AFTER TENNESSEE JURY CRIMINALIZES THE FIRST AMENDMENT IN A CASE LACKING A VICTIM
by Sharon Rondeau
(Aug. 18, 2014) — A group of supporters of CDR Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III (Ret.) sent a banner which was displayed at a barbecue held to honor the 24-year decorated Navy veteran who will be sentenced on Tuesday at the McMinn County, TN courthouse for attempting to submit evidence of crimes committed by public officials to his county grand jury.
On March 18, Fitzpatrick was arrested after the McMinn County grand jury issued indictments charging him with aggravated perjury, extortion, harassment and stalking, three of which are felonies. On June 24, a jury convicted him of the first two, finding him innocent of “harassment,” and the “stalking” charge was dismissed by Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood.
Tennessee is the third most corrupt state in the nation, according to the results of a joint research project completed by the University of Indiana and University of Hong Kong earlier this summer. Some reports say that Tennessee owns the top spot for public corruption.
As The Post & Email has reported over nearly five years, judges, defense attorneys, prosecutors, sheriffs and deputies, court clerks, and juries contribute to the entire corruption of the “justice” process, which has incarcerated unknown thousands of people without constitutional due process over at least six decades.
Judges choose the grand jury foreman, who serves as long as the judge wishes, influencing the grand jurors whose responsibility is to objectively examine evidence to determine whether or not enough exists to charge an individual with a crime. The corruption is so widespread and deep that no state legislator nor the state attorney general will take action. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) similarly has turned a blind eye.
On Monday, following a prayer breakfast organized by Lt. Col. Field McConnell (Ret.) and Athens locals, Fitzpatrick and another falsely-accused man in the same judicial district, Marvin William Young, participated in a film session with filmmaker William F. Fain which will be made into a video to expose the statewide corruption and its ramifications for all Americans.
Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood will preside over Tuesday’s sentencing of an innocent man who felt it was his duty to expose crime and petition his government for a redress of grievances under the First Amendment. Freedom of speech, religious freedom and the petitioning of government have all come under intense attack by the Obama regime.
Young has a status hearing on August 25 with Judge Carroll Lee Ross, who is retiring at the end of the month but appears to be in a hurry to railroad Young into prison so that Young’s father’s estate can be plundered by an unknown number of criminal actors in Monroe County, TN.
In Nazi Germany throughout the rise of Adolf Hitler in the 1930s and ’40s, political opponents were imprisoned without trial, executed or tortured in concentration camps, often dying of starvation or disease. Hitler permitted no vocal opposition to his policies and sent his secret police, the SS, to round up Jews, Poles, gypsies, the disabled, homosexuals, and others deemed unfit to live, after which they were exterminated as a result of Europe’s reticence to respond to the rising threat of totalitarianism.
If enough funds can be raised, Fain will be making a documentary film on Tennessee’s corrupt judiciary to be marketed to major media outlets with which he has professional connections. Fain plans to film the sentencing hearing on Tuesday from outside the courtroom.
But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever. – John Adams
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.