Bullies Intimidate Letter to Editor Author

Beware, those of you who speak publicly against cane burning!

I wrote a letter to the editor which I thought was quite reasonable.  It only asked that HC&S not burn on days when their smoke would blanket Pa’ia in choking smog.

Here’s what happened to me.

Councilmember Mike Victorino’s wife called up the head of an organization for which I volunteer and told me I better not show up at a that organization’s meeting which was scheduled at her place of work or they’d call the police and have me arrested for trespassing.

Amazed at this bullying tactic on the part of those representing A&B, I made this threat public.

What a hornet’s next I stirred up!  Apparently no one has ever made public the bullying that goes on against anyone who dares speak up against HC&S’s destructive farming practices.

What I find ironic is that the HC&S line is “Well, you should have known better than to move near a cane field” when it was their parent company, A&B who built the subdivision in which I live!

It is time that we all stand up and call out A&B bullying whether by their employees or the politicians they’ve bought with thousands of dollars of donations.  Only by exposing this bullying can we end it.