Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives


Law Enforcement

 

NO Image:
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
How Many Legislators Were Partying With Sharon Har During COVID Shutdown?
By Andrew Walden @ 2:29 PM :: 4113 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

... Alm’s subpoena of credit card records and video from the AnyPlace Lounge in Rep Sharon Har’s recently-dismissed DUI case ....

Read More..
Thursday, January 6, 2022
Hawaii offers $25 to inmates who get COVID booster
By Selected News Articles @ 8:14 PM :: 323 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

... The incentive is in addition to the $50 inmates can receive if they are fully vaccinated ....

Read More..
Saturday, January 1, 2022
Hawaii Ranks 12th for Property Crime
By Selected News Articles @ 11:00 AM :: 575 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

... There were a total of 33,928 property crimes reported in Hawaii in 2020 ....

Read More..
Thursday, December 23, 2021
Appeals court affirms federal authority to ban cockfighting in US territories
By News Release @ 3:42 PM :: 549 Views :: Agriculture, Law Enforcement

“The challenges originating in Guam and Puerto Rico to the federal law banning all animal fighting have been turned back by four federal courts and also denied by the U.S. Supreme Court”

Read More..
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Feds Bust Two Restaurants for Failure to Pay Overtime
By News Release @ 2:13 AM :: 860 Views :: Labor, Law Enforcement, Small Business

... The division’s investigation led to the recovery of $40,000 in back wages plus another $40,000 in liquidated damages for five workers ....

Read More..
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
How the Murder Rate in Hawaii Compares to the Rest of the Country
By Selected News Articles @ 9:20 PM :: 713 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

... There were a total of 41 murders in Hawaii in 2020, or 2.9 for every 100,000 people -- the seventh lowest murder rate among states ....

Read More..
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Hawaii Proud Boys Founder Sued over January 6 Attack on Congress
By News Release @ 7:03 PM :: 846 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement, Republican Party

... DC’s Civil Lawsuit is the First Filed by a Government Entity Against Proud Boys and Oath Keepers; Seeks Damages Caused by Violent & Deadly Attack ....

Read More..
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Ige Appoints Holly T.M. Shikada Attorney General
By News Release @ 10:14 PM :: 750 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

... Valerie M. Kato has been selected as the new First Deputy Attorney General ....

Read More..
Sunday, December 5, 2021
Kauai Wipes out 1,450 illegal TVRs
By News Release @ 4:37 PM :: 1477 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement, Small Business, Tourism

“...With a combined effort of increased enforcement, as well as partnerships with third-party platforms such as Expedia, the Kaua‘i Planning Department estimates that illegal vacation rentals on Kaua‘i have gone from roughly 1,500 in 2017 down to less than 50 today....”

Read More..
Sunday, November 21, 2021
Tax Workers’ “Get Out of Jail Free” Card
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 922 Views :: Law Enforcement, Taxes

... In more recent years, the Hawaii Supreme Court has been giving the tax office even more help and protection ....

Read More..
Friday, November 19, 2021
Extreme Stinginess? A look at Accused Waimanalo Child Killers’ Bankruptcy Case
By Andrew Walden @ 12:49 AM :: 3767 Views :: Family, Law Enforcement

... the Kalua’s bankruptcy submissions reveal $111K annual income -- but they are alleged to have duct-taped their adopted children's mouths shut to keep them from sneaking food ....

Read More..
Friday, November 12, 2021
Police Allege Isabella Kalua Duct-Taped and Locked in Dog Cage Before Death
By Andrew Walden @ 11:03 PM :: 1948 Views :: Honolulu County, Family, Law Enforcement

... criminal complaint reveals many previously unreported allegations regarding the death of Isabella Kalua ....

Read More..
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Rethinking prosecution: How San Francisco's Failure can be Imported to Honolulu
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 781 Views :: Law Enforcement

... the University of Hawaiʻi Better (Worse) Tomorrow Speaker Series will host a live, online conversation featuring San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Steve Alm and federal public defender Minda Yamaga ....

Read More..
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Foster Care Insurance Policy Written to Keep CWS Secrets
By Andrew Walden @ 4:04 PM :: 1436 Views :: Family, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

... the policy specifically excludes any liability coverage for sexual or physical abuse, leaving the taxpayers on the hook for damages ....

Read More..
Friday, October 22, 2021
State Wins $1.5M Judgment in Mortgage Rescue Fraud Case
By News Release @ 8:25 PM :: 891 Views :: Law Enforcement

... Guinn had tricked the couple into signing over the deed to their property ....

Read More..
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Foster Children in Hawaii and Their Right to Counsel
By Selected News Articles @ 5:44 PM :: 1637 Views :: Family, Law Enforcement

... Hawaii is the only state in the nation that has a judicial procedure in place to ensure the legal rights of our most vulnerable population are protected; a little-known 2014 Family Court Tort Protocol mandated by Judge Mark Browning ....

Read More..
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
10-year-old girl arrested at Honowai Elem School--ACLU Demands $500K
By News Release @ 4:57 AM :: 2625 Views :: Education K-12, Law Enforcement

... a parent complained to school officials about a sketch N.B. and other students had drawn in response to another student bullying N.B. The parent unreasonably insisted that school officials call the police ....

Read More..
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Six Sovereignty Scammers Could Get 10 years Prison
By News Release @ 3:23 AM :: 2256 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

... all connected to Keanu Sai collaborator Rose Dradi .... 

Read More..
Saturday, October 2, 2021
The Island of Abandoned Cars
By Selected News Articles @ 6:32 AM :: 1132 Views :: Environment, Law Enforcement

... For example, in November 2020, they had to move almost 400 cars and 700 tires from Makuu, in Puna District ....

Read More..
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Big Win for Mafia: Biden Appoints AG Connors US Attorney
By News Release @ 4:09 PM :: 2400 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Law Enforcement

... As AG, Connors did zero for the manifold corruption and mafia cases rocking Hawaii’s political establishment.  That's why Schatz and Hirono recommended her .... 

Read More..
Saturday, September 25, 2021
More Sovereignty Scammers Busted: Two Individuals Charged in Hawaii Tax Conspiracy
By News Release @ 2:47 AM :: 2415 Views :: Law Enforcement, Taxes

... Another sovereignty scammer busted ....

Read More..
Friday, September 24, 2021
Supreme Court Allows Investigation of Anti-Telescope Group
By News Release @ 8:49 PM :: 1348 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Law Enforcement

... In a unanimous 5-0 decision, the Hawai‘i Supreme Court ruled that the Hawai‘i Attorney General was fully authorized to issue a subpoena to obtain the bank records of the non-profit organization KAHEA ....

Read More..
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
PSD: 12% More Criminals Vaccinated
By News Release @ 11:13 PM :: 849 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

... Total statewide percentage of fully vaccinated inmates on September 14 = 66% ....

Read More..
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Hirono Pushes DoJ to Enforce 'COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act'
By News Release @ 10:33 PM :: 1236 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

... Four Months After COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act Became Law, Hirono and Meng Ask DOJ for Updates on Implementation ....

Read More..
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Child Molester: State Gives Probation, Feds Give 11 Yrs
By News Release @ 10:19 PM :: 1137 Views :: Law Enforcement

... Registered sex offender sentenced to 11 years in prison for attempted sexual enticement of 13 year-old and possession of child pornography ....

Read More..
Monday, September 20, 2021
Life Sentence? State Releases Criminal to his Mommy -- then Feds Take Over
By News Release @ 5:40 PM :: 1271 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

... In 2020 Wilson was already out on the street after his 2019 sentencing to '10 years' in the State case ....

Read More..
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Tourist Busted after Lifting Turtle out of Sea and not Eating it
By News Release @ 2:59 AM :: 1864 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement, Tourism

... tourist fails to uphold traditional Hawaiian cultural practices ....

Read More..
Sunday, August 8, 2021
A Policy Statement About Fines
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1789 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Law Enforcement

... Bill 17 would allow the city’s Department of Planning and Permitting to record liens against property and then to foreclose on the liens....

Read More..
Saturday, August 7, 2021
Eviction Ban Extension Only Applies to People who Apply for Aid
By News Release @ 12:09 AM :: 1342 Views :: Law Enforcement, Small Business, COVID-19

... The CDC’s Eviction Order only applies to “covered persons.” To be eligible, tenants/renters must attest that they have used best efforts to obtain all available governmental assistance for housing ....

Read More..
Monday, August 2, 2021
Ethics: DOCARE Officers Fix Personal Vehicle During Work Hours
By News Release @ 8:41 PM :: 1459 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

... the repairs took several hours and occurred during state business hours and on state property ....

Read More..
Sunday, August 1, 2021
Property Forfeitures and What Our AG is Doing About Them
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1462 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

... property may be forfeited without a court hearing, without compensation, and at times, without even a criminal charge filed against the property owner. ...

Read More..
Friday, July 30, 2021
Victorino signs agreements with Expedia and Airbnb to curb illegal TVRs
By News Release @ 10:40 PM :: 1515 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement, Small Business, Tourism

... Both platforms will now require host-provided tax map key numbers to appear on online listings ....

Read More..
Thursday, July 22, 2021
Kauai Woman Pleads Guilty To Multiple Wire Fraud Schemes And Aggravated Identity Theft
By News Release @ 5:30 AM :: 1536 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

... Federal prosecutors say she stole from Kamehameha Schools students needing financial aid and from Gates Millennium Scholars. The government also accuses her of stealing information from a non-profit mobile health unit for Native Hawaiians on Kauai ....

Read More..
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Asset Forfeiture Audit: After 30 years Program Finally Gets Administrative Rules
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 11:20 PM :: 1270 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

... the program was unable to accurately account for forfeited property ....

Read More..
Monday, July 19, 2021
Ha'ena 'Adaptive Tourism' Plan Starts with Lots of Expensive Parking Tickets
By News Release @ 10:47 PM :: 1336 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement, Tourism

... The HSP Master Plan caps daily visitation at Hāʻena to 900 people ....

Read More..
Sunday, July 18, 2021
Miske News: Union Boss Gets Greedy -- Almost Pays Price in Blood
By Andrew Walden @ 7:44 PM :: 3953 Views :: Labor, Law Enforcement, Drugs

... Akau said the problem involved hiring for jobs on the docks, and that removing Victim 12 “would help the flow of jobs onto the docks.”…

Read More..
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Hawaii: Harshest penalties for underage drivers with DUI
By Selected News Articles @ 12:00 PM :: 1343 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

... The cost to insure underage and 30-year-old drivers increases by 214% on average after just one violation ....

Read More..
Monday, July 12, 2021
Groundbreaking for New Women's Jail
By News Release @ 11:43 PM :: 1129 Views :: Law Enforcement

“...This is the first major correctional facility construction project since the Halawa Medium Security Facility was completed in 1998....”

Read More..
Friday, July 2, 2021
Hawaii AG Announces sexual assault evidence collection kit tracking system
By News Release @ 7:55 PM :: 1036 Views :: Law Enforcement

... The tracking system is designed to allow survivors of sexual assault to obtain up-to-date information on the status of their sexual assault evidence collection kits, from collection through testing, and to do so in an anonymous way ....

Read More..
Thursday, July 1, 2021
Embezzlement, Bribery: Hawaii Non-Profit Executive Sentenced to 46 Months of Imprisonment
By News Release @ 4:00 AM :: 3298 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL, Ethics, Law Enforcement, OHA, COVID-19

... Hawaii Non-Profit Executive Sentenced to 46 Months of Imprisonment for Embezzling Over $500,000 from AmeriCorps and for Agreeing to Receive a Bribe for Approving $845,000 in CARES Act Grants ....

Read More..
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Pimp Foolishly Leaves Hawaii--Ends up in Federal Prison
By News Release @ 8:53 PM :: 1693 Views :: Law Enforcement

... Convicted in Milwaukee, Hawaii pimp faces a maximum life term of imprisonment and a mandatory minimum of 15 years ....

Read More..
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Cockfighting Arrests on Molokai - The investigation and arrests were long in coming
By Video @ 11:13 PM :: 1624 Views :: Maui County, Gambling, Law Enforcement

... Police reported seizing more than $160,000 in cash, along with gambling ledgers and paraphernalia, from an illegal cockfighting derby attended by 300 to 400 people last month on Molokai ....

Read More..
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
DOJ: Chinese Money Laundering Buys Big Island Properties
By News Release @ 12:50 PM :: 2436 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Law Enforcement

... routed the proceeds of these schemes through at least six pieces of real estate on the Island of Hawaii ....

Read More..
Friday, June 11, 2021
Another Hawaii Couple Indicted in Sovereignty-Related Tax Fraud Scheme
By News Release @ 4:46 PM :: 2589 Views :: Law Enforcement, Taxes

... The Hawvers and the Chocks were plaintiffs alongside Rose Dradi, a Keanu Sai-Dexter Kiama collaborator, in a now-dismissed Sept 7, 2018 lawsuit claiming the IRS had no legal authority to collect taxes from them ....

Read More..
Friday, June 11, 2021
Public Hearing for Red Light Cam Rules
By News Release @ 1:07 AM :: 930 Views :: Law Enforcement

... Thursday, June 17, 2021, from 9-11 a.m. ....

Read More..
Friday, June 4, 2021
Don't criminalize COVID-19 rule breakers
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:56 PM :: 1492 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

... When you turn ordinary behavior into criminal behavior overnight, you need to be prepared for some unjust results .... 

Read More..
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Fixing Hawaii's COVID-19 citation nightmare
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:01 AM :: 1362 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

... A look at SB540 ....

Read More..
Saturday, May 22, 2021
Kenji Price Joins DC Law Firm
By News Release @ 3:57 AM :: 1381 Views :: Law Enforcement

... Former Honolulu Federal Prosecutor Kenji Price Will Help Clients Minimize Risk and Tackle Increased Enforcement Activity ....

Read More..
Monday, May 17, 2021
Facial Imaging Now Operational at Five Hawaii Airports
By News Release @ 7:56 PM :: 1689 Views :: Law Enforcement, Tourism, COVID-19

... Airports Division announces the operation of Phase III of the thermal temperature screening and facial imaging project at Hawaii’s five major airports that accept trans-Pacific flights ....

Read More..
Monday, May 17, 2021
Arrested at Airport: Nigerian Prince Allegedly Defrauded Hawaii Unemployment
By News Release @ 7:34 PM :: 2261 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

... the arrestee is a senior aide to the Governor of the Nigerian State of Ogun, just outside Lagos ....

Read More..
Page 1 of 14First   Previous   [1]  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  Next   Last   
Links

TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote

2aHawaii

808 Silent Majority

ACA Signups Hawaii

Alliance Defending Freedom

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center

American Council of Trustees and Alumni

AntiPlanner

Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Astronomy Hawaii

Back da Blue Hawaii

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Better Hawaii

Broken Trust

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

ChinaTownWatch.com

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

DVids Hawaii

FIRE

Fix Oahu!

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Grassroot Institute

Habele.org

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii Coalition Against Legalized Gambling

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Credit Union Watch

Hawaii Crop Improvement Association

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Family Advocates

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federalist Society

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii Future Project

Hawaii Gathering of Eagles

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Homeschool Association

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii Legal News

Hawaii Life Alliance

Hawaii March for Life

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Smokers Alliance

Hawaii State Data Lab

Hawaii Together

HIEC.Coop

HiFiCo

Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

House Minority Blog

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

Investigative Project on Terrorism

July 4 in Hawaii

Kakaako Cares

Keep Hawaii's Heroes

Land and Power in Hawaii

Legislative Committee Analysis Tool

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Malulani Foundation

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui

Mauna Kea Recreational Users Group

MentalIllnessPolicy.org

Military Home Educators' Network Oahu

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

NAMI Hawaii

Natatorium.org

National Christian Foundation Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

NFIB Hawaii News

No GMO Means No Aloha

Not Dead Yet, Hawaii

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Oahu Alternative Transport

Obookiah

OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

OurFutureHawaii.com

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

PEACE Hawaii

People vs Machine

Pritchett Cartoons

Pro-GMO Hawaii

P.U.E.O.

RailRipoff.com

Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

ReRoute the Rail

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

Robotics Organizing Committee

Save Dillingham Airfield

School Choice in Hawaii

SenatorFong.com

Sink the Jones Act

Statehood for Guam

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

UCC Truths

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

VAREP Honolulu

Waagey.org

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii

Yes2TMT