Hawaii police arrests lesbian couple for kissing, now compensation

I am speechless.

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This video says about itself:

Lesbian Couple Files Lawsuit After Hawaii Cop Arrested Them For Kissing

29 October 2015

The Honolulu Police Department opened an internal investigation on Wednesday into allegations that an officer wrongfully arrested a vacationing lesbian couple after seeing them kissing in a grocery store.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Lesbian couple gets $ 80,000 for being arrested for kissing

Today, 21:56

A lesbian couple who were arrested in the US state of Hawaii after a kiss in a supermarket will get a compensation of 80,000 dollars (about 71,000 euros). The women were arrested brutally and were jailed for three days.

With the compensation the municipality of Honolulu, the capital of Hawaii, wants to prevent the case from going to court.

The US American couple were last year on vacation in Hawaii and were shopping at a supermarket in Honolulu. The couple walked hand in…

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Posted on 05/22/2016, in Cases, Cops Gone Wild, LGBT and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. If the PD took the financial hit, they would learn to keep their dogs on shorter leashes. js

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    • It is shocking that the couple had to stay in Hawaii for 6 months and then the charges were dropped. There should have never been charges against them. Walking while Black — kissing while gay. Bigotry causes financial damage and impugns the integrity of the system.

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  2. In some countries they will kill you for being gay… Yikes!

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  3. yahtzeebutterfly

    Shocking!

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    • Yes Yahtzee. The results of false arrests like that also have their effective beyond the judicial action. Most people having to spend 6 months away from home awaiting trial would lose their job. They would not be able to pay their mortgage or rent, car note, etc. Their furniture and belongings could be set out on the street. How do they maintain and sustain their lives?

      While a settlement or judgment might give them a fresh start, it does not repair the damage of their credit reports, employment history, etc. Just imagine having to interview for a job and being asked why you were unemployed for 6 months? “I was on vacation in Hawaii” which might sound as if you don’t need to work, or “I was falsely arrested” which could end the interview. It happens to too many people.

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