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Friday, March 20, 2020
Working to protect our freedoms
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:11 PM :: 2085 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...In this uncertain and anxious time, we already are seeing many questionable proposals being put forth....

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Friday, March 20, 2020
Thousands Sign Petition Demanding 14-Day Quarantine for all Visitors
By News Release @ 11:02 AM :: 1973 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement, Tourism

..."In order for it to not just ravage our community and start having massive community spread, we need to stop people bringing it into the state"....

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Thursday, March 19, 2020
​Emergencies, Police Power, Commandeering, And Compensation: Essential Readings
By Robert Thomas @ 5:00 AM :: 2015 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...government power in times of crisis and the tension between that power and property and other individual rights....

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020
COVID: Activist Groups Demand Ige Clamp Down Harder
By News Release @ 8:37 PM :: 1910 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement, Tourism

...A public request to enact stronger measures of social distancing across Hawaiʻi....

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Thursday, March 12, 2020
Corona Virus: Fortunately Hawaii Lost Case Against Trump
By Selected News Articles @ 9:32 PM :: 3115 Views :: National News, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...on plaintiffs' reading the President would not be able to suspend entry from a particular country in the event of an epidemic in that country....

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020
After Decade Long Crime Spree State Gives 1 Year in Jail--Then the Feds Step In
By News Release @ 1:05 AM :: 2348 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement

...responsible for committing 81 offenses, resulting in 185 charges....

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Sunday, March 8, 2020
Just a Technical Change
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 2258 Views :: Law Enforcement, Taxes, Tourism

...the Department of Taxation, is behind a few of them....

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Thursday, March 5, 2020
32 Counts of Fraud: Mortgage Scammer Convicted
By News Release @ 2:45 AM :: 1437 Views :: Law Enforcement

...several victims testified at trial that they relied upon Williams’s representations and went into foreclosure as a result of the MEI program and lost their homes....

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Saturday, February 29, 2020
Hawaii 5th Lowest Drunk Driving Fatalities
By Selected News Articles @ 1:39 AM :: 1758 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

...Hawaii 2.11 drunk driving fatalities per 100,000 people--down 26.83% from 2017....

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Friday, February 28, 2020
Where's the cushion?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:06 PM :: 2155 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...Emergency preparedness in Hawaii....

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Coast Guard Interdicts Foreign Fishing Boats off Hawaii, Guam
By News Release @ 6:05 PM :: 2624 Views :: Law Enforcement, Military

..."While we've seen incursions into the EEZs of partners and illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing on the high seas, these are the first interdictions we've had in the US EEZ since 2012"....

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
​Thousands of O‘ahu drivers qualify to get duplicate license online
By News Release @ 10:00 AM :: 2017 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

...If the required documents previously submitted are on file with the city, these motorists can simply get a duplicate license online and add on the star marking to indicate REAL ID compliance....

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Monday, February 24, 2020
Ethics: DOCARE Officer Paid to Work Both Sides of Table
By News Release @ 8:13 PM :: 2334 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

...fined $10,000 by Hawaii State Ethics Commission....

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Monday, February 24, 2020
Hawaii ILWU Official Sentenced for Tax Evasion, Identity Theft
By Selected News Articles @ 5:11 PM :: 2946 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Law Enforcement

...If government benefits were available, Nathan Lum made sure that he was going to receive some of them....

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Saturday, February 22, 2020
Katherine Kealoha’s Boyfriend’s Attorney’s Cell Phone found at Massage Parlor?
By Andrew Walden @ 7:27 PM :: 8299 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Police

...A female answering the phone did not seem to understand a reporter requesting to speak to Chris Woo.  She kept asking, “You want masagee?”....

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Saturday, February 22, 2020
Illegal Aquarium Fishers Busted Near Billionaires Row
By News Release @ 4:43 PM :: 2994 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Law Enforcement, Small Business

...illegally stealing fish which exist for the viewing pleasure of billionaires....

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Friday, February 21, 2020
Felony Pension Forfeiture Moves to 3rd Reading in House (again)
By News Release @ 2:05 AM :: 2336 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

... will Sen Taniguchi block this bill as he did last session? ....

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Thursday, February 20, 2020
HB1676: Red Light Scameras on 3rd Reading
By News Release @ 5:31 PM :: 2147 Views :: Law Enforcement

...Cameras can catch cars that run red lights, but that doesn’t make streets safer....

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Thursday, February 20, 2020
Third Circuit (Hawaii island) Seeking Applicants for Independent Grand Jury Counsel
By News Release @ 12:48 AM :: 2293 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary, Law Enforcement

...The Circuit Court of the Third Circuit (Hawaii island) is seeking applications for independent grand jury counsel for Hilo and Kona....

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
5 Ways to Fix Hawaii Gun Laws
By News Release @ 8:16 PM :: 2291 Views :: Law Enforcement, Second Amendment

...Whenever we as gun owners object to yet another second amendment infringing law, we hear the same old line, "well, we have to do something," but year after year, law after law is passed, and it changes nothing....

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Prosecutor Candidates Forum Set for Leeward Comm College
By News Release @ 7:05 PM :: 1399 Views :: Law Enforcement

...Thursday, February 27, 6:30–8:30 p.m. in room 125, on the Waiʻanae Moku campus of LCC....

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
HB2069: Hawaii Asset Forfeiture Abuse
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:07 AM :: 1450 Views :: Law Enforcement

...the current system preys on innocent property owners....

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Saturday, February 15, 2020
More 'Sacred' Trash at Mauna Campsite
By Selected News Articles @ 4:00 PM :: 4701 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Greenmail, Higher Education, Law Enforcement, OHA

...Kia’i protestors Wong and Perez were quoted as saying in the Tribune-Herald that, “dirty tactics” were being used. Well now that’s rich coming from the protestors....

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Trump Resister to Oversee Fraud Investigations in Hawaii
By News Release @ 12:49 AM :: 2652 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

...Hui Chen is a member of the Complex Litigation, Fraud, and Compliance Unit, and will be tasked with investigating, reviewing, and consulting on compliance issues within state government....

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Saturday, February 8, 2020
UH Releases Sex Harassment Survey Results
By News Release @ 2:47 PM :: 2242 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education, Law Enforcement

...More than 6,300 students, or 15.5 percent of UH’s approximately 40,861 adult students participated in the 2019 survey....

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Saturday, February 8, 2020
SB42: Protesters trying to legalize anarchy
By Samuel Wilder King II @ 1:35 PM :: 2639 Views :: Greenmail, Law Enforcement, OHA

...Claiming that lawlessness is in fact "civil disobedience" is in the eye of the beholder, making this law almost impossible to enforce....

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Study: 25% of CFS Clients Victims of Sex Trafficking
By News Release @ 10:07 PM :: 2992 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, Drugs
...The six-page survey was administered over the course of three months to 363 individuals seeking help by trained social workers or support staff of Child & Family Service....
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Tuesday, February 4, 2020
After Diamond Head Attack--Lawmakers Propose Gun Control and Mental Health Bills
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 2535 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness, Law Enforcement

...SB2505: Requires & appropriates funds for DOH to establish a continuum of stabilization beds statewide for non-forensic patients with substance abuse or mental health disorders....

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Monday, February 3, 2020
Fireworks Prove Honolulu Port Security Lacking
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 9:38 PM :: 2398 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...“New Year’s Eve was just one of many indications that the inspection process is lacking, which is how illegal goods are coming into the state through our ports. We have seen an increase in gun violence, drug addiction is an epidemic and we are at high-risk for suffering from toxic substances and agricultural invasive species that can hurt our environment,” said Councilmember Pine....

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Monday, February 3, 2020
Committee Releases Whistleblower Allegations of Misconduct at FAA Honolulu Office
By News Release @ 6:00 PM :: 2821 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement, Small Business, Tourism

...U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today released a fact sheet highlighting information the committee received from whistleblowers....

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Monday, February 3, 2020
Red Light Cameras: The Risks of Privatizing Law Enforcement
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 1818 Views :: Law Enforcement

...when private firms and municipalities consider revenues first, and safety second, the public interest is threatened....

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Friday, January 31, 2020
Cameras can catch cars that run red lights, but that doesn’t make streets safer
By Selected News Articles @ 9:32 PM :: 1830 Views :: Law Enforcement

...They don’t reduce the total number of vehicle accidents, the total number of individuals injured in accidents or the total number of incapacitating injuries that involve ambulance transport to a hospital....

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Friday, January 31, 2020
HB1676: Red Light Scameras -- Bill Passes Committee
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 1693 Views :: Law Enforcement

...Safety or scam? Red light cameras under scrutiny....

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Thursday, January 30, 2020
Bills Would Extend Statute of Limitations for Child Molestation
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 2:49 AM :: 1619 Views :: Law Enforcement

...HB2177 will be heard by the House Judiciary Committee on January 30 at 2:45 pm in Capitol Conference Room 325....

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Thursday, January 30, 2020
Feds Bust Philippine KOJ Church
By News Release @ 1:14 AM :: 2082 Views :: Law Enforcement, Religion

...The criminal complaint charges three defendants who are described as the main administrators of KOJC in the United States....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
HB2728: Diamond Head Attack Becomes Excuse for Tax Hike
By Rep Gene Ward @ 5:03 PM :: 2674 Views :: Law Enforcement, Taxes, Tourism

...House Bill 2728 implements a $5 surcharge for all overseas flights except for interisland travel....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Doing the Job the State Won't Do: Feds Sentence MCCC Escapee to 46 Months in a Real Prison
By News Release @ 2:20 PM :: 2126 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement

...Maui burglar sentenced to 46 months of prison after pleading guilty to possession of stolen firearms....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
HB2680: Involuntary Hospitalization for Mentally Ill
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 2:14 PM :: 2176 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

...HB2680 will be heard on Wednesday, February 5 at 9 am in Capitol Conference Room 325....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Hawaii receives mixed grades on tobacco prevention and cessation
By News Release @ 1:05 PM :: 2110 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...The 18th annual “State of Tobacco Control” report grades states and the federal government on policies proven to prevent and reduce tobacco use....

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Monday, January 27, 2020
SB2331 Will Legislators Give Kaneshiro Crony $50M?
By Andrew Walden @ 4:20 PM :: 3809 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Law Enforcement

...What does a drunk rave promoter know about aviation fuel anyway?....

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Sunday, January 26, 2020
Death Row 'Not-a-Pimp' McCoy Kicked out by Angry Mother
By Andrew Walden @ 6:19 PM :: 4010 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

...McCoy escaped death row but he couldn't escape mother of one of his 'girlfriends'....

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Feds Seize Real Estate Connected to Illegal Game Rooms
By News Release @ 3:01 PM :: 2345 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

...since at least 2016, the aforementioned individuals and others have been implicated in the operation of at least nine illegal game rooms....

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Federal Charges for 7-11 robberies, UH carjacking
By News Release @ 2:49 PM :: 2013 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

...unlike the State, the Feds actually put criminals into a thing called a 'prison'....

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Eliminating Barriers to the Treatment of Mental Illness -- HRS Evaluated Law by Law
By News Release @ 11:57 AM :: 2526 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...In 2019, Hawaii's legislature expressly re-incorporated failure to obtain needed treatment for mental illness to prevent serious physical debilitation or disease into its definition of 'dangerous to self.' ....

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Ige, Ballard, Legislators Agree: Mentally Ill Must be Forcibly Committed to Treatment Centers
By Selected News Articles @ 5:15 AM :: 2931 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

...will the Diamond Head attack be enough to turn the tide on mental health reform?....

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Family of Murdered Woman Demands Action Against Homeless Criminal Camp Near Whitmore Village
By News Release @ 1:02 AM :: 3986 Views :: Honolulu County, Agriculture, Homelessness, Law Enforcement, Drugs

"...ADC acknowledged that there is some criminal activity going on but said they did not want to send sheriffs there and clear it out because criminals would just come back...."

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Friday, January 10, 2020
Pine: High Profile Ousters Cast Shadow on Government Transparency
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 5:41 PM :: 3094 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...This week, the Honolulu Police Commission ousted vocal Kealoha critic, Loretta Sheehan, from her Chair position. Additionally, it was reported that the Federal Public Defender for 24 years, Peter Wolff, who originally exposed the crimes of former City Prosecutor Katherine Kealoha and former Chief of Police Louis Kealoha, will also be ousted from his job....

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Lawsuit: Hawaii AG David Louie Conspired with Money-Grubbing Trial Lawyers to Gin up $8B Case 
By Andrew Walden @ 6:06 PM :: 3137 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

... The lawsuit could have far broader implications for the AG’s office given the large number of national cases the Hawaii AG’s office involves itself in.  How many of those cases are driven by the profit interest of private law firms? ....

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Hawaii Attorney General Approves Asset Forfeiture Rules
By News Release @ 4:28 PM :: 2331 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

...the administrative asset forfeiture rules will become effective on January 17, 2020....

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Friday, December 27, 2019
Mayor Kim, Protesters Agree to Remove Last Tent from Mauna Kea Access Road -- Until End of February
By News Release @ 1:51 AM :: 4116 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, Law Enforcement, OHA, Police

...This 'agreement' helps everybody EXCEPT the telescope....

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