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Man sentenced to jail for collecting rainwater in Oregon


An Oregon man is expected to spend a month in jail after being convicted on nine misdemeanor charges related to his illegal use of…water. Gary Harrington was sentenced after being found guilty of illegally collecting water on his own rural property.

Harrington, of Eagle Point, Oregon, has been fighting for his right to do what he wishes with water since 2002. Now more than a decade after he first defended himself over allegations that the man-made ponds on his 170 acres of land violated local law, Harrington has been sentenced to 30 days behind bars and fined over $1,500.

Authorities say that Harrington broke the law by collecting natural rain water and snow runoff that landed on his property.

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Comment by Stupid Amerkin
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Total Twilight Zone insanity and these criminals and bastard black robe devil are getting away with this madness? No wonder we have come to live in Amerkia.  The local community should be up in arms over this and start cleaning house with these bastard criminals disguised behind respectability under the color of law. THIS IS ABSOLUTE MADNESS.