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Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Deedy jury foreman: Deadlocked 8-4 for Acquittal
By Selected News Articles @ 12:17 PM :: 11195 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement

He said it would not have necessarily been easier to convict Deedy of the lesser manslaughter charge....

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Honolulu Ranks 128th on 2013 "Allstate America's Best Drivers Report"
By News Release @ 2:51 AM :: 5408 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

Honolulu ranks as one of the least safe driving cities, landing at number 128 on the list. According to the report, the average driver in Honolulu will experience an auto collision every 8.7 years, which is about 15 percent more likely than the national average....

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Hawaii County: Police Chief Addresses Corruption, Aloha, and Tinted Windows
By News Release @ 1:35 PM :: 7414 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement

results of the Hawaiʻi Police Department’s 2013 Community Satisfaction Survey and the police chief’s responses....

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Thursday, August 8, 2013
"Hawaii's Fittest CEO" at Center of Alleged Ponzi Scheme
By News Release @ 12:07 AM :: 5247 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

DCCA issued a Preliminary Order to Cease and Desist and Notice of Right to Hearing against a Hawaii businessman, David T. Low, and his company, Hawaii Capital Management, LLC...

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Friday, August 2, 2013
More drones over Hawaii? It’s a good idea for some
By Malia Zimmerman @ 2:49 PM :: 4783 Views :: Law Enforcement
Hawaii officials have a unique take on aerial drones — bring ‘em on....
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Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Responsible Prison Reform
By NCPA @ 6:32 PM :: 3505 Views :: Law Enforcement

In 1979, around the time that imprisonment rates began their sharp uptick, 314,000 people sat behind bars in the United States. As of mid-2013, that number stood at about 2 million....

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Racially charged murder trial grips Hawaii
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:35 PM :: 6017 Views :: Law Enforcement
DEEDY: The Virginia man faces second-degree murder charges..
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Monday, July 8, 2013
Mayor picks new Honolulu Chief Medical Examiner
By News Release @ 9:00 PM :: 4912 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

Dr. Christopher B. Happy has been selected as Honolulu’s Chief Medical Examiner....

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Friday, July 5, 2013
UH Manoa: False Harassment Claim Can Lead to Eviction
By Selected News Articles @ 11:10 PM :: 6430 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education, Law Enforcement
...students falsely accused could see their lives upended and possibly destroyed....
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Tuesday, July 2, 2013
VIDEO: Occupy Activist NB Member Argues With Police
By Video @ 5:28 PM :: 5681 Views :: Homelessness, Law Enforcement
Question: What happened in the portion of the video edited out by Occupy?
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Monday, July 1, 2013
Governor Signs Bills Expanding Protections, Support for Women and Keiki
By News Release @ 11:04 PM :: 6394 Views :: Family, Labor, Law Enforcement

The Governor also signed bills that extend the voluntary foster care age to 21 as well as keep keiki safe from a parent who has been convicted of a sexual assault....

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Friday, June 28, 2013
EFF Sues FBI For Access to Hawaii Facial-Recognition Records
By News Release @ 5:08 PM :: 4540 Views :: Law Enforcement

Lawsuit Seeks Transparency Before Implementation of a 'Bigger, Faster and Better' Biometrics System....

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Thursday, June 27, 2013
Animal Cruelty: Abercrombie Signs Six Bills
By News Release @ 2:05 PM :: 5631 Views :: Agriculture, Law Enforcement
SB978 provides harsher penalties for those found guilty of animal cruelty by upgrading misdemeanor cruelty offenses involving 10 or more animals to a Class C felony....
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Act 137: Abercrombie Creates New HGEA Bargaining Unit
By News Release @ 12:21 AM :: 5650 Views :: Labor, Law Enforcement

Bargaining Unit 14, to represent state law enforcement officers, and state and county ocean safety and water safety officers....

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Tax fraud, obstruction of justice no obstacle to Honolulu cop’s pension
By Malia Zimmerman @ 12:06 AM :: 5235 Views :: Law Enforcement

Nishimura was the highest-ranking Honolulu police officer charged with a federal felony offense....

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Thursday, June 20, 2013
Pilot project reducing institutional placement of at-risk youths
By News Release @ 6:08 AM :: 5688 Views :: Higher Education, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

There are currently nine youths between the ages of 13-17 in the Wrap Hawai‘i pilot program....

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Monday, June 17, 2013
Hawaii AG Joins 'Secure Our Smartphones' Initiative
By News Release @ 5:04 PM :: 4296 Views :: Law Enforcement
encouraging the cell phone industry to adopt technologies that would deter theft by drying up the secondary market on which stolen devices are sold....
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Sunday, June 16, 2013
Lawsuit: Hawaii Gambling Machine Contract Guaranteed ‘No problem from Vice-Squad’
By Andrew Walden @ 2:41 AM :: 8924 Views :: Gambling, Law Enforcement

Despite this assurance, the record also reveals that the parties also made jokes about being “locked up” because of these games....

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Saturday, June 15, 2013
Hawaii County PD Community Satisfaction Survey Released
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 6282 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement
608 members of the public participated in the Hawai’i Police Department’s Community Satisfaction Survey....
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Friday, June 14, 2013
Morning Bell: The Government vs. YOU
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:45 PM :: 4212 Views :: Environment, Law Enforcement
In addition to groups targeted by the IRS, upstanding citizens going about their normal lives are suddenly targeted by law enforcement authorities and charged as criminals....
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Thursday, June 13, 2013
Before Waikiki Shooting, Chris Deedy in Benghazi
By Selected News Articles @ 2:15 PM :: 8489 Views :: Law Enforcement

They soon settled into a formerly government-owned hotel where other foreign missions and international journalists were lodged, but had to move when a car bomb exploded in the hotel parking lot....

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Saturday, June 1, 2013
.05% Solution: Abercrombie Quietly Appoints DUI Taskforce
By Andrew Walden @ 4:11 PM :: 3986 Views :: Law Enforcement

...a mandate to cut the legal blood alcohol limit from 0.08% to 0.05%.....

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Saturday, June 1, 2013
Nagamine Named Hawaii State Sheriff
By News Release @ 1:55 PM :: 4070 Views :: Law Enforcement
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Friday, May 24, 2013
Shawn Tsuha Nominated Deputy Director, Department of Public Safety
By News Release @ 4:05 PM :: 5992 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement
...Abercrombie today announced the nomination of Shawn H. Tsuha to deputy director of law enforcement for the state Department of Public Safety, effective June 1, 2013....
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Friday, May 24, 2013
Honolulu Muslim Leader Accuses Radical Muslim of Two Local Attacks
By Andrew Walden @ 2:12 AM :: 14215 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement

Will Hawaii’s soft-on-crime Judiciary allow an insanity plea to a Muslim claiming a religious justification for acts of violence or terrorism?

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Monday, May 20, 2013
Abercrombie Signs Seat belt Law, Calculates Savings at $7226 per Victim
By News Release @ 11:37 PM :: 5099 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

...average medical charges were nearly tripled among those who did not use seat belts ($11,043), compared to restrained passengers ($3,817)....

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Thursday, May 16, 2013
Judicial Watch Sues U.S. Secret Service for Obama’s Hawaiian Vacation Records
By News Release @ 2:12 PM :: 7487 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement, Obama

Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on May 6, 2013, against the U.S. Secret Service....

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Flags to Fly at Half-Staff on Peace Officers Memorial Day
By News Release @ 1:06 PM :: 3500 Views :: Law Enforcement

...Hawaii flags be flown at half-staff alongside the flags of the United States at state offices and agencies as well as the Hawaii National Guard from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, May 15....

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Report: Hawaii Ranks #2 for Embezzlement
By News Release @ 4:17 PM :: 7484 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement, Small Business
Iowa had the highest Embezzlement Propensity Factor followed by Hawaii– identifying these states as having the highest risk for loss to embezzlement in 2012....
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Monday, May 13, 2013
DoJ Recognizes Hawaii Crime Victim Compensation Director
By News Release @ 10:23 PM :: 6725 Views :: Justice Reinvestment, Law Enforcement

Attorney General Eric Holder presented the award to Ferguson-Brey during the National Crime Victims’ Rights Week awards ceremony....

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
EPIC: FBI Sued over ‘Orwellian’ Hawaii Snooping Program
By Selected News Articles @ 1:21 PM :: 5156 Views :: Law Enforcement
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Monday, March 25, 2013
Hawaii Jihadi Convicted, Could Get 21 Years
By News Release @ 1:49 PM :: 8268 Views :: Law Enforcement, Military
Shehadah was arrested in Honolulu, Hawaii, in October 2010....
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Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Defense Contractor Charged in Hawaii with Communicating Classified Information
By News Release @ 2:14 PM :: 6225 Views :: Law Enforcement, Military

...a former U.S. Army officer who works as a civilian employee of a defense contractor at U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) in Hawaii, has been arrested....

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Friday, March 1, 2013
Sakai: Misconduct Investigation Underway After Latest Prisoner Escape
By News Release @ 11:33 AM :: 6537 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement

...it was noted that no one in that van had leg shackles on....

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Thursday, February 28, 2013
Store owners say plastic bag ban causes more shoplifting
By Selected News Articles @ 9:29 PM :: 9076 Views :: Environment, Law Enforcement, Small Business

They enter the store with reusable bags and can more easily conceal items they steal.  It's tough to tell what a customer has paid for and what they may already have brought with them....

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Friday, February 8, 2013
Governor Appoints Max Otani Deputy Director of Corrections
By News Release @ 1:17 PM :: 6175 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

Gov. Neil Abercrombie today announced the appointment of Max Otani as deputy director of corrections with the state Department of Public Safety, effective immediately....

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Sunday, February 3, 2013
DoTax Employees Secretly Arrested, Fired
By Andrew Walden @ 12:40 PM :: 11404 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, Tax Credits, Taxes

A number of tax department employees who were investigated in connection with the security breaches have been “arrested and relieved of their duties,” said state Rep. John Mizuno....

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Friday, February 1, 2013
Pearl City Man Indicted on Homosexual Kiddie Porn Charges
By News Release @ 1:59 AM :: 3706 Views :: Law Enforcement

Agents recovered computer storage media, including a disk that contained images of a minor boy engaged in sexually explicit conduct....

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Sunday, January 27, 2013
Kulani Prison to be Sovereignty Movement Training and Recruitment Center
By Selected News Articles @ 3:52 PM :: 9762 Views :: Akaka Bill, Law Enforcement, OHA

...see the list of 1,000 well-known prison reform activists, elected Democrats, Hawaii County Prosecutor, sovereignty activists, religious leftists, green mailers, and current inmates who have signed on to this effort....

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Sunday, January 27, 2013
Meet the Profiteer Behind Hawaii Medical Marijuana Cards
By Selected News Articles @ 7:47 AM :: 11687 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

"This guy's been operating (as a commercial enterprise) for two or three decades." .... In other words, he's a drug dealer.

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Friday, January 18, 2013
'VSE Corp' Blamed in Deadly Waikele Bunker Explosion
By News Release @ 4:20 PM :: 10610 Views :: Law Enforcement, Military, Small Business

"VSE was unaware that despite DEI’s military ordnance background, the company had no experience with fireworks disposal.”

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Waikele Fireworks Bunker Explosion: Investigation Findings to be Released
By News Release @ 7:01 PM :: 9997 Views :: National News, Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, OHA

The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) announces that its January 17, 2013, public meeting in Washington, DC, will be available via webcast....

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013
State Kicks Off Foreclosure Fraud Information Campaign
By News Release @ 10:48 PM :: 7692 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Homelessness, Law Enforcement

As part of the campaign, DCCA has launched www.HFIC.Hawaii.gov....

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Monday, December 31, 2012
Governor Appoints Annelle Amaral to Hawaii Paroling Authority
By News Release @ 8:59 PM :: 9526 Views :: Judiciary, Justice Reinvestment, Law Enforcement

The interim appointment fills a new seat in compliance with Act 139 of the 2012 Legislature, which increased Hawaii Paroling Authority members from three to five.

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Friday, December 28, 2012
Former Kauai Prosecutor Makes List of "America's Worst Bosses"
By News Release @ 10:43 PM :: 8764 Views :: Kauai County, Labor, Law Enforcement

The managers who made this year’s list of America’s Worst Bosses were named in workplace lawsuits filed by their employees ....

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Friday, September 28, 2012
Kauai Prosecutor Denies Perjury Plot: Says Mayor, County Attorneys Peddling Influence
By News Release @ 12:21 AM :: 11492 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

County Attorneys barred planning inspectors from enforcing the law against Councilmember Tim Bynum for alleged zoning violations in order to influence Bynum’s vote on Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho Jr.’s TVR bill....

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Thursday, September 20, 2012
Bronster: Secret Tape Recordings Show Kauai Prosecutors Plotting Perjury
By News Release @ 3:26 PM :: 10374 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

A prosecutor cannot use a criminal prosecution against a political rival in an attempt to intimidate him.... Incredibly, they made tape recordings discussing their plans and they joked on those tapes about committing perjury if ever caught.

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Saturday, August 25, 2012
Honolulu Federal Inmate Discovers 'Gays Not Born That Way'
By Selected News Articles @ 9:45 PM :: 10983 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Law Enforcement

Alexandra Telluselle is a Swedish national and self-described "citizen of the world" who was arrested by HPD for shoplifting from a Honolulu Foodland store August 18, 2011....

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Lawsuit: OCCC Guards Slept Thru Ex-Guard's Prison Suicide
By Selected News Articles @ 1:00 PM :: 9565 Views :: Law Enforcement

One of the guards slept through the ordeal, and another sat in a chair with a towel draped over his head, Cocklin says. 

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Saturday, January 14, 2012
Full Text AG Louie: Assisted Suicide Not Legal in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 4:00 PM :: 13766 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement, Life

Word comes from state Sen. Josh Green, a doctor who had asked for the opinion from Attorney General David Louie....

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