Sep 11 2009

Photographers and Videographers

Editors are usually the ones who choose what they want to show and/or what they want to be seen while photographers and videographers capture glimpses of life.

Here are some pictures of some of these people that were taken at the peaceful protest 🙂

Of course much of what happened at the peaceful protest was decreased to sound bites. However it lasted longer and had many more people than what some of the local press would like some people to believe. It was amazing… and amazingly peaceful.

Sep 10 2009

Intimidation and/or Harassment of Hawaiians by Some Law Enforcement Officers

One of my best friends is a law enforcement official with over 20 years of experience and is a head of a department. I have the utmost respect for what some law enforcement officers do in their line of work. However at the peaceful protest there seemed to be an undercurrrent of intimidation and/or harassment of Hawaiians by some law enforcement officers. I took some pics which are below.

First of someone who identified herself as a reporter from the Honolulu Starbulletin:

Reporter for Honolulu Starbulletin

Reporter for Honolulu Starbulletin

 

Some photographers who took some pictures of the peaceful protestors:

Photographers Rudely Capturing Some Hawaiians' Mana Head On

Photographers Rudely Capturing Some Hawaiians' Mana Head On

 

Law enforcement officers kept telling us to stay within the cones for “our safety” and I don’t state this to incite but it verged on the brink of harassment based on the national origin of Hawaiians:

A law enforcement officer in the middle

A law enforcement officer in the middle

A law enforcement officer on the right of the picture

A law enforcement officer on the right of the picture

 

A law enforcement officer on the right of the screen who kept telling us to stay within the cone area for "our safety"

A law enforcement officer on the right of the screen who kept telling us to stay within the cone area for "our safety"

 

More law enforcement officers

More law enforcement

My overall review of law enforcement officers that day was that they were doing their job. However I am female and I noticed that the male officers seemed to try to intimidate and/or harass the males who were peacefully protesting *more.*

Of course the local *biased* press showed only what they want people to see.

I will post some videos and more pictures later 🙂

Sep 02 2009

Andre Perez

E kala mai for posting his image here since he has very strong mana but it was refreshing to see Andre Perez at the peaceful protest on August 21, 2009. When I take pictures of other oiwi I try to take pictures from the side and/or posterior because I don’t want to capture their strong mana. It was awesome standing near Andre Perez. You can feel his strong MANA:

Andre Perez

Andre Perez

Ironically my cousin and I planned to stand way way way in the back but we ended up way way way in the front. I was going to carry Queen Lili’uokalani’s flag which is an HONOR but deferred it to my two nieces since they will be helping to carry the iwi into the next centuries.

I will be posting more pictures soon 🙂

Malama pono,

Lana Ululani Robbins