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Thursday, June 13, 2019
Bill 31 Dead: No Sanctuary City
By Brett Kulbis @ 4:00 PM :: 8357 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement, Republican Party

...“There really is no support. You’d think that Hawaii would kind of be the center for immigration issues.  But I guess if it’s deemed a ‘sanctuary city,’ that’s not well-received.”....

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
Bipartisan Effort Urging DHS Action on REAL ID for COFA Migrants
By News Release @ 5:22 PM :: 5697 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation, Law Enforcement

...“When my legislation became law, it should have solved this issue and allowed FAS citizens to obtain REAL ID compliant identification.  However, recent guidance put into place by the Department of Homeland Security has imposed additional burdens on these citizens."  -- Rep. Don Young (R-AK)

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019
No Ethics Conclusion: OK to Solicit State Employees to Support Espinda?
By News Release @ 5:21 AM :: 4316 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

...State Makes No Conclusion On Whether DPS Deputy Director Violated Ethics Code....

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Thursday, May 9, 2019
Grassroot: Bill 89 Unconstitutional
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:48 AM :: 7206 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement, Small Business, Tourism

...The Hawaii Constitution also has a clause that protects citizens from excessive fines, making it even more likely that someone will challenge the enormous fines associated with this proposal....

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019
The Role and Impact of Law Enforcement in Transporting Individuals with Severe Mental Illness
By News Release @ 9:21 PM :: 4511 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

...Approximately one-third of individuals with severe mental illness have their first contact with mental health treatment through a law enforcement encounter....

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Sunday, May 5, 2019
Corrections Officer charged with felony drug offense
By News Release @ 3:23 AM :: 6370 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement, Drugs

...the police officer observed drug paraphernalia in plain view and subsequently arrested Espejo....

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Saturday, May 4, 2019
DoH: CBD Products are Illegal, 'Adulterated'
By News Release @ 2:48 AM :: 5127 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

...warning letters have been sent to companies that have targeted vulnerable populations with false advertising....

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Sunday, April 28, 2019
HB1552: Conference Committee Approves New System to Keep Criminals on Streets
By News Release @ 8:09 PM :: 3656 Views :: Law Enforcement

...Bill to thoroughly reform our system of handling people arrested, incarcerated....

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Thursday, April 25, 2019
Problem Gambling? Hawaii #2 in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:30 AM :: 4620 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

...2019’s Most Gambling-Addicted States....

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Full Text: Espinda Promises No Retaliation Against PSD Dissidents
By Selected News Articles @ 4:57 AM :: 4702 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

...Recent fatal shootings involving PSD employees and a riot/disturbance at the Maui Community Correctional Center (MCCC) have brought the Department front and center attention....

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Auditor: AG's Child Support Fund Still Running Deficit
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 9:07 PM :: 5768 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

...CSEA disbursed amounts received without knowing whether the non-custodial parent had sufficient funds at the bank....

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
The Unintended Hazards Of Red-Light Cameras
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 5:40 PM :: 4272 Views :: Law Enforcement

...In some locales it generates more crashes as many motorists make early and sudden stops at the onset of the yellow light....

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Thursday, April 11, 2019
HB217/HB218: Making Life Easier for Young Criminals
By News Release @ 4:08 AM :: 4820 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement

...when an officer has custody of a child under the age of 16, the child shall consult with legal counsel before waiving any constitutional rights and before any custodial interrogation....

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Saturday, April 6, 2019
New Petition Launched to Impeach Kaneshiro
By News Release @ 2:17 AM :: 5785 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...Due to difficulty verifying validity of petition signatures on a previous Change.org impeachment petition, Impeach Kaneshiro organizers have launched a new on-line petition designed to collect verifiable signatures of Honolulu registered voters....

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Thursday, April 4, 2019
Full Text: MCCC Officers Tell Riot Story, Slam 'Upper Echelons' of PSD
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 5226 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement

...Right before the riots took place there were (214) inmates housed in the Modules, all playing " pretend lockdown", fully capable of breaching their cell doors at will....

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019
ACLU: Kealoha Lawyers Threaten Free Speech
By News Release @ 2:22 AM :: 7778 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, First Amendment, Higher Education, Law Enforcement

"...The Kealoha case is arguably the single largest corruption case in the history of our state...."

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Monday, March 25, 2019
UH Class Constitutes "material support of a Foreign Terrorist Organization"?
By Selected News Articles @ 6:07 PM :: 6878 Views :: Higher Education, Law Enforcement, Military

...The 'Humanize Palestine' website was deactivated later in 2017, about two weeks after the University of Hawaii Chancellor became aware of a nexus that consisted of University of Hawaii content, Palestinian terrorism and the website....

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Sunday, March 24, 2019
Hawaii Ranks 40th for Neighborhood Watch Programs
By Selected News Articles @ 4:44 AM :: 5768 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, Police

...Which States have the most Neighborhood Watch Programs per capita?....

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Thursday, March 21, 2019
Disabled Inmates: Feds Reach Agreement with Hawaii DPS
By News Release @ 12:34 AM :: 4422 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

...Justice Department Reaches Agreement With Hawaii Department of Public Safety to Ensure Equal Access to Its Programs for Inmates With Disabilities....

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Thursday, March 7, 2019
Prosecutor Kaneshiro Take Leave of Absence on Deadline to Respond to Supreme Court
By News Release @ 5:53 PM :: 6759 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

...Kaneshiro's decision to take a "leave of absence" does not stop the Supreme Court proceedings regarding his law license....

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Feds Bust Labor Law Violators at Hawaii Malls
By News Release @ 10:29 PM :: 6067 Views :: Labor, Law Enforcement, Small Business

...Wage and Hour Division (WHD) focused on retail mall employers in Hawaii, recovered $698,120 in back wages and liquidated damages for 339 employees, and led WHD to assess $59,523 in civil penalties for child labor violations during Fiscal Year 2018....

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Sunday, February 24, 2019
Double Trouble: Lyon Also Offered Cash to Son of FSM President
By Andrew Walden @ 10:11 PM :: 18951 Views :: DHHL, National News, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...Christopher Ivan Christian, was offered a “retainer” --$5K per month by Lyon—with a plan to increase to $10K....

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Saturday, February 23, 2019
Impeach Kaneshiro: Yoshimura Pushes Back Against McCorriston tactics
By News Release @ 11:11 AM :: 6355 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

... An attorney with Mr. McCorriston’s legal education and experience, should certainly realize his allegation is both false and "baseless" ....

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019
HB18: No Statute of Limitations for Sexual Abuse of Children
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 4:24 PM :: 5419 Views :: Family, Law Enforcement

...House Bill 18, which passed the House Judiciary Committee last week, aims to repeal statutory limitations on the time that a childhood sexual-abuse survivor can seek justice against an adult perpetrator through civil action....

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Kakaako Drunk Driver Busted for Palau Alcohol Theft
By Andrew Walden @ 3:53 PM :: 5188 Views :: Law Enforcement

"...The burglars took beers, liquors, soda and cigarettes then went back to Sumang’s residence where they consumed all the liquors that they stole...."

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Trump Sued by Hawaii Over Emergency Declaration
By Selected News Articles @ 12:59 PM :: 4845 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...“As I predicted, 16 states, led mostly by Open Border Democrats and the Radical Left, have filed a lawsuit in, of course, the 9th Circuit,” Trump said....

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019
UPDATE: FSM Government Responds to Lyon Bribery Charge
By News Release @ 11:15 PM :: 12498 Views :: Ethics, World News, Law Enforcement

...On February 14th, 2019 the FSM National Government was informed that the United States Government has approved the sharing of information related to this case....

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Friday, February 1, 2019
Birth Tourism Bust: Hawaii Easier to Clear Customs
By Selected News Articles @ 1:01 PM :: 4959 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

"...The clients were also told to enter the country by flying into Hawaii instead of Los Angeles where clearing U.S. Customs was perceived to be more difficult...."

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Thursday, January 31, 2019
Medicaid Fraud: DHS Still Not Doing the Real Work
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 3:32 AM :: 5954 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...The recommendations not implemented are the ones where DHS actually has to go out and catch fraudsters, instead of just talking about it....

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Monday, January 28, 2019
Who Should Regulate Drones in Hawaii?
By Selected News Articles @ 5:11 PM :: 6687 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, Small Business

...Local rules that conflict with national ones threaten the growth of the entire U.S. drone industry....

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Thursday, January 24, 2019
OHA: Authorities Should Take Atooi Threats Seriously
By News Release @ 5:09 PM :: 8031 Views :: Kauai County, Greenmail, Law Enforcement, OHA

"...OHA continues to work with various law enforcement entities...."

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Bum Patrol: City Extends Park Security Contract
By News Release @ 5:10 PM :: 5352 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Law Enforcement

...Four-month extension lasting until mid-May....

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Saturday, January 19, 2019
Video: Marshal Resigns After Fake Atooi King Teams up With Developer to Chase Protesters Off Land
By Video @ 4:49 PM :: 11046 Views :: Kauai County, Development, Greenmail, Law Enforcement, OHA

... 'King of Atooi' Dayne Gonsalves and his 'marshals' team up with developer to intimidate Coco Palms protesters ....

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Friday, January 11, 2019
Third Chief in Three Years for DOCARE
By News Release @ 5:34 PM :: 3668 Views :: Law Enforcement

...DLNR Chair Suzanne Case remarked, “Jason has stepped in and stepped up on multiple occasions to fill leadership voids when previous chiefs have retired or resigned...."

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Friday, January 11, 2019
Hawaii Sex Trafficking Study--Part 2 Released
By News Release @ 12:37 AM :: 6918 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, Drugs

"...Eighty percent of those forcibly initiated into prostitution via sex trafficking also prostituted without a trafficker at a later point...."

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Thursday, January 10, 2019
'The untouchables: Out-of-control prosecutors and the system that protects them'
By News Release @ 2:03 PM :: 6906 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...featuring nationally famous criminal justice journalist Radley Balko....

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Viral 2019: Ten Second Fireworks Video
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 4:54 PM :: 4520 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

...24 hours later, at 9 AM on January 2, the video had 278,000 views and about 1,300 Likes....

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Fact-Checking 5 of Trump’s Claims in Border Speech
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:20 PM :: 5160 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...Trump made the case Tuesday night for the $5.7 billion he wants Congress to approve for a wall expanding the physical barrier along the southern border to stop the flow of illegal immigrants and drugs. The Daily Signal examines five of the president’s claims....

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Thursday, January 3, 2019
Ige Appoints Clare Connors Attorney General
By News Release @ 5:20 PM :: 4745 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

...Connors was nominated to the Federal District Court by Obama, but the Senate did not vote and the nomination lapsed when Obama's term ended....

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Thursday, December 20, 2018
Trump, Schatz Team up to Release Thousands of Criminals
By News Release @ 4:02 AM :: 5009 Views :: Justice Reinvestment, Law Enforcement

...Schatz doesn't want poor innocent criminals to die in prison....

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Thursday, December 13, 2018
Honolulu Bum Patrol Extended City Cites 'Good Results'
By News Release @ 8:27 PM :: 5996 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Law Enforcement

...Good results so far at nine urban parks under the 24/7 security pilot project....

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Thursday, December 13, 2018
Honolulu Republican Party Calls for Kaneshiro Resignation
By Brett Kulbis @ 5:18 PM :: 7877 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Republican Party

...this situation involving Kaneshiro, Sapolu and Futa could potentially lead to countless criminal cases being dismissed or overturned, with dangerous and/or violent criminals being set free to roam our streets....

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Whitewash: HGEA Members at State Hospital Get No Punishment for Saito Escape
By News Release @ 7:32 PM :: 7082 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Labor, Law Enforcement

... Saito had sexual relations with at least three hospital staff members. Saito has been known for his manipulative nature, and sources say sexual relations took place on multiple occasions where he was able to obtain contraband ....

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
PETITION: Impeach City and County Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro
By News Release @ 11:04 PM :: 6385 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...Shall City and County of Honolulu Prosecutor Keith M. Kaneshiro be impeached and removed from his position for malfeasance, misfeasance or non-feasance in office?....

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Thursday, November 22, 2018
Honolulu Tax Evader a Big Deal in Guam, Micronesia
By News Release @ 3:49 PM :: 8085 Views :: National News, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Taxes

...Businessman convicted of tax fraud has Guam, Micronesia deals....

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Thursday, November 22, 2018
UH: Convicted Felon Paid to Get Other Convicts Released
By News Release @ 2:30 AM :: 9747 Views :: Higher Education, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

...Why would any court trust 'exculpatory' evidence submitted by a convicted felon?....

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Bishop Street Lawyer Foolishly Leaves Hawaii, Gets Busted
By News Release @ 6:42 PM :: 5785 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

...On October 16, 2018, a federal grand jury in Portland charged retired attorney Bruce L. Lamon, of Hillsboro, Oregon, with evading $744,000 in personal income taxes....

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
States Most Vulnerable to Identity Theft & Fraud--Hawaii 51st
By Selected News Articles @ 12:50 PM :: 4106 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

...Their data set ranges from identity-theft complaints per capita to average loss amount due to fraud....

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
DoH Report on Underage Transsexuals Makes no Mention of the Child Molesters who Victimize Them
By Andrew Walden @ 9:47 PM :: 7014 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...The term “hate crime” comes up six times in the report but the phrase “child molestation” never appears....

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
DoH Receives $8M Federal Grant to Fight Opioid Abuse
By News Release @ 8:09 PM :: 5660 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...Americans initiating heroin use dropped by around half from 2016 to 2017. The number of Americans misusing opioids also dropped for the second year in a row, and the number receiving specialty treatment for heroin use increased....

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