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Sunday, July 14, 2019
Mauna Kea: ACLU Lists Grounds for Lawsuits Against Police
By News Release @ 6:59 PM :: 6325 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, First Amendment, Law Enforcement, Police

"...corralling of protesters is simply unconstitutional...."

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Company was told to stop skydiving before fatal crash; now ordered to vacate
By News Release @ 8:40 PM :: 6637 Views :: Law Enforcement, Tourism

...“If you want to maintain your aircraft there are not a lot of options up there because the state won’t allow it.”...

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Sunday, July 7, 2019
HSTA applauds governor's intent to veto bill on e-cigarettes in schools
By News Release @ 9:15 PM :: 5337 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...SB 1405 calls for confiscation, increased fines for youth....

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Sunday, July 7, 2019
Feds Bust Hawaii-Based Fraudsters
By News Release @ 5:19 AM :: 2938 Views :: Law Enforcement

...Husband and Wife Plead Guilty To Involvement In Multi-Million Dollar Investment Fraud Scheme Based in Hawaii....

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Friday, July 5, 2019
ACLU Claims Prosecutor Retaliated Against Safe House Whistle-blowers
By News Release @ 3:40 PM :: 4475 Views :: Honolulu County, Family, Law Enforcement

...the project lost its funding at the City Council and is set to close in August....

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Thursday, July 4, 2019
'Life, liberty and ... property'
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:56 PM :: 2830 Views :: Law Enforcement

...without property rights, many of our other rights or freedoms would be shallower....

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Hawaii to Erase Prostitution Convictions After Three Years
By Selected News Articles @ 1:25 PM :: 2953 Views :: Law Enforcement

...Ige said requiring proof of victimization is “unrealistic” due to victims’ fear of retaliation from their former pimps or sex buyers.... 

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Sunday, June 30, 2019
Telescope: DLNR vs KAHEA 'No Sound Cannon'
By News Release @ 3:21 PM :: 5904 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, Law Enforcement, OHA, Police

...The assertion that DOCARE utilized an LRAD in association with protests on Maui’s Haleakala several years ago is completely false....

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Saturday, June 29, 2019
HB748: Hawaii needs civil asset forfeiture reform
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:43 AM :: 2938 Views :: Law Enforcement

...The governor is threatening to veto reform of a police practice that abuses individual rights....

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Friday, June 28, 2019
Owner of Engineering Firm Sentenced To Five Years For Tax Scheme
By News Release @ 3:40 AM :: 4792 Views :: National News, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...Wagdy A. Guirguis was sentenced today to five years in prison for conspiracy to defraud the United States....

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Thursday, June 27, 2019
Meth Bust Nets Retired Guam Police Officer
By News Release @ 7:46 PM :: 5452 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...John Topasna Mantanona aka 'Boom' was arrested today, June 26, 2019, and charged with obstructing justice by endeavoring to influence a juror and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine hydrochloride....

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Sunday, June 23, 2019
On Board Video Shows 2016 Incident with Skydiving Plane
By Video @ 3:26 AM :: 5709 Views :: Law Enforcement, Tourism

...Skydiver's GoPro video taken from within the cabin records a 2016 incident over Byron, CA involving the same skydiving plane which later crashed at Dillingham Airfield, June 21, 2019, killing 11.... 

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Monday, June 17, 2019
Why is the Hawaii Attorney General too busy to prosecute charter school corruption? 
By Andrew Walden @ 8:42 PM :: 6083 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...The day after an allegedly corrupt charter school director evaded justice, the AG’s office sent out yet another nationally-themed news release--ironically calling on Congress to do something about … corrupt educational institutions....

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Saturday, June 15, 2019
Feds: Hawaii #2 for White Collar Crime
By Selected News Articles @ 7:29 PM :: 5410 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

...in Hawaii, 29% of federal criminal convictions are for white collar crime, second only to New Jersey....

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Thursday, June 13, 2019
15 Seconds of Terror--Near Repeat of Sacred Falls Tragedy
By News Release @ 4:03 PM :: 3631 Views :: Law Enforcement, Tourism

...“15-seconds of terror,” is how a trespassing Honolulu hiker describes his near miss with a rock-fall incident at the closed Sacred Falls State Park on King Kamehameha Day....

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Thursday, June 13, 2019
Bill 31 Dead: No Sanctuary City
By Brett Kulbis @ 4:00 PM :: 7251 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement, Republican Party

...“There really is no support. You’d think that Hawaii would kind of be the center for immigration issues.  But I guess if it’s deemed a ‘sanctuary city,’ that’s not well-received.”....

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
Bipartisan Effort Urging DHS Action on REAL ID for COFA Migrants
By News Release @ 5:22 PM :: 4918 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation, Law Enforcement

...“When my legislation became law, it should have solved this issue and allowed FAS citizens to obtain REAL ID compliant identification.  However, recent guidance put into place by the Department of Homeland Security has imposed additional burdens on these citizens."  -- Rep. Don Young (R-AK)

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019
No Ethics Conclusion: OK to Solicit State Employees to Support Espinda?
By News Release @ 5:21 AM :: 3748 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

...State Makes No Conclusion On Whether DPS Deputy Director Violated Ethics Code....

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Thursday, May 9, 2019
Grassroot: Bill 89 Unconstitutional
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:48 AM :: 6441 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement, Small Business, Tourism

...The Hawaii Constitution also has a clause that protects citizens from excessive fines, making it even more likely that someone will challenge the enormous fines associated with this proposal....

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019
The Role and Impact of Law Enforcement in Transporting Individuals with Severe Mental Illness
By News Release @ 9:21 PM :: 3995 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

...Approximately one-third of individuals with severe mental illness have their first contact with mental health treatment through a law enforcement encounter....

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Sunday, May 5, 2019
Corrections Officer charged with felony drug offense
By News Release @ 3:23 AM :: 5671 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement, Drugs

...the police officer observed drug paraphernalia in plain view and subsequently arrested Espejo....

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Saturday, May 4, 2019
DoH: CBD Products are Illegal, 'Adulterated'
By News Release @ 2:48 AM :: 4541 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

...warning letters have been sent to companies that have targeted vulnerable populations with false advertising....

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Sunday, April 28, 2019
HB1552: Conference Committee Approves New System to Keep Criminals on Streets
By News Release @ 8:09 PM :: 3203 Views :: Law Enforcement

...Bill to thoroughly reform our system of handling people arrested, incarcerated....

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Thursday, April 25, 2019
Problem Gambling? Hawaii #2 in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:30 AM :: 4104 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

...2019’s Most Gambling-Addicted States....

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Full Text: Espinda Promises No Retaliation Against PSD Dissidents
By Selected News Articles @ 4:57 AM :: 4153 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

...Recent fatal shootings involving PSD employees and a riot/disturbance at the Maui Community Correctional Center (MCCC) have brought the Department front and center attention....

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Auditor: AG's Child Support Fund Still Running Deficit
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 9:07 PM :: 5162 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

...CSEA disbursed amounts received without knowing whether the non-custodial parent had sufficient funds at the bank....

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
The Unintended Hazards Of Red-Light Cameras
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 5:40 PM :: 3811 Views :: Law Enforcement

...In some locales it generates more crashes as many motorists make early and sudden stops at the onset of the yellow light....

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Thursday, April 11, 2019
HB217/HB218: Making Life Easier for Young Criminals
By News Release @ 4:08 AM :: 4272 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement

...when an officer has custody of a child under the age of 16, the child shall consult with legal counsel before waiving any constitutional rights and before any custodial interrogation....

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Saturday, April 6, 2019
New Petition Launched to Impeach Kaneshiro
By News Release @ 2:17 AM :: 5168 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...Due to difficulty verifying validity of petition signatures on a previous Change.org impeachment petition, Impeach Kaneshiro organizers have launched a new on-line petition designed to collect verifiable signatures of Honolulu registered voters....

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Thursday, April 4, 2019
Full Text: MCCC Officers Tell Riot Story, Slam 'Upper Echelons' of PSD
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 4648 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement

...Right before the riots took place there were (214) inmates housed in the Modules, all playing " pretend lockdown", fully capable of breaching their cell doors at will....

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019
ACLU: Kealoha Lawyers Threaten Free Speech
By News Release @ 2:22 AM :: 6928 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, First Amendment, Higher Education, Law Enforcement

"...The Kealoha case is arguably the single largest corruption case in the history of our state...."

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Monday, March 25, 2019
UH Class Constitutes "material support of a Foreign Terrorist Organization"?
By Selected News Articles @ 6:07 PM :: 5988 Views :: Higher Education, Law Enforcement, Military

...The 'Humanize Palestine' website was deactivated later in 2017, about two weeks after the University of Hawaii Chancellor became aware of a nexus that consisted of University of Hawaii content, Palestinian terrorism and the website....

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Sunday, March 24, 2019
Hawaii Ranks 40th for Neighborhood Watch Programs
By Selected News Articles @ 4:44 AM :: 5072 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, Police

...Which States have the most Neighborhood Watch Programs per capita?....

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Thursday, March 21, 2019
Disabled Inmates: Feds Reach Agreement with Hawaii DPS
By News Release @ 12:34 AM :: 3844 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

...Justice Department Reaches Agreement With Hawaii Department of Public Safety to Ensure Equal Access to Its Programs for Inmates With Disabilities....

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Thursday, March 7, 2019
Prosecutor Kaneshiro Take Leave of Absence on Deadline to Respond to Supreme Court
By News Release @ 5:53 PM :: 5929 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

...Kaneshiro's decision to take a "leave of absence" does not stop the Supreme Court proceedings regarding his law license....

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Feds Bust Labor Law Violators at Hawaii Malls
By News Release @ 10:29 PM :: 5284 Views :: Labor, Law Enforcement, Small Business

...Wage and Hour Division (WHD) focused on retail mall employers in Hawaii, recovered $698,120 in back wages and liquidated damages for 339 employees, and led WHD to assess $59,523 in civil penalties for child labor violations during Fiscal Year 2018....

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Sunday, February 24, 2019
Double Trouble: Lyon Also Offered Cash to Son of FSM President
By Andrew Walden @ 10:11 PM :: 17197 Views :: DHHL, National News, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...Christopher Ivan Christian, was offered a “retainer” --$5K per month by Lyon—with a plan to increase to $10K....

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Saturday, February 23, 2019
Impeach Kaneshiro: Yoshimura Pushes Back Against McCorriston tactics
By News Release @ 11:11 AM :: 5678 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

... An attorney with Mr. McCorriston’s legal education and experience, should certainly realize his allegation is both false and "baseless" ....

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019
HB18: No Statute of Limitations for Sexual Abuse of Children
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 4:24 PM :: 4828 Views :: Family, Law Enforcement

...House Bill 18, which passed the House Judiciary Committee last week, aims to repeal statutory limitations on the time that a childhood sexual-abuse survivor can seek justice against an adult perpetrator through civil action....

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Kakaako Drunk Driver Busted for Palau Alcohol Theft
By Andrew Walden @ 3:53 PM :: 4574 Views :: Law Enforcement

"...The burglars took beers, liquors, soda and cigarettes then went back to Sumang’s residence where they consumed all the liquors that they stole...."

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Trump Sued by Hawaii Over Emergency Declaration
By Selected News Articles @ 12:59 PM :: 4227 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...“As I predicted, 16 states, led mostly by Open Border Democrats and the Radical Left, have filed a lawsuit in, of course, the 9th Circuit,” Trump said....

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019
UPDATE: FSM Government Responds to Lyon Bribery Charge
By News Release @ 11:15 PM :: 11245 Views :: Ethics, World News, Law Enforcement

...On February 14th, 2019 the FSM National Government was informed that the United States Government has approved the sharing of information related to this case....

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Friday, February 1, 2019
Birth Tourism Bust: Hawaii Easier to Clear Customs
By Selected News Articles @ 1:01 PM :: 4237 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

"...The clients were also told to enter the country by flying into Hawaii instead of Los Angeles where clearing U.S. Customs was perceived to be more difficult...."

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Thursday, January 31, 2019
Medicaid Fraud: DHS Still Not Doing the Real Work
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 3:32 AM :: 5189 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...The recommendations not implemented are the ones where DHS actually has to go out and catch fraudsters, instead of just talking about it....

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Monday, January 28, 2019
Who Should Regulate Drones in Hawaii?
By Selected News Articles @ 5:11 PM :: 5881 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, Small Business

...Local rules that conflict with national ones threaten the growth of the entire U.S. drone industry....

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Thursday, January 24, 2019
OHA: Authorities Should Take Atooi Threats Seriously
By News Release @ 5:09 PM :: 7058 Views :: Kauai County, Greenmail, Law Enforcement, OHA

"...OHA continues to work with various law enforcement entities...."

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Bum Patrol: City Extends Park Security Contract
By News Release @ 5:10 PM :: 4651 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Law Enforcement

...Four-month extension lasting until mid-May....

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Saturday, January 19, 2019
Video: Marshal Resigns After Fake Atooi King Teams up With Developer to Chase Protesters Off Land
By Video @ 4:49 PM :: 9746 Views :: Kauai County, Development, Greenmail, Law Enforcement, OHA

... 'King of Atooi' Dayne Gonsalves and his 'marshals' team up with developer to intimidate Coco Palms protesters ....

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Friday, January 11, 2019
Third Chief in Three Years for DOCARE
By News Release @ 5:34 PM :: 3144 Views :: Law Enforcement

...DLNR Chair Suzanne Case remarked, “Jason has stepped in and stepped up on multiple occasions to fill leadership voids when previous chiefs have retired or resigned...."

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Friday, January 11, 2019
Hawaii Sex Trafficking Study--Part 2 Released
By News Release @ 12:37 AM :: 6199 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, Drugs

"...Eighty percent of those forcibly initiated into prostitution via sex trafficking also prostituted without a trafficker at a later point...."

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