Sunday, August 06, 2017

Roof rack

Day 88

Electric Power
8:48am:
When an RVer has all the solar electric power that will ever be needed, that RVer may venture into the wilds and remain there until water, food or propane run out.

When George has the new solar electric setup up and running, he shall be that RVer!

➜ 265 Watt Solar panel
➜ 25 amp MPPT Battery Charge Controller




9:32am:
Arraignment Day
Tomorrow is the day for my arraignment for violating:
Ordinance 165.570,  Improper Use Of 911


If I go to trial and found guilty, the Presumptive Fine is $3,710.

5.08.465 Improper Use of an Emergency Reporting System.
ORS 165.570, improper use of an emergency reporting system, as now constituted, is hereby incorporated into this code. [BC 5.08.465, added by Ordinance No. 3957, 6/10/96; amended by Ordinance No. 4196, 2/11/02]


This is the [Link] to my Blog about my arrest

11:04am:
My current thinking about police
As you may imagine, since my confrontation with the police officer in question, I have spent considerable time thinking about that incident. What I did. What the officer did.

I now believe that, if I had handled that incident with a maximum amount of courtesy and politeness, I would not be going to an arraignment tomorrow.

Here are the errors that I made:★ Refused to give the officer my driver's license

★ Behaved in an annoyed and confrontational manner
★ Although I was not rude to the officer, I was not pleasant either

It costs a citizen absolutely nothing to be pleasant in the event of a confrontation with police. Have you viewed YouTube videos showing persons standing up for their constitutional rights with police? These videos, show citizens behaving NOT in their own best interests.

A citizen may protect their Constitutional right during a police confrontation by being extremely thoughtful before saying each word. It is not necessary to cram a police officer's request for a driver's license by bringing down our Constitution around the officer's ears.

A police officer, when asking for identification of a person driving a vehicle, may easily learn all about that person by simply calling in the license plate.

If I had used my head, instead of my fear of that officer, and asked,
"What do you want me to do?", the incident likely would not have escalated to what it is now.



7:00pm:
Rowena's place
Along the road today, the Scampy RV Team made a video for you to view! We believe that you shall really enjoy the video. It features Baby Boid messing around inside Tránsito. Actually, Baby Boid is loose inside Tránsito. Flying around and having a ball!

But, it's been sooooo long since we published a video, that we have to figure out how we used to do it!! We will attempt to upload our video to YouTube, and sort of link to it!

We are headed over to Rowena's apartment. She has graciously received things that we ordered. So, we will pick that stuff up from her place.

Boid is an exploring kind of guy!







Nite Camp Location Map
Elevation: 248 feet
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37 comments:

  1. Are you going to ask the court for legal representation?

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    1. Linda,

      Yes, I will ask the court for legal representation.

      George

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  2. If you get there earlier ( do) try to find a counselor or a solicitor
    They usually work pro bono ( prior to entering a court room )

    similar to a public defender ( public defender is appointed by the court )

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    1. Ed,

      I am planning get to the court early. And I will see if there are counselors or a solicitors available.

      George

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  3. Just think what you could do with that $3,710

    a seasonal camping site on most any high end campground at the PNW (with electricity )
    A round-trip airfare to Israel (Econo seat)
    Rent a (small) luxury yacht for the day
    A cruise ship up to the Alaskan peninsula with an upgraded cabin (with tip)
    Six months stay at a 2 star vacation, at any hotel of your choice in Guatemala. (pistachio nuts not included)
    A whole years stay camping anywhere in Mexico (tacos and empanadas not included)
    A round trip train trip from Portland to Chicago on the Empire builder (with tip)
    A one-week stay in the Coronado Hotel San Diego California tip included
    309 haircuts from Super-cuts (tip not included)
    A lifetime of fish and chips at J's restaurant Lincoln city (parking behind restaurant included)
    One MacBook from Apple with 5 year warranty
    You could have voodoo donuts in Portland ship donuts to the Beaverton Oregon Police Department for six months ( membership to 24 hour fitness not included)

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    1. Ed,

      Interesting list. Lots on that list that I wish to do too!

      George


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  4. Were it me in front of the judge, I would be humble, I would be contrite, I would say I was just an old guy who overreacted and apologize.
    Most courts have dress codes. Do comply.
    Any reasonable judge will let you go with minimal, if any, punishment.

    A week in the slammer for you and boid maybe, but that's about it.
    😂😂😂 Just kidding about the slammer.

    Come next week, this will all be a memory and a lesson learned.

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    1. Ed, Carol and Gopher the dog,

      My court appearance today, I believe is my arraignment.

      My charge may be dismissed here. Or I may plead not guilty or guilty.

      If not guilty, a court trial date is set.

      George

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  5. Think; Start the incident from the very beginning
    Where were YOU when when the officer pulled up to you in the park
    The key question and the key answer is why were you in the park AFTER it was closed . Even you stated the park was closed the officer apparently stated it was closed
    The charge could have been being on county property after hours. An is a misdemeanor,,, trespassing
    You sort of lost your constitutional right by trespassing on private property
    All else is a relevant
    Now have you been on a open to the public street as a private citizen you do not have to give up that right of constitutional
    Therefore you did not have to show your drivers license or identification
    If a peace officer places you under arrest( he has to show just cause ) you do not have the constitutional right to deny identification or drivers license
    Now look at something else in a different light
    You made a 911 call. 911 operator will ask you what is the nature of your emergency ? The reason that you stated you felt threatened by the officer. You had a legitimate concern for your safety,, That's exactly where you stand,,,,
    The officer determined that he was not a threat to you

    The conclusion is let the judge,, or magistrate,, Make that determination


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    1. Mister ed, "sort of lost your constitutional right by trespassing on private property ...". I know I am not helping the situation by saying this, but it must be corrected. 1) George was NOT trespassing on "private" property; he was on public county property with such property's maintenance determined by taxpayers' county government. 2) George, as a US citizen and physically living within the boundaries of the US, will never be forced to give up his constitutional rights -- it is illegal and the authority entity or person in the US which denies him those rights can be penalized.

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    2. Ed,

      Today is my arraignment. Not my trial date.

      George


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    3. To dee tillotson
      A rebuttal to your comment

      Dee Tillotson8/6/17, 7:48 PM
      Mister ed, "sort of lost your constitutional right by trespassing on private property ...". I know I am not helping the situation by saying this, but it must be corrected. 1) George was NOT trespassing on "private" property; he was on public county property with such property's maintenance determined by taxpayers' county government.
      &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&
      I'm sorry to be blunt like this but that's the stupidest argument I've ever heard
      Try this for size,, let's change the word from private to public
      George was in a public park after sign posted closing hours and passed that certain hour carries a penalty of misdemeanor trespassing
      Misdemeanor trespassing carries the same penalty as trespassing on public or private
      He was on public county property with such property maintenance
      Determined by taxpayers county government
      You are absolutely 100% right property is maintained by the City of Beaverton city works
      Any elected official's appointed by taxpayers of the city of Beaverton
      Expect them to uphold city ordinances and laws pertaining to that city
      If the elected officials of the city of Beaverton Oregon enacted a law to close the park at a certain hour it has every right to expects their police officers to enforce the law note,, no trespassing charges were written.
      **Let me make a simple note here,, they did not charge him with trespassing on public or private property but they could have.
      &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&
      ) George, as a US citizen and physically living within the boundaries of the US, will never be forced to give up his constitutional rights -- it is illegal and the authority entity or person in the US which denies him those rights can be penalized
      $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
      You realize by George's admission he was handcuffed and detained
      That is a common thing for a peace officer to do for his or her protection
      If I read George's post correct he was not officially arrested only detained
      If you are stopped by a peace officer you have what is called a right of silence
      If you're arrested your right of silence stance is void
      Let's not get into tit for tat hear the statue is basically Universal the state that I'm citing his Ohio,,, please Cut and paste and read

      https://www.ohiobar.org/ForPublic/Resources/LawFactsPamphlets/Pages/LawFactsPamphlet-21.aspx
      $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

      Sent from my iPad

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  6. George, I rarely comment, if you go into court with that attitude you will have a much better time than if you go in confrontational. No one knows what he thought or why he reacted, but Police have a tough job and never know what they are coming on. I am so glad to see that you wrote that, it is something only you could determine. I truly hope all goes well and as long as you state only the facts and show respect I am sure all will go well, my prayers are with you.

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    1. Tammy,

      I like your comment/advice.

      George


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  7. Sorry George it's going to be long-winded again
    OK let's get back to the problems at hand.
    Whatever set up you use for your rails to mount your 2 solar panels on
    Work with what you have.
    you have two solar panels you also have a pwm controller.
    Before you go out and spend bucks to get a larger panel a MPPT controller
    Don't.
    Here's what George does,, George goes to the park sets up the solar panel George leaves the park and go somewhere else. George complains that the solar panels are not putting enough power in to his battery
    Here is George's new way of doing it..
    George gets up in the morning goes to the park has a fun day go to J,s fish and chips restaurant has a nice meal comes back to the park until dark you see we're this picture just went,, with the solar panels,, panels were working from sun up to sundown
    Now here's where I'm going to get into trouble with people that use solar panels
    you already have a PWM, But if you decide that you want to get an MPPT controller go on Amazon or EBay . But don't pay more than 60/65.tops for one
    I can hear the si of disbelief right now.
    PWM/MPPT. The skinny is very simple. It may say it is made in America.
    correction it is assembled in America the components are Chinese Taiwanese or Asian Pacific rim that's why you pay high bucks
    Offbrand same components different case same job for under $65
    And if you don't believe me take your blue sky/MorningStar/Rover/renogy/midnite a- part and do the research yourself
    They all tell you assembled in the USA..
    remember assembled and manufactured are two different words,,,




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    1. Mr Ed and George,

      If it were my camper, and given the limited electrical demand George has, I would do as Mr. Ed recommends. But I would get a better solar controller than what he currently has. PWM is fine for this set up. I was fine with a 120 watt panel on my first tent trailer, an adjustable PWM controller set at 14.8 daily charge rate, and two group 27 batteries. We used more power than George and never had a dead battery bank. This was 14 years ago and prices were MUCH higher for solar panels.

      If George needs more wattage he can add an additional panel later, or go for a single larger panel. I stay away from the 30 volt panels because they are for houses and buildings and require MPPT to get all the amps in a 12 volt application.

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    2. Ed,

      Are you commenting on the [2] Renogy 50 watt solar panels that I already have?

      The Renogy came with an Adventurer battery charge controller. I don't know what type of controller it is. It has been my experience that this Adventurer cuts back on charging way, way, way too early!! So early, that full charging does not happen. Possibly not even 50% charge happens.

      As a result, I've rewired the Renogy to bypass the Adventurer. I monitor the charging to insure that no over-charging happens.

      I am taking your advice to install the Renogy on Tránsito's roof and see how well the Renogy works.

      With that Renogy installation in mind, I shall purchase the new and larger solar that I wrote about regardless of the Renogy performance. Because when I RV during the period from September thru April [the dark months], I will need all of the electric energy available to keep Scampy's deep cycle charged.

      George

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    3. Nick,

      With what you commented in mind, I plan to install a much bigger solar system than I need. Because with that large system, I won't need to check on my deep cycle battery's state-of-charge.

      That battery should be maintained no matter how many cloudy or dark days are encountered.

      George


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    4. George,

      No debate on your choice, just some thoughts. I have a larger system than I need most of the time. I often adhere to Tim Allen's mantra of "more power" :-)

      BTW, good luck in court.

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  8. I am glad you have seen the light, George. When you get in a pissing contest with an LEO, you rarely win.
    "I fought the law and the law won!"

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    1. Eddie,

      Yes......I suppose that I have seen the light. At long-last!

      George

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  9. George - re legal issues. I have had considerable success in these matters in talking to the District attorney's office in advance - without a lawyer. You might try to visit with the prosecutor before your case is called. No one benefits by this minor case being heard by the judge. Make a deal if possible.

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    1. Ray,

      Do you understand that today's court appearance is my arraignmen? Not my trial?

      If the charge at my arraignment gets dismissed, that is the end of it.

      If not dismissed, I shall plead not guilty and a trial date set. If I go to trial, I shall get a criminal defense attorney to represent me. That attorney may talk to the prosecution people.

      FWI, I am completely against the institutionalized plea bargain thing. No deals for me. I believe that I am innocent. A trial, in my case, is justice for me!

      George

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  10. Does the officer have to appear for the case to go forward? What happens if he's not there? George, IMHO, there has been some good advice here. Be polite and contrite. This is not a case anybody wants to take to trial. All the best.

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    1. If the officer does not show up in court, your case gets dismissed.

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    2. Robert,

      I do not know if the officer in question must appear at my arraignment.

      Yes! I agree completely! I have received great advice from Readers. I am a very fortunate person.

      George

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    3. Rita,

      I believe that you are correct for a trial, where you commented:
      "If the officer does not show up in court, your case gets dismissed."

      Today is my arraignment. Not my trial.

      George

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  11. We were in Seaside OR just for the day from WA state. Seeing all those Oregon license plates made me think you could be making them soon:)

    OK George serious... I sent a e-mail to you. (Maybe that address is to old?) There seems to be a difference of when you or police says park closes and what city of Beaverton has online for park hours.

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    1. Wobbley,

      You make BIG joke, yes? You make me laugh sooooo
      much! 🤠

      My email address is: gershonbendaniel [at] gmail.com.

      Yes. There is a difference. But not ALL police say that. Only the policeman in question says that.

      It is the parking lot that we are talking about here. NOT the park. This officer stated that the parking lot closed at the time the time that businesses served by this parking lot closed.

      The business that the officer was referring to is the library. Which closed on that Friday at 6pm. However, this officer did not appear to grasp that the park is ALSO served by this parking lot. And Fountain Park closes everyday at 10pm.

      George

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  12. There does seem to be a discrepancy regarding the park hours. Take a photo of the posted sign before the arraignment, just in case you need it in the course of discussion/negotiation. Be polite. Focus on the facts favorable to your case.

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    1. Midwest,

      You commented:
      "There does seem to be a discrepancy regarding the park hours."

      There may be a discrepancy in the officers interpretation of that closing sign.

      However, the "Closing after Business Hours" on that sign referred to BOTH the closing time of the library AND the closing time of Fountain Park. 6pm on that nite for the library. 10pm for the park every day of the week.

      George

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  13. Dear George, I am glad you see the error of your ways. It takes a lot to admit you are wrong...mostly pride gets in the way. I agree with other comments that our law enforcement probably have many life threatening situations they must deal with. One bad experience while on duty may sometimes push an officer to his/her limit. We as law abiding citizens we should do all we can to comply with requested information when asked. I try not to be out at night. It seems most bad things happen at night.

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    1. Rita,

      I agree with your comment.

      George

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  14. I agree that many conflucts in life can be avoided by being courteous, but I am uncomgortable with the idea that we are to blame if we are unfriendly to a cop and are then harrassed. Thst sounds like victim blaming (or in George's case, inappropriate self-blame.)

    What the cop did was completely unprofessional. The cop was acting out like a toddler does. Yes, cops have a difficult job. That is not an excuse.

    Disvlosure: Long ago, I was engaged to a Portland cop who was shot in the line of duty. But not by George.

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    1. Unknown,

      I agree with your comment up to:
      "That is not an excuse."

      I got a laugh out of your "Disclosure."

      George


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  15. George good luck in court and I wish you the best. What you did doesn't justify the officers behaviour in my opinion.

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    1. Sheila,

      Thank you sooooo much for your:
      ".....good luck in court and I wish you the best....."

      George


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