29 December 2007

Corvallis Gazette-Times editorial on Right-to-Know and failed cop Dave Cox goes to the core of KingCast v. NH AG Kelly Ayotte & Bruce McKay issues.

This time I won't even add my commentary; I'll allow other Fourth Estate Brothers to follow up on what I noted in this post about Officers Cox and McKay, in addition to this complaint against Bruce McKay about his "penis-shaped knife" abuse (first page reproduced above) that NH AG Kelly Ayotte told KingCast did not exist. Here is their editorial, "Candor better police policy than silence."
In the six weeks or so that we’ve been following the fall of decorated Corvallis police officer Dave Cox, we have consistently been met with an official blue wall of silence when we’ve sought comments, information and reaction.

We make an issue of this because it’s fair to get both sides to a story. Sometimes officials caught in an uncomfortable issue hope that their silence will encourage the media to move on and forget about it. But that won’t happen this time.......You’ve heard it before, but it’s never been more apt: This is a case when the public does indeed have a right to know.

The lawsuit.
The Motions.
The community outcry.

Related short film "Franconia 5/11: Injustice on Stilts."
Related post: My 1996 client just like Brian Noakes.
Related post: Silence is no better than lying, which NH LE did with impunity. Checkmate.
Related post: Similarities between Franconia's Bully Bruce McKay and shot Revere Officer Daniel Talbot.

I've been investigating police abuse for 20 years now since I started with the Call Post, worked as an AAG and then successfully sued over police abuse so it's kind of tough to pull the wool over my eyes, but more importantly, like the Corvallis Gazette-Times, I actually have the chutzpah to tell the truth instead of providing negative reinforcement for LE who run amok, as most of the major press has done in the Franconia shooting tragedy.

8 comments:

Christopher King said...

Isreal v. Rhodes/Hensley V1996-61481:

127 Steps to Justice.

Dear Brian, I bet yours won't take as long.

Namaste.

And yes, this post, along with a copy of the Editorial and some of the Parliament of One posts from Corvallis OR (where Dave Cox violated Brian's Civil Rights on 5/11, the SAME DAY that McKay violated Liko Kenney's with unlawful Use of Force) are being filed as an Addendum in the Public Policy section of the Complaint. Let Defendants Ayotte and Franconia move to Strike it.

Christopher King said...

Here's the Brandeis Addendum text:

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This court should be aware that police and community relations are in many ways at an all-time low. The ABC News story referenced at
>Attachment 2
, "Officer Down" led with a story about this case, yet it neglected to show Bruce McKay violate Use-of-Force policies with the Tahoe and the OC Spray, it merely showed Liko Kenney shooting Officer McKay.

That story did not do Justice to a complex set of circumstances that the Court is well aware of, which includes the Unconstitutional Activities of Franconia police at Fox Hill Park, including the 2003 arrest of Liko Kenney in this litigant's informed opinion.

And in the Corvallis situation with Officer Cox, celebrated for increasing revenue just as was Bruce McKay, we see the the media out there is assiduously following his case until all of the salient facts are produced because that makes America a better place in which to live.

The 17 December 2007 Editorial in the Corvallis Gazette-Times reads, in pertinent part:

Candor better police policy than silence.

"In the six weeks or so that we’ve been following the fall of decorated Corvallis police officer Dave Cox, we have consistently been met with an official blue wall of silence when we’ve sought comments, information and reaction.

We make an issue of this because it’s fair to get both sides to a story. Sometimes officials caught in an uncomfortable issue hope that their silence will encourage the media to move on and forget about it. But that won’t happen this time.......You’ve heard it before, but it’s never been more apt: This is a case when the public does indeed have a right to know."


See Attachment 1.

The media in this case, with the exception of KingCast, has largely bailed on this case as noted by the email from Franconia Recovery and Reconciliation Committee member Gary Harwood previously produced.

Officers Cox and McKay both made mistakes on 5/11, but more importantly, their managers, perhaps all the way up to the State Attorneys General, sat by idy as complaints came in. These cases are not mere coincidence but rather serve as a sign to this Honorable Court that now is the time to help return integrity to law enfocement and to make America a safer place for everyone.

Lucidiocy said...

Chris,

You've got a nose better than a hound dog. I am so happy you are doing the research so thoroughly and applying what you know to unearth this corruption. I don't know how Liko's family feels about what you're doing, but I know what your insight and levelheaded debate can accomplish, so my family says,

Thank you! A million times, thank you!

p.s. I turned Brian and Aslan onto your blog and I bet they are reading it daily.

Christopher King said...

Thanks! He-heh.... It is amazing how things line up if you take a look around.

And there's no lawyer or journalist anywhere who could make a more compelling argument for the Court to really delve into the meat of these issues. I have lived, eaten and breathed this case since June and know the facts like the back of my hand.

I still can't believe the 5/11 coincidence, and then our coincidence of meeting....

Yeah, Liko's family and friends are chill with me.
As to anyone else I don't really care. This is not a popularity contest, this is about a travesty of Justice that needs to be rectified and/or exposed, and that is what I'm here for.

Ask most of the other journalists what they're here for, or what they used to be here for.

Namaste.

Anonymous said...

You certainly create a stir...and have probably done so wherever you've lived and worked.
There's been alot of noise and some collaboration; much work on behalf of Liko, posthumously; but the forward momentum, positive energy, and legal content have been driven almost solely by you.
To hell with the naysayers.
It's coming down to the wire...and regardless of the outcome, you're putting up a good fight for the people against a previously forceful enemy.
Many thanks for your determined focus, for asking many questions, and formulating some reasonable answers.
Congrats and much appreciation in advance for any and every win in this truth-seeking endeavor. It's all good.

Christopher King said...

5:58

You are largely correct about that as the KingCast short films and the Justiceforkids first short film indicates.

However, believe it or not, I have actually enjoyed periods in my life when I worked for various companies or people who treated staff with respect and honour. My years in Va. Beach and Dallas and Pittsburgh rocked.

But honestly I've never been consistently exposed to the kind of hateful and mean people that populate New England before in my life and I did it to myself by trying to get to American Tower corp and succeeding. They in turn called me a Dangerous Black Man and called the police on me as seen in the KingCast short films -- then I had to open a can of whup for them, after the DOL popped them for about $300K in OT fines err... settlement for my trainees.

Anyway, I'm dealing with a couple of them right now in my clerking for a certain law firm and I'm here to say I'm going to handle our business there until our clients are satisfied as well so they can get ready for a can of whup and a quick trip to a Jury forum.

In this case, my client is Lady Justice, and she ain't exactly happy.

Here is the JPEG'd Troy Watts email I promised.

Yes indeed, it is All Good.

What's not All Good is the government's failure to offer up any Affidavits about this, per established case law.

Diamond v. IRS, 1998 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19534; An agency may demonstrate compliance with the obligations of FOIA by providing supporting affidavits. Perry v. Block, 221 U.S. App. D.C. 347, 352, 684 F.2d 121, 126 (1982).

The supporting affidavits must be sufficiently detailed, not overly conclusive, and submitted in good faith. Id. at 352, 684 F.2d at 126. An agency is not required to provide "meticulous documentation" and instead, "affidavits that explain in reasonable detail the scope and method of the search conducted by the agency will suffice to demonstrate compliance." Id. at 353, 684 F.2d at 127.


Frankly, I don't know what they are thinking, like the Court is going to give them a pass on this, or that I didn't know my FOIA Law when I've been involved in this sort of thing for 20 years?

Scheisse.

Okay, that's in Bad Spirit of the oppressor. Good News though for you New England haters. I'll be leaving as soon as my Tour of Duty is complete here. And no I won't the the door knob or Gregory W. Floyd's murderuous gunspray hit me, either.

Namaste.

Anonymous said...

Chris at 11:16:
"But honestly I've never been consistently exposed to the kind of hateful and mean people that populate New England before in my life and I did it to myself by trying to get to American Tower corp and succeeding. They in turn called me a Dangerous Black Man and called the police on me..."

Right. I know your Tour of Duty is coming to an end; thanks for a good run - you're unique - smart and honest. I have to agree about the "hateful and mean" people. Sorry to say, and I'm technically New England born and raised myself, but the further north one goes, the less friendly and less trusting are the natives. Add that to corporate greed in one instance, and the likes of lying state authorities in another, and you've got a nasty nor'easter.
They don't get it. Well, at least you've got their attention.
It's been quite an experience....even as an onlooker.
Great work - you'll be missed.

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