New Publication: Rights of Hawaiiʻs Homeless

The ACLU of Hawai‘i Foundation (“ACLU”) today announced the publication of a “know your rights” guide (“guide”) for homeless individuals impacted by City & County of Honolulu (“City”) “sweeps” to enforce the Stored Property Ordinance and the Sidewalk Nuisance Ordinance. The ACLU website guide, available at http://tinyurl.com/acluhawaii-homeless, details the rights most often affected during a […]

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 […]

City and County of Honolulu Sued Over Homeless Sweeps

DOCUMENT: 9/16/15: Read the complaint: MartinvCC_Complaint DOCUMENT: 9/22/15: Request for Temporary Restraining Order (unsuccessful): MotionMemo Declarations Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4 More than a dozen homeless and formerly homeless individuals file class action lawsuit over City’s immediate destruction of property HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I – The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai‘i Foundation (“ACLU”) and the law […]