"Take a look at that bill," Gallus, a Republican from Berlin, said after yesterday's session. "There's not a sponsor within 100 miles of the North Country. That bill basically was pushed through by the law enforcement community, and that's fine to some degree. But the issue in the North Country has split that community in both Franconia and Easton for some time."
When it gets to the House it should be summarily shut down the same way that area Rep. Martha McLeod's attempt -- HB1428 -- was shut down 2 years ago after she lied and deceitfully tried to slip it through without telling ANYONE in North Country.
Bruce McKay tortured and tormented a woman with a knife near her privates while she was strapped into the back seat of his cruiser (she beat the DUI case BTW and wrote a 10 page complaint) and Franconia didn't even investigate it, and then AG's office lied to me and said they didn't have a receipt of that complaint when in fact they did have it and failed to act. Bruce McKay's blood is on their hands; the guy died in flagrante delicto, violating 7 pursuit and OC Spray policies as noted at Casey Sherman's book launch for "Bad Blood: Freedom and Death in the White Mountains."
From what I see in the UL comments section (said comment not having been removed as Defamatory) Trooper Gearty didn't get a road named after himself either, because he was engaged in similar back seat shenanigans -- with a belt around a prisoner's neck -- when he died.
As a former AAG, I abhor bad cops. They ruin it for everybody else who is out there busting their ass trying to do it the Right Way. There is an LE with whom I have vigorous disagreements (consonant with the purpose of the First Amendment of course) who said he would come to my next radio or TV spot and have an open discussion about these issues, I am moving to a new format and hope to see him soon.