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Thursday, September 10, 2020
Baseball Bat Assault: Hawaii County Police Dept Employee Arrested
By News Release @ 4:07 AM :: 707 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...Ruiz is employed by the Hawaiʻi Police Department and last served as a patrol officer in the district of South Kohala in August of 2015.  He is currently assigned to a limited duty position at the Department of Motor Vehicles in Kona....

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Sen. Brian Schatz Says 'Libertarians Should Be Freaking Out About Portland.' Where Has He Been?
By Selected News Articles @ 5:32 PM :: 1179 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Police, Drugs

...The Hawaii senator fails to fully consider the causes of bad policing....

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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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Thursday, July 16, 2020
Former HPD Officer Gets Four Years Prison--Forced Two Suspects to Lick or Dunk Toilet
By News Release @ 3:25 AM :: 831 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

...on January 28, 2018, while working as on-duty officers, Rabago and Reginald Ramones conspired to force an individual to lick a urinal in a public bathroom...in a separate and unrelated incident prior to January, 2018, Rabago made another individual place his head in a public bathroom toilet in order to avoid arrest....

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020
FBI Arrests Kealoha Pal Mike Miske for Murder
By Selected News Articles @ 3:14 PM :: 20552 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

...sources say this is the result of a grand jury indictment....

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Retired police officer sentenced to 10 years for his attempted unlawful sexual enticement of a 13-year-old boy
By News Release @ 11:01 PM :: 893 Views :: Police

...During a post-arrest statement, Goeas admitted to past unlawful sexual contact with minor males....

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Should Police Misconduct Records Be Made Public?
By Video @ 2:41 AM :: 604 Views :: Ethics, Police

...Kelii Akina Talks Story with Journalism Professor Gerald Kato....

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Monday, July 6, 2020
ACLU: Hawaii COVID Enforcement Racist
By News Release @ 6:13 PM :: 765 Views :: Police, COVID-19

...HPD was 30 times more likely to arrest a Micronesian person and five times more likely to arrest a Black or Samoan person for violations of the COVID-19 orders than to arrest a white person....

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Friday, July 3, 2020
Yes, we are different from Minneapolis; our police misdeeds are kept secret
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:37 PM :: 956 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Police

...The intense secrecy that has come to characterize the Honolulu Police Department....

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Friday, June 26, 2020
HB285: Legislative Conference Committee Passes Police Reform Bill
By News Release @ 10:59 AM :: 699 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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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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Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Confronting Police Abuse Requires Shifting Power From Police Unions
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:22 AM :: 1603 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Police

...“We do not have the ability to get rid of many of these officers that we know have done wrong in the past due to issues with both the contract and the arbitration associated with the union.”....

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Friday, June 5, 2020
Kym Pine: ANTIFA Agitator Photos not Credible
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 7:09 PM :: 1397 Views :: First Amendment, Police

...Pine today addressed rumors that professional agitators have arrived in the islands to stir up trouble at peaceful protests being staged to honor George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement....

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Monday, May 11, 2020
Best States to Be a Police Officer -- Hawaii 13th
By Selected News Articles @ 2:56 PM :: 779 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Police

...Hawaii 5th Highest Median Income Growth for Law Enforcement Officers 2018-2019....

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Friday, April 17, 2020
Hawaii County Police 162 Arrested or Cited for Stay-at-Home Violations
By News Release @ 3:30 AM :: 1143 Views :: Hawaii County , Police, COVID-19

...The Hawaiʻi Police Department three week combined total enforcement stands at 162 individual offenses (40 arrests, 115 citations issued, and 7 additional cases)....

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Friday, April 3, 2020
COVID Fearmongering: Waianae Residents Blockade Farrington Hwy After State Rep Cedric Gates Spreads Corona Virus Rumors
By Andrew Walden @ 5:01 PM :: 1570 Views :: Police, Politicians, COVID-19

...politicians exploit fear and paranoia on Waianae Coast....

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Thursday, March 26, 2020
First Arrest for COVID Stay-at-Home Violation? HSTA Member from Anti-Vaxxer School
By News Release @ 9:37 PM :: 1726 Views :: Hawaii County , Police, COVID-19

...she went to a residence, threw a rock at a window and started an argument with occupants of the home, which violated a court order--COVID violation becomes a tack-on charge....

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Friday, March 20, 2020
Hawaii K-O: Gabbard Exits Primary a Lady Legend After Downing Officer Harris
By Selected News Articles @ 1:56 AM :: 1800 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Police, Politicians

...New York Times columnists were awestruck by Gabbard's epic debate smackdown of Harris, who had been a top-three candidate in polling....

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Officer Kaulike Kalama Funeral Service Information
By News Release @ 12:36 AM :: 786 Views :: Police

...Saturday, March 7, at the Bishop Memorial Chapel at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama, 1887 Makuakāne Street. Public visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. with services scheduled to start at 10:45 a.m....

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Saturday, February 22, 2020
Katherine Kealoha’s Boyfriend’s Attorney’s Cell Phone found at Massage Parlor?
By Andrew Walden @ 7:27 PM :: 6296 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Police

...A female answering the phone did not seem to understand a reporter requesting to speak to Chris Woo.  She kept asking, “You want masagee?”....

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Thursday, January 30, 2020
Maui Telescope Begins Making Observations--Thanks to Mayor Arakawa and Maui PD
By Video @ 2:23 AM :: 2093 Views :: Hawaii County , Maui County, Higher Education, OHA, Police

...here's what happens when the police are allowed to enforce the law....

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Saturday, December 28, 2019
Mauna Kea Total: 8,324 Tickets, 78 arrests
By News Release @ 2:37 PM :: 1070 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...The combined total of the 18-week long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement efforts by Hawaiʻi Police Department stood at 8,324 citations issued and 78 persons arrested for 143 offenses....

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Friday, December 27, 2019
Mayor Kim, Protesters Agree to Remove Last Tent from Mauna Kea Access Road -- Until End of February
By News Release @ 1:51 AM :: 2352 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, Law Enforcement, OHA, Police

...This 'agreement' helps everybody EXCEPT the telescope....

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Thursday, December 26, 2019
Mauna Kea Protest Shows Need for a Return to Elected County Sheriffs
By Andrew Walden @ 1:10 PM :: 2916 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Hawaii History, OHA, Police

...Hawaii lost its elected county sheriffs as a result of the Massie case....

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Friday, December 13, 2019
HPD Settles Employment Discrimination Suit
By News Release @ 5:18 PM :: 1345 Views :: Labor, Police

...The Hawaiʻi Civil Rights Commission (HCRC) today announced the settlement of a complaint alleging employment discrimination by the Honolulu Police Department (“HPD”) on the basis of credit history and credit report.... 

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Friday, December 13, 2019
17 Weeks on Mauna Kea: 8,031 Tickets, 74 Arrests
By News Release @ 1:05 PM :: 1238 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...The combined total of the 17-week long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement efforts by Hawaii Police Department stands at 8013 citations issued and 74 persons arrested for 135 offenses....  

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Saturday, December 7, 2019
Forgotten Honouliuli: Jack Burns, Police Spy
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 22648 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii History, Military, Police

“It was (his) work as as head of the HPD’s Espionage Bureau that lay the foundation for Burns’ later political success in Hawaii.”  

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Friday, December 6, 2019
This Week on Mauna Kea: 436 Tickets, 2 Arrests
By News Release @ 9:53 AM :: 1382 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...The combined total of the 16-week long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement efforts by the Hawaiʻi Police Department stands at 7677 citations issued and 71 persons arrested for 132 offenses....

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Saturday, November 30, 2019
Another Week on Mauna Kea: 329 Tickets, 3 Arrests
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 1421 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...The combined total of the 15-week long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement efforts by the Hawaiʻi Police Department stands at 7,241 citations issued and 69 persons arrested for 130 offenses....  

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Former police officer pleads guilty to attempted unlawful sexual enticement of a 13-year-old boy
By News Release @ 9:42 PM :: 1610 Views :: Honolulu County, Police

... retired HPD officer James Dean Kalani Goeas, 63, of Waipahu, Hawaii, pleaded guilty today in federal court (but he won't lose his pension) ....

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Thursday, November 21, 2019
14 Weeks on Mauna Kea: 6,912 Tickets, 66 arrests
By News Release @ 10:18 PM :: 1563 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement, Police

...but not of protesters....

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Friday, November 15, 2019
VIDEO: Kahuku vs HPD-- We did not throw rocks
By News Release @ 10:14 PM :: 2086 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Police

...Deputy Chief of Police McCarthy claims protesters harassed a police officer, rocks were thrown, and an officer was punched in the head. We are still unaware of when any of these incidents occurred and have seen no video evidence....

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Friday, November 15, 2019
Mauna Kea: 312 Tickets and One 100 mph police chase
By News Release @ 2:02 AM :: 1637 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...The subsequent police pursuit extended 20 miles with the Dodge pickup reaching speeds of 100 mph and at times driving down the center of both lanes of travel....

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Friday, November 8, 2019
12 Weeks on Mauna Kea: 6,237 Tickets, 60 Arrests
By News Release @ 2:25 AM :: 1446 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...stepped-up traffic enforcement efforts on Daniel K. Inouye Highway began on August 15.... 

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Thursday, October 24, 2019
Mauna Kea Week 10: 428 Tickets, 4 Arrests
By News Release @ 4:09 PM :: 1574 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...The combined total for 10-weeks: 5,461 citations issued and 51 persons arrested for 84 offenses....   

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Katherine Kealoha's Boyfriend's Attorney's Law License Suspended
By News Release @ 6:51 AM :: 3046 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

...Gun pointed at police during shooting was registered to Ebersole's attorney....

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Thursday, October 17, 2019
Nine Weeks on the Mauna: 48 Arrests, 5,033 Tickets
By News Release @ 6:34 PM :: 1464 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...The combined total of the 9-week long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement efforts by Hawaiʻi Police Department stands at 5033 citations issued and 48 persons arrested for 80 offenses.... 

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Friday, October 11, 2019
Mauna Kea Speedtrap: Total 4,632 Tickets, 46 Arrests
By News Release @ 10:49 AM :: 1603 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...The combined total of the 8-week long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement efforts by Hawaii Police Department stands at 4,632 citations issued and 46 persons arrested for 74 offenses....

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Friday, October 4, 2019
Mauna Kea: 591 Tickets, Six Arrests
By News Release @ 7:16 PM :: 1664 Views :: Honolulu County, Police

...The combined total for 7-weeks stands at 4092 citations issued and 43 persons arrested for 71 offenses....

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Thursday, September 26, 2019
Mauna Kea Traffic Enforcement: 717 tickets, 4 Arrests
By News Release @ 7:03 PM :: 1646 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...Police assigned to be in place for the TMT protestor blockade and encampment on Mauna Kea access road continued the stepped-up traffic enforcement efforts on Daniel K. Inouye Highway....

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Friday, September 20, 2019
Mauna Kea: Theft Suspect Arrested at Protesters Camp
By News Release @ 5:09 PM :: 3483 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA, Police

...The theft offense had been previously reported to police occurring two days prior in Kalapana. The suspect was found in the same tent where six Department of Transportation (DOT) plastic barricades had been located on (August 30). ...

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Mauna Kea Press Conference features convicted drug dealer and protester "acquitted due to mental incapacity"
By Andrew Walden @ 4:20 PM :: 7854 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA, Police

...  They are trying to get the identity of an officer without paying a $5,000 bounty ....

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Sunday, September 15, 2019
Video: Anti-Telescope Activists go to Hawaii County Building, Threaten to 'Arrest' County Officials
By Andrew Walden @ 8:28 PM :: 33311 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, Law Enforcement, OHA, Police

...The videos show anti-telescope activists in black tactical vests labelled “HKPO” September 10, 2019 at the Hawaii County Building in Hilo.... 

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Saturday, September 14, 2019
Loyal? Retired Hawaii County Police Lieutenant Supports Telescope Protesters
By Video @ 2:30 AM :: 2479 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...Really obvious question: Are police on the Big Island willing to enforce the law against sovereignty activists?....

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Thursday, September 12, 2019
Mauna Kea: Ige Hits Back on Flag Tactics
By News Release @ 6:45 PM :: 2764 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA, Police

...designed to produce an unnecessary reaction....

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Thursday, September 12, 2019
Mauna Kea: 2,237 Tickets, 24 Arrests
By News Release @ 4:43 PM :: 1483 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

... The combined total of the 4-week long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement efforts by the Hawaiʻi Police Department ....

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Thursday, September 5, 2019
Mauna Kea: 1,806 citations, 19 arrests
By News Release @ 9:39 PM :: 1731 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...The combined total of the 3-week long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement efforts by Hawaii Police Department stands at 1806 citations issued and 19 persons arrested for 34 offenses. ...

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Friday, August 30, 2019
Mauna Kea: 16 Arrests, 1240 Tickets
By News Release @ 3:04 AM :: 2414 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA, Police

...The combined total of the 2-week long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement efforts by Hawaiʻi Police Department stands at 1240 citations issued and 16 persons arrested for 29 offenses....

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Monday, August 26, 2019
Maui Officer Arrested After Sex Harassment Complaints
By News Release @ 11:50 PM :: 2269 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Police

...He has been charged with attempted perjury, attempted hindering prosecution in the first degree, and tampering with a witness....

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Thursday, August 22, 2019
Mauna Kea: Police Arrest 7, Issue 610 Citations
By News Release @ 9:55 PM :: 2416 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA, Police

...Enhanced traffic enforcement efforts will continue on Daniel K. Inouye Highway by Hawaiʻi Police Department for the duration of the ongoing situation....

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