Sunday, 20 July 2014 08:05
On July 3rd, 2014 while driving from Kapolei, Oahu, Mr. George Grace III was forced off of the H1 freeway by two unmarked vehicles driven by three personnel from the State of Hawaii's Attorney General's Office. Unbeknownst to Mr. Grace, these personnel were attempting to serve a non-criminal, civilian evictions notice in the case between the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands and Kalaeloa Raceway Park.
Although, the secondary vehicle's driver attempted to show his badge and id, it was practically illegible and highly questionable for Mr.Grace to even consider while driving at freeway speeds in a large commercial vehicle. The two vehicles surrounded Mr. Grace's truck amidst heavy traffic and forced him onto the shoulder of the freeway.
From that point, the driver from the lead vehicle exited his vehicle and drew his firearm forcing Mr. Grace to submit to their demands and accept the paperwork at gunpoint. Although not visible in the video, a second gun was also drawn by one of the other agents during the serving.
This is a blatant abuse of authority that could have resulted in tragedy. The entire incident was conducted in a dangerous manner, careless of public safety, on a heavily trafficked freeway. In addition, it is highly unnecessary to be held at gunpoint to serve a simple notice. Mr.Grace feared for his life and the safety of his workers who were witness to the incident.
The worker filming the video recognized an AG agent from his personal dealings and past family relations but Mr.Grace was unaware of any of their identities.
The following video shows the incident as it happened, with bleeps for offensive language. In addition, the gun draw has been slowed and zoomed for your viewing benefit starting at 3:40
Please support the efforts to Save Kalaeloa Raceway Park by visiting Change.org and signing our petition:
Thursday, 24 July 2014 00:00
Hello Drivers & Fans,
Below you'll find the point standings and results for the 2014 Season, listed by the most recent event first:
Monday, 23 June 2014 13:37
At the following link you'll find a "Petition to Save Kalaeloa Raceway Park". We're asking for your help and support in gathering signatures via the following request:
"We the undersigned petition the Hawaiian Homes Commission and the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to
preserve the race track set up by SORT LLC because it is unique and there is no other race track available on the
island of Oahu and there is no other place to bring Hawaiian and other youths at risk to teach them automobile
and truck mechanics, suspensions and body and fender dynamics and repairs and the taking away of this facility
and training area will irreparably harm these children and teenagers in both the Hawaiian community and the
community at large. We respectfully request the Hawaiian Homes Commission to reconsider its past action taken
on June 16, 2014 and hold another public meeting where we can attend and give testimony about the value of this
You may scan it and email your copy back to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (808) 782-7432 to arrange a pickup time with Michael J. Kitchens, Track Coordinator.
Mahalo for your support!
IN ADDITION, WE HAVE CREATED AN ONLINE PETITION AT CHANGE.ORG! We'd appreciate your support in signing this petition as well! You can sign at the following link:
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 16:11
Due to recent events I feel it is necessary to let all of you know the situation currently with Kalaeloa Raceway Park.
On Monday morning, June 16th, we filed suit against DHHL and the Hawaiian Homes Commission due to their failure to adopt proper policy in violation of state law required by Chapter 91 HRS, their conspiracy to damage our reputation and business, as well as their negligent infliction of emotional distress. Their failure to properly adopt rules and regulations to establish proper policy for handling of the Hawaiian home lands, in effect, voids their current permitting and right of entry system.
This situation affects not only us, but all tenants under their new right of entry system.
While serving the lawsuit to DHHL, we discovered that a Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting was being held that same morning with the intent to vote on several key issues concerning KRP. We were not notified of this meeting nor were we invited to testify on our behalf although our usual very vocal and malicious minority opponent was.
As many of you know, we have attempted to rectify our current situation with DHHL several times but were left hanging due to the HHC's failure to hold quorum on three separate occasions. Because of this, we formally requested a Contested Case Hearing so that we could present our case to the Commission and attempt to rectify our situation.
Item C-2 on Monday's meeting agenda was our request to hold the above hearing. DHHL recommended to the HHC members that this request be denied to which HCC voted in agreement. The end result is that we were allowed absolutely zero opportunity to present our case to the commission.
In addition, at this same meeting the Commission voted to revoke our permit for the property and effectively shut down our current operations.
This corruption and discrimination stems from the Governor's office...we do not have the support of our Governor Neil Abercrombie. However, we do have the support of Senator Clayton Hee as well as Senator Maile Shimabukuro. Of special note was the support of HHC member, Renwick “Uncle Joe” Tassil, who symbolically excused himself from the voting in protest of our treatment. We thank them for their support.
For now, have to let the legal proceedings follow its course. Until then, it is business as usual for the foreseeable future. We will continue to hold our events and invite all of you to join us in support.
From the beginning, this has about providing a home for our community of displaced motorsports enthusiasts as well as their families and friends. It's about you, the racer...this is your fight as well as ours.
We will not give up, and we will fight to keep everything that we have accomplished together.
We'll see you in July for our next event.
George Grace III
Save Oahu's Race Tracks LLC
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 00:00
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 00:00
Copyright: Kalaeloa Raceway Park. Photographer: Nick Latulip
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