I can deal with that, more about me at the end of the post. For now let's get on to Ayotte and Floyd. First here is my comment and post about the fact that she should reopen the investigation:
18 August 2008
KingCast This American Life epiphany #4: Kelly Ayotte must reopen the Franconia shooting tragedy, step down from office or be disbarred.
2. Trooper Cooper directly told Gregory W. Floyd that this information was crucial to the investigation. To quote,
"Later our crime scene people are going to be taking those weapons and my question is what state is it gonna' be in now and how did it get to that state."
3. You covered up for Gregory W. Floyd from the beginning, when you failed to provide document #1 to the World public, showing that Floyd lied about Vietnam action.
4. You and Attorney Strelzin continued to cover up for Floyd by quoting his third, unsubstantiated statement that he spoke to Liko Kenney before firing when his first two statements -- supported by his own son and Caleb Macaulay -- were directly contrary. I documented those statements against interest right here.
5. You failed to explain how several spent McKay casings appear 30 feet from Liko Kenney’s car if Floyd was standing next to Liko’s car and talking with him. The pictures don't lie.
6. You failed to explain whether or not Bruce McKay fired any rounds or if Floyd fired all of the six (6) or more bullets from McKay’s gun. Floyd claimed he shot only once or twice, but his son said he shot at least three (3) more times.
In the end, she stepped down.
Now for the tool who says we don't agree, here is Casey Sherman's take on the matter:
p. 212-213 "One could argue that the evidence to warrant such an (new) investigation against Floyd had been there from the very beginning. Kelly Ayotte has been and will forever be roundly critized for her rush to judgement regarding Greg Floyd. The Attorney General painted herself in a corner in her apparent need to paint Floyd as a hero. Had Ayotte shown the proper patience in the case, she would have discovered quite early the serious questions surrounding Floyd's alleged heroic deed." [KingCast observation: She is in charge of the investigation and such knowledge is imputed to her]
1. "Greg Floyd's initial testimony that he never warned Liko Kenney before he fired the fatal shot. (This detail was corroborated by Kenney's passenger Caleb Macaulay)."
2. "Floyd's bizarre behavior and statements," including killing as many as "43 people for the government" and current legal drug use vis a vis his conversation with Caleb "Sir you can't shoot me you'll be charged with murder," to which Floyd responded "I'm on medication so it won't matter."
3. Greg Floyd's penchant for violent behavior had been well established by police before the May 11, 2007 shooting.
"There is no question in my mind that Greg Floyd's actions in the case should have been examined more closely."
And of course the windshield bullet goes without saying but it's all wrapped up in the package and that's part of the reason why Casey took a picture of it that appears on p.114 with the caption: "The author was taken here by Chris King and Brad Whipple -- two men who refuse to let this case die."
p. 203 Sherman also writes "...one cannot deny that he has had his share of success. King was responsible for uploading the Sarah E. arrest video onto YouTube and he also released many of the Liko-Kenney--McKay case documents on his Web site. He has been spurned by many so-called legitimate reporters, but Chris King has been a tenacious advocate for the Kenney family and a major thorn in the side of New Hampshire law enforcement."