31 July 2008

KingCast rekindles old alliances involving fashion, Loon Mountain and Casey Sherman at a most appropriate time.

As I noted in the last post dealing with an arrogant, lying windbag who knowingly falsely and publicly accused me of a crime of moral turpitude, I went to the Ruby Room at the invitation of my old buddy Emmi. She is the owner of Amansworldco.com, where any man short of time or fashion sense can get some help.

While I was there I ran into J.L., who in 2004 really taught me how to GET DOWN on a snowboard on the slopes of Loon. He taught me well enough that when I started at Cannon the icy paths that pass for slopes didn’t throw me for too much of a loop.

But more important than skiing with J.L. is the fact that Casey Sherman went to boarding school with him, and that the two of them will probably be rapping about the Franconia shooting tragedy at their 20th high school reunion this summer. And JL has already talked to Casey about it and all I will say is that Casey knows the State is full of shit. What a trip.

Serendipity is where you find it, I told J.L. Took him a second, then he got it. It's punny.
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Then I met TY, an interior design professor, who reminded me of the incredible story of Majou Lin, the “gook” whose design of the Soldiers and Sailor’s Monument was shunned by many solely because of her ethnicity. There is a movie about that, and I’ll be watching it soon. This link tells only part of the story.

And with that, we’re turning off the Internet on the MacBook to watch the notorious Margaret Cho and turn in for the evening.

Peace.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Published: Wednesday, June 22, 2005

City man indicted for extortion attempt

By ALBERT McKEON, Telegraph Staff
amckeon@nashuatelegraph.com

A Nashua man was indicted for trying to extort the town of Jaffrey by falsely claiming he represented the NAACP and demanding $65,000 restitution for the arrest of a black man.

Christopher King acted on his own in seeking compensation for what he described as civil- rights violations in the 2003 arrest of Willie Toney for loitering, Jaffrey police and the NAACP’s Nashua chapter said Tuesday. King also did not advise the NAACP that his law license had been revoked for previous misconduct, the Nashua chapter’s vice president said.

“We got duped,” said Melanie Levesque, the chapter vice president. “I just hope we can move forward from here.”

King had worked as the chapter’s legal redress chairman on a volunteer basis, and the position called for him only to refer people to lawyers, Levesque said. He did not have the right to act as an attorney, Levesque said.

But King denied in an interview that he requested payment without NAACP knowledge. King claims he sent the Nashua and Boston NAACP chapters copies of his correspondence to Jaffrey Police Chief Martin Dunn, and also discussed at chapter meetings his actions on behalf of Toney.

King also denies that he presented himself as an attorney to Jaffrey police, and said he never hid the fact that his law license had been suspended by the Ohio Supreme Court.

“They threw me under the bus,” King said of NAACP officials. “They had complete knowledge, and every single letter.”

King, 40, of 15 Beasom St., is charged with the class B felony crime of attempted extortion. A Cheshire County grand jury handed up the indictment Monday, Dunn said.

In 2003, Jaffrey police arrested Toney after two undercover officers spotted him entering a closed auto parts store, exiting the building for a time and then reentering, Dunn said. Police officers chased a fleeing Toney and arrested him for loitering, a charge the district court later dropped, Dunn said.

King still alleges that the officers drew their guns on Toney and strip-searched him without probable cause because he is black. Toney’s friend, who is white and accompanied him to the area, did not receive the same scrutiny, King said.

But Dunn denies his officers mistreated Toney or that race was a factor.

“There was no touching, no racial comments,” Dunn said. Had Toney’s white friend acted in the same suspicious manner as Toney, he would have been arrested, Dunn said.

King’s claims of civil rights violations and a demand of $65,000 on NAACP letterhead, sent in December, thus startled Dunn, the chief said.

“These were very serious allegations,” Dunn said. “I looked into them quite seriously. I thought the NAACP was legitimately contacting me. I don’t want a police officer acting inappropriately. But there was no basis to it, and the complaint was from 18 months previous.”

Toney, in fact, had never complained about mistreatment until King contacted the town, Dunn said. King told Toney that he wanted 15 percent of the $65,000, Dunn said.

Dunn ultimately discovered that King acted without NAACP approval, and at that point, “I couldn’t give him $5,” the chief said. And when Jaffrey police notified King that the department knew of King’s actual standing with the NAACP, King threatened to call a press conference to discuss the alleged civil rights violations, Dunn said.

The NAACP does not litigate, or threaten to sue any party, Levesque said.

“He’s very energetic and was eager to make the chapter work. That’s why we brought him on board,” Levesque said. “It seemed he was going to do wonderful things with his experience with law, but (a legal aide) also (needs) to follow the guidelines of the NAACP and not put our chapter at risk.”

The Nashua chapter had no knowledge of King’s intervention on Toney’s behalf, nor had any details of Toney’s case, Levesque said. When the NAACP ultimately contacted Toney, he said King had sought him, she said.

Levesque said she was not aware of King’s status with the Ohio bar, and that as soon as the Nashua chapter learned of his communication with Jaffrey police he was relieved of his duties as legal redress chairman. An NAACP legal aide does not need to be an attorney, and the person in that position should not act as one, she said.

King was suspended from the bar in 2001 but the suspension was not imposed so long as he met certain conditions, said Doris Roach, a clerk at the Ohio Supreme Court. However, he did not meet those conditions and was suspended in 2002. He has not reapplied to the bar and was found in contempt, Roach said.

Ohio’s high court found that King, when representing a woman who slipped outside her apartment building, had a friend who was also an attorney call the woman’s former landlord pretending to be another landlord running a tenant check. King’s friend recorded the telephone conversation, in which the former landlord disapproved of the woman as a tenant, and King then amended his suit to include a slander count against the former landlord, the Supreme Court found.

The New Hampshire Bar Association does not recognize King, and he is not licensed to practice in this state, Dunn said

Anonymous said...

Sounds like extortion to me, too bad I wasn't on that jury.

Anonymous said...

12:06 AM,

NUT. Who looks at someone's blog they don't believe in or agree with EVERY DAY? If it looks like a nut it probably is. You are a NUT.

Christopher King said...

12:06

Thing is, there WAS NO JURY because the State DISMISSED the charges after I went through voir dire and jury was fully empaneled.

The State ran off like a puppy that peed its pants.

Here's the Union Leader story.

The "case" was all bullshit; and an unlawful intrusion into the First Amendment Rights of a Civil Rights Organization pursuant to NAACP v. Button.

Glad I could clarify that for you.

Again.

You nut.

Well, actually nutless, since you hide behind an anonymous shield.

Christopher King said...

Hahahaha.... let's see what Al McKeon wrote next about me in this Nashua Telegraph feature.

(Thanks for reminding me you stupid douchebag.)

“Dissent is not what it used to be,” Teeboom said Tuesday in an hour-long interview at City Hall. King sat to his right at a meeting room table, and the pair discussed the First Amendment with an ease that suggested they’ve worked together for years.

“We made it possible for other people to come forward,” King said Tuesday, a day after the board overturned the policy. “We protected the rights of people who didn’t know they needed protecting.”

To Teeboom, 68, and King, 41, their advocacy represented another fight in the larger war to win back liberties they say have sharply eroded over the years, particularly after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.