30 September 2009

Hey KingCast, some tool said you and Casey Sherman "are not even close to beng[sic] on the same page."

Read the comments to see the conversation between the Tool (not the sharpest of the shed that's for certain) and Yours Truly. Meanwhile I'm making my way through Casey Sherman's book about the Franconia Shooting Tragedy, "Bad Blood: Freedom and Death in the White Mountains," and before you skip to the comments section I have a few more observations for the Tool on the front page, right here and above-the-fold (for you old-schoolers!). Stay tuned for the Sherman/KingCast joint interview at 8am 8 October on TouchFM stream it here.

Remember, Sherman was assigned to the story from the get-go. He is watching the Bruce McKay dash cam video with his peers. Remember, I have the sound file from the ORIGINAL tape that I successfully sued Kelly Ayotte to review. You should have been in THAT room when my film maker and I dubbed it into our machines.

Anyway first read the policies that Bruce McKay violated, as I documented some time ago:

Second is Policy D: Pursuit Tactics:
(3) Officer shall not attempt to overtake a fleeing vehicle.

(4) Officers may not intentionally use their vehicle to bump or ram the suspect's vehicle in order to force the vehicle to stop or to be pushed into a ditch.

Pursuit shall be immediately terminated in any of the following circumstances:

(E) The suspects identity has been established to the point that later apprehension can be accomplished, and there is no longer any need for immediate apprehension.

What part of that did McKay not understand? Over a damn inspection sticker? Something in the water does not compute. I hate this guy -- he also violated the OC Spray policies and then he died.

Now read Casey Sherman's interpretation with his colleagues.

167: "The sheer violence of the collision stunned all of those watching it." [See investigative file photos below]

167: "...[McKay] doused [Liko] and [Caleb Macaulay] with what looked to be the entire canister of pepper spray. My colleagues and I let out another collective groan as we watched Liko's head disappear under the orange fog."

168: "There are many questions to be answered in this case, but it becomes much clearer that the officer's actions were overaggressive and had certainly contributed to his own death." [KingCast observation: That's why former AG Kelly Ayotte and the Franconia PD failed to analyse the (im)propriety of the final traffic stop, it was a loser for them, a real non-starter. But yet it is THEIR JOB TO DO SO. Now the U.S. House or Senate will have to step in when Kelly runs for Senate weighed down with this junk in her trunk.

143: Ayotte's speedy decision to absolve Floyd of any wrongdoing is peculiar, given the amount of prescription drugs in his system, his violent past and the fact that he was forbidden by law from using a firearm (KingCast observation: Apparently not under NH Law, but certainly under 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1), which then Senator Joe Biden told me he would vigorously enforce once he was in office. Look at the picture of us talk about it in Nashua.

Page uncertain, quoting medical/LE: "Bruce's body is evidence." Yep, so that's why we needed to see the reports about the GSR on Liko Kenney's clothing, on Caleb Macaulay's clothing, on Bruce McKay's clothing/hands and to a lesser extent, Gregory Floyd's clothing/hands. But Kelly Ayotte told me and the Court that no such documents existed. That belies credibility as it is in the protocol to collect that information. Who is she fooling?

174: On the OC Spraying of Sarah, brought to you through KingCast litigation: "The video was painful to watch. Why did McKay allow a simple request for shin guards to devolve into a violent struggle?" [Note: he threatened his own co-workers, read the letters from Fire Chief Flanders right here, para. 4].

"[McKay said]: If you ever touch my cruiser again you will be in more trouble than you can handle." Then he went south through the accident scene at a high rate of speed that was "totally uncalled for." Mr. Whitcomb was "curious why he was even at the scene as I don't recall hearing anyone involved ever calling for him."

I have read further, and there are more congratulatory and appreciative comments about people like Brad Whipple in me in addition to what I mentioned yesterday, but remember I'm nobody important here, just a guy with a nice computer, a nice camera, and a free mind and spirit. That's why I can dig a lot about Liko Kenney, and that's why the establishment typically hates on people like us, to varying degrees. Sometimes it is the establishment -- and not us -- that has the growing to do.

To wit, read what a forensic specialist said about the Michael Paulhus "investigation"conducted and maintained under Kelly Ayotte's auspices, relative to a case where a cop suspiciously shot a motorist and there was no real forensic study and the evidence was even destroyed:

Nice work Kelly don't let the doorknob hitcha'.

KingCast and the iPhone present: Pocket Parts!

For those times when you are researching legislative history, and Lexis/Nexis/Westlaw/etc. just won't do. Many thanks to Betty at the 3rd Floor Statehouse library :)

KingCast presents: Top O' the Morning!!!

29 September 2009

KingCast, the iPhone and Kawasaki 650R present: Casey Sherman: Bad Blood: Freedom and Death in the White Mountains.

Background: Investigation interview summaries are here and Gregory P. Floyd (son) comments are here.

To Liko, who was into all things 420. 4:20 pm and 4,200rpm on the dial for you Liko. Hope you dig the little iPhone swirly on the visuals bro. 'cos we got your back, man.

In fact, the book is dedicated "For the People of Franconia."

To those of you supporters and detractors who are wondering what it says:

I don't know what it says about the investigation yet other than this generalization by some well-respected former editor of the Concord Monitor:
"According to Pride, Sherman portrays Ayotte as being "overeager to lionize McKay and to clear Floyd of wrongdoing in the shooting of Kenney."

Pride writes, "Sherman makes this last point by showing how Ayotte misstated the facts to strengthen her points."

That's because I didn't take Evelyn Wood's class and I'm going to read the book in sequence. I can say that I took a gander at the pictures to make sure I was right about the windshield bullet, and on page 114 the caption to a photo of Liko Kenney's Celica windshield reads:

"The author was taken here by Chris King and Brad Whipple -- two men who refuse to let this case die."

Sugar Hill LE Brad Whipple -- the white-haired fella' standing to my left when I snagged a quick, impromptu pic of Floyd calling him a "Motherfucker" -- told Franconia PD to fire Bruce McKay a long time ago. This would be before he ever violated Liko Kenney's Fourth Amendment Rights in Fox Hill Park, and possibly before he stuck that penis-shaped knife near the privates of Ms. B for no lawful reason. Bruce McKay sure was hating on the youth and the ladies, he could have been a great father but to me I'm reading misogynist creep all the way.
Watch the KingCast movie short, "Franconia 5/11: Injustice on Stilts."
Watch Liko Kenney talk about life in the North Country.
Related post:
Franconia Collective's U.S. House + Senate Complaint.

KingCast gets report of Gregory Floyd sightings in Littleton.

I heard from a reliable source (hasn't been wrong yet) that Gregory Floyd was spotted wearing Civilian clothing in Littleton.



But then again he always gets the breaks.

And still no comment
from the U.S. Attorney's Office about his ongoing 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1) violations, despite the fact that the Grafton Court asked for such a comment ten (10) whole years ago, and there was another such violation within the statute of limitations, just a year ago.

UPDATE: I don't know if he has a twin as evil as he is, but Littleton District Court printouts as of 28 September show him still properly incarcerated, I checked with them and with Grafton Superior at 2:47pm today.

KingCast applauds the Flaherty/Yoon ticket and their politics of inclusion.

Boston City Councilors Michael Flaherty and Sam Yoon have joined forces on an historical two-person ballot for the November 3 election as Mayor and Deputy Mayor.

In a morning press conference at City Hall Plaza the two men explained that contrary to the naked assertions of Mayor Menino, there is vigorous precedent for such a position, including the appointments made by Mayor White. If elected, Yoon will be paid as a cabinet-level officer.

As to Menino's musings that the position was a gimmick, Councilor Flaherty stated that emery boards and carrying bags with candidates names on them are gimmicks, as he opined that [Menino] should be the last person offering legal advice given the missing emails.

[KingCast observation: I have my doubts that Mayor Menino has produced all of those emails].

Speaking of cabinet positions, in a subsequent interview Councilor Flaherty did further state:
"This Adminstration has only two (2) people of color in cabinet level positions. My cabinet will reflect the true face of Boston."

I look forward to seeing how the new team coordinates with former candidate Kevin McCrea, whose 4% -- along with much of Boston's African-American community -- provides the swing vote that could roust Mayor Menino from office.

KingCast presents: Casey Sherman on FOX 25 discussing "Bad Blood: Freedom and Death in the White Mountains."

It's going to get interesting, folks. I note at the YouTube link:

A 3 minute interview cannot begin to scratch the surface of this book, so tune in to TouchFM.org, Boston 106.1 on 8 October 2009 and listen to Casey and me discuss these matters for at least half an hour. My review of the full "investigative" files shows that hastily-resigned NH AG Kelly Ayotte intentionally and willfully lied on several occasions to cover up the true history behind this case as well as what happened on that fateful day of 5/11.

From a recent review by former Concord Monitor Editor:

"According to Pride, Sherman portrays Ayotte as being "overeager to lionize McKay and to clear Floyd of wrongdoing in the shooting of Kenney."

Pride writes, "Sherman makes this last point by showing how Ayotte misstated the facts to strengthen her points."

Watch a short movie, "Franconia 5/11: Injustice on Stilts," at KingCast.net

Here is a recent blog entry about this matter with links to underlying issues that show the coverup:

KingCast presents: Casey Sherman book events for early October, 2009 and a comment about Liko Kenney, Bruce McKay and multiple-felon Greg Floyd.

28 September 2009

KingCast applauds Union Leader for finally publishing facts that show Kelly Ayotte covered up the Franconia shooting tragedy.

"New book questions Ayotte judgment in officer shooting."
When it comes to the fact that they dutifully ignored me and everyone in the Franconia Collective -- and even struck our comments from their chat boards a la ABC News and 20/20, it's All Good because as I told one Janus-faced tool this morning: When it comes to the facts of the cover up, even the Union Leader is covering Casey Sherman's book, fool.
According to Pride, Sherman portrays Ayotte as being "overeager to lionize McKay and to clear Floyd of wrongdoing in the shooting of Kenney."

Pride writes, "Sherman makes this last point by showing how Ayotte misstated the facts to strengthen her points."

........and it says everything I said, and everything you agreed to when you wrote "Try Gregory Floyd for Murder" so I don't know why you are hatin' so much get a grip dude. Mister former JAG Attorney ;)

Anyway watch for the upcoming Chronicle show -- and follow the other items linked below -- regarding all of this.

Related post and videos and crucial windshield bullet and spent casings info: Casey Sherman's "Bad Bloood: Freedom and Death in the White Mountains" events for early October, 2009.

27 September 2009

KingCast presents: The Ultimate Ultimate riding machine: The BMW S1000 RR.

I'm personally not the Biggest Fan of racer-type bikes (the 650R is almost a standard really), but gosh darn BMW sure makes some nice ones. The K1300 was awesome to ride and felt pretty sharp all around, but with lighter weight and a even more HP than the 1300 (193) this thing has got to be absolutely, positively off the hook :)
Related post: BMW day in Worcester.

24 September 2009

KingCast presents: Christopher King v. Citibank, MCAD 09BPA02502

MCAD 09BPA02502 King Citibank Carlo Caramanna-1 Dear Attorney Velella:

Your move, Counselor. I look forward to Citibank's position statement and explanation of why you denied me the right to open a bank account on 24 March, 2009. Of course, you're not worried. You've got video that substantiates your position, so I'm sure you'll be eager to share the video from all four (4) bank visits with MCAD.

Well whether you're eager to do it or not, you will.

See you soon.

Christopher King, J.D.

"White Privilege -- Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack" by Peggy McIntosh:

13. Whether I use checks, credit cards or cash, I can count on my skin color not to work against the appearance of financial reliability.
30. If I declare there is a racial issue at hand, or there isn't a racial issue at hand, my race will lend me more credibility for either position than a person of color will have.
5. I can go shopping alone most of the time, pretty well assured that I will not be followed or harassed.

KingCast presents: Casey Sherman book events for early October, 2009 and a comment about Liko Kenney, Bruce McKay and multiple-felon Greg Floyd.

Here is a recent Concord Monitor book review. Casey Sherman is on FOX-25 Morning News next week September 29th at 7:30 am discussing "Bad Blood: Freedom and Death in the White Mountains." There is a reading at Gibson's Book Store in Concord, NH on 1 October 2009 7-8pm, and he and I will be on Touch FM 106.1 audio stream at 8:00 a.m. 8 October, 2009. As I say, we intentionally maintained separate investigative tracks, but we have mutual friends and obviously ran into each other from time to time.

At 8:30 I will be discussing my case against Citibank, King v. Citibank, MCAD Docket #09BPA02502.

Anyway, this comment was issued by a former U.S. JAG Attorney so he must know what he's talking and writing about, after careful reflection he wrote a piece entitled "Try Gregory Floyd for Murder."

Here's the salient part:

The key factor is did Mr. Floyd have any options other than the actions he chose when he slaughtered Liko Kenney without saying a word.

The definition of Murder:
To kill with premeditated malice; to kill (a human being) willfully, deliberately, and unlawfully.

What Liko Kenney did appears wrong, but we know from Caleb Macaulay's contemporaneous statements that he was genuinely in fear of Bruce McKay, which most likely renders his act no more than manslaughter.


I concur wholeheartedly and point everyone to the windshield bullet that Kelly Ayotte never analysed and that Floyd fired at Liko's car before the car ever struck Bruce McKay. Also I add the fact that there was never any investigation into the improprieties of the traffic stop itself by the Town of Franconia or by (thankfully former) NH AG Kelly Ayotte's Office. Under her auspices, the AG's office and other LE conducted an intentionally deceitful "investigation" because McKay's violation of seven (7) OC Spray and Pursuit policies against Mr. Kenney and his friend, Caleb Macaulay, over an expired inspection sticker is what scared the hell out of Liko and made him fear for his life. Anyway, Kelly Ayotte's dirty administration cleared Floyd -- now in prison for unlawfully threatening an older woman with a gun -- in 24 hours of any wrongdoing, fancy that.

Kelly never conducted an investigation, and probably advised Franconia not to because it would have shown that Liko Kenney shot Bruce McKay out of fear or self-defense, and once you have Gregory Floyd killing someone who acted in self-defense or fear/manslaughter you have a whole different ball game and you have to start unpacking Floyd's lies and the specific history of Bruce McKay in Franconia and why many many people feared him.

Watch the KingCast movie short, "Franconia 5/11: Injustice on Stilts."
Watch Liko Kenney talk about life in the North Country.
Related post: Franconia Collective's U.S. House + Senate Complaint.

KingCast and the iPhone present: Snoopy!

I was never a huge Beagle fan, but you gotta' love this lil' fella!!!

23 September 2009

Hey KingCast I'm confused.... you consider yourself an oral advocate, but did you really place second in the Midwest BLSA Moot Court Competition?

Ummmm..... yes, I did, out of 300+ contestants. These skills are still in use, changing laws and helping little people, "empowering people to speak up."

KingCast presents: History Lesson

The Malibu driver would have sustained light leg injury, the Bel Air driver would have died instantly. Folks think that just because old cars were boats that they were safe. Back then they had no clue about crash absorption, force vectors, safety cages, etc. not to mention newer materials. Nice.

Soundtrack: Calvin Harris "Colours."

The YouTube version has the interior shots, some folks say the Bel Air was rusty and a BS resto job but I would still much rather be in the '09 car in an accident, duh.

22 September 2009

KingCast congratulates Kevin McCrea for being a catalyst for change in the 2009 Boston Mayoral election.

The local media gallery at Wally's tonight.

Let's face it: Barring Divine Intervention, we all knew Kevin wasn't going to make the final ballot.

Let Menino face this: Kevin McCrea's relentless queries into Boston business-as-usual politics, replete with active and successful litigation (McCrea et al. v. Flaherty et al) created a dialogue that makes it possible for someone to defeat Mayor Menino this year.

If Michael Flaherty works things out with Kevin McCrea, and if Sam Yoon and Kevin both send their voters to Flaherty, Mayor Menino -- who struggled to get 50% of the vote after a recent 70% approval rating -- will be taking a permanent vacation soon.

Related: WBUR profile on Kevin, who puts his money where his mouth is:
I think I did alot of the carpentry in that $2.2 mil house as well…..Norris..another great guy….and Kevin gave me an opportunity to enhance my carpentry skills in the brownstones of the south end…Kevin can find personal values and skills where you would least expect it…After leaving Kevin for the carpenters union and then my own buisness as a carpenter craftsman….I now am a councilor in VA psychology service working with veterans having difficulties returning from war….Thanks to men like Kevin McCrea….I’v gone from homelessness to above and beyond!!
Al Krull US Navy 1971-1975

KingCast presents: Trueblood Superfine Arts.

21 September 2009

KingCast and the iPhone present: Three Dog Night Part Deux

Part un.

Citizen response to Boston Globe's endorsement for Michael Flaherty, whom Kevin McCrea defeated in an Open Meeting lawsuit.

The Boston Globe writes in glowing terms of a mayor who has been resting on his laurels. At this point one can assume that he’s thinking if I retired I wouldn’t know what to do so I’m going to run again for mayor! Even though Boston is an “increasingly diverse city” looking at the Mayor’s office and the positions of leadership over the past 16 years, the Mayor has yet to have his office and city offices reflect the face of the city!

It’s no wonder that the Boston Globe’s financial situation has been dismal; their continuous biased reporting of elections makes it no surprise. One might ask of the Boston Globe’s candidate, was it “skill, experience and clarity of vision to do the backroom deals, turn a blind eye to what is now referred to as “universities buying land on the sly.” Michael Flaherty is being disingenuous to now being so verbally against the Mayor when, in fact, he knew all along about these shady deals and said NOTHING. To say Flaherty has sought to be a servant of all neighborhoods, what has he done for Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan and the Hyde Park Community?.......(more in the comments)

McCrea et al. v. Flaherty et al. 71 Mass. App. Ct. 637 (2007) is linked herein.

Dear Attorney Velella: You are about to get your wish, and a public discussion and boycott to boot.

I'm filing with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) on Thursday, 24 September, 2009. Then you can produce for them the bank video and audio that you claim shows me to be acting in such a manner that would warrant your client refusing to open a bank account for me to cash Derrick Gillenwater's legal malpractice settlement check. And you can explain why you let my white girlfriend open such an account. And you can also furnish the other three (3) bank videos and audio including the express representations that your client would cash Mr. Gillenwater's check once he updated his state ID card.

And you can listen in online to Touch FM 106.1 at 8:30 a.m. on 8 October 2009 to listen to me discuss this case and urge a boycott of all of your client's banks.

In fact, you can tune in earlier -- at 8:00 that morning -- and listen to Boston Strangler Investigative writer Casey Sherman and me describe our respective attempts to put together the Truth about the Franconia NH shooting tragedy of 5/11 2007. Casey's book, "Bad Blood: Freedom and Death in the White Mountains" is published on 1 October 2009.

Touch FM does a lot of good things in the City of Boston, take a look.

Suggested reading:
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh

Buckwheat!!! KingCast artists, car and motorcycle of the weekend at South End Open Studios 2009.

Jenny Rebecca Trueblood.com +
Heather Buechler Cattle Marker Drawings

Stay tuned for a YouTube Trueblood collage ;)

Related movie: Whip it!

20 September 2009

KingCast catching up with Hall Kirkham, Hawken '83.

Hall and I were good friends back in '73 onward even though one time he caught a pass from me on a wide-out in 8th grade and the defender's helmet neatly split his chin wide open. Well at least it was a first down LOL!!! OF course it was his father who gave me my first ride in a BMW, a '74 2002 that he drove in reverse on occasion through the back streets of Cleveland Heights. If you've never driven one, all I can say is that it's an amazing car regardless of what gear it's in and probably more fun to drive in reverse than most cars are in forward gears. If I didn't live in New England with it's high salt and trashy roads I would sell the 535i and buy another one.

Anyway, Hall is now a Man of the Cloth and I look forward to catching up with him and his wife and baby daughter. Long a fan of nonprofit management and progressive social causes, we discussed the real cost of producing consumer goods, the downside of hybrid/electric cars, Church politics and social justice, leading to a discussion on kick out of this piece "White Privilege -- Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack" by Peggy McIntosh, particularly in light of the Citibank case that will be filed this week and a radio discussion will happen at 8:30 a.m. on 8 Oct. 2009 at Touch FM -- Boston's only black-owned and managed radio station. Here are a couple of interesting notes from the Author:

13. Whether I use checks, credit cards or cash, I can count on my skin color not to work against the
appearance of financial reliability.
30. If I declare there is a racial issue at hand, or there isn't a racial issue at hand, my race will lend me
more credibility for either position than a person of color will have.
5. I can go shopping alone most of the time, pretty well assured that I will not be followed or harassed.

Related post on social Justice: Hawken's "Making A Difference."

PS: We called him "Wall" back in high school, I think you can see why LOL.

Touch FM, Tito Jackson and Kevin McCrea attend Academy Homes Community Party, Yoon, Flaherty, Menino conspicuous by their absence.

Boston Councilor-at-Large candidate TIto Jackson and Mayoral candidate Kevin McCrea -- and no other Mayoral Candidate -- were in attendance at today's Second Annual Academy Homes Community Party.

Tenant's council president Abass Dieng, explained that there are five areas within the community involved -- Academy Court/Academy Terrace/Slayton Way/Weaver Court/Weaver Way, and the whole point is to have people from diverse backgrounds meet and enjoy each other's company.

"We're fostering community integration," he says. Pictured l-r are President Dieng, Property Manager Migna Colon and Community Organizer Katie Provencher from Urban Edge.

To me, growing up as one of the only black children in Cleveland Heights community integration and sharing was what life was all about. My family was very active in the block parties and that's a large reason why I take people as individuals regardless of race, ethnicity or religion, etc. until or unless they treat me or someone else unfairly. Then, and only then do you start to unpack possible racial or other unlawful or unreasonable discriminatory issues.

I know Boston Mayoral candidate feels the same way and that feeling is reflected in the diversity of his company. He's got blacks and Asians in actual decision-making capacities, unlike folks like Sam Yoon, whose cabinet of advisers is the same old same old white upper middle class, Mercedes-driving folks, none of whom even get out in the streets to actively campaign in many of Boston's neighborhoods.

This point was made quite emphatically by people in attendance yesterday -- including a U.S. Marine (still waiting on his benefits mind you) as you can see in this video:
"I don't see Sam Yoon out here.... I don't see anybody else out here....."

Kudos to Touch FM for co-hosting this event, and to Ray Diamond for singing.

You've got a good voice and you reach for your vocals well my brother.