That is wholly incorrect: Liko Kenney had already backed off from the main road by 20-30 feet; this is the audio transcription from the neighbor from the seminal post; the adjunct post with timelines where I note that Liko had yelled and motioned for Floyd to stay as witness is here.
"The grey car was not going fast. I thought [McKay] was trying to get around it [for something else]. He made several movements (her daughter called it a "10-point turn" in her interview) to come nose to nose now facing north.... [McKay] pushed him and kept pushing him down (into the gravel area) dirt flew back the police car pushed him so strongly and just kept pushing and pushing and pushing until the grey car was beyond my view."
And they fail to mention that the State misrepresented the alleged absence of certain digitally or otherwise recorded witness statements, including Chuck Herbert who along with his friend Sam Stephenson.
I saw the Union Leader write that Floyd spoke to Liko before killing him, but we now know that to be untrue because I printed Floyd's examination at p.20/1,000 which corresponds with Caleb Macaulay's comments at p.11 of the 43 page official report. So it is irresponsible journalism -- at best -- to print that without printing the countervailing (read: substantiated) version.
I saw AP writer Beverley Wang misrepresent that wave by saying Liko was "waving someone away." That's is totally inconsistent with Liko's history with McKay when he asked for backup officers in 2003 and it is entirely inconsistent with what Caleb Macaulay said at p.10 the 43 page official report, "He did not know these people but yet he still motioned and yelled at them to stay for a minute as witnesses,,"
.....yet she wrote it.
Then I saw on CNN today where they edited out Liko motioning McKay to Tamarack Tennis Camp for witnesses and edited out the Tahoe shove before the macing.
That's all irresponsible journalism and it's not because the budget was so tight that they couldn't run those extra 10 seconds of footage. It's because the mass media would rather make a cop killer look as bad as possible while ignoring any and all of the other salient details.
To the extent that the Concord Monitor breaks from that fold -- and they broke from the fold to announce that a nasty, bubblehead prosecutor named Bill Albrecht was under an ethics investigation (see para. 2) -- so I encourage them to Keep on Keepin' on, and say something about the missing documents, as I note in this Bar Complaint warning to the Attorneys General Ayotte and Strelzin, in which the Littleton Courier is starting to report on the contradictions and other concerns in this matter, which again was closed in less than one business day, as I noted herein.
Floyd likes to threaten people, including officers and he loves to brag about how many people he has killed. We know about the "give you a third eye" threat to police, we know about the 5/11 threat to another officer "Careful son, I'm quicker than you," I read quickly in the 1,000pp. evidence CD where he says "you know I've killed 43(IIRC) people," and I've heard a rumour that he threated to shoot someone after they had a problem with his son watching gay porn in a public area. Given his track record, sadly I have little reason to doubt that.
But he killed a cop killer, so Ayotte and most of the press and the adoring public say he's a hero and Ayotte withholds crucial evidence from people who were there seconds after he shot and killed Liko. Nice.