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MAINSTREAM NEWS MEDIA CONDUCTS ON-SCENE INTERVIEW
by Sharon Rondeau
(Aug. 18, 2014) — An attendee at the prayer breakfast this morning hosted by Wisconsin resident Lt. Col. Field McConnell, USMC (Ret.) at the Cracker Barrel restaurant in Athens, TN told The Post & Email at about 12:15 p.m. EDT that the breakfast had ended and a new session of videotaping was about to begin in McConnell’s hotel room.
The videotaping will be part of a professionally-produced video which will describe the extent to which systemic judicial, prosecutorial and law enforcement corruption have led to serial incarcerations of the innocent and no due process for any defendant for decades in the state of Tennessee.
On June 24, Fitzpatrick was convicted of “extortion” and “aggravated perjury” without an accuser, victim, or any evidence that he had lied on any of his submissions, which were read aloud in court. Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood, who was compromised and should not have heard the case, refused to recuse himself and appeared to work in concert with prosecutor A. Wayne Carter to see that Fitzpatrick was convicted.
Since the fall of 2009, Fitzpatrick has been exposing corruption in Tennessee grand juries by means of a judicially-selected grand jury foreman who serves for years or even decades and votes with the other members of the grand jury. The practice has been utilized for decades, and an unknown number of defendants have been indicted by such illegally-formed grand juries.
Trial juries are also tainted, and defendants have been convicted of murder and other serious crimes without any forensic evidence. Those charged are often the object of retaliation by government functionaries using the court system to that end.
We were informed by a second attendee that a mainstream news channel had arrived and “was doing a story,” which is understood to mean that it would have to be approved by a newsroom editor before airing.
William F. Fain will be taking video footage and making the video, with the hope of a full-length documentary to come if enough funds can be raised.
The attendee said that although the weather has been rainy and cloudy, the sun has made an appearance and it is possible that skies will clear for the barbecue, which begins at 3:00 p.m. EDT.
The events are being held to bring attention to the wrongful arrest, charging, trial and conviction of CDR Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III (Ret.) for attempting to submit evidence of criminal wrongdoing on the part of judges, prosecutors and law enforcement agents to the McMinn County grand jury on March 18.
Similarly, Marvin William Young was falsely accused of kidnapping and burglary by a tainted Monroe County grand jury and is facing a hearing on August 25, at which time Judge Carroll Lee Ross expects Young to have hired an attorney, even though Young is now unable to work and is $50,000 in debt from having tried to hire adequate defense for the unfounded charges.
It is The Post & Email’s understanding that both the Fitzpatrick and Young stories will be filmed and included in the video.
Several weeks ago, McConnell pledged to fly from his home in Wisconsin to Athens to accompany Fitzpatrick into the courtroom on August 19 if Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood did not vacate the jury’s verdict. In exchange, McConnell plans to file a wrongful death lawsuit against Barack Hussein Obama for all of the soldiers who have died since Obama took office on January 20, 2009, which McConnell believes occurred unlawfully.