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WA: Paraglider Shot "at" But HomeOwner Acquitted

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by RicInOR, May 19, 2014.

  1. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Pappa Joe Biden's advice worked - fire 2 blasts in the air

    http://blogs.seattletimes.com/today...who-fired-shots-to-get-paragliders-attention/

    The homeowner said he didn't fire "at" the paraglider, did shoot to get their attention


    At some point there will be another case involving an unmanned aerial vehicle, or UFO. Sooner rather than later.


    "Mercer said Friday the verdict doesn’t appear to establish any “zone of privacy” involving airspace above a person’s home.

    “If any kind of incidents like this happen again, I think calling the sheriff is the right thing to do for both parties,” he said. “It’s not up to me whether there’s a legitimate privacy interest there. I think that’s up to the Legislature.”"


    (now which one of these new smiles = 'get off my lawn')
     
  2. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    60 to 80 feet is pretty danged low. Seems to me that with any hobby or activity, you should be aware of the effect it has on others.
     
  3. FourTeeFive

    FourTeeFive PNW Washington State Active Member

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  4. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    It would seem that the homeowner should never have been charged:

     
  5. bellarum

    bellarum beaverton Well-Known Member

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    If there were a bunch of them armed and gliding in formation; I would consider defending my air space;)
     
  6. Three Bars

    Three Bars Active Member

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    They are annoying to say the least. I would think a property owner outside of a metropolitan area could make a case of noise pollution

    My dad lived on the outskirts of Santa Rosa Ca. A highborn down the road bought one, but after being informed of the unpleasant noise he was making, the para glider flew away from the homes in the area....I'm not sure all of these guys are so accommodating..