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Anosh Yaqoob wants to be your next Honolulu prosecutor

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Despite his name, Anosh Yaqoob is a local boy. It's pronounced Ah-noh-sh Ya-kub. He was born in Honolulu and raised in Salt Lake and he wants to be your next Honolulu city prosecutor.

He graduated from the University of Hawaii before attending the William S. Richardson Law school. He said he's been an attorney in private practice since 2008. He said that in the last 25 years, there have only been two men in the position of city prosecutor in Honolulu: Peter Carlisle and his opponent and incumbent Keith Kaneshiro. He believes he would he a welcome change to that role.

Yaqoob believes that the current sit-lie law is unconstitutional. It bans people from sitting or lying down  on the sidewalks in certain areas in Honolulu. He said that if he is elected, he would opt not to enforce it because he said it's not a crime to be poor or homeless.

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