City Settles Over Sgt Loran Butch Baker False Arrest

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Reality Checked

Santa Cruz, CA

#2 Mar 7, 2013
Reality Check wrote:
Sgt Loran Butch Baker has a history of dubious activity, and his ctions once caused the City of Santa Cruz to settle over false arrest claims.
City of Santa Cruz Police Department Sgt. Loran Baker arrested longtime activist Robert Norse for "obstructing the sidewalk" on a "citizen's arrest" from Sushi Now! owner Matisse Selman on January 30, 2002. After videotaping him for several days, Baker then handcuffed and transported Norse to the local police station - though the "crime" was a minor infraction normally handled like a traffic ticket. This was the third time within a 7 month period that Baker had custodially arrested Norse on charges that were later dropped or were never even filed.
Attorney Kate Wells, a long time Santa Cruz civil rights lawyer, along with attorneys Jim and Rhonda Fossbinder, then sued the City, Selman, and Baker in Federal Court for false arrest and violation of the First Amendment right to speak and assemble. Two years later on September 14, the Santa Cruz City Council approved an out-of-court settlement of $5000.
Read more about Baker at:
http://santacruz.indymedia.org/newswire/displ...
On the day of this mans Memorial Service you are throwing this information out there for people to respond to? You're a very sad person. Get a life and respect the people that keep us safe! Stop exploiting civil rights activism that disrupts more than aids the needs of a sub-culture of addicted mentally ill individuals. Your incessant spam, defense of people you say you don't know, and attacks on people you think are racist homophobes is very telling to how ignorant you are to the real world.
DBS

San Jose, CA

#4 Mar 7, 2013
Reality Check wrote:
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Butch wasn't a hero, or even a good guy. Sorry to be the one to tell you that when everyone else is lying to you.
No John, it's not Officer Baker's fault that you're a failure and a loser, and the laughingstock of Santa Cruz.

It's yours alone.
KRS greater than Tupac

Santa Cruz, CA

#5 Mar 7, 2013
Reality Check wrote:
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Butch wasn't a hero, or even a good guy. Sorry to be the one to tell you that when everyone else is lying to you.
I was raised on the WestSide of Santa Cruz. I've seen him around for what, close to 30 years? The guy deserves all the respect in the world. Only a ignorant troll such as yourself would demean his life on HIS MEMORIAL DAY. Respect the police, they do hard work for a living. Everyone makes mistakes, makes enemies, but someone has to uphold the law and Mr. Baker was a good policeman.
Goodbye you worthless piece of trash troll.
Sum Dim

Kent, WA

#6 Mar 7, 2013
Reality Check wrote:
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Butch wasn't a hero, or even a good guy. Sorry to be the one to tell you that when everyone else is lying to you.
As one human being speaking to another, I say to you that today is a stand down day. It's the decent thing to do.

There's always tomorrow to pick back up where we left off.

And, in case you're wondering, the day that Robert or Becky or you passes, I will accord you that same respect. It has nothing to do with law enforcement and homeless people. It has to do with respect for ones fellow man.
the original curious cat

Santa Cruz, CA

#7 Mar 7, 2013
considering that you have threatened to kill me and my cats, as well as my sister wishing us dead it's ironic that you have the chutzpah to post this.
DBS

San Jose, CA

#8 Mar 7, 2013
the original curious cat wrote:
considering that you have threatened to kill me and my cats, as well as my sister wishing us dead it's ironic that you have the chutzpah to post this.
Thank you John E. Colby, for once again proving that you and your opinions, are about as valuable to the Community as a moldy maggot-turd.

You're a "Self made Man".
Original WHAT

Santa Cruz, CA

#9 Mar 7, 2013
the original curious cat wrote:
considering that you have threatened to kill me and my cats, as well as my sister wishing us dead it's ironic that you have the chutzpah to post this.
Who the hell are you? Who threatened to kill you, your cats, and your sister? Are you the one who spams on these boards defending yourself? Are you one of those people that say, "good riddance to the cops" on their MEMORIAL DAY???? Absolutely sickening.

Crank calls and forum trolls are one thing (easily ignored), it's another to throw dirt at those that serve and protect and died in the line of duty. Are you the worthless piece of trash I've been responding to named Reality Check? Are you associated with this person? Are you conspiring with them to control an old sentinel forum? Are you that lame? Are you one of those Anarchists from Indybaymedia that constantly complain about the government, police, and corruption that somehow have ruined your lives in America, land of the free, home of the lazy freeloaders? Those cops died for you, your sister, and your stupid little feline. Have some God Damn respect for the fallen victims of a psychopath. ON THEIR DAY OF MOURNING! Or do you just want to point fingers and claim victim yourself? That's how it looks to me, you're playing victim in a world that you victimize yourself in. Poor you.
Reality Check

San Francisco, CA

#12 Mar 7, 2013
Loathsome person
DBS

San Jose, CA

#16 Mar 8, 2013
Reality Check wrote:
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He was a bad cop.
Don't blame me.
And don't call him a hero or anything of the sort.
Oh yes, and the TWENTY YEAR Welfare parasite who sits in a catcrap-stinking section-8 hovel, and spams to himself all day, while making fraudulent statements about nonexistent Trustfunds from Dead people, is the "PILLAR OF THE COMMUNITY"!!!!!

John E. Colby, you are as valuable to Santa Cruz, as a peice of used toilet paper.

Actually less than that, because used toilet paper doesn't keep on costing the taxpayers.

“Facile Largire de Alieno”

Since: Sep 12

Scotts Valley

#17 Mar 8, 2013
The vicious demented turd that initiated this thread is John E Colby, section 8 dwelling, two decades running, unemployed parasite. John is well known in the area for writing letters to different public agencies excoriating their behavior and making demands. The mayor of Santa Cruz chastised him for diverting monies for the homeless for his own personal agenda.
28 of his neighbors presented a petition to the management company of his apartment complex demanding his eviction claiming he was a child molester. SCPD doesn't answer his calls because he's a known crank and cries wolf to often.
You can verify a lot of this if you just Google John Colby Santa Cruz or take a look at his LinkedIn page and you'll see just exactly how nutty he is.
Reality Check

Foster City, CA

#18 Mar 8, 2013
Here's what the censors don't want you to see:

City of Santa Cruz Police Department Sgt. Loran Baker arrested longtime activist Robert Norse for "obstructing the sidewalk" on a "citizen's arrest" from Sushi Now! owner Matisse Selman on January 30, 2002. After videotaping him for several days, Baker then handcuffed and transported Norse to the local police station - though the "crime" was a minor infraction normally handled like a traffic ticket. This was the third time within a 7 month period that Baker had custodially arrested Norse on charges that were later dropped or were never even filed.

Attorney Kate Wells, a long time Santa Cruz civil rights lawyer, along with attorneys Jim and Rhonda Fossbinder, then sued the City, Selman, and Baker in Federal Court for false arrest and violation of the First Amendment right to speak and assemble. Two years later on September 14, the Santa Cruz City Council approved an out-of-court settlement of $5000. Norse interviewed Kate Wells on Free Radio Santa Cruz. Selections from that interview are printed here and in the upcoming October issue of Street Spirit newspaper.

read more at
http://santacruz.indymedia.org/newswire/displ...
Reality Check

Foster City, CA

#19 Mar 8, 2013
You babies can't protect bad cops.

Censor on, trolls.
Reality Check

San Francisco, CA

#20 Mar 8, 2013
Disgusting, less than human-being.
Reality Check

San Carlos, CA

#21 Mar 8, 2013
Reality Check wrote:
Disgusting, less than human-being.
You're the one who believes that cops should be able to execute people at will.

You're a hypocrite, and you're dangerous.

How was the memorial? Did you cry?
False Stories by Trolls

Santa Cruz, CA

#23 Mar 8, 2013
The Original Buzz wrote:
The vicious demented turd that initiated this thread is John E Colby, section 8 dwelling, two decades running, unemployed parasite. John is well known in the area for writing letters to different public agencies excoriating their behavior and making demands. The mayor of Santa Cruz chastised him for diverting monies for the homeless for his own personal agenda.
28 of his neighbors presented a petition to the management company of his apartment complex demanding his eviction claiming he was a child molester. SCPD doesn't answer his calls because he's a known crank and cries wolf to often.
You can verify a lot of this if you just Google John Colby Santa Cruz or take a look at his LinkedIn page and you'll see just exactly how nutty he is.
The QUALITY of your reading comprehension is that of a five year-old.
Sum Dim

Concord, CA

#24 Mar 8, 2013
Reality Check wrote:
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You're the one who believes that cops should be able to execute people at will...How was the memorial? Did you cry?
I know I said there's always tomorrow to pick back up on old squabbles, but saying things like this is exceedingly hurtful to these people's communities and their families. It exposes a hollowness, a meaninglessness in your existence. I suppose you yourself are a deeply damaged and wounded individual - there isn't any other place vitriolic invective like this comes from - and are deserving of compassion.

I suppose I'll stop there. Not much else to say that won't perpetuate the cycle.

And by the way, I'm not the person "who threatened your life", etc. Not sure why you think I am.
Buzz

Alviso, CA

#25 Mar 8, 2013
What John Colby doesn't want you to see:

Reality Check aka John Colby, section 8 dwelling, two decades running, unemployed parasite. John is well known in the area for writing letters to different public agencies excoriating their behavior and making demands. The mayor of Santa Cruz chastised him for diverting monies for the homeless for his own personal agenda.
28 of his neighbors presented a petition to the management company of his apartment complex demanding his eviction claiming he was a child molester. SCPD doesn't answer his calls because he's a known crank and cries wolf to often.
You can verify a lot of this if you just Google John Colby Santa Cruz or take a look at his LinkedIn page and you'll see just exactly how nutty he is.
Real Reality Check

Scotts Valley, CA

#26 Mar 8, 2013
Here's an update and true reality for the moron posting as "reality check":

99% of us in this community salute Butch Baker for any harassment he may or may not have given Robert the pustule Norse. Anything that can be done to harass that maggot-on-legs is a blessing to the town.

When Butch Baker died, thousands lined the streets for miles to pay their respects. And rightly so.

When Robert Norse dies, dozens will line up to piss on his grave. And rightly so.

When John Colby dies.......zzz. Who?

There's your true reality check, fool.
DBS

San Jose, CA

#27 Mar 8, 2013
Real Reality Check wrote:
Here's an update and true reality for the moron posting as "reality check":
99% of us in this community salute Butch Baker for any harassment he may or may not have given Robert the pustule Norse. Anything that can be done to harass that maggot-on-legs is a blessing to the town.
When Butch Baker died, thousands lined the streets for miles to pay their respects. And rightly so.
When Robert Norse dies, dozens will line up to piss on his grave. And rightly so.
When John Colby dies.......zzz. Who?
There's your true reality check, fool.
Don't worry John,you won't be forgotten: I'll take a Football-sized dump on your taxpayer-funded Pauper's grave.
Reality Check

San Francisco, CA

#28 Mar 8, 2013
Thank you, Real Reality Check. Happy only to know that jerkwad John, posting as 'Reality Check' is obviously not me, who has been posting as such for years.

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