Demand Justice for Kollin Elderts!
On November 5, 2011 U.S. State Department Special Agent Christopher Deedy shot and killed a 23 year-old Hawaiian man, Kollin Elderts, at point blank range at a Waikiki McDonald’s restaurant. The first trial of Agent Deedy ended with a hung jury in August 2013. This was an outrage! The facts in this case are simple: Agent Deedy was drunk and packing his service weapon, which he used to kill an unarmed man. However, Agent Deedy has an entire racist system backing him up. Deedy is still working for the State Department, which is providing for his support.
Rally, Signholding, March & Press Conference
Friday, July 11, 11am-2pm
Gather at Iolani Palace
The re-trial of Christopher Deedy began this morning. There will be an action tomorrow (Friday) from 11am-2pm. Because the trial has begun there have been some changes in plans.
Assemble at the Ahu at Iolani Palace at 11am, where there will be a short rally and orientation, (The ahu is on the right hand side of the King Street entrance to the Palace.)
A march will go from the Palace to the Diplomatic Security Office (999 King Street at the corner of Bishop/King) to deliver a petition demanding justice for Kollin Elderts. There will be a short press conference, which will include members of the Elderts family, after the petition is delivered.
The march will then proceed to the First Circuit Court (Punchbowl and Halekauwila), where there will be another press conference and signholding.
Bring water and sunscreen. We'll have some signs or you can bring your own.
Only the people can provide justice for Kollin Elderts. Stand in solidarity with the family of Kollin Elderts and show our commitment to fight for justice for Kollin Elderts!
[Organized by Elderts Ohana, Kihei Soli Niheu's Ohana, Ohana Koa-NFIP, Parents of Murdered Children, Movement for Aloha No ka ʻĀina (MANA), Aloha Aina no Ko'olauloa, World Can't Wait-Hawai`i