On the Beach
Unpredictable DLNR police raids have been occurring at random times (not often) and the last was Thurs Nov 2 at 9AM, with possibly 3 nudity citations. Our alarm system depends on YOU! As you leave the beach, or are arriving on top of the cliff, check for white DLNR police trucks on Big Beach. If you see, please warn the nearest local folks on Little Beach, who will sound the alarm!
The predictable Saturday and Sunday 4PM raids to close the beach and lock the gate have been off and on. Presume they are ON until they don’t show up. When they don’t show up, folks have been remaining on the beach until they are ready to leave.
Normality prevails as it has for 70+ years. Since the beach reopened in March 2021, after the 9 week illegal closure, DLNR police have issued 33 (+2 unconfirmed) Nudity citations (to our knowledge). Since the beginning of 2022, DLNR police have also been issuing occasional Closed Area citations after 4PM on weekends. On weekdays the beach currently closes at 7PM, but with no enforcement. Should you receive a citation “Contact Us” for guidance about a Motion to Dismiss and Public Defender representation.
The weekend 4PM closure is illegal (as is the gate) because the Park management’s only justification is administrative convenience. Since March 13 2021, there were 256 occasions of armed police coming to close the beach at 4PM. We estimate that there have been about 38,000 instances of a clothing-optional person forced to leave Little Beach at 4PM, against his/her will, with varying degrees of outrage at the injustice and the frivolous waste of tax payer’s money. They push the public from a relatively safe beach to Big Beach, the most dangerous Hawaiian beach for spinal injuries. This is at a time when the Big Beach lifeguards are packing up their gear for a prompt 4:30PM departure.
Who is to Blame?
Not the DLNR police (aka DOCARE) - they have far more important work and are only obeying orders originating with the DLNR Park Management. For 33 years the Park Management had exercised their power not to harass or cite naturists at little beach, then in 2021 they pivoted from Covid to Nudity as their primary focus with no solid reasoning - and no regard for the thousands of Naturists who love and revere Little Beach.
Many people wish to protest, which you are welcome to do, but don’t expect consideration. DLNR employees have the attitude of rulers, not public servants.
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