Mauna Kea can be both scientific and spiritual

“Like Aaron Stene (letters-to-the editor, Feb. 11) I am incredulous that Judge Takase acquitted the protesters who were arrested for purposely blocking the public access road to the summit of Mauna Kea. Her rationale for acquittal — they were acting for a “greater good”— is absolutely mind-boggling.

I could have understood a reprimand and a suspension of sentence, but an acquittal means she believes they were justified in deliberately breaking the law. In granting them an acquittal, she obviously allowed her own personal biases to cloud her legal judgment.”

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