A brief BBC documentary (below) and a similar piece in The Guardian examined homelessness in Hawaii this week, more specifically homelessness on Oahu and especially on the Waianae Coast. Various viewers and readers may interpret these stories quite differently, depending on their familiarity with Hawaii, homelessness, and drug addiction, and any preconceptions or ideological biases … More Brits discover Hawaii’s homeless mess
One of the six squatter dogs that attacked a jogger along the Nimitz Viaduct is reportedly off to the pound. It’s unclear why only one of the six was impounded, or whether their owner will face any real sanctions, such as being required to vacate his illegal campsite on government property. Sorry, but if you … More Dog drama update
Once again, vicious dogs that belong to squatters illegally camped around the Nimitz Viaduct have attacked a passerby and caused serious injury. And, once again, virtually nothing is being done about it. The squatter was “cited for failing to control a dangerous dog.” And that’s it. The dangerous unleashed dogs were not removed, nor was … More Vicious vagrant dogs attack again while authorities sit on their thumbs and mumble
Once again, a lowlife sleazebag has vandalized historic Iolani Palace in downtown Honolulu. We don’t know much about this loser so far, but I can’t help but wonder if he was one of the palace regulars — the dozens of druggies who crash out on the palace grounds all day, every day, binge and forage … More A palace in a needle park
The much-ballyhooed expansion of the “sit-lie” ban to Iwilei and Kalihi has quickly turned into a full-blown fiasco while authorities dither and hide from legitimate questions. Yes, a full decade into the worst homeless crisis Hawaii has ever seen, this is the kind of “leadership” we get. Pathetic. Mayor Caldwell staged a big announcement on … More Bums Take Over Iwilei While Authorities Hide
The number of homeless people on Hawaii’s neighbor islands has decreased over the past year, but many more are living on Oahu’s sidewalks, under bridges, and in parks and thickets, while far fewer are being sheltered on the island, according to an annual census. The number of unsheltered homeless people on Oahu increased by 151 … More Are the news media covering up the increase in unsheltered homeless on Oahu? Or are they just stupid and lazy?
A homeless lunatic just beat an 80-year-old woman to within an inch of her life in downtown Honolulu, for no reason at all. Yes, it has really gotten that bad. Don’t come here. It’s just not safe. Meanwhile, people fret about the pending dispersal of a dangerous homeless encampment in Iwilei, and worry the problems … More Homelessness is still totally out of control in Honolulu. Don’t come here! It’s just not safe.
“Come for the sunshine. Stay for the squalor.”
How else to explain it? Neal Blaisdell Park in Aiea and the Pearl Harbor bike path that runs along it have been overrun by squatters for years and years. The squatters take over the park’s picnic shelters and restrooms, construct illegal shacks, deal drugs in plain sight, install permanent cooking facilities, pile up tons of … More They really do think we’re all nothing but total idiots
The Civil Beat website has published some interesting stories on homelessness, and it can be a good source of information. But today’s editorial, entitled “Don’t Like the Homeless in Our Backyards? Then Fix the Problem,” comes across as so much naive claptrap, more intent on virtue-signalling to a narrow audience of like-minded wishful thinkers than … More Civil Beat is out of touch on homelessness