Demand Justice for Sheldon
Haleck! Friday, March 20, 4:30-5:30 Vigil from 4:30-5:30; Press Conference at 5pm King Street, in
front of Iolani Palace
Sheldon Haleck posted this picture of himself with his son on
Facebook on March 8, 2015. One week later he was dead after being pepper
sprayed and then tased twice by HPD.
Sheldon Haleck was 38 years old. He was born in Samoa and moved to Hawai`i
with his family as a child. He graduated from Kaiser HS and owns a home in
Milillani. His facebook is that of a proud father, filled with pictures of his
young son. A friend he knew described him as "very kind-hearted, soft and
humble man,...Sheldon was loved by so many and always will be."
Reports of what happened are sketchy but there's enough to raise a
HPD alleges they were trying to arrest Sheldon on "suspicion of
disorderly conduct" and that he became "combative" after being
pepper sprayed and tased twice, and then tripped and fell to the street in front
of Iolani Palace.They allege they "escorted" him to the
sidewalk, where he suddenly become "unresponsive" and was transported to
Queen's where he was pronounced dead. HPD has classified his death as
an "unattended death." Results of the autopsy are expected to take up to 4
What happened to Sheldon Haleck? What caused him to be "acting erratically"
when his friends say this is completely "out of character?" Where are the
witnesses? Surveillance tapes? (this is in front of Iolani Palace and the U.S.
Post Office!). Why should anyone trust a report by HPD given their record of cover-ups? Remember
the case of Stephen
Dinnon of Waimanalo who was beaten by HPD and later died? Or of Aaron
Torres of Nanakuli, who was asphyxiated after calling HPD for help?
THIS MUST END! WE CANNOT CONTINUE TO
BE SILENT! We must learn from the people of Ferguson, who rigteously rose up to
demand justice for Michael Brown!
We must build a community that supports
victims of police murder and brutality!
Join us on Friday, March 20, to demand
justice for Sheldon Haleck! Bring signs. Bring flowers or messages for a