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Saturday, September 19, 2020
Hawaii Attorney General and Ethics Commission Join Forces to Address Fraud, Waste and Abuse
By News Release @ 4:56 PM :: 501 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

... Hawaii Attorney General Clare E. Connors announced today that her department has joined the Hawaii State Ethics Commission in an effort to identify fraud, waste and abuse involving government funds ....

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Attorney Discusses Lawsuit Challenging Hawaii Lockdown
By Video @ 4:59 AM :: 1112 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...Governor Ige's emergency proclamations during the Coronavirus pandemic have violated the constitutional rights of individuals. So says attorney Marc Victor, who is taking the matter to court....

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Saturday, September 12, 2020
COVID: Court Upholds Ige Emergency Order Authority Beyond 60 Days
By Andrew Walden @ 8:52 PM :: 4367 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...HRS127A contains no language prohibiting supplementary or additional emergency proclamations....

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Friday, September 11, 2020
Hawaii Crime Boss Busted for Racketeering, Murder; Infiltrated Teamster Local
By Selected News Articles @ 8:20 PM :: 1775 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Law Enforcement

...Especially noteworthy is Miske’s involvement with unions, particularly International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 996, which represents drivers hired to do movie and television scenes....

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Thursday, September 10, 2020
Hilo Jail Riot Began with Contraband Search
By News Release @ 6:18 AM :: 494 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement

... The staff were doing their job to eliminate a suspected contraband pathway and the fact of the matter is, the inmates didn’t like it .... 

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Monday, September 7, 2020
Cult Expelled from Kauai--Flees to Colorado after failed attempt to establish base on Maui
By News Release @ 6:33 PM :: 2209 Views :: First Amendment, Law Enforcement, Religion, Tourism, COVID-19

...Carlson, Castillo and Lamboy were contacted at the Kahului airport by Officers of the Maui Police Department.  While filling out their travel forms, screeners discovered they had reservations at a non-approved location....

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Saturday, September 5, 2020
DOBOR Alerts Contain 'Geofencing' Spy Program
By News Release @ 7:07 AM :: 585 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

... The AlertMedia software offers a host of benefits aside from quick and efficient message dissemination.  It also offers message tracking, “geofencing” and weather alerts.  Geofencing, allows the system administrator to encircle an area on a map and transmit messages just to users inside that geographic area ....

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Friday, September 4, 2020
How Can? U.S. DHS: National Eviction Moratorium
By Robert Thomas @ 3:46 AM :: 527 Views :: Law Enforcement, Small Business, COVID-19

...state and local governments may be breathing a sigh of relief: thanks to this order, the feds have just stepped up to be the defendant in takings lawsuits and to be on the financial hook for any judgments for eviction moratoria (at least in those jurisdictions that have not adopted more protective restrictions)....

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Thursday, September 3, 2020
Quarantine raids find 100% Compliance at Two Waikiki Hotels
By News Release @ 9:43 PM :: 1060 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...A knock on the door and a “good morning, Special Agents from the Attorney General’s Office” greeted nearly two dozen people under travel quarantine orders at two Waikīkī hotels....

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Hawaii Cockfighters Among Top Traffickers of Animals to Guam, Philippines for Illegal Activity, Investigation Alleges
By News Release @ 7:29 PM :: 759 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Agriculture, Law Enforcement

...12 of the people named have addresses on the Big Island — four in Hilo, two in Pahoa, two in Waimea, one in Keaau, one in Kealakekua, one in Mountain View and one in Hawi. The remaining 10 addresses are on Oahu....

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Saturday, August 29, 2020
All travelers required to complete digital app starting Sept 1
By News Release @ 5:00 AM :: 883 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...Safe Travels is one part of a multi-layered screening process which includes arrival temperature checks, and secondary screening for those with symptoms or temperatures of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher....

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Friday, August 28, 2020
List of Released Criminals
By Selected News Articles @ 11:30 PM :: 2232 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...criminals are being released from jails where there is no COVID....

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Thursday, August 27, 2020
HGEA preparing COVID-19 class action grievance
By News Release @ 4:43 PM :: 673 Views :: Labor, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...HGEA preparing COVID-19 class action grievance....

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020
VIDEO: Prosecutor Debate Steve Alm vs Miske's Lawyer
By Video @ 9:48 PM :: 1153 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Politicians

...Megan Kau hired by Miske....

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020
COVID Releases: OCCC Inmates Get Free Hotel Rooms
By Selected News Articles @ 4:13 PM :: 991 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...DOH Official: Some Inmates Who Were Released Caused ‘Spillover’ Infections....

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Monday, August 24, 2020
VIDEO: OCCC Guard Describes how COVID Positive Criminal was released
By Video @ 5:15 AM :: 789 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...Discussion with OCCC Sgt. Lana Hughes about pandemic conditions at the facility - August 23, 2020....

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Former CIA Officer Arrested and Charged with Espionage
By News Release @ 9:20 AM :: 572 Views :: Law Enforcement, Military

...The scheme began with three days of meetings in Hong Kong in March 2001....

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Sunday, August 16, 2020
The Doomsday Rules in the General Excise Tax
By Tom Yamachika @ 11:13 PM :: 985 Views :: Law Enforcement, Tax Credits, Taxes, COVID-19

...Now that the economy is down and tax revenues are in the tank, we are now seeing cases of our Department of Taxation using some particularly nasty provisions in the tax code....

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Thursday, August 13, 2020
COVID: 116 Cases in OCCC--Jail Inmates Purposefully Spread Disease
By News Release @ 6:04 PM :: 933 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...with the ACLU egging them on by the offer of early release, guards report inmates are purposefully spreading COVID at OCCC.  92 criminals and 24 staff are found to be infected after mass testing results came in today.  COVID is also spreading among homeless criminals who are not currently incarcerated....

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Racketeering Indictments for Saipan Casino Operators
By News Release @ 6:25 PM :: 630 Views :: Gambling, Law Enforcement

...Three executives from Imperial Pacific International (IPI) and MCC International Saipan have been indicted on federal criminal charges, including Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) conspiracy, harboring illegal aliens, unlawful employment of aliens, and international promotional money laundering....

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Friday, August 7, 2020
After Five Months of ACLU Dreams, First Inmate Finally Tests Positive for COVID
By News Release @ 10:27 PM :: 617 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...but he was quarantined right away so the hope for another mass release of criminals may be dashed....

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Tenants Being Evicted Illegally
By News Release @ 4:45 AM :: 789 Views :: Homelessness, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...The moratorium is currently in place through August 31, 2020....

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Thursday, July 30, 2020
FBI Working with Guam Department of Labor to Address Scams and Fraud Targeting COVID-19 Stimulus Funds
By News Release @ 4:10 AM :: 735 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...fraud cases involving the attempted theft of funds intended for Guam citizens who are unemployed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic....

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Thursday, July 23, 2020
Second Challenge to Mandatory Traveler Quarantine Denied
By News Release @ 5:06 PM :: 906 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...U.S. District Court Judge Jill A. Otake denied a motion today, for a preliminary injunction, from a South Carolina traveler....

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
2 years later Ige Signs 15th Emergency Proclamation for Kauai Floods
By News Release @ 11:13 PM :: 609 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement

...Gov. Ige signed the initial emergency proclamation for the Kaua‘i floods on April 15, 2018....

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Sunday, July 19, 2020
Telescope Protester Arrested in Hilo Home Depot zip-tie hoax
By News Release @ 3:36 AM :: 1777 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Law Enforcement, OHA

...Once all three parking lot entrances were blocked, Glendon was observed walking around the parking lot with a “Lei O Mano,” which is a Hawaiian shark tooth war club....

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Friday, July 17, 2020
Facial Recognition Contractor Selected for Hawaii Airports
By News Release @ 5:45 AM :: 1134 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement, Tourism

... HDOT has selected NEC Corporation, NEC Corporation of America and their partner, Infrared Cameras Inc., to provide thermal temperature screening and facial imaging technology ....

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Thursday, July 16, 2020
Feds: Miske Could Get Death Penalty
By News Release @ 3:36 AM :: 1395 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Police

...Eleven defendants charged in Hawaii federal court with racketeering and other offenses....

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Monday, July 13, 2020
VIDEO: 2020 Honolulu Prosecutor Candidates Debate
By Video @ 4:56 PM :: 953 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement, Politicians

...sponsored by Hawaii Women Lawyers....

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Saturday, July 11, 2020
DLIR Rejects 73,438 Invalid Unemployment Claims
By News Release @ 3:45 AM :: 1090 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...151,071 valid claims are being paid....

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Corona Virus Restrictions Hawaii vs Alaska
By News Release @ 2:57 AM :: 1300 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...Hawaii and Alaska have the lowest per capita COVID death tolls in the USA-- Hawaii is among the most restrictive states, Alaska is more moderate....

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020
HB2457: Senate Fails to Protect Kids by Voting to Allow Continued Sale of Menthol E-Cigarettes and Cigarettes
By News Release @ 5:03 AM :: 787 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...Statement of Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Heart Association and American Lung Association....

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Feds Indict Three Hilo Jail Guards for Beating up Inmate
By News Release @ 12:47 AM :: 742 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement

...A lawsuit was filed in Hilo Circuit Court in 2017 alleging essentially the same set of facts on the same date....

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Former little league softball coach charged with producing child pornography
By News Release @ 12:38 AM :: 1111 Views :: Family, Law Enforcement

...the defendant has been and is currently involved with managing and/or coaching youth sports teams, and was the agent and President of Kainalu Little League, Inc. ...

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Hawaii Attorney General Sues E-Cigarette Giants JUUL and Altria
By News Release @ 5:03 PM :: 691 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

...The complaint alleges that, for a period of more than five years, the defendants misleadingly marketed JUUL e-cigarettes, intending to hook users on the product in the same manner used by tobacco companies in the marketing of cigarettes....

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Monday, June 29, 2020
TVR Control: Kauai County Signs Agreement with AirBnB, Expedia
By News Release @ 6:24 PM :: 800 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement, Tourism

...mandatory TMK field on its listings....

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Friday, June 26, 2020
Facial Recognition: Legislature appropriates $90 million for airport COVID-19 screening
By News Release @ 11:12 PM :: 944 Views :: Law Enforcement, Tourism, COVID-19

"...thermal screening cameras and facial imaging tracking system...."

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Friday, June 26, 2020
HB285: Legislative Conference Committee Passes Police Reform Bill
By News Release @ 10:59 AM :: 702 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement, Police

...The measure requires the disclosure of the identity of officers who are suspended or discharged for misconduct in a report to the Legislature, removes the exemption for police from disclosure under Hawaii’s Uniform Information Practices Act, and clarifies additional authorities and powers of the Law Enforcement Standards Board....

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Thursday, June 25, 2020
Will Hawaii COVID Lawsuits be Consolidated?
By Robert Thomas @ 3:54 AM :: 619 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...Ige yesterday asked the court to consolidate the two cases....

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Monday, June 22, 2020
Hawaii’s Army Of Karens
By Selected News Articles @ 11:31 PM :: 1730 Views :: Law Enforcement, Tourism, COVID-19

...Anyone flying to the Aloha State’s golden shores is supposed to remain in self-quarantine for two weeks....

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Monday, June 22, 2020
ACLU: Hawaii COVID Facial Recognition Program 'Rife for Abuse'
By News Release @ 11:20 PM :: 745 Views :: Law Enforcement, Tourism, COVID-19

...ineffective, unnecessary, rife for abuse, expensive, potentially unconstitutional, and, in a word, “terrifying”....

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Trump’s Executive Order on Improving Policing Brings Welcome News in Troubled Times
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:52 AM :: 909 Views :: Law Enforcement, Police

"...an executive order that will encourage police departments nationwide to meet the most current professional standards for the use of force, including tactics for de-escalation.  Also, we’ll encourage pilot programs that allow social workers to join certain law enforcement officers so that they work together....” 

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Sunday, June 7, 2020
BLM Protesters Leave Signs at Hawaii GOP HQ
By News Release @ 8:33 PM :: 1594 Views :: First Amendment, Law Enforcement, Republican Party

"...Hundreds of the marchers today in the Black Lives Matter rally in Honolulu chose to leave their signs at the doorstep of the Hawaii Republican Party...."

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Friday, June 5, 2020
UPW Prison Guard Busted Allegedly Smuggling Meth into OCCC
By News Release @ 7:36 PM :: 1212 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...the UPW still has not agreed to allow all guards to be searched for contraband....

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Monday, May 25, 2020
'Safe Travels System' -- Quarantine App Turns Hawaii Into a Privacy Nightmare
By Selected News Articles @ 4:51 AM :: 4294 Views :: Law Enforcement, Tourism, COVID-19

...Hawaii’s case is likely the most extreme to date....

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Saturday, May 23, 2020
HTA Using Spy Program to Watch Tourists
By News Release @ 6:04 PM :: 1798 Views :: Law Enforcement, Tourism, COVID-19

...It allows all traveler information collected through the current processes to be integrated into its ArcGIS database....

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Saturday, May 23, 2020
Nigerian Princes Apply for Hawaii Unemployment
By News Release @ 12:19 AM :: 3159 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...as of Sunday, May 17, Hawaii became Scattered Canary’s latest unemployment fraud victim....

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Friday, May 15, 2020
Fraudulent International Ship Registration Scandals hit Pacific Islands
By Michael Hansen @ 6:05 AM :: 1206 Views :: Ethics, Jones Act, Law Enforcement

“...South Pacific island nations are scouring shipping records for vessels with links to North Korea after Fiji said it had identified 20 falsely flagged ships it suspects the isolated regime is using to evade United Nations sanctions....”

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Friday, May 15, 2020
COVID Excuse: Violent Sex Offenders to be Released from Hawaii Prisons
By Rep Gene Ward @ 5:09 AM :: 1059 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

"...We've arrested people for sitting on our beaches, and today we learned that violent prisoners will be let loose in our communities...."

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Sunday, May 3, 2020
Do Our Laws Still Apply?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1267 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...the governor has suspended many laws....

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