I wondered how long it would take for the law to crack down on the Kingdom of Atooi, and sure enough, cops arrested leaders Dayne Aipoalani and Rob Pa on Tuesday, according to a report in today’s Garden Island. And more arrests are reportedly planned of other Kingdom members.
It seems Rob and Dayne were busted on charges of obstructing government operations, disorderly conduct and simple trespass stemming from the Superferry demonstration at Nawiliwili Harbor on Aug. 26, as well as allegedly impersonating a police officer because they flashed their Kingdom credentials.
How fascinating that the shakedown occurred at a planning commission hearing, allowing KPD to not only make the arrests, but a very public statement that any attempts to assert Hawaiian independence will not be tolerated.
I can see why the cops and county might be worried. After all, the Kingdom of Atooi wants to get rid of ice, encourage more citizen participation in decision-making and follow sensible land use planning.