Wednesday Aug 18th, 2010 11:31 AM
The Inquirer, the student newspaper at Diablo Valley College, recently broke the story of the arrest of Steven Orcutt of Concord, California for an assault on campus. Orcutt who postures under the name “Frank Runninghorse” was discovered to have failed to register as a sex offender as required by Megan’s Law whild attending school. The 56 year old was convicted in 2005 after being charged with four felony counts including one of possessing child pornography.
Orcutt is apparently now claiming that his arrest and conviction for molesting the 14 to 15 year old was a police set-up, an issue he never raised at trial where his defense counsel was able to plead him down to a single misdeameanor from the initial four felony charges.
Wednesday Aug 18th, 2010 12:11 PM
Thursday Aug 19th, 2010 3:12 PM
For the announcement of Steve Orcutt’s appointment as county chair of the Peace and Freedom Party of Contra Costa County, the party’s own website is the source http://www.peaceandfreedom.org . After the page pops up, click on county committees and scroll down to Contra Costa.
The fact that Orcutt uses the name Frank Runninghorse and tries to pass himself off as a Native American on various college campuses is disgusting. It is especially insulting to Leonard Peltier, the party’s nominee for President in 2004 as well as to those Native Americans who have actively worked for Peace & Freedom Party previously such as Joel Meza and Robert Chacnaca.
Friday Aug 20th, 2010 11:16 AM
Runningmouth (as he is also known) has previously claimed to be a member of the long gone International Workers of the World, better recognised as the initials IWW. Steve asserts that he is a member of the IWW’s Frank Little Club – a two or three member group, that tries to take over leadership of local Bay Area movements by coming in and shouting down those concerned about serious issues.
I am interested in finding the police report on Steve Orcutt’s arrest in 2005 which lead to his conviction as a sex offender. Anyone know what jurisdiction it happened in? Maybe Contra Costa County where he lives in Concord and attends Diablo Valley College for over 20 some years.
Friday Aug 20th, 2010 2:57 PM
( admin [at] janbtucker.com ) Wednesday Mar 23rd, 2011 1:42 PM
See the implications of Steve Orcutt, Scott Catamas, and Robert Leo St. George’s escapades as sex offenders
( omegadeltatwo [at] yahoo.com ) Wednesday Mar 23rd, 2011 6:16 PM
Thursday Mar 24th, 2011 1:21 PM
Let the chair of the party C.T Weber know that you oppose this appointment.
Monday Aug 29th, 2011 3:04 PM
He took the lead in helping to sideline the protest into an alley along the side of the Fairgrounds where the Tea Party event was, where the police then blocked everyone off and no one could hear them — classic. I’d heard from a woman in the earlier protest with mostly Labor people that they did the same thing to them.
Frank appeared on the scene just before the march and made himself busy handing out signs, organizing everyone, handing out some kind of flier, and standing on the crate to pose as a leader — he was an “instant organizer” who then helped lead the group down the path the police wanted them to go down to neutralize them.
He also misled a local 9/11 group here in the Bay Area in getting them to buy a copier that he kept at his place, and then he used for his own work. He would show up to table at events totally stoned, his eyes all red, and with fliers that were utter nonsense, scribbles, basically.
Either Runninghorse preys on activists for his own reasons, or for the reasons of others, but in the end, you don’t know his agenda, he uses a fake name and has a prison record.
Is this the person we want leading our college activists around?
Here are posts about another Runninghorse supported event:
Friday Jan 7th, 2011 12:32 PM
The Santa Cruz Coalition to free Julian Assange and Bradley Manning is anything but a coalition. How many local Santa Cruz organizations were contacted about joining this coalition? Let’s see, no WILPF, no RCNV, no Women In Black, no Veterans for Peace, et al. The list is very telling by who wasn’t contacted or included.
The list of endorsers misrepresents several organizations:
–The State Central Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party has not endorsed this event, and neither has the P&F Party Santa Cruz County Council. Neither of the above were approached for an endorsement. If anything, it should read, Contra Costa County Council of the Peace & Freedom Party.
–The Students for a Democratic Society should read Diablo Valley College chapter of SDS.
Both of the above endorsements were provided by Frank Runninghorse and do not accurately reflect any endorsement by the parent organizations. Frank Runninghorse’s problematic history has already been addressed in previous posts.
–The League for a Revolutionary Party sounds like the Revolutionary League for a Workers’ Party, and is most likely Steve forgetting what he named his organization, membership of one.
As to the rest of the speakers…
James Cosner, a professor of history. Uh-huh… An adventuristic activist prone to solo actions that serve to discredit the causes he champions. Last sightings in Santa Cruz … arrested for illegal postering in support of Mumia, and briefly ran a speaker’s group at the Vet’s Hall featuring ex-BLA, ex-AIM, and other ‘overthrow the government’ types.
Don’t know Bob Meola. Perhaps Berkeley folks can enlighten us?
Everyone in Santa Cruz knows Robert Norse, and he, like Cosner, also engages in actions that serve to discredit the causes he champions. (I’m being very polite here.)
Steve Pleich, recently ran for SC City Council, with a decent platform. Possibly the least discredited activist on the speaker line-up, but if he hangs with the rest of these guys any longer, all bets are off.
Steven Argue is the Revolutionary League for a Workers’ Party and Liberation News. To portray himself as a mere member of these so-called organizations is blatant chicanery. They are Steve and Steve respectively, and nothing more.
MDS is the Movement for a Democratic Society, and the parent organization was not contacted for an endorsement. Probably another Frank Runninghorse chapter and endorsement.
And, finally, where is the supposed march going? In this time of heightened tension downtown, Steve proposes a march to where? The “Coalition” doesn’t say. Irresponsible, at the very least. In a flier sent out, there is mention of buses of people coming in from San Francisco and Oakland. My prediction is that there will be no buses, but the police will have a beefed up presence nevertheless, and crack down due to the un-permitted nature of the event. (Correct me if cop puncher Steve applied for a permit from the SCPD for his march, hah!)
If folks really want to support Bradley Manning, (and you should), then go to the official Bradley Manning support site http://www.bradleymanning.org/ and join their efforts. Also helping out with Manning’s defense are Courage to Resist http://www.couragetoresist.org . These two organizations both have mailing lists and further info on how to get involved and are giving actual support. It is telling that neither of these organizations have endorsed the Santa Cruz event. Bradley Manning & Julian Assange deserve real support, not posturing from pseudo-revolutionaries.
If you want to go to the event, then by all means do so, but please do not donate any money at the event. There is absolutely no accountability with the individuals involved. Send your money to the above two legitimate organizations.
Stay informed and stay aware…
Saturday Dec 11th, 2010 8:13 AM
-The same Steve Runninghorse who ta 40-year old ran for student body president at DVC, but then lost the position because he wasn’t actually taking enough classes?
-The same Steve Runninghorse charged and convicted in 2005 at age 50 for having sex with a 14 year old, and for possessing child pornography?
-The same Steve who subsequently failed to register as a sex-offender when he returned to DVC?
-Steve who was arrested for battery of a student in 2010?
-Steve whose more commonly called “Runningmouth”, and who actually has no native american blood in him?
Steve Argue, I take it back. If you have an endorsement like that ,you MUST be okay.