Wrong people taking the heatTo the Forum:

As a newcomer to the media on our island, it is certainly not my place to tell

my fellow members of the press how to do their jobs, nor is it my intention to

criticize or single out any one media representative.

I am, however

concerned with the way “the press” has dealt with the arrest of a

housewife, her 21 year-old, and a group of young Hawaiian men who form the hot

new Kaua’i band “Universal Culture.”

I am a good friend of

Michele Lindstedt, and her son Ryan, and I also know the boys of Universal

Culture. Indeed, on the night in question, I picked them all up about 4 a.

m.

I spoke with several officers, and none of them said that Michelle or

the boys arrested were the ones who threw the beer bottles.

Here’s the

thing: No one has asked Michele her side of the story, so no one could know

that as far as she knew the boys were fishing, barbecuing, and playing music on

the beach to celebrate Ryan’s 21st.

How many of us, growing up here on

Kaua’i, ever partied down the beach on our birthdays? And since no one has

asked Michele her side, no one would know that Michele went to dinner with us,

and then wanted to go check on the boys, and was arrested minutes after she got

there.

Some kids had a party at the beach. Some real jerks crashed the

party and injured two police officers. The perpetrators have not yet been

apprehended, but they will be, because this is a very small island and we don’t

take kindly to our police officers getting hurt.

If anyone knows anything,

it is your duty to come forward and tell because these officers put their lives

on the line for each one of us, every day.

Stop crucifying Michele

Lindstedt, her son Ryan, and the band “Universal Culture,” Kaua’i,

and let’s find out who’s really responsible for the injuries of the two KPD

officers.

Ka’iulani Edens

Kapahi

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