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Honolulu Police Seizure of Occupy Honolulu's Mobile Encampment 02/15/2012

[Update of 2/16/2012: I combined my video with those of Blade and Damion, edited and captioned them to form a narrative below. I'm mounting it as a separate entry but thought I'd update this link in case people hit it.  Mahalo Blade and Damion! Doug]






Original post:
Just wanted to make a quick gather of video etc. of today's property seizure of (De)Occupy Honolulu's Forum Furniture and Mobile Encampment.

In order to comply with Bill 54, now known as Ordinance 11-29 ROH, Occupy Honolulu had been rotating out tents and other equipment. The only items left on public property were art installations and forum furniture. Both were of material gleaned from various sources and were replaced after each seizure from curbside or dropped off by supporters.

Today HPD (Honolulu Police Department) seized part of the Mobile Encampment that was on private property. Although the tags left on the telephone pole are Bill 54 tags (Ordinance 11-29), Police Officer Santos informed us the property was being seized under a "found property" statute. I can't find ref to that in HRS or ROH but I'm not an attorney. What law allows the seizure of property from someone on private property?

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Twitter @dhaead live streamed the whole thing (Ustream advertising alert goes here):

Live video by Ustream

Hilight of above from the time they start off to private property here:


My highlight at private property (Ward):


Tags left by HPD:




H. Doug Matsuoka
Makiki, Honolulu
15 February 2012


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  1. SHAME ON GOVERNMENT BULLYING TACTICS. WHEN POLICE GO UP THE ROAD TO TAKE PARK PROTEST PERSONALS IS JUST PLAIN STUPID LOW BRAINDAMAGE POLICE & STATE PEERS. IT'S ALL ABOUT MONEY!!! GIVE UM BACK THEY MONEY LIVE ENTIRE FAMILIES VILLAGES WE CAN TAKE CARE OUR OWN ALL BASIC NEEDS PERMANENT FOUNDATION VILLAGE LANDS CREATED BY GOD NOT MONEY. WE HAVE GOD GIVEN BIRTH RIGHTS ALL HAWAIIANS BORN WITH THE MANA. KUMULIPO CHANT OF CREATION OF THE UNIVERSE...TRUTH IS WITHIN NOT IN BOOKS..

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