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Gun group sues Honolulu police over Facebook posts

HONOLULU (AP) - A gun advocacy charity is suing the city over deleted posts on the Honolulu Police Department's Facebook page.

Hawaii Defense Foundation filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday for violations of the First Amendment.

The group claims Honolulu police arbitrarily delete posts and ban those who make comments that are unfavorable to the department.

The suit also names Capt. Andrew Lum as a defendant because he maintains the Facebook page.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports Lum said the department can't comment on the lawsuit.

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