Skip to comments.Oregon Man Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail -- for Collecting Rainwater on His Property
Posted on 07/27/2012 7:53:06 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot
A rural Oregon man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in jail and over $1,500 in fines because he had three reservoirs on his property to collect and use rainwater.
Gary Harrington of Eagle Point, Ore., says he plans to appeal his conviction in Jackson County (Ore.) Circuit Court on nine misdemeanor charges under a 1925 law for having what state water managers called three illegal reservoirs on his property and for filling the reservoirs with rainwater and snow runoff.
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When "Little People" tried to fight back? So they can say "Because We Can"?
The real tragedy is not that the law exists. There are all sorts of old goofy laws on books. In some states or towns it is STILL illegal to drive a car through town without someone walking in front of you with a red lantern warning people of your approach.
The tragedy is that some numbskull actually enforced it.
If you are storing runoff upstream, that means that a property owner down stream is not getting water, or not getting enough. I don’t see this law as unreasonable, since it is an attempt to balance the needs of all property owners within the watershed area. Nothing promotes animosity among neighboring landowners like a fight over water.
This is the type of conviction that the jury system was designed to prevent. Just a simple “Not Guilty!” should have remedied this whole situation.
Overheard in prison:
“Whaddya in for?”
“Caught a snowflake on my tongue.”
—When “Little People” tried to fight back?—
Makes me think of the King county sheriff’s office in Maple valley. A few years back someone got into their enclosed parking lot and slashed the tires on all the cop cars.
“And this is one of the reasons I left the Seattle hell hole.
I loved Eastern Washington, I just couldn’t get right with the government or people. Way too much like the other two Western border states. Much to offer, but it would take real hope and change before I would submit”.
***I dont know if shes one of them or there truly is such a law there.***
I believe there is an water rights agreement with Kansas that rain is to fall unhindered so the run off can be used for Kansas agriculture.
I found that this is why you can still buy large acre tracts of land cheap in Colorado because there is no water rights there.
Essentially, without permission from the masters, all one can do to or on one’s property is pay the taxes on it.
There is always another side of the story and you just pointed this out.
That is the problem with these blog post you only hear one side of the story...and as Rush always say's it's not what they tell you but what they DON'T tell you that is more important.
OH, yeah....the same CITIES whose City PLANNERS design communities of primarily CONCRETE, cramming small lots together to build houses on, then TAX us because the water runs onto the streets...
What a fked up state !
OK. The point is well taken.
But sentenced to 30 days in jail for collecting rain water is justified?
And what does God say about this silly Oregon law?
Once the smoke clears and people see the wreckage, it will become obvious that the only way out of this mess is to round up liberals for imprisonment or deportation.
California liberals moved into Oregon many years ago.
That far back?..........
Was it ever?
I guess if one takes a leak in the backyard it becomes state owned urine.