Saturday, November 25, 2006

Baumgartner Out of Jail Only to be Arrested by Helen Prosowski on Suspect Charges

PC News Herald Kristina Smith Staying Faithful To Ottawa County Power Structure?
Thursday, June 2, 2005, 02:08 PM
PC News Herald Kristina Smith Staying Faithful To Ottawa County Power Structure?

Baumgartner out of jail

Staff writer
PORT CLINTON -- Elsebeth Baumgartner admitted Wednesday in Ottawa County Municipal Court to violating her probation.

As opposed to: “After spending 12 days in maximum felony confinement, on alleged nonviolent probation violations – none of which violated Ohio law – and being held on no bond after an Ohio Visiting Judge declared Baumgartner a “flight risk” unless she pled to unspecified charges that weren’t served until 7 days after she was held in solitary confinement – Baumgartner was released from prison after admitting to leaving the state of Ohio without giving notice to her probation officer.”

But Kristina’s Editor won’t let her write that…

A writer’s judgment, values, and principles controls how he relates information to the public. For this reason, the press is more powerful than the state. Had the Toledo Blade not broken the Noe story, the Ohio and Federal officials would not have reacted to the situation.

Controlling information is the key to guiding public opinion – and public opinion drives politics – and so it’s always better to understand the writer’s values before you gobble up the text they present to you. A writer who spouts facts without being driven by principles is like a ship in the ocean with no sail.

Kristina Smith seems to be one to take the viewpoint of government officials at face value – instead of critically thinking about all the facts of the situation. For this reason, the press's original role of watchdog is worthless when gauged by this standard if their M.O. is to mindlessly repeat what government agents tell them.

She was then transported to Erie County jail where she was released on bond on charges of eluding police.

Visiting Judge John Adkins put Baumgartner, a disbarred, former Oak Harbor lawyer, back on probation for the remaining 118 days of her term.

Then she was sent from the Ottawa County Detention Facility, where she was being held without bond since her May 20 arrest on the probation violation to the Erie County Jail.

Baumgartner was released at 7:52 p.m. Wednesday from that jail after posting a portion of her $14,800 bond, an Erie County deputy said this morning.

She faces two counts of failure to comply with a police officer, a third-degree felony and a first-degree misdemeanor, and one count of resisting arrest, a second-degree misdemeanor. A hearing was scheduled for 9 a.m. today in Sandusky Municipal Court.

She is charged with leading authorities on a car chase May 20 through parts of Erie and Huron counties after Bay View police attempted to arrest her at a village restaurant on a warrant from Ottawa County Municipal Court for violating her probation.

The complete forensic breakdown of that arrest and the reason Baumgartner drove to Huron County – supported with documentation and Ohio law is coming soon on Erie Voices…

It involves the de-pantsing of Part Time Bay View Police Chief Helen Prosowski.

Stay tuned…

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