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Saturday, February 20, 2021
How to prevent abuse of Hawaii’s emergency law
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:56 AM :: 609 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

... The governor’s continued exercise of extended unilateral power also has called into question the legality of the state’s emergency powers law ....

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Thursday, February 4, 2021
Hawaii Republican Candidate Indicted by Federal Grand Jury
By News Release @ 2:55 AM :: 2040 Views :: Law Enforcement, Republican Party

"...they joined a crowd that stormed past barricades and law enforcement officers to halt a Joint Session of the U.S. Congress on January 6...."

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Monday, February 1, 2021
Lawsuit: OHA Employee Beaten up by Sovereignty Activists
By Selected News Articles @ 8:54 PM :: 2045 Views :: Kauai County, Greenmail, Law Enforcement, OHA

... Davis Price was admitted to Kaiser Hospital Emergency Room for evaluation. He was diagnosed with two broken ribs, and multiple contusions ....

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Friday, January 29, 2021
ICA Decision: Telescope Wins Again
By News Release @ 9:18 PM :: 858 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Law Enforcement

... ICA affirmed a lower court decision finding that the chief of the Hawaii County Police Department had the authority to request aid from Maui County Police Department and the Honolulu Police Department ....

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Friday, January 29, 2021
Bizarre News: Hawaii Public Employee Loses Pension Due to Criminal Conviction
By News Release @ 3:35 AM :: 2388 Views :: Law Enforcement

... the feds once again doing the job the State just won't do ....

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Thursday, January 21, 2021
Mayor Victorino Appoints Andrew Martin Maui County Prosecutor
By News Release @ 12:39 AM :: 564 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement

... Martin has been a deputy prosecuting attorney in the Maui County Department of the Prosecuting Attorney since February 2015 .... 

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Monday, January 18, 2021
New report calls for reform of state's emergency powers
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:00 PM :: 1608 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

... Hawaii's Legislature needs to step in to prevent the extensive exercise of unchecked unilateral power, says the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii ....

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Thursday, January 14, 2021
Worst Drivers: Hawaii Ranks 7th
By Selected News Articles @ 11:48 AM :: 815 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

...Of its 117 total traffic deaths in 2018, 45 traffic deaths in Hawaii came when one or more of the drivers had been drinking....

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021
"We will create a path for them to spend time in federal prison"
By News Release @ 3:16 AM :: 1069 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

... Those who choose to jeopardize the peaceful transition of power, or otherwise unlawfully wreak havoc in our communities, should know ....

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Friday, January 8, 2021
Rep. Mizuno Says he is Victim of Unemployment Fraud
By News Release @ 3:03 AM :: 941 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Law Enforcement

"I was just notified that someone had filed an unemployment claim using my name, work title, Social Security number, and work address."

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Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Asset Forfeiture: Report shows the high cost of innocence in Hawaii
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 1019 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

... 84% of government property grabs go uncontested when local agencies initiate administrative cases with the Hawaii Department of the Attorney General ....

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Sunday, December 20, 2020
Don’t Give Me Back Rent, I Want to Continue Hiding from Tax
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1457 Views :: Law Enforcement, Small Business, Taxes, COVID-19

... Developments during this COVID crisis have brought out tax scofflaws in some of the most unexpected ways ....

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Thursday, December 17, 2020
DoJ Busts Landlord for Discriminating Against Families with Children
By News Release @ 11:29 PM :: 906 Views :: Family, Higher Education, Law Enforcement

... refusing to rent to or negotiate for the rental of the three properties on the basis of familial status ....

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Sunday, December 6, 2020
Auditor: Prosecutor's Office Did Nothing to Learn from Kealoha Scandal
By News Release @ 3:18 AM :: 1084 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...management did not initiate a review or evaluation of its policies and procedures that allowed one of its higher-ranking deputy prosecutors to use the office for criminal activity....

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Saturday, December 5, 2020
Maui County to accept applications for Prosecuting Attorney
By News Release @ 12:52 AM :: 687 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement

...“The Council’s action closes this workplace violence investigation and recommendation for removal of Mr. Guzman,” Mayor Victorino said....

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Friday, December 4, 2020
Spying on You: Victorino announces AlohaSafe Alert app rollout for Maui County
By News Release @ 8:10 PM :: 1154 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

... There are currently 14 States and the District of Columbia that are participating in the Google Apple Exposure Notification (“GAEN”) system ....

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Friday, December 4, 2020
UPW on the Job: Hilo Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty for Assaulting an Inmate and Conspiring with Other Officers to Cover it Up
By News Release @ 4:12 PM :: 1014 Views :: Hawaii County , Labor, Law Enforcement

... UPW members at work -- broken jaw, nose, and eye socket ....

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020
States With Highest Vehicle Theft Rates -- Hawaii #6
By Selected News Articles @ 1:23 AM :: 936 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

... Hawaii sees an average of 410 stolen cars per 100,000 registered vehicles. ...

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Ige Appoints Max Otani Director of Department of Public Safety
By News Release @ 2:12 AM :: 677 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

...Otani replaces Nolan Espinda, who retired in September....

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Thursday, November 26, 2020
Billy Oku Appointed New Hawaii State Sheriff
By News Release @ 2:33 AM :: 950 Views :: Law Enforcement

... The current Sheriff Al Cummings is retiring on December 1, 2020, after 40 years of service ....

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Ige issues 16th COVID-19 emergency proclamation
By News Release @ 9:49 PM :: 1264 Views :: Law Enforcement, Tourism, COVID-19

...tightening restrictions for trans-Pacific travelers heading to Hawai‘i....

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Monday, November 16, 2020
Ige Names Tommy Johnson DPS Deputy Director for Corrections
By News Release @ 10:21 PM :: 618 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

...Johnson is currently the Parole and Pardons Administrator for the Hawai‘i Paroling Authority (HPA), a position he has held since 2001....

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Feds Lock up Hawaii Domestic Violence Repeat offender
By News Release @ 3:25 AM :: 1165 Views :: Hawaii County , Family, Law Enforcement

... Cordeiro’s prior convictions under state law included an incident wherein he physically assaulted and threw gasoline on a prior intimate partner; an incident in which he burned a female victim with the hot metal tip of a butane torch; and two separate incidents wherein he violently struck women while they held his infant child ....

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Thursday, November 5, 2020
Ige Names New Deputy Director for Law Enforcement
By News Release @ 3:59 AM :: 1042 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

...Jordan Lowe most recently worked at the Honolulu Department of Prosecuting Attorney as the Chief Investigator for the Investigative Services Division....

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020
COVID Test Results from Arizona Prison
By News Release @ 4:22 AM :: 818 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...The total number of Hawai‘i inmates in medical isolation at Saguaro with active positive COVID-19 cases is 378. There are six (6) inmates in the hospital....

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Bishop Street Lawyer Foolishly Leaves Hawaii, Gets Locked Up
By News Release @ 4:06 AM :: 3504 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

... Advice to Crooks: Stay in Hawaii where things like this won't happen to you ....

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Sunday, November 1, 2020
DLIR: Half of New Unemployment Claims Fraudulent
By News Release @ 3:16 PM :: 1404 Views :: Labor, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

... measures were being taken to detect the fraudulent claims and turn them over to the appropriate authorities ....

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Operation “Shine the Light” Recovers Five at-Risk Teens
By News Release @ 3:12 AM :: 3102 Views :: Family, Law Enforcement

...There are a number of custodial interference, child endangerment, and trafficking investigations ongoing....

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020
20 Years Prison for Mortgage Fraudster Targeting Hawaii
By News Release @ 3:00 AM :: 977 Views :: Law Enforcement

... Williams marketed a fraudulent mortgage debt reduction scheme to distressed homeowners, who were mostly non-native English speakers in the Filipino immigrant community in Hawaii ....

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Monday, October 26, 2020
Lawsuit: HPD Officer Arrests Kid After Fight with Son
By News Release @ 11:27 PM :: 2064 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Law Enforcement, Police

... J.R. was being bullied by an HPD officer’s son. One day in November 2018, J.R. was forced into a fight with the officer’s son at school. The next day, that same HPD officer showed up to J.R.’s school, and—in full view of teachers and students—arrested J.R. ....

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Saturday, October 24, 2020
Prison for Natural Supplement Makers Behind Wave of Liver Damage, Death in Hawaii
By News Release @ 2:09 AM :: 1231 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

...CDC identified 97 people with acute non-viral hepatitis in an outbreak that began in Hawaii—72 of whom reported exposure to an OxyElite Pro branded product....

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Thursday, October 22, 2020
COVID News: Domestic Violence up 46% Since March
By News Release @ 5:36 AM :: 949 Views :: Family, Law Enforcement, OHA, COVID-19

...Hawaiʻi’s DVAC saw a 46 percent increase in contacts between March and October 2020, indicating a rise in the need for domestic violence services....

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Sunday, October 18, 2020
Circuit Court Decision Upholds Lawfulness of Governor’s Emergency Proclamations
By News Release @ 4:24 PM :: 1160 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...In Partal et al. v. Ige et al., the plaintiffs argued that the Governor’s emergency powers under Hawaiʻi law were time-limited....

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Sunday, October 4, 2020
FBI Arrests Honolulu Man Allegedly Planning Chemical Weapon Attack on Apartment Building
By News Release @ 4:32 AM :: 2001 Views :: Law Enforcement

...Honolulu man charged with possession of chemical weapon and unregistered destructive device....

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Friday, October 2, 2020
Ige Appoints Parole Authority Chair Director of Public Safety Department
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 823 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement
... Ige announced today that he has appointed Edmund (“Fred”) Hyun to serve as the temporary acting director overseeing the state Department of Public Safety, effective October 1 through November 30 ....
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Saturday, September 19, 2020
Hawaii Attorney General and Ethics Commission Join Forces to Address Fraud, Waste and Abuse
By News Release @ 4:56 PM :: 1184 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

... Hawaii Attorney General Clare E. Connors announced today that her department has joined the Hawaii State Ethics Commission in an effort to identify fraud, waste and abuse involving government funds ....

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Attorney Discusses Lawsuit Challenging Hawaii Lockdown
By Video @ 4:59 AM :: 1811 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...Governor Ige's emergency proclamations during the Coronavirus pandemic have violated the constitutional rights of individuals. So says attorney Marc Victor, who is taking the matter to court....

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Saturday, September 12, 2020
COVID: Court Upholds Ige Emergency Order Authority Beyond 60 Days
By Andrew Walden @ 8:52 PM :: 5517 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...HRS127A contains no language prohibiting supplementary or additional emergency proclamations....

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Friday, September 11, 2020
Hawaii Crime Boss Busted for Racketeering, Murder; Infiltrated Teamster Local
By Selected News Articles @ 8:20 PM :: 2571 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Law Enforcement

...Especially noteworthy is Miske’s involvement with unions, particularly International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 996, which represents drivers hired to do movie and television scenes....

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Thursday, September 10, 2020
Hilo Jail Riot Began with Contraband Search
By News Release @ 6:18 AM :: 1036 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement

... The staff were doing their job to eliminate a suspected contraband pathway and the fact of the matter is, the inmates didn’t like it .... 

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Monday, September 7, 2020
Cult Expelled from Kauai--Flees to Colorado after failed attempt to establish base on Maui
By News Release @ 6:33 PM :: 3321 Views :: First Amendment, Law Enforcement, Religion, Tourism, COVID-19

...Carlson, Castillo and Lamboy were contacted at the Kahului airport by Officers of the Maui Police Department.  While filling out their travel forms, screeners discovered they had reservations at a non-approved location....

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Saturday, September 5, 2020
DOBOR Alerts Contain 'Geofencing' Spy Program
By News Release @ 7:07 AM :: 1091 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

... The AlertMedia software offers a host of benefits aside from quick and efficient message dissemination.  It also offers message tracking, “geofencing” and weather alerts.  Geofencing, allows the system administrator to encircle an area on a map and transmit messages just to users inside that geographic area ....

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Friday, September 4, 2020
How Can? U.S. DHS: National Eviction Moratorium
By Robert Thomas @ 3:46 AM :: 1059 Views :: Law Enforcement, Small Business, COVID-19

...state and local governments may be breathing a sigh of relief: thanks to this order, the feds have just stepped up to be the defendant in takings lawsuits and to be on the financial hook for any judgments for eviction moratoria (at least in those jurisdictions that have not adopted more protective restrictions)....

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Thursday, September 3, 2020
Quarantine raids find 100% Compliance at Two Waikiki Hotels
By News Release @ 9:43 PM :: 1677 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...A knock on the door and a “good morning, Special Agents from the Attorney General’s Office” greeted nearly two dozen people under travel quarantine orders at two Waikīkī hotels....

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Hawaii Cockfighters Among Top Traffickers of Animals to Guam, Philippines for Illegal Activity, Investigation Alleges
By News Release @ 7:29 PM :: 1493 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Agriculture, Law Enforcement

...12 of the people named have addresses on the Big Island — four in Hilo, two in Pahoa, two in Waimea, one in Keaau, one in Kealakekua, one in Mountain View and one in Hawi. The remaining 10 addresses are on Oahu....

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Saturday, August 29, 2020
All travelers required to complete digital app starting Sept 1
By News Release @ 5:00 AM :: 1368 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...Safe Travels is one part of a multi-layered screening process which includes arrival temperature checks, and secondary screening for those with symptoms or temperatures of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher....

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Friday, August 28, 2020
List of Released Criminals
By Selected News Articles @ 11:30 PM :: 2885 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...criminals are being released from jails where there is no COVID....

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Thursday, August 27, 2020
HGEA preparing COVID-19 class action grievance
By News Release @ 4:43 PM :: 1204 Views :: Labor, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...HGEA preparing COVID-19 class action grievance....

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020
VIDEO: Prosecutor Debate Steve Alm vs Miske's Lawyer
By Video @ 9:48 PM :: 2006 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Politicians

...Megan Kau hired by Miske....

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020
COVID Releases: OCCC Inmates Get Free Hotel Rooms
By Selected News Articles @ 4:13 PM :: 1475 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...DOH Official: Some Inmates Who Were Released Caused ‘Spillover’ Infections....

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