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

There are 20 comments on the Lake County Record-Bee story from Aug 11, 2009, titled Perdock testifies: Other witnesses include owner of sailboat an.... In it, Lake County Record-Bee reports that:

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.

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Duh

Milton, FL

#45 Aug 12, 2009
JOKER wrote:
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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.
Please hold on to your euphoria. The trial is not over, yet. I have acknowledged what the Lake County Justice system has produced in court under oath. Fairness and facts. Yes?
Old sea lawyer

Portland, OR

#46 Aug 12, 2009
The jury does not have all the infomation that we do, such as the fact that Perdock is in deep trouble and he may never again be able to arrest people in Lake County so witnesses and jurors need not fear him.
Pro Fourth

Milton, FL

#47 Aug 12, 2009
Sorry Don, not soft as far as most of their BS, just sometimes Duh's posts are't totally FOS!
Don wrote:
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You are giving me a reasonable doubt.
Heavy on the YOU being more REASONABLE.
Jim Hall

Elizabeth, NJ

#48 Aug 12, 2009
The truth will be in the pudding when the DA takes on the second trial of Mr. Perdock, and does so, with the gusto he has taken on this one. I am sure that more light will be shown on the cause of death, of what appears to be a innocent woman. The cost of this trial to the taxpayers of the county could have been saved if the DA would have put Mr. Perdock on trial first, which would have better served the community with a better understanding of the events that lead to this sorry event. Living on the lake, it might be wise for the next DA to have a better understanding of the laws governing it use by the general public.
Old sea lawyer

Portland, OR

#51 Aug 12, 2009
Afraid the statute of limitations has tolled on manslaughter but maybe a downtown attorney could find some homocide there. Purjery (sp?) the downtown guys know how to speel it, is obvious. The Konocti Inn must be missing Perdock's business. He must have a very good customer.
JOKER

Kelseyville, CA

#52 Aug 12, 2009
Duh wrote:
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Please hold on to your euphoria. The trial is not over, yet. I have acknowledged what the Lake County Justice system has produced in court under oath. Fairness and facts. Yes?
it is not euphoria, I am pleased that this nightmare is almost over for Mr. Dinius, angry at the arrogence of Perdock's recklessness, and the blatant unfairness and distortion of the facts by Perdock and his supporters including you.

Still wondered if you would care to say what caused this crash Lynn's death and the injuries of many others since the lights have been PROVEN to be on?

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.

WE WANT EQUAL PROTECTION AND FAIRNESS UNDER THE LAW
RIP

Castro Valley, CA

#53 Aug 12, 2009
Jim Hall wrote:
The truth will be in the pudding when the DA takes on the second trial of Mr. Perdock, and does so, with the gusto he has taken on this one. I am sure that more light will be shown on the cause of death, of what appears to be a innocent woman. The cost of this trial to the taxpayers of the county could have been saved if the DA would have put Mr. Perdock on trial first, which would have better served the community with a better understanding of the events that lead to this sorry event. Living on the lake, it might be wise for the next DA to have a better understanding of the laws governing it use by the general public.
Agree!
perdicks guilty

Williams, CA

#56 Aug 12, 2009
hopkins needs to be tested for Alzheimer's . it seems that he has no knowledge of this case . please jon you need to see a doctor .
New from Noyes at ABC 7

United States

#57 Aug 12, 2009
New blog at iteamblog.abc7news.com -- "Boat Crash Defense on the Offensive" with schedule of trial. Noyes also talks about Hopkins' close encounter with a juror at Angelina's deli.
Gypsy

Kelseyville, CA

#59 Aug 12, 2009
Witness after witness - including an expert - has testified that the lights of the "Beats Workin' II" were on at the time of the accident.

Witness after witness has testified that the "Outlaw" was traveling above 35 mph at the time of the accident.

Several witnesses have placed Perdock at Konocti Harbor Resort prior to the accident - including Perdock himself, albiet at the docks only.

The Chain of Custody of blood samples and vehicles has been so polluted that it is astounding that any of this is even admissible in court.

Conflicting information remains regarding the times and dates involved with the obtaining of the blood samples. Have the hospital records even been subpoenaed?

Now we supposedly have a juror and a DA exhibiting the unimaginable arrogance and stupidity to talk with each other and hug in public - less than a block from the courthouse.

It sure is a damn shame that Hopkins has decided to end his distinguished career on such a sour note.
SL Sam

San Francisco, CA

#60 Aug 12, 2009
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"Perdock said he didn't see the sailboat before the impact, just a green glow of his navigation lights reflecting off of it. The crash was immediately after that. Perdock said he didn't see the sails even as his boat vaulted through the air."

Okay boaters, refresh my memory, Isn't the green running light on the starboard side?

Yet the side of Perdock's boat that could have received a reflection was the port?

Is Perdock describing a break in the laws of physics?
Joke

Kelseyville, CA

#61 Aug 12, 2009
Not only Konocti but Richmond Park, not so frequent these days according to those who know him! And who was it that said the guy has been clean and sober for the past 5 years, now thats a real Joke!
Old sea lawyer wrote:
Afraid the statute of limitations has tolled on manslaughter but maybe a downtown attorney could find some homocide there. Purjery (sp?) the downtown guys know how to speel it, is obvious. The Konocti Inn must be missing Perdock's business. He must have a very good customer.
Joke

Kelseyville, CA

#62 Aug 12, 2009
Just another one of his lies!
SL Sam wrote:
{Cut from LCNews}
"Perdock said he didn't see the sailboat before the impact, just a green glow of his navigation lights reflecting off of it. The crash was immediately after that. Perdock said he didn't see the sails even as his boat vaulted through the air."
Okay boaters, refresh my memory, Isn't the green running light on the starboard side?
Yet the side of Perdock's boat that could have received a reflection was the port?
Is Perdock describing a break in the laws of physics?
Duke

San Leandro, CA

#63 Aug 12, 2009
Everyone has an opinion about this case. No one except the parties involved really know what occured that night. It is easy to pass judgement on people we don't know.

I believe that if we had a garbage man behind the wheel of the speed boat instead of a chief deputy this case wouldn't have been a concern to the media. I believe the same charges would have been filed and the direction and investigative method of this case would have been the same.

No matter how or what allied police agency investigates this case there will always be someone yelling "corruption." I would love to have all these people with their one sided opinions have someone go to their work and call them corrupt for what is being painted in the media.

Everyone has the ability to research California laws to see the elements of every crime. I bet those people with their strong opinions have yet to fully do their research. Let the pieces fall into place before making judgement on others and their professions. If the Chief Deputy is guilty his day will come in court. There is no way with the media coverage in this case that any possible "corrpution" won't come to light and be dealt with.
Sail55

Clairton, PA

#64 Aug 12, 2009
SL Sam wrote:
{Cut from LCNews}
"Perdock said he didn't see the sailboat before the impact, just a green glow of his navigation lights reflecting off of it. The crash was immediately after that. Perdock said he didn't see the sails even as his boat vaulted through the air."
Okay boaters, refresh my memory, Isn't the green running light on the starboard side?
Yet the side of Perdock's boat that could have received a reflection was the port?
Is Perdock describing a break in the laws of physics?
consensus opinion seems to be that what Perdock saw, probably at the time his boat was crossing the cockpit of Beats Working II, is the reflection of Perdock's starboard (green) nav light on the white hull and deck of the sailboat. Perdock's angle of vision from his seat in the Baja wouldn't allow him to see the sailboat's green bow light and he would already have passed the point where he could have seen the stern light, had he been looking for it.
SL Sam

San Francisco, CA

#65 Aug 12, 2009
Duke wrote:
I believe that if we had a garbage man behind the wheel of the speed boat instead of a chief deputy this case wouldn't have been a concern to the media. I believe the same charges would have been filed and the direction and investigative method of this case would have been the same.
If it had been a "garbage man" more likly both boaters would have been charged for their respective violations. But it's not a "garbage man" (unless you've read his testimony) and "NO" charges were filed against the driver of the powerboat. With the number of rules and laws he broke there should have been some charges. But he's the second ranking member of the LCSO, and not one charge filed. Yeah it smells, much,much worse than a garbage truck.
SL Sam

San Francisco, CA

#66 Aug 12, 2009
Joke wrote:
Just another one of his lies!
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This story started out looking like a decent crime/drama novel, but no author would be lame enough to try to pass this off as anything but a farce.
MIA

Fairfield, CA

#67 Aug 12, 2009
Garbage man AND who was charged? THe corrupt of the LCSO is so out of hand and out of their minds.
Lynn Thornton to them was no more than carp chum.
Perdock et al have taken the human out of humane.
This is NOTHING new.
SL Sam

San Francisco, CA

#68 Aug 12, 2009
Sail55 wrote:
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consensus opinion seems to be that what Perdock saw, probably at the time his boat was crossing the cockpit of Beats Working II, is the reflection of Perdock's starboard (green) nav light on the white hull and deck of the sailboat. Perdock's angle of vision from his seat in the Baja wouldn't allow him to see the sailboat's green bow light and he would already have passed the point where he could have seen the stern light, had he been looking for it.
But that would have been after the inital impact not before as he testified. The only time his Right/Starboard light could have been refecting back to him was while he was in the air after the initial impact. More probable is that it never happened, and he perjured himself.(what a suprise).
CAV

Sacramento, CA

#69 Aug 12, 2009
CA boater wrote:
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.
Yep Perdock showed, which proved a bunch of numb nuts here were WRONG. I'm not here to defend RP, but it sounded like Weber had a conveniently selective memory. Oh wait, there was a reason for that. No, two reasons.

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