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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Boston Fellsway KingCast minute aboard the Kawasaki ER6 650R.

Sooooo.....I actually went there to work, but hey on the way, why not unpack that backpack and try some different editing techniques!

KingCast, Daily Item prove DA Dan Conley and Jake Wark are not racists, they will Unconstitutionally deny any journalists that get under their skin.

Update...... I forgot about my taped January, 2009 phone call with Jake Wark about this, before he and DA Conley got nasty with me.

Sooooo....I wrote a comment to Robin Kaminski's Daily Item story and I presume it will appear on their page later. I didn't bother suing for the video myself because I knew the Item was on it, and I also knew it doesn't show too much. That having been said, I think I will go watch it now too just to make sure. Anyway, remember as you can see in the second video, DA Conley rudely and unprofessionally refused to answer a simple question I posed to him while his sidekick PeeWee Herman/Jake Wark laughed like a damn hyena -- despite the fact that I only had good things to say about him on this blog to that point. Well you asked for it, guys, so now you get it.
Conley’s office repeatedly denied the newspaper’s request, citing investigatory exemptions that suggested releasing the video would compromise the integrity of the investigation. Conley agreed to release the footage Tuesday if The Item dismissed its litigation.

“We have agreed, through our attorney Peter J. Caruso Sr., of North Andover, to drop this legal action against the Suffolk County DA’s office now that they have produced the footage that we have always maintained was public information,” Daily Item President and Publisher Peter H. Gamage said.

Related: More lies from key witnesses Derek Lodie and Michael Picardi + Lodie's pending Attempted Murder trial for events that occurred 3 days prior to the Dan Talbot Tragedy. Had Revere PD not been mired in abject failure and following the deceitful framing of an innocent man, Talbot would be alive today and Robert Iacoviello would be a free man. Read more at this post and this post.

Go ahead Jake, laugh some more. Oh, no, wait.... my turn.

KingCast follow up on Big Dig urban blight #2: Colliers, Meredith & Grew and F.D. Candelieri clean up!

On the Peace Out picture, you just can't compose it any better, it's uncanny. And the chill thing is, it just happened that way. I'm a rhythm photographer not a blast photographer, so I just wait for the natural and there it is. Lookit how the blokes are all in the Right Position, the trash can is even in the right place, in front of the door, and the angle of the broom in it echoes the shovel leaning against the dumpster, nice.

This will eventually be the third of three KingCast short films documenting the cleanup of a much-neglected area of Boston's Southie/Dorchester neighborhood. Y'all remember the second video (on top) in which the CMG promised me they would be out with the quickness, and guess what?

That was no Word of a Lie. Movie over the weekend, raw video in a few minutes.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

KingCast, the IPhone, NESR and Scoot on up! score a major philosophical victory: Free, "Angle" parking in Boston!


I told you a year ago (New England Street Riders letter included) that I liked Boston Traffic Tzar Tom Tinlin, it was in the way he presented himself as an earnest public servant, and how he shot me a peace sign when I whipped into traffic on the 650R after this impromptu interview at a Statehouse Scoot on up! rally.

Today's Boston Globe coverage.

Note that the parking spots are free $0.25 to scooters and motorcycles, which rewards the use of efficient transportation. I understand that the Boston Law Firm of Brown, Rudnick is going to start riding a fleet of 650R's as well. Really.

Heck between the No Angle victory and the Toxic Big Dig garbage clean up in my backyard, I'm batting a thousand this week!

KingCast.net: Reel News for Real People.

KingCast and Public Enemy say "By the time I get to Arizona...."

Oh, sure they started with the Martin Luther King Holiday denials, now they are trying to make it seem as if all the Mexican and other undocumented workers are the cause of all of America's economic woes. KingCast newsflash: There is plenty of M1 and M2 in the World, it's the Corporate Thieves -- offspring of the first Immigrants who came and raped some of my American Indian ancestors using the labor power of other brown men like me -- who have it all, stashed away. It ain't about the immigrants and it never was.

And I told you squarely five - count 'em, five -- years ago about the crackers in NH who also opposed the Martin Luther King Holiday trying to criminalize undocumented workers when NH Immigration Attorney Mona Movafaghi and I discussed the issue when I was NAACP Legal Chair. Here's a NYTimes story because the Union Leader let its story expire, as they always do because they are a scumbag newspaper. Anyway, they lost, but now their sheet-totin' pointy hat wearin' brethren to the West are giving it a shot. It's all about the bullshit racism and oppression, that's what it's about.

Joanna Marinova Channel 7 Defamation Defendant counsel Choate, Hall loves the KingCast blog!

They must have some discovery due or whatever, because they keep running a check for "Joanna Marinova" on this blog, and in so doing, the get much more than that in return. Try it for yourselves and you too, can see what all the fuss is about, and why these big shot attorneys just love Chris King's 1st Amendment Page!

Meanwhile, they have to make certain that their boy Byron Barnett doesn't make too much of an ass of himself, but at the same time if he is claiming that someone at DOC told him that Joanna Marinova was having sex with an inmate(s), he better not be lying like Jayson Blair, because if that's the case, confidentiality and reporter's privilege isn't going to cut it. Read up.

I warned the Boston Herald Defendant Jessica Van Sack (KingCast/TOUCH FM 106.1 radio show) about this too, or else she could wind up like Toni Locy.

Whatever the case, Governor Deval Patrick vowed to me that "they were going to get to the bottom of this (KingCast Town Hall meeting) and that his administration would indeed "Put this to bed" (KingCast Juneteenth video), pardon the pun on that one).

KingCast.net: Reel News for Real People.

Monday, July 26, 2010

KingCast Sunday movies: Riverside Moto GP demo party + Cashman/Big Dig urban blight & corporate filth & irresponsibility.

Today is a Double Feature, Dani Pedrosa pitching it away at Laguna Seca..... Look for it late night or early in the morning. It is hard to tell who the Bad Guys were with respect to Cashman and Bechtel's mismanagement (Boston Globe 9 Feb. 2003 feature part one) but one thing we all know is that the overall malfeasance was palpable, and costs Boston taxpayers hundreds of millions. My point, as you will soon see, is that whether or not Cashman got screwed, whomever is managing the building for Cashman in my backyard had better get their ass out here and clean it up because what I see is reprehensible. They are creating an environment ripe for drug addiction, prostitution and general urban blight.

Meanwhile, here's the Flickr account of today's activities, parental discretion is advised.

KingCast.net: Reel News for Real People.

KIngCast asks DAs Conley, Zabin & proven liars Michael Picardi, Derek Lodie: Are you sure you convicted the right man in the Dan Talbot murder trial?

Soooo.... I asked in this post whether Dan Conley and the Jury wrongly convicted Robert Iacoviello, Jr. for the murder of Revere Police Officer Daniel Talbot.

I noted in this post about State's witness, purportedly altruistic "Bat Man" Jason Watson, that my buddy Seth Daniel discovered an eerily familiar fact pattern of violence and deception on the part of Derek Lodie and Michael Picardi.

Now Derek Lodie has taken an extension on his 20 July 2010 trial date and many believe he is going to Cop a Plea, just as he did in the Dan Talbot case.

Safe to say that if the Revere PD had arrested Derek Lodie for these events when they should have, Dan Talbot would be alive today, and Robert Iacoviello, Jr. would be a free man, taking care of his child as people have written to tell me that he always did in a kind and considerate, loving manner..... in opposition to Jason Watson, who has physically threatened the mother of his child and her family. I know for fact that his Restraining Order was extended.

And I again remind you that Officer Billy Soto's testimony put the gunfire flash in Derek Lodie's hand?

Now I am going to post a good segment of Seth Daniel's Revere Journal story:
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On Sept. 26, 2007, (3 days before the Talbot tragedy) three young men were walking on Cooledge Street in Revere when Lodie allegedly began to approach them.

“What are you doing in my projects?” he allegedly yelled at them as he walked closer.

Once he was next to them, Lodie is alleged to have lunged at one of the youths. A second of the three youths jumped in front of the attack, and began to fight with Lodie. The third youth also joined in the fray.

Eventually, Lodie ran off into the Cooledge Street development.

Simultaneously, the second youth realized that he had been stabbed three times in the chest and abdomen area – pretty serious injuries. The third youth had a sizable slice on his thumb. Witnesses called 9-1-1 and the injured youths were rushed off to the hospital.

When police arrived on the scene, that’s when Picardi became involved.

Picardi allegedly told police that he witnessed the incident and that it was William “Billy” Bagnera who had stabbed the youths.

However, it turned out that Picardi’s information was a lie. Yet another foreboding situation given what would transpire in the Talbot case just a few days later. Revere Police immediately put out a warrant for Bagnera – who had a sizable record and a lot of criminal contact with police in the past.

Lodie and Picardi escaped to a mutual friend’s house, where they discussed what had just happened while others overheard.


Two days later, Bagnera was arrested and charged in the stabbings.

Despite his innocence, he was held in custody for more than two months before police were able to point the crime at Lodie and Picardi. One day after police arrested Bagnera, Officer Talbot was murdered behind the high school after starting an argument with Lodie as he walked by.

Lodie is represented by Attorney Jay Carney, who also represented him in the Talbot case. Carney had no comment on the upcoming trial, which is scheduled for a July 20 start in Boston’s Suffolk Superior Court (continued to 11 Aug 2010).
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Paul, you and I both know this is a walk that we have to take, no disrespect to your brother in the least. It's about respect for the Constitution and whether a young man is doing time for a crime he did not commit, and whether others got passes for any potentially criminal conduct on their parts.

Dan, don't blow your stack at me, as you did while Jake Wark laughed (KingCast video) when I tried to ask you a simple question, Counselor. I'm only asking reasonable questions that other are asking as well. It's called the First Amendment, the name of the blog is the name of the game, you know that's why Careers in Criminal Justice gave me Top Ranking for Constitutional Law blogs, above the ACLU. I look forward to reading the Appellate Briefs in the event that Derek Lodie does not admit to the shooting of Daniel Talbot.

Related: The Wait of the World.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

KingCast observes: Franconia knew Bruce McKay was lying and threatening motorists with OC Spray back in 1997; did nothing about it.


Bruce_McKay_OC_Spray_Abuse_1997 Yep, and it was yet another heinous offense....of a missing inspection sticker...... No HB1428 or SB154 roadway for Defendant Norman Bruce McKay, the document is coming in a minute, here are the related videos and the video from last weekend's Hayseed Bluegrass Festival, which contains some very telling community commentary and documents about the sordid history of Bruce McKay's reign of terror in Franconia. I look forward to watching the lawyers do battle over Discovery in the coming months.

Check the Cool Cats blog post series.
"Why was pepper spray pulled out on me?" Bruce said "I didn't pull any pepper spray," and I said to Bruce, "You're a liar." Then to Bret (Beausoleil) "I'm getting back in my car. You go in the Village Store and ask anyone who was watching if Bruce pulled out his pepper spray and aimed it at me." Bruce then spoke up and siad "Well maybe I did." At this point I said "I'd like to know why a weapon was pulled on me for an uninspected vehicle....."

Bonus: Defendant Sergeant Mark Taylor warned Defendant Montminy about Defendant Bruce McKay.
Double Bonus: More complaints about Bruce McKay, gun drawn for "terrorists" who were really "tourists."

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.

KingCast: Reel News for Real People.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

KingCast presents: A movie for Franconia -- Bowfinger, Bluegrass or Bad Blood.


18 July, 2010
Franconia NH –
For immediate release

KingCast.net presents the Fourth short film in its “Bowfinger or Bad Blood” series about history of government malfeasance that led to the Franconia shooting tragedy of May 11, 2007 that took the lives of Liko Kenney and Norman Bruce Mckay and the community’s reaction to it.

This is perhaps my favorite Franconia short film including the original one over at the KingCast movie page because of its balance between art, entertainment and politics. The point is made but the viewer gets a chance to relax at the same time, and to catch a glimpse of what the people of Franconia are all about, and its not all about being anti-cop, etc. etc. blah blah blah as some would have you believe.

I told the entire Free World three years ago that I was the only film maker authorized by the family of Liko Kenney to shoot, edit and produce movies about this tragedy, although they (and I) most certainly welcome any and all earnest attempts by anyone, including but not limited to Casey Sherman to raise consciousness about this situation.

For more information on the problem with some Franconia LE, read here.
For more information on the Bowfinger or Bad Blood video series read here.
For more information on Casey Sherman’s book launch and raw video of his bookstore tour for “Bad Blood: Freedom and Death in the White Mountains,” read here.

‘Bout time to hit a tennis ball, drain a beer and ride the Kancamagus.

KingCast: Reel News for Real People.

Bonus: To watch video about a really disturbing $1.7M Civil Rights case (Scott Hyman/Don & Julie Prescott v. Lakeville Hemlock Association) read here.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

KingCast tells NH Attorney Ken Barnes: "Martha McLeod is a clueless dirtbag former legislator who has no clue about the Law of Defamation."

First of all, she claims that she "only" published it to 12 people in the Legislature. Guess what? That only goes to damages, Martha... you idiot. So what if you "only" lied to 12 Legislators, you made the comment without any sort of Executive Privilege, and you're still a stinking liar and quite deceitful, same way you went behind the backs of the Franconia Recovery and Reconciliation Committee folks to initiate failed HB 1428, see generally "Cool Cats" series, infra.

Second, I don't believe her. Gionet must demand all of her emails, public and private within the relevant timeframe. I couldn't get them in my lawsuit but I'll betcha' he can. Judge Vaughn can't run that same game he ran on me, hahahaaa....

Third, it was still imminently foreseeable that future publication would ensue (pardon the play on words, hahahaaa...).

Fourth, she also lied about me: as she accused me and others of
"threats of physical and sexual violence."

I could continue but as I said I'll just sit back and wait in the cutty for Judicial Committee member Bill O'Brien to work his magic on this dirtbag, then use the discovery when I sue her. Funny how Karma works, note that another dirtbag cop from the North Country died recently, better not try to name a road after him or there will be hell to pay, see the "Cool Cats" posts.

Prior KingCast coverage:
Edmond Gionet sues.
Lupines are out, Edmond Gionet is about to sue Martha Mcleod (with the full McLeod Defamation).

Martha, Martha, Martha, you crack me up. You make me laugh so hard I could barely finish my newest KingCast Motorsports video on the 650R, "Welcome to Sprockets!"

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

KingCast presents in honor of Bastille Day: The Original KingCaster!

Note: The first real movie my father took me to was Papillon, when I was about 8 years old. My father and I never walked the traditional subservient path lain out for most negroes who made their way up to the North in the great black diaspora of the 1950's, although he did end up working for about 40 years for a bunch of scumbags formerly known as Diamond Shamrock. He eventually become a certified chemist in the early 80's, the first black to do that there. My mother worked for another corporate behemoth as an HR Specialist, and they were the first blacks to be doing what they were doing in their respective fields at their companies and damn near anywhere else in Cleveland. We were one of the first black families in our area of Cleveland Heights in 1970, yes there was related litigation, Heights Community Congress v. Hilltop Realty, not going into that now look it up if you want.

.......And that in turn paved the way for Yours Truly to go to prep school (Hawken video) to bring you KingCastic events and trial coverage and commentary as no one else does, at least not here in New England I've never seen anything like it. It also led me to meet my old friend and former Hawken debate teammate Josh Breslau, who unfortunately has left Boston for California after his Post-Doc at Harvard. See I believe that's Dr. Lawrence Breslau (RIP) sitting next to my father in the late 50's at Cleveland's Hanna Pavilion (photo actually Jan 1963), where he was the first black orderly. Nowadays they got nigra' doctors and stuff, but back then, you had to build your way up from working on a cleaning contract with my Uncle to even be an orderly. Look how smiling and happy he was before I showed up in '65, LOL!!!

Taking a break for a few days from the Courtroom crap, it kills you if you don't let up on it every now and then. Meanwhile I'll be working on the new bike video on last week's trip to East Coast Motors for a new chain & sprocket set on the 650R (ER-6) later this morning after an inline skate.

PS: I think I like the late 50's early 60's style the most, what an era. And no I don't know why my Uncle looks like he just bit into a lemon, sorry Unc I gotcha' LOL :)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

KingCast reviews today's Boston Globe coverage of record $1.7M anti-Semitic, racist Jury Verdict in Scott Hyman/Don & Julie Prescott v. Hemlock Ass'n.

Here it is,but it is NOT featured on the page you can only find it if you run a search, how strange..... and here is the KingCast central repository of court videos, stills and media coverage in the "Neighbors" post.

KingCast Final wrap up video post verdict:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsccNhDcsUQ

KingCast: Plaintiff Attorneys speak out.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltUbNoP6Njs

Defendant Hemlock Association's Motion for Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict/Motion for New Trial:
Chiefly it argues that there was not enough indirect evidence to infer that the Association members committed any of the violations complained of. I did not see the entire trial but I did see at least two witnesses testify that they witnessed trespass, as shown in my videos. There are also arguments that the Defense was kneecapped by not being able to introduce evidence they claim could show that "renegade motorcycle clubs" could have burned out Mr. Hyman's Middleboro home. Defendants also claim that they should have been allowed to mention Mr. Hyman's bankruptcy filing but of course if they are permitted to broach that subject then he will be permitted to delve into the attorney fees and costs he has had to pay in the other litigation that he will allege broke his wallet and left him unable to tender an effective subsequent bid on the property. Stay tuned for the Plaintiff's Reply Memorandum.

10:30 a.m. 12 June update, Plaintiff's response:
Okay, I missed several days of trial because I was traveling. Attorney Minchoff is expected to argue on the swastika/feces/urine/picnic tables through the windows that Scott Hyman did produce testimony at trial that Bren Ladino told him "I didn't do it but I'm not saying someone else in the association didn't," and that Ronald Dufresne told him "I don't know who did it but your kind is not welcome here."

This in conjunction with the now-infamous "You wouldn't want to wind up like a buoy would you.... that's a dead fucking thing that floats in the water....."

Objection! you scream..... You can't have Scott Hyman talking about the damages to his house because there's only inferential proof that anyone tied to the Association did it. Well that's a great argument..... except it wasn't made at trial, where the Defendants had only a standing objection to Hearsay. But the Hyman & Prescott observations of the degradation of their respective properties is not Hearsay.... it's a firsthand event, so now the Motion for JNOV is basically asking His Honor to strike that which was not objected to. Once the Jury had the testimony it was not unreasonable for it to find a Causal.

So I don't like Defedant's chances on that, but perhaps the Association could sue Attorney Serkey for malpractice if this is such a key point and he missed it, and then his insurance carrier could settle it up with the Plaintiffs. That would make a nice and tidy picture..... I wouldn't know, because while I was never a "Superlawyer" I also never got sued for malpractice..... I only help people recover for malpractice claims, i.e. Derrick Gillenwater v. "Superlawyer" Jeffrey Denner hahaha.... (Harvard Citizen Media blog coverage).

But alas, I digress. Also interesting is the admission that Hemlock buddy Steven Berk likely committed the arson at Mr. Hyman's Middleboro home (p. 11) but only to get rid of some DNA evidence as opposed to because of Mr. Hyman's Jewish background. Oh, okay, that's cool then..... my bad, dude.

Lastly, there is a reference at page 12 to some allegedly threatening words that Scott Hyman said to a customer about burning houses down. The Motion reads "We [were screwed] because we were precluded inquiry into an intense dispute going on in April, 2006......"

KingCast review of the matter, including a phone call to the hosting newspaper, reveals that the story was written by a reporter no longer at the paper and that the story was written on 4 June 1995. I knew that, I could tell that because of the cars involved. Fascinating.

New_trial_in_$1.7M_anti-Semitic_verdict

KingCast observes: Kelly Ayotte, happily married, still screws black men: Ralph Holder, Michael Holman, Christopher King.

Michael Holman's son was in a coma after his opiate-afflicted mother allowed him to ride a bicycle without a helmet. But when he fought for custody Kelly Ayotte and her band of legal misfits launched a massive smear campaign against the guy, false arrests and false accusations, the whole nine yards. Now a Congressman has begun a formal inquiry into the actions of NH lawmakers.
NH AG refuses to reinvestigate. The mother was found guilty of Physical Neglect as my son almost died after being hit by a car. She publicly stated in Newspaper that she told Ryan to put on a helmet before the crash. She has admitted this to be a lie. She owned no helmet..... FULL STORY HERE, total violation of 42 U.S.C. 1983/1985.

Ralph Holder (background) went through some similar shenanigans.
Like Michael Holman, the exercise of my constitutional rights in a child custody case led to being targeted by NH and federal law enforcement officials for challenging a racially motivated custody ruling that implicated the NH Family and Supreme Courts of RACISM. I was falsely arrested for threatening state and federal court and law enforcement officials. The district court found there was no crime, no threat and that the State could not meet any of the elements of the crime charged.

And of course we all remember Kelly Ayotte and that idiot cop Martin Dunn making a run at me when I was NAACP Legal Chair of New Hampshire, Cases DISMISSED. And you better believe they tried to arrest me, revoke bail, all of that crap. We kicked their asses each and every step of the way, my lawyer -- whom I got because of my prior hard work with another lawyer he knew -- is current President of the Manchester Bar Association, thanks David :)

Not only is she a feckless AG ( She lost $110M on the Tuttle/JUA Insurance cases. 09-E-148 & 09-E-151), she is a Big Business Dupe. I reported the forgery of my name to a mortgage that was sent out for funding from WAMU IIRC (that's called wire fraud) and she ignored it. And look at her real record as thoroughly documented by Yours Truly -- and note the ongoing FRM Ponzi scam with video -- she's also a race hater. And unfortunately she's leading in the polls against other candidates who lack the sack to really expose the legacy of the horrible public official, lest they be considered soft on crime.

Meanwhile Kelly Ayotte has been enforcing the Unconstitutional forced juvenile DNA reporting in RSA 651-C until busted by the ACLU and one of my readers.

The Real Crime is that Kelly Ayotte stands in any position to be in any public office.

Also, run a search for any of our cases against Ayotte. You won't find a thing, even though I know for FACT that Judge Vaughn issued rulings in my favor (Littleton Courier) in KingCast v. Ayotte & Franconia..... New Hampshire is one dirty little state, which is a shame because they hold the first primary, and common folks there are typically great people. John Lynch is a Dirty Dem, another millionaire Big Business Dupe, you got THAT right.
KingCast: Reel News for Real People.

Friday, July 9, 2010

As KingCast promised, State Rep. Gionet sues feckless, deceitful lying hussy Martha McLeod, KingCast to wait and use their Discovery in his Action.

Okay first see this morning's post with some of the less-published damning documents about Bruce McKay's sketchy history and the town's knowledge of same, and then watch me and others testify as the State House properly rejected SB 154. That's why Bad Blood: Freedom and Death in the White Mountains Author and Screenplay writer Casey Sherman told my mother he was all amped-up over my work on this case. But don't take my word for it, read it for yourselves.

Then read Rep Gionet's 8 Jan 2008 email to KingCast, "I'm glad you surfaced....."

Soooo.....I told y'all back on 27 May:
27 May 2010

KingCast and Calendonian Record's Robert Blechl say "Lupines are out and Martha McLeod is about to be sued by Edmond Gionet!"


Hahahahaa..... Hahahaaaa... revenge is a dish best served through a licensed New Hampshire politician. Hell yah State Rep. Gionet and I discussed the matter, and he had help from attorneys in the Legislature.

Here's the post that describes it all, and it all goes back to Martha McLeod being a deceitful, lying hussy legislator on HB 1428 and on SB 154, she used her email address from another employer to circulate the current false and vitriolic statements, with Actual Malice and Reckless disregard for their truth, that State Rep. Gionet was peeved at Bruce McKay because McKay wrote him a ticket, and that I was involved with people who were physically threatening her and making sexual threats.

She's lost her friggin' mind, watch my short film above about her and her hear and smell no-evil hubby.

See I'm laughing my ass off because I sued her for her emails a coupla' years ago on a directly related issue and protectionist Judge Timothy Vaughn tossed my case out as soon as he could, and because I didn't Motion for Oral Argument as I did in the first lawsuit of KingCast v. Ayotte & Town of Franconia (seen on YouTube video, I'll post a link later) he was more than happy to sweep it under the rug.

KingCast says: That won't happen this time. Hahahaaa... Hahahaa..... Hahaha....

Libel suit filed in controversy to rename highway for McKay
State representative sues former lawmaker.

By MARK HAYWARD


New Hampshire Union Leader

It’s spurred legislation. It’s divided the town of Franconia. Now the push to rename Route 18 in honor of slain Franconia police Cpl. Bruce McKay has factored in a lawsuit.

A state representative in the neighboring town of Lincoln filed suit last week against a former Franconia state representative, claiming she libeled him after he opposed the commemoration in a committee vote three months ago.

Edmond Gionet, a Republican, filed the lawsuit against Martha S. McLeod, the former Democratic state rep and wife of Franconia selectman Richard McLeod. The suit faults McLeod for sending e-mails to fellow House members that claims Gionet was pulled over by McKay on a traffic violation and that he tried unsuccessfully to fix the ticket.

“In fact, Rep. Gionet had never met Cpl. McKay, had never been give a traffic ticket by any police officer, let alone Cpl. McKay, and therefore never has, and never would, obstruct justice by attempting to fix a traffic ticket,” reads a statement issued yesterday by Gionet’s lawyer, Concord attorney William O’Brien.


“Rep. Gionet would never do such a thing,” the statement reads.

Gionet claims defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent infliction of emotional distress. He asked for a jury trial, but in the statement issued yesterday, O’Brien said McLeod could do the “right thing and admit her error or she will have a jury make that statement for her.”

Reached yesterday by telephone, McLeod said she was not aware of the lawsuit, thanked a reporter for telling her and hung up.

The lawsuit claims McLeod’s e-mail went to members of the House Public Works and Highways Committee and House Speaker Terie Norelli. McKay was shot and killed during a traffic stop in May 2007, but the incident has left bad feelings in the region.

Easton resident Liko Kenney shot and ran over McKay, who had been an officer in town for 14 years, ending a contentious relationship between the two. Gregory Floyd of Easton witnessed the confrontation and used McKay’s service weapon to shoot and kill Kenney.

Then-Attorney General Kelly Ayotte cleared Floyd the following day.

In April, the town of Franconia voted against renaming a portion of Route 18 in honor of McKay. Shortly afterward, the House Public Works and Highways Committee recommended against legislation to rename the highway.

O’Brien said McLeod has ignored two written requests to justify or retract her accusation, and Gionet had no choice but to file a defamation lawsuit.

O’Brien said McLeod’s email was sent from her work email, and her employer, North Country Health Consortium, has contacted original recipients and disavowed any responsibility.


Union Leader reporter Dale Vincent contributed to this article.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

KingCast sees Fox 25 punk out on Scott Hyman/Julie & Don Prescott v. Hemlock Association coverage.

As the video shows, the Globe and Fox 25 were both there a couple of years ago. Then I know for fact they were notified of the pending trial and of the landmark $1.7M verdict. The Globe is supposed to be publishing a Sunday feature story next week 11 July, having verified the verdict I published here last week.

As to Fox: Whatever guys, so much for your allegiance to Justice and to the Fourth Estate.

Here's the main blog entry, "Neighbors!"
KingCast: Real news for real people, never a sellout.