"It was pretty heavy, and she was going at a very fast pace.”
North Shore locals are furious after a cop on a quad-bike almost took out a couple of little girls playing on the beach a couple of days back.
Here’s the scene.
Three Honolulu Police Department cops on quad bikes are stymied in their progress by two little girls playing in the middle of the beach.
Instead of, say, asking the kids to move or taking a different line, the head cop, just…drops it… and flies around the kids, missing ‘em by a couple of feet.
The former pro turned surf coach Kahea Hart posted the video on his account yesterday.
And, after apologising for the quality of the footage, the filmer freaked out when he thought he was going to see a kid squashed, Hart narrates the vision as it switches to slow-mo:
“These two little girls are lying on the beach, no clue to what’s behind them…she decides to gun it and comes to within two feet of these children. It was pretty heavy, and she was going at a very fast pace.”
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Filling in a little background he writes
From what I understand… (the quad-bike patrols) are to prevent those popup influencers parties and holiday drinking on the beach but these patrols are out every weekend in the mornings speeding down the beach.
Now, if an incident like this happens while on patrol how would these officers perform when there’s an actual emergency or some thing that needs to be addressed.
Like I said in the video, I felt very sorry for this officer clearly out of her element not enough training and experience on the machine or in the sand was done prior to the situation. I would not like her to lose her job, but a lot more time needs to be spent training a lot more time needs to be spent wisely with our taxpayers money.
If these guys are in a patrol, it needs to be in the late afternoon, and when the sun goes down and the Chronic come out two case the vacant luxury second home along the beach.
We who LIVE here know that but where is the thinking from the law enforcement and city of Honolulu?
As you might imagine, North Shore locals were unfavourably disposed towards the cops’ behaviour.
Why are they patrolling the beach so intensely? 3 officers needed for monitoring of families hanging out? So much for quiet peaceful time. Go away cops.
Whoever approved this nonsense of law enforcement atvs zooming on the beach should be held accountable. Where is the justification? I’ve seen them going so fast down the beach at crozier that I’ve been scared I’d be run over. Thank you for bringing this issue up. We the people, the law abiding tax payers are not having our money used in a way that is logical or providing safety to us.
Her expression while almost running over these kids is concerning, why the fuck is she smiling?
This is effing nuts! The police have absolutely no place on the beach, especially with our phenomenal lifeguards. During covid at the end of summer, I watched from a beachfront house as two cops, obviously answering a “concerned citizen” report, schlepped in closed shoes and street uniforms all the way out almost to the shoreline in the midday heat at Ke Iki, to issue tickets to a couple. These two had only been there for five minutes and were sitting, looking at the water to assess ocean conditions before getting in. There was not a single other person on the vast beach to “infect”. What a waste of taxpayer money, then and…still?! Fish out of water
Maybe would be better if they was patrolling at night when theives and chronics are on the hunt .. not to much crime during the day time on the beach. kinda just harassing and irritating.
They were also ripping right next to the surfers on Jet Skis this morning. Don’t know why we need police literally in the water with us while we surf.
And so on.
Have you ever had a nice experience with police?
And do you like the idea of cops banging down the beach on four-wheelers in the middle of the day while the thieves and vagabonds sleep in their lairs?