For Baxter, truth is inconvenient

Matt Westerhold
Mar 23, 2010

Good Old Kevin Baxter can sure spin things away from truth whenever he wants, and a recent letter to the editor is a perfect example. Old Kevin made serious objection to a recent Register editorial critical of his office for issuing a flawed warrant that delayed the arrest of a child rapist.

The man was arrested "just 37 days" after an indictment was returned by a grand jury, Baxter says. I don't know about you, but even 37 days is too long for a child rapist to be free and on the loose. The man was accused in August 2006 and arrested by U.S. Marshals in late December that same year, so the actual delays were much longer than Baxter's spin. And local officials never lifted a finger to make an arrest after the flawed warrant was finally issued.

Baxter ignored repeated requests for documentation on the case and, when questioned directly about it on two seperate occasions, he stared back with a glassy-eyed look and feigned ignorance on the entire topic. How convenient. Play dumb when it serves you, Kevin, and then be filled with righteous indignation when you get called on your shortcomings.

Baxter also ignored written requests for the information, and for information on other flawed warrants that might have resulted in at least one other child rapist getting a free pass in Erie County. There are plenty of examples, but Baxter's abnormal need for secrecy keeps most under the radar.

And Baxter is quick to dump on his best buds whenever he gets put on the hot seat, including pointing the finger at the sheriff or deputies, or old best old bud county commissioner Tom Ferrell Jr. Kevin also will blame city officials for their shortcomings if that helps Kevin's cause. Kevin covers Kevin's butt -- and every other good old boy's behind -- as long as it serves Kevin.

It's time to cut the crap. You cannot fix a problem if you deny it exists, and when the sheriff's office has more than 800 outstanding warrants -- with serious felony crimes getting lost in bureaucracy -- there must be something wrong with the system.

If anyone is misrepresenting the facts, Kevin, it's you.

Comments

Anonymous

and Baxter's buddy Mulligan allows diversion for a former Port Clinton city official for stealing city property. Had Mulligan called in the Attorney General, you would see many heads roll in Port Clinton. But, Mulligan allowed a PRIVATE INVESTIGATION using private attorneys to investigate.

And if you give Mulligan money for his campaign, you can get out of jail free such as a store owner's wife.

Anonymous

and Baxter's Lorain county buds get illegal behind closed door hearings with the probate court judge so they can swagger out of the hearings with smirks on their face.........

Anonymous

Oh, I agree it IS indeed a pi$$ing match, but these two morons are so stupid, that at our expense, they feel the need to dog each other out in public. They are involving the community, and in the worng way. Westerhold uses his position atthe paper to slam Baxter, and Baxter will use his power at the prosecutors office to get even with Westerhold some how. In my opinion, they are both idiots. I think Baxter has a sligh edge, however, over Westerhold. I do like the fact that someone (Westerhold) is NOT intimidated by the "big man" Baxter. I would like to know how Baxter gets away with all his corruption? Why is it no one looks into his wrong doings?

Anonymous

Sandusky deserves its self.

Anonymous

Mr. Westerhold's article about Kevin Baxter seems like he has a personal vendetta against Baxter. Quit using the papeer for your personal vendettas!!!

Anonymous

Would this by some slim chance be one of those FIXED CASES.....
How can a lawsuit relative to the ERIE COUNTY PROBATE ESTATE of a life-long ERIE COUNTY resident be filed in the jurisdiction of CUYAHOGA COUNTY? How can a JUDGE from Cuyahoga County DISMISS a lawsuit in the jurisdiction of CUYAHOGA COUNTY that pertains to the jurisdiction of a PROBATE ESTATE in ERIE COUNTY?

Anonymous

He is still in office because he does a good job. He is still in office because all this accusations are not true.

If these hate filled people had any proof of the lies that they are spreading, he would already be gone. It is very easy to come on here and write a hate filled blog with no proof.

Mr. Baxter will continued to get reelected because he is an outstanding leader that is respected by most of the Erie County voters. These few hate filled people on the blogs don't amount to enough votes to do anything.

Anonymous

Another accusation without proof. If you want to accuse him of something, then prove it or shut up.

Anonymous

Ever since OHIO allowed that PIG racist judge in Cuyahoga County to get away with sending EB to prison, Baxter and the rest of these corrupt boys & girls think they can do anything they want..........but their day is coming. I believe pride goeth before the fall.....

Anonymous

You say if these hate-filled people had any proof of the lies they are spreading.........
I'm not, never was and never will be a liar and I'm not spreading anything. I have the proof.

Anonymous

Doesn't Kevin Baxter uses his office to advance his agenda? Krista, Else and Ejay all criticized him and were all charged with crimes. That sounds a little fishy to me.
I wonder if he used his county office to work on his private business. Does anyone know the answer to that?

Anonymous

Elsebeth charged with intimidating that poor corrupt old fart judge.....that was so FIXED it was pathetic. And yes, according to his brother and EB he was using his county office to work on his private business. And whoever said he loves to protect the guilty----you got that RIGHT. Baxter is the one that's a MENACE to society.

Anonymous

Wonder if the racist judge and the good old boys had a party after EB's sentencing....I can hear them all drawling now------any time you need a special little favor (hee-hee) from Erie County SWEETHEART you certainly won't have to ask twice. YUCK!

Anonymous

Kevin Baxter is still in office because he has somehow instilled a great deal of fear upon anyone who has thought about running against him. He is still in office because he is connected with all of the right people. He is still in office because the family and friends that he gets along with are county officials as well. He will continue to be re-elected because no one will challenge him. (WHY???) As far as to how much he is actually respected...His reputation is speaking for itself. And in reference to being hateful...why does Mr. Baxter have the ability to denigrate and overpower any one who is critical of him?

Anonymous

I'm still waiting to hear how a lawsuit pertaining to FRAUD in an Erie County Probate Estate got filed in Cuyahoga County. I'm also still waiting to hear how a CUYAHOGA COUNTY JUDGE could dismiss a lawsuit pertaining to a PROBATE ESTATE in ERIE COUNTY.

Anonymous

ARE LOW-LIFE SCUM-BAG PUKE WHO WILL EVENTUALLY REACH THE END OF THEIR CORRUPT REIGN.

Anonymous

ADD BOWMAN TO THE LIST

Anonymous

You all have no EVIDENCE. If you did, certainly you would be smart enough to take it to the Ohio Attorney General. You all are liars. Harris did steal and went to prison. EJ and Elsebeth are guilty also. You all see all these conspiracies, well move from your parents basement and get real.

Anonymous

Is it getting too hot around here for you? As for the Ohio Attorney General's office, well...you know what went on with Marc Dann. Maybe this all finally went outside of Ohio.

Anonymous

LORD ALMIGHTY! 360 COMMENTS? WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON HERE THAT'S GOT YOU PEOPLE SO UP IN ARMS?

Anonymous

Listen numb nuts. The Attorney General does NOT answer to the citizens even though the Attorney General begs for your votes. The Attorney General only answers to COUNTY PROSECUTORS. This is a fact. This is one reason why those ministers got nowhere on Murray's advice because Murray knew that only the COUNTY PROSECUTOR can call in the Attorney General for an investigation.

The only way to expose the corruption is to call in FEDERAL AGENCIES. COUNTY PROSECUTORS have a good thing going in Ohio. They hold a LOT of power and cover each other's backside. Don't believe me? Call the Attorney General office yourself. They will tell you to take any evidence to the COUNTY PROSECUTOR. Isn't that just dandy?

YOU BUNCH OF CLUELESS PEONS!

Anonymous

Again, a slight at hand comment about being to hot, but no proof. You all are blow hards. Come on, get out of the basement and get a life. Baxter is an outstanding prosecutor and he will continue to get re-elected. I know this upsets all of you and Westerhold too. Tough, he is more popular then any of you. DEAL WITH IT.

Anonymous

"WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON HERE THAT'S GOT YOU PEOPLE SO UP IN ARMS? "

Sandusky, the city of hate!

Anonymous

This Up in arms as you all put it is nothing more but the gathering of people that are tired of paying taxes and then getting ripped off everytime it benifits the powers that be in this fine city. Popularity doesn't have a Da** thing to do with it. Seems he's only popular with the select few of whom have thier hands in everyones pockets too!

Anonymous

" In reference to matters concerning corruption in Erie County, it is better to contact the Department of Justice in Washington D.C., rather than the Cleveland office or the one on Columbus Avenue in Sandusky. "

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

" John Moyer???? "
LOL no our fired police chief!

Anonymous

Re Tell me why wrote on Sep 21, 2008 7:44 AM:

" He is still in office because he does a good job. He is still in office because all this accusations are not true.

Want to bet on that? Hahahaha I know where to go to get these kids some help now and it won't cost them another 20,000.00 to get it. And we'll just see how much of the rest of these acusations come out in the wash as well while we're at it!
Good luck at this years poles fellas! I have a felling it's not going to matter in the long run!

Anonymous

To sulicha, bull. I know for a fact that Krista is guilty. Again, no proof to your false accusation. move out of your parents basement and get a life. Baxter is here to stay, deal with it.

Anonymous

I'm still waiting to hear how a Cuyahoga County judge could hold a 3 hour hearing behind closed doors with a bunch of crook attorneys and then dismiss a case of FRAUD FRAUD AND MORE FRAUD in CUYAHOGA COUNTY pertaining to an ERIE COUNTY PROBATE ESTATE.
Now THAT sure was a CORRUPT CONSPIRACY.

Anonymous

How do Cuyahoga County attorneys get away with coming into this county and filing motions on behalf of a NON-CLIENT-----like Partition Actions against property and fraud Preliminary Judicial Reports. Even worse, how do they get away with filing Oral Motions on behalf of non-clients REQUESTING THEIR ATTORNEY FEES BE TAKEN OUT OF THE PROCEEDS FROM PROPERTY? The point I'm trying to get across here is---the Erie County Court was FULLY AWARE that the Cuyahoga County crook was NOT my attorney.....
Sure sounds like a CORRUPT CONSPIRACY to me....

Anonymous

The Ohio Attorney General's office will tell you that all complaints have to go through the county prosecutor. Now that sure is convienent. OHIO better start doing something about this BULL SH** that's going on.....

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