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Man Sentenced to 30 Days for Catching Rain Water on Own Property Enters Jail

Gary Harrington, the Oregon man convicted of collecting rainwater and snow runoff on his rural property surrendered Wednesday morning to begin serving his 30-day, jail sentence in Medford, Ore.
“I’m sacrificing my liberty so we can stand up as a country and stand for our liberty,” Harrington told a small crowd of people gathered outside of the Jackson County (Ore.) Jail.

Several people held signs that showed support for Harrington as he was taken inside the jail.

Harrington was found guilty two weeks ago of breaking a 1925 law for having, what state water managers called “three illegal reservoirs” on his property. He was convicted of nine misdemeanors, sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined over $1500 for collecting rainwater and snow runoff on his property.


The Oregon Water Resources Department, claims that Harrington has been violating the state’s water use law by diverting water from streams running into the Big Butte River.

But Harrington says he is not diverting the state's water -- merely collecting rainwater and snow melt that falls or flows on his own property.

Harrington has vowed to continue to fight the penalty, stating that the government has become “big bullies” and that “from here on in, I’m going to fight it.”

“They’ve just gotten to be big bullies and if you just lay over and die and give up, that just makes them bigger bullies, Harrington said in an interview two weeks ago ...

"We as Americans, we need to stand on our constitutional rights, on our rights as citizens and hang tough. This is a good country, we’ll prevail,” he said.

His release is expected in early September.

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Re: Man Sentenced to 30 Days for Catching Rain Water on Own Property Enters Jail

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who says this is a free country? you can even get arrested or a fine for growing vegetables on your front lawn..

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I love how Americans spew the "our country is the best, we are the land of the free, your jealous of our freedom" bullshit, and its crap like this which proves its bullshit.

90% of American people are cool as fuck, but i'm sorry to say, your country sucks and your all being taken on a ride.

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WTF is this bullshit, post a comment once and it appears twice.

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I love how Americans spew the "our country is the best, we are the land of the free, your jealous of our freedom" bullshit, and its crap like this which proves its bullshit.

90% of American people are cool as fuck, but i'm sorry to say, your country sucks and your all being taken on a ride.
I would agree. Lots of people think they are on a high horse. Look at debt (government, consumer, student), literacy rate, life expectancy, happiness, obesity, TV hours watched, etc. and it's hard to say we are the best..

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Only in America. Stupid country.

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Only in America. Stupid country.
Hmm... let me think.... How about burning alive in Africa? Or spending the rest of his life diverting melting snow in Soviet Russian Siberia? Both options include expedited execution without appeal rights.

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I am so glad that I live in Germany.

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We are truely becoming "The United States of Embarassment".

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soon we will be taxed and or arrested for breathing...... oh damn better go dump my dog's outside water bucket since rain gets into it Uncle Sam might come after me for stealing water.....

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