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

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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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JOKER

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Aug 15, 2009
 
disgusted wrote:
Let's see if I have this straight: Dinius was at the helm of the sailboat, under the direction of the boat's owner and skipper, which according to numerous witnesses, WAS appropriately lighted. By his own testimony, Perdock was operating his craft at a very high speed, at night, as he approached the sailboat- which was under sail, not under power,(basic right of way issue!) and irrefutably struck it such that his own port (red)light would have been reflected on the sailboat's hull, not his (green) starboard light, as he falsely testified. Perdock testified under oath that he wasn't at the bar in question, but his own witnesses contradicted this. While a woman lay dying, and others were seriously injured, Perdock was ever so busy arranging a cover story with his peeps, rather than calling for help from every avenue possible. After he returned to shore, he and his crooked colleagues tampered with the evidence, destroying some of it- including that fine officer's own BA numbers, declining to interview or document the testimony of those who might be favorable to the sailboat's crew, and left a trail of investigative mayhem behind them. Blatant lies, perjury, utter incompetence, malicious prosecution, and crookedness all the way down. Fine upholders of truth, justice, and the American way y'all got there. There's reportedly coziness between a juror and the prosecution. The prosecutor himself has turned a blind eye to the obvious conflicts with his sworn duty to seek the truth. And the judge is OK with all that? What legal rock did HE crawl out from under?
Jeez Louise. Don't some of you good ol' boys worry that if Perdock and his slimy buddies get away with THIS murder, you or someone you love might be next?
I think you've summed it up nicely, except the judge who is from out of area. doesn't want to dismiss out right, wants the final word to come from the jury. this travesty of justice should be over soon.
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#172
Aug 15, 2009
 
Perdick is nothing but a farking icehole who things nothing of throwing another human being under the bus for a crime that he committed
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#173
Aug 15, 2009
 
Duh wrote:
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You have a point. People who drive fast typically drive fast often. AND people who drink and drive, are typically habitual drunk drivers.
Dinius has a prior conviction for DUI.
Need I say more?
yes you could say the sailboat traveling at 5 mph with lights did not cause the crash, only Perdock's speed did.

Mr. Perdock who caused this crash by traveling at an unsafe and reckless speed did not see the sailboat's lights and killed one and injured many.

Rule 7 Risk of Collision
(a) Every vessel shall use all available means appropriate to the prevailing circumstances and conditions to determine if risk of collision exists. If there is any doubt such risk shall be deemed to exist. Had Mr. Perdock been operating his vessel at a safe prudent speed, he could have
determined that a risk existed. The sail boat had the right of way and was traveling at approximately 5 miles per hour.
Mr. Perdock was in violation of Rule 7 Risk of Collision

Rule 8 Action to Avoid Collision
The Baja Outlaw powerboat was the give way vessel and should have taken positive action to avoid a collision. Had the vessel been traveling at a safe speed with a proper lookout, this action
could have been taken.
The operator Mr. Perdock was in violation of Rule
Rule 13 Overtaking
This was clearly an overtaking situation and it was the responsibility of Mr. Perdock to keep out of the way of the sailboat he was overtaking.
Rule 18 Responsibilities Between Vessels
a) A power-driven vessel underway shall keep out of the way of:
i. a vessel not under command;
ii. a vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver;
iii. a vessel engaged in fishing;
iv. a sailing vessel.
Rule 18 (a)(iv) says a power boat shall keep out of the way of a sailing vessel. The sail
boat had the right of way as it was under sail. It was the responsibility of Mr. Perdock to
keep away from the sailboat.

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.

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#174
Aug 15, 2009
 
These goons are a joke:
- DA doesn't charge the real killer. The DA should be disbarred and pay for all defense costs + punitive damages for defendant's loss of his job
- real killer doesn't have a clue about boating laws and he doesn't care even if he does think he knows them
- real killer is a law enforcement officer and doesn't remember there is audit trail on a system he wasn't supposed to access?
- Real killer's recollection of timeline doesn't match witnesses testimony
- LCSO has no real security over crime scene boats. All evidence is now tainted
- LCSO leaves real killer with independent and sole access to blood tests
- LCSO admits breath testers not calibrated yet they proudly accept an award from MADD for arresting people with DUI's based on uncalibrated equipment? Wiil the county be able to pay for subsequent law suits for their incompetence?
- LCSO marine investigator forgets to log who had visited the boats
- In all, LCSO has totally lost the chain of custody in evidence and access to records by interested insider parties like the real killer
- LCSO deputy admits that he thinks the real killer's speed was too high and didn't want to be involved (a witness for the DA LOL???)
- DA blusters wanting to further waste taxpayer funds by re-investigating at 11th hour, a report by the defense expert (a PHD no less, in this field) on a matter DA should have dealt with 2 years ago
- After the judge requests minimal public announcements, DA brilliantly publishes an open letter of his conclusions prior to finishing jury selection and prior to hearing the evidence. The judge tells him that was not a good idea. No shit Batman. The DA should be disbarred.
- Juror seen talking to DA's friend and DA and judge doesn't replace the juror? The DA should be disbarred and juror replaced. Judge sees no issue. Riiight. Judge shouldn't take a chance when the defendant's rights and freedoms. Judge should go back to retirement.
- DA objects to so many questions related to the real killer's conduct that any normal person would realizes he's not willing to get at the truth, and is only willing to charge the wrong person for killing Lynn Thompson. Judge sustains too many of the DA's pitiful objections at finding the truth.

Is this kind of justice that many Americans have fought and died for? This is a disgrace and should anger all the people of the county. it certainly has angered the rest of the watching world.

if this wasn't so tragic in killing an innocent woman, and ruining families it is nothing but a comedy of errors.

Is this the kind of justice and due process that is right and honorable for killing an innocent person by a callous, reckless Law enforcement officer, too dishonorable to admit his responsibility?

Come on people of Clear Lake, it's time to clean house of these pathetic goons. The only economical thing they have done in 3 years, is be economical with the truth.
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#175
Aug 15, 2009
 
Sorry Duh, the only matter simple here is your mind! But, if that is as far as you can get with this, so be it, we all will understand that your handicapped!
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A simple DUI?
Driving under the influence of alcohol (driving while intoxicated, drunk driving, drinking and driving, drink-driving) or other drugs, is the act of operating a vehicle (including bicycle, boat, airplane, wheelchair, tractor or horse) after consuming alcohol or other drugs. It is a criminal offense in many countries.
You go ahead and use the definition that suits your argument.
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#176
Aug 15, 2009
 
Already have, why do you think there is world wide concern in the matter now!
Ms Humboldt wrote:
This entire discussion should be moved to a more public forum, say television? I think this topic obviously wants to be discussed by the citizens of this county and ya'll want your voices heard. Who has the guts to get on tv and say this?
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#177
Aug 15, 2009
 
LCSO GOON SQUAD: Couldn't agree with you more!
We are in the process of doing just that. This is a small county and with the years of mustaring up the GOB Network it will take time to throughly clean house. Its out in the open now, and many decent hard working folks are starting to take that initial step in joining forces. It will take a outsider who is willing to assist these people because one just does not know who they can trust here and who they cant. Any willing takers out there?
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#178
Aug 15, 2009
 
LCSO GOON SQUAD: I must admit not the way I would word it but you right. All the GOBS need to go and the sooner the better.

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#179
Aug 15, 2009
 
disgusted wrote:
Let's see if I have this straight: Dinius was at the helm of the sailboat, under the direction of the boat's owner and skipper, which according to numerous witnesses, WAS appropriately lighted. By his own testimony, Perdock was operating his craft at a very high speed, at night, as he approached the sailboat- which was under sail, not under power,(basic right of way issue!) and irrefutably struck it such that his own port (red)light would have been reflected on the sailboat's hull, not his (green) starboard light, as he falsely testified. Perdock testified under oath that he wasn't at the bar in question, but his own witnesses contradicted this. While a woman lay dying, and others were seriously injured, Perdock was ever so busy arranging a cover story with his peeps, rather than calling for help from every avenue possible. After he returned to shore, he and his crooked colleagues tampered with the evidence, destroying some of it- including that fine officer's own BA numbers, declining to interview or document the testimony of those who might be favorable to the sailboat's crew, and left a trail of investigative mayhem behind them. Blatant lies, perjury, utter incompetence, malicious prosecution, and crookedness all the way down. Fine upholders of truth, justice, and the American way y'all got there. There's reportedly coziness between a juror and the prosecution. The prosecutor himself has turned a blind eye to the obvious conflicts with his sworn duty to seek the truth. And the judge is OK with all that? What legal rock did HE crawl out from under?
Jeez Louise. Don't some of you good ol' boys worry that if Perdock and his slimy buddies get away with THIS murder, you or someone you love might be next?
I agree with everything you recount except Perduck didn't lie about his starboard green light. He was sitting to starboard and he could only see to starboard if he had remained hanging on to the wheel. Besides, what's the significance? We know everything about the physical collision and he hit them from astern, running up on their starboard quarter, ripping the cabin to off, and hitting the sail and mast as he flew over. No one has mention the post-collision condition of the stays holding the mast up, but he may have hit the starboard stays as well. His port side hit the stern light leaving a long mark on his hull.
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#180
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LCSO GOON SQUAD wrote:
These goons are a joke:
- DA doesn't charge the real killer. The DA should be disbarred and pay for all defense costs + punitive damages for defendant's loss of his job
- real killer doesn't have a clue about boating laws and he doesn't care even if he does think he knows them
- real killer is a law enforcement officer and doesn't remember there is audit trail on a system he wasn't supposed to access?
- Real killer's recollection of timeline doesn't match witnesses testimony
- LCSO has no real security over crime scene boats. All evidence is now tainted
- LCSO leaves real killer with independent and sole access to blood tests
- LCSO admits breath testers not calibrated yet they proudly accept an award from MADD for arresting people with DUI's based on uncalibrated equipment? Wiil the county be able to pay for subsequent law suits for their incompetence?
- LCSO marine investigator forgets to log who had visited the boats
- In all, LCSO has totally lost the chain of custody in evidence and access to records by interested insider parties like the real killer
- LCSO deputy admits that he thinks the real killer's speed was too high and didn't want to be involved (a witness for the DA LOL???)
- DA blusters wanting to further waste taxpayer funds by re-investigating at 11th hour, a report by the defense expert (a PHD no less, in this field) on a matter DA should have dealt with 2 years ago
- After the judge requests minimal public announcements, DA brilliantly publishes an open letter of his conclusions prior to finishing jury selection and prior to hearing the evidence. The judge tells him that was not a good idea. No **** Batman. The DA should be disbarred.
- Juror seen talking to DA's friend and DA and judge doesn't replace the juror? The DA should be disbarred and juror replaced. Judge sees no issue. Riiight. Judge shouldn't take a chance when the defendant's rights and freedoms. Judge should go back to retirement.
- DA objects to so many questions related to the real killer's conduct that any normal person would realizes he's not willing to get at the truth, and is only willing to charge the wrong person for killing Lynn Thompson. Judge sustains too many of the DA's pitiful objections at finding the truth.
Is this kind of justice that many Americans have fought and died for? This is a disgrace and should anger all the people of the county. it certainly has angered the rest of the watching world.
if this wasn't so tragic in killing an innocent woman, and ruining families it is nothing but a comedy of errors.
Is this the kind of justice and due process that is right and honorable for killing an innocent person by a callous, reckless Law enforcement officer, too dishonorable to admit his responsibility?
Come on people of Clear Lake, it's time to clean house of these pathetic goons. The only economical thing they have done in 3 years, is be economical with the truth.
Agree with all of the above. Does anyone know if the A.G. or other outside agency is realizing what is going on regarding the events of the Dinius case and what appears to be a major cover up by the Lake County DA and Law Enforcement. I hope one of the outside agencies, state or federal will do what is right.
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#181
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Ron Rogers wrote:
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I agree with everything you recount except Perduck didn't lie about his starboard green light. He was sitting to starboard and he could only see to starboard if he had remained hanging on to the wheel. Besides, what's the significance? We know everything about the physical collision and he hit them from astern, running up on their starboard quarter, ripping the cabin to off, and hitting the sail and mast as he flew over. No one has mention the post-collision condition of the stays holding the mast up, but he may have hit the starboard stays as well. His port side hit the stern light leaving a long mark on his hull.
hurray!!! someone found something in Perdock's testimony that wasn't an outright bald face lie
He lied about his timeline
he lied about being at Konocti Harbor bar
he lied about his speed
he lied about accessing the accident report in the RIMS system
he lied about not trying to influence the investigator for the DA on areas to look at.

Mr. Perdock who caused this crash by traveling at an unsafe and reckless speed did not see the sailboat's lights and killed one and injured many.

Rule 7 Risk of Collision
(a) Every vessel shall use all available means appropriate to the prevailing circumstances and conditions to determine if risk of collision exists. If there is any doubt such risk shall be deemed to exist. Had Mr. Perdock been operating his vessel at a safe prudent speed, he could have
determined that a risk existed. The sail boat had the right of way and was traveling at approximately 5 miles per hour.
Mr. Perdock was in violation of Rule 7 Risk of Collision

Rule 8 Action to Avoid Collision
The Baja Outlaw powerboat was the give way vessel and should have taken positive action to avoid a collision. Had the vessel been traveling at a safe speed with a proper lookout, this action
could have been taken.
The operator Mr. Perdock was in violation of Rule
Rule 13 Overtaking
This was clearly an overtaking situation and it was the responsibility of Mr. Perdock to keep out of the way of the sailboat he was overtaking.
Rule 18 Responsibilities Between Vessels
a) A power-driven vessel underway shall keep out of the way of:
i. a vessel not under command;
ii. a vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver;
iii. a vessel engaged in fishing;
iv. a sailing vessel.
Rule 18 (a)(iv) says a power boat shall keep out of the way of a sailing vessel. The sail
boat had the right of way as it was under sail. It was the responsibility of Mr. Perdock to
keep away from the sailboat.

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.
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#182
Aug 15, 2009
 
The AG has been notified from several hundred if not more people with the complaint. He responded that he would be looking into the matter. Well, all that consisted of was talking to the Corrupt DA Hopkins. Nothing else has been done. There is a outside agency in Sonoma County doing a internal investigation on Perdock. Something to do with misconduct. We will know more on Tueday about this.
Just an on looker wrote:
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Agree with all of the above. Does anyone know if the A.G. or other outside agency is realizing what is going on regarding the events of the Dinius case and what appears to be a major cover up by the Lake County DA and Law Enforcement. I hope one of the outside agencies, state or federal will do what is right.
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Aug 16, 2009
 
JOKER wrote:
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hurray!!! someone found something in Perdock's testimony that wasn't an outright bald face lie
He lied about his timeline
he lied about being at Konocti Harbor bar
he lied about his speed
he lied about accessing the accident report in the RIMS system
he lied about not trying to influence the investigator for the DA on areas to look at.
Mr. Perdock who caused this crash by traveling at an unsafe and reckless speed did not see the sailboat's lights and killed one and injured many.
Rule 7 Risk of Collision
(a) Every vessel shall use all available means appropriate to the prevailing circumstances and conditions to determine if risk of collision exists. If there is any doubt such risk shall be deemed to exist. Had Mr. Perdock been operating his vessel at a safe prudent speed, he could have
determined that a risk existed. The sail boat had the right of way and was traveling at approximately 5 miles per hour.
Mr. Perdock was in violation of Rule 7 Risk of Collision
Rule 8 Action to Avoid Collision
The Baja Outlaw powerboat was the give way vessel and should have taken positive action to avoid a collision. Had the vessel been traveling at a safe speed with a proper lookout, this action
could have been taken.
The operator Mr. Perdock was in violation of Rule
Rule 13 Overtaking
This was clearly an overtaking situation and it was the responsibility of Mr. Perdock to keep out of the way of the sailboat he was overtaking.
Rule 18 Responsibilities Between Vessels
a) A power-driven vessel underway shall keep out of the way of:
i. a vessel not under command;
ii. a vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver;
iii. a vessel engaged in fishing;
iv. a sailing vessel.
Rule 18 (a)(iv) says a power boat shall keep out of the way of a sailing vessel. The sail
boat had the right of way as it was under sail. It was the responsibility of Mr. Perdock to
keep away from the sailboat.
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.
Hopkins is a disgrace
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#186
Aug 16, 2009
 
Hopkins might be just pretending that he is so ignorant of boating and boating law. He has caused this case to go on so long that Perdock seems to be off the hook on the manslaughter charge. That seems to have been primary goal of the corrupt gang in Lake County. Their hope that the public would forget.
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Aug 16, 2009
 
Old sea lawyer wrote:
Hopkins might be just pretending that he is so ignorant of boating and boating law. He has caused this case to go on so long that Perdock seems to be off the hook on the manslaughter charge. That seems to have been primary goal of the corrupt gang in Lake County. Their hope that the public would forget.
They seem to depend on the public's complacency... like clockwork!

“RIP Lynn Thornton”

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#188
Aug 16, 2009
 
Jerry Brown has been bombarded with letters, emails, calls, posts on his facebook page, he said he would "check into it", which consisted of a phone call to Hopkins, who gave him a "snowjob". So, since Brown has no balls and is Spineless, this case and the misconduct is in the process of being turned over to a "Higher Authority". And I promise, these fools, Im sure, are thinking yea, right.. we are un-touchable! Well, these Teflon Dons are about to be hit upside the head with a Cast Iron Skillet! And they sure will be surprised to find out who is making the move to turn over all the Documents! Its not any of us "smatterings" and its not anyone in the Dinius Camp. Stay Tuned!<grin>
Just an on looker wrote:
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Agree with all of the above. Does anyone know if the A.G. or other outside agency is realizing what is going on regarding the events of the Dinius case and what appears to be a major cover up by the Lake County DA and Law Enforcement. I hope one of the outside agencies, state or federal will do what is right.
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#189
Aug 16, 2009
 
I say give it to 60 Minutes.
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#192
Aug 16, 2009
 
Google "Time" and "Chester," and keep your children within arm's reach.

Coward.
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#194
Aug 16, 2009
 
Chester:

Whack job? No, I will leave that in your very capable (and somewhat disgusting) hands.

5150? You have NO idea.

Coward.

“RIP Lynn Thornton”

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Aug 16, 2009
 
T (TROLL)
R (REAKS)
O (OF)
L (LICKING)
L (LAMB BUTTS)
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A whack job just like Alice.

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