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Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Real ID enforcement deadline extended to May 2023
By News Release @ 12:09 AM :: 3076 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, Tourism

... Oahu residents now have an additional 19 months to get the REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and state identification cards before they will need it to board domestic flights and enter some federal buildings ....

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Hawaii Most Gambling Arrests Per Capita
By Selected News Articles @ 8:29 PM :: 3284 Views :: Gambling, Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

... and Hawaii is #2 for gambling addiction treatment ....

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Friday, April 9, 2021
COVID Justice: 430 Inmates Released, 58% Have Already Reoffended
By News Release @ 4:25 AM :: 3582 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

... The Criminal Justice Research institute reported that 58% of inmates had reoffended at least once since their release ....

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Monday, April 5, 2021
DCCA Finally Going After Fake ‘Hawaiian Kingdom Bond’ Scheme?
By Andrew Walden @ 10:14 PM :: 4615 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement, OHA

“...Securities Commission of the State of Hawaii is about to commence an enforcement action ... based upon the sale of unregistered Kingdom of Hawaii Exchequer Bonds, in violation of HRS § 485A-301....”

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Ige Appoints two to Hawai‘i Paroling Authority Board
By News Release @ 8:33 PM :: 2702 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement

... the HPA sets the real sentence after a judge pretends to sentence a criminal ....

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Friday, March 19, 2021
ODC Complaint: Megan Kau Worked for Miske and Cop Who Arrested Him
By News Release @ 8:28 PM :: 6622 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement, Police

... ODC complaint claims a conflict of interest existed when local attorneys Megan Kau and Tristan Andres worked simultaneously for a Michael Miske company and for an HPD Sgt who arrested Miske ....

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021
SB754: Lower Blood Alcohol Limit Would Divert Police from Catching Real Drunks
By News Release @ 1:42 PM :: 2157 Views :: Law Enforcement

... The reduction would subject many state residents who consumed little more than a single drink prior to driving to imprisonment ....

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Monday, March 1, 2021
Ethics: Cows and Church at HYCF
By News Release @ 7:45 PM :: 2750 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

... HYCF has conducted cattle ranching operations on HYCF property for many years ....

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Saturday, February 20, 2021
How to prevent abuse of Hawaii’s emergency law
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:56 AM :: 2852 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 :: 4371 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 :: 6899 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 :: 3577 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 :: 4919 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 :: 2347 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 :: 3482 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 :: 2612 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 :: 3205 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 :: 3388 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 :: 3078 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 :: 4125 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 :: 3237 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 :: 3330 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 :: 2336 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 :: 3544 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 :: 3544 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 :: 2849 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 :: 2526 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 :: 2825 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 :: 3472 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 :: 2745 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 :: 3597 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 :: 3015 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 :: 2672 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 :: 5553 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 :: 3402 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 :: 5997 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 :: 2442 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 :: 5359 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 :: 3459 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 :: 3865 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 :: 3148 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 :: 3562 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 :: 2575 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 :: 2847 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 :: 3574 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 :: 8927 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 :: 6101 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 :: 3034 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 :: 7258 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 :: 2850 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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