Oppose Bill 54
  • Petitioned City Councilmembers of Honolulu, Hawaii

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City Councilmembers of Honolulu, Hawaii

Oppose Bill 54

    1. jamie marie
    2. Petition by

      jamie marie

      Honolulu, United States Minor Outlying Islands

Bill 54 states that:

““Stored personal property” means any and all tangible personal property,
including items, goods, materials, merchandise, furniture, equipment, fixtures, [and] structures, clothing, and household items:

~that has been [left within the pedestrian use zone] placed on public
property for more than 24 hours whether attended or unattended; or

~ that remains in a park after park closure hour"

It also states:

"Provided that moving the personal property to another location on public property shall not be considered to be removing the personal property from public property"

Overnight an estimated 5000 citizens on the Island of Oahu will be in violation of this law.

Bill 54 legalizes theft by insinuating that persons who do not have a house or a vehicle do not have a right to maintain personal items. City government should be accountable to the public and should fully explore the full implications of what they are doing.

You can read the full text of the bill here: http://www4.honolulu.gov/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-117327/6btfbxr0.pdf

Furthermore, the 4th amendment to the constitution States...

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures..."

This amendment does not specifically state personal effects within, or outside of, a home.

Furthermore, the the Universal Declaration of Human Rights accepted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948 reads:

"Article 2.

Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.

Article 7.

All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.

Article 17.

(1) Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others.
(2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of their property.

Article 30.

Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein."

Furthermore this Bill is dehumanizing and unfair to the houseless population to which it is designed to control. This Bill reduces a population of United States Citizens, a majority of which are veterans who faught for this country in various wars, to a subhuman class underwhich their property can be seized, striping them of all they have left in the world save the cloths on their back. The fines and mailed notices discussed in this bill are completly impossible for the Houseless population to comply with having no officail address or source of income.

This bill, Bill 54, is a violation of the 4th amendment to the constitution which protects  "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures." This does not specify property within or outside of ones home, or on public property. It is also a violation of numerous articles in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights accepted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10th, 1948. If Bill 54 is made law it will be a direct violation of article 17 of this declaration which states, "everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others," and, "no one shall be arbitrarily deprived of their property." By virtue of violating this article it will also be violating articles 7, " all are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination," and article 30, " nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein." Furthermore this Bill is dehumanizing and unfair to the homeless population to which appears to be designed to control. This Bill reduces a population of United States Citizens, a majority of which are veterans who fraught for this country in various wars, to a subhuman class under which their property can be seized, striping them of all they have left in the world save the cloths on their back. The fines and mailed notices discussed in this bill are completely impossible for the Homeless population to comply with having no official address or source of income.

Bill 54 relating to stored property on public space is a direct violation of the United States Constitution as well as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.accepted by the United Nations.

The legal definition of a household is a family living together, all of whom need not be related. This dose not define boarders of land, specific location, or a physical structure of any kind.

Bill 54 relating to stored property on public space is a direct violation of the United States Constitution as well as in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, accepted by the United Nations. If this law is passed and put into effect we will file a human rights complaint with the federal government as well as the United Nations Human Rights Council.

This law criminalizes our houseless brothers and sisters, the 1st amendment rights of the people to peaceably assemble to petition the government for grievances (as the 1st amendment should not have a curfew), and is in direct conflict with Kanawai Mamalahoe, the law of the splintered paddle, which is included in the Hawaii State Constitution Article 9, Section 10 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C4%81n%C4%81wai_M%C4%81malahoe).

Thus, the people of the city and county of Honolulu, Hawaii, petition the City Councilmembers to say no to Bill 54.

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    • Alesandra Bellos NASHVILLE, TN
      • almost 3 years ago

      We are facing a similar situation here in Nashville -- but the bill would apply to the entire state of Tennessee! Keep fighting the good fight -- we all have to work together to preserve the rights of our unhoused sisters and brothers, and all of our constitutional liberties.

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    • Clarence Ching KAMUELA, HI
      • almost 3 years ago

      It seems that the definition of "stored personal property" includes the clothing on one's back or one's clothing taken off before going for a swim. The bill, among other things, fails for vagueness. It wouldn't take much to have it characterized as being totally absurd.

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    • Didi Leong HONOLULU, HI
      • almost 3 years ago

      i believe in the democratic principle of the freedom to assemble peacefully in support of a cause. what does the size of a banner matter? it represents simply the first step to limit this freedom.

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    • U L HONOLULU, HI
      • almost 3 years ago

      The Democrat Regime's proposed Bill 54 violates the law of the land, Kānāwai Māmalahoe also known as the Law of the Splintered Paddle.

      This law of the land is also in the state Constitution Article 9 Section.

      This law of the land explicitly states: "Kānāwai Māmalahoe :

      E nā kānaka, E mālama ‘oukou i ke akua

      A e mālama ho‘i ke kanaka nui a me kanaka iki; E hele ka ‘elemakule, ka luahine, a me ke kama A moe i ke ala

      ‘A‘ohe mea nāna e ho‘opilikia.

      Leave these homeless people ALONE. They can lie on the side of the road in safety.

      STOP HARASSING THEM!

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    • Scott Wong HONOLULU, HI
      • almost 3 years ago

      I support what is written in Our Constitution. I support the law that is to help people. To protect people and to ensure our rights are upheld...

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