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Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Schweitzer Exonerated of Dana Ireland Murder After 25 Years
By News Release @ 12:34 AM :: 317 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement, Police

... REALLY OBVIOUS QUESTION: Will Hawaii County Police or Prosecutor now search federal databases for a match to the DNA from 'Unknown Male #1'? ....

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Monday, January 23, 2023
U.S. Marine runs toward gunfire, applies lifesaving aid in Waikiki shooting
By Selected News Articles @ 2:08 PM :: 864 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement, Military

... The man fell to the ground as the first of the two shooters sprinted to a waiting vehicle. The wounded man was lying on the sidewalk to Issa’s left as the second shooter, located to Issa’s right, began firing frantically at the downed man ....

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Thursday, January 19, 2023
Four Hawaii Correctional Officers Sentenced for Abusing Inmate and Conspiring to Cover Up Abuse
By News Release @ 12:08 AM :: 585 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

... a multi-year conspiracy to cover-up the abuse ....

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Feds Collect $2M in Fines
By News Release @ 11:36 PM :: 536 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

... $1,534,259.15 was collected in criminal actions and $554,363.58 was collected in civil actions ....

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Saturday, January 7, 2023
Fleeing From Feds: Hawaii Jones Act Shipbuilder Arrested at Sea
By News Release @ 3:22 AM :: 2146 Views :: Jones Act, Law Enforcement

... sailing from Oahu on his boat, fully fueled, and stocked with cash and enough provisions to sustain himself at sea ....

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Sunday, January 1, 2023
Department of Public Safety Names Four New Wardens
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 822 Views :: Law Enforcement

... effective January 3, 2023 ....

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Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Five Red Light Camera Sites Now Active
By News Release @ 12:24 AM :: 2728 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

... five cameras now active along Vineyard Boulevard and Nuuanu Avenue ....

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Saturday, December 24, 2022
FBI: 2022 Busy in Honolulu, Expect More of the Same for 2023
By News Release @ 4:06 PM :: 1622 Views :: Law Enforcement

"...Public corruption is a top priority for the FBI and this office, and we will continue aggressively pursuing these allegations at every level...."

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Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Native Hawaiian Girls LESS Likely to be 'Missing'
By News Release @ 11:46 PM :: 1931 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, Military, Drugs

... Obvious bias: The word “military” occurs 20 times in this report.  The word “drug” four times, “methamphetamines” zero times, “pimp", once, "foster" three times ....

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Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Jail Assault: Guards, Inmates Sentenced to Spend More Time Together
By News Release @ 11:12 PM :: 766 Views :: Law Enforcement

... guard gets 96 months, inmate gets 84 months ....

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Federal Real ID enforcement delayed to May 2025
By News Release @ 4:38 PM :: 737 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement, Tourism

...O‘ahu residents now have an additional two years to get the REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and state identification cards necessary to board domestic flights and enter some federal buildings....

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Sunday, November 27, 2022
FBI: Miske Ran Waikiki ‘Beachboy’ Concession
By Andrew Walden @ 5:56 PM :: 1894 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement, Tourism

... Gradually the mafia deathgrip on Waikiki beaches is being chipped away ....

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Drugs, Fish, and Termites: Miske FBI Backgrounder Unsealed by Federal Judge
By Andrew Walden @ 8:35 PM :: 2463 Views :: Hawaii History, Law Enforcement, Drugs

... 40 miles off the coast of Hawaii, FV Rachel attached a large amount of Methamphetamine to a Radio Frequency (RF) buoy and dropped the drugs into the ocean ....

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Saturday, November 19, 2022
Case for reinstating cockfighting on the Northern Mariana Islands dismissed
By Court House News @ 5:12 PM :: 715 Views :: Gambling, Law Enforcement

... Andrew Salas, a former member of the House of Representatives and former Secretary of Commerce for the NMI, first filed the suit ....

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Saturday, November 19, 2022
UPW News: HCCC Supervisor gets 12 years for 'multi-year conspiracy to cover up abuse'
By News Release @ 12:19 AM :: 870 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

... on June 15, 2015, Taum supervised his two co-Defendants and a third correctional officer while they transported an inmate across the facility. The inmate became frightened in the course of the transfer ....

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Friday, November 18, 2022
Two Maui Men Found Guilty of Hate Crimes for Racially Motivated Attack
By News Release @ 5:41 PM :: 1654 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement

... the defendants, who had never met C.K. before, stormed onto his property and demanded that he pack his things and leave, threatening to “tie [him] up and drag [him]” and make him “go missing” ....

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Friday, October 28, 2022
Hawaii Sex Offender Arrested Quickly After Foolishly Leaving State
By News Release @ 4:02 AM :: 1231 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement

... Maui rapist and drug dealer now in a Louisiana jail on $505,000 bail ....

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022
CEO and President of Hawaii Shipbuilding Company Charged with Securities Fraud
By Selected News Articles @ 5:06 PM :: 1323 Views :: Jones Act, Law Enforcement, Small Business

... a decade-long scheme to defraud investors of millions of dollars in connection with Semisub Inc ....

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Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Felony Record: Alleged Fentanyl Trafficker was HOPE Probationer
By News Release @ 7:12 PM :: 1420 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

... law enforcement officers executed a federal search warrant on Kepa‘a’s Pearl City residence and recovered approximately 61 grams of suspected fentanyl and one kilogram suspected crystal methamphetamine as well as a loaded firearm, semiautomatic rifles, and boxes of ammunition ....

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Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Ige Signs Abortion Secrecy Executive Order
By News Release @ 11:34 PM :: 871 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, Life

“...Effective immediately, departments and agencies under my authority shall not provide any information, including medical records, data, or billing, to another state seeking to impose penalties upon a person or entity related to reproductive health services in Hawaiʻi....”

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Honolulu Council Bill 52--Bullying
By News Release @ 5:11 AM :: 807 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Law Enforcement

... Bill 52, designed to prevent bullying of youths in City programs on City property, prevent retaliation against those who report bullying ....

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Coast Guard Busts Illegal Fireworks Shipments at Honolulu Harbor
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 1239 Views :: Labor, Law Enforcement, Military

... 13,449 pounds of unpermitted fireworks with an estimated street value of 2.7 million dollars ....

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Aiona/Tupaʻi Calls for the Ige/Green Administration to Convene a Special Session
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 2:34 AM :: 1040 Views :: Law Enforcement, Republican Party

... Special legislative sessions are reserved for specific issues such as court decisions like the Obrero case ....

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Locations Announced: Red Light Cameras Begin in October
By News Release @ 2:46 AM :: 1160 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

... Once construction is completed, red-light runners at the Phase 1 intersections will begin to receive warning letters....

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Thursday, September 15, 2022
Gang Member and Accomplice Sentenced for Waianae Game Room Robbery
By News Release @ 4:10 AM :: 1369 Views :: Law Enforcement, Second Amendment

“Ghost guns in particular present a threat to Hawaii and are increasingly showing up in our investigations...."

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Hawaii Homicides Double Over Last Decade
By Selected News Articles @ 11:13 AM :: 1067 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

... The 105.0% increase ranks as the fifth largest among the 44 states that reported an uptick ....

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Friday, August 12, 2022
Hawaii Cockfighters Continue Shipping Fighting Birds to Guam, Enabled by Territorial Department of Agriculture
By News Release @ 11:50 PM :: 1386 Views :: Agriculture, Law Enforcement

... Guam’s Animal Import Standards Announced in April Prove Hollow ....

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Psychics and Recreational Drugs: SEC Charges Hawaii SemiSub with Fraud
By News Release @ 11:35 PM :: 1323 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement, Tourism

... defendants misappropriated a significant portion of the funds to pay for psychics and recreational drugs ....

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Monday, July 11, 2022
Three Former Hawaii Correctional Officers Convicted of Assaulting Inmate and Attempting Cover Up
By News Release @ 5:45 PM :: 1110 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Law Enforcement

... Over the course of two minutes, the defendants punched and kicked the inmate in the head and body while he was lying face-down in a pool of his own blood. The inmate suffered a broken nose, jaw and eye socket ....

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Saturday, July 9, 2022
Ige Signs HB2171 Establishing State Department of Law Enforcement
By News Release @ 2:54 AM :: 1316 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, Police

... “Hawaiʻi is the only state in the country that doesn’t have a centralized, independent state law enforcement agency. The new department will allow more efficient and effective emergency response, criminal law enforcement, investigations and homeland security operations” ....

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Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Bodycam Video Rep Matt LoPresti DUI Arrest
By Video @ 12:02 PM :: 1894 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement, Politicians

... Bodycam video of Matt Lopresti getting arested for DUI (again) ....

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Thursday, June 23, 2022
Oahu Schoolteacher Detained on Charge of Sexually Exploiting Minor Student
By News Release @ 5:29 AM :: 1235 Views :: Education K-12, Law Enforcement

... Individuals with information, or those who believe they are a victim, are urged to immediately contact the Honolulu FBI at (808) 673-2705 or BunagInvestigation@fbi.gov ....

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022
After a Kauai woman was brutally murdered in 2010, police say they may be getting closer to solving the crime.
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 1287 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement

"... We believe this case is solvable ...."

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Saturday, June 18, 2022
News That Criminals Can Use: Girls Used to Commit Crimes will not be Jailed
By Selected News Articles @ 4:57 AM :: 1459 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

...  Another world is possible.  A world where girls can get away with anything ....

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Friday, June 17, 2022
Bribery: Kaneshiro, Mitsunaga Arrested by FBI
By Selected News Articles @ 4:48 PM :: 3926 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

... Kaneshiro was on paid leave for two years ....

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Hawaii #1 for Catalytic Converter Theft
By Selected News Articles @ 1:55 PM :: 1262 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

... Hawaii has averaged 68 catalytic converter thefts per 100,000 registered vehicles in just the first four months of 2022 ....

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Friday, June 10, 2022
Mayors Blangiardi, Roth, Victorino, and Kawakami urge Governor Ige to veto HB 1567
By News Release @ 4:10 PM :: 1130 Views :: Justice Reinvestment, Law Enforcement

... urging Governor Ige to veto HB 1567 HD1 SD1 CD1, which eliminates the use of monetary bail and requires defendants to be released on their own recognizance for certain nonviolent offenses ....

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Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Audit: 50 Years of UPW Overtime Games at DPS
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 9:40 PM :: 1186 Views :: Justice Reinvestment, Labor, Law Enforcement

... Nearly 30 years ago, in our 1992 report, we had raised concerns about the quality of the data used by the department (and nothing has changed since) ....

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Hawaii Attorney General Joins Suit to Mandate Minimum Wage for Prisoners
By News Release @ 9:50 PM :: 1429 Views :: Justice Reinvestment, Law Enforcement

...$23.2 million in back pay for just one group of convicts.... 

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Hilo Man Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Paycheck Protection and Disaster Loan Programs
By News Release @ 2:41 AM :: 1094 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

... $937,575 ....

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Sunday, May 15, 2022
More Bills in the Home Stretch
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1342 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, Taxes

... Here’s a list of some of the eyebrow-raising bills that have gone to the fifth floor ....

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Thursday, May 5, 2022
UH Survey: Gender Based Violence Hysteria Eases Slightly
By News Release @ 5:08 PM :: 1028 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education, Law Enforcement

... Gender-based violence and harassment prevalence has decreased since the previous survey across all categories ....

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Thursday, May 5, 2022
Petition: Veto HB1567 Bail Reform
By News Release @ 6:01 AM :: 1171 Views :: Law Enforcement

... It will release offenders on their own recognizance, thereby allowing them to further victimize our neighborhoods and workplaces within hours of their arrest ....

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Monday, May 2, 2022
Money Laundering: Feds Begin Targeting Sister Isle Real Estate Purchases
By News Release @ 6:04 PM :: 1958 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

"... to provide valuable data on the purchase of residential real estate by persons possibly involved in various illicit enterprises ...."

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Thursday, April 21, 2022
Victims' rights events set for Oahu, Maui
By News Release @ 4:01 AM :: 3557 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Law Enforcement

... commemorating National Crime Victims’ Rights Week ....

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Audit: DHS Skipping Criminal Background Checks on Foster Parents
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 12:59 AM :: 1671 Views :: Ethics, Family, Law Enforcement

... auditors found 20% of case files where the state, FBI, and/or child abuse and neglect clearances were missing ....

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022
State Let Double Rapist and Child Molester out of Prison--Then the Feds Got Involved
By News Release @ 5:19 AM :: 1666 Views :: Law Enforcement

... Gabris, a tattoo-validated member of the "La Familia" prison gang and registered sex offender, was on parole (of course!) with the State of Hawaii on October 8, 2019, when law enforcement found a Glock .40 S&W firearm and 70 rounds of ammunition hidden in his car ....

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Detainee Pleads Guilty to Injuring Officers in Assault at Detention Center
By News Release @ 4:00 PM :: 872 Views :: Law Enforcement

... David Akui-Cabanilla, III, 36, pleaded guilty today in federal court to two counts of assaulting a federal officer ....

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Friday, March 18, 2022
House Committees Refuse to Hear SB2422 -- Bill Would Have Ended Foster Care Abuse Coverups
By Andrew Walden @ 7:47 AM :: 4124 Views :: Family, Judiciary, Labor, Law Enforcement

... In the House, Speaker Saiki gave SB2422 SD2 a triple referral to kill it off ....

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Friday, March 18, 2022
Feds Sentence Ohio Scamsters for Ripping off Hawaii Unemployment
By News Release @ 6:01 AM :: 1354 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

... Leader of Pandemic Unemployment Insurance Benefits Scheme Sentenced to Prison and Ordered to Pay More Than $350k in Restitution ....

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