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Boohoohoo. If this guy was Hawaiian then they would be all over his ass then they would have already sent his ass to jail. Haole Privilege is a wonderful thing especially if you are Haole. (Of course I am part Haole and yes... I do have Haole Privilege. I can "pass for Haole" too but obviously I don't take advantage of it. In fact when describing myself I always tell people that I'm English, Hawaiian, Portuguese, and Chinese. Never do I tell people that I'm Haole... and that's it.) ANYWAY boohoohoo. This Haole guy got off the hook but if he was Hawaiian then he would already be in jail:

Randy Joseph Rustick: The U.S. Attorney's Office drops the charges against the Virginia man

Randy Joseph Rustick was shaken to hear his name peppered over TV newscasts after security officers found a razor blade inside one of his shoes at Honolulu Airport.

He said yesterday that he and his family were supposed to board a plane to visit his mother on Kauai a few days before Christmas.

"The next thing I know, I was sitting in the FDC (federal detention center) in jail watching the TSA person congratulate themselves for putting a terrorist in jail. And I realized that was me," said Rustick, 33, during a news conference at attorney Howard Luke's office in Honolulu yesterday. "The next thing I know, I was in solitary confinement in a dark cell."

At the news conference, Rustick spoke to the media about the scariest night of his life and thanked those who supported him and his family. He also thanked the FBI for their thorough investigation.

On Dec. 22, Rustick was charged with attempting to board an airplane with a dangerous, concealed weapon after airport security found a razor blade in his left dress shoe. Charges were dropped Monday by the U.S. Attorney's Office.

"The U.S. Attorney's Office, after talking to investigating agents of TSA and the FBI, made the decision that we would not prosecute this case any further at this time," said U.S. Attorney Edward Kubo. "In the event of new information, we will look at this case again." Kubo declined to discuss the details of the dismissal.

Luke said the case has been dismissed without prejudice, which allows the government to refile the charges against Rustick. However, he said he does not foresee that happening.

Rustick and his attorneys criticized the Transportation Security Administration for releasing Rustick's name to the media before the FBI conducted its investigation.

Sidney Hayakawa, director of the TSA, did not comment and referred media calls to Kubo.

Rustick, who is originally from Hawaii and now lives in Fairfax, Va., coaches T-ball and is a PTA member. He and his wife, Mary, have four children between ages 6 and 15. He works with a computer-related services company and deals with the Pentagon and Defense Department.

Rustick said he has no idea how the blade got in his shoe. Mary Rustick said she purchased the pair of black dress shoes for her husband two years ago as a Christmas present. Within the past year, Mary had taken the shoes to be resoled at a shoe repair shop. Luke declined to disclose the name of the shop.

After he was released from the detention center on a signature bond, Rustick flew to Kauai to spend time with his family. On Dec. 30, Rustick headed back to Honolulu to meet with his attorneys. He said he wore a pair of slippers when he arrived at Lihue Airport, where security checked the soles of his feet.

Seen at http://starbulletin.com/2005/01/12/news/index6.html

Retracted 3/2005: I have since changed my stance. Randy Rustick IS Hawaiian. However he has a Haole name and a Haole appearance. Communicating with him has reminded me and taught me that to be oiwi is in neither name nor appearance. It's in the bones (iwi.) Therefore I stand corrected... but he still looks really Haole *LOL* Well his roots are from the Keale family.


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Jan. 12th, 2005 08:24 pm (UTC)
Serious question:

Haole issue or tourist issue?

Jan. 13th, 2005 03:58 am (UTC)
I really think it's both. Most of the nation is Haole (74%) which correlates to the overall population of Hawai'i which is mainly Haole and Asian and most of the tourists in Hawai'i are Haole. I'll post more data in another post with the breakdowns.
Feb. 18th, 2005 08:14 pm (UTC)
He's part Hawaiian but got money and born raised in California. Not TRUE Hawaiian...Kole'a Ha'ole....
Feb. 18th, 2005 08:43 pm (UTC)
Re: money
Yeah... he and others have told me that he's one-fourth Hawaiian.
Mar. 10th, 2005 12:19 am (UTC)
Re: money
Kole'a Ha'ole?

So does that mean that any Hawaiian born outside of Hawai'i and/or if they don't reside in Hawai'i then s/he is not a Hawaiian? Or if a Hawaiian is rich that makes them ho'ohawaii? It may be due to survival considering that the median price of a home on O'ahu is about $525,000. How many Hawaiians can afford that?
Mar. 1st, 2005 02:22 pm (UTC)
Randy Rustick
By the way, this is Randy Rustick. I AM Hawaiian, with blood tie-ing two generations to my fully-Hawaiian Niihau-en Great GrandMother.... Sigh...
Mar. 1st, 2005 02:54 pm (UTC)
Re: Randy Rustick
I know... I've heard that one of your parents is half Hawaiian and that makes you one fourth Hawaiian (in Haole terms) but by name... it probably helped you alot that you have a haole first and last name. If that is really you.
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