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Feud turned deadly in N.H. ( cousin of famed skier Bode Miller )
boston globe ^ | May 13, 2007 | Michael Levenson and John M Guilfoil

Posted on 05/13/2007 6:12:10 AM PDT by george76

New Hampshire authorities said yesterday that they will not press charges against a former Marine who stepped into a deadly shooting and killed a 24-year-old high school dropout who had moments earlier fatally shot a police officer.

The former Marine, Gregory W. Floyd, 49, was driving with his son along Route 116 in Franconia on Friday night when he saw Liko Kenney, 24, shoot Franconia Police Corporal Bruce McKay, 48, four times in the torso. After Kenney drove his Toyota Celica over McKay as the officer lay on the ground, Floyd grabbed the officer's service weapon and shot and killed Kenney. . . .

The elder Floyd drove his Tahoe into a spot between McKay and Kenney as a shield and told his son, who is in his late teens, to run to the officer's cruiser and radio for help.

The elder Floyd picked up McKay's gun from the ground and ordered Kenney to drop his weapon. Kenney refused, and Floyd saw Kenney appear to be reloading, Conte said. Floyd then shot and killed Kenney, Conte said. . . .

New Hampshire's attorney general, Kelly A. Ayotte, said Floyd will not face charges because he was justified in using deadly force.

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The cousin of famed skier Bode Miller who shot and killed a Franconia police officer was then shot and killed by a witness ( marine ) who used the slain officer's .45 caliber gun to do it.
1 posted on 05/13/2007 6:12:14 AM PDT by george76
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What a tragic situation - good on Mr. Floyd for stopping and taking care of the dirtbag.


2 posted on 05/13/2007 6:14:40 AM PDT by Clintons Are White Trash (Lynn Stewart, Helen Thomas , Molly Ivins, Maureen Dowd - The Axis of Ugly)
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To: neverdem

McKay’s cruiser videotaped the incident. The tape shows McKay, who had not drawn his gun, being shot by Kenney, according to Attorney General Kelly Ayotte. McKay, a 12-year veteran of the Franconia Police Department, was not wearing a bullet-resistant vest.

http://www.theunionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Killer+slain+with+officer%27s+gun&articleId=e52b5e2f-c04f-4b97-b188-299d170dd507


3 posted on 05/13/2007 6:15:00 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

4 posted on 05/13/2007 6:16:17 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash
May the slain officer be welcomed in heaven.

And the attorney general should have been applauding Mr. Floyd .Stating he would not be charged casts a question as though there was something wrong with Mr. Floyd's acts.

And I really don't see who the murderer's cousins might be matters.

5 posted on 05/13/2007 6:20:54 AM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a creditcard?)
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To: george76
I used to drive through Franconia on the way to Coldbrook for an annual ultralight fly-in. Nice little town.

Coldbrook had it's own "little Massacre" about 10 years ago, where a NHSP was killed by a wacko, while saving the lives of several townspeople.

6 posted on 05/13/2007 6:21:43 AM PDT by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: george76
I used to drive through Franconia on the way to Coldbrook for an annual ultralight fly-in. Nice little town.

Coldbrook had it's own "little Massacre" about 10 years ago, where a NHSP was killed by a wacko, while saving the lives of several townspeople.

7 posted on 05/13/2007 6:21:44 AM PDT by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: hoosierham

Yeah but it is probably the most we can get from the government though. Don’t all shootings get investigated? Most seem to take awhile. The fast response is telling, IMO.


8 posted on 05/13/2007 6:27:53 AM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: george76

In the wimpified no gun society envisioned by liberals, the perpetrator in this case probably would have gone on and killed others and when captured would have received less than a life sentence and certainly not have been executed. This brave former Marine used his training to do what needed to be done and delivered swift justice to a brutal murderer. There will be no no repeat offenses or parole for Mr Kennedy and the state has been saved hundreds of thousands of dollars in trial and incarceration costs.


9 posted on 05/13/2007 6:34:55 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: george76
New Hampshire's attorney general, Kelly A. Ayotte, said Floyd will not face charges because he was justified in using deadly force.

"Not face charges"... Hell, he should be given a medal!!!

Reminds me of an incident in Texas where a man witnessed a State Trooper being shot. He grabbed his scoped hunting rifle and took the perp out! He was given an award by the state for being a hero!

10 posted on 05/13/2007 6:37:05 AM PDT by F-117A (Mr. Ahtisaari, give Sapmi it's independence! Free the Sami!!!)
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To: F-117A

I agree. He should be given a medal.

He did what needed to be done, and saved the State a ton of money in doing it.


11 posted on 05/13/2007 6:44:31 AM PDT by sgtbono2002 (I will forgive Jane Fonda, when the Jews forgive Hitler.)
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To: george76
I agree that the man should get a medal. I have no problem with his actions.

I don't know the laws in NH, but I am reasonably sure that if I, as a MA resident, shot a man who seemed to be reloading his gun, I would be in a world of trouble.

12 posted on 05/13/2007 6:50:21 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Enoch Powell was right.)
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To: F-117A
He was given an award by the state for being a hero!

Wow....I never heard about that one. Makes me proud there are still some real men out there... who are willing to get involved.

13 posted on 05/13/2007 6:52:11 AM PDT by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: george76

Oh no, they killed Kenny!


14 posted on 05/13/2007 6:56:18 AM PDT by RichRepublican (Good fences make good neighbors.)
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To: F-117A

Have you noticed that when any citizen takes hold of a bad situation and solves the problem the elected fools (the D.A. in this case) try to deflect the praise that should be given by saying things like....he won’t be charged in THIS CASE....blah,blah,blah? What a smelly skunk this D.A. is, and he should be run out of the county. The fellow who shot the jerk to death should get a medal and public praise for his heroic actions.


15 posted on 05/13/2007 6:56:29 AM PDT by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: george76
McKay, a 12-year veteran of the Franconia Police Department, was not wearing a bullet-resistant vest.

Those vests are damn uncomfortable. The problem is, when you need it, it's too late to get it on.

16 posted on 05/13/2007 7:06:07 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: The Great RJ

he can’t kill any jail inmates.
But, is there really any such thing as a “former” Marine?


17 posted on 05/13/2007 7:08:15 AM PDT by steve8714 ("A man needs a maid", my ass.)
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To: george76

Once a Marine..always a Marine! (except Murtha)


18 posted on 05/13/2007 7:13:22 AM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: sgtbono2002; george76
This happened 30 miles from where I live last Friday night.

The Northern Areas of Vermont and New Hampshire are full of national guardsmen, and ex-combat servicemen, largely becuase it is not densely populated,lots of wilderness area,good place to raise a family, and is peaceful, most of the time.

Our shooting ranges lately have become social gatherings where ex servicemen and the local community meet, and fire up BBQs, especially on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

It is from this social scene that Greg Floyd hails. Not only should he be honored, but the liberal governor of New Hampshire should give him a citizen's medal.

Note the headline makes it sound like there was a feud between Greg and the perp Kenny. The perp was a spoiled brat, who lived in the fast lane, who had run ins with the police frequently.Kenny was a wayward druggie. His parents were in Hawaii at the time of his death and had to be notified there.

Local libs are getting behind Kinny's family to make it appear that Kenny died as a result of police harassment.In truth Kenny should have been put behind bars long ago.

Thanks Greg. You are a great American. God bless you.

Thanks George for posting this, the murder was published in Saturday mornings local papers here, but they did not publish Gregs heroic role in the tragedy of the police officers death.Everyone up here is still wondering what the details were.

19 posted on 05/13/2007 7:14:18 AM PDT by Candor7
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To: Don Corleone; freema; Just A Nobody; smoothsailing

Exactly :

“Once a Marine..always a Marine! (except Murtha)”


20 posted on 05/13/2007 7:15:53 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Candor7

Thanks.

The liberal media will try to protect their ‘friends.’

It is good to get the rest of the story.


21 posted on 05/13/2007 7:18:47 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Feud? Where is the feud?


22 posted on 05/13/2007 7:33:53 AM PDT by squarebarb
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To: Candor7
Note the headline makes it sound like there was a feud between Greg and the perp Kenny.

If you took the time to read the article, there was in fact, a feud between both men.

Kenny was convicted of assaulting a police officer in 2003. Want to guess who the police officer was? When Kenny saw that Greg pulled him over. He requested a different officer to cite him. Greg refused and the situation escalated from there...

The perp was a spoiled brat, who lived in the fast lane, who had run ins with the police frequently.Kenny was a wayward druggie.

Source? Or do you know about this based on personal experience? Or did you pull this information out of your ass?

23 posted on 05/13/2007 7:34:54 AM PDT by John123 (Bill barely mentions Hillary in his memoirs... I will now light myself on fire)
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To: John123

Shooting an officer and then running over him with a car does not a model citizen make.


24 posted on 05/13/2007 7:40:41 AM PDT by karatemom (Jesus saves.)
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To: squarebarb

The feud looks like in the mind of the liberal reporter for the liberal paper to ...


25 posted on 05/13/2007 7:42:06 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: geezerwheezer

The greatest fear among those in our so called legal system is that people may solve their problems without the intervention of prosecutors, judges and defense attorneys. All three could be put out of business. Because of the simple solution in this case the “legal system” has been deprived of big bucks and much publicity.


26 posted on 05/13/2007 7:50:57 AM PDT by FreePaul
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To: squarebarb

Apparently the two had been at odds for several years, according to the article.


27 posted on 05/13/2007 7:53:47 AM PDT by Zman516 (socialists & muslims -- satan's useful idiots.)
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To: george76
Kinda scary. A guy I work with was a passenger in a car that was run off the road on the night of May 2 on route 116. He was bumped from behind by another car and the driver of the car he was in sped up. He was bumped again and lost control, crashing into a sparsely wooded yard. (As they say on Thomas and Friends, "Luckily, no one was hurt", badly. Bruises.)

The homeowner was nice about it. He called the cops and told them that a black Audi had been in the habit of speeding up and down RT 116. The State cops took an interest and took paint scrapings off the wrecked car. The cops figured that the perp would become involved in another accident sooner or later. I suspect that this case will be elevated in the light of developments.

No way to know if they are related, but it is provocative.

28 posted on 05/13/2007 7:58:57 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ("We will have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.")
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To: John123
Source? Or do you know about this based on personal experience?

FWIW, Kenney's uncle was interviewed on local television in Boston and more or less took the cop's side. Basically said that his nephew was bad seed, or words to that effect. Absolutely no equivocation, came out and said his nephew was trouble.

29 posted on 05/13/2007 8:02:30 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ("We will have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.")
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To: Owl_Eagle
I don’t know the last time a police officer in northern New Hampshire was shot in the line of duty, but it was probably around the time of the Harding administration. I can see why a NH cop wouldn’t want to wear one.
30 posted on 05/13/2007 8:04:51 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ("We will have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.")
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To: george76

This is a VERY smelly story.I would bet that we get a lot more information on this as the victim’s(all of them) families start to speak out.


31 posted on 05/13/2007 8:05:59 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: John123
When Kenny saw that Greg pulled him over. He requested a different officer to cite him. Greg refused and the situation escalated from there...

The article said that Kenney had been told he could request another officer, but it also said "Kenney told McKay to "get another officer," and then he sped off, according to Ayotte.."

As a lifelong NH resident I know of no arrangement in my state that allows a person to speed away from a traffic stop. My guess is that he was supposed to stay and wait till the other cop arrived. Driving away was his second mistake - after speeding, of course, and justified the police officer's decision to give chase and stop him once again.

32 posted on 05/13/2007 8:11:44 AM PDT by Mongeaux (''I would sooner be governed by the first 2,000 names in the Boston phone directory," W.F. Buckley)
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To: Mongeaux
The officer then backed his cruiser into Kenney's Toyota, pushing it off the road and preventing Kenney from driving off a second time. McKay used a "small amount of force, not excessive" to move the car, Strelzin said. The officer got out of his cruiser, walked up to the driver side of Kenney's car and pepper-sprayed both Kenney and Macauley.

Nothing at all can justify the punks actions however the LEO didn't exactly make an attempt to diffuse the situation.

33 posted on 05/13/2007 8:23:52 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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The officer then backed his cruiser into Kenney's Toyota, pushing it off the road and preventing Kenney from driving off a second time. McKay used a "small amount of force, not excessive" to move the car, Strelzin said. The officer got out of his cruiser, walked up to the driver side of Kenney's car and pepper-sprayed both Kenney and Macauley.

Nothing at all can justify the punks actions however the LEO didn't exactly make an attempt to diffuse the situation.

Why should he have to? Citizens are legally obliged to stop for a law officer. They are not allowed to speed away from one. Or should hothead 24 year olds be given extra special handling just because they have a personal gripe?

In retrospect, since the cop knew this kid and also knew where he lived, he could have let the kid speed on and sent another cop to stop him elsewhere down the road. But if he hit a tree or another driver in the interim, what would have happened to the officer?

Second guessing is easy enough after the tragedy, but it seems as if all the screw-ups were committed by the perp. He sped, he fled, he shot, he got shot.

34 posted on 05/13/2007 8:34:13 AM PDT by Mongeaux (''I would sooner be governed by the first 2,000 names in the Boston phone directory," W.F. Buckley)
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To: george76

A hero Marine on the battlefield and on the streets of his own country. God bless this man. May the perp be getting his just due as he meets his maker.


35 posted on 05/13/2007 8:37:20 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: george76

A hero Marine on the battlefield and on the streets of his own country. God bless this man. May the perp be getting his just due as he meets his maker.


36 posted on 05/13/2007 8:37:20 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Cyman

There likely will be more on this story in the upcoming months ?


37 posted on 05/13/2007 8:43:26 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Mongeaux
It’s questionable how fast he sped away. Other accounts say he drove off slowly. The cop didn’rt seem to have any difficulty overtaking and pulling over a mile and a half up the road after calling for assistance. Things would have worked out better for many people if the cop had exercised a little restraint as I imagine he is trained to do.
38 posted on 05/13/2007 8:47:14 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: karatemom
Never said he was a model citizen. However, the officer should have defused the situation and called in a non-involved officer. It is basic law enforcement 101.

BTW, suppose this officer was in fact a bully that kept picking on you until you blow up? And you couldn't do anything about it because jeez... he is a cop.

The truth of the matter was this officer should have stepped away and called for assistance once he knew the situation. Which he didn't and cost him his life. The article said the officer escalated the situation by spraying pepper spray in the faces of the driver and his passenger after pulling them over the second time. Doesn't sound like a cool, professional police officer to me...

39 posted on 05/13/2007 8:51:13 AM PDT by John123 (Bill barely mentions Hillary in his memoirs... I will now light myself on fire)
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To: xcamel

More than a SP, a F&G, plus town employees.


40 posted on 05/13/2007 8:55:23 AM PDT by tiger-one (The night has a thousand eyes)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Kenney's uncle was interviewed on local television in Boston and more or less took the cop's side.

And how many families like each other very, very much?

I remember my mother telling me why she moved from the east coast to the west coast. "To get away from those family feuds."

You know better than to believe everything said on TV. This is why we have the Freepublic.com...

41 posted on 05/13/2007 8:55:44 AM PDT by John123 (Bill barely mentions Hillary in his memoirs... I will now light myself on fire)
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To: Mongeaux
The article said that Kenney had been told he could request another officer, but it also said "Kenney told McKay to "get another officer," and then he sped off, according to Ayotte.."

Reread the article and get your "facts" right. Kenny sped off AFTER the officer refused to call in another unbiased officer...

42 posted on 05/13/2007 8:57:31 AM PDT by John123 (Bill barely mentions Hillary in his memoirs... I will now light myself on fire)
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To: Mongeaux
Oh and that reminds me...

In California -- there is a law that when a police car is signaling you to pull over... you can keep driving until you feel "safe" to pull over. This was based on a police officer that pulled over a "heiress," in an isolated area... raped and killed her.

Does N.H. have any laws like this?

43 posted on 05/13/2007 9:01:05 AM PDT by John123 (Bill barely mentions Hillary in his memoirs... I will now light myself on fire)
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To: John123
I pulled it out of YOURS.

Does it hurt?

Loosen up.

Its not the first time the Miller/Lito Kenney/Bruce McKay alleged police feud has been in our community news up here. I have close friends who live in Franconia, 30 miles away from me.

Above the law if you're a liberal. Name of the game. Maybe you also have the right to choose the police officer who apprehends you, called " Shop a Cop" in the liberal lexicon?

" I don't like you, officer, radio in and send someone else?"

And if you don't get the cop you want, shoot him then run over him with your vehicle?

The feud claim is simply a law officer enforcing the law, doing his sworn duty or Bruce McKay would still be alive and he would have shot Lito instead Floyd having to do so.

Lito Kenney got the drop on Bruce Mckay , likely by having his gun ready as Bruce approached his vehicle after the stop.

Kenny should have been behind bars long ago, but the liberal socialist feud claim defence kept him out of jail.It won't posthumously vindicate the shooting of one of the best community police officers in the Northeast. He was a good husband and father.

Corporal Bruce McKay's loss will be deeply felt here for years, long after Lito Kenney has been forgotten. Bruce was a consumate professional and had been promoted for his professional service.The Franconia community supported him in his work to keep the peace and keep the roads safe for them and their children.Bruce did not shy from doing his job despite the "feud" claim by the "knarly" crowd in Franconia and Easton, who seem to think that popularity is a necessary prerequisite for a police officer to do his work by turning a blind eye to the good old boys. They have found out the hard way that none of them are above the law, just as it should be.

44 posted on 05/13/2007 9:04:40 AM PDT by Candor7
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To: Candor7
" I don't like you, officer, radio in and send someone else?"

The facts aren't as you portray. It was part of a prior agreement already made by the police.

45 posted on 05/13/2007 9:10:11 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Candor7
"The Northern Areas of Vermont and New Hampshire are full of national guardsmen, and ex-combat servicemen, largely becuase it is not densely populated,lots of wilderness area,good place to raise a family, and is peaceful, most of the time."

GEESH! Thanks for telling everyone! //teasing

It's supposed to be my secret.

46 posted on 05/13/2007 9:11:43 AM PDT by Daffynition (A fool and his money are soon elected.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
There is a NH statute which covers the heroes actions, I just can’t find right now. Later maybe.
47 posted on 05/13/2007 9:14:00 AM PDT by tiger-one (The night has a thousand eyes)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Most PD’s make it a requirement.


48 posted on 05/13/2007 9:14:56 AM PDT by tiger-one (The night has a thousand eyes)
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To: John123
And you couldn't do anything about it because jeez... he is a cop.

I've never been to New Hampshire but don't they have, you know, elected officials and courts and lawyers and newspapers and stuff like that?

49 posted on 05/13/2007 9:15:49 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
1996 or 1997, Colebrook, NH One SP, F&G and and a town employee. Perp was a guy named Drega
50 posted on 05/13/2007 9:17:51 AM PDT by tiger-one (The night has a thousand eyes)
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