06 December 2009

KingCast applauds State Rep Renny Cushing for NH HB 430 Dow Murders bill.

Check it out. It's HB 430. And here is the 48 Hours coverage.
Investigators at the time accepted an explanation from Janet's husband, Richard, a local police officer and former state trooper, that the two had sped away from their home and crashed, igniting an open container of gasoline the son had placed in the car.

A decade later, authorities discredited Richard Dow's account, saying they believed the Dows were murdered and the accident set up. Richard Dow was the target of the investigation, but the attorney general's office said it did not have enough evidence to win a conviction.

Cushing said Tuesday his bill would have given authorities another tool.

"It would have helped because Dick Dow gave false information to law enforcement officers about what took place the day his wife and stepson were murdered," he said. "When police subsequently uncovered the fact it was a homicide, instead of an accident, Dick Dow could not be prosecuted for what were obvious false statements made to law enforcement."

See, I know Dick Dow's subsequent fiancee, and she broke camp immediately once she figured it out. But Kelly Ayotte and the other NH AGs won't reopen the case even though we all know that SAABs don't just "explode" on light impact.

Related: Dow Murders website.

1 comment:

Christopher King said...

An interesting comment from another post, Bill go ahead and print this one out while you're busy reviewing your file on me.

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Dear Chris: Thank you for your most excellent and continuing hard work on behalf of the entire community. It is making a huge difference and is an example of courage and consistency in the face of so many adversarial slams and targetted nonsense as in the anemic and mocking posts above.

In addition to the ground breaking civil rights work in the best tradition of American jurisprudence,
you are actually quite a teacher and excellent example to communities everywhere in the level headed and creative way you stay on point with these important efforts, and very many are so grateful for your leadership.

I should also thank the detractors and trolls, as it is getting so easy to identify and track them, even when they cling to the anonymity as they try to malign you by using the freedom of expression you provide for every and anyone here.

m.a. for example, came into this blog with an affected 'semi-concern' for the facts, and rapidly showed his or her true colors with consistent mockery rather than substantive responses or comments. Similarly, the various 'anonymous' posters always have a mocking taunting tonality to their contributions, showing a deep fear for your continuing level-headedness in your fight for the truth.

They don't realize how silly their obvious attempts at distraction and disruption are.

In spite of a flurry of mocking silliness they/he can sometimes achieve, they define them as enemies of truth, and their taunting tactics are so easily recognizable that I am compiling them for my political science students in a comparative analysis context.

So I must thank them as teachers also, as their attempts at confusions really serve to bring clarity to their position as ineffectual tacticians.

I was talking with my friends last night about the commonality in their short taunting disingenuous displays of fear and mockery, and we started to chart this out for curriculum inclusion this Fall.

It will helpl my students to see that attacks, not even thinly disguised as serious refutation of the facts and mounds of discovery in evidence here, can easily be distinguished from serious or relevant criticism.

Keep up the good (and groundbreaking work) all of you here, and thank you.

Chris, you are making a tremendous difference and giving considerable comfort to the untold thousands of citizens you continue to empower and inspire.

Your law school instructors must have had quite a delightful time with you in class, and should be duly proud of the way you become the teacher at large for so many under constant political pressures and mockery that would have made most mere mortals fold long ago.

Your analogies are delightful and creative and it is instructive and amusing to watch you bat away the flies every day with iconoclastic irreverence and great cohesion of thought and analysis.

Very many citizens would rather not join in the political squabbling here, but do silently observe the action and filings, and you stand out as an important and fearless. How you do this with such good humor is inspiring. You teach as well as achieve, and deserve many thanks for your continuing, and impressive, body of work.

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