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Occupy Honolulu departs after protest at police headquarters

By Rob Shikina

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LAST UPDATED: 11:44 a.m. HST, Aug 09, 2012


Occupy Honolulu protesters have left Honolulu police headquarters after setting up a new encampment at the building on South Beretania Street, asserting that city workers improperly seized their items.

No one was arrested.

The protest was peaceful. Just after the police headquarters opened at 7:45 a.m., a single protester sat with a sign in front of the metal detector at the entrance to the main police station.

Another protester waved to motorists passing by on Beretania Street at a tent erected on the sidewalk in front of the police station.

Wednesday evening, a protester claimed he was assaulted by a police officer who pushed him aside at the entrance about 6 p.m.

Andrew W. Smith, 28, said he was seated in the walkway to a metal detector when an officer shoved him while walking by, making him hit his head on the metal detector.

He said another officer urged the first officer to go inside the building. Police called an ambulance who checked on Smith, who was not hurt. 

Police confirmed a third-degree assault case was opened involving the officer.

Smith said protesters decided to occupy the police station about 3:30 p.m. after losing their items, which were set up at Ward Avenue and South Beretania Street.

He said city workers tagged the campers' items about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, giving the owners of the items 24 hours to remove them. The protesters carried away their items before the 24-hour deadline Wednesday and replaced them with untagged items in front of a police supervisor and city housing coordinator Trish Morikawa, Smith said.

City workers still took the items anyway, he said. Protesters lost 9 tents, bedding and other personal items.

"I will not leave this building until Trish Morikawa and Westley Chun" — the director of the city's Department of Facility Maintenance — "are arrested for theft," Smith said. "We're not letting this one go."

He said he filed a theft case with police.

About 5 protestors were staging in the main entrance to the station about 10 p.m. Wednesday.

One protestor, Christopher Smith, 40, who is also a member of the Makiki Neighborhood Board and brother of Andrew Smith, said a police supervisor watched as the protesters removed their items from the park Wednesday afternoon.

"He (the police sergeant) even admitted that he watched us remove the items, place them in a car, and that those items that were there were not part of what was actually tagged," he said.

Star-Advertiser reporter Gregg K. Kakesako contributed to this story.







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loquaciousone wrote:
Why don't these lolo go home already. Don't they have a hobby like sky diving without a parachute?
on August 9,2012 | 04:14AM
Highinthesierras wrote:
Or a slow boat to China with Barry's blessing.
on August 9,2012 | 06:11AM
Classic_59Chevy wrote:
This comment has been deleted.
on August 9,2012 | 07:49AM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
How about a canoe in Salt Lake,UT.? Closer to Rmoney.
on August 9,2012 | 10:19AM
Malani wrote:
If they are allowed to continue to occupy the Police Station, they got a new home there.
on August 9,2012 | 07:02AM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Yeah,how about Occupying an HPD cell!
on August 9,2012 | 10:19AM
peanutgallery wrote:
If an HPD officer was so intmidated by this guy that he couldn't control himself, we have a serious problem. Whether or not one agrees with these protesters, the fact that an officer was so distraught that he slamed the guy head into a metal detector, clearly shows we have some officers in need of training, or new jobs.
on August 9,2012 | 11:15AM
fyaman001 wrote:
why dont you go join them? U must be overly sympathetic if your interpretation of a 3rd party description has you reading 'distraught' officer and 'slam(m)ed the guy head'.......that guy needs to really feel what slamming his head feels like. Good work HPD.......buss 'em all up!
on August 9,2012 | 11:57AM
Bdpapa wrote:
If you are who I think you are, we both seen this many times. HPD has a good record of restraining themselves. A lot of people egg on officers at the scene. Only so much you can take! 17/1
on August 9,2012 | 02:05PM
Invested wrote:
you don't really believe that there was an assault ... you can't believe these protesters they are the little boys that call wolf.
on August 9,2012 | 12:31PM
luvshawaii wrote:
Oh please. when you have to deal with dimwits on a daily basis, it gets to you sometimes. So much game playing by these occupy turkeys. Why not occupy a job instead!
on August 9,2012 | 01:09PM
jchun1 wrote:
Don't know what article you were reading but I didn't see anything about an officer being "distraught" or that an officer "slamed the guy head in a metal detector." Maybe you should read it again? Than you can correct your grossly inaccurate summary to "slammed the guy's head" if you're still reading it wrong.
on August 9,2012 | 03:05PM
Kawipoo wrote:
These bums should occupy a police cell. The items taken from them were probably stolen anyway. Typical losers who blame everybody else for their own failures.
on August 9,2012 | 04:25AM
HDoug wrote:
Mayor Carlisle and his cabinet officers who lead the raids on deOccupy have to follow the law. Whether or not you agree with someoneʻs political philosophy doesnʻt mean you can violate the law or steal their stuff. The tents were not stolen, but a matching set of nine blue and yellow tents. They also have a matching set of red tents so they can be swapped out to show they are not being "stored" on public property when tagged. Aside from leading the raids, Trish Morikawa of Mayor Carlisleʻs Office of Housing was caught stealing a tent on her own in this video. There are links to an article and photos here too: http://youtu.be/obs5kS6X3ck
on August 9,2012 | 05:51AM
warriorrebel wrote:
They are breaking the law, tresspassing and squating on gov't property is illegal. So the cops have every right to do what they did. The occupiers are lucky they didn't get a ticket or get arrested.
on August 9,2012 | 06:58AM
IMVHO wrote:
Yeah, I'm wondering why their eyesore of a "camp" is allowed to stay, days on end, on a public sidewalk with no penalty. If I put my bulky trash items out on my own curb a day early, I am subject to a FINE. Why are these folks untouchable? I'm tired of the perpetrators always getting special priviledges in order for the government to look politically correct.
on August 9,2012 | 08:03AM
Grimbold wrote:
The City is ruled by cowardish enablers of cirme, we live in a culture of cowards and cowardism gets rewarded.
on August 9,2012 | 08:10AM
cojef wrote:
Wrong, it's "political correct" to allow the squatters to look foolish to the rest of society. It's a test of wills, who has the sustaining power. Simply one bull head against another. One side gets paid doing their job, the other receive entitlements. Which side's funding runs out first? A number of cities in California have filed for bankruptcy, so don't count your winning yet.
on August 9,2012 | 08:59AM
peanutgallery wrote:
How about the Walgreens protesters that have been set-up for years on sidewalks in front of Walgreens stores island-wide? Their effort only seems in vain as most people use their signs as a landmark to find Walgreens.
on August 9,2012 | 11:23AM
Grimbold wrote:
The walgreen protesters are also allowed to break the law: The law says handheld signs only, but they put up a huge sign that sits on the sidewalk !
on August 9,2012 | 11:40AM
beachbum11 wrote:
And this mayor was once the prosecutor. The one we have now is weak and no different
on August 9,2012 | 09:09AM
allie wrote:
well said
on August 9,2012 | 10:08AM
cojef wrote:
Mayor has to play ball with the political cabal that call the shots.
on August 9,2012 | 01:36PM
HDoug wrote:
The protesters were not breaking the law and have never been charged with violating the law. The tents were seized under ordinance 11-029, the "Bill 54" law. That law is one of many created around the country criminalizing homelessness in the wake of the financial disaster of 2008 brought on by what the protesters regard as criminal acts by "banksters." These banks are not only "too big to fail" but "too big to touch." It's much easier to blame the homeless for homelessness and take their tent homes. People don't like seeing homeless in their neighborhoods or protesters either. It's disquieting. But such is the nature of protest, and the protesters regard their protest as worth the effort.
on August 9,2012 | 08:38AM
loquaciousone wrote:
Dont' insult the homeless by comparing yourselves with them.
on August 9,2012 | 08:47AM
rayhawaii wrote:
Why don't they go protest in front of a bank.
on August 9,2012 | 09:07AM
Bean808 wrote:
Ah, here it is. I could never figure out why Occupy were at Thomas Square. I didn't see a bank anywhere close by maybe a ATM at a nearby service station but no bank. Why don't they camp on the sidewalks on Bishop Street. Let's see it Occupy bring it on. Let's see if you guys can live up to your "message".
on August 9,2012 | 09:49AM
9ronboz wrote:
stupid advice by stupid people
on August 9,2012 | 02:00PM
saveparadise wrote:
So where and when does this end?
on August 9,2012 | 09:16AM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Ingress is blocked to the station. Sitting in front of the public walkway is a crime. Blocking the public from making a safe entry without climbing over these fools is a crime. A mother with a stroller is blocked by these fools. They should have a 400 lbs.blala rumble over these guys.
on August 9,2012 | 10:25AM
HawaiiCheeseBall wrote:
Yeah Dougie - you talk about banksters but for the most part you guys just hang at Thomas Square and I guess now at HPD. Useless fools, the bankers are laughing at you wasting veryone's time, making it hard for people to walk down the sideway, trashing a park, all the while for the banker its business as usual. you guys are the banker's best friend, they get to keep doing what they do while you just keep messing around with the city and county. .
on August 9,2012 | 05:23PM
beachbum11 wrote:
Hey Guy wake up these low lives are camping on the side walk which belongs to all tax payers. They make it so people got to walk on the street to get around these smelly brats. Put there sorry butts in jail. No wait that will cost us money that should be used to fix the sewers
on August 9,2012 | 09:07AM
allie wrote:
HPD is busy. Please stop wasting their time!
on August 9,2012 | 10:08AM
WesleySMori wrote:
Amen ALLIE!!! HPD Is BUSY PROTECTING/HELPING OUR "CITIZENRY"!! OUR "LEOS" Have A TOUGH AND A LOT OF TIMES, "LOVELESS JOB"!!!! I BELIEVE The PROTESTERS SHOULD THINK TWICE, THRICE When CHOOSING A Place To PROTEST!!!!! ADDENDUM: TO PROTESTERS; "PLEASE LEAVE OUR "LEOS" To Do Their JOBS!!! Which They Were PROBABLY ORDERED To DO!!!! "GOD BLESS HAWAII & AMERICA"!!!!!
on August 9,2012 | 06:01PM
WesleySMori wrote:
ADDENDUM: "PROTESTORS" OUR "LEOS" ARE ALSO PROTECTING YOU TOO!!!!!!!
on August 9,2012 | 06:10PM
luvshawaii wrote:
Enough with the rights baloney. It's time to grow up and accept the fact that when you misbehave you need to take responsibility for your bad behavior. Overgrown children with really poor thought process. It aint cool!
on August 9,2012 | 01:14PM
Invested wrote:
they are probably lying about the pushing and shoving because that's there MO. I don't believe anything they say.
on August 9,2012 | 04:41AM
Anonymous wrote:
They are not protestors they are criminals.
on August 9,2012 | 04:58AM
9ronboz wrote:
what makes you so sure! have you checked their past?
on August 9,2012 | 02:02PM
roughandtough wrote:
People with to much time on their hands to do nonsense ! Why not go home get a good nights sleep in your own bed at your own home and leave everyone alone. Do something good with your lives like helping feed the homeless, or look for a job so you cant be wasting time at the Police Station !
on August 9,2012 | 05:27AM
HDoug wrote:
deOccupy Honolulu has been conducting a Food Not Bombs event on Sunday afternoons that offers (mostly) vegetarian food to all who drop by. The event also serves as a public forum to discuss the issues of the day. Most of the deOccupiers have jobs and occupy the encampment as volunteer political activists. You can read more about yesterdayʻs "Heil Carlisle" raid at Disappeared News: http://www.disappearednews.com/2012/08/by-h.html
on August 9,2012 | 05:55AM
Invested wrote:
Are you kidding me..I live near the encampment I've never seen anyone there giving food to anyone. I've seen a few sitting around all day socializing but really give me a break there is no one listening except for a few. And we all know the tents are empty except for one or two... they are set up to look like you have a lot of supports when in reality you only have a handful at most.
on August 9,2012 | 10:44AM
HawaiiCheeseBall wrote:
That's because the so-called "movement" is just a small bunch of dudes who basically have Sunday pot lucks for themselves.
on August 9,2012 | 01:35PM
ainokea1964 wrote:
why don't they get a life and stop wasting our tax dollars. Actually to tell you the truth they should be in jail for all of the studpidy they are causing.
on August 9,2012 | 05:29AM
soundofreason wrote:
WASTING our tax dollars? Brother, it goes much deeper than that. We're FUNDING at least ONE of the people's presence there via school loans...unless a pre-med student is paying cash for her (oops) classes. SOMEBODY'S complaining about "big" this and "wealthy" that while striving to be among the 1%. Complains about "the system" while "riding" the system.
on August 9,2012 | 06:52AM
allie wrote:
They meant well but they never connected to the locals out here. They are wasting time
on August 9,2012 | 10:09AM
luvshawaii wrote:
I work. They'll never connect with me. Local people would be arrested. These are out of towners trying to rip off the system. They should go back to their mommies and daddies and behave poorly in their own home states.
on August 9,2012 | 01:21PM
Grimbold wrote:
Seated in the walkway ? Impudent! She should have been pushed a lot harder .
on August 9,2012 | 05:58AM
adri1456 wrote:
Who do they represent again? The people? The people are getting tired of their BS. At least WE WORK FOR OUR MONEY!
on August 9,2012 | 06:10AM
HDoug wrote:
The law has to be applied equally to all and Mayor Carlisle and his administration must follow the same laws as the rest of us. Carlisleʻs cabinet members who lead the raids (Westley Chun, Kennneth Shimizu, and Trish Morikawa) are accountable to the same laws as the rest of us. If we the people allow our government to violate the law to suppress unpopular groups we no longer have government by the people. We have government by Peter Carlisle. If you donʻt want that, you can change that on Saturday while we still have the right to vote.
on August 9,2012 | 06:10AM
loquaciousone wrote:
Stop being a hypocrite. You guys bend the laws every which way you can for your own selfish needs and break them whenevery you can get away with it.
on August 9,2012 | 06:59AM
saveparadise wrote:
Freedom has lost it's meaning with your form of expression. Bedwetting would be more effective.
on August 9,2012 | 09:24AM
allie wrote:
Ben would have removed them by now!
on August 9,2012 | 10:10AM
9ronboz wrote:
who is this guy? mento?
on August 9,2012 | 02:04PM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Enough is enough. These people have no one on their side and they just have a lot of time on their hands. Maybe they should get educated and get a real job like the rest of us. I hope Andrew Smith gets "assaulted" many more times. What a loser!
on August 9,2012 | 06:13AM
pgkemp wrote:
dumbos
on August 9,2012 | 06:30AM
ptofview wrote:
These people's protest is stupid and a waste of tax dollars. Arrest them for being a public nuisance. In fact, the police should sweep the area nightly and get all the protesters off the public streets. Enough already!
on August 9,2012 | 06:41AM
allie wrote:
yup
on August 9,2012 | 10:11AM
bender wrote:
Whether you agree with the protestors or not, we can all agree that HPD and the city have to follow the law. It's ironic, they made up the rules but don't follow them. I'm wondering how much anyone would like to bet that the officer charged with 3rd degree assault gets his case dropped. That will only encourage other officers to be more aggressive. The best way to deal with these protestors is to ignore them, every time you get an article in the newspaper or the evening news, they believe it's a plus for their side. Quit giving them publicity and watch their numbers start shrinking.
on August 9,2012 | 06:42AM
luvshawaii wrote:
Enough of the police bashing. If you don't like cops for whatever reason, that's your problem. Go see a shrink.
on August 9,2012 | 01:24PM
Pocho wrote:
They are Hobo's. Thomas square looks real Pilau with there tents on the sidewalks and all. Looked like the C&C could rake the leaves on the sidewalk since their belongings clutteered it
on August 9,2012 | 06:42AM
cojef wrote:
The more repugnant they look, the better they feel about themselve because it peeves your senses. That's their objective to incense you into doing the unthinkable and violate their rights, and they can says I told you so, you are oppressing the poor and downtrodden.
on August 9,2012 | 09:07AM
AniMatsuri wrote:
Sounds like they think they found a loop hole by swaping stuff out. Different stuff, same people lounging about past the 24 hour period given.
on August 9,2012 | 06:44AM
jjjjo wrote:
Good point - maybe we should just sweep the people first since they've been there over 24 hours. Then their stuff won't get swaped (since they'll be in jail) and therefore we can then sweep their stuff the next day.
on August 9,2012 | 08:30AM
HawaiiCheeseBall wrote:
No can. Honolulu has no vagrancy laws so the guys can just hang out and HPD can't force them to move off the sidewalk. They close Thomas Square Park at night, but the sidewalk is open 24/7.
on August 9,2012 | 01:37PM
mcc wrote:
Time for these guys to go. Bring back the day's before Civil rights messed things up and we had the Metro squad.
on August 9,2012 | 07:17AM
WesleySMori wrote:
Well MCC, I Hope YOU Are BEING "SARCASTIC" For If "CIVIL RIGHTS" MESSED Things UP, I DO NOT BELIEVE WE Would Be POSTING Comments WithOut OUR "CIVIL RIGHTS"!!!!!
on August 9,2012 | 05:08PM
McCully wrote:
Well at least the police don't have to go far to put these yo-yos into their new home. Maybe being locked up for a few days in a cell with the locals will knock some real sense into them.
on August 9,2012 | 07:20AM
skip876 wrote:
Is Hawaii becoming a "police state"??????
on August 9,2012 | 07:24AM
HawaiiCheeseBall wrote:
Great job by the City to clear out Thomas Square!
on August 9,2012 | 07:27AM
Mach2 wrote:
well... it sure took long enough - what a joke
on August 9,2012 | 09:24PM
Bdpapa wrote:
these protestors should be arrested for stealing out tax dollars. They are only hurting the little guy. Big business are not afraid of them and they are not a threat to them. Property owners should be very angry because our property taxes pays for this cleanup.
on August 9,2012 | 07:30AM
richw66 wrote:
the problem is the police officer didn't push the protester hard enough.....get hit too hard no come back!
on August 9,2012 | 07:42AM
Kuokoa wrote:
Here is a solution -- turn on the fire hoses to wash that scum off the sidewalks. Enough, already! You have made your point! You do not like tha American economic system nor its system of government. So go live in another country and see where you will end up. Too bad these idiots are citizens of the USA otherwise they could be deported.
on August 9,2012 | 07:59AM
Kuokoa wrote:
Oh yeah, and you better not block MY way!
on August 9,2012 | 08:00AM
Anonymous wrote:
Under the First Amendment every one in this country has the right to voice their opinions. However, there is no right to squat in public areas. The shanty town of tents at Thomas Square is an eyesore and impedes public walkways. Moreover, the individuals who own the tents are never there. It is unbelievable that it has taken this long to remove these .000001 percenters. While the tents and other belongings were ordered to be removed, it is too bad that mandatory showers for these over the toppers cannot be ordered.
on August 9,2012 | 08:13AM
Descartes22 wrote:
The 8:13 comment should have been attributed to me. Don't know that Anonymous person.
on August 9,2012 | 08:15AM
JWALNY wrote:
OCCUPY PROTESTORS=LOSERS.....GET A JOB AND A LIFE!
on August 9,2012 | 08:21AM
who_dis_guy wrote:
Why don't they go to downtown?
on August 9,2012 | 08:32AM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
There's a nice spot by Nanakuli Beach Park. I say Occupy Nanakuli! Oh but when the sun go down, mysteriously the ocean washes all the opala away. Everything disappear and it's a bright sunny day when the sun comes up.
on August 9,2012 | 10:31AM
tutunona wrote:
JUST LEAVE AND STOP MESSING UP OUR CITY..........GET ON A PLANE OUT OF HERE.......ENOUGH IS ENOUGH..........THE BEAUTY OF THOMAS SQUARE AND OTHER PLACES HAS BEEN MESSED UP.......
on August 9,2012 | 08:33AM
islandsun wrote:
The police station? Waht about City Hall, FHB, HECO or the BWS? Come on.
on August 9,2012 | 08:41AM
aomohoa wrote:
Nothing but a bunch of losers that no one supports!
on August 9,2012 | 08:43AM
st1d wrote:
pelosi's tools, obama's fools.
on August 9,2012 | 08:48AM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Tea party idiots.
on August 9,2012 | 10:32AM
Ronin006 wrote:
The joker blocking the entrance to the metal detector should be taken inside and locked in a cell where he belongs.
on August 9,2012 | 09:00AM
Kaleo744 wrote:
In the old days when people (friends,strangers,family) fell on bad times I remember that they were still treated with respect. And we were taught that to give a helping hand for any one who is less fortunate because you'll never know that you might end up in their situation one day and may need help also. I understand those days are gone and people basically have a "only the strong and smart" will survive attitude and if you're not in that category well too bad go get a life or go somewhere else but not in my back yard. I dont wish anyone to fall on bad times,we have to realize that not all of the homeless or "House less" people are scum like many of you think their are. I grew up in the time when we didnt know what the word "poor" meant, now its a common fact amongst a lot of people even if youre working. Yes there are laws that needs to be followed from both perspective which means it applies to "ALL". I hope our government would step up too the plate and really do something about this "SOCIAL PROBLEM" instead of passing the buck each administration that goes by,and If they feel like protesting that's their right,but people don't have to start giving negative descriptions to any one just because their doing it the way they see it, so much hate in the world. with all what else is going on Id save might choice words to the real problems, corruption,big corporate takeovers,high energy cost, and all the main stream problems we have, lets try to fix that first and then maybe we stand a better chance in helping our less fortunate people.
on August 9,2012 | 09:10AM
allie wrote:
These people are not at all the homeless. They are UH students and are very well off. They are educated mainland protesters who failed to connect with locals
on August 9,2012 | 10:12AM
drunkpile wrote:
The "occupy" losers have not fallen on hard times. They are obnoxious but able-bodied people that splay themselves out on public sidewalks making spectacles of themselves. Rather than spend time working, volunteering, or doing anything helpful, these fools fritter away their days calling attention to themselves and expecting the world to feel sorry for them because they failed at life.
on August 9,2012 | 01:01PM
akuman808 wrote:
The officer was simply trying to find out if the protestor has a metal plate in his head for brains or not via the metal detactor. It's confirmed, no metal plate just a lot of rocks!
on August 9,2012 | 09:21AM
Tony91 wrote:
When I read this headline my first thought was, "...great! That means that Thomas Square is no longer full of vagrants and trash!" This whole thing makes me long for the days of Frank Fasi. He would have not tolerated any of this BS and we would not be having homeless people camping out on public sidewalks, making it unsafe for tax paying citizens to use them and other public spaces. He would have had some bull dozers show up one night and all would be settled. Sure there might be some lawsuits but that can drag on for years and years and during that time these stupid quasi/faux protestor bozos would not be ruining our aina and city....
on August 9,2012 | 09:34AM
sailfish1 wrote:
Hahahaha! These protesters are sitting right in front of the police station entrance metal detector and the police can't do anything about it? What is wrong with law and order in Hawaii?
on August 9,2012 | 10:16AM
Kalaheo1 wrote:
I can't think of any protest where blocking a police officer's access to the police department could possibly end well. I would have a lot more respect for these "occupy protesters" if they were actually occupying banks or politician's offices. Occupying parks and sidewalks just reeks of laziness and aimlessness.
on August 9,2012 | 10:19AM
lowtone123 wrote:
Why don't they sit in front of the office at HART. Or in front of the offices of the PR companies tied to the rail project. Or in front of the office of John White & PRP.
on August 9,2012 | 10:31AM
Aquarius1 wrote:
Like!
on August 9,2012 | 11:24AM
Bean808 wrote:
Because their not smart enough to figure it out!
on August 9,2012 | 01:31PM
pizza wrote:
I was under the impression that one needed to have a city-approved permit to demonstrate. And it looks like the demonstrator is obstructing police operation (governmental) by blocking the metal detector. It is disconcerting to see these frivolous examples of protest. Childishness...
on August 9,2012 | 10:40AM
Papakolea wrote:
Judging by the content of this blog, it seems like 99% are against the Occupiers.
on August 9,2012 | 11:41AM
PCWarrior wrote:
They are more opportunist than protestor. A rag tag bunch of pseudo intellectuals so confused about what they are doing that they think they are having an impact when in fact none is being made. Wait. They are having an impact. People think they nuts. Waste time. Lose money.
on August 9,2012 | 12:52PM
Ripoff wrote:
Good for you Mr. Andrew Smith. You mess with the Blue, you catch cracks simple as that. You protestors are a waste of time and a money....
on August 9,2012 | 12:45PM
drunkpile wrote:
I heard that to get rid of protesters and their sidewalk tents, citizens in Detroit would drive by and throw big buckets of poop and urine on the tents and the belongings.
on August 9,2012 | 12:48PM
Ripoff wrote:
These guys should go and occupy in the front of a speeding bus lol
on August 9,2012 | 12:56PM
ufried wrote:
VOTES HAVE CONSEQUENCES PEOPLE!!!!!! SINCE WHEN HAS THESE TYPES OF PROTEST LANDED ON OUR SHORES? THE ANSWER IS NEVER!!!! KEEP VOTING FOR SOCIALISTS AND WE'LL GET WHAT WE DESERVE...
on August 9,2012 | 01:31PM
kainalu wrote:
No guts. No glory. lol
on August 9,2012 | 02:23PM
Descartes22 wrote:
The .000001 percent
on August 9,2012 | 02:58PM
jnrz wrote:
94% of the comments were negative towards the so-called Occupiers. HDoug, don't you think if your protest were successful, and or don't you think if your efforts were effective, you would have a better impact on those reading about your "freedom of expression, freedom of speech"? The main result you are getting is people getting sick and tired of who you are and what you represent. If you were actually reaching the 99% and actually representing them, you would think that you would be getting more positive results. To be effective, you need to rethink your approach. You need to gather your supporters and determine a better course of action. I am also confused over your efforts with all the signs on the corner of Ward/Beretania. What do you actually stand for? Anti-rail? Anti-Kamehameha/Bishop Estates? Anti-Police? Anti-Banks? Anti-1%? Anti-Carlisle? Anti-Government? Anti-WHAT? Get it together, cohesively, and then do it right...YOU ARE LOSING and you are MAKING IT WORSE not better!
on August 9,2012 | 03:38PM
kainalu wrote:
This is true. For the few that are left however, mission accomplished - they made the news. If the media would stop feeding the bears, they would go somewhere else for forage.
on August 9,2012 | 04:05PM
HawaiiCheeseBall wrote:
Christopher Smith - isn't he they guy who works at Wal-Mart? What an irony, he protests against corporate greed but works for one of the biggest corporations in the country. Hey - at least he has a job I guess.
on August 9,2012 | 05:34PM
soundofreason wrote:
""I will not leave this building until Trish Morikawa and Westley Chun" — the director of the city's Department of Facility Maintenance — "are arrested for theft," Smith said. "We're not letting this one go.">>>> and, again the headline "Occupy Honolulu departs after protest at police headquarters" - Hasn't that been their WHOLE problem all along? No focus. Or are Morikawa and Chun wearing orange uniforms right now?
on August 9,2012 | 07:01PM
Mach2 wrote:
so what kine lolo politicians we have that can't write or interpret laws that allow that kind of encampment not to just be removed? what is the 'tagging' process for? just physically remove it - the sidewalk is not your office or home or front porch, you losers!
on August 9,2012 | 09:23PM
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