Darren Huff in his own words

Sharon Rondeau at the Post and Email blogged on an ‘interview’ she conducted with Darren Huff. Darren admits to going to support Walt and possibly help him in effect the citizen’s arrest and whatever we need to do, as well as to his intentions to bring along his guns. Somehow, Darren and others, have made a big deal out of the fact that the FBI did not arrest him at that time… Strange argument at best…

MR. HUFF: They had heard that there was going to be this grand takeover of the courthouse.  And the FBI, in fact, came to my house the evening prior to question me about it, and I told him, “Yeah, we’re going up there to support Walt and possibly help him in effecting the citizen’s arrest and whatever we need to do.”  So he asked me, “We’ve heard about guns and possibly an AK-47,” and I told him, “I’m taking them.  I’m legal, the guns are legal; I have a right to defend myself, so yeah, they’re going.”  And he never arrested me.

Source: The Post and Email “Man Facing Federal and State Charges in Monroe County, TN stemming from Fitzpatrick Case”, November 11, 2010

5 thoughts on “Darren Huff in his own words

  1. The prosecution had to meet the requirements to support the charge. While it is true that his intentions on the days leading up to the April 20 event are only indirectly relevant, the prosecution also showed how his intentions had not changed on the day itself when he volunteered all this information to the police. He should have known that anything he says to the police can only be used against him…

    A jury of his peers was convinced beyond reasonable doubt that Darren was guilty on this count.

    We fully intend to proceed forward with the citizens’ arrests,” Huff says in the video. The roadside stop included bomb-sniffing dogs checking out his truck and Huff chatting with the officers about religion and guns

    “I’ve got my .45 because ain’t no government official gonna go peacefully,” Huff tells them in the video.

    The video shows Huff placing his Colt .45 in a tool box where the assault rifle was being kept. Huff said he never removed the weapons from the truck toolbox in Madisonville after he arrived to dozens of law officers waiting around the courthouse.

    Source: TPM

    Darren never realized that every time he opened his mouth, whether to the FBI, the police or to the internet, he added more evidence that would lead to his conviction.

    I warned him several times but too little too late… I personally believe that Darren was mostly bragging but his belief that ‘ciitzen’s arrests’ are ‘legal’, combined with his bragging may indeed have convinced others that he was more than just a loud mouth.

    And yes, citizen arrests may be legal in the State of TN, but calling something a citizen’s arrest is not necessarily guaranteed to make it legal.

    If only Darren had gotten some proper legal advice…

  2. Darren got a raw deal, but unless he gets a real lawyer instead of getting advise from the people who put him in jail, it is hopeless. A real lawyer would pick up on the fact that the person who informed against him was also the person who cooked up and published the plan to send people to TN.

  3. but unless he gets a real lawyer instead of getting advise from the people who put him in jail

    The problem Darren had (and apparently still does) is that he didn’t want to listen to his lawyers or anyone giving him solid advice. I remember when he showed up here, NBC and others patiently explained the “in commerce” part, and also said that he should keep quiet and listen to his lawyers. So his attitude of “I know what I know, and that’s it.” is what got him put into jail.

  4. So his attitude of “I know what I know, and that’s it.” is what got him put into jail.

    Yes, and he going through lawyers quickly as they refuse to follow his demands…

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