Please Stand Up!
By Sharon Rondeau
The Post & Email (site is under maintenance at time of publishing)
(Jan. 29, 2012) – Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III has been incarcerated in the Monroe County jail numerous times, the most recent of which began on December 7, 2011 after he was rearrested allegedly for an untimely release following his September 23, 2011 sentencing as well as stealing government records.
In our most recent update, a visitor to Fitzpatrick reported that physically Fitzpatrick is well and looking forward to his anticipated release on February 9, 2012. Fitzpatrick reported to the visitor that the diabetic ulcer on his foot has healed.
Many readers of The Post & Email have contacted Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam; the State Veterans’ Affairs organization, which prompted a health and welfare visit from Sgt. Mullins; the Tennessee Corrections Institute, which is responsible for inspecting county jails; and area churches to bring awareness and action regarding Fitzpatrick’s ordeal with the Monroe County judicial system and the conditions inside the jail.
Fitzpatrick has attempted to present evidence to local and state law enforcement as well as the TBI and FBI that the county grand juries are “rigged” and their indictments therefore invalid. The Monroe County court clerk admitted in a letter to Fitzpatrick that no appointing orders or evidence of swearing-in exist for Mr. Gary Pettway, who served as grand jury foreman for at least 27 years.
Grand juries are charged with examining evidence of possible criminality in the county as well as with inspecting conditions in the local jail. In the instance of a finding of probable cause, the members issue indictments, after which the accused is formally charged and a trial date set. If the grand jury does not see strong evidence of a crime having been committed, it issues a “No True Bill” and the charges are dropped. In Tennessee, a county resident must not have served on a jury for at least the last 24 months in order to be eligible to serve as a juror. Fitzpatrick has proven, and a judge has admitted, that some jurors serve consecutive terms in violation of Tennessee law, TCA 22-2-314, which was the case with the grand jury which first issued indictments against Fitzpatrick following an April 1, 2010 citizen’s arrest of Pettway for over-serving his term.
Fitzpatrick has claimed that the “grand jury” operating in Monroe County is not a legally-convened body and that because Pettway was evidently never sworn in, he “has no papers, just like Obama.”
Fitzpatrick filed a criminal complaint of treason against Barack Hussein Obama on March 17, 2009 with the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee as well as with two seated federal grand juries in Knoxville. To our knowledge, no action has been taken, despite Obama’s suspension of the Posse Comitatus Act identified in the complaint as well as subsequent evidence over the ensuing three years of identity fraud, social security fraud, forgery and election fraud. The Knoxville FBI has also received copies of the complaint as well as Fitzpatrick’s subsequent criminal complaints naming Obama in treason.
The Post & Email has been told by a reliable source that the FBI knows the truth about Obama’s original records, name, birthplace, and identity. Is that why Obama failed to produce documents at the hearing in Atlanta, GA on January 26, 2012? Can he not corroborate the life story he has told the public?
The Post & Email is also in possession of the “smoking gun” which a Knoxville FBI agent told Fitzpatrick was needed to prove criminal misconduct on the part of the Monroe County judiciary, and the FBI has been notified.
“The judge picks the jury” is stated three times on the record.
A reader of The Post & Email has recently contacted Governor Haslam’s office on Fitzpatrick’s behalf and spoken with Haslam’s assistant, Nathan Buttrey. Fitzpatrick has also spoken with Buttrey about the judicial corruption he has discovered in Monroe County, although no action appears to have been initiated.
The reader recently related to Buttrey the many frustrating calls he made one afternoon to Buttrey and others in Tennessee government. His letter reads:
I hope you are well. I am sending you this letter along with article from the Post & Email.com. This article is one of many that have been reported and investigated on the abuse of power and corruption that is ongoing and currently being left unchecked by those of which have the power to do something about it. I am respectfully demanding that Gov. Bill Haslam and his office do something about this unlawful and criminal activity that is taking place under Gov. Haslam’s watch. It is no secret what is taking place in Monroe County, TN and in the state of TN as a whole. When I have spoken with you in the past you have been cordial and appreciative of the prayers being offered up on behalf of the Governor and his staff. It is past time for action. Walt Fitzpatrick and others have been jailed in a blatant and unlawful manner by local law enforcement and corrupt judiciary. I called your office (615/253-6913) last Friday and Catherine (spelling?) answered the phone. To put it plainly she passed the buck and said the Governor’s office couldn’t do anything about Walt and others. She told me to call the TN Parole Board (615/741-4543). What have they got to do with this? I called and guess what they told me they could do nothing about this. Not surprised. They gave me another to call the Legal Asst. Dept. or something like that (615/532-8150). Go figure they told me they had nothing to do with this either. I spoke with Lori (spelling?). She told me to call yet another number to the Admin. Office of the Court of TN (800/448-7970). At that point I said enough is enough!
People continue to pass the buck while laws are being broken and innocent people are kept in subhuman conditions. Nathan, something must be done! Corruption abounds in the state of TN under Gov. Haslam’s watch. He can do something about it and now is the time.
Gov. Haslam is allowing this to go on. How can people lay there [sic] head on a pillow at night when these egregious and unlawful acts are going on unfettered. Please stand up! People’s lives are on the line. What about the unsolved murder of Sheriff Jim Miller* from Monroe County? Please Governor Haslam stand up for your citizens and the Constitution you swore an oath to.
*Mr. Jackson is alluding to the murder of Jim Miller, an elections official in Monroe County who was shot to death and thrown into the trunk of his car which was then set ablaze on July 17, 2010. Miller was not a sheriff, although he had been active in county government for some time in both Monroe and McMinn Counties.
PE Editor’s Note: Appropriate citations and a scan of Mr. Jackson’s letter will be added to this article after The Post & Email relaunches, optimistically on the evening of January 28.