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Bench warrant dropped for protester

  • JAMM AQUINO / JUNE 24, 2015

    A bench warrant was dropped Thursday against protester Samuel Kaleikoa Kaeo after he refused to speak English in court Wednesday. He was one of six arrested Aug. 2 for blocking trucks driving to Haleakala on Maui. Kaeo is shown being arrested by Department of Land and Natural Resources police during a protest on the slope of Mauna Kea on Hawaii island.

A state judge Thursday took back the bench warrant he had issued the day before for a defendant who was in court for trial but refused to speak in English. Read more

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