by Andrew Walden
Ever wonder why Hawaii’s elite are so enamored with legislative incumbents? Just take a look at the farm team.
In December Hawai`i Free Press received a “Cease and Desist” letter from legislative wannabe, perpetual candidate Netra Halperin, a failed 2010 Democrat candidate for South Maui House District 11 who was most recently seen at an Occupy Maui rally in November. Once again campaigning for the HD11 seat, Halperin, who got her start in politics in 2008 after her unpermitted business was shut down by the County, warns HFP to “remove all sexually charged libel.” If Hawai`i Free Press does not comply, “a criminal complaint will be filed with the US Attorney General, Hawaii and Maui County Courts and the Provost Marshall (sic) General.”
There are so many layers of ignorance and stupidity in Halperin’s first paragraph that it is difficult to know where to begin.
Firstly, libel is a civil matter not criminal. So any talk of “filing criminal charges” is a sign the Halperin is not up to the requirements of lawmaking.
Secondly, criminal charges are brought by prosecutors, an individual cannot “file criminal charges.”
Thirdly, the “Provost Marshall (sic) General” is the chief prosecutor of the US Army and the last time we checked, Hawaii is not under martial law.
Visualize a legislature filled with Halperinesque imbeciles who don’t know the difference between military or civilian and don’t know the difference between criminal and civil. Yes Hawaii, there is something worse than the Hawaii State Legislature and it is knocking on the door trying to get in.
What this proves is that the future belongs to anyone who trains legislative candidates to understand how the state works. The bar is set very low. All that is required is candidates and effort.
There’s more. The “sexually charged libel” Haplerin thinks she can “order” Hawai`i Free Press to remove consists of four articles in which it was pointed out that Halperin’s campaign literature had touted her on-the-job experience working as a legislative aide in the office of Rida Cabanilla where she was under the direct supervision of convicted child molester Leon Rouse.
Halperin burbles, “Because these libelous and defamatory statements have been repeated four times thus far, and because of the sexual nature of the slur, this is ongoing sexual harassment.”
In other words, if a political candidate knowingly works under supervision of a child molester, and then touts that experience in her campaign, that candidate can order the media not to mention that fact under threat of criminal prosecution under martial law for a civil offense. Perhaps Halperin has confused Hawai`i Free Press with the rest of Hawaii’s media.
Here are the four articles Halperin wants censored. They are not coming down. We do not take orders from molesters, their former underlings, or their friends:
The one absolute defense to a claim of libel is, “Your Honor, every word is true.” And stupidly, Halperin’s letter admits that she did work with Rouse:
Your “news articles”, published online in Hawaii (sic) Free Press, Inc., four times, connecting my name with a (cleared by the United Nations) child molester, merely because I worked in the same legislative office is libel, defamation, sexual harassment and endangerment of life.
Given Rouse’s long record of getting staff positions in the legislature, Halperin’s employment under the molester’s direct supervision should be a career booster, not “endangerment of life.” While known to be a child molester, Rouse was given legislative employment over the course of several years by Cabanilla, Sen Roz Baker, and defeated South Maui HD 11 Rep Joe Bertram. In other words, Halperin is only a shade or two more substandard than the average Hawaii legislator. In fact, in one of the articles she wants removed, we noted the deep and profound uniqueness of Halperin’s primary challenge to Bertram:
“Kihei (Maui) may be the only place in America—if not the world—where voters will be given the choice between two molester-connected candidates.”
The Halperin vs Bertram campaign truly represented a first in the struggle for molesters’ rights. Instead of being proud of this achievement, she demands it be covered up.
Has the United Nation “cleared” Rouse? Nonsense. Here is how the UN report describes his arrest:
Around noon on the day of arrest, he (Leon Rouse) arrived at Pichay Lodging House (in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines), where he saw Harty Dancel, a former acquaintance, accompanied by two individuals, Pedro Augustin and Godfrey Domingo. The four of them had lunch in a restaurant, where Dancel offered Godfrey to have sex with the author (Leon Rouse). The author refused, arguing that the latter was too young, even after Dancel insisted and assured him he had reached the age of majority.
Later in the day, the same three persons waited for the author at his hotel. Dancel had them invited to the author's room. After the author had taken a shower, Dancel and Augustin left the room, leaving him alone with Godfrey. The latter requested to use the bathroom, where he undressed. When there were knocks on the door, the author opened, and police officers entered. At that moment, neither the author nor Godfrey wore clothes.
The author was arrested without a warrant; he and Godfrey were taken to the police station, where Godfrey Domingo (hereafter referred to as the alleged victim) signed a sworn statement, witnessed by his parents, and filed a complaint against the author. He claimed that he was fifteen years old and that the author had prompted him into sexual acts. In subsequent interviews, the alleged victim told the same story to Assistant City Prosecutor Aurelio, to one Dr. Caday, and two social workers.
In the initial Philippine court decision the events are described thus:
On or about the 4th day of October 1995, in the City of Laoag, Philippines, and within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court, the herein accused did then and there, willfully, unlawfully, and feloniously by using his adult influence and promising to pay 200 pesos ($3.79 US), engage one Godfrey Domingo, a male child who is below 18 years of age, as in fact he is 15 years old, for lascivious acts and committed said acts by masturbating and sucking the penis of the child and inserting his penis into the anus of the child all of which acts were committed by the accused on said child at Room 205 of the Pichay Lodging House at Laoag City, but which acts although already performed by the accused on the child was discontinued due to the intervention of the police who apprehended the accused who was then naked and in the company of Godfrey Domingo who was also naked in Room 205 of the Pichay Lodging House.
These reports give good insight into what it takes to get a job at the Legislature. These people are not working as porta-potty cleaners, female impersonators, or sex shop clerks. They are making your laws, Hawaii. That’s how low the bar is set and how easy it is to rise above the current quality of political leadership.
In spite of the best efforts of pro-pedophile activists, pederasty is still considered a mental disorder by psychiatrists under DSM-V. But Halperin suggests it is the victims of molesters who may be mentally unstable:
An individual who has themselves been molested or have had their children molested could…due to the repetition and due to mental duress perceive me as a threat and physically attack me.
This echoes the attitude that ultimately cost Rep Bertram the election. In his eyes and Halperin’s, the victims are victimizers and the victimizers are victims.
Full Text: Halperin Letter
Here are the four articles Halperin wants censored: