TMT protesters oppose state’s US attorney pick

  • FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2019, file photo, Hawaii Attorney General Clare Connors speaks during a news conference in Honolulu. Native Hawaiians whose protests stopped one of the world’s most advanced telescopes from being built in Hawaii are objecting to President Joe Biden’s choice for U.S. attorney in the 50th state. They say Clare Connors, as state attorney general, treated dozens of elders who who were practicing their constitutionally protected right to protest as criminals when her office prosecuted them for blocking a road to the construction site on the state’s tallest mountain. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)

HONOLULU — Some Native Hawaiians are objecting to President Joe Biden’s choice for U.S. attorney, saying Clare Connors treated dozens of elders like criminals when her office prosecuted them for blocking a road while protesting the construction of a the Thirty Meter Telescope