Public Invited to Celebrate Bill of Rights Day at Local ACLU’s Annual Meeting

Planned topics for discussion include civil rights of the homeless, asset forfeiture abuse, and how to access government records. The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai‘i will hold its Annual Meeting and Bill of Rights Day Celebration the evening of Tuesday, 12/15/15, at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Maui Room. Registration begins at 5:00, the […]

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Court Order Requires City to Follow Law: Impound, Not Destroy, Property Seized in Sweeps

Court date of 1/12/16 set for Martin v. City and County of Honolulu Read the Order: MartinVCC_2007523-0–10888-2 HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I – In response to new evidence, Federal Judge Helen Gillmor has ordered that the City and County of Honolulu (“City”) must stop “immediately dispos[ing] of any property” under the Sidewalk Nuisance and Stored Property Ordinances (“Ordinances”). […]

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 […]

ACLU Complaint Leads to Change in Sand Island Shelter Rules

City reverses course, says that survivors of domestic violence and persons with mental illness may access shelter Honolulu – In response to a complaint from the ACLU of Hawai‘i and the ACLU Women’s Rights Project, the City and County of Honolulu (“City”) has reversed course on discriminatory rules at the proposed Sand Island homeless facility. […]