Wednesday, October 17, 2012

 

The 1st Amendment is the new 2nd Amendment


By H. Doug Matsuoka


OK, so itʻs past midnight and I have to go to sleep. Iʻm going to be a witness in the ever continuing trial of Laulani Teale later on today (Wed 10/17/12). Actually, before her trial, the Court will hear whether the Hawaii Guerrilla Video Hui can continue the court coverage it was granted by the original judge in the trial. Judge Paula Devens doubted that the original order allowing us to provide media coverage was "providently granted" and halted the trial to avoid media coverage. The ACLU supports our right for continuing coverage of the trial -- Iʻm a member of the named "Hawaii Guerrilla Video Hui."

My recorded livestream of the Teale arrest itself contradicts the testimony of the prosecutionʻs witnesses -- all of them City and County of Honolulu employees. Whether they will allow the video or not, Iʻll be able to show it to you so you can decide.

Which brings me to this point. I hear 2nd Amendment proponents talking all kinds of stuff about how the right to keep and bear arms will protect us. Whatever -- that may be the case. But bro (and sis), you already have a smartphone with a video camera. You can record and livestream off that thing. Learn how to shoot that thing because thatʻs what will help keep us free.

Iʻve livestream videoed a lot of the raids from deOccupy Honolulu and the neighboring homeless encampment on Victoria Street. Today, someone sent me a video they took of the police "standing by" in a 3am Waikiki raid while City crews stole property from the homeless. The videographer reports calling to reclaim the property but he was told that the property had been trashed. Thatʻs entirely consistent with my videos in town.

We need to arm all citizens, especially the homeless and those on the street. With cameras. Check this:


More tomorrow...

H. Doug Matsuoka
17 October 2012
Makiki, Honolulu



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