25 July 2007

Res Ipsa VII: KingCast picks apart witness statements from NH AG Kelly Ayotte's official Franconia Report.

Okay, first from yesterday's post you need to know that Kelly's official report deceitfully fails to mention the Constitutional violations found by Judge Cyr that meant that Liko Kenney was absolutely correct in 2003 when he told that bully cop Bruce McKay "You have no right to keep me here without Good Cause."

Got that information copied for free because I'm a member of the media, you bet. Also, Monday's trip to the Courthouse in no way absolves the Franconia Police from their ongoing duty to provide responsive documents to my request.

Now remember all of the negative comments about Liko Kenney allegedly issued by Matt Chernicki?

All of that is bunk, too, and intentionally taken out of context. More on that later, probably an affidavit in the Mandamus Petition. You see Kelly, all of Liko's friends are my friends now and they have a lot to say -- which is ultimately good for the cause of Justice, less good for you and your career. But now I know why your Homicide AAG Chief Jeffery Strelzin didn't want to come out with us on a fact-finding tour when I asked him in the lobby in front of KingCast cameras: You guys thought you had all the facts you needed in order to put this case away but you forgot one thing: I like to scamper along the baseline to return shots the State THINKS they have put away. Advantage, KingCast.

My fact finding tour will also naturally include in the Mandamus a request for the 150+ responses to the Franconia Recovery and Reconciliation inquiry that are clearly a matter of public record.

See you in Court, Counselor.

41 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mr. King:

Please explain why you are doing this. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

7:45:

Here's why. It's called American democracy:

"I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts."

- Abraham Lincoln

"Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government. Whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to rights."

- Thomas Jefferson

Anonymous said...

Chris, who was Liko's attorney, and WHY didn't he do his homework to help this kid? I do know that Liko was first told that by his attorney that they wouldn't be able to charge him and that he had a stong case and then the attorney did a back slide and encouraged him to plead guilty to assault. WAS THIS GUY IN BED WITH MCKAY? Bad counsel! These documents where open to the public so his attorney would have had this information, right? It sounds like we need to give him a call.

Anonymous said...

To the People of New Hampshire (and 7:45AM):

The public's right-to-know what their government is doing is a fundamental part of New Hampshire's democracy. For our government to remain of the people, by the people, and for the people, while protecting individuals' privacy, it is essential that the people have reasonable and open access to the information that will inform the people what their government is up to and how it is performing.

With the exception of the public business conducted at traditional annual town and school meetings, New Hampshire uses a representative form of democracy. The people's elected representatives set and carry out most public policy. New Hampshire's Constitution and the Right-to-Know Law ensure that the public has reasonable access to public meetings and public records that show what those elected representatives and the appointed public officials that carry out our laws are doing.

The people's right-to-know is embedded in our Constitution. When the current Constitution was adopted on June 2, 1784, the accountability to the people of the people's elected representatives and appointed public officials was established in Part 1, article 8, which read:

All power residing originally in, and being derived from, the people, all the magistrates and officers of government are their substitutes and agents, and at all times accountable to them.

In 1976, the people of New Hampshire amended Part 1, article 8 of our Constitution, reinforcing the existence of a right of access to public meetings and records, by adding the following two sentences:
Government, therefore, should be open, accessible, accountable and responsive. To that end, the public's right of access to governmental proceedings and records shall not be unreasonably restricted.

An integral part of the constitutional right-to-know is the protection of the freedom of speech and press guaranteed by Part 1, article 22 of the New Hampshire Constitution:
Free speech and liberty of the press are essential to the security of freedom in a state: They ought, therefore, to be inviolably preserved.

Our executive and judicial branch leaders have recognized that Part 1, articles 8 and 22 of our Constitution and Chapter 91-A of our Revised Statutes Annotated ("RSA"), the Right-to-Know Law, are intended to provide the utmost information to the people about what their government is up to. The New Hampshire Supreme Court has recognized that the Right-to-Know Law helps to carry out the Constitution's requirement that access to governmental proceedings and records not be unreasonably restricted.
As New Hampshire's Attorney General, I take an oath to uphold the Constitution and laws of our State. As part of my efforts to fulfill that duty I am proud to issue this updated Memorandum on New Hampshire's Right-to-Know Law, RSA Chapter 91-A. The purpose of this Memorandum is to provide a reference guide to the statute and to the judicial decisions that further define and explain the peoples' right-to-know. This edition includes general principles concerning the law, statutory changes since the last edition, and up-to-date judicial interpretations of the statute.

I urge every citizen, every school child, and every student of government to study the Right-to-Know Law. Truly understanding our representative form of democracy requires a sound understanding of your right-to-know about the public actions of your elected and appointed representatives. It also requires an understanding of how the law balances that right-to-know with your right to keep certain aspects of your interactions with government and certain personal information the government maintains about you private. Finally every person interested in government should understand the ease with which they may go to the Superior Court to seek enforcement of their rights under the Right-to-Know Law. This guide and the copy of RSA Chapter 91-A provided in the Appendix offers a firm foundation of understanding for this fundamental aspect of New Hampshire's democracy.

I strongly recommend that all public officials learn their responsibilities under the Right-to-Know Law. This guide should be kept easily accessible and referred to when you are faced with questions on the application of the law. When you are uncertain about the application of the law to a specific circumstance, State officials should consult my Office and municipal and county officials should consult with legal counsel.

I am making this Memorandum widely available to the public, the press, New Hampshire's schools, and state and local officials. It will also be posted on my Department's website.

As always, my Office stands ready to provide guidance in complying with RSA 91-A to state and local officials, the public and the media. While enforcement of the Right-to-Know Law is assigned to the Superior Court, my Office will continue to promote the public's understanding of the Right-to-Know Law and compliance with the Right-to-Know Law by public officials.

- Kelly Ayotte
http://doj.nh.gov/publications
/right_to_know.html

Anonymous said...

8:33AM fixed type-o's

Chris, who was Liko's attorney, and WHY didn't he do his homework to help this kid? I do know that Liko was first told by his attorney that they wouldn't be able to charge him and that he had a stong case and then the attorney did a back slide and ENCOURAGED him to plead guilty to assault. WAS THIS GUY IN BED WITH MCKAY? Bad counsel! These documents where open to the public so his attorney would have had this information, right? It sounds like we need to give him a call.

Anonymous said...

contact Liko's attorney Chris. Was he a public defender? Corrupted...in bed with McKay?

Anonymous said...

So this blog is to uphold the principals of democracy? OK.

Anonymous said...

I have a few stories that people may find interesting.

Long ago, I was walking through the woods in a park very near Franconia. I heard a scuffling sound in the woods. It was daytime, and didn't sound like other hikers.

I stood still for a time, but didn't hear the sound again. To this day, I wonder what that sound was.

The second story regards politics. Eliot Spitzer is the governor of NY. He said this last year: "It's a war," Spitzer fumed last spring regarding his relationship with Bruno. "People know me. They will never see me leave the field of battle without a lot of scars on me and the other side."

Now Spitzer has some problems of his own.

Maybe that will help when you think about why Liko killed the cop.

Anonymous said...

8:33:

Any responsible parent will tell that that doing the homework for the child is not helping him (or her) at all. At some point, when they get older, they will have to think for themselves.

If they don't master that skill, and then start taking drugs, they can become paranoid and might even wind up shooting a cop.

Anonymous said...

Lifer: I don't know you, but I strongly suspect you are being played.

Anonymous said...

I fart in your general direction.

Anonymous said...

Frenchie:

(Strike up the Band!):

.....

Give me
Your dirty love
Just like your mama
Make her fuzzy poodle do
(Oh, Frenchie . . . )

Give me
Your dirty love
The way your mama
Make that nasty poodle chew

I'll ignore your cheap aroma
And your little-bo-peep diploma
I'll just put you in a coma
With some dirty love
Some dirty love
That dirty love
That dirty love

THE POODLE BITES!
(Come on, Frenchie)
THE POODLE CHEWS IT!
(Snap it!)
THE POODLE BITES!
(Come on, Frenchie)
THE POODLE CHEWS IT!
(Snap it!)
THE POODLE BITES!
(Come on, Frenchie)
THE POODLE CHEWS IT!
(Snap it!)
THE POODLE BITES!
(Come on, Frenchie)
THE POODLE CHEWS IT!
(Not a speck of cereal!)
THE POODLE BITES!
(Come on, Frenchie)
THE POODLE CHEWS IT!
(Nothing but the best for my dog!)
THE POODLE BITES!
(Come on, Frenchie)
THE POODLE CHEWS IT!
(Come on!)
THE POODLE BITES!
(Come on, Frenchie)
THE POODLE CHEWS IT!
(Little paws sticking up!)
THE POODLE BITES!
(Little curly head!)
THE POODLE CHEWS IT!
(Little curly tail!)

Anonymous said...

10:35AM obviously we have your attention...or you wouldn't be on this blawg...now go off to another place like a busy little bee and buzz off if you don't like what we have to say here.

you must be in love with Bruce the abuser!

Anonymous said...

10:40 -

"Maybe that will help when you think about why Liko killed the cop."

...nor will I ask you to enlighten me. Seems to be some anger issues happenin' here, though.

Breathe deeply.

skylune said...
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Anonymous said...

When I was a young child, I had only a bicycle, baseball glove, and an old, sliced up baseball to play with. We were poor, but happy. My friends were in the same boat.

We would ride our bicycles until dusk, when we would hear our mothers calling out, summoning us home. My mom's voice would carry for long distances --the baseball field was at least a mile and a half from my home -- and I always heard her. That is because the sky was not as crowded with small aircraft, and auto traffic was light, no no one had loud stereos back then. (It was in the 60s.)

The only sounds that would compete with our mothers' voices were the sounds of gunfire coming from the fields. You see, there were many red necks where I grew up. And they had shotguns. They would hunt, but also shoot at abandoned cars in the woods.

The woods were littered with empty shotgun casings. I can still see them, the red and brass casings, lying on the ground.

I see this website like my mom's voice, calling out to me, over the sound of gunfire.

If you have any questions you need answered, I might be able to help.

(Skylune)

skylune said...
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skylune said...

Ok. Here is a true story.

When I was a child, I too was poor, and rode bikes with my friends. Sometimes, I would attach a baseball card to the fork of the front wheel with a wooden clothes pin, so that the card would hit against the spokes when I rode. Attached in such a manner, the card would make a clicking sound as I pedaled happily peddled about.

Over time though, the card would become worn out. After all, baseball cards were only made out of cardboard in those days!

Then, I had a choice: replace the card with a new one. Or remove it. If I removed it, the next question quickly became: "What do I do with the wooden clothes pin?"

Usually, I would replace the card. Sometimes, though, I thought I would get a little cute, and took a slightly frayed card and placed it back into my pack, and I would go flip cards with my friends, hoping to restock my cards with fresh, crisp ones, so that the sound would also be crisp.

That stragegy worked for me, and you guys might think about doing the same thing when you think about this case.

skylune said...

Oh yeah, I forgot to refer you to this governement secrecy blog. Here is today's release:

CRS Views Congress's Contempt Power
A major new report (pdf) from the Congressional Research Service provides a detailed account of Congress's contempt power, including the use of contempt proceedings to coerce compliance with congressional demands for information or testimony and to punish non-compliance.

"This report examines the source of the contempt power, reviews the historical development of the early case law, outlines the statutory and common law basis for Congress's contempt power, and analyzes the procedures associated with each of the three different types of contempt proceedings. In addition, the report discusses limitations both nonconstitutional and constitutionally based on the power."

The 68-page report also examines the Justice Department position that "Congress cannot, as a matter of statutory or constitutional law, invoke either its inherent contempt authority or the criminal contempt of Congress procedures against an executive branch official acting on instructions by the President to assert executive privilege in response to a congressional subpoena."

See "Congress's Contempt Power: Law, History, Practice, and Procedure," July 24, 2007


And here is the link:
http://www.fas.org/blog/secrecy/

I will be contacting the American Federation of Scientists to get this blog linked to their site. There is some excellent thinking going on here, especially by scholars like Duffy, and TL.

Anonymous said...

Ahh, Wednesday afternoon. The time that the castouts from the ER in Michael Moore's Sicko get put on the AG's payroll for a few hours.

Almost laughable if it weren't so pathetically obvious.

skylune said...

Laugh all you want B. Rhapsody, but Queen couldn't carry FZ's jock strap, and live they were terrible. They needed lotsa studio remix. FZ, on the other hand, in concert, was awesome.

Anonymous said...

What about the Muffin Man?

Them be cool lyrics too:

The muffin man is seated at the table in the laboratory of the utility muffin
Research kitchen... reaching for an oversized chrome spoon he gathers an
Intimate quantity of dried muffin remnants and brushing his scapular aside
Procceds to dump these inside of his shirt...
He turns to us and speaks:

Some people like cupcakes better. I for one care less for them!

Arrogantly twisting the sterile canvas snoot of a fully charged icing
Anointment utensil he poots forths a quarter-ounce green rosette (oh ah yuk
Yuk... lets try that again...!) he poots forth a quarter-ounce green rosette
Near the summit of a dense but radiant muffin of his own design.
Later he says:

Some people... some people like cupcakes exclusively, while myself, I say
There is naught nor ought there be nothing so exalted on the face of gods grey
Earth as that prince of foods... the muffin!

Girl you thought he was a man
But he was a muffin
He hung around till you found
That he didnt know nuthin

Girl you thought he was a man
But he only was a-puffin
No cries is heard in the night
As a result of him stuffin

Bruce fowler on trombone, napoleon murphy brock on tenor sax, and lead vocals,
Terry bozzio on drums, tom fowler on bass, denny walley on slide, george duke
On keyboards, captain beefheart on vocals, and soprano sax, and madness. thank
You very much for coming to the concert tonight. hope you enjoyed it. goodnight
Austin, texas, where ever you are.

skylune said...

10:40:

That was a good story. It reminds me of another FZ song, "Titties and Beer" which also has alot of analogies to the McKay/Liko feud. Check out the part about the devil in red, for example.

It was the blackest night
There was no moon in sight
You know the stars aint shinin
cause the skys too tight
I heard the scarey wind
I seen some ugly trees
There was a werewolf honkin
long the side of me

Im mean n Im bad, yknow I aint no sissy
Got a big-titty girly by the name of chrissy
Talkin about her n my bike n me...
n this ride up the mountain of mystery, mystery

I noticed even the crickets
Was actin weird up here
And so I figured I might
Just drink a little beer
I said, gimme summa that what yer suckin on...
But there was no reply
cause she was gone...

Wheres those titties that I like so well
n my goddamn beer!
Is what I started to yell, then I heard this noise
Like a crunchin twig, n up jumped the devil...hes about this big...

He had a red suit on
An a widows peak
An then a pointed tail
n like a sulphur reek
Yes, it was him awright
I sweared I knowed it was
He had some human flesh
Stuck underneath his claws
You know it looked to me
Like it was titty skin
I said, you sonofabitch!
cause I was mad at him,
Well he just got out his floss
n started cleanin his fang
So I shot him with my shooter
Said: bang bang bang

Then the sucker just laughed n said, put it away...
You know, I ate her all up...now what you
Gonna say?
You ate my chrissy? titties n all!
Well, what about the beer then, boy? were the cans
This tall?
Even her boots? would I lie to you?
Shit, you musta been hungry! yes, this is true.
Well dont they pay you good for the
Stuff that you do?
Well, you know, I cant complain when the checks come through...

Well I want my chrissy, n I want my beer
So you just barf it back up now, devil,
Do you hear?

Blow it out your ass, motorcycle man! I mean, I am the devil,
Do you understand? just what will you give me
For your
Titties and beer? I suppose you noticed this little
Contract here... yer goddam right, you son-of-a-whore,
Dont call me that
Thats about the only reason
...gimme that paper...bet yer ass Ill sign...
cause I need a beer, n its titty-squeezin time

Man, you cant fool me...you aint that bad...
I mean you shoulda seen some of the souls I had...
Why there was milhous nixon n agnew, too...
n both of those suckers was worse n you...

Well, lets make a deal if you think thats true
I mean, youre the devil, so whatcha gonna do?

(improvised dialog)
Wait a minute...a tinge of doubt crosses my mind...when you say...
That you want to make a deal with me...

Thats very, very true
Im only interested in two things
Yeah?
See if you can guess what they are

I would think...uh...lets see, maybe stravinsky...

Ill give you two clues. let go of your pickle

What?

Let go of your pickle!

Im not holding my pickle

Well, whos holding your pickle then?

I dont know...shes out in the audience...
Hey dale, would you like to come up here and hold
My pickle to satisfy this weird man out on the stage?

Im only interested in two things, and thats
Titties and beer
You know what I mean?
What?
Titties and beer
Titties and beer
Titties and beer
Titties and beer
Titties and beer
Titties and beer
Titties and beer!
Titties and beer!
I dont know if youre the right guy?
Titties and beer!
Titties and beer!

No! dont sign it! give me time to think...
I mean hold on a second boy, cause thats magic ink!

And then the devil let go of his pickle
And out come my girl, there was her titties
Flop-floppin...all around the world

She said I got me three beers and a fistful of downs
And Im gonna get ripped, so fuck, you clowns!
Then she gave us the finger, it was rigid and stiff
Thats when the devil, he farted
And she went right over the cliff!
The devil was mad, I took off to my pad
I swear I do declare, how did she get back there?
I swear I do declare, how did she get back there?
I swear I do declare, how did she get back there?
I swear I do declare, how did she get back there?
I swear I do declare, how did she get back there?

Anonymous said...

Is King removing posts???

Anonymous said...

Since someone brought up Spitzer in this here blog, let me share with y'all my letter to the editor of the Observer Dispatch...

Wednesday morning, I heard on the local news that Mrs. Spitzer was having a meeting at the Radisson Hotel in Utica. Being acutely interested in the wellbeing of the area, I was looking forward to meeting her and welcoming her to city I am proud of. When I got to the ballroom, I was informed that they were “not accepting walk-ins” despite ample room and low attendance. While I am embarrassed to be turned away, I am saddened more for our elitist and exclusive democracy. As a registered and credentialed lobbyist in my adopted state of New Hampshire, I am stunned at the treatment I received in the city which raised me. Public meetings should not be held privately, nor should private meetings be publicized.

Oliver Ruff
Utica, NY

Anonymous said...

You should not be surprised. Spitzer and his cronies are hypcrites and frauds, limousine liberals posing as caring for the common guy.

Its a sham. Spitzer was a terrible prosecutor as AG, and used to basically throw around unsubstantiated charges publicly, in the papers. He got many companies to pay, simply to make him go away. His record in court was poor.

Google keywords "Spitzer" and "Hank Greenberg." Spitzer tried to destroy this man, the CEO of AIG, a large insurance company. Greenberg fought back, and won, making Spitzer look foolish in the process.

Gov. Spitzer has now taken his sliming tactics to the governor's mansion, and had his henchman put a bogus story in the paper about a rival poltician's (Joe Bruno) unauthorized use of state aircraft. The henchmen then used the story, that THEY THEMSELVES PLANTED, to have an investigation launched. Problem is, Bruno called him on it, and the new AG of the state, Cuomo, with political ambitions of his own, found that the charges were false.

Spitzer, being a slimeball politician, and a total hypocrite, denied he had anything to do with planting the story, and suspended his top aid.

Like the Liko Kenney/McKay story, there are no heroes.

Anonymous said...

skylune and or trevize,

your posts are making really big points for the AG and LE. Bet people are feeling really secure with both of them from the sounds of your bizarro posts. I don't think you are doing them any favors.

skylune said...

Lynch is a slimeball too, because he passed a budget that virtually ensures that there will be a state budget crisis in the next few years, at which point he will put forth an income or (more likely) sales tax proposal.

When you elect Democrats, you get this subterfuge -- jack up spending first, then figure out which taxes to propose to pay for it.

When you elect Republicans, you make the labor unions mad -- they like Democrats, who keep them fatter.

Basically, all politicians are crooks. Ayotte is a politician, just an unpolished one. But she has no real critics, other than certain bloggers with crazy websites...

Anonymous said...

11:57
it's been great scrolling with the trolls this afternoon.
my scholarly advice is to stay on topic.
TL

Christopher King said...

8:33

His first lawyer left the case for reasons I will only find in the Superior Court. I have my ideas about what happened but I will wait until I read that file.

1:28

To what bloggers with crazy website do you refer? Do you mean the ones preparing Mandamus Actions or publishing notice of actual Constitutional violations?

Namaste.

Christopher King said...

8:39

Again I have no problem with Attorney James Brooks' work and yes I have spoken with him, twice on Monday.

I put his name in this post.

It's what happened AFTER James left that I have a concern about for reasons I've already stated.

Christopher King said...

7:45

Mr. King:

Please explain why you are doing this. Thank you.

7:45 AM

***********

Why not? How could I NOT be doing this? What else should someone do who has my background as a reporter, an AAG and a Civil Rights lawyer do when they see this sort of coverup and travesty of Justice so clearly manifest?

Peace.

Anonymous said...

"Like the Liko Kenney/McKay story, there are no heroes."

this is a little too myopic

technically it is the Liko Kenney/Mckay/GregFloyd/GregFloyd/Caleb story.

In the larger picture, Liko Kenney was heroic in his defense of Caleb.

Anonymous said...

b.rhapsody and TL,

I'm with ya. Good advice.

To the Rock and the Scholar
from debby

Anonymous said...

Chris,

It is wild to have people spit into the face of truth, is it not? I guess you are used to it.

Keep the strength and dare I say......light and love

debby

skylune said...

1:22:

First, I am NOT Trevzie. Second, this forum is free form, a free for all, with 5/11 and law enforcement as a backdrop. I am interested in these topics. That is why I am here.

Second, as far as I can see, there are NO RULES here, and people can post whatever they want. Most is related to 5/11, and there is some trolling, and some comedy. This has also attracted me.

Anonymous said...

CK

You are a rock star, keep in keepin' on, bro! Green tea and sushi! Big Peace!

Anonymous said...

sorry skylune,

I just cannot understand your points at all. Maybe there is none.

Christopher King said...

As to Skylune:

A little obtuse but I see no reason to go hating on him or her.

I get the bicycle thing, totally.

As for the other reference I'll have to look into it, and I'm not entirely thrilled with the lack of information on the blogger profile page, so we'll see.

Meanwhile, see what Judge Cyr has to say about Kelly Ayotte.

Namaste.

Anonymous said...

1:28 Chris, I realize you're still working on the file, but who was the 2nd atty?

Christopher King said...

Sure:

It was Gerard Boyle, now a District Court judge in Concord.

-c