24 April 2008

KingCast shares a poignant post by a U.S. Veteran about the Franconia shooting tragedy.

I was going through my old posts and read a comment, back on the 3 June 2007 "How exactly did Shooter Floyd acquire Bruce McKay's service pistol" post, reproduced in its entirety in this comment section, that speaks volumes. Here is the excerpt:
"i used to live in franconia when i was a kid....i do know small town cops. and thats pretty much how they always treated us. bully you into screwing up. chase you when they should just call it in. like mckay didn't know where liko kenny lived right? couldn't have just followed him home called for a witness then handled his business. its not like the kid was asking for a get out of jail free card here. just another set of eyes so it wouldn't just be his word against a police officer. i live in vermont when i am at home. and i am pretty sure that asking for a witness is not all that much to ask for. especially when this kid had had serious issues with him in the past.... i really hope someone from an outside law agency takes a good look at this. its ripping the soul out of one of the coolest towns in NH."

The Serviceman was right. Read the Franconia Policies uncovered by KingCast v. Ayotte, Grafton Superior 07-E-268. I know I took some heat for mentioning another Serviceman in this blawg but my point remains the same: They are going and dying over there for liberties we seldom have secured right here in the land of the free.

4 comments:

Christopher King said...

keenan1977 said...
i hope i am welcome to comment on this page. i used to live in franconia when i was a kid, and being from outside the area i noticed even back then that the kids in franconia are kinda raised a little differently. people in franconia always seemed different to me. they had more of a mellow, laid back, and anti violent attitude. i had a chance to know bode back in 5th and 6th grade, i didn't know liko. but the family was probably about the same for one as the other. they are mellow people. seems to me like this kid was most likely harrassed into what he did. if franconia cops are anything like haverhill cops they take a kid that might be guilty of smoking a little dope, which is harmless. then they harrass you pull you over and constantly bust your balls till you do something they can nail you with. i don't know all the details here, just what i can find on the internet. i'm in iraq for another 70 days. so i guess my resources are limited on what i can learn here. but i do know small town cops. and thats pretty much how they always treated us. bully you into screwing up. chase you when they should just call it in. like mckay didn't know where liko kenny lived right? couldn't have just followed him home called for a witness then handled his business. its not like the kid was asking for a get out of jail free card here. just another set of eyes so it wouldn't just be his word against a police officer. i live in vermont when i am at home. and i am pretty sure that asking for a witness is not all that much to ask for. especially when this kid had had serious issues with him in the past. mckay should have also wanted a witness. then if he was in the right at the time it wouldn't be up to scrutiny. being where i am at i maybe don't know all i need to know. but i really hope someone from an outside law agency takes a good look at this. its ripping the soul out of one of the coolest towns in NH. hope i didn't piss anyone off.

4:23 PM

Christopher King said...

FWIW I concur 100%

Franconia is one of the coolest towns in the World, period, not just in NH.

Namaste.

Anonymous said...

a poignant comment..very insightful...and glad you unearthed it. if anyone on topix needs to figure out what's gone on, they need only read this...supplemented by caleb's statement, as well.
i hope keenan is safely home.
~L~

Christopher King said...

12:18

Oh yah the Truth is laid bare.

Same kind of intimidation and bully tactics used against me, read this transcript about the scumbag pig laughing about the possibility of me getting gang raped in prison.

This from one of Kelly Ayotte's buddies. Google Ayotte, Dunn and Deboisbriand.