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MarkSF 10-25-2012 05:36 PM

Petition to prosecute Perdock
 
http://www.change.org/petitions/lake..._term=15697171

davidpm 10-25-2012 06:54 PM

Re: Petition to prosecute Perdock
 
I just signed it.

jeffgauvin 10-25-2012 07:55 PM

Re: Petition to prosecute Perdock
 
Mark, thanks for posting this. I just signed as well.

zeehag 10-25-2012 08:08 PM

Re: Petition to prosecute Perdock
 
so did i--i was number 595 or something--they need 409 or more...lets get er done

SlowButSteady 10-25-2012 08:21 PM

Re: Petition to prosecute Perdock
 
As I recall, the Lake County DA let the Statute of Limitations lapse on this, effectively making Perdock immune from prosecution (i.e., the "old boy" network protected its own; business as usual in Lake County). Unfortunately, this means that no matter how many folks sign this petition Perdock will never be charged for Ms. Thornton's death. I don't like it any more than anyone else, but that's the way it is.

zeehag 10-25-2012 08:24 PM

Re: Petition to prosecute Perdock
 
if it could be proven to be murder, there is no statute of limitations on murder.

CalebD 10-25-2012 09:05 PM

Re: Petition to prosecute Perdock
 
That incident was a miscarriage of justice and resulted in at least a wrongful death, if not murder.
Dinius paid the price that Perdock should have; he lost his job.
+1

SlowButSteady 10-25-2012 09:20 PM

Re: Petition to prosecute Perdock
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by zeehag (Post 938592)
if it could be proven to be murder, there is no statute of limitations on murder.

The most Perdock could reasonably be charged with is Involuntary Manslaughter; max four year sentence, so a three-year Statute of Limitations (according to FindLaw). This was in fact all discussed at some length back when Mr. Dinius was on trial. It stinks, but so do lots of things.

SlowButSteady 10-25-2012 09:24 PM

Re: Petition to prosecute Perdock
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CalebD (Post 938619)
That incident was a miscarriage of justice and resulted in at least a wrongful death, if not murder.
Dinius paid the price that Perdock should have; he lost his job.
+1

Fortunately, Mr. Dinius was acquitted of the most serious charges at trial. So while he did unfairly suffer for Perdock's actions, it wasn't nearly as bad as it could have been.

justflie 10-25-2012 09:59 PM

Re: Petition to prosecute Perdock
 
Signed. Assuming the situation happened as described in the petition (and affirmed by you fine folks), this is just ridiculous and a shame.


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