|[These signs on private property were seized by City & County crews, were damaged, and have not been returned. Photo by Choon James.]|
But this video made by Choon James shows how City crews swooped into Hauula and tore down protest signs James has had on her own private property. And they used Bill 54 to do it. Which is completely illegal because Bill 54 is about storing property on public property. Well, that doesn't seem to matter to the civil authorities at Thomas Square for deOccupy Honolulu, and it doesn't matter in Hauula either, I guess.
Does she actually own the property the signs were on?
According to the City's own records she does:
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The City is under a Federal Court order regarding the seizure and return of items from the deOccupy Honolulu encampment at Thomas Square, but those provisions do not extend anywhere else on the island. I don't think one should have to go to court to require the City to follow its own laws and the national and state Constitutions. But I guess Choon James will have to.
Will keep you updated so stay tuned.
11 June 2013
H. Doug Matsuoka