According to Kim

Kerr and McDonald file notice of claim

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* Please note my comments in red.  And as always my comments are IMO/JMO

Rainwalker’s parents file notice of claim against Greenwich, police chief

GREENWICH — The adopted parents of missing 12-year-old Jaliek Rainwalker filed a notice of claim Friday against the village of Greenwich and its police chief over the search of their home last week by police, alleging “trespass and false imprisonment” among other accusations.

The notice of claim, a precursor to a lawsuit, was prepared on behalf of Stephen Kerr and Jocelyn McDonald by lawyer Tucker Stanclift. Stanclift is a law partner of Jeffrey McMorris, who has represented Kerr and McDonald as police investigate Jaliek’s disappearance and have deemed Kerr a “person of interest” in the investigation.

It relates to a Feb. 7 visit to a home owned by Kerr’s father’s at 11 Hill St. in Greenwich. Kerr and McDonald had been living there in recent weeks, and were in the process of moving out to a new home in West Rupert, Vt., when police went to the home to look for evidence related to anonymous letters about Jaliek sent to area media.

The letters were typed in a font and style that bore a strong resemblance to fonts used by McDonald in correspondence to the media.  – There had to be reason the police zoned in on Kerr and McDonald, I think this explains that in a nutshell.

When visiting the home, officers from Cambridge-Greenwich Police, State Police and the FBI spotted a computer they wanted to seize, and officers then went to get a search warrant to take custody of it and look for other evidence that could be related to Jaliek’s disappearance.

As they sought that warrant, though, McDonald contacted McMorris by phone, and McMorris said he told her to advise police to leave.

They would not depart, though, and Cambridge-Greenwich Police George Bell said the law allowed them to remain at the home, securing the evidence they wanted, until the warrant arrived.

However, in the seven-page notice of claim, Stanclift called the police conduct “outrageous” and wrote that Kerr and McDonald were “illegally detained and imprisoned … for approximately one hour.”

“They sat down on the couch after they were told to leave, and they wouldn’t allow our clients to leave,” he said.

He also questioned what part a computer could have played in Jaliek’s disappearance. Even if it was found Kerr or McDonald wrote the anonymous letters in question, it would not answer the question as to what happened to Jaliek.  – It’s this kind of sarcastic, wise ass remarks that make people feel the way they do about Kerr and McDonald.  They don’t see anything wrong with what they have done, so what if we wrote a letter, what’s the big deal.  Stephen Kerr does know what happened to Jaliek, he’s just not man enough to come forward.

“Unless they’re going to say Jaliek was hit over the head with a computer, I don’t know what the computer could have to do with any of this,” he said.  – Again with the sarcasim.  How stupid do you have to be NOT to understand what the computer has to do with this case.  Kerr, here’s some advice, find a better lawyer.

Stanclift said the State Police and FBI were not named because he and McMorris believe Bell has been the “ringleader” of the investigation.

Bell called the notice of claim “a ploy to distract attention from the real case.”  – This is Kerr’s M.O.  The only time he surfaces in the public eye is when something positive is happening in the case or for Jaliek. 

He said police followed the law when they went to the home Feb. 7, after learning Kerr and McDonald were in the processing of moving from the home and fearing that evidence would be destroyed.

He said police “secured” the scene, and after Kerr and McDonald left, leaving police there, they were gone until the search warrant was signed by village Justice John Pemrick. He said police did not detain them.

“We followed the procedures that we had to follow,” he said. “It’s just sad that Stephen, Jocelyn and Mr. McMorris are trying to make themselves victims.”

Bell said tests of the evidence seized from the home have not been completed. He would not discuss what was seized.

In addition to the computer, police were seen removing what appeared to be bags of garbage from the home.

A notice of claim does not specify the amount of monetary damages being sought. The notice gives the parties a year to negotiate a settlement to avoid the filing of a lawsuit and the resulting court case.  –  And there you have it folks, it’s all about the money.  Kerr could care less about Jaleik.  It’s all about Stephen Kerr, how the world is against him and how dare any of us catch on to his lies.


Written by Kim

February 15, 2008 at 9:36 pm

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  1. In the words of the great Moe Sizlack: “I’m choking on my own rage over here!”. What a disgusting crybaby. So the NYSP and feds werent named in the notice. Probably because they know it would go nowhere. Nothing but a publicity stunt. Does anyone know if Kerr has a record with Greenwich PD? It seems like a personal beef with Bell.


    February 15, 2008 at 10:36 pm

  2. Hi Bug,

    I’ve been trying to find out how Kerr was perceived in the community before Jaliek went missing. Kerr has it out for Bell, that’s for sure. From what I understand, Barbara Reeley had a good relationship with Stephen prior to Jaliek’s disappearance, so I’m guessing he didn’t have too much trouble with LE but who knows.

    Joy said that there would be an article on the Post Stars site tonight and/or tomorrow on what was found in the house. I went to the site and found this. It wasn’t what I was expecting but it sheds light on what a dope Kerr is. Tune in tomorrow, perhaps the article we are all waiting for will be there.


    February 15, 2008 at 10:42 pm

  3. Hey,
    According to Bell, the search was completely legal. The FBI was present for that search as well, I’d have a hard time beleiving the feds would alow a slip up like this claim……um… Strong work Kim! This blog is great. Having links to the articles (on a daily basis none the less) on one site is terrific. I live only 30ish miles from Greenwich, and our news coverage is zilch! There was a quick blurb on CAX out of Burlington once and I think that was it!


    February 16, 2008 at 6:45 am

  4. Sorry to post again but I re-read what you said Kim, and it got me thinking about the radio interview with Barbara Reeley. She mentioned something about in hindsight her opinion of SK had changed. IIRC, the “dunking” incident and the fact that Mcdonald had kicked him out of the house before, were 2 big factors. I would’nt be surprised if we learn of prior brushes with the law, perhaps that no one knows about.


    February 16, 2008 at 6:52 am

  5. I am appalled at this behavior. Of course the public has convicted him, for stunts like this. I am willing to bet he spent Jaliek’s reward money on his Army of defense attorney’s. If your not guilty why do you need 5 lawyers. spend the money on finding your son, not defending yourself. If only they were this pro-active in Jaliek’s care we would not be here right now.Stephen the courts will make note of your behavior, they will see you have made zero effort in finding Jaliek


    February 16, 2008 at 7:30 am

  6. Good Morning Bug!

    Comment as many times as you like 🙂 Everytime I re-read an article or read comments I think of something new.

    The FBI and NYSP were present and the actual serach didn’t happen until after the warrant arrived. Kerr’s feathers are ruffled for sure. Why would the police just leave the house until the warrant arrived? If they did you can bet that evidence would have been take out of the house by Kerr himself.

    The radio interviews were very insightful. I think those incidents were the build up to what happened in November and who knows what happened inbetween then. I know Barbara and other foster parents read here and often answer questions like these.

    Time to check today’s paper.


    February 16, 2008 at 8:51 am

  7. Good Morning Kalley,

    The verdict of the court of public opinion is in! Kerr only has himself to blame for that. I don’t think we ask much. Take the polygraph, show some concern. You’re right, he should use the funds that he’s spending on covering his @ss to find his son.


    February 16, 2008 at 8:54 am

  8. Hi Kim, everyone,

    Recently I discovered some new blogs and one of them is up in VT. It seems to me that Kerr and/or McD. are posting on there as granny and ganggreen/rather gangrene if you ask me; both could be the same person too. I will post the there and your blog, Kim, if that is OK with you?
    As always thank you for All you do and be well,


    February 16, 2008 at 1:33 pm

  9. Bertha,
    Please share where to find the VT blog. I would like to make sure Granny is not lieing about Jaliek.

    Jaliek's Former Foster Mother

    February 16, 2008 at 4:58 pm

  10. Hi J’sFFM,
    the first blog is on:

    then when you scroll down, you can open others like the VT blog:

    I see some familliar names on there already. One thing I am always looking for is for slip-ups. Granny, Gangrene are so eager to talk, some time they (he) will have a slip of their tongue and we are all watching and waiting for that mistake. Every set of eyes and caring heart helps. Thank you.


    February 16, 2008 at 6:22 pm

  11. Yes!…I’d like that VT Blog as well!

    CBS 6 News has a comment area after their articles and “Granny” is always there defending the Kerr’s….could it be the same “Granny”?


    February 16, 2008 at 6:53 pm

  12. Hi Guys, I have Bertha’s comment with some links. For some reason wordpress has it waiting for moderation and I’m not sure why. I’m going to go read and release it.

    *update …Bertha’s comment appears two before mine, they must place them according to the timestamp 🙂


    February 16, 2008 at 7:45 pm

  13. Hi Bertha,

    Thank you for the links! I don’t know what caused your comment to go to moderation, I don’t moderate anything. It must be the links.


    February 16, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Disturbing site. But most of what gangreen and granny and a few others that are disturbing are posted there. There are some other things too. saves a lot of time its sort of piled together. very long read


    February 16, 2008 at 9:22 pm

  15. I’m almost afraid to look but I will 🙂 Thanks Kalley!


    February 16, 2008 at 9:26 pm

  16. That long read is his their interview on Channel 10. Notice they even inserted the laughing.


    February 16, 2008 at 9:30 pm

  17. This blogging has become more then I can bare. It’s got to stop. Handed it over to a lawyer to work on. Jaliek’s character is all we have left of Jaliek until…? I thank everyone that puts slander there to help protect a child with no voice. Sad.

    Jaliek's Former Foster Mother

    February 20, 2008 at 3:26 am

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