Palace clash sparks inquiry

Palace clash sparks inquiry

There are 379 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Aug 17, 2008, titled Palace clash sparks inquiry. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Iolani Palace remained closed to the public yesterday and officials could not say yet when it would reopen after a group calling itself the Kingdom of Hawaii, Nation locked the palace gates Friday, which was ...

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Laughing

Honolulu, HI

#1 Aug 17, 2008
We have to face up to the fact that this incident stinks of official malfeasance - failure of public officials to do their duty and enforce the law. In situations like these the police are the first responders, not the state sheriffs or state(DLNR) game wardens. When Chief Correa failed to enforce the law in the previous incident the stage was set for this fiasco. Will a realistic solution be implemented to stop this nonsense or will we see continuing attempts to hijack Iolani Palace?
Aging Observer

Honolulu, HI

#2 Aug 17, 2008
What is the agreement between HPD and the Sheriff's? The agreement would cover the issue of responsibility and liability. As I said before, I have been told by sheriff's deputies that I call HPD when I asked for their help on State property. I can see that there is this jurisdiction issue and it results in a kind of territoriality on the part of the State Sheriff. I cannot understand the competitiveness and/or jealousy when it comes to public safety.
ohana

AOL

#3 Aug 17, 2008
Its stolen land and a stolen government. Restore the monarchy!!

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Bob

United States

#6 Aug 17, 2008
So the "King of Hawaii" couldn't find the throne room because he had never been to Iolani palace before. So a tourist from Idaho who went there 10 years ago knows more about the Royal palace than the "king". What a joke.
mahealani

Burbank, IL

#7 Aug 17, 2008
coolbeanz wrote:
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Hey Ohana....there is a right way and a wrong way to go about things. They chose the wrong way! Now there self proclaimed KING can get locked up and be screaming like a QUEEN every night when his cellmate, BUBBA, has his way with his royal ****!
keep your self in arizona..
hawaiian commoner

Las Vegas, NV

#8 Aug 17, 2008
Restore the monarchy? The person with the strongest claim to the throne is Abigail Kawananakoa. Who would want that arrogant, pretenious person as monarch?
visitor

Philadelphia, PA

#9 Aug 17, 2008
I forgot..oh yeah, the "KING" needs to be crowned alright...with a DUNCE CAP and take above "OHana" with him to serve as court jester.
K den

Lanai City, HI

#10 Aug 17, 2008
Laughing wrote:
We have to face up to the fact that this incident stinks of official malfeasance - failure of public officials to do their duty and enforce the law. In situations like these the police are the first responders, not the state sheriffs or state(DLNR) game wardens. When Chief Correa failed to enforce the law in the previous incident the stage was set for this fiasco. Will a realistic solution be implemented to stop this nonsense or will we see continuing attempts to hijack Iolani Palace?
Iím not so sure that this plot wasnít enforced by the government. Obviously this ploy embarrasses everyone but none more so than the Hawaiian community. It is difficult for the mainstream to decode the countless convoluted issues within the Hawaiian community for them to even begin to understand these expressions of frustration that we see in the Iíolani incident. More graphically Hawaiians involved in drugs, living homeless are other expressions of frustration that unfortunately donít make the press and when they do, letís face it no one cares. Hawaiians have been demonstrating their discontent with America ever since the Reciprocity Treaty of 1887. This is not a unique incident.

The government (Fed/state & local) has been predicable in their campaign to discredit Hawaiians by focusing on the weak and indigent. Unfortunately this plot of political genocide has and continues all under the guise of Aloha. Now that is what I find to be insane.
coolbeanz

Crystal Falls, MI

#11 Aug 17, 2008
mahealani wrote:
<quoted text>keep your self in arizona..
Arizona???? You obviously are a public school drop out! Nevah gradjimate brah? Loooooooooooser......
Robert E Rapp

Center, MO

#12 Aug 17, 2008
The protesters face only trespassing charges. They should count their blessings from the elected government they contemn. They could be facing treason charges.
Cat Manapua

Saint George, UT

#13 Aug 17, 2008
Preview of coming attractions for the Akaka Bill. Hopefully this wakes some people up.

“Too small to notice”

Since: Jun 08

Kahuku , Ka'U

#14 Aug 17, 2008
In Ka'U there is a family that has a legitimate claim to the throne of the kingdom of Hawaii Nei. If the believers in the old ways want to duke it out on the plains of Molokai, then let's allow them to do it. May the best army win. The winner could not possibly do a worse job than the Hawaiian Homelands clerks and the other outfits that rob all the money.
Observer

Kailua, HI

#15 Aug 17, 2008
When did we have an election for king or was this a self proclamed position, what idiots and shame they have brought upon us. The police officer who did not react to help needs to be fired or was he part of this, think about it.
Jeri J

Pearl City, HI

#16 Aug 17, 2008
hawaiian commoner wrote:
Restore the monarchy? The person with the strongest claim to the throne is Abigail Kawananakoa. Who would want that arrogant, pretenious person as monarch?
Abby only THINKS she is the rightful heir to the throne. There has been no lineage markers done. There are others who have the same type of lineage that would have equal claim at this point.
good job

Miami Beach, FL

#17 Aug 17, 2008
Loosing the monarch, was heartbreaking to learn about in history, even though it is not covered here in history very well on the mainland, if at all. We lost our lands and many of our people too, in early history. History doesn't cover how we were forced from our lands, taken from our families, and really attempted to be completely starved and killed off. Children rounded up and hog tied and brought to missions, sometimes never to be seen or heard of again. I had taken college courses on the history of Native Americans, and had a rude awakening. We've lost our true native language, now it's a mixture of many languages, many years ago- my grandparents could not understand me when I was taking "our" language classes. Our own culture has become 'too' modern, has a high monetary value, political, mixed, and is now being lost with each generation. Pictures and statues do little justice to a proud true Native Nation, if anything is to be learned about history and what has really happened, is never forget where you came really come from.
Not Perfect

United States

#18 Aug 17, 2008
It's sad when strangers can come the aid of someone in need, but just unforgiveable when a law enforcement official doesn't. Iolani Palace is the only royal palace in the United States, it should be protected as if it were Buckingham Palace.
CyberdyneSystems

San Diego, CA

#20 Aug 17, 2008
Typical of out State leadership; blame someone else for their own mess.

Gotta walk the talk too! As time progresses more and more is revealed.
kanuman

Seattle, WA

#21 Aug 17, 2008
What all of you are seeing is the purist form of Civil Disobedience! and as Americans you help write the book on this issue! When a Country has failed over and over again to address the wrong to Native Hawaiians, what else do you expect, more discussions? more hearing? No more! No more! It is the Ferderal and State administrations who are to blame, you both have turned you backs on the Native Hawaiians and as a result Hawaiian Nationalism has surged. "If you place the Cause above yourself than it is worth it" If I were the State, I would cancel next year's 50th anniversary of statehood events. Kanaka Maoli's from all over the country will be there to protest. Your ancestors are behind you! Onipaa and Ku'e
midpacificpat

Ewa Beach, HI

#23 Aug 17, 2008
So let me get this straight - you think you are the King of the Hawaiian Nation and you want to show this by having yourself chained to the throne in Iolani Palace but you can't find the throne room because you've never been there. Yea, makes sense. Maybe you should have done a little studying of Hawaiian history before storming the gates, or in this case, picking the locks. That along with the alleged attack on palace workers, makes it sound more like all of you are hoodlums instead of royalty.

Since: Mar 08

Aiea, HI

#24 Aug 17, 2008
The only throne that comes to my mind when the word is mentioned is the bathroom.( the head )

As for as the police not responding to the 911 calls that is very strange. How will the public know what police or security agency will respond to where? That is a new one on me. Sounds like the police department came nder the Kingdome of Hawaii in this instance as they just looked the other way.

Wonder if the Kindome of Hawaii would pay their salary too and not the tax payers?Well what can I say? Hawaii Five-0 would never do such a thing.

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