Posted on: Monday, January 22, 2001
Judge presents valid challenge to lawmakers
As the first judge to run Hawaiis Drug Court, James Aiona Jr. has seen it all.
In his address to lawmakers assembled at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace Thursday for the traditional Catholic Red Mass, he challenged them to Hawaiis young people before they become a lost generation.
He described angry, defiant youngsters involved in drugs and prostitution, for whom societys best answer to date is to lock them up.
"Locking these minors up is simply unacceptable," he said yet that approach will continue without a strong initiative from lawmakers. Are they were listening?
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