Sunday, July 18, 2010
"Rights of Individuals..."
There is a knock on my door this morning, I see a man in blue strutting a gun in holster, I think the worst...
Who is it?" Department of Land and natural resources officer."
He hands me a piece of paper, untitled, "Rights of Individuals."
He told me all state land is open to public 24-7, he said there are no pins separating the new KPAL police youth center form state property, and told me it's like walking on the beach. The Hilton can have a beach in front of it's property, the Hilton is private land but the beach although looks like it's the Hilton's beach is the peoples beach.
He also said it is OK to walk on DLNR land, as I suspected they have let people use the trail for years because they know of it's popular usage and is a much safer alternative than Kawaihau or the other trail that is broken payment and runs steep, he also said they will not be putting up no trespass signs as one local lieutenant has stated.
He said I should ask the state for something in writing stating allow me access to cross the state property. The key is finding the boundary, since much state land is not surveyed.
He confirmed it is the lieutenant who has the fight with me since I initiated this whole process sending photos of the deliberate trail blockage ordered by one local lieutenant. It was the Honolulu office that ordered local police to clear the land they blocked, hence the local lieutenant in charge gets mad at a little old sick Jewish guy (me) and orders 3 cops, 3 squad cars, 2 video camera's in my face on the first furlough shorthanded day our conty had to deal with.
He also confirmed that the reason the cops came to harass me was an anonymous call to KPD, he told me I have the legal right to know my accuser, he believes as I did, it was one of the out of uniform cops landscaping that day. He told me to demand who my accuser is, as is our right.
Mr. Milton Ching the DLNR officer was a true gentlemen, I invited him in we talked well over 30 minutes, before I had to excuse to myself to medicate my diabetes. He said he came because everyone has been sending their office complaint's, he was basically here to tell me to stand up for my rights, I told him I have been, nice having it reinforced by a man in uniform wearing a gun.
I will call his boss tomorrow, to see what I can get in writing, in the meantime my rights were highly violated, not only with harassment, but by the cops helping a local man on the same trail home the other night and not arresting or giving him fair warning, that man of course being a relative of the lieutenant in charge.
I am siting on pins and needles since everyday we take the alternate routes it makes life much more stressful and dangerous.
This is not a done deal but looks like the ball is rolling my way... stay tuned.