Kenoi Trial – “This puritanical, prudish, prissy fixation on alcohol… Are we in the twenties?”

I’ve attended the Mayor Kenoi Trial for a few days and feel I have a good grip on things.

Today, both the prosecutor and defense had one hour to make their final statements in the case.

kenoi-trialTo me the one personal statement that stood out to me most was the following statement regarding the use of alcohol to possibly bring in federal monies to the Big Island.

“This puritanical, prudish, prissy fixation on alcohol… Are we in the twenties? Is this prohibition?” asked defense attorney Todd Eddins during his final summation. “Are we in modern-day Saudi Arabia? The mayor of this county can expend money on alcohol.”

You can view the closing argument here:

VIDEO: Closing Arguments In Kenoi Trial, Jury Deliberates

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