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DeOccupy Honolulu Wins New Injunction and is Spreading Out
Honolulu 12/05 ? On Friday, November 29th, (de)Occupy Honolulu has won a new Federal Preliminary Injunction against the City & County of Honolulu, based on the unconstitutional illegal raids of Bill 7.
The ruling by Hawaii Federal District Judge, Leslie E. Kobayashi confirms that plaintiffs (de)Occupy Honolulu, Sugar Russell, and Terry Anderson have a probability of prevailing on merits in the lawsuit and that the case may move forward. The City has violated their due process and Fourth Amendment rights in its enforcement of Bill 7. The City has been ordered to return property and that changes are required in the process of notification. It also ensures the rights to retrieve all necessities during a raid if present, to recover necessities without the $200 fee or administrative hearing, and that the $200 fee may be waived based on the inability to pay.
The (de)Occupy Honolulu main encampment has been located to Thomas Square for over 2 years. With this ruling, they are becoming more aggressive in educating the houseless population of their rights. Members have begun to spread out to other areas where houseless sleep in hopes of organizing and educating people of their rights with raids. It also allows free movement to help document the tyranny the City inflicts on this population in other areas. ?We are still at Thomas Square, but also on the move,? says (de)Occupy supporter H. Doug Matsuoka. ?The City will not know when or where a camera will be documenting and how many will stand up for their federally protected rights.?
DeOccupy Honolulu //?www.deoccupyhonolulu.org