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

goofus

This has great possibilities to be a TV show. We could call it The Baxters,A study Of A Dysfunctional Family. I gotta go and write maybe I could sell the pilot

Bob

PUNK,PHONEY,THIEF=LITTLE KEVIN BAXTER OH I FORGOT F____ING LIER

Sam

To Questions, Questions and more Questions. How out of touch are you? You don't comment of what you don't know. Call your nurse and take your meds.

To Bob. Your stupidity is showing. Just like above call your nurse and take our meds.

Anonymous

goofus, were you abused by a clown?

Anonymous

Sam = GOB

Sam, go back under the rock with the other cockroaches.

Anonymous

no I wasn't but you mom was.

Anonymous

truth hurts don't it

tinayak

WESTERHOLD, DO YOU EVEN LIVE IN ERIE COUNTY, I DON'T THINK SO, SO YOU DON'T EVEN VOTE HERE! DO YOU EVER HAVE ONE POSITIVE THING TO SAY ABOUT THE CITY? YOU ARE A TERRIBLE PERSON TO BE WRITING FOR THE REGISTER, BUT THEN AGAIN IT IS THE REGISTER, MAY THEY CAN'T AFFORD TO PAY SOMEONE THAT IS COMPETENT. THE BEST YOU CAN DO IS RUN OUT AND TAKE A PICTURE OF WADDINGTON PICKING UP TRASH EVERY TIME HE CALLS YOU AND TELLS YOU WHERE HE WILL BE. I DIDN'T THINK THAT WAS WHY WE VOTED FOR THESE COMMISIONERS?

MARK NORMAN YOU ARE ANOTHER PAIN IN THE xxx. WHY IS IT THAT I HAVE NEVER SEEN YOUR NAME ON THE BALLOT...WHY DON'T YOU STOP BEING PART OF THE PROBLEM AND BECOME PART OF THE SOLUTION.

IF NORMAN & WESTERHOLD WOULD LEAVE THE CITY, IT WOULD BE A MUCH BETTER PLACE!

Anonymous

I knew him when he was in law school and would come home to party with older Bro Jim at the family resturant. His Dad was my Dr. since I was a little girl. He was a geeat man! But Kevin and I know for a fact Jim were heavy into drugs back then. That good old boy league goes way back my friends and I've often wondered why nobody has called him out on it. Can you make a Official submitt to a hair test? I KNOW the man would flunk! I Know of a Judge that's a little biased to folks that he used to party with in high school too! It is really sad I tell ya that a whole town can be run by a few high school pals and nobody remembers it! For obviouse reasons do not release my e-mail!

Anonymous

How about a tv show about all the baxter siblings on a charter boat in lake erie, called the real deadliest catch. The gene pool really diminished with Dr. baxter's kids. Poor guy can't be resting well

Anonymous

ya gotta be a lawyer, please stop shouting dude, your giving me a headache. Let alone you are a complete idiot

Anonymous

Why does Huron and other small counties have computer access to all legal goings on in the county via computer documentation yet Erie county still functions in the dark ages? You have to go to the court house and go through a bunch of questions like you don't have a right to the public information before you Might be allowed to have a copy or glimpse of the information you seek. Budgets? Less golf and fewer power lunches should offord the people of Erie county quite a few more up to date programs for the county. This does in fact give the impression that our officials have something to hide. The cops? It has to be hard to do your job when you have to worry about stepping on toes and especially hard when you aren't part of the good ol boys club in town. Over all Sandusky is a nice place to visit but is going down hill rapidly. Another good example is the underdevelopment of the shoreline. Only someone in The Club can develope the downtown area. And until they can gather enough cash to do so it will continue to be a big eye sore in the town instead of the quaint little city it should be. This is way to sad....It's not all just Kevins fault. I think THE CLUB exesited long before he came into town!

Anonymous

Judy? A nurse somewhere. EJ was the first in public office and I think he is the most honest of the siblings. Jim? Was a major pot dealer when I knew him. A no-op for sure, but I suppose it was hard to follow in Dad's footsteps. Kevin a wonderkid very intelligent but a recreational acid head. I remember Judy would try to get my hubby , then 18 , in the sack. They were all nice people. Friendly. KJ was the only serious one though that tried hard to be a good son and make his Dad and Mom Proud. Lord knows they'll hunt me down for these acusations...so let me add here to cover my A*& that this is my recollection and My opinion and I am intitled to it without threat of liable.

Anonymous

I buy my cigarettes in vermilion at their friendship store, I buy my groceries and eat at perkins township restaurants and stores, and I party in Huron, if it weren't for my drivers' license renewal every four years, I would never go to sandusky, nothing there oher than corrupt lawyers and cops running the city. Free kimmie, you people have nothing to offer

Anonymous

We have all the investigators in cuyahoga county, can we share s few to look into this county

Anonymous

Goofus, its time for your nap and meds.

Sam

I can't go under my rock, your family took it for public housing.

Anonymous

I've often wondered if another Sting by the FBI was needed in the Erie county Offices was needed just like the Sting that just went down in Cuyahoga county. Don't leave out the Health Department either! Pay them off and you pass! I'm not talking about the Drs. but the Board members and it's inspectors. I was born and raised in the Sandusky Perkins Area and I tell you when I come to visit I feel as if I'm going into a giant black hole!

Anonymous

ya think so,My meds don't include dumma## pills like all you Baxter supporters are on.You lawyers are scum suc@ing bottom feeding parasites

Anonymous

give me some facts about baxter, let's rumble you pompous buffoon

Anonymous

I have so many complaints and questions I'm getting off topic. Why is it when there is a Major Crack problem in Sandusky that the only folks going down are the users? They get their hands slapped until it's just to hard to hide. Why aren't the Big guys going down? WHy have they just dropped the man power in the drug devision? Everyone in town knows about the issue and everyone that has guts could investigate it themselves so why aren't the people with resources to stay safe while investigating finding and prosicuting any of these people? Why? Why? Why? Whole families of good people are loosing their lives because of this crap...Why just center on the little guys and only when ya have to?

Oh and Goofus, You could write it and sell it if you weren't thrown in jail or under it before you could sell it to anyone!

Anonymous

jail? This is america and I have the right to free speech, and in a truly satire form, I have the right to voice my freedom of what I beleive, you sanctimonius little twit, get off your high horse, kevin is scum and the truth will come out, and it is my right as an american to voice my opinion

Anonymous

this is me goofus, and I welcome a rumble with you also. May the best person win

Anonymous

Slow down ther fella I'm on your side! I agree you have the right to free speach! And to your opinion, My point was that they with their pwoer would squelch you like a bug if you even tried to go public with anything controversial about the Baxter clan or the officials in Erie county. And did the last commenter, Impropriety, about Cuyahoga county Judge do any research to see how that Judge tied into the Erie County folks that tried the case in that jurisdiction? College, old Sandusky resident, family ties ect. Bet you'd be surprised as to what you uncover!

Anonymous

sorry dude, I thought you were a weenie lawyer defending him. Sounds like a job for carl monday

Anonymous

LMAOROTF Goofus me wuves you! You have a strong voice and the guts to back it up! Erie county could do better to have more citezens like you! I personally have endured the rath of Erie county when I didn't do what they wanted and ran out of cash to fight them. I know first hand what it means to live there and not belong to The Club. I ran into trouble with the Sandusky register back then too, Back then they wouldn't even think of printing anything anti Erie county officials. I'm just not as willing to give up everything again to fight these idiots....I opted instead to leave the area and pray for the poor folks that are still there!

Anonymous

dude I just e mailed carl monday about the corruption on Put in Bay, if he responds, I will surely tell him about erie county and kevin baxter, yours in the fight, goofus

goofus

corruption has to be exposed.

Anonymous

You Go Dude!!!!!!! The fight for Us against Them is on! I wonder if he will even touch this? I sure hope sombody does. I'm watching the police blotter too and have noticed the majority of what's reported is traffic offenses or charges resulting from a traffic stop. I don't believe this either. To much goes on there that the public never hears about! Can't figure that one out though, why hide it? Would it crush the illusion that Erie county is less then a wonderful Vacation spot? Vacationers Have to be itelligent enough to realize all areas have crime. Crime doesn't stop folks from going to Orlando Disney! It wouldn't hurt CP either. I had a son that worked there for a summer and I tell ya the amount of things going on there are horendus too! But not a word in the papers. It is good to see that the Register has gotten past their hesitation of reporting the news no matter who is envolved. Oh Lordie I'm ranting have to get off my soap box now...

Anonymous

Gee, President Clinton had the power to squelch the ones that exposed him but he sure didn't! Marc Dann had the power to squelch the ones that exposed him...but he sure didn't! The crooks in Cuyahoga County had the power to squelch the..ah......FBI???? But they sure didn't! You act like these crooks in little Erie County are something special.....

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