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Chilling crimes against activist must be solved


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 08, 2014

Escalating attacks on environmental activist Carroll Cox should be an affront to anyone who cares about rooting out abuse and corruption in Hawaii. Law-enforcement agencies must make solving two recent crimes a high priority, lest the perpetrators succeed in silencing a dedicated community watchdog — and send a chilling message to others who otherwise may be inclined toward activism. For his part, Cox vows to continue his work undeterred, committed to shining a spotlight on illegal dumping on Oahu and misuse of government land and other resources. The Mililani man should not have to go it alone — anyone who can help police solve these crimes should call the Honolulu Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division at 768-3609.

Escalating attacks on environmental activist Carroll Cox should be an affront to anyone who cares about rooting out abuse and corruption in Hawaii. Law-enforcement agencies must make solving two recent crimes a high priority, lest the perpetrators succeed in silencing a dedicated community watchdog — and send a chilling message to others who otherwise may be inclined toward activism.

For his part, Cox vows to continue his work undeterred, committed to shining a spotlight on illegal dumping on Oahu and misuse of government land and other resources. The Mililani man should not have to go it alone — anyone who can help police solve these crimes should call the Honolulu Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division at 768-3609. Login for more...



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