Because of that indictment I never attended Tamarack Tennis Camp, where Mr. Kenney was raised and put to rest.
From my original post:
"You would love the camp and all the people that come with it. It is an eclectic and interesting family - good hearted."
Dear Attorney Ayotte:
I write to you as a former AAG but more importantly as a U.S. Citizen and successful Civil Rights advocate of Southern New Hampshire.
You know that I have supported you on the issue of data mining companies and their clients using undue influence on physicians to push pharmaceutical drugs.
You and I may ultimately agree on the New Hampshire School Boards' Association restrictive, viewpoint-based model First Amendment speech policy, as you noted in your return letter to me, as the NHSBA Ted Comstock wrote me they will be addressing that issue this month.
But you and I vehemently disagreed on the integrity of Chief Dunn, a friend of former NH AG Peter Heed (who resigned under a sex scandal) as I twice wrote to you that he was a bad cop doing bad things, including keeping a secret file on me. I voiced my concerns in this post, which contains an annotated letter from NH AAG Alison Vachon.
Ultimately, my position was substantiated, and not only was Chief Dunn fired, the dismissal was sustained by former NH AG John P. Arnold. And not only was Dunn's dismissal sustained, his prosecutor, Cheshire County Prosecutor Bill Albrecht, hastily resigned amidst a pending ethics investigation, also revealed with the help of the Concord Monitor.
The parallels are uncanny because while I'm not saying that Office McKay was a bad cop generally, or even a bad cop on the night in question -- I have no firsthand knowledge of that -- I will note that in Dunn's case the State refused to provide information as well, in this case a Deposition that Judge Arnoled ORDERED Dunn to obtain (and produce as exculpatory). When my lawyer, former lead Hillsborough County Prosecutor David Horan forced production of it, and I posted the Deposition online (which he and Prosecutor Albrecht faught, tooth and nail as noted in KingCast short films "Lawyerman" and "Oreo,") the truth came out that Chief Dunn had lied Under Oath and laughed about the possibility of me being gang-raped in prison and called this blawg "despicable." Shame on him.
But your office actually supported him against me and against Aaron Deboisbriand, a Jaffrey Officer whom he falsely accused of felonies as well. Mr. Deboisbriand's father kept in touch with me on the down-low the whole time.
The public is going to wonder what dirty secrets might the State be hiding in this case as well, especially since I know that it's relatively easy science to determine, for example how fast Officer McKay was driving to chase down Mr. Kenney after he requested another officer out on Route 116. Throttle position, gears used, fuel used, all of that is in the car's computer system.
Franconia Notch is going to have a rough enough time healing without the permanent questions lingering about what really happened that night. And your reputation as a fair and impartial executive hangs in the balance as well. Please release the video.
I'll keep this letter relatively short, and end with a quote from the Concord Monitor editorial:
Was McKay obviously dead when Floyd arrived? Where was his gun in relation to his body? Was Kenney's car tire literally atop McKay, and if so, where? Was Kenney's gun visible to Floyd, and where was it pointed? How many times did he ask Kenney to drop his weapon before firing? Did Kenney make any attempt to drive away or to prevent Floyd's son from calling for help on the cruiser's radio? Did Kenney say anything to indicate an intent to harm others?
With Ayotte's announcement of clearing Floyd, her office should have released a detailed narrative of the scenes depicted in the video, a transcript of the conversation and a timeline. That would have gone a long way to answering questions that must be answered. But now that no one is to be prosecuted, the police videotape itself is a public record that should be released.
I'm going to play tennis tonight Liko. And this forehand's for you.
Update: I didn't play too well on the fast indoor courts (3rd time out this year) and my opponent was on fire. I got smoked 1, 2 and 3 (yes there was time for 3 sets!!) "We'll I'm actually more like a 4.5" he says.... "and I play at least three times a week." It's All Good, though, and the two of us will be at it again soon, but boy am I hurtin' for certain: Folks don't understand how grueling tennis really is until you get back into tennis shape; every muscle in your body will ache, totally. I'm just glad to be able to play again now that I'm not under that stupid indictment :)
Namaste, and thank goodness for my film and camera crew, it's a populist putsch.