WHERE ARE TENNESSEANS’ “CIVIL RIGHTS?”
by Sharon Rondeau
Spencer’s father, Dennis Schuelke, has appeared on numerous radio shows since his son’s false arrest exposing the systemic corruption perpetrated on innocent Tennessee citizens.
Last Friday, the cold-blooded murder of Dennis Schuelke’s cat appeared to be a warning for him to cease publicizing local government corruption.
Over the last four years, Phil Williams of Channel 5 in Nashville has been aggressively reporting on Tennessee Highway Patrolmen and county sheriff’s deputies stopping drivers, performing searches of their vehicles without a warrant, and confiscating significant amounts of cash justified by the county district attorney general and a former county sheriff. Williams is an award-winning journalist who illustrated with video and face-to-face interviews the practice of “civil forfeiture” conducted against unsuspecting motorists traveling through the Volunteer State in his “Policing for Profit” series begun in 2011.
During the 2015 legislative session, the Tennessee General Assembly could not agree on legislative which would have put a stop to civil forfeiture laws which currently are interpreted to allow it.
In a filing with the Rutherford County Circuit Court, Spencer responded to the troopers complaint against him with a number of complaints of his own, only to have them dismissed by Chancellor Howard W. Wilson on May 26.
Over the last six years, The Post & Email has exposed a prisoners-for-profit operation run out of the Tennessee courts in conjunction with Sheriff’s and their deputies, court clerks, grand juries, trial juries, and the hand-picked grand jury foremen, who often serve for decades at the pleasure of the judge.
On Friday, The Post & Email contacted the media representative of Lieut. Gov. Ron Ramsey, leaving a voice message and asking for comment on the deep-seated corruption which has resulted in the involuntary servitude of thousands of Tennesseans over an unknown number of years. We received no response to our query.
Ramsey, who also serves as Tennessee Gen. Assembly Senate leader, extolls on his website the blessings of “freedom” which he said are “preserved and protected by the men and women of our armed forces” in his Memorial Day message.
After “failing to appear” for a hearing in April because he was not notified of it, Spencer was arrested at his place of work and jailed for a second time by members of the “Fugitive/Dangerous Major Felons Squad” dispatched by Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold.
After CDR Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III (Ret.) missed a hearing after he was not notified of it through proper service, four Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at his home, broke down the door, tasered him repeatedly, injured his shoulder and nearly removed his left ear.
Spencer reported that he has received no documentation relating to the charges brought against him enumerated in three case numbers.
The younger Schuelke’s filing can be read here: Spencer Schuelke 6-15-2015 Order of Dismissal (Judge Wilson)
The Knoxville office of the FBI has refused to launch an investigation into the deprivation of constitutional due process, seizure of assets, judicial misconduct, prisoners-for-profit operation, and false arrests perpetrated on the citizens the FBI is expected to be serving. Fitzpatrick has previously reported “human trafficking” and of late, from the prison in which he is now housed in northwest Tennessee, violence, intimidation, death, and a second prisoners-for-profit scheme which forcibly enrolls men in classes they do not need.
County grand juries are influenced by the judicially-selected foreman, and trial juries often contain individuals ineligible to serve by law.
Incarcerated men and women perform on work details which reportedly save the state considerable sums of money and upon their release are often re-arrested on trumped-up charges.
Involuntary servitude was abolished by the passage of the 13th Amendment.
In response to his December arrest, in February, Spencer Schuelke filed the following document with the Rutherford County General Sessions Court in Murfreesboro in which he invoked the 13th Amendment in what he referred to as his “kidnapping” by government officials. His filing contains research on prisoners-for-profit operations in various states; how Tennessee places a surcharge on every phone call made from a county jail by an inmate; and “bonding-for-profit” which garners the bail bondsman considerable sums of money even for small infractions.