Posted on June 3, 2022

Offensive License Plate Still on the Road One Year Later

Tom George, KITV, June 2, 2022

It’s an incendiary message that first caught drivers’ attention almost a year ago: a vanity license plate with an expletive-laced message  “FCK BLM”, or Black Lives Matter.

The license plate was first spotted in August 2021, and the City and County of Hawaii told us that the vanity license plate was an “ill-advised oversight”, as any requests with the letters ‘FCK’ or ‘FKN’ are automatically rejected.

At the time, the city said the plate was recalled and the owner would have to surrender it.  But recently, people reported the car was still driving around with the plates.  The city now says the owner was given three messages telling him he needed to surrender to plate, but he ignored them.

“If you claim to be the Aloha State, then do something about it, “says UH Manoa Law professor Ken Lawson, who is Black. {snip} “The fact that you didn’t do anything may be more proof that his license plate may be correct that our lives don’t matter {snip}