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Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Victim of bribery scheme testifies in Hawaii prosecutor corruption case
By Court House News @ 5:31 AM :: 412 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

... A former Honolulu prosecutor is accused of accepting nearly $50,000 from a local engineering firm to go after a former employee with criminal charges ....

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Thursday, April 11, 2024
SB2706: 'Expungement' will help sex offenders find work in Hawaii schools
By Andrew Walden @ 8:44 PM :: 879 Views :: Education K-12, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

... Examples of offenses which may be eligible for automatic expungement include domestic abuse, harassment by stalking, certain sex offenses, sexual exploitation, promoting pornography for minors, and habitual intoxicated driving ....

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Thursday, April 4, 2024
Studies show Hawaii was correct to pass on dangerous marijuana legalization
By Selected News Articles @ 9:28 PM :: 1080 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

... a huge rush to poison the population ....

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Thursday, March 28, 2024
Criminal Escapes Kauai Jail, Dead After Run Over by Car 
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 2360 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement

... The driver of the vehicle failed to stop to render aid and was last seen making a U-turn toward Kapa‘a ....

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Thursday, March 28, 2024
Hawaii #1 for Jaywalking Tickets
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:03 AM :: 1163 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

... Hawaii hands out an average of 5,000 jaywalking tickets per year, the highest per capita in the nation, but that has done virtually nothing to promote pedestrian safety ....

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Sunday, March 17, 2024
Lets Cut Jaywalkers Some Slack
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:58 AM :: 1341 Views :: Law Enforcement

... a bill moving through the Legislature that would let pedestrians cross the street carefully and responsibly, regardless of whether they are in a crosswalk ....

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Saturday, March 16, 2024
HB2079 Would Legalize Child Kidnapping for Sex Change
By Selected News Articles @ 7:09 PM :: 8380 Views :: Family, Health Care, Law Enforcement

... to allow legal protections for any non-parent with sufficient access and means to remove a child of any age from their home state, and to bring them to Hawaii in the name of receiving “Gender Affirming Care” ....

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Friday, March 15, 2024
Hawaii Homeland Security Announces Plan for 'Targeted Violence Prevention'
By News Release @ 12:59 AM :: 1283 Views :: Education K-12, Law Enforcement

"...a realistic and achievable path to reducing targeted violence in our schools and throughout our community....”

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Friday, March 8, 2024
Soft on Crime: After 41-year Crime Spree, Child Molesting Meth Dealer Gets Something Besides Probation
By News Release @ 3:07 PM :: 1905 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary, Law Enforcement, Drugs

... (he got probation after being) found with methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and an unconscious minor who had no pants and displayed physical indications of sexual assault. At that time, Kinoshita was out on bail for two state felony cases ....

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Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Feds Collect $6.6M in Hawaii Forfeitures
By News Release @ 6:14 PM :: 1302 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

... $6,360,465.69 was collected in criminal actions and $278,322.42 was collected in civil actions ....

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Monday, March 4, 2024
State Hospital pretends to make changes in wake of slaying of staffer
By News Release @ 12:59 PM :: 1214 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

... DOH conducted a full safety and security review of the State Operated Specialized Residential Program (SOSRP) and Hawai‘i State Hospital (HSH) facilities ....

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Friday, February 9, 2024
Oahu Man Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison for Sexual Exploitation of a Child
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 485 Views :: Family, Law Enforcement

... between at least August 2018 and November 2020, Kaaiawaawa repeatedly sexually assaulted a child who was six to eight years old ....

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Thursday, January 25, 2024
'FBI' Chain Letter Scheme Entraps Hawaii Republicans and Libertarians
By Andrew Walden @ 6:02 AM :: 4469 Views :: Law Enforcement, Republican Party

... “I am an official informant” ....

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Tuesday, January 23, 2024
Trial begins for Hawaii businessman accused of murder-for-hire, racketeering
By Selected News Articles @ 3:57 PM :: 1418 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

“...The kid’s got to go....”

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Monday, January 22, 2024
Hawaii Bill Would Reform Civil Asset Forfeiture Process, Opt State Out of Federal Program
By Selected News Articles @ 3:22 AM :: 1090 Views :: Law Enforcement

... reform the state’s asset forfeiture process to require a conviction in most cases ....

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Friday, January 5, 2024
Hawaii Attorney General Writes Bill to Legalize Recreational Marijuana
By News Release @ 10:31 PM :: 1489 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

... Also included was draft legislation intended to minimize these risks and promote the public welfare to the greatest extent possible, should the Legislature choose to legalize cannabis ....

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Friday, December 29, 2023
​Task Force makes another large seizure of illegal fireworks
By News Release @ 2:43 PM :: 1107 Views :: Law Enforcement

... To date, the task force has seized nearly 70,000 pounds of illegal fireworks. ...

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Thursday, December 14, 2023
Hawai‘i State Capitol gets metal detectors
By News Release @ 11:25 PM :: 1160 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, Second Amendment

... Beginning Monday, December 18, the Hawai‘i State Capitol will join 37 other state capitols that have incorporated metal detection into their security measures ....

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Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Former Correctional Officer Receives 42 Months in Prison for Smuggling Drugs into Oahu Community Correctional Center
By News Release @ 5:02 PM :: 1170 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

... Ascencio worked as a correctional officer at the Oahu Community Correctional Center (OCCC) from 2000 until his arrest in 2020 for these charges ....

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Thursday, November 30, 2023
Up in Smoke? AG's Plan to turn Illegal Drug Dealers into Legal Tax-Paying Entrepreneurs
By Rep Gene Ward @ 10:58 PM :: 1257 Views :: Law Enforcement, Taxes, Drugs

... In nearly every location where recreational marijuana is legal, criminal syndicates, far more than the state government, are cashing in on the "green gold rush" ....

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Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Special Master: Presiding Judge Had ‘100s of Pages of Disqualifying Information’ in Kalua Case
By Selected News Articles @ 12:31 PM :: 1874 Views :: Family, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

... evidence included the criminal records of the parents for assault and drug use, filed bankruptcy documents, and the absence of a record of children of their own ....

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Sunday, November 19, 2023
VIDEO: Super-weird vigilante vessel known as the "Jones Act Enforcer"
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:03 PM :: 1636 Views :: Jones Act, Law Enforcement

... the "Jones Act Enforcer" tracks down and identifies violators of the 1920 protectionist federal maritime law known as the Jones Act ....

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Hawaii receives ‘F’ in Shared Hope International’s Report Cards on Child and Youth Sex Trafficking
By News Release @ 7:06 PM :: 1455 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

... Hawaii is one of 21 states that fail to prohibit the criminalization of minors for prostitution offenses, thus allowing commercially sexually exploited minors to be held criminally accountable for their own victimization ....

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Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Hawaii is the fourth most impacted state by retail crime in America
By News Release @ 3:14 PM :: 3184 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, Small Business

... $288 stolen per resident ....

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Monday, November 13, 2023
Gun Violence: Westside Legislators Push Back Against Grace, Fevella
By News Release @ 5:39 PM :: 2962 Views :: Honolulu County, Gambling, Law Enforcement, Second Amendment

"We are disappointed that one of our colleagues has chosen to align themselves with a group of people promoting hate and bullying."

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Lahaina: AG Looking for Illegal Evictions and Rent Hikes
By News Release @ 4:14 PM :: 1469 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement

... inform the Department of the Attorney General if their landlords are illegally raising rent or threatening them with eviction ....

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Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Sheriff's Top Training Officer Pleads Guilty
By News Release @ 10:38 PM :: 1857 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

... her fake qualifications will protect every officer she trained ....

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Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Hawaii’s Successful Catalytic Converter Theft Law Offers A National Model For Consumer Protection
By News Release @ 2:49 PM :: 1767 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

“Nobody likes paperwork, especially criminals”

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Tuesday, October 10, 2023
DLNR Implementing 'Civil Resource Violation System'
By News Release @ 4:38 PM :: 1869 Views :: Environment, Homelessness, Law Enforcement

... Hawai‘i is the third state to implement a CRVS, after Vermont and Oregon ....

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Friday, September 29, 2023
Multiple Murder Counts After Deadly Cockfight
By News Release @ 8:41 PM :: 2074 Views :: Honolulu County, Agriculture, Law Enforcement, Drugs

... two people dead and three others injured ....

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Wednesday, September 27, 2023
FBI Forensics Lending a Hand in Lahaina
By News Release @ 5:35 PM :: 1566 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement

... Within days of the fire, FBI resources such as the Evidence Response Team (ERT), forensic identification, and victim services deployed to Lahaina. ...

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Friday, September 8, 2023
Kunia Woman Arraigned on Scheme to Defraud Pandemic Unemployment Recipients
By News Release @ 5:55 AM :: 1814 Views :: Labor, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

... Vakameilalo allegedly changed the bank account she previously had designated to receive the PUA unemployment benefit payments from the claimant’s bank account to her own ....

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Friday, August 18, 2023
FBI Helping Collect DNA to Locate and Identify Missing Persons in Lahaina
By News Release @ 4:00 PM :: 1630 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement

... asking all immediate family members—parents, siblings, and children—of those who are still missing to provide DNA samples ....

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Monday, August 14, 2023
Lawsuit Alleges Waimanalo Foster Girls Sexually Abused--and DHS Knew
By Andrew Walden @ 11:35 PM :: 4224 Views :: Family, Health Care, Law Enforcement

... medical records from November 8, 2019--given to DHS--indicate that Sibling 1 and Sibling 2 likely had been sexually abused ....

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Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Hawaii 'limited purpose' driver's licenses again recognized in Florida
By Selected News Articles @ 5:07 PM :: 3639 Views :: Law Enforcement

... Hawai‘i’s LPDLs are not exclusively issued to those without a legal presence in the U.S. ....

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Friday, July 21, 2023
Senators Visit OCCC, Halawa
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 2130 Views :: Justice Reinvestment, Law Enforcement

... The purpose was to bring awareness to initiatives to modernize our public safety facilities, disrupt pathways to prison, and reduce recidivism ....

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Wednesday, July 19, 2023
Feds Impose 10 Year Sentence on Waipio Carjackers
By News Release @ 2:09 PM :: 2282 Views :: Law Enforcement

... in state court they would have been sentenced to probation ....

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Thursday, July 6, 2023
Amber Jackson Murder Case Reopened 13 years later
By News Release @ 2:43 PM :: 2056 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement

... Kauai Police and outside agencies working on forensic evidence and DNA testing ....

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Thursday, July 6, 2023
Animal Welfare Groups Urge Ninth Circuit to Affirm the Ban on Cockfighting in the Northern Mariana Islands
By News Release @ 12:16 PM :: 1570 Views :: Agriculture, Law Enforcement, Drugs

... The case, on appeal before the Ninth Circuit from the Northern Mariana Islands District Court, is the latest—and likely the last—in a stream of cases filed by the pro-cockfighting bloc to obstruct the ban on cockfighting in U.S. territories. ...

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Thursday, May 25, 2023
Wailuku: DLNR, NOAA Raid 'Antique Freak' Shop
By News Release @ 2:00 AM :: 1897 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Law Enforcement

... 26 counts of prohibited wildlife trafficking (HRS 183D-66) and 26 counts of possession of endangered and protected wildlife ....

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Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Sovereignty Hitman Gets Piddling 37 Months for Beheading Threats
By News Release @ 6:08 PM :: 2253 Views :: Law Enforcement

“... we cut their heads off right in the [obscenity omitted] palace, for treason -- for treason and human trafficking ....”

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Wednesday, May 17, 2023
SB821: Illegal Fireworks Task Force
By News Release @ 2:01 PM :: 1805 Views :: Law Enforcement

... Senate Bill 821 passed the Legislature, with only one legislator voting no for the final floor vote across both chambers ....

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Tuesday, May 16, 2023
$2M Settlement for Female Inmates
By News Release @ 2:45 AM :: 1808 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

... A $2 million settlement has been reached in a lawsuit brought by six women who were the victims of sexual assault and sexual harassment by former Adult Corrections Officers (ACOs) at the Women’s Community Correctional Center (WCCC) .... 

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Monday, May 15, 2023
DCCA, Feds Target Precious Metals Scam
By News Release @ 3:53 PM :: 1121 Views :: Law Enforcement

... Red Rock routinely and repeatedly charged mark-ups ranging from approximately 100% to 130% ....

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Saturday, May 13, 2023
Anti-Gun Gay Rights Lawyer to be Next Solicitor General
By News Release @ 4:24 AM :: 2367 Views :: Law Enforcement

... Fernandes has distinguished herself as a leading expert in the areas of reproductive and LGBTQ+ rights, and as one of the State’s top litigators defending Hawaii’s gun laws against Second Amendment challenges ....

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Friday, May 12, 2023
EEOC Sues Honolulu Restaurant and HR Company for Sexual Harassment of Male Employees
By News Release @ 12:20 AM :: 2925 Views :: Labor, Law Enforcement, Small Business

... Restaurant Co-Owner Sexually Harassed Male Employees, Federal Agency Charges ....

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Thursday, May 11, 2023
Senators Introduce FIGHT Act to Enhance Enforcement and Crack Down on Dogfighting, Cockfighting
By News Release @ 4:46 PM :: 1968 Views :: Agriculture, Law Enforcement, Drugs

... A mass shooting at known illegal cockfighting venue outside Honolulu demonstrates that the violence from animal-fighting enterprises spills into communities, harms people ....

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Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Alleged Hawaii Circuit Pimp Busted in Seattle
By News Release @ 1:54 PM :: 2259 Views :: Law Enforcement

... Washington uses the name “Bentley” online and allegedly had women under his control tattoo the emblem of the luxury car company on their bodies to show his ownership ....

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Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Two public Maui events this week will honor National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 2125 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement

... A dramatic reading of “Seven” will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the ProArts Playhouse in Kīhei ....

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Sunday, April 23, 2023
OffenderTrak: PSD Demands $1M to Reveal Inmate Data
By News Release @ 5:52 PM :: 2529 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

... Following the reporter’s appeal to OIP, PSD provided a new estimate of $290 ....

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