Thursday, December 20, 2012
Breaking: Carlisle administration reacts to court order with raid on (de)Occupy encampment
by Larry Geller
No sooner did the toner dry on a stipulated order filed with the federal court yesterday (see below) than Honolulu police descended on the (de)Occupy encampment near Thomas Square to tag property.
The lawsuit filed by attorneys for several (de)Occupy Honolulu plaintiffs asks for a preliminary injunction and a jury trial to prevent the city from violating plaintiffs’ civil rights and asks for compensation for property taken and destroyed illegally. The agreement draw up by both parties is in lieu of a temporary restraining order and basically requires the city to follow its own ordinance.
If the city complies, that would mean that loading personal possessions into garbage trucks, as video demonstrates has been the previous practice, would be a violation of the agreement and could bring court sanctions.
If HPD follows past practice, according to one of the plaintiffs, they may show up today at about 10:30 at the encampment.
Download Stipulated order in lieu of TRO from Disappeared News
I was down there this morning taking videos and photos. Hereʻs a Flickr set of the "new style" raid. Since the leaders of the previous raids are... ahem... no longer with the City, todayʻs raid was under the direction of Deputy Director ("Acting Director"?) of Department of Facility Maintenance Kenneth A. Shimizu. Some have taken to titling him, "future defendant."