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

I work at put in bay and you wouldn't beleive the rapes and sexual assaults that go on and nobody knows about, get a police scanner and listen to how many registrations are checked by perkins police on tourists in the township during high tourist season, it's just a money game for our police and the people spending bookoo bucks in this jerk water area suffer. I would like to see the bmv charge the police for every registration they run five dollars for non crime registration check

Anonymous

they haven't been caught yet, their time is coming

Anonymous

I don't think they are anything special...just not as visable and a tighter knit of The Club. It would of been harder for the others to stop it plus if you recall the Sting that the FBI did in Cuyahoga County envolved special untis to ensure that the secrecy of the investigation before the sting was kept. When they went in they hit them all at the same time so nobody could destroy anything or hide anything or warn the others in that Good Ol Boys Club. I don't think Erie county has anything going for it but the fact that they are above the law in their area and the fact that the public is always kept in the dark as to what the H(*&& is actually going on.
Too if you recall there are rumers that Clinton Did in fact get rid of a few problems on his way to the white house. Rumers aren't fact but when you have that big of a Club it's easire to call in favors to hide things. I'm not anti government...I'm just anti things the way they are being delt with. Open it all to public scrutiny and see what comes out in the wash I say. It keeps everyone informed and honest! There is no room for Favor calling in government of a city that is falling through the cracks of poverty and little to no growth for it's citizens.

Anonymous

How on god's green earth can you compare the fact that nobody exposed clinton when he pardoned 100 or so people before he left office. Talk about the good ole boys network

Anonymous

was too busy with pajamas party and pizza

Anonymous

I didn't compare that to anything. I was responding to someone else that felt I thought Erie county officials were morecorrupt and powerfull in that area then they are. In fact I had forgotten that point because Clinton did so many shady things I truely can't remember them all! The point I made was that he was part of a bigger Club if you will and it was easier for him to do things and get away with it. Not that the things he did were just. I do recall that his Mrs. was involved with the first S&L scandall as well as a Bush Son. There is so much corruption in our government at every level that it is really hard to even vote anymore. That is a different topic for sure....don't get me started on that one!

Anonymous

does anyone know much about Krista Harris and what exactly did she do with Kevin Baxter?

Anonymous

LOL Marc I was not part of the Erie county Club! Was to poor to enjoy any pajama party and or pizza. Had to work for a living from the age of 16..and we all know my oportunities were limited to waiting tables someplace and being verbally abused by all those wonderfull vacationers from out of state! When I was real lucky I got a job waiting on the elete crowd in Sandusky where they played. That was fun...but I was kept in my pace.

Anonymous

does anyone know much about Dewitt McDonald and the alleged tampering with a witness, Krista Harris. I surely would like to find out what happened in that case.

Anonymous

Shelly b. Must be another case of public being kept in the dark! There are many such cases in Erie county that ya hear just a blub and never see or hear the remainder of the facts or what happened. Another one swept under the carpet and away from public scrutiny.

Anonymous

I would suggest finding the newspapers archives in the Columbus area where the actuall apeal court case was...is being held. The papers there would...should have it all online for you to research.

Anonymous

My, my citizens......it is just astounding how many of you are criticizing this Baxter boy. Is he really that incorrigible? We, the Pussycat Patrol, feel sympathy for his wife and children. This scandalous chatter must be difficult for them. Never fear, Sanduskians, we will get to the bottom of this codswallop, once and for all. But before we do, can anyone please recommend a nice place to have cocktails while we are in Sandusky......we will be visiting soon and would really like to indulge a bit, if you know what we mean. Stay strong, Sanduskians......The Pussycat Patrol will not tolerate dopes - we have too many other things we need to take care of.......right now we are brainstorming with the Pope to find ways to encourage a greater role for religion in the European society. It's been a tough week for the Pussycat Patrol, but we promise to see this through for the wonderful people of Sandusky. Remember, The Pussycat Patrol is never far away.......thank you.

Anonymous

goofuss your are a very troubled person that I truly feel sorry for. Take a nap, feed your 12 cats and tell your mother to give you your meds. If you get bored later when the nurse will not allow you to go on-line, talk to one of the many voices to must hear.

Anonymous

Pussycats,
You sure are trying to keep this going aren't you? Do you really want us to start telling you what we think about the Roman Catholic Church these days and the deplorable child molestation cover ups that that instatution to this day continues to be a part of? Or the recient acusations that they in fact mey have something to do with the world of child obductions and sex trade????????????? My contempt for those people and their hiding behind My God don't even begin to compair to the thoughts I have about Erie County Officials. Does Anyone recall the FAther Joe that was kicked out of the chrch because God Fobid he loved a woman and wanted to be with her in marrage? After all the good he did for the youth in Erie county! Oh My Goodness I can't believe what you folks are saying!
Erieman leave goofus alone...you may be jealous of the mans guts!

Anonymous

TO: I Knew them when wrote on September 15, 2008 4:13 PM:
Duh....you must be talking about someone else with your BULL about how a Cuyahoga County judge tied into Erie County folks that tried the case in the jurisdiction of CORRUPT Cuyahoga County. (Against Prudential Life Insurance Company and the other crooks)
A little two-bit dirt bag Cuyahoga County attorney filed it in CUYAHOGA COUNTY (without my knowledge) because BAXTER & the ERIE COUNTY PROBATE COURT DIDN'T WANT IT IN ERIE COUNTY. (want to hear WHY they didn't want the criminal acts & fraud in Erie County?)
And CORRUPT CUYAHOGA COUNTY was quick to oblige.

Anonymous

Of course I'd like to know! Isn't the sharing of knowledge what this blog comment section is all about?

Anonymous

BTW I don't think that Cuyahoga county is any-less corrupt then the rest!

Anonymous

DEAR KEVIN,
SCREW YOU.

Anonymous

Is goofus really Matt?

Anonymous

AAAhahahaha I just got a call from The State Of Ohio...They hung up when I answered and said hello. The number was 330-375-0821. I'm trying to call them back but keep getting a busy signal....No, I'm not paranoid, but ya have to admit it sure is phunny!

Anonymous

I don't know who Goofus or anyone here is...

Bob

RE Sam,
Who are you one of Kevin"s little pawns Kevin Baxter is as crooked as dogs hind leg it is really quite evident i have been watching his stupidity for years.If he were in a larger town he would have been run out of town years ago.He is a lousy prosector and a worse human being.as for you if you are dumb enough to go to bat for him you are probably one of his little drinking buddies.And sammy i need no meds but you do.Later.as i stated earlier lier,punk,phoney,thief=kevin baxter

Bob

RE Sam,
Who are you one of Kevin"s little pawns Kevin Baxter is as crooked as dogs hind leg it is really quite evident i have been watching his stupidity for years.If he were in a larger town he would have been run out of town years ago.He is a lousy prosecutor and a worse human being.as for you if you are dumb enough to go to bat for him you are probably one of his little drinking buddies.And sammy i need no meds but you do.Later.as i stated earlier lier,punk,phoney,thief=kevin baxter

Anonymous

What do you expect from a thief that would steal from his own mother? When he's on his deathbed he'll be able to say that was the HIGHLIGHT of his career and his entire life!

Anonymous

Is goofus really Kevin?

Anonymous

Why would Kevin get on here and call himself a theif?

Anonymous

Matt,
Who was the Baxter brother that made alligations of wrong doing in reguard to Mr Baxters estate? I missed that all together. Was it the not so monetarily endowed Jim Baxter or was the the Most honest EJ Baxter?

Anonymous

Because he's turning over a new leaf and wants to learn how to tell the TRUTH maybe????????????

Anonymous

Is Doofus Bob? lol

Anonymous

RE: new leaf,
I suppose all things are possible.

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