Sunday, June 12, 2022

Group calling itself the "Occupied Forces Hawaii Army" ordered to leave the land it's occupying on Oahu

Civil Beat:

Instead of preparing to leave, the group has been welcoming reinforcements consisting of additional uniformed members of Occupied Forces Hawaii Army, which claims to be a uniformed force of “lawful military combatants” serving the “Country of Hawaii.”


[One of the individuals] sent an undated letter to the court in which he repeated language commonly used by the so-called “sovereign citizens movement,” whose followers reject the authority of the courts and the government. The movement is considered an extremist organization by the FBI and is tracked by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

“I am a man and one of the people of the Country of Hawaii, a living breathing sentient being on the land, a natural creation of the Father (God),” [he] wrote. “Let the record reflect that I can only come to court by special divine appearance.”


[Another individual] is now facing multiple criminal charges on Maui stemming from two separate incidents. She is charged with first degree burglary, theft and extortion, all Class B felonies, as well as other felony and misdemeanor charges stemming from the takeover of the home of a retired judge and his wife on Maui in January 2020.