Retired Navy Lt. Cmdr. Walter Fitzpatrick III got nowhere in a Knoxville, Tennessee federal court last year in his attempt to expose Barack Obama's alleged foreign birth, so he was forced to resort to his local grand jury, only to find out that there was even more corruption at the county level. Then there was the illegal case of Gary Pettway, who had been sitting as grand jury foreman for two decades, in breach of Tennessee law, but it was Fitzpatrick who went to jail for a few days, while the "good-ol'-boy system decided what to do with him. Ten days later, Fitzpatrick's friend Daren Huff of Georgia was charged with crossing a state line with "intent" to incite a riot and illegal trafficking in firearms. He later faced trumped-up charges in Monroe County, Tennessee, namely: 1) participating in a riot, 2) disrupting a meeting, 3) causing an annoyance in a public place by an act that served no legitimate purpose, 4) obstructing a law enforcement officer attempting to make an arrest, 5) threatening to harm grand jury foreman Gary Pettway by an unlawful act, and finally 6) intentionally coercing and intimidating Mr. Pettway. Trial for both men has been set for Dec. 1
In retrospect, I wonder why I decided to serve our country in Vietnam as Advisory Team Leader!