Your Views for December 15

Protecting ‘protectors’

This is regarding the Nov. 26 Hawaii News Now report.

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Mr. Harry Kim’s quote to the Hawaii News Now reporter: “My exact words with Civil Defense yesterday is they (the Thirty Meter Telescope protesters) are not protectors. Just pretend they are a bunch of Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts camping there. Our responsibility is safety of them regardless of what they stand for and who they are.”

I get it. Since he’s supported the “scouts” building and living in their shanty town for going on a half a year now, he must be pleased. He has endorsed taxpayer monies to the tune of $12 million to keep them safe and turned over traffic control to the kiddies on the mountain, too.

Next up I understand Kim’s going to try and get Gov. Ige involved again. He’s looking for someone to run the scouts’ cookie sale.

What a perfect fit.

Bob Smith

Pepeekeo

Rampant crime

If your home has already been broken into by “suspected” drug addicts who stole whatever they believed they could sell for more drugs, then you know what it’s like to be terrorized.

I’ve been to swap meets and other markets and have seen what appears an endless supply of tools and used to wonder where they originated. Now I know.

The better the condition they’re in — and if they’re in their own cases and the rechargeable batteries are fairly new — then you should be certain they were stolen.

I miss my Master-Mite heat gun, the second-best birthday present I got from my ex-wife.

In my housing association, it’s an epidemic, but for all I know, statewide it might very well be pandemic. Why hasn’t the state Department of Health declared it’s an epidemic? It is a health issue, as they are destroying theirs with the drugs. and for those of us who aren’t on these drugs, we suffer from the threat of being terrorized by those on the drugs.

The police’s hands are tied, as the perpetrators must be caught in the act or at least identifiable on video. First of all, they could be wearing stocking masks, which a neighbor has seen, or the imagery is sufficiently grainy for someone to be uncertain.

More and more are beginning to see them as terrorists. The situation here is rapidly becoming untenable.

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Dave Kisor

Pahoa

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