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Police work to clear homeless from park - Hawaii News

There are 85 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Dec 11, 2009, titled Police work to clear homeless from park - Hawaii News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

The number of tents occupied by homeless people at Kapiolani Park has decreased as police issue more citations and warnings to illegal campers before Sunday's Honolulu Marathon.

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loco moco

Richmond, VA

#1 Dec 11, 2009
Cite 'em, chase 'em away -- then they don't exist. Not? Yeah, that'll work.

Meanwhile the marathoners come and spend money, so we going let
'um clog up the roads and leave local people stuck in their own driveways and fuming 'cause no can get out and go church.
kls

Kailua, HI

#2 Dec 11, 2009
keep making it difficult for them to be squatters and they will return to where they came from...that joker looks able bodied to me why isn't he working somewhere instead of sitting and making an eyesore all day GO HOME TO CHICO WE DON'T WANT YOU HERE
DontTrashAGreatV iew

Troy, MI

#3 Dec 11, 2009
Roark Mallory, a former security guard from Chico, Calif., said he has been camping at Kapiolani Park for a year.
Great way for this tool to enjoy a year's vacation.Maybe Honolulu should give him a free bus pass too.
Bill

Gaithersburg, MD

#4 Dec 11, 2009
Citations? What a joke! Move them and tell them "Don't come back."
Big John-Hawaii Kai

Kailua, HI

#5 Dec 11, 2009
"I would really like to find a solution," Arlene Yamashiro-Nakagawa, a volunteer homeless coordinator said. "Even homeless shelters are just a Band-Aid."

True Arlene. But there has to be a start somewhere. Perhaps you forget that the taxpayers of this State have already expended over $40+ MILLION dollars on homeless shelters, which some homeless refused to utilize.

What would be your solution to this problem. I was always taught to never bring up a problem, without offering possible solutions.
Common Sense

Kahului, HI

#6 Dec 11, 2009
Its ridiculous to even consider not moving these vagrants out of our parks and Waikiki. What I really want to know is why they do not charge them with theft for the stolen shopping carts they steal - if a black kid stole a pair of sneakers from a store they would throw the book at him but these free loaders can steal shopping carts that cost over $400.00 and get away with it. If you take the stolen shopping carts away you also stop them from being mobile. These people are even making their way now into Kahala - has anyone seen the mess in front of Kahala Mall now? Lets change our leaders and address this issue now!
lee smith

Hanalei, HI

#8 Dec 11, 2009
Under the leadership of Mufi, the homeless problem has gotten much worse. I have never seen one police officer arrest someone for a stolen $400. shopping cart. The Police just look the other way. Laws are not enforced. It`s almost like we live in a lawless State !!!!
Carl Lewis

San Diego, CA

#9 Dec 11, 2009
I think that the park should have squatters, tents, and filth so that the skinny African who is leading the Marathon will feel more at home and understand the meaning of the "Aloha Spirit"; whatever that is.
bumpercrop

Hauula, HI

#10 Dec 11, 2009
He already does get a free bus pass. And free hot meals and free clothes and free haircuts and everything else free. A year he has been there, getting everything free, Do ya think he will leave, well do ya?
DontTrashAGreatView wrote:
Roark Mallory, a former security guard from Chico, Calif., said he has been camping at Kapiolani Park for a year.
Great way for this tool to enjoy a year's vacation.Maybe Honolulu should give him a free bus pass too.
OnlyParadise

Pearl City, HI

#11 Dec 11, 2009
We are tax paying citizens here in Hawaii so if the homeless are not paying taxes then we have to make them work.
pick up trash , and work on the road..i don't see the Dept of Transportation is doing much work in cleaning the streets.

who said living in hawaii is free

be a sheep
vote demo C R A P
bumpercrop

Hauula, HI

#12 Dec 11, 2009
That woman at IHS says she has beds for 50 more men and 40 more women. As long as shelter beds are available there is not a reason for 90 people to be living in Kapiolani and Ala Moana Parks. Have them physically removed and dumped at IHS door step.
And get a cop and a truck and sweep all parks and take away the stolen shopping carts. Make sure you check around the librarys also as they park them there.
willie

Plymouth, MI

#13 Dec 11, 2009
"Lawrence Manasa, a former cook who is looking for work, said he received citations on Tuesday and Wednesday night.

"I don't know what I'm going to do tonight," he said."

Get another citation that you will ignore most likely......
Mongo

San Diego, CA

#14 Dec 11, 2009
Go to the available space in the existing homeless shelters, in the case of Mr. Mallory...go back to Ohio. I'm tired of these bums acting like skinking up our beach is their only alternative.
Opala Man

Honolulu, HI

#15 Dec 11, 2009
These Freeloaders could move in with their fellow Freeloaders at OHA.

The Life of the Freeloader is perpetrated in OHA.
Mongo

San Diego, CA

#16 Dec 11, 2009
lee smith wrote:
Under the leadership of Mufi, the homeless problem has gotten much worse. I have never seen one police officer arrest someone for a stolen $400. shopping cart. The Police just look the other way. Laws are not enforced. It`s almost like we live in a lawless State !!!!
All's that's missing is your anti-rail rant. Hannemann's administration has a lot to clear of Hawaii's beachs, There are always going to be homeless somewere because they CHOOSE to live that way. With open space in the shelters proves my point. Police can't arrest someone for a "stolen" shopping cart if the stores don't press charges (and they don't), look up the ACTUAL laws before you mouth off.
Westsideray

Ewa Beach, HI

#17 Dec 11, 2009
Ocean view city along the slopes of Diamond Head. Tourist, no need to stay in hotels. Camp along DH ridges and the best view around the island. About 50-100 tents there now.
Surfbot

Mililani, HI

#18 Dec 11, 2009
Common Sense wrote:
Its ridiculous to even consider not moving these vagrants out of our parks and Waikiki. What I really want to know is why they do not charge them with theft for the stolen shopping carts they steal - if a black kid stole a pair of sneakers from a store they would throw the book at him but these free loaders can steal shopping carts that cost over $400.00 and get away with it. If you take the stolen shopping carts away you also stop them from being mobile. These people are even making their way now into Kahala - has anyone seen the mess in front of Kahala Mall now? Lets change our leaders and address this issue now!
Now they are even in Kahala?........ OMG, the horror of it all! Where are the churches and church people? Be a good Christian and invite them to come stay at your house.
ehhhh

Aiea, HI

#19 Dec 11, 2009
Playing musical chair with the homeless. You shift/juggle the problem. If not in Waikiki then they are going to move to places like Waianae (the orignial dumping grounds). It is the temporary easy fix for the legislators who don't have the balls to do what needs to be done.

It speaks volumes that there are availabe beds at homeless shelters and the homeless continue their lifestyle of not following rules (doing drugs).

As far as arresting these fools. It's a delicate balance as the society coffers are drained to care for these parasites.

Somebody man up and arrange for the homeless (residentally challenged- who thinks of such pc bullcr/p) to be rounded up to go either in chain gaings or mental hospitals (where shock therpay is the perferred treatment).

If the ACLU is going to howl about rights? I'd like them to talk about personal responsiblity and get their "clients" to get a move to becoming worthwile citizens. Else, remove their citizenship and drop them off in China where they know how to handle.
Lolo

Kailua, HI

#20 Dec 11, 2009
"I guess they want to move us out," he said.

Ya Think?
local

Kailua, HI

#21 Dec 11, 2009
The ACLU protects them, have them solve their problems. The police should have the homeless move to the ACLU office and house them there.

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