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Letters for Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Island is in full bloom

What a beautiful time of year to drive into work on Kauai with the Royal Poinciana trees strutting their beautiful orange/red canopies.

Monty Downs, Wailua

Protesters breaking the law, KPD failing to do job

The legal definition paraphrased is: “any person who intentionally restricts another’s freedom of movement without their consent, even momentarily, may be liable for false imprisonment, which is both a crime and a civil wrong.”

Clearly, the protesters on the North Shore have no legal standing or authority to stop, delay or impede those using public highways, yet they did so, and continue to do so. Why haven’t they been arrested or at least cited?

Standing in front of a car so they can’t proceed, even without causing physical harm, is a classic case of false imprisonment. KPD is not doing their job. Arrest and cite these lawbreakers. The law applies to, or should apply to, everyone equally. Further, I wouldn’t be surprised if one of the people who were stopped by these morons sued them civilly for false imprisonment, and rightly so. They would certainly be squarely within their rights to do so.

James Travis, Kalaheo
Source: The Garden Island

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