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Friday, March 10, 2017
Judge rules in city’s favor on gambling device seizures
By News Release @ 4:28 AM :: 6740 Views :: Honolulu County, Gambling, Law Enforcement

The Ninth Circuit rejected the appeal by the arcade owners and affirmed United States District Court Judge Leslie E. Kobayashi’s April 30, 2014 ruling....

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Thursday, March 9, 2017
Hawaii House Unanimously Passes Bill to Limit Warrantless Drone Surveillance
By Selected News Articles @ 2:38 AM :: 4025 Views :: Law Enforcement

The House passed HB314 by a 50-0 margin....

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Monday, March 6, 2017
DLNR Finally Gets Around to Firing Rapist Cop Son of HGEA President
By News Release @ 10:04 PM :: 17206 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Law Enforcement, Police

"...Hawaii Government Employees Association President Jackie Ferguson-Miyamoto, had nothing to do with his hiring as a Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) officer...."

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Saturday, March 4, 2017
HB314: Limit Warrantless Drone Surveillance
By Selected News Articles @ 10:00 AM :: 4799 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

The legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also help thwart the federal surveillance state....

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Friday, March 3, 2017
Former Omidyar ‘Journalist’ Charged with Threats Against Jewish Centers
By Andrew Walden @ 11:34 PM :: 9762 Views :: First Amendment, Law Enforcement, Religion, Pierre Omidyar

Another black eye for Ebay and Paypal owner, Hawaii luxury resort developer, and Civil Beat publisher Pierre Omidyar....

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Thursday, March 2, 2017
HPD, FBI Investigate Threat to Honolulu Jewish Preschool
By News Release @ 4:57 AM :: 6867 Views :: Law Enforcement, Religion

The Honolulu Police Department has opened a terroristic threatening investigation into a phone threat to Temple Emanu-El that prompted the evacuation of a preschool there on Monday....

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Sunday, February 5, 2017
Condo Justice - The Ball's Now In Your Court
By Selected News Articles @ 6:38 PM :: 6490 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

HB381 is scheduled on Wednesday, February 8, 9:00 a. m. at the capitol's room 429....

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Saturday, February 4, 2017
Hawaii: Trannies Drive Push to Legalize Prostitution
By Selected News Articles @ 11:42 AM :: 6170 Views :: Family, Law Enforcement

Trannies used by the left as a driver of far-reaching social re-ordering....

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Thursday, February 2, 2017
Future Oahu Community Correctional Center Down to Four Sites
By News Release @ 11:15 AM :: 4030 Views :: Law Enforcement
Department of Agriculture, Animal Quarantine Facility
Oahu Community Correctional Center
Halawa Correctional Facility
Mililani Technology Park, Lot 17
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Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Report: A Decade of Human Trafficking in Hawaii
By News Release @ 4:31 PM :: 6553 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

...2016 data from the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline, Polaris's BeFree Textline, and communications....

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Sunday, January 29, 2017
Hawaii Attorney General Sues Trump to Keep Muslim ‘Refugees’ Flowing Into Country
By Selected News Articles @ 5:10 PM :: 9581 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, Military

...We have lots of liberal federal judges here so we can get a favorable ruling without difficulty....

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Friday, January 27, 2017
Homeless Community Outreach Court is Now Open
By News Release @ 12:37 PM :: 7030 Views :: Homelessness, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

Four homeless individuals who collectively had more than 50 pending citations and/or warrants appeared before The Honorable Clarence A. Pacarro.....

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Thursday, January 26, 2017
SB702 Would Punish Short-Term Rentals Like Sexual Assaults
By Selected News Articles @ 10:01 AM :: 6975 Views :: Law Enforcement, Tourism, Cost of Living

Hawaii lawmakers want to make unlicensed short-term rentals a class C felony....

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Thursday, January 26, 2017
Hawaii #2 in USA for Arrests of K-12 Students
By News Release @ 1:52 AM :: 5910 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

And a whopping 9.8% of Hawaii K-12 students were referred to law enforcement, by far the highest in USA....

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Saturday, January 21, 2017
UH System-Wide Survey to Amp up “Gender Violence” Hysteria
By News Release @ 9:46 PM :: 5265 Views :: Higher Education, Law Enforcement

Rape is a felony.  If you have been raped, call the police—not a University administrator....

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Thursday, January 19, 2017
Asset Forfeiture Transparency & Accountability—Hawaii Grade D+
By News Release @ 11:49 PM :: 5115 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

Every year, local, state and federal law enforcement agencies across the United States seize and keep billions of dollars in cash, cars, homes and other property using a legal tool called forfeiture....

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Monday, January 16, 2017
Oahu Veterans Treatment Court Celebrates 22 Successful Graduates
By News Release @ 4:20 PM :: 6612 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement, Military

Twenty-two veterans have now successfully completed the First Circuit program since it was initiated by Judge Edward Kubo in 2013....

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Friday, January 13, 2017
New DLNR Police Chief Announced
By News Release @ 2:02 AM :: 6009 Views :: Environment, Law Enforcement

Robert Farrell retired in 2015 as Assistant Chief for the California Department of Fish and Game. After retirement, Robert went to work for DOCARE as a conservation officer assigned to the Hilo district....

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
State Announces 10-Year Invasive Species Plan
By News Release @ 1:57 PM :: 6636 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Law Enforcement

...the State’s first interagency and comprehensive biosecurity plan to protect Hawai‘i’s agriculture, environment, economy and health....

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Full Text: ACLU Asks Feds to Investigate Hawaii Prison Conditions
By News Release @ 4:10 AM :: 4112 Views :: Law Enforcement

“Hawaii policymakers have long been warned that without a long-term plan to manage the growth of incarceration, the state could revert to conditions that led to class-action lawsuits and federal oversight."

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Sunday, January 1, 2017
Annual Registration of Mopeds Required Beginning January 2017
By News Release @ 3:14 PM :: 5384 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

Act 200 of 2016 requires significant changes to moped registration throughout the State of Hawaii....

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Saturday, December 31, 2016
State spends $72K to monitor your social media accounts
By Selected News Articles @ 5:59 PM :: 6667 Views :: First Amendment, Law Enforcement

“Social media monitoring allows police to constantly target, track, and archive information posted on social media...."

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Sunday, December 25, 2016
Can the Unions Dodge the Law?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 7034 Views :: Health Care, Labor, Law Enforcement

Earlier this year, our lawmakers passed Act 25. It bans smoking on the premises of our state-owned hospitals....

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Rehabilitation: Jury Rules in Favor of Kauai Warden
By News Release @ 2:06 PM :: 7754 Views :: Kauai County, Justice Reinvestment, Law Enforcement

Attorney General Doug Chin said, “The jury verdict exonerates Warden Wagatsuma...."

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Friday, December 16, 2016
States with the Best Elder-Abuse Protections—Hawaii Ranks 10th
By Selected News Articles @ 2:16 PM :: 5854 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...based on 10 key indicators of elder-abuse protection....

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Ethics: Three Prison Guards Conspire to Take $10,000 from Inmate
By News Release @ 10:15 PM :: 5688 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

...appointing ACO A as Inmate’s attorney for the purpose of making a one-time withdrawal of $10,000 from Inmate’s bank account with the intent that the money be divided and distributed between the three ACOs....

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Obama Hawaii Vacation Cost $4.8M
By News Release @ 5:07 PM :: 6804 Views :: Law Enforcement, Obama

Secret Service Lodging Cost Over $1 Million Alone....

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Saturday, December 3, 2016
AG Releases 2015 Hawaii Crime Statistics
By News Release @ 1:02 AM :: 9421 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

Hawaii’s total Index Crime rate in 2015 was 0.3% below the rate reported in 2014, and 24.7% below the rate reported a decade earlier (2006)....

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Friday, December 2, 2016
Attorney General Outlines Plan to Test Rape Kits
By News Release @ 6:12 PM :: 4262 Views :: Law Enforcement

...since 1992 the state has collected 2240 sexual assault kits. As of June 30, 2016, 1951 of these have not been tested and 289 of them have been tested....

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Medicated Weed: DOH Hires Contractor to Track Every Seed
By News Release @ 12:14 PM :: 6076 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

....paranoia will destroy ya....

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Jail Near You? 11 Sites Identified for OCCC Relocation
By News Release @ 10:58 AM :: 8845 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

...11 sites, clustered within the Kalihi, Aiea, Kalaeloa and Mililani areas, have been identified....

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Monday, November 21, 2016
MADD Rates Hawaii Drunk Driving Laws
By News Release @ 7:43 PM :: 7290 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, Drugs

MADD wants tougher Hawaii law for DUI with kids in car....

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Thursday, November 10, 2016
Prosecutor Wins Reelection, Gains Budget Autonomy
By News Release @ 2:52 AM :: 6134 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...Is he posting a campaign victory speech on the County Prosecutor’s website?....

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Monday, November 7, 2016
Finally, Real Condo Law Enforcement?
By Selected News Articles @ 9:19 PM :: 8306 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

The proposed Hawaii bill for the 2017 legislative session would institute our own governor-appointed commission and ombudsman’s office and provide for....

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Broken Trust Levinson Set up for Gay Marriage Revenge Round with SHOPO
By News Release @ 4:54 PM :: 9646 Views :: Ethics, Family, Labor, Law Enforcement, Police
SHOPO President Tenari Maafala … testified that he would never enforce a law requiring same-sex marriage.  “You would have to kill me,” he told lawmakers....
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Thursday, October 6, 2016
Police Release Rape Kit Test Info
By News Release @ 11:25 PM :: 10020 Views :: Law Enforcement, Police

Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii county police departments successfully inventoried their untested sexual assault evidence collection kits....

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016
International Sex-Trafficking Bust Reaches into Hawaii
By News Release @ 3:31 PM :: 5603 Views :: Law Enforcement

...an international sex trafficking organization transporting hundreds of women from Thailand....

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Sunday, September 25, 2016
Prosecutor Urges “YES” Vote on Charter Amendment 3
By News Release @ 5:03 AM :: 5135 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement
Charter Amendment 3 asks: “Should the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney control its budget after it is approved by the City Council?”
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Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Hawaii Paroling Authority Gets New Chairman
By News Release @ 4:03 PM :: 5529 Views :: Law Enforcement

Gov. David Ige appointed Edmund (Fred) Hyun to be the interim chair of the Hawai‘i Paroling Authority....

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Sunday, August 28, 2016
Na Pali Coast: DLNR Issues 13 More Tickets Just in Time for Waikiki Eco-Conference
By News Release @ 10:04 PM :: 7607 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Law Enforcement

...five Kauai-based conservation officers flew there in mid-August....

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Puana Attorney to Police Commission: Too little, too late
By News Release @ 6:10 PM :: 7994 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Police

...not a single member of the Commission appointed by the mayor, other than Ms. Sheehan, has any legal or law enforcement background....

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Saturday, August 13, 2016
Hyatt Worker Says Hotel Ignored Sex Assault by Saudi
By Selected News Articles @ 4:16 AM :: 7984 Views :: Law Enforcement, Religion, Tourism

Hassan Maan Melhem later pleaded no contest to fourth-degree sexual assault and was given a deferred sentence and probation....

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Friday, July 15, 2016
Full Text: Attorney General Sues Bounty Hunter Duane Dog Chapman
By News Release @ 8:08 PM :: 5833 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement

Other bail bond companies are also being reviewed....

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Thursday, July 14, 2016
DLNR Officer: ‘Sucker Punched’ by Firing of Friel
By News Release @ 9:16 PM :: 6528 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

"I am now convinced DOCARE is cursed and doomed to remain a pathetic substandard agency...."

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Monday, July 11, 2016
Power Has Been out at Oahu Jail Since Friday
By News Release @ 10:15 PM :: 3696 Views :: Law Enforcement

...The Department of Public Safety said the air conditioning will remain on the generator until a faulty transformer can be replaced. The part has been ordered....

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Friday, July 8, 2016
Judge Finds No Evidence to Support So-Called ‘Whistleblower’ Lawsuit Against Maui County
By News Release @ 4:24 AM :: 6276 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

An investigation showed that he had physically threatened his fellow employees, been insubordinate, attempted to use his position as a Liquor Control Officer to obtain special treatment from a licensed liquor establishment....

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Thursday, July 7, 2016
HB2772: UH Rape Policy Now Written into State Law
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 4833 Views :: Higher Education, Law Enforcement

In April, UH expanded is sexual harassment policies with a new Executive Policy on Consensual Relationships....

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Friday, June 24, 2016
Conviction Tossed: How They Get Away in Soft on Crime Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 12:47 PM :: 4766 Views :: Law Enforcement

"If people didn't upset me, I wouldn't have to punch them...."

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016
DOCARE Chief Forced Out—Retaliation for Investigating DLNR Corruption, Theft of Guns
By News Release @ 2:59 AM :: 12306 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

...in a June 16 letter, Case said she was not extending Friel's employment past his six-month probation period....

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Saturday, May 21, 2016
Hawaii Supreme Court Rules on Big Cabbage Case
By Robert Thomas @ 11:20 PM :: 9267 Views :: Agriculture, Judiciary, Law Enforcement, Police

...the unanimous Hawaii Supreme Court threw out the conviction of the farmer, tagged by Officer Fuiava of Five-O for transporting a load of cabbage uncovered....

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