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Legislator was victim of ‘gang-style attack’

Dan NakasoRosemarie Bernardo
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The homeless population in Kakaako has exploded in recent months. Concerns are growing about lawlessness around the Children’s Discovery Center, Kakaako Waterfront Park and the University of Hawaii medical school.
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On Olomehani Street the sidewalk is congested with tents and campers. A witness to Monday’s assault on state Rep. Tom Brower describes the encampment as an out-of-control area. “They’re not just lawless,” he said. “They have their own law.”
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An officer patrols Olomehani Street.