AND CONNECTION TO FEDERAL JUDICIARY
by Sharon Rondeau
(Jul. 8, 2014) — A reader of The Post & Email reported on Tuesday that when he called the U.S. House and Senate Judiciary Committees in Washington, DC regarding corruption in the Tennessee courts which intends to deprive CDR Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III (Ret.) of his liberty on August 19 following a show trial in McMinn County, he received a favorable response and an email address to which citizens can submit information.
On March 18, Fitzpatrick had attempted to petition his county grand jury with evidence of public corruption and was arrested while waiting on a bench outside of the court clerk’s office. The month before, then-grand jury foreman Jeffrey Cunningham had threatened to have Fitzpatrick arrested if he were to return to submit another petition to the grand jury, although Tennessee code permits anyone with evidence of a crime to advance it to a grand jury.
Fitzpatrick had taken his evidence to the Athens, TN police chief and spoken with then-Detective Heith Willis for three hours, showing him extensive documentation of his claims.
The First Amendment to the Bill of Rights states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances,” but the media have been prohibited from video-recording the military bases and other locations where illegals are being held before they are flown or bussed to other locations.
Fitzpatrick was charged with aggravated perjury, extortion, harassment and stalking of then-grand jury foreman Jeffrey Cunningham and convicted, without evidence or a police report, on June 24 by a jury allegedly of his “peers.”
The Fifth Amendment provides for a grand jury review of evidence against an accused individual before formal charges can be filed by a government prosecutor. Since 1946, however, grand juries have been commandeered by the government so that they often “rubber-stamp” evidence placed before them by a prosecutor who seeks to bring a case against a person, sometimes out of “vindictive prosecution,” which Fitzpatrick’s attorney, Van Irion, claimed was the case in the matter of Fitzpatrick’s March 18 arrest.
On Monday morning, The Post & Email contacted the House and Senate Judiciary Committee spokespersons, respectively, about Tennessee judicial corruption and its chilling effects on constitutional protections and civil rights. We spoke with Jessica Brady, the media contact for the Senate Judiciary Committee, who said that the Judiciary Committee cannot investigate state court corruption alone but that it could investigate corruption involving federal judges.
In the cases of Fitzpatrick and the closely-related case of Darren Wesley Huff, federal judges are most certainly involved.
A habeas corpus petition filed with the U.S. District Court in Knoxville, TN on January 30, 2012 on Fitzpatrick’s behalf while he was incarcerated in the Monroe County jail was not addressed by federal Judge Leon Jordan until the afternoon of March 18, 2014, shortly after Fitzpatrick’s arrest, when Jordan issued a denial. The petition then mysteriously surfaced at the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, unbeknownst to Fitzpatrick, and about which an Obama supporter, termed an “Obot,” posted information on his blog about the filing of which Fitzpatrick had not yet himself been informed by the court.
In the case of Huff, exculpatory evidence was not presented by his federal public defender, G. Scott Green, nor was the systemic judicial corruption which brought Huff to Madisonville, Monroe County, on April 20, 2010 expounded upon. A “hoax” involving more than 100 federal, state, county and local law enforcers’ deployment to Madisonville that day was initiated by a series of false reports of planned violence naming Huff and Fitzpatrick as the perpetrators.
Such evidence, in addition to email threats received by The Post & Email invoking the names of Fitzpatrick and Huff, has been submitted to the respective congressional committees.
At Huff’s appeals hearing on January 30, 2014, Assistant U.S. Attorney Luke A. McLaurin fabricated the claim that Huff and Fitzpatrick had been exchanging text messages in the alleged planning of a “courthouse takeover,” as Fitzpatrick does not use text-messaging and had no contact with Huff other than a meeting on April 7, 2010, during which he related the circumstances of his court-martial in 1989-1990 which involved forgery and fraud on the part of the U.S. Navy.
Prior to Huff’s sentencing on May 15, 2012, Judge Thomas A. Varlan failed to consider both exculpatory evidence and proof that Huff could not receive a fair trial after his photo and identification as a “Sovereign Citizen” appeared in a law enforcement training program used in Tennessee and perhaps more widely. Several law enforcers with knowledge of the training program during the summer of 2011 testified at Huff’s trial in October of that year.
In 2009, the Obama regime named veterans, home-schoolers, members of religious groups, First and Second Amendment advocates, pro-life organizations, anti-illegal-immigration activists and those focusing on the U.S. Constitution as “Sovereign Citizens” and “potential domestic terrorists.”
On March 17, 2009, Fitzpatrick filed a criminal complaint of treason against Barack Hussein Obama with the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, naming Obama as a “foreign born domestic enemy.” The only response he received was from two Secret Service agents, who visited him at his home several days later to determine whether or not he posed a threat to Obama. The agents determined that he did not, with one of them saying about Obama, “Well, we can’t arrest him, you know.”
While Fitzpatrick was vilified for his stance in declaring Obama an enemy of the United States, others now agree that Obama is a “foreign born domestic enemy.”
In the fall of 2009, after failing to receive a response from federal-level authorities to his complaint, Fitzpatrick decided to file it with his local grand jury. It was then that Fitzpatrick inadvertently discovered Tennessee’s longstanding practice of appointing grand jury foremen, which violates the constitutional provision of an unbiased Fifth Amendment grand jury. With foremen serving for decades at the pleasure of a judge, the grand juries have become arms of the judiciary, often rubber-stamping indictments under pressure or some other influence from prosecutors, judges and members of the law enforcement community.
On April 1, 2010, after exhausting all other options to remove the illegally-serving grand jury foreman, Fitzpatrick attempted a citizen’s arrest, which is legal in Tennessee, but was ordered arrested and jailed by Judge Carroll Ross. Over the next two years, Fitzpatrick was jailed on five other occasions in Monroe County for standing up to the local corruption, during which his health declined significantly and he developed diabetic sores on his feet.
At one point a sheriff’s deputy offered him an early release if he agreed not to speak to the press, including The Post & Email, about the local practices, which Fitzpatrick refused. Media in the Tenth Judicial District, which comprises the counties of McMinn, Monroe, Polk and Bradley, have consistently refused to report on the corruption of the courts, grand juries, and judges.
In regard to his contact with the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, our reader further explained:
I just got off the phone after calling the House & Senate Judiciary Committees as well as the offices of Judge John (Kerry) Blackwood and registering my desire for an immediate Congressional investigation into the Kangaroo Court conducted by Judge Blackwood and Tennessee’s Tenth Judicial District practices that just convicted Walt Fitzpatrick of numerous phony charges (as shown in your prior email below).
Both the House and Senate staffers who answered the phone were more than cordial, asking for further information, which I offered to send them.
The House staffer took my name and email address and I am awaiting their email so I can send this letter (or any other information you are able to share with me) and Sharon, of course, I will share their email address and this information with you and my email list)The Senate staffer gave me an email address to send further information. It is email@example.com. I am requesting that perhaps either you send me more cogent details than I have on Walt’s mistreatment at the hands of this corrupt Judge or please feel free to send it to them on my behalf.
I then called Judge Blackwoods office and the staffer/receptionist said nothing other than ‘thank you for calling’ in a cold/hard tone….but what else would or could she possibly say, in order to keep her job.
The reader concluded his email with:
P.S. The last I knew, the IRS had garnasheed a significant portion of Walt’s navy retirement income…with NO reason given…hence I ask any fellow Patriots to consider contributing to his legal defense fund….for he could certainly use it.
In 2012, after agreeing to represent Fitzpatrick, Irion launched a legal defense fund to cover court expenses. Irion has worked on a pro bono basis for Fitzpatrick and approximately ten days ago, appealed a case from Monroe County to the Tennessee Supreme Court. In that case, Fitzpatrick was convicted of “tampering with government records” after Irion was denied the opportunity to present a defense and the jury deliberated for “five or six minutes.” Irion had intended to present a “necessity” defense, as Fitzpatrick had taken the documents from a room in the lower level of the Monroe County courthouse to provide evidence to the FBI that Judge Amy Reedy had hand-picked jurors in open court on December 7, 2011.
Upon appeal, the Tennessee Attorney General’s office filed a brief stating that the grand jury foreman is not empaneled from a jury pool drawn from the community at large, but rather, is chosen by the criminal court judge and can serve as many terms as the judge desires.
Citizen researcher Linda Jordan also launched a fund at GoFundMe, the proceeds from which will go to Irion and may support further legal actions.
During a pre-trial hearing on June 16, a member of the grand jury testified under oath that she felt “threatened” by Fitzpatrick after Cunningham had provided a “history” to the grand jury on Fitzpatrick when he tried to submit a petition in January. The same grand jurors issued the presentment on March 18 charging Fitzpatrick with the four offenses, with Blackwood disagreeing with Irion’s claim that the grand jury had been prejudiced against his client.
Despite a lack of evidence and Cunningham’s sworn denial of having accused Fitzpatrick of a crime, the jury found Fitzpatrick guilty of “aggravated perjury” and “extortion.”
The significance of the jury’s verdict is that anyone approaching his or her grand jury with evidence of a crime, particularly if it names public officials, can be declared a felon and sent to county jail or state prison.
Another individual who made calls to the Judiciary Committees and to Blackwood’s office wrote, “Loss of Rights, A letter to the sheepeople of America and McMinn county,Tn Do any of you care or Pay attention to whats going on in America? I Doubt you care or even pay mind to your loss of our Rights given to us by God and the constitution. On 6/24/14 a retired Navy Commander was convicted because of lies, No Police Report or evidence and a former Illegal Grand Jury Foreman that lied against Commander Walter Fitzpatrick, Commander Fitzpatricks only so called crime was to try to correct and expose the corruption and to preserve our right to do as the constitution allows us to do, Our right to petition with evidence to a grand jury and to swear to its truth. we no longer have that right that jury must have believed the lies or was intimated some way the first amendment is gone people wake up YOU ARE NO LONGER FREE YOUR SLAVES.”
Fitzpatrick filed a total of seven treason complaints against Obama.
In recent months, many have stated publicly that Obama has committed treason against the United States of America and the American people, whose constitution he swore an oath to protect and uphold. Obama’s identity, history, birthplace and credentials are now in question as a result of a law enforcement investigation which declared more than two years ago that his long-form birth certificate and Selective Service registration form are “computer-generated forgeries.” More startling information is expected to be released this year, presumably about history Obama has kept hidden.
“Freedom Friday” radio show host Carl Gallups stated on a recent broadcast without equivocation that Obama “is a Muslim” with “deep Sunni ties.”
Both retired and active Border Patrol agents have stated publicly that the Obama regime has “orchestrated” the opening of the southern border with Mexico. A solicitation for agencies to transport “unaccompanied alien children” published in January appears to demonstrate that the tens of thousands of illegals who have crossed the border since last fall, with an increase in numbers in May and June, were anticipated. Border security expert Andy Ramirez stated that the arrival of vast numbers of unaccompanied alien children and adults required coordination among governments, presumably in Central America, Mexico and the U.S.
Some of the illegal aliens have been found to have communicable diseases, and health care workers hired at taxpayer expense to provide medical screenings and treatment have been threatened if they were to speak to the media.
The Obama regime’s admission of illegals, spread of scabies and other illnesses to Border Patrol agents and their families, and forced distribution of illegal aliens to cities and towns all over the country has many Americans outraged. Last month, Fox News commentator Judge Andrew Napolitano stated that Obama “personally and directly caused this with a telephone and a pen.”
At the end of March, mainstream media reported that 68,000 illegal aliens with criminal records were released to the general population instead of being deported.
In 2008, Obama had promised to “fundamentally transform the United States of America.” Today, much of the middle class has been reduced to near-poverty; hundreds of thousands of people have lost their homes to foreclosure; businesses have contracted and laid off workers because of the cost of Obamacare, Obama’s unpopular health care “law;” the economy has constricted; 92,000,000 able-bodied Americans are out of work; and crime in large cities such as Chicago has exploded.
Obama has now been accused of treason by many, including Col. Field McConnell (Ret.), who hosts the Abel Danger radio show and has filed a civil lawsuit against Obama which is pending in the state of North Dakota. The Post & Email was a guest on Abel Danger on Monday and will rejoin McConnell and co-host David Hawkins on Wednesday, July 9 to discuss the ramifications of the jury’s decision in the Fitzpatrick case.
Fitzpatrick’s alleged accuser, who later denied having made any accusations against him, stated in court testimony that Fitzpatrick’s statements in the documents he had attempted to submit to the grand jury were truthful, but Fitzpatrick was convicted of aggravated perjury. With no evidence to support the charges, how did the jury reach its verdict?
Of Fitzpatrick’s conviction on trumped-up charges, McConnell stated that he plans to arrive in Athens, TN on August 17, 2014, two days before Fitzpatrick is scheduled to be sentenced. McConnell told The Post & Email, “I will walk his final steps as a free man with him and stand while he is taken into custody. I will also return to Athens to be waiting for him when he is released early, perhaps very early. I will put each treason filing up at Abel Danger dot net.. abeldanger.net and we can discuss one each time you, Sharon, and I do a short show.”
How many other veterans will join Col. McConnell? How many civilians?
A petition launched at change.org on June 29 has gained more than 40 signatures in the last 36 hours, with momentum continuing to build. A second petition at whitehouse.gov asks the White House to task the FBI with a full investigation of judicial corruption in the state of Tennessee, which has incarcerated many innocent victims through rigged grand juries and trial juries over at least six decades.
USC 42 1983 states that federal civil rights violations can be claimed by “Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws.”
On June 30, The Post & Email asked if by allowing the verdicts to stand, Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood could be charged with a crime himself.
Applicable phone numbers to contact Congress are:
House Judiciary Committee: 202-225-3951
Senate Judiciary Committee: 202-224-7703
Office of Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood: 865-594-6118
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out–
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out–
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out–
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me–and there was no one left to speak for me.
— Pastor Martin Niemoller, incarcerated for seven years in a concentration camp at Adolf Hitler’s command
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.