeding into town, a fact confirmed by the Knoxville News Sentinel.
Like many others, Huff was not permitted to enter the courthouse to observe the hearing and therefore patronized a restaurant across the street with an acquaintance, former Marine Sgt. William Looman, who spent the rest of the day with Huff before parting company that evening to return home.
Monroe County officials made no arrests, despite the presence of between 100 and 200 local, state and federal law enforcers, including a SWAT team and bomb-sniffing dogs, all of which turned out to be unnecessary.
Ten days later, without provocation, Huff was arrested by federal authorities while driving through Knoxville, TN and charged with “carrying a firearm in interstate commerce with the intent to use it in a civil disorder” and a second firearms charge.
Of Huff’s arrest, News Sentinel reporter Jamie Satterfield wrote:
As it turned out, Fitzpatrick’s supporters were outnumbered by law enforcement. They spent the day largely holed up at a Madisonville diner, where Huff gave a speech. He wasn’t the only citizen armed that day, but he was the only one captured on law enforcement video bragging about the weaponry, including an AK-47 assault rifle, he had in his truck and the only person charged federally.
An affidavit provided by Looman stated that Huff was not armed while in Madisonville, as his arms remained locked in the toolbox. In response to Satterfield’s report, an eyewitness present in Madisonville that day told her, “We stood outside the actual venue, which was the court house annex (trailer), speaking with Fitzpatrick, and the LEO, in the rain. The cross section of people was old veterans, a family from Arkansas and other miscellaneous unarmed and non-violent citizens. The only weapons in evidence were the SWAT team snipers on the roof tops overlooking the trailer (courtroom).”
Satterfield quoted prosecutor Will Mackie as having said, “It is clear there was a substantial likelihood that the use of (guns) would have substantially increased the likelihood of death or injury in the circumstances of this case.” Another mainstream publication reported that “Huff and others were involved in the takeover in support of a local activist’s earlier unsuccessful attempt to arrest the Monroe County grand jury foreman, also over Obama’s citizenship,” quoting Mackie. However, no “others” were identified or arrested at any time.
The same eyewitness also told Satterfield, “No one who stood outside the [courthouse] trailer was put on the stand to testify that there was no riot or intent for one.”
The Southern Povery Law Center (SPLC), which acts as an adviser to the Obama regime, erroneously reported that Fitzpatrick was “a leader of the far-right American Grand Jury movement” and conducted the citizen’s arrest in that capacity and that Huff had planned “an armed takeover” of the Monroe County courthouse for April 20.
Ideological supporters of the Obama regime often quote the SPLC in their forums. One of them, William L. Bryan of The Fogbow, made an apparent admission that he had called in reports to then-Madisonville Mayor Alan Watson that Huff and Fitzpatrick had planned to “take over the courthouse” by violence. Fitzpatrick has confirmed that another Fogbow member sent Monroe County Criminal Court Chief Clerk Martha M. Cook flowers as a gesture of appreciation for her cooperation with the plot to incriminate Huff and Fitzpatrick in the dragnet.
In response to Satterfield’s contention that “Prosecutors Mackie and Jeff Theodore alleged Huff told others he intended an armed takeover of the courthouse and was only thwarted by the massive police presence . . .” the eyewitness told her, “These were the statements of William L. Bryan, AKA, FOGBOW, AKA P. J. Foggy. Bryan never appeared at trial to give testimony or be cross examined.”
The day of Huff’s sentencing, WBIR TV reported that “The attempted takeover never actually materialized,” although mischaracterizing the reason for the attempted citizen’s arrest of Pettway.
In 2011, the state of Tennessee released a training program terming Huff and Fitzpatrick “sovereign citizens,” a term also used by the SPLC. The training program was placed into use the summer prior to Huff’s federal trial in October 2011.
Huff told The Post & Email that he was misquoted in media reports and spoke of “taking back” the grand juries and courts for the people, not “taking them over.”
Tennessee mainstream media reported that the law which Huff was convicted of violating “has never been applied in the federal Eastern District of Tennessee in modern times and, if case law is an indication, rarely, if ever, nationwide in recent history.” The “eight or nine other militia groups” referenced in an affidavit signed by FBI Special Agent Mark Van Balen was a false claim. In the affidavit, Van Balen indicated that he was not an eyewitness to the events in Madisonville, but rather, relied on others’ reports and perceptions.
Over the last several years, Fitzpatrick has contacted numerous eyewitnesses of the April 20 event, some of whom traveled to Madisonville from out of state. A dozen have provided sworn, signed affidavits that no one was seen carrying a gun that day in the vicinity of the courthouse and proof that Huff was not located where the FBI claimed he was on April 20, 2010.
The U.S. Department of Justice refused to release any documentation pertaining to the event, which Fitzpatrick has termed “the Madisonville Hoax,” citing “privacy” concerns.
Fitzpatrick was present at Huff’s trial but not called upon to testify. He has attempted on many occasions to submit exculpatory evidence in Huff’s case to two federal grand juries in Knoxville, but U.S. Attorney William C. Killian and U.S District Court Judge Thomas Varlan, both of whom played a part in Huff’s current incarceration, have denied Fitzpatrick access.
Huff and Fitzpatrick are Navy veterans. Since their cases arose, other military veterans have reported false arrests, intimidation, threats, IRS harassment and incarceration for voicing their opposition to Obama’s policies in moves described as “Orwellian.”
In February 2012, Fitzpatrick learned that his military pension had been garnished by two-thirds without explanation, leaving him without enough funds to meet his daily needs. A member of The Fogbow works as an attorney at the IRS.
On November 22, 2013, The Post & Email received an unsolicited email from an apparent Obama supporter which claimed involvement in the incarcerations of Huff and Fitzpatrick. A second email indicated that the sender and his alleged cohorts would do “anything” to maintain Obama in office.
Contrary to various reports, Huff did not take issue with whether or not Barack Obama is constitutionally eligible to hold the office of president, although a 28-month criminal investigation has concluded that Obama’s long-form birth certificate and Selective Service registration form are “computer-generated forgeries.” Additional “universe-shattering” information pertaining to the investigation, which has broadened beyond Obama’s known documentation, is expected to be released in March.
Public officials who testified at Huff’s trial have since been accused themselves of criminal misconduct, including Tennessee’s Tenth Judicial District chief prosecutor, R. Steven Bebb, who may be removed from his post by the Tennessee General Assembly this session. Ross has announced his retirement in August after a case over which he presided was reversed because Ross had denied the defendant his constitutional right to counsel. Assistant prosecutor Paul D. Rush has been cited for ethics violations by the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility.
Judge Amy Reedy, who was accused by Fitzpatrick of hand-picking jurors in December 2011, will be facing Fitzpatrick’s defense attorney, Van Irion, in the upcoming November election. Several weeks ago, the senior public defender for the Tenth Judicial District, Richard Hughes, provided The Post & Email with an interview.
After Fitzpatrick was vilified in the media for having brought a complaint of treason to the Monroe County grand jury in September 2009 against Obama, many others now question Obama’s motives, leadership, honesty, “transparency,” whether or not he was raised as an American, and have labeled him a traitor against the United States. Various members of Congress have filed lawsuits and threatened impeachment for what they allege are violations of law and the U.S. Constitution, which Obama took an oath to uphold.
A source close to the criminal investigation of Obama’s documents reported in December that “prosecutions are coming.”
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.