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Council District Nine--Family Ties

Another Hawaii Lawsuit: Coronavirus Orders Violate Right To Travel, Equal Protection, Due Process

Trump’s Executive Order on Improving Policing Brings Welcome News in Troubled Times

HPD Policy on ‘Vascular Neck Restraint’ is Redacted

Corona Count: Four new cases out of 1,215 tests

Navy Calling Up Reservists to Fill in For Pearl Harbor Shipyard Workers Out for COVID-19

Saving coral reef fisheries with management areas

Ex-Legislator Who Lied About Police Misconduct Slimes Doug Chin in Grab for Police Commission Seat

SA: …The group AF3IRM Hawai‘i is urging its Facebook followers to email testimony to the Council opposing Chin’s nomination. The group describes itself as “a multi-ethnic, multi-class organization led by women of color engaged in transnational feminist, anti-imperialist activism.”…

AF3IRM Hawai‘i suggests to its followers that they tell city officials to consider three other people for the job instead of Chin. Among the three is Khara Jabola-Carolus, executive director of the Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women and the domestic partner of former state Rep. Kaniela Ing.

(NOTE: Jabola-Carolus in 2018 used a false police report to create drama in a successful effort to keep her job as head of the women’s commission.  And Ing lied about police misconduct regarding his traffic ticket on Maui.)

Golojuch noted that Ing was among Chin’s opponents in the 2018 congressional race and that he raised the same points against Chin that are found in the form letters being sent to Council members now….

(Translation:  This is a 100% Ing operation.)

Von Mahelona, an AF3IRM Hawai‘i co-coordinator, said her organization does not believe Chin can be trusted to do the right thing. Mahelona said she was appalled that Chin supported militarized police action against “protectors” seeking to block construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea….

False Police Report--How Jabola-Carolus Keeps her Job:
Ing Lies About Police Misconduct:

read … Former Lt Gov. Doug Chin’s nomination to Honolulu’s police panel opposed

Jabola the Carolus Having Difficulty at Home

HNN: … We dropped by the home of Khara Jabola-Carolus, who is working and parenting full time during the pandemic. "It's absolutely exhausting. It feels like being handcuffed to a treadmill. We're four months in. Constant disruption, constant fatigue," she says about minding her one and four year old boys.

"I'm breastfeeding on Zoom calls, during meetings, presentations," she says. Ironically, she's the executive director of the Hawaii Commission on Status of Women, a state feminist agency fighting for equality for women and girls (political advancement of Ing associates.)

Jabola-Carolus says, "The system was broken before we entered COVID-19. There was very little support for women going forward going into the crisis. I'm extremely angry. I feel we're not being taken seriously. All the labor we do in the home is not taken seriously. If it was, we'd be supported."….

2018: Police Report ‘Threat’ Against State Women’s Commission Director was Fake—Timed to Coincide with Renewal of Employment Contract

read … COVID-19's created an economic burden for women

19 Police Killings Left out of HPD Reports

CB: … Aaron Torres died handcuffed, face down in the dirt, legs shackled, with three Honolulu police officers pressed on his back outside his Nanakuli home. The 37-year-old’s death in 2012 was widely reported and cost city taxpayers $1.4 million in a wrongful death settlement.

Yet, according to the Honolulu Police Department’s yearly tally of lethal use of force incidents, his death never happened. The 2012 report says there were no police killings that year.

At least 29 people were killed by Honolulu police officers between 2010 and 2019, according to Civil Beat’s review of media reports and public records obtained from HPD and the prosecuting attorney’s office.

But our analysis of HPD data found that the department regularly undercounts the number of people killed by its police officers in annual use of force reports. These yearly summaries compile data on every use of force incident, ranging from verbal commands to lethal force, and are used to help shape police training priorities.

Between 2010 and 2018, HPD’s annual reports say only 10 individuals were killed by police. But a review of news articles and public records shows more than twice as many people died during that time period after run-ins with Honolulu police officers.

HPD has yet to release its 2019 use of force report, but Michelle Yu, a spokeswoman for the department, told Civil Beat two weeks ago that officers killed six people that year. Civil Beat’s review found eight. After reviewing our findings, Yu said the previous figure was mistaken and the correct number is eight — the most people killed by Honolulu police in a single year in the last decade.

Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard said she only recently realized the department’s use of force annual reports are flawed. She said HPD is delaying the release of the 2019 report to ensure that it’s accurate.

“To be honest with you some of the stuff didn’t make sense to us either,” she said. “Actually, I was not thrilled.”….

CB: COVID Shuts Down Hawaii Police Shootings Review Board

read … Shoddy Record Keeping By HPD Skews Public Picture Of Police Killings

OCCC relocating to new facility at the animal quarantine station    

KHON: … The Department of Public Safety is moving forward with relocating and replacing OCCC.

The new facility will be built at the existing animal quarantine station site.

DPS says the area was chosen based on its location away from residential and commercial neighborhoods.

It will also be built to address the jail’s current overcrowding issue….

DPS: Hawaii OCCC Newsletter

read … OCCC relocates to new facility at the animal quarantine station

Hale Nani 5 Positive COVID, prompts mass testing of nursing home

KITV: …  One case is already confirmed by the Department of Health and will appear in tomorrow's count. Quick testing results today showed signs of the coronavirus in two other residents. They were swabbed and now await confirmation….

All 288 residents and more than 400 employees are being tested for the coronavirus. Dr. Scott Miscovich of Premier Medical Group is leading the effort at the largest skilled nursing facility in the state.

A spokesperson for its parent company Avalon Health Care Management said the decision came after a worker and resident tested positive within days of each other….

read … Three Hale Nani residents test positive for COVID-19, prompts mass testing of nursing home

Hawaii one of the worst places for businesses sued over COVID

AP: … “It’s hard for me to believe people don’t understand the danger of going out in public and interacting. But when somebody gets sick, I’m sure they’re going to claim the business didn’t protect them the way they should have. By having a waiver, the business will better withstand the lawsuit,” Wolohan said.

In 45 states and the District of Columbia, courts will generally enforce voluntary waivers, according to “Law for Recreation and Sport Managers,” a book Wolohan co-wrote with Doyice Cotten. Connecticut, Hawaii, Louisiana, Virginia and Wisconsin offer consumers the best chance to challenge liability waivers….

read … Businesses Seek Customer Waivers Against Virus

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