30 May 2007

KingCast receives letter from NH AAG Homicide Chief Jeffery Strelzin on police video from Franconia Notch shooting tragedy.

Today my housemate slid an envelope containing this 25 May 2007 letter from NH AG Homicide Unit Chief Jeffery A. Strelzin across the table for my review. Pursuant to RSA 91 A:4 IV he has requested I chill my wheels for 14 days while they decide whether they will comply with my request for the police video of the Franconia Notch shooting tragedy. I might. Read the 31 May 2007 deadline post; I hope their office finds my letter to them and the arguments contained therein -- some of them made by Attorney Ayotte herself -- instructive and I will telephone Attorney Strelzin this afternoon. Watch the comments.

When I showed the letter to my bank teller today she said
"What? They want 14 days to review your request but it only took them 2 to close the criminal investigation?"

I rocked back on my skates and just looked at her, blankly. Funny how non-lawyers can cut to the chase quicker than we can sometimes. I love it.

I also note that the letter references only Officer McKay's "murder" but says nothing of the possible murder of Liko Kenney. I'm not down with that, given Shooter Floyd's criminal background, threatening cops with gunfire and grabbing groin.

The next two/letters are from the AG's office concerning my request to have them look into the antics of now-fired Jaffrey Chief Dunn (read para. 2). I do not hate to say "Told you so." That lying-assed cop tried to ruin my life. As you can see, that went nowhere, and they never even sent me a letter when I informed them of the wire fraud issue where my name was clearly forged to a mortgage and faxed for funding (1/2)

So that's the bad side. On the Good Side, As noted in the letter I know we agree on the data mining case and most likely on the NHSBA school board speech issue as noted in the deadline post, supra.

Two men are dead. Two men who had a lot to give to the community. Their souls, and the soul of Franconia Notch will need explication of the facts in order for that to happen, and that is why I am accepting this invite to roll up there in the next several days.

16 comments:

Christopher King said...

I'll make this as simple as possible for the reading-impaired:

If there was a murder, there was a murder. And if there were two, there were two.

And we need to find out the exact circumstances that led to one, or both of them as the case may be.


Namaste.

lifer said...

14 days? It's really going to "stink" by then.

If it supports the facts as they've described them, why wait? What ARE they hiding?

Christopher King said...

Oh, I know. And that will just about coincide with my visit.

To me the most startling thing remains not the request for extention of time -- because governments do that all the bloody time -- but rather the two references to Officer McKay's "murder" and none to Liko's.

Sounds like a prejudgment to me, n'est-ce pas?

Anyway, you know what to do with the letter and this link:

http://christopher-king.blogspot.com/2007/05/kingcast-receives-letter-from-nh-aag.html

Put wings on it.

Best regards,

-c

Lifer said...

To me the most startling thing remains not the request for extention of time -- because governments do that all the bloody time -- but rather the two references to Officer McKay's "murder" and none to Liko's.

Sounds like a prejudgment to me, n'est-ce pas?


Toeing the party line brother, toeing the party line.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toe_the_line

Anonymous said...

Lifer, have you read the Calendonia Record? The town is trying to find answers. They are starting a group to have both sides air there differences and come to a mutual understanding. The names of the founder members are mostly Kenney fans. There should be enough clout in the group to get to an understanding of the events of May 11 and have a mutual understanding that will foster growth and healing.

King I hope you enjoy your stay up in the white mountains. What will your purpose be up here?

Right now there is only one murder the other a justifiable homicide. The Video, if there is one, will only show one murder. If there is a videa and the audio was on how long did the audio record the events? The audio may have recorded the arrival of Floyd on the scene. Did the audio stop operating when McKay was run over if the audio was running and the recording matches the two witnesses, floyd and Macauley. I would be curious to find out. The black box on the cruiser, or any other newer model car, may or make not have anything of evidentary value. It takes a serious motor vehicle incident to start the black box recording, High speed, yaw, and rapid deceleration.
I'm as curious as the rest of the people in the area. But, I feel that the tape should only be viewed by a select few. If there is goig to be a lawsuit then yes the tape should be used, but the court room should be sealed and only those that are part of the trial should view it. With the ease of posting such a video on the internet it would do a disservice to both families. And would not help the healing of the us vs them mentality.

Christopher King said...

To 10:42:

I have heard the people are coming together to air differences and that is beautiful. Some of those same people have invited me up and quite frankly I don't have a specific purpose other than to have a good time.

I will have my notary seal if someone wants to put something on the record, but I just want to bond with some of these people whom I may have even walked or skied past at Cannon, Wildcat, etc.

People I might have got to know better -- along with Liko and maybe even officer McKay -- had I had a chance to go to Tamarack Tennis camp and not been holed up under indictment by that fool cop that NH AG Kelly Ayotte supported.

ON CAR COMPUTER ISSUES

Oh, yeah the computers that I am talking about are constantly recording and giving information. I'm talking about the engine and transmission management systems themselves.

Peace.

Christopher King said...

"Right now there is only one murder the other a justifiable homicide."

......that is the very essence of our concern, whether that is an accurate assessment or not.

Peace.

Christopher King said...

PHONE CALLS:

30 May 2007:

2:12p.m.

603.823.7025

Hello, this is Christopher King, a member of the media and I calling to inquire if you are releasing, pursuant to Rule or RSA 91 the non-personal aspects of Officer McKay's file. Please call me at your earliest convenience at 603.438.8017. Thank you.

[Not verbatim because I didn't write it out beforehand, but that's pretty accurate].

*********

2:26 p.m.

NH AAG Jeffery Strelzin

603.271.3658

Much too long a msg. to type here, but I told him I hope the msg. finds him in Good Spirits during this difficult time and that difficult as it may be, most people, including the Concord Monitor, support release of the video.

Also told him as a practical matter I accept the 14 day request, but needed to know exactly what day his computation starts, be it from the email receipt or snail mail receipt.

Told him to have a blessed day.

-c

Christopher King said...

From the Thin Blue Line #2 post:

http://christopher-king.blogspot.com/2007/05/kingcast-presents-thin-blue-line-part.html

"Chris: Followed this case keenly in the press. Feds have jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute since Rte 116 is on a federal right of way through the Whites (I checked). NH US attorney staff attorney told me he would take statements of anyone willing to come forward with criminal allegations on Floyd, but would not open an investigation himself, despite AG Ayotte emailing me that Floyd did not know whether McKay was dead or alive when Floyd murdered Kenney - a violation of every deadly force statute, state or federal, I know.
Deadly force requires that someone be in imminent danger of serious bodily harm and that benefits to public safety outweight benefits to even downed officers. No public report from any source asserts that all of these elements were present when Liko was murdered.

If only a fraction of what you said Macauley said is true there is a clear NH coverup. I spend considerable time in the Whites with my family. I have asked my US senator and congressman to ask DOJ to order the NH US attorney to open a federal investigation. No one is safe in the Whites with gun felons free. Guns are highly regulated on federal lands, especially where vehicles are involved.

It is outrageous that government will not acknowlege Liko's murder and act accordingly."

Anonymous said...

......that is the very essence of our concern, whether that is an accurate assessment or not.

I hope that it does play out the way the AG has portrayed it. If not there are quite a few questions that need to be answered and a few job vacancies that will need to be filled.

Christopher King said...

UPDATE: Return call from Attorney Strelzin at 3:20 pm:

The video will be released.

There will be an omnibus answer to all the media who have requested the video (he informs that a half dozen or so requests were made) and the 14 days expires on 4 June, 2007.

The video and other requested materials should be ready within the following two weeks, he estimated.

"This sucks all around," I told him. "It is a horrible thing for both families, he said."

"And for the community," I added. "We just need closure."

Anonymous said...

Well, good job, in following through. Although, I do believe the mainstream media is to thank. I'm curious, how will they release the tape and to who.

Anonymous said...

I am deeply concerned about the families and loved ones seeing the video. Do they ever create independent impartial boards to view such things?

I know that once McKay was shot and Liko moved his car, nothing else will be in the view finder. Right? We won't be able to see Floyd's actions.

Christopher King said...

"Well, good job, in following through. Although, I do believe the mainstream media is to thank. I'm curious, how will they release the tape and to who."

.....Why are they to thank anymore than I am? Because they have more power, is that what you're saying?

.....The instructions for disclosure will be available to all requestors on 4 June 2007.

I am deeply concerned about the families and loved ones seeing the video. Do they ever create independent impartial boards to view such things?

I know that once McKay was shot and Liko moved his car, nothing else will be in the view finder. Right? We won't be able to see Floyd's actions.


......I am concerned and saddened and I cannot speak directly for the families. From my perspective, and from the perspective of other media (remember I was a reporter for a large daily and editor of a statewide weekly) there are ugly and painful things we need to review in order to find the Truth, and true healing cannot begin until we know the Truth.

......And we won't know exactly what was on the video until we see it. I think there is a high possibility that we can see more than you think, and the papers have noted that the Police and AAG cleared Shooter Floyd after viewing the video.

Peace.

Anonymous said...

today's the day...

Christopher King said...

Yes it is, isn't it:

http://christopher-king.blogspot.com/2007/06/kingcast-pings-nh-aag-jeffery-strelzin.html

I haven't seen anything but I think if you listen very closely you can hear the sound of shit hitting the fan.

Namaste.