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Chinatown Residents Fed Up with Crime

Dolores Mollring Dolores Mollring
Alden Kamauna Alden Kamauna

Aug 29, 2006 07:40 PM

HONOLULU (KHNL) - Enough is enough. That's the message from people who live in the Chinatown area about drugs and prostitution in their neighborhood. Tuesday afternoon they took their message to the streets.

Dozens of residents of Kukui Plaza waved signs at the intersection of Nuuanu Avenue and Kukui street. They want people to know about the crime that's plaguing the neighborhood they love. Residents say the problem is only getting worse.

They point to a case back in July when a 24-year-old man was shot and killed, allegedly by a pimp.

"Were hoping to get rid of the prostitution, to get rid of the drugs, to get rid of the violence that's come into our neighborhoods" said Kukui Plaza resident Dolores Mollring.

"It's been really great for trying to get the voice out there that enough is enough. We're taking back our streets" said Alden Kamauna.

The group says this is the third time it's staged a protest like this. And every Tuesday, they conduct a citizens patrol. They walk the streets as a group to deter crime.

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