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(De)Occupy protester sentenced to 30 days in jail

By Nelson Daranciang

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LAST UPDATED: 05:53 p.m. HST, Oct 11, 2013


A state judge sentenced (de)Occupy Honolulu protester Madori Rumpungworn to 30 days in jail today for getting in the way of city crews enforcing the stored property ordinance at Thomas Square last year.

She essentially began serving the sentence Thursday after a jury found her guilty of obstructing government operations. After the jurors rendered their guilty verdict, Circuit Judge Patrick Border increased Rumpungworn's cash-only bail to $1,000 and ordered Rumpungworn into custody when she couldn't post it. Rumpungworn, a third-year Windward Community College student, had been free on $100 bail.

She is the first of three (de)Occupy Honolulu protesters to stand trial for actions they took to oppose the city's stored property ordinance. Honolulu police arrested her at Thomas Square on May 3, 2012.







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GONEGOLFIN wrote:
Hang em'high!
on October 11,2013 | 06:12PM
postmanx wrote:
And suspend the 4th Amendment at the same time!
on October 11,2013 | 09:22PM
false wrote:
TOO LENIENT!! IF THIS WAS SINGAPORE,SHE WOULD BE SENTENCED TO AT LEAST A YEAR IN THE SLAMMER!!
on October 11,2013 | 06:39PM
ajohns48 wrote:
"Rumpungworn, a third-year Windward Community College student", I thought Community Colleges were two schools? I hope she graduates soon!!
on October 11,2013 | 06:46PM
bobolinko wrote:
if they cannot appreciate the US Laws, send em back to Nam' so the can remember why they wanted to come! but..... don't let em come back! make trouble there and see how long they last! butheads!
on October 11,2013 | 07:25PM
312guy wrote:
i was not going to post but you are simply ignorant thinking she is not american
on October 11,2013 | 11:48PM
kennysmith wrote:
they have every right's to do this it is free speech
on October 11,2013 | 08:02PM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
She can now "occupy" a bed in jail and de-occupy her classes at WCC.
on October 11,2013 | 08:29PM
st1d wrote:
got to be a sad lying human being when both the prosecutor and your own defense lawyer use a video taken by a member of your own protest group as evidence of your perjury and secure your conviction.
on October 11,2013 | 10:13PM
fairgame947 wrote:
Good, now jail the other two.
on October 11,2013 | 10:24PM
2NDC wrote:
Lock up the rest of 'um. Several more to go.
on October 11,2013 | 10:40PM
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