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Five dystopian predictions regarding Bill 48 and the criminalized homeless

[Update of 11/12/14: So far, I suck as Nostradamus. For one, I was late to the hearing because I was sure it would be in the afternoon. I was wrong. I got there in time to testify, but not to catch many other testimonies. I also missed if the City put on a presentation or testimony. I'm trying to get ahold of the video recording. But I'm pretty sure Jun Yang didn't speak. Could it be that the City doesn't support this bill? I'm thinking that might be the case...

The vote on the bill was deferred to Friday. Councilmember Menor pointed out that the changes to the draft were substantial enough to require 48 hour notice, and that it was necessary to be strict about this since the ordinance is sure to be challenged in court. To me, it seems odd to pass a law that is certain to be challenged in court where we (The People) have to bear cost of defense penalty for being unconstitutional. Why shouldn't the tourist corporations and businesses that paid the councilmembers …

Info links for the Hawaii Guerrilla Video Hui table at The Hawaii People's Fund Expo

It's easier sending someone to the DougNote.com than various URLs with numerals etc., so here are some links for the Hawaii Guerrilla Video Hui table presentation at The Hawaii People's Fund Expo on Saturday, November 8, 2014.


The Hawaii Guerrilla Video Hui is Laulani Teale, Kamuela Vance Viveiros, and H. Doug Matsuoka. 
At the time of the Hawaii People's Fund Expo, Kamuela was attending the Olelo Community Media's Volunteer Award ceremony, and Laulani Teale was on Kauai at the Aloha Aina Celebration in Kekaha. She was scheduled to perform with Liko Martin, and to livestream video to the Hawaii People's Fund Expo in the evening. Big mahalo to Karen Murray for helping me at the Hawaii Guerrilla Video Hui table at the Expo!
(Click pic to go to livestream and recording (bandwidth permitting) of the Aloha Aina Celebration on Kauai)
Laulani has been working with legendary poet/songwriter/musician Liko Martin, and just finished a 10 week stint at the Health Bar at Diamond…