Mahalos for clearing up the cars
For the few years I’ve lived here derelict abandoned cars have littered the roadsides all over this island. It was disturbing to see and embarrassing when guests came to visit. However, it was entertaining in a weird way to see the cars become disassembled as the weeks and months passed. I told my guests it was our way of recycling.
Since the election of Mayor Kawakami these wrecks have been removed and when new ones do appear they’re promptly dealt with.
Thank you Mayor Kawakami for that and also for your leadership in keeping us safe here during this difficult time.
Wallace Wilson, Princeville
Great job, Mayor Kawakami
This letter goes out to our Mayor Derek Kawakami for doing such a great job up to now. He shut down our Island Home 2 weeks before the Governor stepped in. And with the beginning of Inter-Island Flights have come ‘cheaters’….The Beat of Hawaii website says they have seen over 100 Rental Cars this past week. I saw one at Kapaa Beach Park the other day. I figure there are over 50,000 vulnerable residents on this Island…including me.
We’ve come too far to let the cheaters WIN….The Inter-Island Flights should be curtailed til further notice. And the cheaters should be escorted off the Island…..Mel Rapozo says it’s hard to keep track & that’s the reason to back off the Inter-Island Flights….I realize this puts a financial strain on our residents who work in Honolulu but THIS is a pandemic folks & this novel virus doesn’t care who it kills. For more information, please pick up the last 2 issues of Sports Illustrated with great articles about The Spanish Flu of 1918. Aloha nui loa.
Bill Queen Kapa‘a
HNL officer should be serving more time
In reference to the TGI 07.16 article: Ex-officer sentenced for making man lick urinal.
How sick is that? Police Officers now days are taking the liberties not to think, but to do want they believe to be the appropriate thing at the time of the incident. In this case it was to shove the homeless man’s head into the urinal and make him lick it.
Who the hell does he think he is? He should imagine how he would feel if someone did that to his two daughters. Would that have stopped him? No, because he was determined to teach the homeless man a lesson.
This licking the urinal did not happen here, but with the way things have been happening worldwide about police brutality, it could happen.
And what does he being a filipino, and the victim being white have to do with his actions? Does it give the filipino officer, as mentioned in the paper, the right to strip and degrade the homeless man of his pride and his dignity?
Only four years sentence? That’s too small. The officer may probably serve a few months, and for good behavior, which happens often, will be let off.
How degrading to learn that the Rabago grabbed the man’s shoulder, held him down and stepped on his legs to keep him on his knees until he licked the urinal. Before then, Rabago threatened to beat the man and stuff his face in a toilet if he didn’t lick the urinal.What a sick man. I hoped he was fired and is seeking some help. What is the Aloha state becoming? Shameful!!
The sentence should be more, I think.
Ray Domingo, Lihu‘e