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by Sharon Rondeau

How deep is the criminality in Monroe County, TN government?

(Jan. 10, 2014) — On November 8, 2013, Judy Walton of The Chattanooga Times Free Press reported that Wallace “Boonie” Stokes incriminated himself in the murder of Monroe County Republican Elections Commissioner Jim Miller, who was killed on July 17, 2010 by gunfire, burned, and found in the trunk of his car near the home of one Brandon Steele.

On August 16, 2012, The Times Free Press reported that a woman arrested in connection with the murder “believed members of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department were involved in Miller’s death and specifically mentioned Detective Mike Morgan and Sheriff Bill Bivens.”

In March 2011, Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III told four Knoxville FBI agents that Boonie Stokes, Brandon Steele and several Monroe County public officials were involved in the murder.  He had been in possession of the information since late 2010 but had to obtain permission from the Monroe County jail inmate who had imparted it to release it.

Morgan was one of four officers who beat and tasered Fitzpatrick in October 2010 at his home, nearly tearing his left ear.  Morgan has since reportedly disappeared from the area.

Fitzpatrick has long said that Miller’s murder was “a government hit,” and on Thursday reiterated to The Post & Email that Bivens, Morgan, District Attorney General R. Steven Bebb, Assistant District Attorney General Jim Stutts, Judge Amy Reedy, and Judge Carroll Lee Ross have a positive connection to it.  Fitzpatrick believes that the group paid Stokes and Steele to murder Miller.

Powers was convicted of “facilitating” the crime in various ways.  Early in 2011, however, she reportedly told a fellow jail inmate that she did not commit the murder but knew who the perpetrators were.  As reported by Walton, Powers named Brandon Steele and Boonie Stokes as Miller’s killer.

Steele and Stokes were facing charges for other crimes at the time that Powers told Miller’s widow in court that she did not kill him.  Walton quoted TBI officials as having said that charges could be filed against them for the murder of Miller.

Judge Walter C. Kurtz, who denied Fitzpatrick’s attorney the opportunity to present a defense during a trial in December 2012, presided over Kennedy’s trial.

During the trial, Stutts told the jury to “give her justice,” calling Powers “a violent person,” although Powers again named Steele and Stokes as the murderers.

In April 2012, prior to Powers’ trial, Fitzpatrick told The Post & Email that Stutts “created a fiction” in prosecuting her for the crime as he allegedly had in the prosecution and conviction of Michael Ellington in an unrelated murder.

Fitzpatrick has been told that he could “be the next Jim Miller” as a result of his work to expose systemic corruption in East Tennessee.

Kennedy was sentenced in October 2012 to 22 years in prison but has filed an appeal through her attorney, John Eldridge.

In November, Stokes claimed that spending time in federal prison on the drug charges brought against him “is better than the death penalty” in an apparent reference to the Miller murder.  Steele and Stokes have both been sentenced to lengthy federal prison terms for “conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamines.”

Fitzpatrick believes that a “deal” was made between Bebb and certain FBI agents to ensure that Steele and Stokes do not have the opportunity to testify about Miller’s murder so that government involvement in the crime will not become public.  On Thursday, Fitzpatrick told The Post & Email:

Should Stokes and Steele face a death penalty conviction, both men would give up the game regarding the behind the scenes workings of the government plot against Miller.

Why would the feds want to protect the known murderers?

Same reason as Bebb.

It was a number of FBI agents working with Bebb who concocted and carried off “The MADISONVILLE HOAX.”

It’s my understanding, reported many times over to many other including the FBI, that Miller learned about The MADISONVILLE HOAX, knew of additional government corruption, and was taken out to insure Miller’s silence and to send a message into the rest of the community to shut up.

Miller was murdered in one location, thrown into the trunk of his Crown Victoria car, driven to another very public location whereupon the car, with Miller in it, was set ablaze.

The feds are interested in keeping Stokes and Steele off the stand for fear that the federal/state cooperation in the execution of The MADISONVILLE HOAX might emerge.

The “Madisonville Hoax” refers to the massive deployment of local and state police, TBI and FBI agents, and a SWAT team in Madisonville, TN on April 20, 2010, when Fitzpatrick attended a scheduled court hearing after having been charged with intimidating a juror, riot, and disrupting a public meeting, among other charges, after he attempted to conduct a citizen’s arrest on April 1 of the Monroe County grand jury foreman for over-serving his term.

Both grand juries and trial juries in Monroe County, TN and the Tenth Judicial District have been proven to be “rigged” and strongly influenced by prosecutors and judges.  Grand jury foremen have been characterized both as county employees and jurors, who are selected differently.  One of the charges brought against Huff and Fitzpatrick was “intimidating a juror,” referring to Gary Pettway, the grand jury foreman.  In a brief written by Tennessee’s Deputy Attorney General, Criminal Justice Division Kyle Hixson, the state contends that the grand jury foreman is not a juror and never has been.

Several members of a pro-Obama group, The Fogbow, had admitted in their forum to contacting then-Madisonville Mayor Allan Watson and falsely reporting that Fitzpatrick and Darren Huff planned to “take over the courthouse.”  Neither Fitzpatrick nor any of the attendees that day had planned to do anything other than to observe the hearing, which was expected to be brief.

No one was prosecuted for the false reports, and neither Fitzpatrick nor Huff was accused of having made them.

Most who traveled to Madisonville that day were not allowed in to the courthouse, and some, including Huff, instead went to the restaurant across the street.  According to eyewitness William Looman, he and Huff purchased food which they offered to local law enforcers positioned on the streets, which was refused.

Local media reported that April 20, 2010 was uneventful and that the additional law enforcement could have been an “over reaction” [sic].

Regarding Miller’s murderers, Fitzptrick told us, “The names were available in 2010, and the guy who had the names was Richard Crawley.  He and other prisoners who I was in jail with confirmed that Ricky Helton, Boonie Stokes and Brandon Steele were bragging openly about murdering Jim Miller.  Because when I got out, Rick Crawley asked me to reach out to FBI and a U.S. Marshal named Becky Gamble, who he trusted. Rick Crawley was prepared to come forward in 2010 and divulge the names, as were other prisoners. The U.S. Marshals’ office walked away from it, as did the FBI.

“This information came to me unsolicited.

“Months passed, and I heard from Rick Crawley’s father, who was speaking on behalf of his son, and he said, “You have my permission and my son’s permission to give this information out, which occurred on March 4, 2011 with FBI Special Agent James E. Bentley.

“I told Bentley that the information caused my life to be at risk and that “bad things were going to happen if you don’t step in.”  Because of the comment I made to Bentley, I received a phone call the next day from FBI Special Agent Mike Harrell the next day or the day after that.  Harrell was one of the members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force, and he asked me to come in and meet with them.  On March 10, I met with Andy Corbett, J.C. Parrott, and Mike Harrell.  That was the day that they laughed at me when I said that the juries had been taken over. One of them said, ‘Where have you been?'”

The Post & Email asked Fitzpatrick if the FBI agents were seeking information on Miller’s murder, to which he responded, “No.  They called me in because they thought I was a domestic terrorist, sovereign-citizen kind of guy.  In October, TIME Magazine said that Darren and I were ‘sovereign citizens,’ and all the time, the state of Tennessee was working with the federal government to keep all of this covered up.  Now the state has let the cat out of the bag that the grand jury foremen have not been jurors since Moby Dick was a minnow, which is a long time.”

Bivens and Bebb both testified at Huff’s trial in October 2011 and have themselves been accused of criminal misconduct by Fitzpatrick and others.

On October 6, 2010, The Chattanooga Times Free Press reported that “Huff and more than a dozen other individuals with openly displayed and concealed firearms outside the courthouse.”  That report has been refuted by numerous eyewitnesses, and neither the media in attendance on April 20 nor the FBI has ever produced photos of the individuals allegedly carrying guns.  Eyewitnesses have provided sworn affidavits that no one was armed in Madisonville that day other than law enforcement officers.

Despite a faulty affidavit provided by FBI Special Agent Mark van Balen, Huff was convicted of attempting to use firearms to create a civil disturbance and sentenced to four years in federal prison following his trip to Madisonville.  An appeals hearing is scheduled in his case for January 30.

The FBI has proudly stated that it “prevented” Huff from “righting all the injustices” in Monroe County, TN and that “his case is monumental to the FBI because it will set precedent for case law in future domestic terrorism cases throughout the United States.”

Since 2009, the Obama regime has labeled members of the Tea Party, homeschooling advocates, veterans, “conservatives,” Bible believers, and others “right-wing extremists” and “potential domestic terrorists” then developed law enforcement training programs on “sovereign citizens,” including one in Tennessee which assigned that term to Huff and Fitzpatrick.


Update, January 11, 2014:  The following two videos about the Fitzpatrick and Huff cases were produced by skilled volunteers in 2012 and are still relevant today (h/t GW):

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