Governor Lynch did not demonstrate the courage to do so, despite our visit to his office, which you can see was completed with professionalism and courtesy in the short film, "Franconia 5/11: Injustice on Stilts.
Now today they ran this editorial:
The issue to memorialize an officer killed in action should transcend the emotions in Franconia, and New Hampshire legislators were cowardly in tabling the question. The timing of the bill is completely irrelevant. It often takes courage to be a police officer ... apparently it's not a pre-requisite for New Hampshire House membership.
First off, no it's not about timing, and when it comes up again I bet at least 257 vote against it then as well. Next, I wrote this comment, which I hope appears in their comment section:
It takes courage not to blindly follow law enforcement in the face of an officer who has more complaints against him than were ever admitted by the State.
And it takes courage as a State Representative to admit that Bruce McKay violated OC Spray and use-of-force policies that were put in place to help prevent violent outbursts. And it takes courage to vote with your constituency in the face of Law Enforcement who can do no wrong in NH AG Kelly Ayotte's World.
Lastly, there has been no adjudication that Liko Kenney murdered Bruce McKay, only Kelly Ayotte's decision. Given the state of fear that Liko was in, and given that Liko and Caleb motioned and called for Gregory Floyd to be a witness, it's not exactly probable that Liko was looking to kill Bruce McKay.
And speaking of courage, Governor Lynch showed none when I politely asked him to conduct a fact finding tour as you noted in early June, 2007:
It takes courage to write you back, publicly, with my name on this.
Related post: State Rep. Martha McLeod gets sacked.