12 August 2007

KingCast presents: RSA 91-A request to Lisbon Fire Chief for alleged fire and kitten abuse & nonpayment for service by Franconia Corporal Bruce McKay.

First I told you about Michael Vick and Bruce McKay a coupla' weeks ago and how I can't respect either one of them now.

And In the related post link at the bottom of this entry you can see where KingCast posed the question of whether Bruce McKay lit a trash fire that had to be put out by Lisbon Firefighters, left hungry kittens and dead-beated on his rent to his landlord, who even as an attorney was so scared to call him on it that he just sucked it up. That's because Bruce was a bully, as noted by a certain town resident for our KingCast cameras.

This information was gleaned from said landlord at a Sunoco station a few weeks ago from one of my sources who hasn't been wrong about anything yet.

13 August 2007:

Re: NH RSA 91-A Right-to-Know requests on Bruce McKay’s apartment/trash fire

Dear Chief Houston:

I first want to express my gratitude for the often thankless job that you all perform each and every day. Please take time to read my short piece on “9/11 and the negative space,” which is linked at the top of this 1 August posting celebrating the website “Workingfirefighters.com,” in which I note that “Michael Briggs and firefighters are real heroes…. Bruce McKay was a zero.”

That having been said, could you please provide the following:

1. A copy of any and all audio transmissions involving a fire at any former residence of Franconia Corporal Bruce McKay.

2. A copy of any and all correspondence, including emails, activity logs or other reports to or from your department bearing the name “Bruce McKay” or in any way referring to him.

3. If not contemplated by the previous responses, please provide a copy of any invoices for services and receipts showing payment for services rendered at any residence of Franconia Corporal Bruce McKay.

I should note that the wife of my Assistant Fire Chief neighbor in Nashua said about McKay and the Franconia shooting tragedy, “there’s something fishy in Denmark.”

But everyone knows now, so you don’t have to be afraid to produce the responsive documents so that New Hampshire can set the record straight and move on to being a better place where people don’t have to die to live free from abusive people like Bruce McKay.

Very truly yours,

______________________
Christopher King, J.D.
On behalf of KingCast.net
On behalf of Franconia Collective.

cc: All kinds of firefighters all over the Country.

Related post: YouTube video of 2003 police abuse fostered by Bruce McKay against Liko Kenney.

21 comments:

Christopher King said...

Oh, sure the state huffed and puffed and pushed it chest all out while denigrating Liko Kenney as Sgt. Wentworth called him a "dirtbag" at p. 353 of the official report.

The Court's going to love hearing THAT.

We'll see who the real dirtbags are because when you start pointing a finger at someone you got three others coming right back at yourself.

Christopher King said...

Oh, and it definitely happened.

You can tell when it registers in someone's voice because at 11:46 a.m. today I had a 3:27 phone conversation with a Lisbon Police officer and when I told him what I wanted..... you could just hear it in his voice. Some things you know from being a reporter and lawyer, investigating things all of your professional life.

Then when I dropped the landlord's name I said "And you know I don't want to bother Mr. [Blankety-blank] with this, I figured I would rather just get it from the Station....."

He just said umm-ummm.....

He did NOT say "whatcha' talkin' bout, Wilis???"

Christopher King said...

Perhaps the reason the fire grew so large it required an alarm call is because Liko Kenney's use-of-force report, arrest report and other documents that might indicate that Fox Hill park was a "suspicious place" as Bruce said (isten to him here) were all up in there.

Attorney Mullen is helping me to try to find that information. Read some of our correspondence right here.

Christopher King said...

It's really something because one of these days I'll tell you who that lawyer is, and when you realize that even he was afraid to file a complaint against Bruce McKay for fear of getting his ass beat, then you understand why Liko Kenney was so damn scared and why he shot that creep, after getting a Tahoe to the car and a can of mace to the face -- again, with no directive or command, which given a guy like McKay is TOTALLY terrifying.

There's a whole lot of rational people who would have shot McKay right then and there, too, especially if they knew the things about McKay that Liko and other locals knew.

Stick around.

Anonymous said...

i was fine with wentworth's official statement, fully appreciating the chaos and horror at the scene and his overwhelming responsibility to cope with it....until i got to the part where he called liko a dirtbag, and referred to liko's car as a piece of crap.
he then details the extent of his friendship with mckay.
i didn't read similar animosity from wentworth to floyd as he described their interactions at the scene.
in fact, floyd requested that wentworth treat him especially well, since he'd done such a good deed by shooting liko, while attempting to save the life of mckay. wentworth was very cool with that.
even caleb was treated as a suspect at the scene, as he was handcuffed, but not floyd.
wentworth admitted he didn't know immediately who played what role in the shootings, but he quickly made a determination and acted upon it, giving floyd a free ride.
liko's trial happened simultaneously with his own murder. a pretty incredible scenario.

Christopher King said...

10:09

Exactly, exactly, exactly, and that is why I am putting that passage before the Court in the Right-to-Know litigation.

BTW you can infer who the landlord is by reading this post and asking yourself where all of those folks from the IMF stayed while in New Hampshire.

Peace.

Anonymous said...

When people feel it is unimportant to point out McKay's history it is because they feel it is disconnected from 5/11.

Even if that is someone's personal opinion, it is extremely important to look at the information in light of the fact that McKay operated in this manner with the stamp of approval by his Chief and the AG. This is a problem to be addressed. LEO needs to be held accountable by some governing body as it is obvious that corruption was overlooked. It light of that McKay's past actions should all be brought out into the open so that the PD and selectman are forced to make necessary changes in how things are governed.

Anonymous said...

The town officials know the truth about McKay. The ball is in their court. They have the choice to acknowledge and make the changes. They are choosing to withhold and deny, which in turn forces the people to demand that the town's dirty laundry be aired for all to see.

Christopher King said...

I know.

It's a downward spiral, but they would have gotten away with it if it weren't for diligent counsel for the family and this blawg and the forthcoming RSA 91-A lawsuit.

So Liko is physically dead, but again that Spirit comes forward and New Hampshire will be addressing Right-to-Know issues on police personnel files and email production that it has not yet fully and directly addressed.

I'm honored to be a part of it.

Namaste.

Christopher King said...

Oh, yeah Debby:

It's called Negligent Hire and Negligent Retention.

Here's a few jury verdicts about that.

The State would have it so that background matters for Michael Vick and Liko Kenney but not for Bruce McKay or Shooter Floyd.

It doesn't work that way because accurate background of all parties is important in some measure and it is always important when we are dealing with LE who carry guns and badges and other implements of oppression, paid for with our tax dollars.

But unlike Florida or Ohio of course we can't get that background in NH without suing for it, so that's what I'm going to do.

Anonymous said...

Is there an actual working link to the investigative files released to date?

Christopher King said...

1:05

Of course. Run a word search for "investigative files" or "SAABnet" and it will turn up.

Meanwhile, check out what else happened today when I met some folks who know Liko and Franconia.

Anonymous said...

"It's really something because one of these days I'll tell you who that lawyer is, and when you realize that even he was afraid to file a complaint against Bruce McKay for fear of getting his ass beat"

His ass beat in court? He couldn't even beat a lowly police prosecutor? What a chicken shit lawyer!!

Anonymous said...

If you got yourself on McKay's radar, it was pretty unpleasant. If you didn't allow him to play out his role of "King of the universe", he would never leave you alone (as we see with Liko), EVER! Ask Tim Stephenson, who wasn't interested in taking McKay's crap. He spent thousands due to the constant trumped up legal games McKay played with him. People had to weigh things....do I let this A**H**LE play his power trip or take him on for the rest of my life. He was a tormentor. You are correct about him being rather lowly, though.

Anonymous said...

First of all, I think it is tremendously unfortunate at best that you have to see everything in terms of those who always agree with everything that you say aka "those who seek justice" VS those who EVER disagree with or question anything that you say, aka "haters."

Second, whose bright idea was it to put a picture of a defiant, beer-drinking Liko Kenney on a tree in Swiftwater NH that had previously been a remembrance for Maura Murray?

Third, IS there actually an organization called "the Franconia Colletive" or did you just make that up?

Thanks in advance for your responses.

Christopher King said...

In general:

Look not many people are ready, willing and able to stand up to a cop, especially one who goes around holding his gun and telling folks he's gonna do whatever it takes to get you to leave.

Think about how NASTY that really is.

Hell for me to go up against Marty Dunn was child's play next to that. As much of an ass as Marty was, I NEVER heard stories like that about him I can say that.

Anyway, I'm pretty sure I could have rocked Marty in a fistfight, but Bruce? He was a Big Guy. You make one mistake and he's GOTCHA.

And if he doesn't, Shooter Floyd would prolly happenstance his ass on down for backup.

8:51

There is indeed an organization called the Franconia Collective, of which you obviously are not a part.

You may email us at franconia511@yahoo.com

Peace.

Christopher King said...

8:51

Did you know that Liko and a friend of his tried to help Fred Murray search for his daughter back in the Day?

Yep.

And did you know that the Murrays are cool with me?

Yep.

And did you even know the context of that picture of Liko with the beer in his hand?

I posted it already, but in case you missed it, here it is:

"PS: The reason Liko is pumped up is because it's a post-wedding party and there is a guy on a dynometer revving his bike up to redline just out of view to his left. See the blue flash in the corner? I've seen the FULL picture so I thought I might explain that because I've had haters come in here and make negative comments about the picture...... but as with the story in general, once you take a step back and look at the FULL picture, your viewpoint and understanding changes dramatically."

You got a problem with someone drinking a beer at a wedding party?

I bet McKay would.

He had problems with families camping at the park for Crissakes. Read part of my interview with an old friend of mine I ran into at a mutual friend's 50th birthday right here.

Got any other questions?

Anonymous said...

8:51,

Do you drink at all? Did Maura drink? Come oooonnnn.

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 8:51 PM said

First of all, I think it is tremendously unfortunate at best that you have to see everything in terms of those who always agree with everything that you say aka "those who seek justice" VS those who EVER disagree with or question anything that you say, aka "haters."

Second, whose bright idea was it to put a picture of a defiant, beer-drinking Liko Kenney on a tree in Swiftwater NH that had previously been a remembrance for Maura Murray?

Third, IS there actually an organization called "the Franconia Colletive" or did you just make that up?

Thanks in advance for your responses.



The term “hater” has been bandied about here and taken out of context IMO. The Urban Dictionary defines the term as follows:

A person that simply cannot be happy for another person's success. So rather than be happy they make a point of exposing a flaw in that person.

Hating, the result of being a hater, is not exactly jealousy. The hater doesn’t really want to be the person he or she hates, rather the hater wants to knock them down a notch.


I have seen many instances where someone has made statements of disagreement that have been responded to fairly and kindly. These instances were because the poster gave insight in a rational manner and simply didn’t attack the messenger with no substance to the argument (ad hominem). The term hater was used initially to define those who came here with ad hominem arguments, and it fits. Unfortunately, those same people took that term and twisted it in a greater context, which King never intended.

Unfortunately you, in your post have perpetuated this false pretext, probably unwittingly. However, I can see your dilemma with this, as Chris is flamboyant and unafraid to support his position and opinions. It is my belief this trait comes from being trained as a lawyer and a journalist. Neither profession is for “shrinking violets”. To thrive in them you have to become tenacious and repetitive at times in order to make points and stay on topic.

I would dare say that a similar tactic of labeling “haters” and stifling them is done at mauramurraymissing.com. Your group has defined its own style and parameters under which you operate. Anyone that flies in the face of “acceptable” behavior is immediately jumped on and reprimanded. The forum at mauramurrymissing.com also has the advantage that everyone must join to participate, and as such you can maintain a control over “haters” and “trolls”. Chris, much to his credit has not implemented anything like this, and as far as I can tell, each and every post from an outside party is left as is, warts and all. I guess it has to do with that pesky “First Amendment” thing, freedom of speech and all. It would be rather two-faced to do otherwise.

You use the words “those who seek justice” in a derogatory way, yet isn’t that the goal of the forum over at mauramurrymissing.com? You seek justice for Maura and the Murray family by hopefully finding the truth about what happened and ultimately bringing her home. Franconia 5/11 and Maura and not that far removed when you look at both cases from the LE standpoint. The common thread running through each is LE ineptitude or worse purposely mismanaged investigations. We also have a possibility of corruption and cover-ups. It seems logical to me, since Fred Murray has been denied his right to know, that any attempt to shake the “powers that be” would be welcome. Maybe, just maybe, a change of guard is needed at the highest levels of LE in the state. Maybe that would lead to a reinvigorated and deliberate effort on the part of LE to get the answers you seek. Maybe they have the answers and are keeping them from Fred. As preposterous as that may seem, it is within the realm of possibilities. Why not explore them? This is the point of the “Franconia Collective”. To dissect the evidence and make a case for an open, honest, and independent investigation. To bring meaning to the Right-To-Know laws, to bring sanity back to local LE practices. All done through legal redress of our Government as promised by the Constitution. All these goals you share too, to some degree. Why not come along for the “ride”? I understand your topic is all Maura all the time, which is fine and your right, but doesn’t that preclude thinking outside the box of a larger picture? Are you not possibly missing chances to obtain your goal?

This brings me to your second point. Why would someone “desecrate” Maura’s memorial with a picture of Liko? No you didn’t use the word “desecrate” but your tone implied it. First of all, that picture is of celebration, not defiance. Second of all, you make your statement in a fashion that accuses the “Collective” of doing this. What happened to all the talk of not making accusations until the facts are known? I read a lot of that on your forum when talking about SBD aka School Bus Driver. Did you ever stop to think that whoever did this had the genuine intention of showing respect for Maura and Maura’s family? Maybe it was their way of placing “flowers” at the memorial in the spirit of sympathy and support? I believe that was what it was meant to be; a show of support knowing that there is some commonality between the cases. Keep in mind Liko showed those traits to Fred Murray. He didn’t turn his back or force him off his land. I know many “locals” have been less than kind to Fred’s efforts, but this is not one of those IMO. FYI, I have no idea who, or the intent. I just wanted to make the point we have more in common than we have real differences.

The Franconia Collective exists in spirit and on the WWW. It is an organization but we do not have meetings, dues, or bake sales. It is a group of concerned citizens wanting answers, wanting justice, and wanting to make a difference. Not unlike mauramurraymissing.com.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

First of all, I think it is tremendously unfortunate at best that you have to see everything in terms of those who always agree with everything that you say aka "those who seek justice" VS those who EVER disagree with or question anything that you say, aka "haters."

Second, whose bright idea was it to put a picture of a defiant, beer-drinking Liko Kenney on a tree in Swiftwater NH that had previously been a remembrance for Maura Murray?

Third, IS there actually an organization called "the Franconia Colletive" or did you just make that up?

Thanks in advance for your responses.

8:51 PM


This post saddens me very much. As for Liko's picture being put on Maura's tree, I can see where that would be taken as disrespectful as the tree is a remembrance for "HER". I do not however, believe that whoever did it had that awareness and would surmise that it has more to do with the problems in how things are in the "system" that are perceived to join the two. Liko, in life and death. Maura, in her disappearance. I do not know who did it and understand the sensitivity attached to it.

I would also like to make a very clear point, that the people I have found to have the greatest interest in Maura's disappearance are many that have ties to Liko Kenney. Many of us have given our hearts to Maura since her name being brought up around 5/11 and have spent a great deal of time reading the details of her case.

Whoever wrote the above post most certainly has not done the same for Liko Kenney. Sorry to here that and also that you have "labeled" us, while we have done nothing of the sort to your own perspective as a forum. I am not directing this at Maura's forum but to the person posting here.

Christopher King said...

As I have said, I have spoken with the Murrays and would love to check into their Right-to-Know litigation next.

Peace and Love,

-c