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Sunday, December 25, 2016
Can the Unions Dodge the Law?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 3565 Views :: Health Care, Labor, Law Enforcement

Earlier this year, our lawmakers passed Act 25. It bans smoking on the premises of our state-owned hospitals....

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Rehabilitation: Jury Rules in Favor of Kauai Warden
By News Release @ 2:06 PM :: 3867 Views :: Kauai County, Justice Reinvestment, Law Enforcement

Attorney General Doug Chin said, “The jury verdict exonerates Warden Wagatsuma...."

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Friday, December 16, 2016
States with the Best Elder-Abuse Protections—Hawaii Ranks 10th
By Selected News Articles @ 2:16 PM :: 3083 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...based on 10 key indicators of elder-abuse protection....

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Ethics: Three Prison Guards Conspire to Take $10,000 from Inmate
By News Release @ 10:15 PM :: 3341 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

...appointing ACO A as Inmate’s attorney for the purpose of making a one-time withdrawal of $10,000 from Inmate’s bank account with the intent that the money be divided and distributed between the three ACOs....

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Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Obama Hawaii Vacation Cost $4.8M
By News Release @ 5:07 PM :: 3480 Views :: Law Enforcement, Obama

Secret Service Lodging Cost Over $1 Million Alone....

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Saturday, December 03, 2016
AG Releases 2015 Hawaii Crime Statistics
By News Release @ 1:02 AM :: 7267 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

Hawaii’s total Index Crime rate in 2015 was 0.3% below the rate reported in 2014, and 24.7% below the rate reported a decade earlier (2006)....

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Friday, December 02, 2016
Attorney General Outlines Plan to Test Rape Kits
By News Release @ 6:12 PM :: 2458 Views :: Law Enforcement

...since 1992 the state has collected 2240 sexual assault kits. As of June 30, 2016, 1951 of these have not been tested and 289 of them have been tested....

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Medicated Weed: DOH Hires Contractor to Track Every Seed
By News Release @ 12:14 PM :: 3518 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

....paranoia will destroy ya....

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Jail Near You? 11 Sites Identified for OCCC Relocation
By News Release @ 10:58 AM :: 6051 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

...11 sites, clustered within the Kalihi, Aiea, Kalaeloa and Mililani areas, have been identified....

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Monday, November 21, 2016
MADD Rates Hawaii Drunk Driving Laws
By News Release @ 7:43 PM :: 4158 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, Drugs

MADD wants tougher Hawaii law for DUI with kids in car....

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Thursday, November 10, 2016
Prosecutor Wins Reelection, Gains Budget Autonomy
By News Release @ 2:52 AM :: 3234 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...Is he posting a campaign victory speech on the County Prosecutor’s website?....

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Monday, November 07, 2016
Finally, Real Condo Law Enforcement?
By Selected News Articles @ 9:19 PM :: 4888 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

The proposed Hawaii bill for the 2017 legislative session would institute our own governor-appointed commission and ombudsman’s office and provide for....

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Broken Trust Levinson Set up for Gay Marriage Revenge Round with SHOPO
By News Release @ 4:54 PM :: 5723 Views :: Ethics, Family, Labor, Law Enforcement, Police
SHOPO President Tenari Maafala … testified that he would never enforce a law requiring same-sex marriage.  “You would have to kill me,” he told lawmakers....
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Thursday, October 06, 2016
Police Release Rape Kit Test Info
By News Release @ 11:25 PM :: 6743 Views :: Law Enforcement, Police

Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii county police departments successfully inventoried their untested sexual assault evidence collection kits....

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Wednesday, October 05, 2016
International Sex-Trafficking Bust Reaches into Hawaii
By News Release @ 3:31 PM :: 3563 Views :: Law Enforcement

...an international sex trafficking organization transporting hundreds of women from Thailand....

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Sunday, September 25, 2016
Prosecutor Urges “YES” Vote on Charter Amendment 3
By News Release @ 5:03 AM :: 2639 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement
Charter Amendment 3 asks: “Should the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney control its budget after it is approved by the City Council?”
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Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Hawaii Paroling Authority Gets New Chairman
By News Release @ 4:03 PM :: 2975 Views :: Law Enforcement

Gov. David Ige appointed Edmund (Fred) Hyun to be the interim chair of the Hawai‘i Paroling Authority....

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Sunday, August 28, 2016
Na Pali Coast: DLNR Issues 13 More Tickets Just in Time for Waikiki Eco-Conference
By News Release @ 10:04 PM :: 4113 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Law Enforcement

...five Kauai-based conservation officers flew there in mid-August....

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Puana Attorney to Police Commission: Too little, too late
By News Release @ 6:10 PM :: 4591 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Police

...not a single member of the Commission appointed by the mayor, other than Ms. Sheehan, has any legal or law enforcement background....

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Saturday, August 13, 2016
Hyatt Worker Says Hotel Ignored Sex Assault by Saudi
By Selected News Articles @ 4:16 AM :: 4412 Views :: Law Enforcement, Religion, Tourism

Hassan Maan Melhem later pleaded no contest to fourth-degree sexual assault and was given a deferred sentence and probation....

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Friday, July 15, 2016
Full Text: Attorney General Sues Bounty Hunter Duane Dog Chapman
By News Release @ 8:08 PM :: 3056 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement

Other bail bond companies are also being reviewed....

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Thursday, July 14, 2016
DLNR Officer: ‘Sucker Punched’ by Firing of Friel
By News Release @ 9:16 PM :: 4166 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

"I am now convinced DOCARE is cursed and doomed to remain a pathetic substandard agency...."

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Monday, July 11, 2016
Power Has Been out at Oahu Jail Since Friday
By News Release @ 10:15 PM :: 1881 Views :: Law Enforcement

...The Department of Public Safety said the air conditioning will remain on the generator until a faulty transformer can be replaced. The part has been ordered....

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Friday, July 08, 2016
Judge Finds No Evidence to Support So-Called ‘Whistleblower’ Lawsuit Against Maui County
By News Release @ 4:24 AM :: 3226 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

An investigation showed that he had physically threatened his fellow employees, been insubordinate, attempted to use his position as a Liquor Control Officer to obtain special treatment from a licensed liquor establishment....

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Thursday, July 07, 2016
HB2772: UH Rape Policy Now Written into State Law
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 2391 Views :: Higher Education, Law Enforcement

In April, UH expanded is sexual harassment policies with a new Executive Policy on Consensual Relationships....

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Friday, June 24, 2016
Conviction Tossed: How They Get Away in Soft on Crime Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 12:47 PM :: 2634 Views :: Law Enforcement

"If people didn't upset me, I wouldn't have to punch them...."

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016
DOCARE Chief Forced Out—Retaliation for Investigating DLNR Corruption, Theft of Guns
By News Release @ 2:59 AM :: 8138 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

...in a June 16 letter, Case said she was not extending Friel's employment past his six-month probation period....

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Saturday, May 21, 2016
Hawaii Supreme Court Rules on Big Cabbage Case
By Robert Thomas @ 11:20 PM :: 4907 Views :: Agriculture, Judiciary, Law Enforcement, Police

...the unanimous Hawaii Supreme Court threw out the conviction of the farmer, tagged by Officer Fuiava of Five-O for transporting a load of cabbage uncovered....

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Court Advances Suit by Dead Informant's Mom
By Selected News Articles @ 4:21 AM :: 4394 Views :: Law Enforcement, Police, Drugs

Keawe Ryder, a 37-year old Kona musician, was found dead in a South Kohala lava field in 2013. He had been shot and hit with a hammer....

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Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Homosexual Child Molesters: 150 Hawaii Victims Sue
By Selected News Articles @ 12:56 PM :: 4638 Views :: Family, Law Enforcement, Religion

The complaints describe the actions of a number of serial pedophiles active in the 1950s through the 1970s....

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Saturday, April 30, 2016
FBI, TSA, HPD: Counterterrorism in Hawaii
By Video @ 9:21 PM :: 2847 Views :: Law Enforcement

Learn what Federal, State, and local agencies are doing to keep the Aloha State safe....

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Thursday, April 28, 2016
Parents charged in 1997 death of ‘Peter Boy’
By Selected News Articles @ 11:28 PM :: 4121 Views :: Hawaii County , Family, Law Enforcement
The most notorious missing child-turned-murder case in Hawaii history will finally make its way to a courtroom....
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Friday, April 01, 2016
Marsy’s Law for Crime Victims Rights: Rally at Capitol Friday
By News Release @ 3:04 AM :: 2201 Views :: Law Enforcement

...Rally at Queen Liliuokalani Statue, Friday 11am to 1pm....

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Saturday, March 05, 2016
Hawaii Drone Bill Would Hinder Federal Surveillance Program
By Selected News Articles @ 2:43 PM :: 2068 Views :: Law Enforcement

A bill introduced in the Hawaii Senate would restrict the warrantless use of drones by state and local law enforcement....

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Monday, February 29, 2016
SB2956: Involuntary Commitment of Mentally Ill Without Court Order
By News Release @ 1:31 AM :: 3086 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement, Second Amendment

...the Hawaii Senate Judiciary Committee, will give decision on  SB2956  Tuesday March 1....

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Sunday, February 14, 2016
With Mike Gabbard Controlling DLNR Budget, Kailua Bay Zodiac Death too Hot to Handle
By Selected News Articles @ 10:26 PM :: 6867 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement, Politicians, Religion

...his committee has the oversight responsibility over DLNR....

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Saturday, February 13, 2016
HB1249: Guilty until Proven Innocent of Rape
By Selected News Articles @ 1:56 AM :: 2730 Views :: Higher Education, Law Enforcement

...the Hawaii Legislature is considering a pair of bills based on California’s affirmative-consent standard that would make it nearly impossible for accused University of Hawaii System students to prove they received consent in a sexual encounter....

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Sunday, February 07, 2016
HB1902 Sex Trafficking Reform Passes Judiciary
By Hawaii Family Advocates @ 5:54 PM :: 2436 Views :: Law Enforcement

HB 1902 adopts a victim-and-survivor centered approach to prosecution of sex trafficking crimes....

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Saturday, February 06, 2016
DLNR Issues, Revises Kailua Bay Boating Incident News Release, Then Withdraws It
By News Release @ 7:51 PM :: 2601 Views :: Law Enforcement

"DLNR is withdrawing this news release which concerns an ongoing investigation"

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Friday, February 05, 2016
Cult Busted: Gabbard Financier Charged with Killing, Injuring Divers with Speedboat
By Andrew Walden @ 4:49 AM :: 37482 Views :: Law Enforcement, Politicians, Religion

...Sai Hansen was a big contributor to Tulsi Gabbard ($5,000)....

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Wednesday, February 03, 2016
DraftKings Quitting Hawaii After Prosecutor Issues Cease-and-Desist Letter
By News Release @ 5:15 PM :: 4588 Views :: Honolulu County, Gambling, Law Enforcement

...the company was hopeful about the prospects of a bill in the Hawaii legislature....

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Wednesday, February 03, 2016
HB1701: Hawaii First State to Introduce ‘Safe Child Act’
By News Release @ 2:03 PM :: 3513 Views :: Family, Law Enforcement

...children exposed to adverse childhood experiences....

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Tuesday, February 02, 2016
BBB: Hawaii Ranks #2 for Scams
By Selected News Articles @ 2:46 PM :: 4509 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

Hawaii reports nearly 22 scams to BBB per 100,000 people ....

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Tuesday, February 02, 2016
HOPE Probation: Confronting America’s Drug-Overdose Epidemic
By Selected News Articles @ 1:59 PM :: 3645 Views :: Justice Reinvestment, Law Enforcement, Drugs

To illustrate how the carrot-and-stick approach can work, Satel describes the success of Hawaii’s Opportunity Probation with Enforcement program....

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Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Report: Russian, Iranian Hackers Behind Honolulu School Bomb Threats
By Selected News Articles @ 1:41 PM :: 3209 Views :: Education K-12, Law Enforcement

A group using the name the Evacuator Group and the now-suspended Twitter handles @Ev4cuati0nSquad and @SwatTheW0rld has claimed responsibility for the threats....

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Thursday, January 21, 2016
Lawsuit: Lopaka Ryder, Killed by Drug Dealer, was Police Informant
By Selected News Articles @ 12:05 PM :: 4393 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement, Drugs

...police disclosed his identity either directly or indirectly to persons being investigated....

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Monday, January 18, 2016
VIDEO: Is America Racist?
By Video @ 3:39 PM :: 3886 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement, Police

Best-selling author and radio talk-show host Larry Elder answers this controversial and even divisive question....

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Friday, January 08, 2016
DLNR Officer Arrested--Charged with sexual assault of Minor
By News Release @ 9:27 PM :: 4169 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement

...DLNR Officer “was fired (from Honolulu PD) in 2013 after he falsified records and lied to investigators about transporting a female runaway, who was underage.”....

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Wednesday, January 06, 2016
Confucius on Hawaii’s New Smoking Age
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:14 PM :: 2564 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement
“If you lead the people with administrative injunctions and keep the them orderly with penal law, they will avoid punishments but will be without a sense of personal ethics....”
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Tuesday, January 05, 2016
Fake Bomb Found After Big Island Police Arrest Three at Protest Against License Plates
By News Release @ 11:11 PM :: 6576 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement

The rally supported what organizers claimed was the constitutional “right to travel” with no driver’s license, registration, license plates, safety stickers and motor vehicle insurance....

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