Skip to comments.Update: Press Release on Fitzpatrick Case sent to at least 30 news outlets
Posted on 10/30/2010 5:47:27 PM PDT by STE=Q
The following press release has been sent to numerous news agencies worldwide, including CNN, Reuters, ABC News, various anchors at FOX News, CBS News, Le Monde, Rogers Media (Australia), and NBC Nightly News. If any reader has contact information for others, please send it to email@example.com. Some automated responses have already been received. The Post & Email has also been in touch with the FBI in Knoxville, TN regarding the Fitzpatrick case.
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(Oct. 27, 2010) LCDR Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III (Ret.) was arrested this morning at his home in Madisonville, TN on an unsigned Capias warrant dated October 22, 2010 charged with failure to appear at a hearing allegedly held on that date about which Mr. Fitzpatrick claims he was not given proper notice.
His attorney-of-record, who is reportedly withdrawing from the case for unspecified reasons, has not released a statement nor been available for comment. It is unknown whether or not Attorney Stephen Pidgeon received notification of or attended the October 22 hearing.
The judges order for Fitzpatricks arrest appears to have been written after the hearing and does not mention whether or not his attorney was present. The judge ordered that Fitzpatrick be held without bond. The order is date-stamped October 25, 2010.
Fitzpatrick was accused of riot and intimidation on April 1, 2010 after attempting to make a citizens arrest of the Monroe County grand jury foreman, who has been serving in that position for at least 20 years, according to the court clerks records. Section 22 of the Tennessee Code states that no juror can serve on the grand jury for a period of 24 months following the last date of service.
Both Fitzpatrick and his attorney have stated that a second jury member is serving in violation of the law, as court records show that she served in 2009. The judge stated in an undated Amended Order that The Record however is devoid of any proof that the said [jurors name] is one and the same person.
Fitzpatrick has asked that a new grand jury be convened to hear his case since all current jurors are acquainted with the foreman. Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood, a retired special judge from Roane County, has refused that request. Court records show that Roane Countys grand jury foreman has been in place for more than 23 years.
Fitzpatrick is a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Navy. He claims that he has done nothing illegal and was attempting only to enforce existing Tennessee law. Monroe County court personnel have been contacted but have refused to make statements on the record. The Post & Email interviewed LCDR Fitzpatrick by phone following his arrest, during which he reported that he sustained facial contusions, a ripped left ear, injuries to his right arm, shoulders, ribs and head as well as repeated tasering by the four police officers who arrested him.
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(From the PostandEmail website, this comment)
Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 11:21 AM
I agree with several commentators that we cannot jump to conclusions about what happened with Atty Pidgeons representation.
This runs deep to the heart of Obamas ineligibility .not just from Walts case. After Atty Leo Donofrio was not able to get the ineligibility cases to be heard by SCOTUS in December 2008 he later teamed up with Atty Pidgeon to represent the closed Chrysler dealers.
What Donofrio originally discussed regarding this case was that if the dealers could prove they were unlawfully closed as a result of the takeover/sale by the government to Fiat, that they may have standing to bring suit in the DC District Court under quo warranto (which essentially asks Obama to prove his eligibility for office).
Then some strange events happened with this case after the NY judge Hellerstein requested oral arguments and then delayed the date and then on August 30th, canceled it entirely-See http://www.naturalborncitizen.wordpress.com.
Donofrio and Pidgeon are appealing this case.
What kind of pressure could have been brought to bear on Atty Pidgeon? We saw what happened to Lou Dobbs when he voiced legitimacy to questioning the birth certificate.
I think this is all related and Walt got caught in the middle of this mess.
Thank you so much for all your hard work in exposing these crimes.
A little research using google shows Walter Francis Fitzpatrick is an unstable man in need of some professional help. He's not a victim of imaginary forces aligned against him, he's a misguided zealot that should be pitied.
Freeper "RaceBannon" -- who says he spoke on the phone with Fitzpatrick -- answered a simular charge by another freeper, as follows:
"No, hes not.
he was totally shafted by the NCIS, someone forged a signature on a court martial against him, he proved it, and has been in a battle against the government since.
his charges were finally dropped, but his attempts to prosecute the person whom handwriting analysis experts identifed were all denied.
I have some of the story wrong, he never wrote it down in a clear way, but I have spoken to him on the phone. he is a clear thinking, highly intelligent person who has a horrible story to tell.
And trust me, when you read his writings, he is telling the truth, me and him argued over whether he wrote properly or not, I think he is too emotional, he thinks I am too morose
BUT, he is NOT crazy, not by a longshot!"
The charges against this man and LTC are all foam and no beer.
It’s all about protecting the dreams of an evil man in the WH.
In the case of Koresh, he was basically minding his own business when the ATF decided to launch an all out armed assault on his community. Fitzpatrick, on the other hand, decided to "arrest" the foreman during a grand jury meeting, based on Fitzpatrick's questionable interpretation of Tennessee code. (Yes...I read it.) I would describe that as unstable behavior.
I wish him well, but his own attorney seems to have decided to distance himself from whatever it is Mr. Fitzpatrick is trying to accomplish. ( And no...I don't believe Attorney Stephen Pidgeon's involvement in other litigation has anything to do with him disengaging from this case...but if you try hard enough, a conspiracy can be found anywhere you look.)
And I trust the motives of Post&Email and WND as far as I can throw the internet. They will shamelessly exploit others to advance their own agenda.
YouTube of the incident...
Fitzpatrick may be going about this the wrong way.
His judgment may be impaired, and perhaps he has some physiological problems at the bottom of what would seem to be "poor" judgment -- a lack of clear thinking -- in attempting to arrest the foreman.
However, that in and of itself doesn't mean that he is wrong in his contention that there is corruption within the legal system of Monroe county Tennessee.
You or I may go about confronting these problems in a different way, than Fitzpatrick, but again, that doesn't mean he is wrong in his contentions.
I would like to see Fitzpatrick's allegations investigated by an authority that has the power to make arrest and bring charges, if necessary, such as the FBI.
Fitzpatrick claims he went to the FBI and they told him to "go to hell."
Maybe now, with the heightened attention, they will at least look into the matter.
Again, a man may be erratic, emotional, or just plain foolhordy...
It doesn't necessarily mean he's wrong.
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