15 August 2007

KingCast asks whether it is yellow journalism to call Bruce McKay a Bad Corporal, or a knife-wielding terrorist.

Oh, I've got another phone interview that should happen in just a few minutes that's going to shed some more light on this and I will add that input later, but for now let's take a poll given one of the complaints as noted in AnneMaria Timmon's feature:
"Tired of her questions about the test, McKay handcuffed the woman and put her in the cruiser, with her hands behind her.

Without explaining what he was doing, McKay then used a knife to cut the cruiser's seat belt off, near the woman's abdomen. "I was TERRORIZED," the woman wrote in her complaint to Montminy.

And McKay kept tabs on her." [KingCast adds: Just as he did to Liko with his high beams on the Kenney family property, 1/4 mile off the road and out of his jurisdiction]

"A few months after the first stop, McKay saw the woman's car leaving a Franconia grocery store and followed it, eventually pulling it over. The woman's 17-year-old daughter was behind the wheel, driving them for groceries. McKay approached the car and told them he needed to make sure the woman wasn't driving."

"Bruce McKay has serious power and control issues," the woman wrote.

Sounds like pure terrorist to me, (people with that profile have also been known to mentally, physically and emtionally abuse spouses) which is a interesting considering that McKay was just such a fan of the Patriot Act, as noted herein.

Also, Hmmmm.... Coincidentally, on 5 August 2007 I just may have reported a similar issue from a Franconia resident who was driving his son's car, a VW Rabbit GTi, coincidentally one just like I used to have:


Pops was driving his son's GTi past the police station when McKay saw him and assumed he was Junior. He alighted from the station house, got in his taxpayer cruiser and swooped down upon the car only to discover that it was not Junior but instead Senior.
"He was in full John Wayne mode," said the father this afternoon in a phone interview..... "I was terrified and just pressed myself back all the way in the seat and then when he saw it was me he about shit his pants and started stammering.... "Uh, I thought you had a registration violation......"

Sounds like a terrorist with a badge to this writer.

Related post: I thought the Union Leader engaged in Yellow Journalism in this instance.


Christopher King said...

Okay, so the instructions are simple. Before you issue your response, take reflection on all that has been reported about Bruce McKay and in particular this allegation and provide a yes or no response and then further comment if you so desire.

The reason why this question and issue is so key is because there MUST be something in McKay's full file about this knife incident in terms of a reprimand or something, but if not, that is even MORE of a cause for concern.

This is PRECISELY why the media should have unfettered access to certain portions of a police officer's file, as we know the police in Ohio, Florida and other states have open records.

Terrific to gain this information before filing the RSA 91-A Motion for Declaratory Judgment.

Speaking of which, time for more research on that and back to the Motion.


Anonymous said...

"in full john wayne mode", i love it! bring the corrupt NH Police down! guilty until proven innocent. wait, i've been in NH too long. CK, you rock! shall i list some other rights violating officers? its easy to do. Rod Diamond of the thornton PD should be a focal point. in my mind, possibly even worse than mckay! check this guy out. keep on truckin!

Anonymous said...

Bruce McKay was a predator that terrorized and abused people.

predator definition
1. An organism that lives by preying on other organisms.
2. One that victimizes, plunders, or destroys, especially for one's own gain.

terrorize definition
tr.v. ter·ror·ized, ter·ror·iz·ing, ter·ror·iz·es
1. To fill or overpower with terror; terrify.
2. To coerce by intimidation or fear. See Synonyms at frighten.terrorize definition

abuse definition
tr.v. a·bused, a·bus·ing, a·bus·es
1. To use wrongly or improperly; misuse: abuse alcohol; abuse a privilege.
2. To hurt or injure by maltreatment; ill-use.
3. To force sexual activity on; rape or molest.
4. To assail with contemptuous, coarse, or insulting words; revile.
5. Obsolete To deceive or trick.

I understand why you would use that term but I think of a "terrorist" as a cell of people with a political agenda.

Lifer said...

For anybody interested, the Boston Magazine article is online


Anonymous said...

Mr Swifter man,

You paint a very good picture of misconduct with his traffic stops for the lay person. You being a former lawyer should know State v. Ritcher. In this case, an officer observed a vehicle, which he properly determined to be registered to an owner who had a suspended driver's license, being driven on a public roadway. The officer observed nothing that would indicate that the driver was not the owner. It was reasonable for the officer to infer that the driver was the owner of the vehicle.

I hear an ambulance calling your name,

Christopher King said...


Still a lawyer, Poppie and also the problem with your "analysis" is that the kid with the GTi didn't have a suspended license. McKay was just out on the hunt, as I mentioned on prior occasion a comment that we have on video where another hunted young man said he pulled into Mac's, cut the key on his motorcycle and told McKay

"You will not fuck with me today."

And even beyond the stop itself then you have the demeanor, operative emphasis on the second syllable.


And here's some more food for thought:

Hey thanks for that Wang update.

For you newbies, some of us have a serious problem with reporter Wang, and I have personally emailed her about many of the falsities contained in her stories about this situation.

I am extremely happy that some of these things are coming to light, even if they are a bit candy-coated -- i.e. "abdomen" vs. privates which is a MAJOR distinction, in my opinion.

More troubling is the notion that these issues are emerging now.

"Taken together, they support the conflicting impressions of McKay that have emerged since his death...."

Heck, I've been telling her about it admittedly since his death, but everyone knew about it well BEFORE his death, as her own quoted information indicates.

And therein lies the essence of this case. Is Franconia responsible for negligent retention or negligent supervision?

Doe v. City of Signal Hill is an interesting case, no?

And given the nature of the heinous allegations against Bruce McKay, how can they continue to deny access to this COMPLETE personnel file, including any disciplinary history and responses to the complaints, mental health information, etc. etc.

The KingCast position is that they CANNOT deny access to these materials, hence the lawsuit which I now believe I can finish by the end of next week.

I may even have a draft done today to fax to reviewing counsel. But then you know I'm going to scrub that puppy up and down, back and forth until my eyeballs bleed :)

And to Mark Taylor:

You keep on keepin' on. I have heard largely positive things about you and you have a LOT on your shoulders.

Best of luck to you my brother.


Christopher King said...

6:45 Debby:

"I understand why you would use that term but I think of a "terrorist" as a cell of people with a political agenda.

Thank you for your comments. My point is that perhaps we need to rethink that definition in the context of abusive law enforcement officials who have their own agenda, be it purely political or whatever it is, if it causes mental or emotional anguish without just cause.

Peace always,


Anonymous said...

McKay's twelve years of "service" was referred to as "McKay's Reign of Terror".

Lifer said...


I know the young man who had the courage to stand his ground for his civil rights and let McKay know he wasn't going to be another one of his abused.

He could have chosen another route to circumvent McKay, but chose to confront him directly and assertively. He didn't let McKay intimidate him. No small feat as we shall see.

To this day he is still angry. Angry at a town and it's institutions that let him down and ultimately led to the demise of his friend Liko. And I don't blame him.

It is because of people with courage such as his that I became publicly involved. I hope others follow.

And as for Mark Taylor, I've always felt he tried to perform his duties with respect to the citizens and the law.

Anonymous said...

All that you touch
All that you see
All that you taste
All you feel
All that you love
All that you hate
All you distrust
All you save
All that you give
All that you deal
All that you buy
beg, borrow or steal
All you create
All you destroy
All that you do
All that you say
All that you eat
everyone you meet
All that you slight
everyone you fight
All that is now
All that is gone
All that's to come
and everything under the sun is in tune
but the sun is eclipsed by the moon.

Anonymous said...

Mr Swifter man trying walking into a court room and represent a client. Where will that land you, stripes.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Mr Swifter man trying walking into a court room and represent a client. Where will that land you, stripes.

8:21 AM

What do you mean by that? I mean, we all know that Mr. King cannot bring legal matters before the court because he isn't a lawyer. He's suspeneded, and, please correct me if I'm wrong, Mr. King, but can you go to the state of Ohio without being arrested? Did you ever pay those fines? I mean, that second ruling had to be quiet an ego blow.

I still fail to see, btw, what bearing Ohio law has on NH. I've asked this before, but don't the two separate state constitutions represent a sovereignty of government and law under the US Constitution?

I know it's obvious that I'm not a lawyer. I never went to law school, either. So, please tell us, what bearing do Ohio laws have on NH court?

Christopher King said...

8:21 and 1:52

Where have you been?

I believe you know that Kelly and her merry band of pranksters already tried to give me stripes for issuing a Demand Letter about police abuse and they lost, big time.

I took no prisoners and gave no plea.

And I can walk into any court of law I want to and represent myself or KingCast as a citizen under RSA 91-A.


And all NH Right-to-Know law is derived from, and considered with the Federal Freedom of Information Act analysis, as I have made ABUNDANTLY clear on this blawg.

But for the reading and intellectually impaired, here it is AGAIN:

"Yepper.... the final letter on Franconia's refusal to provide unfettered access to the personnel file and complaints and compliments about Bruce McKay is in the comments section and it comports with Manns v. City of Charleston as well as ACLU v. Whitman. Note to newbies: The RSA 91-A statute is analysed under the Federal Freedom of Information Act as noted in Union Leader v. City of Nashua."

And case law from other jurisdictions is of persuasive use in EVERY State. That's why when you look at legal briefs, including the one written by Nashua City Attorney Bennett that supported the KingCast position at the School Board you see all kinds of citation to cases in OTHER jurisdictions.

Here is Attorney Bennett's 5 page opinion.

Hope that helps, and have a Great Day!


Christopher King said...

" I mean, that second ruling had to be quiet an ego blow."

Nah, my ego is doing just fine :)

Anonymous said...

Lifer said......I know the young man who had the courage to stand his ground for his civil rights and let McKay know he wasn't going to be another one of his abused........Im just not seeing it that way any more... I have to ask, because Ive forgotten and cant be bothered looking but was McKay shot in the back or the side?.... Because of the bullets that hit the windshield, barn and house im fully believing Kenney wasnt defending his rights but that McKay sprayed Liko to blind him so that he could get out of the way of the incar camera and pull his gun intending to murder Liko. McKay knew Liko had a gun and would have planned to say killing Liko was in self defense and had his friend Floyd positioned up on the road as a witness. I think McKay didnt realise that Liko could still see enough to see him pull his gun and Liko was able to get his shots off first which caused McKay to spray his shots before he turned and ran....
One other thing though has come to light which may well explain this day and why there were so many times to praise McKay and so many reasons that he should have been dismissed. Apparently McKay was supposed to be on medication at the time of his death and it is becoming highly likely that he suffered from Manic Depression. If he was suffering from what is now known as Bipolar dissorder and he wasnt taking his medication it would very easily explain his anger and his actions on the day of their deaths. The times that he was praised and helpful he may have been living in a high and the times that he was dangerous, and dishonest he may have been suffering depression.... at the time of his death he certainly wasnt in control, Kenney was of no threat to him when he unleashed his pepperspray with no warning... This event took place apparently the day after he held a 79 yr old woman on the side of the road for 2 hours before releasing her without ever loggin a record of the event. This clearly shows that he was in a bad place at the time the event took place with Liko Kenney and being ona a Bipolar low quite easily explains his actions on the day.


Christopher King said...

He was shot in the side and yes Attorney Mullen made a major slip when he said McKay was on medication because now the U.S. House can demand the full toxicology reports; they don't have to care about NH laws that limit the right-to-know.

The Kenney family will be retrieving the video of the 79 year-old elder that we believe was taken on 5/10.

As noted, I have the McKay logs and it's not in there anytime for the whole week.