Man Ordered To Prison For Stealing Ma...

Man Ordered To Prison For Stealing Mangoes

There are 18 comments on the TheHawaiiChannel story from May 3, 2007, titled Man Ordered To Prison For Stealing Mangoes. In it, TheHawaiiChannel reports that:

“This sentence recognizes that Hawaii's agriculture industry must be protected by death by a thousand cuts”

A Honolulu Circuit Court judge on Wednesday sentenced a 44-year-old man to a year in prison for stealing mangoes from a Waialua farm. via TheHawaiiChannel

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Kale R

Honolulu, HI

#1 May 4, 2007
I thought he should have gotten more than a year.
Hugh DaPhuque Caires

Dallas, TX

#2 Nov 20, 2010
I think the man was exercising his traditional and customary rights to gathering...
HRH Kuhina Nui Putalitali

United States

#3 Nov 20, 2010
Hugh DaPhuque Caires wrote:
I think the man was exercising his traditional and customary rights to gathering...
How dare you mock our native Hawaiian rights!

Since: Nov 10

Haleiwa, HI

#4 Nov 21, 2010
i know the person and his girlfriend at the time. he was STEALING. Bottomline. He knew that it was STEALING before he went. Got out of jail and went back in for the same thing. what an idiot.....
stumpy

Kapolei, HI

#5 Nov 21, 2010
Big money in mangoes, how can people defend a thief? Same as putting a gun in the farmer's ribs.
alice

United States

#6 Nov 21, 2010
i love mango sorbet
Red bird

Kihei, HI

#7 Nov 21, 2010
Yup, toad lickers would.
Jean Valjean

United States

#8 Nov 22, 2010
It's like sending someone to a life of misery in prison for stealing a loaf of bread
MnM

Lihue, HI

#9 Nov 22, 2010
Jean Valjean wrote:
It's like sending someone to a life of misery in prison for stealing a loaf of bread
Oh sure it's just like that. The man stole hundreds of pounds on multiple occasions and got a year in prison. But sure it's just like that. LOL
stumpy

Kapolei, HI

#10 Nov 22, 2010
Jean Valjean wrote:
It's like sending someone to a life of misery in prison for stealing a loaf of bread
Do you have any idea how much work and time goes into growing a crop? If you did, you wouldn't take it so lightly. I'd shoot someone that I caught in my fields. It's more than the price of a mango, it's the farmer's livelihood, but you don't see it.
Thalia Fortescue Massey

United States

#11 Nov 22, 2010
If the person Is a Caucasian (like me, my mother and my husband) then it is not stealing. All others are guilty of taking our entitlements.
stumpy

Kapolei, HI

#12 Nov 22, 2010
Thalia Fortescue Massey wrote:
If the person Is a Caucasian (like me, my mother and my husband) then it is not stealing. All others are guilty of taking our entitlements.
TROLL
Jean Valjean

United States

#13 Nov 22, 2010
There is a double standard for the application of laws today, Stumpy. If your white, it's all right. Thalia Massey's mom and husband literally got away with the murder of Joseph Kahahawai almost eighty years ago. If you're brown stick around; like those dumb republican Hawaiians who think that they are part of a "level socio-economic playing field" in Hawaii. If you are black (or yellow, olive or any color other than white), get in the back! The truth hurts, no?
stumpy

Kapolei, HI

#15 Nov 22, 2010
Jean Valjean wrote:
There is a double standard for the application of laws today, Stumpy. If your white, it's all right.
Try that in Hawaii, and see what happens. You are saying that if I see a white thief stealing my livlehood that he won't be shot? You are soooo wrong. This exact thing happened here just a couple of years ago. The thief got hisself shot, and the farmer wasn't white either.
Opinion

Waianae, HI

#16 Nov 23, 2010
Whatever happened to that parking lot Saucy Susan and her recent little heist.
Harry

Kihei, HI

#17 Nov 23, 2010
Everyone from Hawaii at one time or another have picked mango without asking for permission. This guy went over a fenced area into a mango orchid farm and stole many pounds of fruits to sell to stores in Chinatown. This is not the first time that he has done that and he has been prosecuted for the very same criminal act before. Just imagine how many time he has done the very same thing and got away with it. Like Stumpy said its their business and depend on harvesting mangos for retail sale.Thats what happened in Kahuku, and the farmer got away with it.
alice

Kahului, HI

#18 Nov 29, 2010
Please stop filling the rpison with minor theives. There are too many murders and gangland hit mken walking around.
YAWN

Panama City, Panama

#19 Nov 29, 2010
By the way chump *Splat*.

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