Senior Law Professor Reports War Crimes to U.S. Attorney General


Press Conference at William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, Monday, September 22, 2014, at 2:00 pm

University of Hawai‘i’s senior law professor notifies U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder, Jr., of war crimes committed in the Hawaiian Islands

Professor ChangHONOLULU (September 19, 2014) – Senior law professor Williamson B.C. Chang has reported to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr. that war crimes have and continue to be committed in the Hawaiian Islands. Professor Chang is a faculty member of the University of Hawai‘i William S. Richardson School of Law and has been with the law school for the past thirty-eight years.

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ (OHA) top executive, CEO Kamanaopono Crabbe, contracted political scientist, Dr. Keanu Sai, to draft a memorandum on the legal status of Hawai‘i under international law. Based on information Sai disclosed in what has become known as the OHA Memo, CEO Crabbe authored a letter to Secretary of State, John Kerry. Crabbe sought legal clarification on the status of Hawai‘i from Secretary Kerry primarily because Sai concluded that OHA is in possession of monies acquired from the “State of Hawai‘i’s” general fund through pillaging.

Pillaging is prohibited under article 33 of the 1949 Geneva Convention, IV, being a war crime under U.S. federal criminal law as well as a felony. According to 18 U.S.C. §2441 “Whoever, whether inside or outside the United States, commits a war crime…shall be fined under the this title or imprisoned for life or any number of years, or both, and if death results to the victim, shall also be subject to the penalty of death.”

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia has defined pillaging, which is the same as plunder, as “the fraudulent appropriation of public and private funds belonging to…the opposing party.” According to the OHA Memo, the State of Hawai‘i is not a legitimate government under international law and as a self-declared entity it has no authority to collect taxes from individuals throughout the Hawaiian Islands. This fraudulent collection of monies is a form of pillaging from public property that belongs to the Hawaiian Kingdom, not the United States.

Eric_HolderIn the letter addressed to Attorney General Holder, Professor Chang described his reporting of war crimes as being obligated under Federal criminal law and if he did not report the war crimes he could be fined or imprisoned for three years. “Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §4Misprision of felony, I am legally obligated to report to you the knowledge I have about multiple felonies that prima facie have been and continue to be committed here in the Hawaiian Islands,” Chang said. “I have been made aware of these felonies through the memorandum by political scientist David Keanu Sai, Ph.D., who was contracted by the State of Hawai‘i Office of Hawaiian Affairs, entitled Memorandum for Ka Pouhana, CEO of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs regarding Hawai‘i as an Independent State and the Impacts it has on the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.”

Chang explained the action taken was not only prompted by a legal obligation, but also because he’s a State of Hawai‘i employee. “I and other State officials and employees receive State monies that have been implicated as being gained through the commission of felonies, namely the war crime of pillaging, and we could also face prosecution under 18 U.S.C. §3—Accessory after the fact,” Chang said. “I am deeply concerned about this matter that affects all State of Hawai‘i officials and employees, including myself personally.”

Due to the urgency of the matter Chang’s letter asks for a response from the Department of Justice within two weeks. If the Department of Justice’s “response in two weeks is able to refute the evidence provided for in the Memo, then assuredly the felonies—war crimes—have not been committed,” Chang said. The letter goes on to say, “But if your office is not able to refute the evidence, then this is a matter for the U.S. Pacific Command, being the occupying power, and all State of Hawai‘i officials and employees, as well as I, are compelled to comply with Hawaiian Kingdom law and the law of occupation.”

Chang’s letter was also carbon copied to the Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command headquartered at Camp Smith, Island of O‘ahu, and to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands.

The press conference will be located in front of the Administration building across from the Law Library. Parking is provided in the parking structure behind the law school at $5.00.

Joining Professor Chang at Monday’s press conference will be some of the 17 State of Hawaii employees from the University of Hawaii, the Department of Human Services, the Department of Public Safety, the Maui Fire Department, and the Department of Hawaiian Homelands, who endorsed the letter. Dr. Sai will also be at the press conference.

Click here to download Professor Chang’s letter.
Click here to download the OHA Memo.

30 thoughts on “Senior Law Professor Reports War Crimes to U.S. Attorney General

  1. Wow, this is exciting, this is a very big announcement!!! As a retired state employee I now wonder how this will affect me too!!! Hopefully, this will be televised and viewed internationally, nationally, and of course local news. The names on the listing are very impressive and will certainly draw allot of questions by their families, coworkers and employer. Is there a reason why Keanu Sai’s name is not listed?

    • As far as being affected as a retired state employee, I heard my uncle call it reparations and restitution.

      The names on the listing are intelligent as well as courageous people and Im sure their families are very proud of them as I and many others are very proud of them also.

      Their coworkers and employers which are from various departments of the State of Hawaii Government should be proud these people because if it wasn’t for them (names listed) others will fall into the war crime scenario.

      Those who endorsed the letter and Professor Chang were probably made aware of the circumstance by Dr Keanu Sai so I cant see why he would sign or be listed also.

    • I think its right for Dr. Sai not involve himself in endorsing the because Dr. Chang is using Dr. Sai’s memo as one of the basis for this letter. Akamai ia oe mahalo ke akua

    • Hm, good point except for the news is traveling around the world and if they have eyes let them see and if they have ears let them hear. For when the trumpet blows and all who don’t want to hear circumstance shall fall upon themselves. But I think there will be enough press out there. mahalo

  2. If they do cover it they will put a slant on it to distract from the core issue at hand. Never the less, the U.S. Attorney General is being put on notice and now will have knowledge of criminal acts perpetrated by U.S. gov’t officials and U.S. citizens. He has sworn an oath to uphold the laws and constitution of the United States of America. This includes NOT VIOLATING the Hauge and Geneva Conventions. If he does not respond or take action he violates his oath and becomes an Accessory after the fact. His DNA and finger prints will be all over this WAR CRIME. Guess who is his chain of command that will also be held accountable? Long Live the Hawaiian Kingdom! Cheeehuu!!!

  3. This is exciting times. Can’t help but smile. Mahalo nui Professor Chang, you have added more support to Dr. Keanu Sai’s work thus making it more indisputable.

    The TRUTH is the TRUTH.

    As more of our academics step forward, the illusion OHA/ Kanaiolowalu government to government FEDWRECKERS created that supporters of the De-Occupation of the Hawaiian Kingdom are crazies, obnoxious, rude, uneducated, scary and threatening, is literally blowing up in their faces.

    Mahalo also to those who signed Professor Chang’s letter.

    Mahalo nui.

  4. Mahalo Nui Professor Chang for writing this letter and also a Mahalo Nui for the 17 State of Hawaii employees from the University of Hawaii, the Department of Human Services, the Department of Public Safety, the Maui Fire Department, and the Department of Hawaiian Homelands, who endorsed the letter. I’ll be there on Monday!

  5. Like a game of konane , another great move.

    Mahalo professor chang and to all the state employees in trying to solve the war crimes of pillaging and complying with hawaiian kingdom law and the laws of occupation.

    Lookng forward to the out come.

    Long live the hawaiian kingdom

      • Remember out of small things will great things come to be. Be not afraid and be of good cheer. This is a very humbling and deep experience for me. I know that Ke Akua has his ways, using a little man with a big voice from a very strategic office is very incredible. I kunou to the all seeing and all knowing one and express my heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Williamson Chang and all those who are involved in this sacred work. To Restore a Nation and its people to their AINA is sacred work. Mahalo Ke Akua

    • Aloha Sebastian. The footing of Dr. Sai and allies appear always to be very measured from the standpoint of this Hawaiian citizen. Their words and efforts seem to act on several levels – and considers possible outcomes and response from supporters, detractors, or casual observers.

      I agree there’s a good deal of symbolism – and that benefits the just cause. Awareness, dialogue = education.

      But when you consider their stated strategic plan – doesn’t this act appear to also touch upon phases I & II (and even III)? This takes the OHA Memo’s inquiries and states as matter of fact, the crimes committed, notifying directly the criminal party. And this notice is verified and acknowledged by several agents (to varying degrees) of the Hawaii state government. We’ve seen the cases being taken to international and domestic arenas – and even some tacit acknowledgement by those third parties. But this is a little different. I’m no attorney – but it appears there was a good legal opportunity to help further goals and they exercised it.

      Hope, persistence and sure footing – and I agree with all others: so much courage by all involved, and particularly those who commit their heart and conviction by ink.

  6. Oohhhh! Here we go! Good thinking on your part, Professor Chang! What I am really impressed is that Hawaii’s legal history is getting out there; especially in the State of Hawaii system!

    The hope is building up and its dangerous–dangerous for the lifespan for the occupation of Hawaii!

  7. To the 17 or so state and county employees, I applaud you for supporting the request for the legal clarification from the U.S. Attorney General. This is a courageous step you are taking. This is the basis for you to have your chain of command address the core issues you have regarding Hawaii’s legal status. Especially, if you are from the Dept. of Public Safety. Remember, according to your policies and procedures you do not have to obey an unlawful order. The presumption of continuity is with the Kingdom of Hawaii, so the answer from the U.S. Attorney General will have to be presented before your superiors can expect you to obey an order that you may be see as unlawful. A word of caution for all of you. Your chain of command will not take kindly to the position you have taken on this issue. Be prepared for possible retaliation in the form of disciplinary actions from your chain of command. Stay within the parameters of your policies and procedures and address this as being in compliance with your oathes of offices. Article 6 clause 2 of the U.S. constitution says the Treaty is the supreme law of the land. So, you and your chain of command are bound to the Treaties. Since there is no Treaty of Annexation then the only other treaites are the Hauge and Geneva Conventions and they cannot order you to violate them. The 2 Executive Agreements of Assignment and Restoration, the laws of Occupation and Humanitarian laws in armed conflict or occupation are also applicable. If confronted with disciplinary actions do not admitt to any of them and contact your union representative immediately. Good Luck and God Bless you all.

  8. I forwarded Professor Chang’s letter to KSL which is a Radio station in Salt Lake City. See if they follow up on this. Utah is a major RED State. Could work in our favor, or not. Imua.

  9. I was very disappointed that the actual press conference is not available to go to in a video archive after the actual event has occurred. Perhaps this can be changed for future videos.

  10. Mahalo Nui Loa, for your courage and persistence. They need to be accountable for their actions, and War Crimes. Mahalo to the Hague, International Law, and the Real World courts.

  11. I applaud Professor Chang and the other 17 individuals for their brave efforts by putting themselves on the front lines in this battle. The truth will prevail because the world is watching and will join in with Hawaii’s demand for the truth from the united states government. Such a great time in my life to be alive and able to witness our Aloha Spirit at its ultimate being practice for the entire world to see.

    Aloha, Kaleolani

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