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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
ACLU: Financially Successful Criminals Can Make Bail
By News Release @ 4:48 PM :: 5733 Views :: Judiciary, Justice Reinvestment, Law Enforcement

...ACLU wants lots of unconvicted criminals back out on the streets....

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Friday, January 19, 2018
Supreme Court to hear Hawaii v Trump in April
By Selected News Articles @ 5:59 PM :: 4258 Views :: Law Enforcement, Politicians

...A decision is expected in June....

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Traffic & Pedestrian Fatalities Down for 2017
By News Release @ 2:32 AM :: 4564 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

...pedestrian fatalities dropped in every county and overall were reduced from 32 in 2016 to 14 in 2017....

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Monday, January 8, 2018
UH Releases Results of Campus Rape Survey
By News Release @ 5:17 PM :: 4704 Views :: Higher Education, Law Enforcement

...Among the 6 percent of students who reported nonconsensual sexual contact, less than a third said the incidents occured on campus or at a university-associated property....

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Sunday, January 7, 2018
Chin to Campaign on the Job for 9 More Weeks
By News Release @ 8:55 PM :: 6909 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Politicians

..will appoint committee of cronies to choose the most advantageous legal positions....

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Saturday, January 6, 2018
Supreme Court Justices asked to uphold third Trump immigration order
By Selected News Articles @ 9:51 PM :: 5203 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...This request, in a case from Hawaii, is the first of two that the government is expected to file....

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Thursday, January 4, 2018
Attorney General Jeff Sessions Appoints Kenji Price As Interim United States Attorney for Hawaii
By News Release @ 1:16 AM :: 4011 Views :: Law Enforcement

“Kenji Price is a former Army Ranger with two Bronze stars, and a former federal prosecutor who worked organized crime, public corruption, and international drug trafficking cases—including against the Sinaloa Cartel,” said Attorney General Sessions.

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Friday, December 15, 2017
Child Molester: KSBE Apology letter implies abuse since 1962
By News Release @ 1:41 PM :: 6120 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...unforgivable acts of physical and emotional abuse committed against Kamehameha School students at the hands of Dr. Robert Browne, a St. Francis consulting psychiatrist between the years of 1962 through 1984....

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Monday, December 11, 2017
Kaneshiro names new First Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
By News Release @ 1:38 PM :: 4644 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

...Sapolu has worked as a Deputy Prosecutor since 2011....

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Thursday, December 7, 2017
Elder Abuse: Hawaii Ranks 22nd
By Selected News Articles @ 1:15 AM :: 5871 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...2017’s States with the Best Elder-Abuse Protections....

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017
HPD Coverup: AG Drops Case of Assault on Toddler Peyton Valiente
By News Release @ 10:26 PM :: 4721 Views :: Law Enforcement, Police

...It was difficult to have to break the news to the parents that our findings did not result in charges against a perpetrator....

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Monday, December 4, 2017
Ethics Fine: Guard Must Return Cash after $10K Inmate Payoff
By News Release @ 4:48 PM :: 6493 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Labor, Law Enforcement

...In or around November 2009, Respondent Kanazawa-Yee and two other ACOs, ACO A and ACO B, planned to obtain money from Inmate....

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Hawaii v Trump: Back to the Supreme Court Again
By Selected News Articles @ 5:55 PM :: 5102 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...Challengers in Hawaii and Maryland responded today to the government’s request to have the Supreme Court intervene....

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Monday, November 27, 2017
Hawaii House Rules Prohibit Staff from Revealing "Illegal or Improper Conduct"
By Andrew Walden @ 10:40 PM :: 9494 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, Politicians

... How do Hawaii legislators get away with sexual harassment? ....

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Monday, November 27, 2017
How Hawaii Civil Rights Commission Covers Up Sex Harassment Reports
By Andrew Walden @ 9:41 PM :: 10064 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement, Politicians

...Hawaii taxpayers may have been soaked as much as $200K in settlements which keep sex harassment quiet....

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Thursday, November 23, 2017
After Auditor's Report, Department of Public Safety Agrees to Close Revolving Fund
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 11:59 PM :: 4191 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

...OUR REVIEW OF SIX SPECIAL FUNDS, three revolving funds, four trust funds, and five trust accounts of the Department of Public Safety....

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Justice Department goes back to Supreme Court over Hawaii judge's block of Trump's travel ban
By Selected News Articles @ 2:05 AM :: 5065 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...the Justice Department asked the Supreme Court on Monday night to lift the lower courts' blockades....

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Another Day in the Nei: Three Inmates Charged with Escape
By News Release @ 8:25 PM :: 4871 Views :: Justice Reinvestment, Law Enforcement

...Escape in the Second Degree is a class C felony and carries a maximum sentence of 5 years in prison and a $10,000.00 fine....

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
‘Psychopathic’ escapee from Hawaii arrested in Stockton
By Selected News Articles @ 2:19 PM :: 5997 Views :: Health Care, Labor, Law Enforcement

San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Deputies said they arrested Randall Saito, the Hawaii State Hospital escapee, at approximately 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.....

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Monday, November 13, 2017
Ninth Circuit Partly Lifts Trump Travel Ban Blockade
By Selected News Articles @ 2:51 PM :: 5347 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

... The Ninth Circuit on Monday partly granted an emergency motion by the Trump administration and lifted a preliminary stay on most aspects of President Donald Trump’s ban on entry into the United States ....

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Animal Quarantine Station is Preferred Site for New Jail
By News Release @ 6:00 PM :: 5942 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

...Ige today announced that his administration has completed the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the relocation of the O‘ahu Community Correctional Center....

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Hawaii AG Sues Feds for Records on Deportation of Illegals
By Selected News Articles @ 3:40 PM :: 5970 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

“The federal government has significantly increased its immigration enforcement activities, including, for example, a nearly 40 percent increase in arrests within the first four months of 2017,” the complaint states....

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Hawaii Judge Blocks Trump’s New Travel Ban. Again.
By News Release @ 3:30 PM :: 4770 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson of the District of Hawaii issued a temporary restraining order against the ban Tuesday....

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Thursday, October 12, 2017
Hawaii AG Obstructs Requests on How Much Taxpayer Funds Are Being Spent Fighting Trump’s Travel Ban
By Selected News Articles @ 1:57 PM :: 7313 Views :: National News, Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

...the Hawaii AG office denied the public interest fee waiver request and charged $28,396.30 to complete the document search....

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017
SCOTUS Backs Trump, Dismisses Travel Ban Challenge
By Selected News Articles @ 3:03 PM :: 5065 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...Tuesday’s order strongly suggests that the justices will dismiss the Hawaii case once the refugee resettlement provision terminates....

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Chin, Muslims Sue to Block Travel Ban 3.0
By News Release @ 9:37 PM :: 6534 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement, Religion

'...it continues to effectuate the President’s unrepudiated promise to exclude Muslims from the United States...."

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Friday, October 6, 2017
Trump Asks Supreme Court to Dismiss Travel Ban Cases--Chin Asks Court to Expand Case to Cover Travel Ban 3.0
By News Release @ 5:25 AM :: 4799 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

"...This new ban still discriminates on the basis of nationality...." -- AG Chin

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Friday, October 6, 2017
AG: 1156 Backlogged Rape Kits Tested so Far
By News Release @ 5:20 AM :: 4579 Views :: Law Enforcement, Police

...the pace for sexual assault evidence kits submitted for testing has increased over the past three months....

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Friday, September 29, 2017
Judiciary: Collaborative Effort to Reduce Truancy Launched
By News Release @ 7:40 PM :: 6570 Views :: Education K-12, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

...A similar program at an Oahu intermediate school produced a 91 percent daily school attendance rate in 2016-17, up about 40 percent from 2015-16....

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Thursday, September 28, 2017
FBI: Violent Crime up 24% in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 9:28 PM :: 5811 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

...but Atty Gen Chin's news release was titled "CRIME IN HAWAI`I AT RECORD LOW LEVEL IN 2016".... 

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Monday, September 25, 2017
Supreme Court Justices Cancel Travel Ban Hearing
By Selected News Articles @ 11:50 PM :: 4820 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...The likely practical effect, it appears, would be that the planned review simply will not occur, and that the new action would be met with new lawsuits, starting all over in the lower federal courts. ...

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Hawaii Weed Stores to Go Cashless Oct 1 (sort of)
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 7358 Views :: Law Enforcement, Small Business, Drugs

...Cash Transaction Will Continue under New ‘Cashless’ System....

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Friday, September 1, 2017
Bill Before Congress: Claim--Hawaii Allows 'horrific legal market' in Dog Meat
By News Release @ 3:49 AM :: 9652 Views :: Agriculture, Law Enforcement, Small Business

"...An undercover investigation for EnviroWatch highlighted the brutality of dog meat farms in Hawaii...."

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Friday, September 1, 2017
Hawaii Crime Index -- Murder, Rape Increasing
By News Release @ 3:33 AM :: 12553 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

...the release of the State of Hawaii’s annual Uniform Crime Report, Crime in Hawaii, 2016....

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Thursday, August 31, 2017
Sex Shame? 9th Circuit Revives Attempt to Shut Down Kauai Drug Rehab Program
By Selected News Articles @ 1:56 PM :: 7727 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...to give Gregg an opportunity to show her awareness of her injuries had been delayed....

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Monday, August 28, 2017
Hawaii v Trump Argued Before 9th Circuit Court
By Selected News Articles @ 8:42 PM :: 5041 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...Whatever the Ninth Circuit’s ruling, it will have a limited shelf life as the Supreme Court will take up the travel ban’s constitutionality on Oct. 10....

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Feds Search for Criminals Buying Honolulu Real Estate Thru Shell Companies
By News Release @ 1:50 AM :: 4217 Views :: Law Enforcement

...about 30 percent of reported transactions involve a beneficial owner or purchaser representative that was also the subject of a previous suspicious activity report....

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017
US: Only Supreme Court can relax immigration limits
By Selected News Articles @ 7:03 PM :: 4588 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

... Judge Derrick K. Watson “lacks authority…to grant additional relief beyond what the Supreme Court permitted” ....

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Friday, July 7, 2017
Ige's Second Suit Against Trump: 9th Circuit Says Chin is Faking it
By Selected News Articles @ 11:59 PM :: 9217 Views :: National News, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

“This court will not upset the Supreme Court’s careful balancing and ‘equitable judgment’ brought to bear when ‘tailor(ing) a stay’ in this matter....”

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Friday, June 30, 2017
Hawaii’s nonsensical resistance to borders shows as insanity
By Selected News Articles @ 10:22 PM :: 5934 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...despising Trump, conservatives and America so much they’re willing to risk the country for a political win....

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Friday, June 30, 2017
Travel Ban: AG Chin Asks Obama Judge to Redefine Supreme Court Ruling, Let More Muslims In
By News Release @ 3:40 AM :: 5254 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...Hawaii’s motion asks the court to clarify that the federal government may not enforce the controversial bans against fiancés, grandparents, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins of people currently living in the United States....

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Thursday, June 29, 2017
DMV Computer Fixed After Phone Call to Bulgaria
By News Release @ 5:14 AM :: 8298 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement, Police

...Pereira said Department of Information Technology fixed the problem following a five-hour conference call, involving technicians from as far as Bulgaria and Paris....

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Monday, June 26, 2017
Supreme Court Allows Travel Ban To Take Effect
By Selected News Articles @ 12:24 PM :: 4890 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...“Today’s unanimous Supreme Court decision is a clear victory for our national security,” the president said.... 

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
OCCC Jail Siting Study Released
By News Release @ 10:18 PM :: 3511 Views :: Law Enforcement

... to replace the current Oahu Community Correctional Center (OCCC) with a modern facility ....

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Hawaii to Supreme Court: No need to review travel ban
By Selected News Articles @ 3:35 AM :: 4844 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

The justices ordered the latest round of briefing after the 9th Circuit ruled for Hawaii June 12....

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Thursday, June 15, 2017
Audit: Informal Procedures by HPD, Prosecutor Hinder Domestic Violence Cases
By News Release @ 2:12 AM :: 5477 Views :: Family, Law Enforcement

...the HPD and PAT (Office of Prosecuting Attorney) lifecycle for domestic violence incidents can result in reclassifications and decisions that affect the case....

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Friday, June 2, 2017
Trump Asks Supreme Court to Reinstate Travel Ban
By Selected News Articles @ 11:06 PM :: 5835 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

"...rulings from other courts across the nation (enforce) a fundamental principle that protects all of us from government condemnation of our religious beliefs,” Omar Jadwat said....

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Gabbard Bipartisan Bill: End Warrantless Collection of Americans’ Emails
By News Release @ 5:02 AM :: 6137 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

Last month, the NSA announced it is ending its collection of Americans’ Internet communications that merely mention identifying terms for foreign targets....

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Monday, May 15, 2017
Star-Adv Flacks for DHS Insiders--Trashes Peter Boy Book
By Andrew Walden @ 3:46 PM :: 6689 Views :: Family, Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

...entrenched interests within the DHS culture of secrecy are afraid of this book and its contents....

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Thursday, May 11, 2017
Attorneys General to Feds: Let us Investigate Home Care Fraud
By Selected News Articles @ 11:15 PM :: 5387 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Law Enforcement

Hawaii's AG joins other states asking the federal government for a policy change that would allow the states greater flexibility to investigate Medicaid fraud....

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