Lopaka Brown says he's a Hawaiian national and an American by choice. He appeared in court today to fight a charge he ran a red light. He's not saying he didn't run the light, but that the court has no jurisdiction over him.
It began as a routine ocean passage on calm seas. Passengers bound for a resort island were just stirring, some eating breakfast. Suddenly, the ferry began to list. At some point, a loud bang shook the ship.