Charges are all wrong

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My writing this letter is in the hopes that sailors in California might become aware of a fatal boating accident and the subsequent prosecution of a sailboat skipper in Lake County, California.
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Since: Nov 08

San Francisco, CA

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#1
May 8, 2009
 
Surprise, surprise! This county is totally corrupt.

I had a Small Claims judge find against me, "because the contractor failed to provide the contractually required change orders." Now explain to me how his negligence should cost me $3,000 in a suit where the papers were served by his son, "an interested party" against the law, but my objection damn near put me in jail.

Take two: I presented evidence a local building inspector was bribed, but Mr. Brown of the DA's office said, "...just because someone approved something inappropriately doesn't mean that a crime has been committed." "click"

In both cases I was up against home town boys known by local officials. My complaints to the state authorities revealed they are corrupt as well and do not be surprised I have more of these to tell...

When the bread lines form and families are hungry let us not wonder why. The answer is found in stories like the Thornton death and my several. The revolution cannot start too soon for me. If ballots do not work bullets will.
Greater Artist

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#2
May 8, 2009
 
I totally agree with your whole letter. Lake County has a dollar high criminal activity of marijuana growing. A supervisor here had 5000 plants growing on his property and he and the sheriff colluded a cover up burial to circumvent prosecution. A deputy detective had been fired in connection with local gang activity along with numerous other strange actions including police having sex with a 19 year old child while on duty, a Chaplin with molestation charges not prosecuted another deputy charged with two or three children molested etc,,, and on and on. I suggest all who read your letter to act on these criminals including the DA by firing them as our employees starting with all supervisors regardless of good intentions.
GOB in action

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#3
May 8, 2009
 
Greater Artist wrote:
I totally agree with your whole letter. Lake County has a dollar high criminal activity of marijuana growing. A supervisor here had 5000 plants growing on his property and he and the sheriff colluded a cover up burial to circumvent prosecution. A deputy detective had been fired in connection with local gang activity along with numerous other strange actions including police having sex with a 19 year old child while on duty, a Chaplin with molestation charges not prosecuted another deputy charged with two or three children molested etc,,, and on and on. I suggest all who read your letter to act on these criminals including the DA by firing them as our employees starting with all supervisors regardless of good intentions.
AGREED. The taxpayers are getting hosed. The community and law abiding citizens should demand better. It's pitiful!
GOB in action

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May 8, 2009
 
Adrian Vance wrote:
Surprise, surprise! This county is totally corrupt.
I had a Small Claims judge find against me, "because the contractor failed to provide the contractually required change orders." Now explain to me how his negligence should cost me $3,000 in a suit where the papers were served by his son, "an interested party" against the law, but my objection damn near put me in jail.
Take two: I presented evidence a local building inspector was bribed, but Mr. Brown of the DA's office said, "...just because someone approved something inappropriately doesn't mean that a crime has been committed." "click"
In both cases I was up against home town boys known by local officials. My complaints to the state authorities revealed they are corrupt as well and do not be surprised I have more of these to tell...
When the bread lines form and families are hungry let us not wonder why. The answer is found in stories like the Thornton death and my several. The revolution cannot start too soon for me. If ballots do not work bullets will.
Agreed. No justice in good ol' LC.
GOB in action

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#5
May 8, 2009
 
Thank you for your letter of concern for the Dinius/Perdo case. Can't agree with you more. Charging Mr. Dinius for manslaughter is a travesty of justice. Apparently those in power think they are above the law, been proven by the development of this case so far, and many others. Mr. Dinius is being used as a scapegoat and whipping boy to keep Perdo off the hook. Since Perdo has not been charged for manslaughter (even though he rammed his speedboat at an unsafe rate of speed into Dinius sailboat and killied Lynn Thorton) I believe the charge should be dropped altogether. Give Dinius DUI and let it rest. Amen.
Truth

Clearlake, CA

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May 8, 2009
 
GOB in action wrote:
Thank you for your letter of concern for the Dinius/Perdo case. Can't agree with you more. Charging Mr. Dinius for manslaughter is a travesty of justice. Apparently those in power think they are above the law, been proven by the development of this case so far, and many others. Mr. Dinius is being used as a scapegoat and whipping boy to keep Perdo off the hook. Since Perdo has not been charged for manslaughter (even though he rammed his speedboat at an unsafe rate of speed into Dinius sailboat and killied Lynn Thorton) I believe the charge should be dropped altogether. Give Dinius DUI and let it rest. Amen.
DUI at least. The problem here is that a woman lost her life. The trial will shed light on the entire incident. If a DUI were the only consquence of the accident, it would seem to be more "covered up". Hopefully, facts presented in the case will provide closure to all concerned. But again, one fact is undeniably true. If you are drunk, do not get behind the wheel of a vehicle, or a sailboat.
Get a Clue

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#7
May 8, 2009
 
tell it like it is.
Janet

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#8
May 8, 2009
 
Let's show the rest of the state that we have some backbone and recall our lousy DA! Recall Hopkins! This is his fault. He is the one who is running his office and our county's reputation into the ground. He has bad judgement and a huge ego. Two qualities which are a terrible combination for public office. Recall this man before he becomes our next judge or worse!
Heads will roll

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#9
May 8, 2009
 
Lake County - perhaps the last holdout of life in the "Wild West" where the fastest gun wins, and the Good Old Boys rule the roost. Ugly, and shameful.
YellowTrike

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#10
May 8, 2009
 
Obviously these letters writers fear the justice system. They can't seem to get the message that a court of law will decide.

Say what you will in the press - the bottom line is the justice system is the answer.

This turd should not have been drinking and driving a boat at any time of day or night.
angry parent

Kelseyville, CA

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#11
May 8, 2009
 
Well look at the case of the Varney/Valdez MURDER.
A 18 year old stabs and kills a 17 year old last year after she gets off the school bus. Now look all she is going to get is maybe probation to 12 years. That's it? Once again a life was lost and someone is not taking accountability for it. Perdock should be charged in this.
Philip Murphy

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#12
May 8, 2009
 
anyone care to put a dollar value on the damage done to the Lake County marketing program by Jon Hopkins?
Our self-infatuated DA is the guy who says nobody has time to look into your little problems, but they do have the time/money to lose big cases like the Hughes trial. Hopkins is the guy who hired the worst lawyer in the county (his former boss gary Luck), to do the senior center case, which of course is another expensive mistake.
Hopkins is the guy who let a REPEAT child-porn offender stay at home instead of go to jail, so the perv could download more kidde-porn while on home detention!
Safe speed law? No such thing according to Hopkins, who makes it up as he goes along, laws and fairness mean NOTHING at the DA's office.
Jon, you are a disgrace to the legal system, Lake County and humanity as a whole, your career as an elected official is thankfully coming to an end, please do us a favor and get out of the county when your hitch is up!
Concerned

Clearlake, CA

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#13
May 8, 2009
 
Hear yee....Hear yee....Hear yeeeeeeeeeeee!
Seems we all are on the same side this morning....
Recall.....where do we start? I for one have been here since 1975 and have seen it all. I am more than willing to jump in and start a process that is if I knew how? Any takers?
Captain Dillweed

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#14
May 8, 2009
 
There is nothing wrong with the justice system in this county. We elect our justice system. The people of lake county are sound in the decisions we make at the polling booths.

I wouldn't be surprised if Phil or Herb wrote this piece under their ever burning Nom De guerre(s)
Philip Murphy

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May 8, 2009
 
Concerned wrote:
Hear yee....Hear yee....Hear yeeeeeeeeeeee!
Seems we all are on the same side this morning....
Recall.....where do we start? I for one have been here since 1975 and have seen it all. I am more than willing to jump in and start a process that is if I knew how? Any takers?
you need a bit over 3,000 signatures and a replacement candidate, that's pretty much it besides some minor paperwork.
Philip Murphy

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May 8, 2009
 
Captain Dillweed wrote:
There is nothing wrong with the justice system in this county. We elect our justice system. The people of lake county are sound in the decisions we make at the polling booths.
I wouldn't be surprised if Phil or Herb wrote this piece under their ever burning Nom De guerre(s)
well, we have at least two imbeciles on both city councils, and two on the BOS as well, don't even get me started on school boards. BTW, exactly WHAT choice did we have for DA? None. Voters here do dumb things all the time, just because someboday got elected doesn't mean we should all go to sleep and pretend they are some sort of God-like entity who needs no oversight.
BTW commander chiken-poop, I NEVER blog on topix under a false name-ever!
Night Hawks

Clearlake, CA

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#17
May 8, 2009
 
I guess you would need a degree in order to become a candidate. That I dont have, but I believe just having a brain would work since our own DA is in there eh. Got one over on him there, at least mine is on my head and not up my ass!
big al

Hayward, CA

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#18
May 8, 2009
 
what a scary place to live time to pack the bags and bail !
Night Hawks

Clearlake, CA

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#19
May 8, 2009
 
Not scary, Clearlake is a beautiful place to live! Its just that we need to call animal control to assist with the infestation of all the Jack a s s 's.
Nor Cal boater

Los Altos, CA

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#20
May 8, 2009
 
I can only hope this wakes up the voters of Lake County and we see fair - and fully skilled people voted into both law enforcement and court positions so Lake County can move on and join the rest of the boating world when it comes to the laws we follow on and off the water.

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