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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 :: 3335 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 :: 2716 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 :: 2373 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 :: 2640 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 :: 3327 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 :: 2580 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 :: 3424 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 :: 2874 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 :: 2532 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 :: 5401 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 :: 3259 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 :: 5810 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 :: 2295 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 :: 5131 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 :: 3273 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 :: 3667 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 :: 2990 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 :: 3439 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 :: 2432 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 :: 2713 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 :: 3440 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 :: 8681 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 :: 5775 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 :: 2886 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 :: 6965 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 :: 2741 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 :: 3301 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 :: 3653 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 :: 4239 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 :: 2890 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 :: 5325 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 :: 3269 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 :: 4739 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 :: 3182 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

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

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Monday, August 24, 2020
VIDEO: OCCC Guard Describes how COVID Positive Criminal was released
By Video @ 5:15 AM :: 3466 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...Discussion with OCCC Sgt. Lana Hughes about pandemic conditions at the facility - August 23, 2020....

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Former CIA Officer Arrested and Charged with Espionage
By News Release @ 9:20 AM :: 2719 Views :: Law Enforcement, Military

...The scheme began with three days of meetings in Hong Kong in March 2001....

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Sunday, August 16, 2020
The Doomsday Rules in the General Excise Tax
By Tom Yamachika @ 11:13 PM :: 4187 Views :: Law Enforcement, Tax Credits, Taxes, COVID-19

...Now that the economy is down and tax revenues are in the tank, we are now seeing cases of our Department of Taxation using some particularly nasty provisions in the tax code....

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Thursday, August 13, 2020
COVID: 116 Cases in OCCC--Jail Inmates Purposefully Spread Disease
By News Release @ 6:04 PM :: 2907 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...with the ACLU egging them on by the offer of early release, guards report inmates are purposefully spreading COVID at OCCC.  92 criminals and 24 staff are found to be infected after mass testing results came in today.  COVID is also spreading among homeless criminals who are not currently incarcerated....

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Racketeering Indictments for Saipan Casino Operators
By News Release @ 6:25 PM :: 3033 Views :: Gambling, Law Enforcement

...Three executives from Imperial Pacific International (IPI) and MCC International Saipan have been indicted on federal criminal charges, including Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) conspiracy, harboring illegal aliens, unlawful employment of aliens, and international promotional money laundering....

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Friday, August 7, 2020
After Five Months of ACLU Dreams, First Inmate Finally Tests Positive for COVID
By News Release @ 10:27 PM :: 2200 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...but he was quarantined right away so the hope for another mass release of criminals may be dashed....

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Tenants Being Evicted Illegally
By News Release @ 4:45 AM :: 3418 Views :: Homelessness, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...The moratorium is currently in place through August 31, 2020....

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Thursday, July 30, 2020
FBI Working with Guam Department of Labor to Address Scams and Fraud Targeting COVID-19 Stimulus Funds
By News Release @ 4:10 AM :: 2762 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...fraud cases involving the attempted theft of funds intended for Guam citizens who are unemployed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic....

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Thursday, July 23, 2020
Second Challenge to Mandatory Traveler Quarantine Denied
By News Release @ 5:06 PM :: 2994 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...U.S. District Court Judge Jill A. Otake denied a motion today, for a preliminary injunction, from a South Carolina traveler....

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
2 years later Ige Signs 15th Emergency Proclamation for Kauai Floods
By News Release @ 11:13 PM :: 2977 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement

...Gov. Ige signed the initial emergency proclamation for the Kaua‘i floods on April 15, 2018....

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Sunday, July 19, 2020
Telescope Protester Arrested in Hilo Home Depot zip-tie hoax
By News Release @ 3:36 AM :: 5232 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Law Enforcement, OHA

...Once all three parking lot entrances were blocked, Glendon was observed walking around the parking lot with a “Lei O Mano,” which is a Hawaiian shark tooth war club....

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Friday, July 17, 2020
Facial Recognition Contractor Selected for Hawaii Airports
By News Release @ 5:45 AM :: 3538 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement, Tourism

... HDOT has selected NEC Corporation, NEC Corporation of America and their partner, Infrared Cameras Inc., to provide thermal temperature screening and facial imaging technology ....

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Thursday, July 16, 2020
Feds: Miske Could Get Death Penalty
By News Release @ 3:36 AM :: 4798 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Police

...Eleven defendants charged in Hawaii federal court with racketeering and other offenses....

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Monday, July 13, 2020
VIDEO: 2020 Honolulu Prosecutor Candidates Debate
By Video @ 4:56 PM :: 3957 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement, Politicians

...sponsored by Hawaii Women Lawyers....

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Saturday, July 11, 2020
DLIR Rejects 73,438 Invalid Unemployment Claims
By News Release @ 3:45 AM :: 3847 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...151,071 valid claims are being paid....

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Corona Virus Restrictions Hawaii vs Alaska
By News Release @ 2:57 AM :: 3541 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...Hawaii and Alaska have the lowest per capita COVID death tolls in the USA-- Hawaii is among the most restrictive states, Alaska is more moderate....

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