Letters for Sunday, December 30, 2018

Food pantry uses donations well

My wife, Karen, and I were shocked to see some of the charities we have donated to for 20-30 years were on the list of not helping the intended as much as we thought. We helped start the St. Catherine food pantry nine years ago as a 501(c)(3) charity.

The church provides the building and utilities gratis and we have no paid staff so we have zero overhead. One hundred percent of our donations go toward helping our clients. Our 40 volunteers’ only reward is the joy of helping the less fortunate ohana of our community.

Mark Whitson, Kapaa

No one should be target of violence

I recently moved to Kauai from Illinois. I was resting on Rice Street at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18, from a bike ride. Some unknown guys pushed me down a staircase and punched me in the head and kicked me in the back. They said I was in the wrong place and should leave. I called the police and reported the incident. When I woke up the next morning I could not get out of bed without assistance. My friend drove me to the urgent care clinic where I received a shot for pain and swelling. My kidney is bruised. I still cannot walk straight.

My friend tells me this kind of thing happens often … especially in that neighborhood (by Star 97 radio). I believe there should be a task force assigned with stopping this type of violence.

This is a free country and no one should live in fear of walking down the “wrong street.” It shouldn’t matter if you are local or an “outsider”… assault is a crime! Hurting a human being on purpose is wrong! I did not deserve to be a victim of this assault. I did nothing wrong. I believe that the powers that be in law enforcement and the island of Kauai should try and put a stop to this type of violence!

Keith Lorscheider, Kauai

10 Comments
  1. Johnny mattis December 30, 2018 6:35 am Reply

    Its strange to recently move to a place and tell others how to act. Maybe illionos is a better fit. This is not a free country. Ask any hawaiian. Take your cluelessness and head on home.


    1. billyjoebob December 30, 2018 1:10 pm Reply

      People like johnny mattis made living in hawawee one of the ugliest places I have lived.


    2. Auwe December 30, 2018 2:03 pm Reply

      Johnny was it you? What an attitude! You sound like a scary person. Hawai’i or not nobody deserves this kind of treatment.


    3. Pete December 30, 2018 3:29 pm Reply

      What’s even stranger is people not knowing where to take their invective and what to do with it.


  2. Debra Kekaualua December 30, 2018 10:52 am Reply

    i do not condone violence on any level, especially in our kauaʻi judiciary or recent kpd incident or last week dobor criminality that continues flawed. Newbie transplants need to be made aware of why these thing occur or why it takes years to determine that a young man twice hit by vehicles was not immediately addressed. Other similar victims are still awaiting their day in court, but then again, it would be nice to have a prosecuting attorney who would back up these storylines instead of meshing with those known criminals.


  3. RG DeSoto December 30, 2018 3:47 pm Reply

    Debra, I think that KCC still offers writing classes. You might consider taking several…or at the very least proof read your rants. They are pretty much incomprehensible. (definition: impossible to comprehend : unintelligible)
    RG DeSoto


    1. Debra Kekaualua December 31, 2018 11:54 am Reply

      Good one DeSoto! sidestepping the posted letter and commenting as you have is oh so typical of the u.s. sidestepping the truth or u.s. NOT having an ounce of integrity. Has your name written all over it. Maybe you would have interest in the “Free Ride”.


  4. ruthann jones January 1, 2019 7:22 am Reply

    so the TGI is still allowing the likes of Debra to offer a ‘free ride’, i.e. death in the cane fields? Please refer to your terms of service here!


    1. Debra Kekaualua January 1, 2019 8:59 pm Reply

      Whoa, the “i.e.” is all yours. Please refer to the new updated rules and planned maneuvers, stressing Only truth and integrity. i.e., the 90-day Exit strategy.


    2. Debra Kekaualua January 2, 2019 12:11 pm Reply

      Sit on that response, and Rotate Ruthie


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