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Letters: Some Concerned About Crime; Aloha of Maui Inspires Young Activist from Cyprus

December 27, 2020, 9:00 AM HST
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Crime A Problem at Senior Citizen Complex in Wailuku

We live in a Senior Citizen apartment in Wailuku called Ekolu and we have been attack by thieves. They tried to steal a white Ford pickup truck and they stole a Blue 1999 Honda CRV. Seniors keep your vehicles locked and your apartment locked, too.

In the past, there has been people going inside our apartment and stealing money from our neighbors. I have not heard anything from the police. Help find the criminals targeting sick and disabled Kupuna. Please help us. — Frank Torres, Wailuku

Concerned About Crime; Police Should Do More

Please, someone explain why many people can be arrested for COVID-19 violations, but thugs who are terrorizing, burglarizing and robbing the people of Maui,  both locals and tourists alike, are not arrested and jailed to lengthy prison terms.

Instead the crooks laugh at all and read about their exploits in the paper!
What is wrong with this picture? Police need to step up. Citizens need to  wake up and speak up! — John Sutherland, Burnsville, NC

Young Human Rights Activist from Cyprus Inspired from Aloha of Maui

I would like to let you know about a leading young activist who visited Maui in 2019. Ozer Sahoglu spent a month on Maui with a host family as an ambassadorship for a peace organization. He was part of a bi-communal peace organization and discovered Maui and felt the power of Aloha from the bottom of his heart. It became a life-changing experience.

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He is now a leading activist who got involved with many local and international organizations and became an advocate at the age of 17. You can see his story which is approved and published by UNICEF as his blog via https://www.voicesofyouth.org/blog/humanrightsforchange-join-my-campaign-stand-against-injustices

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He served as founder and president of the CYCFITS organization, which he started as social work. He became the first underage Cypriot activist to with European Union-funding. He is also part of IPB, Global Changemakers and many other organizations. He also studied entrepreneurship and leadership taught at George Washington University. And he was chosen by the American Embassy of Cyprus as part of the Benjamin Franklin summer institute. On his blog, you can see a link to his campaign. It is important to spread the word about his campaign to the rest of the world, including young people on Maui who might be interested to advocate for human rights! –Cihgse Dedeoglu, Nicosia, Cyprus

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