ACLU testimony opposing City Council bills expanding sit/lie bans

“Instead of wasting limited public resources enforcing constitutionally infirm bills—which would likely result in costly lawsuits—without actually reducing the number of unsheltered homeless, the ACLU strongly encourages the City and County of Honolulu to reconsider its proposed approach to homelessness. In particular, to meet its constitutional obligations, the County needs to ensure that sufficient and […]

Stipulation and Exhibit as Entered, Martin v. City & County of Honolulu

https://acluhawaii.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/96-2.pdf   https://acluhawaii.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/96-3.pdf

New Evidence, New Legal Action Asks Court to Halt City’s Immediate Destruction of Property

• Read the motion (6 pages, PDF): ACLU_AHFIMotion_PI_6pg • Read the memo in support (49 pages, PDF): ACLU_AHFI_memo49pg HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I – Citing new evidence that the City and County of Honolulu is using ‘sweeps’ of homeless individuals to continue bypassing Hawai‘i laws and violate the Constitution, the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai‘i Foundation (“ACLU”) and […]

Special Report: Bias Against Native Hawaiians in Hawaii Criminal Justice System

By Ama Debrah, 2012 Summer Legal Program Intern The disproportionate number of Native Hawaiians involved in Hawaii’s criminal justice system was at the heart of the Native Hawaiian Justice Task Force Summit, held on June 7-8 in the Hawaii State Capitol Auditorium.   The ACLU was there to find out more and consider how it could […]