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Saturday, August 01, 2015
Assault: HPD Officer Pleads Not Guilty, Asks for Jury Trial
By News Release @ 12:13 AM :: 3040 Views :: Law Enforcement, Police

"I contacted my client. He was delighted," says Myles Breiner....

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Thursday, July 23, 2015
Mother of Murdered Baby Challenges Hawaii Child Abuse Registry
By Selected News Articles @ 12:35 PM :: 3361 Views :: Family, Law Enforcement

Hawaii is among the states with the lowest rates in the country of foster children who were re-abused within six months of being reunited with their families....

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Thursday, July 09, 2015
Supreme Court Overturns Former Judge’s Ruling on Gambling Case
By News Release @ 4:24 PM :: 3680 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement

The Hawaii Supreme Court has overturned former Circuit Court Judge Randal Lee’s order disqualifying two Deputy Prosecuting Attorneys from a high­ profile gambling case....

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Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Cops, Killers, and Corruption in the Aloha State
By News Release @ 2:50 PM :: 4821 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii History, Law Enforcement

James Dooley revisits highlights of his career as a hard-hitting investigative reporter....

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Critics Question Ige's Sex Trafficking Veto
By News Release @ 2:34 PM :: 2711 Views :: Law Enforcement

...Yesterday, Hawaii Governor Ige held a press conference to announce his intent to veto SB 265 which could enact Hawaii’s first sex trafficking law....

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Friday, June 26, 2015
Hawaii Supreme Court: County Initiative Preempted by State Law
By Robert Thomas @ 5:08 PM :: 4571 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary, Law Enforcement, Drugs, GMOs

...Hawaii Supreme Court refined the test for determining when a municipal ordinance or charter provision is preempted by state law....

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Thursday, June 25, 2015
Ige Fails to Clear Mauna Kea Protesters, Relies on 'Mutual Respect and Aloha'
By News Release @ 2:43 AM :: 3104 Views :: Higher Education, Law Enforcement, OHA

"It is our belief that there will be mutual respect and aloha on Wednesday and in the days ahead as TMT restarts construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope...."

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015
DUI Enforcement? Hawaii Ranks 27th
By Selected News Articles @ 6:23 PM :: 2370 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

2015’s Strictest and Most Lenient States on DUI....

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Thursday, May 28, 2015
HPD: Prostitute Arrests Lead to Pimp Arrests
By News Release @ 5:12 PM :: 2848 Views :: Law Enforcement

in the last two years, HPD made 19 arrests for promoting prostitution, more than half of which were for first-degree promoting or sex trafficking. It is important to note that none of these arrests would have been possible without the cooperation of witnesses -- who in these cases happened to be individuals arrested for prostitution....

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015
252 Criminals Deported from Hawaii in Last 7 Years
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:31 PM :: 2728 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

...local authorities share fingerprints from everyone booked into jail with federal authorities, who comb the prints for immigrants, those here legally and illegally, so they can be deported....

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Monday, May 04, 2015
Former Oahu Probation Officer Charged with Theft, Forgery
By News Release @ 9:13 PM :: 3546 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

... July 1, 2011 through July 9, 2013, Sasao collected eleven payments from various probationers that had been assigned to him and kept the payments for his own use....

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Powdered Alcohol Prohibition Wins in Hawaii Senate
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 11:05 PM :: 3818 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Law Enforcement, Small Business

"Whenever there is a new product, whether it be powdered alcohol or e-cigarettes, we want to jump on it, and ban it."

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Drunk? Reckless? How Much Will Your Car Insurance Increase?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:57 PM :: 3087 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, Cost of Living

Having two accidents in the last two years on your record is the most costly traffic violation....

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Criminal Charges? Attorney General to Investigate Kenoi
By News Release @ 10:10 PM :: 4419 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Law Enforcement, Politicians

Facts learned during the course of the investigation will determine whether the attorney general’s office pursues or recommends criminal charges....

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Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Hawaii Has No Hate Crimes (Officially)
By Selected News Articles @ 4:52 AM :: 2830 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

...Unlike all other states in the union Hawaii has a go-it-alone policy and lets the attorney general’s office keep a running tally....

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Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Full Text: Drunk Prosecutor Resigns from Kaneshiro's Office
By News Release @ 10:30 PM :: 3783 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

"I thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney."

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Wonder Blunder Defendant Indicted on Investment Fraud
By News Release @ 10:48 PM :: 3606 Views :: Higher Education, Law Enforcement

Marc Hubbard, 46, of Cornelius, NC...charged by indictment, unsealed today, in a conspiracy to defraud victims who thought they were investing in concert promotions....

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Resolutions Urge Audit of State Use of Outside Counsel
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:33 PM :: 3376 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, OHA

"...From agencies like the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to organizations like HART that are entrusted with significant state funds, there is a need for greater accountability...."

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Deferred, not Defeated: Marsy's Law Supporters Organize for Next Session
By Video @ 10:11 PM :: 3034 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement

Supporters are already working to build legislative and public support for the constitutional amendment in the 2016 legislative session....

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Thursday, March 12, 2015
After Sob Story from Child Molester's Mother, Hawaii House Offers Ex-Cons $50K per Year, Free Obamacare for Life
By Andrew Walden @ 7:08 AM :: 4910 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement

This is all part of a scheme hatched by two lawyers famous for helping OJ Simpson get off on his 1994 double murder rap in Los Angeles....

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015
University Snoops in Rape Victims' Medical Files to Save Money on Litigation--Legally
By Selected News Articles @ 1:42 PM :: 3521 Views :: Higher Education, Law Enforcement
Why do universities want rape victims to report to a university administrator instead of the police?
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Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Lawsuit Could Legalize Prostitution in Hawaii, Western States
By News Release @ 9:31 PM :: 3899 Views :: Family, Law Enforcement

"...In the light Lawrence v. Texas and Reliable Consultants v. Abbott, the State can no longer simply say that morality is a sufficient reason...."

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Saturday, February 21, 2015
SB473: Concealed Carry Gut and Replace
By News Release @ 8:32 PM :: 3457 Views :: Law Enforcement, Second Amendment

SB 473, SD1, proposing carry permit issue rules under the Federal retired Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA), has a hearing, Tuesday, 02-24 at 9:15AM....

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Thursday, January 08, 2015
Full Text: Senators Propose Kealoha Hand Control of HPD to 'Co-Chiefs'
By News Release @ 2:58 AM :: 2423 Views :: Law Enforcement

The Chief's comments that caused a recent mistrial and the initial decision not to file reports as noted above with HPD indicate to us some questionable decision-making....

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Thursday, January 01, 2015
SHOPO Sues City to Block Release of Police Disciplinary Records
By Andrew Walden @ 10:04 AM :: 3481 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Law Enforcement
Defendant City further informed Plaintiff SHOPO, "please be aware if Civil Beat threatens further legal action, the decision may be to tum over an unredacted copy."
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Saturday, December 27, 2014
Hawaii prime target of foreign governments seeking US intelligence
By Malia Zimmerman @ 1:01 AM :: 3021 Views :: Law Enforcement, Military

Comey said he is concerned that in the wake of Snowden’s “so called revelations,” Americans “healthy skepticism” of government powers will turn to cynicism....

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Friday, December 12, 2014
FBI Names Paul D. Delacourt Special Agent in Charge of Honolulu Division
By News Release @ 2:51 PM :: 2678 Views :: Law Enforcement

From 2009 to 2011, he served as the FBI liaison officer to a counter-narcotics task force at U.S. Pacific Command at Camp Smith, Hawaii. In 2012, he was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the Honolulu Division....

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Monday, December 01, 2014
The True Cost of Speeding in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 6:41 PM :: 3016 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

...residents will see a 6% average increase in their annual insurance costs for three years after the infraction....

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Saturday, November 29, 2014
Early Release: "Pflueger’s old-boy manipulation of the justice system stinks like corruption and smells like big money.”
By News Release @ 1:25 AM :: 3474 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement

...James Pflueger has been released from jail by State Prison Head Ted Sakai after serving 1.5 months of an already meager 7 month sentence he was given for 7 felony counts of manslaughter....

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Another Homosexual Leader Busted for Homosexual Child Molestation
By Selected News Articles @ 4:03 AM :: 5183 Views :: National News, Family, Law Enforcement

A prominent gay rights activist charged last week with sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy ... has visited the White House more than a half-dozen times in the past two years....

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Monday, November 24, 2014
Report: Hawaii Scores ‘D’ on Sex Trafficking Laws
By News Release @ 12:27 AM :: 2999 Views :: Law Enforcement

...every state receives a Report Card that grades the state on 41 key legislative components that must be addressed in a state’s laws....

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Friday, November 21, 2014
Should Hawaii Create Statewide police training and standards board?
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 12:29 AM :: 3915 Views :: Law Enforcement, Police

Senator Slom discusses  Police Reform with Prof Aaron Hunger....

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Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Hell Bent--One Man's Crusade to Crush the Hawaiian Mob
By News Release @ 11:07 PM :: 4976 Views :: Hawaii History, Law Enforcement
1980—the year Charles Marsland was elected Honolulu's top prosecutor....
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Thursday, October 23, 2014
Hawaii investigator says state agency is shirking duties
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:18 PM :: 2688 Views :: Law Enforcement

...Some Hawaii companies are taking advantage of visitors and elderly residents, but state officials are thwarting attempts to investigate, a supervisor with the state Department of Commerce says....

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Friday, October 10, 2014
Prosecutor: Criticism of Cachola Case 'Uninformed'
By News Release @ 3:40 AM :: 2178 Views :: Law Enforcement

Taking the case to a grand jury wasn't about looking for a way out....

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Monday, September 08, 2014
Marijuana Task Force Releases Report Aimed at 2015 Legislative Session
By News Release @ 2:00 PM :: 3322 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...The Dispensary System Task Force will submit a report of its findings and recommendations, including proposed legislation to the 2015 Legislature....

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Saturday, August 30, 2014
OCCC Escape: Possible Staff Misconduct, Hole in Ceiling
By News Release @ 4:54 PM :: 2256 Views :: Law Enforcement

...After jumping down from the roof, Skelton walked around the back of the Annex and followed the fence line along Kamehameha Highway....

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Study: Hawaii 'Ban the Box' Law Reduces Crime
By News Release @ 3:19 PM :: 4715 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Justice Reinvestment, Labor, Law Enforcement

Statistics show that without income from a paying job an ex-offender often will return to criminal activity....

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
DHS Fraud Investigator Allegedly Worked for TSA on State Time
By News Release @ 5:54 PM :: 4313 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, Labor, Law Enforcement
... charged with Theft in the Second Degree for receiving unearned compensation from the State of Hawaii from 2008 through 2012....
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Thursday, August 14, 2014
Rand Paul: Militarization of Police Behind Ferguson Troubles
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:20 PM :: 2162 Views :: Law Enforcement

...Washington has incentivized the militarization of local police precincts by using federal dollars to help municipal governments build what are essentially small armies....

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Monday, August 04, 2014
Hawaii's Partnership Against Fraud
By News Release @ 2:37 PM :: 2384 Views :: Law Enforcement

...to generate greater awareness about the threats of financial scams....

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Absentee ballot fraud incident has Kauai police, elections officials on alert
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:14 PM :: 3867 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement, Office of Elections

“When my ballot was stolen, I felt so violated. I am very concerned about corruption here on the island,” Woods said....

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Friday, July 25, 2014
Video: Anti-GMO Maui Mayoral Candidate Runs from Cop, Gets Tazed
By Andrew Walden @ 5:00 PM :: 5329 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement, GMOs

"Witnesses say that the suspect ran from the police earlier that day, for allegedly not having license plates or a driver’s license...."

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Sunday, July 20, 2014
Hawaii Convenes First Marine Resources Enforcement Conference
By News Release @ 2:42 AM :: 3466 Views :: Environment, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

Officers, Prosecutors, Lawmakers and Conservationists Meet at UH Law School....

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Where the U.S. wiretap hotspots are? Not Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 4:55 AM :: 3761 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

Only five states—Hawaii, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Vermont— had no wiretap requests during 2013....

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Friday, July 11, 2014
State Department documents rise in human trafficking
By Malia Zimmerman @ 9:36 PM :: 3339 Views :: Agriculture, Labor, Law Enforcement

The International Labor Organization says agricultural workers are among the most vulnerable....

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Thursday, July 03, 2014
Act 201 Reforms Hawaii Juvenile Justice System
By News Release @ 4:51 PM :: 3860 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement

...In 2013, the state spent $199,000 a year for each bed at the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility (HYCF), yet 75 percent of youth released from HYCF were re-adjudicated or convicted as an adult within three years....

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Thursday, July 03, 2014
Kauai property crime rates spur community to action
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:30 PM :: 6897 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement

...since 2000, Matsumoto has been charged with 98 felonies, 51 misdemeanors and four petty misdemeanors. He’s been convicted of 10 felonies and one petty misdemeanor violation; 38 felonies and 46 misdemeanors were dismissed. Matsumoto awaits trial on 50 felonies....

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Friday, June 27, 2014
HPD Ordered to Pay $31K over Censored Facebook Comments
By Andrew Walden @ 4:10 AM :: 63670 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Law Enforcement, Second Amendment

...plaintiffs sued alleging First Amendment violations after the HPD allegedly removed Second Amendment activists' Facebook comments from an HPD Facebook page....

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Monday, June 09, 2014
Stevie Wonder ‘blunder’ case takes Hawaii law enforcement to Spain
By Malia Zimmerman @ 2:31 PM :: 2797 Views :: Higher Education, Law Enforcement

Two of Hawaii’s top law officers are headed to Palma Mallorca, Spain, this week for the so-called “Stevie Wonder Blunder” case....

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