by Sharon Rondeau

(Jul. 27, 2014) — Neil Turner and Jeff Schwilk were present at an address given by Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio in southern California on Saturday.

In addition to hearing what Arpaio had to say about the tens of thousands of illegal aliens allowed into the country in recent months by the Obama regime, Turner had committed to displaying a sign drawing attention to the kangaroo trial of CDR Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III (Ret.), who was convicted of two felonies last month in Tennessee without any evidence and after the alleged accuser denied having filed a complaint against him.

On March 18, Fitzpatrick had tried to submit evidence to the McMinn County, TN grand jury demonstrating that the grand jury foreman was serving illegally and, moreover, that the grand jurors had not been properly informed that their foreman was not selected from a randomly-selected jury pool.  In Tennessee, criminal court judges have been permitted for decades to hand-pick a person they know and trust to lead the grand jury and retain him or her for years if they wish as a court employee.

Arpaio is known for his tough stance against illegal aliens in his county and was sued by the U.S. Justice Department in 2010 for alleged “financial improprieties” and “abuse of power,” although Justice ultimately withdrew its action in late August 2012.

Arpaio has also been investigating matters relating to Obama’s long-form birth certificate, as the Cold Case Posse associated with his office determined that the image was fraudulent almost two and one-half years ago.  The posse also concluded that Obama’s Selective Service registration form is a “computer-generated forgery.”  Following two formal press conferences in 2012 to make public the results of the posse’s probe, Congress and the media failed to investigate, and Obama was reportedly re-elected to a second term with unanswered questions about the origin of the only documents he has offered as proof of his identity.

In March 2009, Fitzpatrick filed a criminal complaint naming Obama in the commission of treason as a “foreign born domestic enemy.”  After neither the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee nor U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth would take action on the complaint, Fitzpatrick decided to take it to his county grand jury for its review.

In 2009, Fitzpatrick resided in Monroe County, TN, which, along with McMinn County, is located in the Tenth Judicial District where, unbeknownst to him at the time, corruption is rampant, unchecked and deeply ingrained in the culture, particularly in public officers such as prosecutors, judges, defense attorneys and court personnel.  After discovering that the Monroe County grand jury foreman had served in the position for at least two decades, Fitzpatrick attempted a citizen’s arrest of him but was retaliated against by Judge Carroll Lee Ross and jailed himself.

It was the first of six incarcerations Fitzpatrick would experience in Monroe County as well as repeated tasering, battery at the hands of sheriff’s deputies, theft, and destruction of his personal property.

In February 2012, Fitzpatrick moved to McMinn County following his final incarceration in the Monroe County jail.  During the move and while he was still jailed, the majority of his personal effects was stolen by his former landlords before two eyewitnesses.  After Fitzpatrick filed a formal complaint with the Madisonville Police, nothing was done.

Fitzpatrick took a petition to the McMinn County grand jury on March 18 and, while waiting outside the clerk’s office in the courthouse for more than four hours to discover whether or not it would be reviewed, he was unexpectedly arrested by sheriff’s deputies and charges with four crimes.  Cameras are continuously in use in the courthouse and no one reported that he had been involved in an altercation of any kind.  Minutes before his arrest, Judge Amy Reedy had selected a new grand jury foreman specifically for Fitzpatrick’s “case,” which had already been assigned a criminal case number before the grand jury reviewed the “evidence” against him.

A trial ensued on June 23 and 24 involving a biased judge and accuser, former McMinn County grand jury foreman Jeffrey Cunningham, who denied having made an accusation against Fitzpatrick.  To justify the charges of harassment, stalking, aggravated perjury and extortion, no police report was produced nor any other witnesses called.

Reedy had been subpoenaed by the former District Attorney General but did not appear to testify.

On June 24, Fitzpatrick was found guilty of “aggravated perjury” and “extortion,” even though Cunningham testified that he could identify nothing in Fitzpatrick’s petitions which was untruthful.

Fitzpatrick is facing a sentencing date of August 19 for petitioning the grand jury with evidence of crimes on part of judges and the grand jury foreman.  The right to petition the government for redress of grievances is enshrined in the First Amendment to the Bill of Rights, but the trial jury failed to recognize it and instead agreed that Fitzpatrick’s approach to the grand jury was a crime.

To focus attention on Fitzpatrick’s wrongful convictions, Turner created a sign which he brought to the Arpaio rally on Saturday.  Two weeks ago, Turner began a campaign asking concerned citizens to make three calls to protest the verdicts to Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood and the U.S. House and Senate Judiciary Committees, respectively.  Various callers have reported to The Post & Email the results of their calls.

Of his appearance at the rally on Saturday, Turner told us:

I walked the waiting line outside, got lots of questions of ‘Who is Commander Fitzpatrick?’ and, when I passed out the one page “3 Minutes is all we ask,” I got lots of commitments to make the call.

Some people came up to take a picture of me with the sign.

It was a great day.

Photo courtesy of Jeff Schwilk

Of the rally in general, Schwilk related:

“The Ramona Mainstage Theater was packed to capacity yesterday to see Sheriff Joe speak about illegal immigration and patriot activism.  He praised the people of Murrieta for waking up the country on the current illegal alien crisis.  About a dozen people from Murrieta were in the audience, as well as people from all over San Diego County.  Great crowd!

“A tiny group of about 10 protesters showed up to scream “racist” and beat tribal drums outside the theater.  The TV media (Ch. 7 and 8) focused mostly on these hatful anti-American insurgents, while the 500 American patriots inside the theater were treated to classic Joe candor, motivation, and tough talk on dealing with criminals and illegals.

Joe also autographed his famous pink boxer shorts that he makes his inmates wear.  Great day in Ramona and San Diego County!”

This story was updated on July 28, 2014 at 1:33 p.m. EDT.

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