Monroe County………….. Up date and Breaking News

June 3, 2010

Breaking: Lt. Commander Fitzpatrick III to appear before new Monroe County Grand Jury

By JB Williams

Lt. Commander Walter Fitzpatrick III (Retired) is scheduled to appear before the Monroe County Grand Jury in Tennessee this morning, on charges of inciting a riot, interrupting an official meeting and resisting arrest – related to Mr. Fitzpatrick’s attempt to serve citizen’s arrest upon numerous members of the Monroe County justice system. – Mr. Fitzpatrick claims to be innocent of all charges and is representing himself in the case.

On May 26, 2010, Mr. Fitzpatrick filed a challenge with the Monroe County Clerk of Courts, Martha Cook, which in part, read as follows;

At 3:45 PM yesterday, 10th District Senior Public Defender Richard Hughes notified Mr. Fitzpatrick that a new Grand Jury had indeed been formed on the basis of Mr. Fitzpatrick’s challenge.

It is not yet known how the new Grand Jury was formed, or who sits on that jury in a small town where the local officials and news media have gone out of their way to slander Fitzpatrick and bias locals potentially sitting on that jury, against Mr. Fitzpatrick.

An update will be issued after today’s hearing. Commander Fitzpatrick keeps a blog updated for people following this story – http://thejaghunter.wordpress.com/

This entire fiasco began with Mr. Fitzpatrick’s attempt to present evidence and charges of Treason against Barack Hussein Obama to his local Grand Jury. Although this is supposed to be a primary purpose of a citizen Grand Jury, to date, no evidence has been allowed to be presented on the original matter.

Background on this developing story can be found here;

 

    JB Williams

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Time Line for the truth ! Now you can see Who’s, Who and What it Means.

May 13, 2010

Wed, May 12, 2010 at 5:53 PM, Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III <jaghunter1@gmail.com> wrote:

For Executive Assistant Carol Paul: Pass to Brian Allison – Chief Operating Officer Greenspun Media Group (Las Vegas Sun)

To: Mr. Tommy Millsaps 

             Editor – Monroe County, TN Advocate & Democrat newspaper
              Mr. Michael Thomason
         Staff writer – Advocate & Democrat
         Mr. Tommy Wilson
        Publisher – Advocate & Democrat
        Mr. Brian Allison (COO GMG – Las Vegas Sun)

        Mr. Taz Painter – Editor WBIR – Knoxville, TN

Subj: Indecent and unprofessional conduct individually as professionals and more widely as leaders of your respective organizations.

A dear friend of mine who just finished repairing the Rosary my father carried in his pocket during the suicide amphibious assault into northwest Africa on 8 November 1942 (OPERATION TORCH) reminds me that if I allow your lies to go unchallenged your lies become the truth.

This aggressive challenge is the product of her encouragement.

I should add there’s a Sergeant of Marines who is also adamant I put you two indecent men in your place.

The facts:

Mr. Gary D. Pettway was exposed in January 2010 as an illicit, impostor foreman to the Monroe County Tennessee Grand Jury.

Madisonville, Tennessee is the Monroe County seat.

Pettway’s criminal business was thoroughly investigated and publicly reported in February 2010:

Under Tennessee LAW (click here) all jurors must be selected in a random process that is totally free of any interference involving human agency.

Monroe County officials select two Grand Juries for each calendar year to serve a 12-month term.

Jury #1 or panel #1 sits in January.

Jury #2 sits in February.

Jury #1 returns to the jury room in March.

Now pay attention here: Jury #1 sits in April…Jury #2 sits in May…Jury #1 comes back again in June (see the appendices to the U.S. Grand Jury report – click here).

Criminal court circuit judge Carroll Ross hand-picked Gary Pettway as Grand Jury foreman for calendar year 2010. Ross personally assigned Pettway as Foreman to both of the 2010 juries.

Of greater significance is this: Criminal court judges have personally appointed Gary Pettway as foreman before each of the two Monroe County Grand Juries for “approximately” the past 27-years.

Pettway has stood as foreman in front of at least 54 different Grand Juries

Gary Pettway was aggressively reported as a criminal in related matters leading up to January 2010.

Because Pettway was exposed in January 2010 as a government functionary, a hand-selected judicial puppet, each of the law enforcement agencies contacted from September through December 2009 were contacted again.

Other people and organizations responsible for oversight regarding “Pettway’s Grand Jury” were also alerted.

Beginning on 3 September 2009 and continuing to 30 March 2010 tens of criminal complaints naming Gary Pettway were filed with:

  • Madisonville, TN Police Chief Gregg Breeden.
  • Sweetwater, TN Police Chief Edie Byrum (Pettway is a Sweetwater resident).
  • Monroe County Sheriff Bill Bivens.
  • Tennessee Bureau of Investigations Special-Agent-in-charge Dennis Daniels (Chattanooga Division).
  • Federal Bureau of Investigations Special-Agent-in-charge Richard L. Lambert, Jr. (Knoxville Division).
  • Tennessee State Court of the Judiciary (J.S. Daniel – Disciplinary Counsel).

Official complaints, notices and alerts were filed with:

  • Each of the five Tennessee State Supreme Court Justices.
  • Each of the legislators to the 106th session of the Tennessee Legislature.
  • The Tennessee State governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general.
  • Members of local, national and Internet press.

Law enforcement officials agreeing that Pettway’s criminal business is…well…CRIMINAL report they are not authorized (allowed) to conduct Pettway’s arrest. These various officials are consistent in their continuing avoidance telling the public that they “lack jurisdiction.”

Again–after tens of criminal complaints naming Pettway over the course of 7 months no law enforcement agency or official claimed the power of arrest over a Tennessee Grand Jury Foreman.

Not a single one!

Nothing changed beginning in January 2010 when those same law enforcement officials took possession of criminal complaints naming Pettway an illegitimate, professional grand jury foreman. 

On 8 March 2010 notice of necessity, authority and intent to conduct of series of Citizens’ Arrest was sent to local law enforcement. I’ve got the green card receipts.

Then there’s the electronically published version (click here).

No response.

Gary Pettway remains an obstruction to efforts to bring to the attention of Monroe County Grand Jurors criminal conduct that has nothing to do with Pettway (click here).

The County Grand Jury meets on the first Thursday of each month.

Presented with a series of facts and experiences that precisely describe the need for such action, and with time not being a friend, Gary Pettway was properly placed under Citizens’ arrest on the first Thursday in April 2010 as Pettway was in the act of committing a series of  felony offenses.

Pettway’s arrest was carried out by the book.

Now for you indecent men, go back and read what you’ve allowed to be published. Then hold your heads in shame.

 

Explaining the right thing to do next is a waste of my time.
 

For what it’s worth:


One last point to ponder as it goes to the scope and operation of PETTWAY’s GRAND JURY…

Pettway was arrested in front of Monroe County Grand Jury #1 on the first Thursday in April 2010.

Jury #1 witnessed the encounter now widely available on audio and video recordings.

Monroe General Sessions Court Judge J. Reed Dixon bound charges filed against me over to Monroe County Grand Jury during his 4 May 2010 probable cause hearing.

Dixon assigned the case to Monroe County Grand Jury #1–meeting on 3 June 2010–to decided whether to return indictments granting permission for a criminal trial.

Gary Pettway is publicly announced to stand before Monroe County Grand Jury #1 as foreman this coming first Thursday in June 2010.

With utter contempt for all of you,
/s/
Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III
United States Navy Retired – Surface warfare – Naval parachutist
Still serving (John 15:13)
Distinguished Military Graduate – United States Naval Academy Class of 1975
The JAG HUNTER    For More info and Obama’s WACO.


The Battle of Athens, Tennessee

April 18, 2010

 

All though I have no crystal ball, history keeps repeating it’s self time and time again.  Congressman Dunking knows about this, the Fed’s know about this, State AG knows about this, Sheriffs know about this, Courts know about this and a multitude of Rep’s have been given direct information about the new government that exists down in Monroe County.  Here is a little “secret”  McMinn county has the same problem, Thought they would have learned the first time.

Read below about McMinn county just a few short years ago.  Unite and Fight,,,,,,,,, use the law and hold those responsible to do the job they wanted.

Why is the sessions court in trailers?   Money going some other place where the local Government can add to the collections box?  All these folks are connected through County office and power, a little digging goes a long way !

 

As Recently As 1946, American Citizens Were
Forced To Take Up Arms As A Last Resort
Against Corrupt Government Officials.

Published in Guns & Ammo October 1995, pp. 50-51

On August 1-2, 1946, some Americans, brutalized by their county government, used armed force as a last resort to overturn it. These Americans wanted honest open elections. For years they had asked for state or federal election monitors to prevent vote fraud (forged ballots, secret ballot counts and intimidation by armed sheriff’s deputies) by the local political boss. They got no help.

These Americans’ absolute refusal to knuckle under had been hardened by service in World War II. Having fought to free other countries from murderous regimes, they rejected vicious abuse by their county government.

These Americans had a choice. Their state’s Constitution — Article 1, Section 26 — recorded their right to keep and bear arms for the common defense. Few “gun control” laws had been enacted.

These Americans were residents of McMinn County, which is located between Chattanooga and Knoxville in Eastern Tennessee. The two main towns were Athens and Etowah. McMinn County residents had long been independent political thinkers. For a long time they also had: accepted bribe-taking by politicians and/or the sheriff to overlook illicit whiskey-making and gambling; financed the sheriff’s department from fines-usually for speeding or public drunkenness which promoted false arrests; and put up with voting fraud by both Democrats and Republicans.

The wealthy Cantrell family, of Etowah, backed Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the 1932 election, hoping New Deal programs would revive the local economy and help Democrats to replace Republicans in the county government. So it proved.

Paul Cantrell was elected sheriff in the 1936,1938 and 1940 elections, but by slim margins. The sheriff was the key county official. Cantrell was elected to the state senate in 1942 and 1944; his chief deputy, Pat Mansfield, was elected sheriff. In 1946 Paul Cantrell again sought the sheriff’s office.

At the end of 1945, some 3,000 battle-hardened veterans returned to McMinn County; the GIs held Cantrell politically responsible for Mansfield’s doings. Early in 1946, some newly returned ex-GIs decided to challenge Cantrell politically by offering an all-ex-GI, non-partisan ticket. They promised a fraud-free election, stating in ads and speeches that there would be an honest ballot count and reform of county government.

At a rally, a GI speaker said, “The principles that we fought for in this past war do not exist in McMinn County. We fought for democracy because we believe in democracy but not the form we live under in this county” (Daily Post-Athenian, 17 June 1946, p.1 ). At the end of July 1946, 159 McMinn County GIs petitioned the FBI to send election monitors. There was no response. The Department of Justice had not responded to McMinn County residents’ complaints of election fraud in 1940, 1942 and 1944.

FROM BALLOTS TO BULLETS

The primary election was held on August 1. To intimidate voters, Mansfield brought in some 200 armed “deputies.” GI poll-watchers were beaten almost at once. At about 3 p.m., Tom Gillespie, an African- American voter was told by a sheriff’s deputy that he could not vote. Despite being beaten, Gillespie persisted. The enraged deputy shot him. The gunshot drew a crowd. Rumors spread that Gillespie had been shot in the back; he later recovered (C. Stephen Byrum, The Battle of Athens, Paidia Productions, Chattanooga, TN, 1987; pp. 155-57).

Other deputies detained ex-GI poll-watchers in a polling place, as that made the ballot counting “Public” A crowd gathered. Sheriff Mansfield told his deputies to disperse the crowd. When the two ex-GIs smashed a big window and escaped, the crowd surged forward. The deputies, with guns drawn, formed a tight half-circle around the front of the polling place. One deputy, “his gun raised high…shouted: ‘If you sons of bitches cross this street I’ll kill you!'” (Byrum, p.165).

Mansfield took the ballot boxes to the jail for counting. The deputies seemed to fear immediate attack by the “people who had just liberated Europe and the South Pacific from two of the most powerful war machines in human history” (Byrum, pp. 168-69).

Short of firearms and ammunition, the GIs scoured the county to find them. By borrowing keys to the National Guard and State Guard armories, they got three M-1 rifles, five .45 semi-automatic pistols and 24 British Enfield rifles. The armories were nearly empty after the war’s end. By 8 p.m. a group of GIs and “local boys” headed for the jail but left the back door unguarded to give the jail’s defenders an easy way out.

Three GIs alerting passersby to danger were fired on from the jail. Two GIs were wounded. Other GIs returned fire.

Firing subsided after 30 minutes; ammunition ran low and night had fallen. Thick brick walls shielded those inside the jail. Absent radios, the GIs’ rifle fire was uncoordinated. “From the hillside fire rose and fell in disorganized cascades. More than anything else, people were simply shooting at the jail” (Byrum, p.189).

Several who ventured into the street in front of the jail were wounded. One man inside the jail was badly hurt; he recovered. Most sheriff’s deputies wanted to hunker down and await rescue. Governor McCord mobilized the State Guard, perhaps to scare the GIs into withdrawing. The State Guard never went to Athens. McCord may have feared that Guard units filled with ex-GIs might not fire on other ex-GIs.

At about 2 a.m. on August 2, the GIs forced the issue. Men from Meigs County threw dynamite sticks and damaged the jail’s porch. The panicked deputies surrendered. GIs quickly secured the building. Paul Cantrell faded into the night, having almost been shot by a GI who knew him, but whose .45 pistol had jammed. Mansfield’s deputies were kept overnight in jail for their own safety. Calm soon returned. The GIs posted guards. The rifles borrowed from the armory were cleaned and returned before sunup.

THE AFTERMATH: RESTORING DEMOCRACY

In five precincts free of vote fraud, the GI candidate for sheriff, Knox Henry, won 1,168 votes to Cantrell’s 789. Other GI candidates won by similar margins.

The GI’s did not hate Cantrell. They only wanted honest government. On August 2, a town meeting set up a three-man governing committee. The regular police having fled, six men were chosen to police Etowah. In addition, “Individual citizens were called upon to form patrols or guard groups, often led by a GI… To their credit, however, there is not a single mention of an abuse of power on their behalf” (Byrum, p. 220).

Once the GI candidates’ victory had been certified, they cleaned up county government, the jail was fixed, newly elected officials accepted a $5,000 pay limit and Mansfield supporters who resigned were replaced.

The general election on November 5 passed quietly. McMinn County residents, having restored the rule of law, returned to their daily lives. Pat Mansfield moved back to Georgia. Paul Cantrell set up an auto dealership in Etowah. “Almost everyone who knew Cantrell in the years after the Battle’ agree that he was not bitter about what had happened” (Byrum pp. 232-33; see also New York Times, 9 August 1946, p. 8).

The 79th Congress adjourned on August 2, 1946, when the Battle of Athens ended. However, Representative John Jennings Jr. from Tennessee decried McMinn County’s sorry situation under Cantrell and Mansfield and the Justice Department’s repeated failures to help the McMinn County residents. Jennings was delighted that “…at long last, decency and honesty, liberty and law have returned to the fine county of McMinn.. ” (Congressional Record, House; U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1946; Appendix, Volume 92, Part 13, p. A4870).

THE LESSONS OF ATHENS

Those who took up arms in Athens, Tennessee, wanted honest elections, a cornerstone of our constitutional order. They had repeatedly tried to get federal or state election monitors and had used armed force so as to minimize harm to the law-breakers, showing little malice to the defeated law-breakers. They restored lawful government.

The Battle of Athens clearly shows how Americans can and should lawfully use armed force and also shows why the rule of law requires unrestricted access to firearms and how civilians with military-type firearms can beat the forces of government gone bad.

Dictators believe that public order is more important than the rule of law. However, Americans reject this idea. Brutal political repression is lethal to many. An individual criminal can harm a handful of people. Governments alone can brutalize thousands, or millions.

Law-abiding McMinn County residents won the Battle of Athens because they were not hamstrung by “gun control ” They showed us when citizens can and should use armed force to support the rule of law.

more commentary and news articles from that period at..
http://www.jpfo.org/athens.htm