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A hero ain't nothing but a sandwich

Today, the killer of Police Officer Bruce McKay, Liko Kenney, is being laid to rest. And in the aftermath of their deaths, more attention is being paid to the sole survivor of the shootout.

After a traffic stop, Kenney drove off from McKay. (The two had a fairly lengthy and unpleasant history.) McKay pursued and ran Kenney off the road, then pepper-sprayed Kenney and his passenger. Kenney shot McKay four times, then ran him over. Then, passerby Gregory Floyd came on the scene. He put his truck between McKay's body and Kenney, then took McKay's gun and ordered Kenney to put down his gun. When Kenney refused, Floyd shot and killed Kenney.

Well, a great deal of attention is being focused on Mr. Floyd. The Boston Globe has done some digging into his background, and he's not exactly a boy scout. In fact, the retired Marine could easily be cast into the lone nut, the hermit, a spiritual kin to Randy Weaver or Timothy McVeigh.

The impression I have of him is someone who just wants to be left alone. In his one moment in the public eye, he did exactly what needed to be done, and did it well. Now he wants to go back to being himself, in his cabin in the woods, bothering no one and being bothered by no one.

I'd like to see him get his wish.

And I strongly suspect that he's not going to have too many more problems with local police for some time to come.


Comments (13)

Oh my god! He killed Kenne... (Below threshold)
yo:

Oh my god! He killed Kenney.

....

ROFLMAOCan't top t... (Below threshold)
epador:

ROFLMAO

Can't top that one yo.

Those bastards!Hey... (Below threshold)
horse:

Those bastards!

Hey, I learned something today. If you're a gun owning hermit who lives in the woods and says weird things about right and wrong, the govenrment will be checking in on you and maybe arrest you for various to-be-identified offenses.

But if you're a gun owning hermit who lives in the woods and says weird things about right and wrong, and you kill someone who killed a cop, the government will call you a hero and want to shake your hand, with your permission.

Not hard to guess which par... (Below threshold)
epador:

Not hard to guess which part of the Horse is talking above...

A revealing paragraph in th... (Below threshold)
epador:

A revealing paragraph in the article linked has an average citizen making a statement to the effect:

"...a normal person would have left and gone to get help."

Seems maybe the man in the woods is a little more clear thinking and acting than "a normal person." Or at least a "normal person" with no military or use-of-force training. "Normal Person" = victim, sheep, lemming, soon to be victim of violent and sadly denied reality of the real world.

I just find it fascinating ... (Below threshold)
gemma:

I just find it fascinating that the Globe can actually dig for facts. When do they ever do that? Not recently. This guy just goes against everything they're pounding the drum for. He's former military, owns and knows how to handle a gun, seems to be heterosexual. All of that sets off their reporters' instincts to dig for facts and they do. I really thought they had no idea how to do that.

epador, you are thinking of... (Below threshold)
horse:

epador, you are thinking of your favorite donkey.

To cast Randy Weaver and Ti... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

To cast Randy Weaver and Timothy McVeigh in the same light is kinda nutty. Lee Harvey Oswald and Timothy McVeigh maybe.

"Seems maybe the man in the... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

"Seems maybe the man in the woods is a little more clear thinking and acting than "a normal person." Or at least a "normal person" with no military or use-of-force training. "Normal Person" = victim, sheep, lemming, soon to be victim of violent and sadly denied reality of the real world".

If this man had been on scene at VT and allowed to carry a lawful weapon maybe part of the 32 students would be alive today. Instead 32 students were "victim, sheep, lemming, soon to be victim of violent and sadly denied reality of the real world". In other words 'dead' at the hands of the type killer nutured and supported every day by the democrat party..The sad part is that they will never learn no matter how many citizens die, unless a member of their family dies, and then only the family members learn. No effect on the democrat party.


I had to laugh at this line... (Below threshold)
CharlieDontSurf:

I had to laugh at this line also: "I would think most people would leave and go for help,".
Fortunately, Floyd wasn't "most people"...he WAS help.

Mr. Floyd is the hero here,... (Below threshold)
Dennis P. Skea:

Mr. Floyd is the hero here, and he deserves anything he wants. If that be privacy and solitude, so be it.
The problem is that the libtards will be calling for his head on a platter.

I'm sure Gov Patrick has or... (Below threshold)
Hermie:

I'm sure Gov Patrick has ordered the start of a prosecution of Mr Floyd.

Considering that Mr. Floyd ... (Below threshold)

Considering that Mr. Floyd is a resident of New Hampshire, and the entire incident took place here in the Granite State, whatever Governor Patrick thinks is utterly irrelevant, Hermie.

And while our Governor Lynch shares party affiliation with Governor Patrick, I sincerely doubt he'd even THINK of allowing any such thing to happen.

J.




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