Update: NH AG Kelly Ayotte and Jeffery Strelzin hid this witness.
In about one hour I am going to watch two men, two sentient beings, die deaths that could have been prevented, regardless from which "side" of this issue one views things. Nothing in the World will ever bring them back physically, but what we can -- and must do -- is to ask ourselves exactly three things in general:
1. What is the most disconcerting thing about this tragedy?
2. What is the best way for the community move forward with so many police and crime issues continuing, i.e. sex offenders, missing women and thievery, all documented on this blawg elsewhere.
3. If you knew Liko Kenney or Bruce McKay, what was the thing about either man that you liked the most?
There you have the essence of that portion of the KingCast movie, "Franconia 5/11," and Liko's friends, family as well as Law Enforcement personnel from the area are welcome to participate; that's why it just stuck in my craw when Governor Lynch hung up on me.
I will then, in the space below, offer my commentary on the video and related materials over the course of time. I expect this to be a rather lengthy post, obviously and could take us to production later this week.
Christopher King, J.D.
First and foremost I have reason to believe that Sam Stephenson and Chuck Hebert both gave TAPED statements to the police and they were first on the scene right after Floyd. And of course their statements should have been taped, it's a fresh murder investigation for Pete's sake. There is just a written statement in the AG's Report and NOTHING from C.H. Sam did say that Floyd's son said Caleb was lucky he had not been shot because he and his friend tried to run Floyd's father over.
Excuuuuse me, but Caleb was a passenger. Sounds like criminal menacing for Floyd. Again.
Second, BTW in the video at 19:15:53 you can clearly see Liko motion Shooter Floyd to come in as a witness, and we must wonder the selective audio given to us by WMUR, who has had a spokesperson on YouTube issue materially false statements already, as noted in this post. So strange that Shooter Floyd, with a scanner, happened on by at that time.
Read the comments section later to see the email from me to Attorney Strelzin I am writing, that notes that while the 2003 video plays, the 2007 does not (on 4 different machines), nor does Caleb Macaulay's taped statement play on three different machines. Fascinating. I expect a return call from him tomorrow morning ASAP noting if anyone else has had problems.
Below are the summaries of Caleb Macaulay's statement (and we know how that goes) preceded by the secret email to Attorney X, which notes that the entire investigation was indeed complete within one business day, as I noted herein. Said email also clearly notes that Shooter Floyd had no idea if Bruce McKay was dead or alive. Despite that, Floyd acknowledges at p. 20 of the 1,000pp transcript that he said nothing and just shot Liko "I could have put two directly in his heart," says Floyd.
And then Floyd threatened another cop, Philliip R. Blanchard, who came upon the scene as noted at p. 16 of the Official Report: "Easy son, I'm quicker than you."
After that is a verbatim transcript of the tape of the Thompson family women who live directly across the street.
"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."
Having now listened to the Grafton Dispatch McKay did call it in. Having now watched the video (or at least as much as WMUR let us hear and see but I bet there is more)you can see Liko was pointing McKay up the road toward Tamarack tennis, which is key because I have reason to believe the men were ordered not to have contact unless absolutely necessary. In any event, McKay did indeed mace without saying a word, and it was a lot. The autopsy note at p. 25 of the summary says "faint amount of oily residue on the right side of his face," but to me it was a plume of pepper. Ayotte reports at p.11 "[Caleb] surmised that Kenney might have driven over Cpl. McKay because he could not see as Kenney had taken most of the pepper spray."
Not to entirely justify what Liko did, but this is what I saw and I would be scared as hell too, especially if I knew that we were not supposed to have contact, and that Tahoe definitely made contact. As a matter of policing, why did McKay just blast Liko with mace and walk away, kind of like, "Take that, kid." Did anyone else see anything different?
Well, the kid didn't take it and sadly, the rest is history.
Except for the Civil Action against Floyd for what WMUR chose not to show us or let us hear.
To further insult our collective intelligence, there is all matter of questionable "other acts" of Liko in the report but not one mention of any complaints against McKay, and I mean NOT ONE, even though we have an alleged complaint of spousal abuse andI have direct knowledge from another attorney that he complained after McKay maced his 110lb blonde client, and we know there were issues when he maced out some kids at a public school. And I've read in the Caledonian Record that there were complaints against him. And we know he was sued and settled for threatening an area resident as well, yet NONE of this is in report. That's why I know it's a sham.