Perdock testifies: Other witnesses include owner of sailboat an...

LAKEPORT Capt. Russell Perdock of the Lake County Sheriff's Office testified Tuesday in the trial against Bismarck Dinius that he saw the green tint of his navigation lights silhouetted off a darkened sailboat immediately before colliding with it on April 29, 2006. Full Story
Ms Humboldt

United States

#23 Aug 12, 2009
I wish Mediacom's channel 8 would have more coverage of this trail and maybe some video footage.....
Donna Christopher

Milton, FL

#24 Aug 12, 2009
Well Joker I hope to hell things have changed here regarding the calling of 911 and getting help asap. They've put up signs on 29 advising folks to call in drunk drivers - what good would calling 911 do in that case if it's a call that isn't going to local LE? Yes, of course, we cannot rule out that Caltrans had $$ left at the end of the fiscal year and decided to spend it on signage of no use. I hate 'use it or lose it' budgeting.
JOKER

Kelseyville, CA

#25 Aug 12, 2009
Joe Blow wrote:
"Hammered up"/"not intoxicated", WHAT BS.
sounds like sour grapes that the case isn't going the way YOU think it should. Help me out if you will, Hopkins has presented three witnesses now that said the lights were on, How many, including the only expert witness to testify has Haltom presented that said the light were on? I have lost track
JOKER

Kelseyville, CA

#26 Aug 12, 2009
Ms Humboldt wrote:
I wish Mediacom's channel 8 would have more coverage of this trail and maybe some video footage.....
they did show video last night of Perdock's testimony, didn't know about it in advance and just stumbled across it.

Since: Nov 08

Berkeley, CA

#27 Aug 12, 2009
Johnny wrote:
God Adrian, you are a piece of work. You need to get a life. I mean a real one.
Pardon me, but are you saying I should not comment on a case that is exposing the corruption that is killing this county? Do you know how corporations examine areas where they may want to locate and what they avoid? Corruption is #1 on that list. The people in top corporations are seven times more honest than ordinary people; they have an aversion to the kinds of DA's and judges we have here.

This would be a great place for a small TV production company making westerns and period pictures. The San Francisco talent pool is within easy driving distance and it is loaded with SAG and IATSE members. Motor vehicle and boat prototype makers could do well here, but they will not come near the place if it is run as badly as is Lake County. It is so obvious a good corporation lawyer can smell it flying over at 30,000 feet. No, I think you are the one who needs something; start with a brain.
JOKER

Kelseyville, CA

#28 Aug 12, 2009
Donna Christopher wrote:
Well Joker I hope to hell things have changed here regarding the calling of 911 and getting help asap. They've put up signs on 29 advising folks to call in drunk drivers - what good would calling 911 do in that case if it's a call that isn't going to local LE? Yes, of course, we cannot rule out that Caltrans had $$ left at the end of the fiscal year and decided to spend it on signage of no use. I hate 'use it or lose it' budgeting.
like a lot of improvements including caller id small rural areas are the last to see upgrades. the latest mandate from FCC is to be able to tell within 1/2 mile the location of a cellular 911 caller to help facilate sending aid. In the city with multiple redundant ( that means many for DUH and WOW) towers that is easy, but here there are fewer towers to use to calculate a location
Ms Humboldt

United States

#29 Aug 12, 2009
I AGREE WITH ADRIAN (can you believe it?)-

YES, this would be a GREAT place for a small TV production company but it wouldn't waste time producing spaghetti westerns. It would employ at least 30 Lake County residents in fields such as camera operator, editor, producer, writer, engineer ext. It would produce commercial and educational content for the Public, Education and Government channel and hopefully produce a live newscast.

But don't take my word for it.......
I'm just a crazy liberal with a pipe dream.
Duh

Milton, FL

#30 Aug 12, 2009
JOKER wrote:
<quoted text>
sounds like sour grapes that the case isn't going the way YOU think it should. Help me out if you will, Hopkins has presented three witnesses now that said the lights were on, How many, including the only expert witness to testify has Haltom presented that said the light were on? I have lost track
I believe that Haltom has established a reasonable doubt in regard to the lights of the sailboat being off.
Donna Christopher

Milton, FL

#31 Aug 12, 2009
Hey Ms Humbolt - they could film a series of movies about the Creature From Clear Lake! He's a crafty devil, sometimes looking like weeds, sometimes looking like algae ;-) And some years, he's invisible.

If they do produce spaghetti westerns, we certainly have the cast ready. Just check out any BOS meetings and look for the belt buckle twins - right out of central casting.
Pro Fourth

Milton, FL

#32 Aug 12, 2009
gee, what is it Duh? This is the third time in two days I have agreed w/you!:)
Don

Milton, FL

#34 Aug 12, 2009
Pro Fourth wrote:
gee, what is it Duh? This is the third time in two days I have agreed w/you!:)
You are giving me a reasonable doubt.
Heavy on the YOU being more REASONABLE.
CA boater

United States

#35 Aug 12, 2009
Also starting to sound like Perdock probably - simply didn't see the boat and hit it. Imagine that!

Though with all the testimony today I would have a very hard time taking Perdock's word. Kinda think maybe he's left out some sizable things in his story.
Google

Clearlake, CA

#36 Aug 12, 2009
Baja Outlaw, then Miami Vice.
Jaws in Lake County. Nope just Miami Vice. The defendant Perduck er witness is the Cuban Captain.
bernadette

United States

#37 Aug 12, 2009
Adrian Vance wrote:
What a poor excuse for reportage:
(1) Silhouettes are made by light sources behind objects, not in front of them. No light from the viewers position can cause a silhouette.
(2) The speed of the boat can be computed by a competent accident reconstruction specialist. The calculation is a very simple equation. I have serious doubt about any such "expert" who claims 70 mile per hour would be safe under those conditions, i.e. no headlights on the motor boat, total darkness and a lake where many unpowered boats of several kinds may be anywhere on its' surface.
This story only continues to unfold as a comedy of utter incompetents in the cast as well as those reporting on it.
What's wrong with the reporting?? E.L. does a GREAT job.
Duh

Milton, FL

#38 Aug 12, 2009
CA boater wrote:
Also starting to sound like Perdock probably - simply didn't see the boat and hit it. Imagine that!
Though with all the testimony today I would have a very hard time taking Perdock's word. Kinda think maybe he's left out some sizable things in his story.
You are beginning to feel a bit better about Lake County justice, Yes?
Have you begun your thank you letter to the D.A. for bringing the case to court?
JOKER

Kelseyville, CA

#39 Aug 12, 2009
Duh wrote:
<quoted text>
I believe that Haltom has established a reasonable doubt in regard to the lights of the sailboat being off.
that is a MAJOR concession coming from you, actually I think it is apparent that he has gone way beyond that and proven the lights were on.

Now, if there was no neglagence on the part of the sailboat, when do you think we will see justice for Lynn in the form of charges for Russ?

Mr. Perdock who was in violation of 6600.1 T-14 CCR Rules 5 (Lookout), 6 (Safe Speed), 7 (Risk of Collision), 8 (Action to Avoid Collision, 13 (Overtaking) and 18(a)(iv)Responsibilities Between Vessels, therefore is in violation of 655 (a) H&N (Reckless & Negligent) as these violations would constitute a reckless and negligent operation of his vessel.
CA boater

United States

#40 Aug 12, 2009
No I haven't DA needs to go along with the top SO management. The mistakes errors and lack of professionalism fails all LC residents in a big way.

The DA is a fool pretty much every witness he called to the stand shot down his case. Which means he just wasted $1000's of LC tax payer money that could have been used on something else. Not to mention he has essentially destroyed Dinius for being a passenger on a sailboat. I truly hope that Dinius finds a way to sue LC. The LC GOV and locals will not make changes till its clear that this lack of professionalism is unexcuseable.
Federal Law

San Leandro, CA

#41 Aug 12, 2009
Title 18, U.S.C., Section 242
Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law
This statute makes it a crime for any person acting under color of law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom to willfully deprive or cause to be deprived from any person those rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution and laws of the U.S.

This law further prohibits a person acting under color of law, statute, ordinance, regulation or custom to willfully subject or cause to be subjected any person to different punishments, pains, or penalties, than those prescribed for punishment of citizens on account of such person being an alien or by reason of his/her color or race.

Acts under "color of any law" include acts not only done by federal, state, or local officials within the bounds or limits of their lawful authority, but also acts done without and beyond the bounds of their lawful authority; provided that, in order for unlawful acts of any official to be done under "color of any law," the unlawful acts must be done while such official is purporting or pretending to act in the performance of his/her official duties. This definition includes, in addition to law enforcement officials, individuals such as Mayors, Council persons, Judges, Nursing Home Proprietors, Security Guards, etc., persons who are bound by laws, statutes ordinances, or customs.

Punishment varies from a fine or imprisonment of up to one year, or both, and if bodily injury results or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire shall be fined or imprisoned up to ten years or both, and if death results, or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.
JOKER

Kelseyville, CA

#43 Aug 12, 2009
Duh wrote:
<quoted text>
You are beginning to feel a bit better about Lake County justice, Yes?
Have you begun your thank you letter to the D.A. for bringing the case to court?
The thank you letter for f** up Dinius' life and costing him thousands to defend himself or the thank you letter for not charging Perdock?

there was no neglagence on the part of the sailboat, drunk or sober Lynn was slaughtered by the reckless speed of Perdock and his need for speed. He lied under oath about being at the bar at Konocti, he lied about his speed, he lied about what he said to the people on the sailboat after the crash. Being the great humantarian that he is, with people doing cpr on Lynn and is yelling you didn't have your f lights on. How many witnesses does it take to show the lights were in fact on. Their only fault was getting in the way of Perdock on HIS lake

Mr. Perdock who was in violation of 6600.1 T-14 CCR Rules 5 (Lookout), 6 (Safe Speed), 7 (Risk of Collision), 8 (Action to Avoid Collision, 13 (Overtaking) and 18(a)(iv)Responsibilities Between Vessels, therefore is in violation of 655 (a) H&N (Reckless & Negligent) as these violations would constitute a reckless and negligent operation of his vessel.
puff

Walnut Creek, CA

#44 Aug 12, 2009
Duh wrote:
<quoted text>
You are beginning to feel a bit better about Lake County justice, Yes?
Have you begun your thank you letter to the D.A. for bringing the case to court?
you are so dumb... it amazes me that you know how to read or write

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