Coco Palms trial proves puzzling
Like many incidents in courtrooms where a situation erupts suddenly into a physical struggle, an interruption at Friday’s session of the trial to decide whether Native Hawaiians who have occupied the Coco Palms Resort property in Wailua should be thrown off the land arose suddenly.
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Its not confusing. Just another wanna be Hawaiian Al Sharpton.
Thank you for this cogent report on this case and specific incident. These observations and reporting serve the public well as we all learn the system and try to understand the process of the legal system. Whether we agree on authority and jurisdiction or not, having accurate reporting will be key to a correct outcome.
First, is it any surprise why nothing gets done in government? After this drama – NO OBSERVERS in Court. Let them have their drama in the parking lot.
Second, and I know it is still 2017 where everyone is a Victim, but laws and rules are NOT created to be enforced based on age, gender, having a bad night, race, or ethnic background. If you are asked to stop your childish outbursts or leave the court, ah, then you leave. If not, then I don’t care if you are 70 years old, a woman, have some medical condition……JUST LEAVE YOU DRAMA QUEEN! Stop making excuses
Allan for this woman.
Let me guess…..her visit to Wilcox was paid by the taxpayers. I don’t care if she qualifies for Medicare…..she should have paid out of pocket for her injuries, ah, wait for it,…..created by her breaking the rules in the court.
These adult children need to get a job, take care of their family, and stop being a drain on the public taxpayers.
In a group of spectators in the courtroom, “why didn’t they have KPD Officers present?” Especially on the first eruption from couple spectators.
As for the bailiff, he is a sheriff of the court. Which I can understand him hearing enough and cleared the courtroom. If someone refuse to leave he(bailiff) has the right to walk/carry the person out.
From the story above, “Ms Kekaualua is a well built woman!” It’s only natural a woman of her built squirming like a little child. Any one carrying her would drop her. Then, when handcuffs and ankle cuffs where applied the more one moves the more the cuffs get tighter. On that note, the more Ms. Kekaualua squirmed the tighter it(the (cuffs) got and caused her to harm herself and in the end results cut and bleed at the wrists and ankles.
In short, with Ms. Kekaualua’s remarks in some Letters to the Editor in the Garden Newspaper are unruly. Court should have not allow anyone in. It should have been a closed door hearing.
Hold up Alan – this is a court of law. No one is allowed to be disrespectful and disruptive in the courtroom- that’s why the Bailiff is present. Debra K has a long long long history of being disruptive and she was given multiple chances to chill out yet she chooses to constantly be a jerk. In fact she isn’t a party to this matter and is present simply to be obnoxious and scream over anyone she disagrees with. It’s funny that she claims to live in Anahola- because she lives in a giant expensive house in the Homesteads. She’s not native Hawaiian and she’s harming their causes. I guess my question is: did anyone who DID cooperate with the bailiff get hauled off – or was it just her? Because if she would have cooperated and been respectful towards the Court I’m sure she wouldn’t have had any problems at all. Funny and sad how she’s the focus of these stories rather than the topic of land ownership. She isn’t a party to this legal matter at all.
Allan Parachini has a clear bias and is lacking in journalistic objectivity regarding this case. His views should be taken for what they are: left-wing activism.
You don’t get to operate devices like cell phones in a court room.
You don’t get to speak in a courtroom if you’re not a party in the case. A courtroom is not a place for protests, free expression, etc.
If you persist in doing the above, especially to do things like question the judge’s authority, you’re removed and/or arrested.
This is an ejectment case. It’s comparable to a landlord-tenant eviction, but it’s saying the “tenant” never had permission to be there in the first place.
If property title comes up as an issue, it’s really a real estate case. Those go to circuit court. In your standard “eviction,” a tenant usually does not say that the landlord doesn’t really own the property where they were living.
Those with legitimate title disputes often are able to get the help of the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation. But it doesn’t look like they’re assisting with this one…
Try to get comprehend this…
Restorative Justice for the Crimes of Colonization are not the purview of the court system; in fact it is designed to protect and perpetuated them. Judge Soong is in the difficult position of moderating the very limited discussion of who has the rights to the possession of land as it is viewed as a financial commodity, rather than a cultural/spiritual responsibility.
With the exception that the police were called by the people feeling bullied by the court, this article works to frame there is an important philosophical question beneath the surface issue in this case. It is natural that there is tension in a courtroom that is designed with a legal bias to support a financial structure rather than a human culture.
We dont understand how it is that there is so much corruption federal state and county, united states, lost their integrity H-bomb! THEY are the first terrorists that they have now “pods” all over the planet, supported by USA corporate audacity. Lou Jeal had no clue that i simply was going to leave via the one pointy finger, come here motion. I was kidnapped inside locked doors, screaming the pain combined freakout emotions, not wrapping myself around what just happened. I eventually was released escorted by five sheriff, one of which was retiring and i was his last allowance to be set free without charges, i walked around from the south side of courtroom shocked to see everyone milling around being interviewed by six to eight PD and their vehicles. NOTED, all cept one are not from here and have NO clue what politically heavy is coming to pass after 125-years of occupation u.s. militaropoliticocorporates. THERE is no such thing as a TAX MAP KEY, and you might want to check with the title insurance companies that homeowners must pay, have them return your paying them, due to their INability to find CLEAR title. Lastly, Soong keeping saying his court had No jurisdiction, yet the referral to the court that COULD determine title issues could be clarified! I have to ask why he neva?, just kept riding and smirking and having his court goons crackhead action.
Article byline: “Allan Parachini is a ‘former’ journalist and PR (public relations) executive” … If Allan Parachini isn’t a journalist anymore, why does The Garden Isle publish Allan Parachini’s slant on what happened at courthouse? …Who DOES Allan Parachini work for?
Watched the video and Lee Jeal needs a criminal defense attorney asap. It was assault. And he should be fired, not just for the assault, but for his.unprofessional actions and intimidation.
So what are the DA and the Police Chief going to do? Just pretend an assault didn’t happen in that courtroom? If it were the other way around, you know that person would be charged (and jailed) immediately. That that jerk then handcuffed Ms. Kekaualua is outrageous. All Jeal did was escalate the situation by being a thug with a badge.
The Coco Palms trial is not puzzling. The confusion was created by the decision of Judge Michael Soong earlier in 2017, “that the property ownership has not yet been fully determined.” The Coco Palms Hui is the owner of the title of the property.
The bystanders not giving testimony should have kept their traps shut. You were warned Debra, you got what was coming. You want to act like animals in court, you get treated like animals. Good Riddence.