(HawaiiNewsNow) The city's crackdown on homelessness in Waikiki -- meant to make things nicer for tourists, is causing some visitors big legal problems.
In order to keep the homeless from settling in overnight, the city began closing popular beachfront parks in Waikiki at midnight. A violation brings a criminal citation.
According to the City Prosecutors Office 20 percent of those citations, one in five, is going to visitors, for whom the criminal charge and its mandatory court appearance can be more than just an inconvenience.
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