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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Study: Hawaii 'Ban the Box' Law Reduces Crime
By News Release @ 3:19 PM :: 5964 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 :: 5308 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 :: 2582 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 :: 2879 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 :: 5133 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 :: 6517 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 :: 4237 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 :: 4769 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 :: 4140 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 :: 4615 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 :: 7533 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 :: 74832 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 :: 3488 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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Saturday, May 31, 2014
Carroll Cox: Exposing the Dark Side of Paradise
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:39 PM :: 7660 Views :: DHHL, Environment, Ethics, First Amendment, Law Enforcement

Cox tells how he has literally risked life and limb in the pursuit of the truth behind crime and cover-ups in Hawaii government....

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Friday, May 23, 2014
Abercrombie Releases CIP for Prisons, Mental Hospital
By News Release @ 4:29 AM :: 3950 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...Abercrombie today announced the release of more than $46 million for various capital improvement projects....

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Leader of Internet Gambling Operation Sentenced to Prison
By News Release @ 2:30 PM :: 4372 Views :: Gambling, Law Enforcement

Felix Gee Wan Tom, age 40, of Honolulu, was sentenced today by Chief United States District Judge Susan Oki Mollway....

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Thursday, May 15, 2014
Hawaii welfare cheat gets 57 months in federal prison
By Malia Zimmerman @ 1:28 PM :: 3897 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

Vaughn G. Sherwood sentenced to 57 months for stealing $200,000 in government benefits....

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Friday, May 02, 2014
Legislative debate, prostitution arrests put Honolulu police in spotlight
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:24 PM :: 3973 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

Under Hawaii law, police don’t need to have physical contact with prostitutes to make an arrest, though they must prove someone is willing to exchange sex for money....

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Thursday, May 01, 2014
Audit not Random: Feds Target UH Manoa in Sexual Violence Investigation
By News Release @ 3:34 PM :: 4296 Views :: Higher Education, Law Enforcement

...according to the Feds, Apple's 'random audit' story is bunk....

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
HB849 Will Compromise Civil Liberties
By News Release @ 11:03 PM :: 6169 Views :: First Amendment, Law Enforcement, Military, Second Amendment
What will happen to our rights if a State of Emergency is declared?
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Monday, April 14, 2014
Law would give Hawaii gov’t unprecedented emergency powers
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:46 AM :: 3764 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

...the governor and the mayors of Kauai; Maui; Hawaii; and the city and county of Honolulu, encompassing Oahu, are authorized to use all services, materials and facilities owned by partnerships, corporations and small businesses, including media outlets....

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Thursday, April 10, 2014
Hawaii: More Mentally Ill in Jails than in State Hospital
By News Release @ 9:55 PM :: 5338 Views :: Health Care, Justice Reinvestment, Law Enforcement

The two largest correctional facilities, in Honolulu and Waipahu, both hold more seriously mentally ill individuals than are held at Hawaii State Hospital....

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Sunday, March 23, 2014
Legislators Consider Permanent Hunt for Old Child Molesters--Except those Employed by Government
By Selected News Articles @ 10:21 PM :: 4535 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, Religion

Two dozen civil lawsuits have been filed during the past two years in what state lawmakers initially intended as a one-time opportunity....

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Saturday, March 15, 2014
ACLU Sues Maui County over Employee’s Website
By News Release @ 3:10 AM :: 5014 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment, Law Enforcement

...based on the County’s efforts to restrict what Neldon Mamuad may say on his prominent “MAUIWatch” Facebook feed....

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Most Wanted: FBI Searching Big Island for Anti-Biotech Terror Bomber
By News Release @ 1:04 AM :: 5668 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement, GMOs

On Aug 28, 2003, two bombs exploded approximately one hour apart on the campus of a biotechnology corporation in Emeryville, CA. Then, on Sept 26, 2003, one bomb strapped with nails exploded ....

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Thursday, February 20, 2014
SB2147: Silver Alert
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 1:13 AM :: 3328 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

Modeled after the Maile Amber Alert, the Silver Alert uses the same voluntary partnership between local broadcasters, civil defense, police departments, and other state agencies....

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Friday, February 14, 2014
Slom: SB2160 Should be called Peter Boy Kema Bill
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 12:19 AM :: 4917 Views :: Family, Law Enforcement
...current State law does not address the situation where a parent, legal guardian, or other person legally charged with the care or custody of a child fails to report the death or disappearance of the child....
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Caylee’s Bill Up For Public Hearing Tomorrow
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 4:51 PM :: 3339 Views :: Family, Law Enforcement

SB 2160, named Caylee’s Law for Caylee Anthony, would make it a felony if a parent or guardian does not report the death or disappearance (for more than 48 hours) of a child....

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Saturday, February 08, 2014
Guilty: Mainland Bisexual Moves to Maui, Adopts and Rapes Foster Boys
By Selected News Articles @ 3:35 PM :: 5533 Views :: Maui County, Family, Law Enforcement

"He specifically targeted troubled and special-needs children...."

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Friday, February 07, 2014
SB2149: Combat Fraudulent Liens and Mortgage Filings
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 9:13 PM :: 3426 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

Hawaii legislators set to hear a bill to combat fraudulent lien filings on February 11, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. in room 229 at the Hawaii Capitol....

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Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Lawsuit Alleges Abuse at Kauai Prison
By Selected News Articles @ 8:38 PM :: 5673 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement

...the creator of the "Lifetime Stand," a prison rehabilitation program that stresses work ethic, perseverance, discipline and personal responsibility....

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Wednesday, February 05, 2014
"You Brainwashed Me": Victim Confronts Alleged Homosexual Child Molester
By Video @ 1:38 AM :: 4883 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Law Enforcement

I am 28 years old and have been waiting years to get up enough courage to report a teacher for sexually abusing me for years....

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Monday, January 27, 2014
Meth Again: Feds Arrest Another Halawa Guard
By News Release @ 12:33 PM :: 3671 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

Mr. Damas was arrested at the Halawa Correctional Facility where he was employed as an adult corrections officer....

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Friday, January 24, 2014
Taxpayers fund at least $350K in security costs for Obama Hawaiian vacations
By Malia Zimmerman @ 6:18 PM :: 3832 Views :: Law Enforcement, Politicians

During her recent visit to Maui and the home of close family friend Oprah Winfrey, First Lady Michelle Obama was escorted by Maui police....

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Friday, January 24, 2014
Senator Introduces Anti-Child Pornography Bill “Alicia’s Law”
By News Release @ 1:35 AM :: 3767 Views :: Family, Law Enforcement

There are thousands of ICAC leads in the state of Hawaii trafficking in sadistic images and videos of children being raped and tortured....

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Cachola: Revitalize Kalihi by Moving OCCC
By Selected News Articles @ 7:50 PM :: 4236 Views :: Justice Reinvestment, Law Enforcement

...Abercrombie indicated that his administration issued a Request for Information (RFI) for the rehabilitation of correctional facilities statewide....

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Friday, January 17, 2014
Crime Bills Clamp Down on Repeat Offenders
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 10:05 PM :: 2562 Views :: Law Enforcement

Rep Cynthia Thielen recently drafted and co-introduced HB1520, HB1521 and HB1542 which will change the way our judicial system punishes repeat offenders....

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Thursday, January 16, 2014
Prominent labor leader convicted of mortgage fraud
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:44 PM :: 4275 Views :: Labor, Law Enforcement, Rail

Perry Artates, a former Maui Hawaiian Homeland commissioner and prominent labor leader, will spend 45 days in federal prison for his role in a mortgage fraud case that left a Maui family homeless....

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Sunday, January 12, 2014
Interview: Drug Dealing N. Shore Anti-GMO Leader Has 'Penchant for Violence'
By Selected News Articles @ 1:03 AM :: 9126 Views :: Law Enforcement, GMOs

...This explains Billy Kenoi signing the Hawaii County Anti-GMO bill....

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Saturday, January 11, 2014
Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell
By News Release @ 8:16 PM :: 6720 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs, GMOs

...a lawless, violent, drug-addled, and adrenaline-soaked mecca....

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Friday, January 10, 2014
To Stop Thefts, City Places "No Copper" Signs on Cables
By News Release @ 5:13 PM :: 4732 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Law Enforcement, Drugs

In addition to repairing the cables, “no copper” and “fiber-optic cable” signs are being put in place to make it as clear as possible to potential thieves that there is nothing of value for them to steal....

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Friday, December 27, 2013
Target Credit Card Breach May Affect 121K in Hawaii
By News Release @ 9:22 PM :: 3066 Views :: Law Enforcement

Target officials on Friday also confirmed on its website that the hackers were able to access some of the personal identification numbers (PIN) from the ATM cards used in its stores....

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Monday, December 16, 2013
Hawaii Driving Ranks 48th for Drunk, 41st for Careless
By News Release @ 10:43 PM :: 3688 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

Road rage, careless driving, swerving cars: these may all be things you encounter....

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Friday, December 13, 2013
Full Text: Hawaii Juvenile Justice Working Group Report
By News Release @ 8:16 PM :: 4313 Views :: Justice Reinvestment, Law Enforcement

...the policy recommendations are projected to accelerate current trends, reducing the HYCF average daily population by 60 percent by 2019....

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Tuesday, December 03, 2013
DPS Names Ruth Coller Forbes New Kulani Warden
By News Release @ 9:25 PM :: 4240 Views :: Justice Reinvestment, Law Enforcement

Ruth has been with the Department of Public Safety since June 1995....

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Friday, November 22, 2013
Honolulu welcomes new Medical Examiner Dr. Christopher Happy
By News Release @ 2:19 PM :: 3566 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

For the first time since October of 2009, the City & County of Honolulu has a Chief Medical Examiner on the job....

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Friday, November 22, 2013
Lawsuit: Halawa Guard Organized Vicious USO Family Gang Assault
By Andrew Walden @ 10:01 AM :: 7933 Views :: Justice Reinvestment, Law Enforcement

On February 17, 2013, Plaintiff Lealao was in Module 2B Quad 3 at HCF when he was viciously attacked by numerous violent and/or dangerous inmates from another Quad....

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Thursday, November 21, 2013
Assaults at Hawaii hospital for criminally insane prompts Senate investigation
By Malia Zimmerman @ 9:17 PM :: 4668 Views :: Health Care, Justice Reinvestment, Law Enforcement

Assaults on workers at the Hawaii State Hospital are all too common, and taxpayers are picking up the tab for the cost of treatment and workers compensation....

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Abercrombie Administration Solicits Plans for Seven New Prisons
By News Release @ 2:36 AM :: 4273 Views :: Justice Reinvestment, Law Enforcement

...designing, building, maintaining and financing for the new or expanded facilities described below....

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Honolulu Muslim Eye-Gouge Attacker Tied to Staten Island Jihadi
By Selected News Articles @ 1:44 PM :: 5918 Views :: Law Enforcement, Military, Religion

...he was subpoenaed to testify in New York in a terrorism case against a friend he met in a Hono­lulu mosque....

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