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Capitol Protester Found Not Guilty… The Video of the Protest

“On April 29, 2010, activists Mitch Kahle and Kevin Hughes were assaulted by Ben Villaflor, the Senate Sergeant-At-Arms, and State Sheriff’s Deputies, for objecting to unconstitutional Christian prayers used to begin each session of the Hawaii State Legislature. Hughes was injured in the attack and was taken to the hospital for x-rays and treatment. Kahle was arrested and prosecuted, but was ultimately vindicated when Judge Leslie Hayashi found Kahle “NOT GUILTY” and ruled that: “The Senate’s [Christian] prayers violate the constitutional separation of church and state.”

(Arrest begins at 1:30)

RELATED: Capitol protestor found not guilty Hawaii News Now – Nov 25, 2010

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h7ekCD6uE4]

Hawaii Citizens for the Separation of State and Church

8 Responses

  1. To Hawaii Sheriff
    What the Sheriff did was illegal and every tried to prevent it from being videotaped because they wanted to hide it. All of those people should be arrested for assault on the cameraman and the sheriff should be removed from his job. He is now a lawman because he didn’t stick up for the law.

    I say fire him!

  2. Kahle wasn’t arrested because he exercised his freedom of speach. He was arrested because he was pushing and shoving people after we was led outside. You can see the Deputy who tackled Kahle to the ground because he was being disorderly. The prosecution will re-try this case.

  3. […] Staff, Sheriff Deputies Face Civil Suit Posted on November 30, 2010 by Damon Yesterday I posted the video of Mitchell Kahle and Kevin Hughes getting arrested for free speech at the Hawaii State […]

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