UPDATE: LvsNH started a Topix thread on this and reports that the online story has a different focus/slant.
UPDATE: The online story and other LE boards say the question is "why are our cops being killed more often in the line of duty?" Well first off, I'm not convinced that the vest-less McKay was on duty but irrespective of that, the Concord Monitor wrote: "McKay's file shed light on why Officer died" in this blawg entry and in this Monitor Editorial from 17 August 2007.
CM - It does mean that, as agents of the law and representatives and employees of the community, officers should be polite, respectful and firm, but only as forceful as necessary.
Ms. B: "If he had ever stopped me again (after my complaint) I would call 911 and take my chances on getting to Littleton Police Department."
[EXACTLY WHAT LIKO TRIED TO DO but only going 800 feet to Tamarack]
CM - Aggressive cops can sour police relations with a community and foster an "us against them" atmosphere.
In tonight's story however, ABC calls it shooting to kill and they call it in cold blood, which was not true with Liko Kenney. ABC News, whose crews I have met in Franconia have not produced unbiased material since their first report (online here) which did as least hint and the myriad of problems Franconia had in dealing with Bruce McKay.
But the locals don't trust ABC News and they tell me what they told ABC News that was unmentioned, notably this comment.
Robbie Hayward told me he told ABC News' Juju Chang that
"Both men had good qualities about them but that MCKay was a liability and that the State had a greater responsibility to monitor the situation, and that Liko was pushed into a corner."
So I'll expect to see that in their final edit.
And they also tell me when Ju-Ju Chang is in town and what she asks and what they tell her.
This is what I wrote, in pertinent part, to that post.
It will be interesting to see how they cover this case. They can't go where I go and they can't know what I know so they can't get the Real. And locals are very leery of media because of their historic misrepresentations about the area. Folks may be a bit country up in here but they sure ain't stupid. One thing they could have a good time with for a local flair piece, however, is looking into the Littleton Gunstore robberies a few years back and all persons related or indirectly related thereto.
You should see the emails between 20/20 producer Andrew Paparella and me, initiated by him.
That's okay. I've got Defendant Ayotte noticed for Deposition for KingCast v. NH AG Kelly Ayotte et al, Grafton Case 07-E-268 so she will either run and get away with it or she will have to respond to what I've got, then the Truth will come out rather clearly. Actually a lot of the Truth about what Defendant Ayotte intentionally hid, is right here in these three posts:
Kelly Ayotte intentionally hid material evidence from the American Public.
Kelly Ayotte lied to the American Public.
Kelly Ayotte lied to Attorney Harold Burbank, II.
Here's KingCast/Franconia Collective short film featuring locals, "Franconia 5/11: Injustice on Stilts." Waiting for the 20/20 footage and local comment? Don't hold your breath.
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Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2007 14:41:24 +0000
From: "Paparella, Andrew"
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Then later they play a video about a cop who tasered a guy named Massey from September in Utah. Then they want to wonder how or why police are getting shot? Notice how ABC didn't show any of McKay's use of force? That's no accident. The coverage of Liko's case and of Massey's case was polemic. Massey walked toward the officer after refusing to sign a ticket and was walking away with his hand near his pocket when he was violently struck by Big Volts.
Massey tells the Salt Lake Tribune that maybe he wasn't 100% right when he refused to sign a speeding ticket and walked away from the trooper. But he thinks the public should take a look at what happened when the trooper subdued him with a Taser. Yep. Watch the YouTube video.