Save Derrick and Aunty Alvas Home!
Save Derrick and Aunty Alvas Home!
To whom this may concern;
My name is Derrick Y. Akiu-Nakano and I am starting this petition with uncertainty and fear for the future, and what tomorrow may hold for me. Recently I have been dealing with a legal debacle involving myself, and the Hilo Apartment Owners Association. They are trying to evict me and my disabled senior citizen mother from Hilo terrace, a place we have called home for 10 years. In that time I have grown to love where I live and the people therein. Before we go on let me begin by introducing myself. I am a, Hawaiian, transsexual, currently unemployed (due to the whole Covid Pandemic facing the world), honest, and loving 29 year old facing persecution and the possible loss of my home and everything I hold dear. I have, over the years made many friends from those in power to even those in low places. I have grown to love myself and everyone else and to seek and find the beauty in the obsolete. My home has always been open to those who need a hot meal and warm safe place to rest their heads. I love everyone and was taught to love everyone no matter what from my late father. “Love is what this world lacks,” he would empathetically say. Recently I have found myself at the mercy of those in authority and had a search and seize order placed due to “possible Drug activity” involving my apartment unit. Me and 4 others were detained on the day of the raid (as any standard procedure goes) and had to undergo the usual 48 hour investigation while law enforcers drew their conclusion. Upon cessation of the investigation me and my 4 others friends were left embarrassed and found faultless and inviolable in possessing, using, or distributing, any types of illegal substances. My investigating officers who seem to be unusually chipper assured me that I would get off scot free. Yet, I still face indignant repercussions from the Hilo terrace association and management; (now overseen by Associa. Hawaii), they continue to seek to pursue legal action, by terminating my lease agreement with my landlord (who claims her hands are tied because they undermined her). Sandra is a private owner here at the Hilo terrace condominiums and has been a kind and understanding landlord through all our hardships, even when my father passed away, and the Association seeks to ultimately evict us from our sanctuary. I feel as though this is an unfair justice and forces an equitable response to possibly counter sue? Me and especially my mother do not deserve such unethical and volatile treatment from corporate entities who care only about themselves. I have worked all my life since I was able to, up until recently I have always worked 30-40 hour weeks, for the most part tried my best to pay my bills on time. I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth and we all have our personal and daily struggles. Now that I. have more time and realize how beautiful life can actually be, and how terrible too. I just want to keep the place I call home sacred, and as a place where I, and others, can find peace of mind in these dark and crazy times. Please help. I am pleading for your help in my case that is coming up quicker than I realized. If at the very least I would appreciate some legal advice as I have not been appointed a Public Defender from the court system. I’m still so new and unversed when it comes to these matters and the formality in how these legal situations operate. I’m begging you to show mercy. Ultimately I feel as though I am at an unfair precipice as I have done nothing wrong but care, and at times, recklessly love. I will say that I am guilty of having courage, and being kind in this scary world. I have found myself and hope to help others do so too. I humbly ask for your assistance in any way shape or form. I am also guilty of being a procrastinator, my court date is in one and a half days and I didn’t realize how fast time is flying with the holidays upon us. All and any help will be a welcomed gesture, and I will go forth alone if I have to but with love. Aloha always, all ways. It’s all we got in this world if not for each other. Mahalo for your time and consideration in advance and god bless.
Derrick Yukio Akiu-Nakano