Man With Hate Rips Off State

The Hilo man who parks his truck at Lincoln Park and spews hateful words out of the back of his truck on cardboard signs has been convicted of obtaining benefits from the state illegally.

Facebook profile picture of James Borden

Facebook profile picture of James Borden

According to arrest records, James G. Borden, 64 of a Hilo address was indicted for Theft in the 2nd Degree on November 21, 2013. Borden was arrested at a Kapiolani Street address on December 17, 2013, and bail was set at $2,000.

Borden indictment 1

The indictment alleges that from April 1st, 2012 to April 30th, 2013, Borden obtained public assistance benefits “by deception” from Department of Health Services that totaled more then $300. He was initially charged with Theft in the 2nd Degree, but on July 11 Judge Glenn Hara accepted Borden’s plea of no contest to a reduced charge of Theft in the 3rd degree.

Borden up at the Hilo Pride Parade being a hate monger against everyone and anything

Borden up at the Hilo Pride Parade being a hate monger against everyone and anything

Borden filed a motion to defer acceptance of his no contest plea, and received a suspended jail sentence. Hara also ordered Borden to complete 50 hours of community service, and to repay the state Department of Human Services.

Borden List

Another condition of his release is that he must obtain and maintain legal and verifiable full time work or enroll in educational program. It’s unclear whether those court-ordered activities might interfere with his Lincoln Park demonstrations.

2 Responses

  1. I own a restaurant downtown. Someone complained about my outside tables and chairs. They are on the sidewalk which is owned by the county. I believe the street this guy parks on is also owned by the county, yes? If enough people call the county and complain, he will have to remove his truck and apply for a permit. That’s what I had to do. I had to apply for a sidewalk permit, i had to insure the county for a million dollars, I had to literally jump through hoops, just because one of my nasty neighbors, the chicks at the dive shop (which is now shut down, wanted to cause trouble.) My point, if a business owner, who pays taxes, employees people and provides a very positive addition to increasing the commerce in downtown is forced to remove outside tables and chairs, you’d think the county would be able to remove a menace which is what this man is. Carter Romero is the man at the county who was forced—due to complaints—to move to make us remove our tables and chairs until we had the proper permit. Complaints should be directed to the county. In fact, a petition—perhaps started here on this site—with enough signatures might work.

    • He gets around this issue by sitting inside the park and does not obstruct the sidewalk. Legally he is allowed to park in the free stall that is not reserved for anyone.

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