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Monday, March 4, 2024
State Hospital pretends to make changes in wake of slaying of staffer
By News Release @ 12:59 PM :: 61 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

... DOH conducted a full safety and security review of the State Operated Specialized Residential Program (SOSRP) and Hawai‘i State Hospital (HSH) facilities ....

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Friday, February 9, 2024
Oahu Man Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison for Sexual Exploitation of a Child
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 421 Views :: Family, Law Enforcement

... between at least August 2018 and November 2020, Kaaiawaawa repeatedly sexually assaulted a child who was six to eight years old ....

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Thursday, January 25, 2024
'FBI' Chain Letter Scheme Entraps Hawaii Republicans and Libertarians
By Andrew Walden @ 6:02 AM :: 3948 Views :: Law Enforcement, Republican Party

... “I am an official informant” ....

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Tuesday, January 23, 2024
Trial begins for Hawaii businessman accused of murder-for-hire, racketeering
By Selected News Articles @ 3:57 PM :: 1308 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

“...The kid’s got to go....”

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Monday, January 22, 2024
Hawaii Bill Would Reform Civil Asset Forfeiture Process, Opt State Out of Federal Program
By Selected News Articles @ 3:22 AM :: 1019 Views :: Law Enforcement

... reform the state’s asset forfeiture process to require a conviction in most cases ....

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Friday, January 5, 2024
Hawaii Attorney General Writes Bill to Legalize Recreational Marijuana
By News Release @ 10:31 PM :: 1381 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

... Also included was draft legislation intended to minimize these risks and promote the public welfare to the greatest extent possible, should the Legislature choose to legalize cannabis ....

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Friday, December 29, 2023
​Task Force makes another large seizure of illegal fireworks
By News Release @ 2:43 PM :: 1053 Views :: Law Enforcement

... To date, the task force has seized nearly 70,000 pounds of illegal fireworks. ...

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Thursday, December 14, 2023
Hawai‘i State Capitol gets metal detectors
By News Release @ 11:25 PM :: 1072 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, Second Amendment

... Beginning Monday, December 18, the Hawai‘i State Capitol will join 37 other state capitols that have incorporated metal detection into their security measures ....

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Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Former Correctional Officer Receives 42 Months in Prison for Smuggling Drugs into Oahu Community Correctional Center
By News Release @ 5:02 PM :: 1082 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

... Ascencio worked as a correctional officer at the Oahu Community Correctional Center (OCCC) from 2000 until his arrest in 2020 for these charges ....

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Thursday, November 30, 2023
Up in Smoke? AG's Plan to turn Illegal Drug Dealers into Legal Tax-Paying Entrepreneurs
By Rep Gene Ward @ 10:58 PM :: 1163 Views :: Law Enforcement, Taxes, Drugs

... In nearly every location where recreational marijuana is legal, criminal syndicates, far more than the state government, are cashing in on the "green gold rush" ....

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Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Special Master: Presiding Judge Had ‘100s of Pages of Disqualifying Information’ in Kalua Case
By Selected News Articles @ 12:31 PM :: 1705 Views :: Family, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

... evidence included the criminal records of the parents for assault and drug use, filed bankruptcy documents, and the absence of a record of children of their own ....

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Sunday, November 19, 2023
VIDEO: Super-weird vigilante vessel known as the "Jones Act Enforcer"
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:03 PM :: 1567 Views :: Jones Act, Law Enforcement

... the "Jones Act Enforcer" tracks down and identifies violators of the 1920 protectionist federal maritime law known as the Jones Act ....

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Hawaii receives ‘F’ in Shared Hope International’s Report Cards on Child and Youth Sex Trafficking
By News Release @ 7:06 PM :: 1385 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

... Hawaii is one of 21 states that fail to prohibit the criminalization of minors for prostitution offenses, thus allowing commercially sexually exploited minors to be held criminally accountable for their own victimization ....

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Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Hawaii is the fourth most impacted state by retail crime in America
By News Release @ 3:14 PM :: 2489 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, Small Business

... $288 stolen per resident ....

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Monday, November 13, 2023
Gun Violence: Westside Legislators Push Back Against Grace, Fevella
By News Release @ 5:39 PM :: 2846 Views :: Honolulu County, Gambling, Law Enforcement, Second Amendment

"We are disappointed that one of our colleagues has chosen to align themselves with a group of people promoting hate and bullying."

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Lahaina: AG Looking for Illegal Evictions and Rent Hikes
By News Release @ 4:14 PM :: 1409 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement

... inform the Department of the Attorney General if their landlords are illegally raising rent or threatening them with eviction ....

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Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Sheriff's Top Training Officer Pleads Guilty
By News Release @ 10:38 PM :: 1774 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

... her fake qualifications will protect every officer she trained ....

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Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Hawaii’s Successful Catalytic Converter Theft Law Offers A National Model For Consumer Protection
By News Release @ 2:49 PM :: 1700 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

“Nobody likes paperwork, especially criminals”

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Tuesday, October 10, 2023
DLNR Implementing 'Civil Resource Violation System'
By News Release @ 4:38 PM :: 1778 Views :: Environment, Homelessness, Law Enforcement

... Hawai‘i is the third state to implement a CRVS, after Vermont and Oregon ....

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Friday, September 29, 2023
Multiple Murder Counts After Deadly Cockfight
By News Release @ 8:41 PM :: 1985 Views :: Honolulu County, Agriculture, Law Enforcement, Drugs

... two people dead and three others injured ....

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Wednesday, September 27, 2023
FBI Forensics Lending a Hand in Lahaina
By News Release @ 5:35 PM :: 1514 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement

... Within days of the fire, FBI resources such as the Evidence Response Team (ERT), forensic identification, and victim services deployed to Lahaina. ...

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Friday, September 8, 2023
Kunia Woman Arraigned on Scheme to Defraud Pandemic Unemployment Recipients
By News Release @ 5:55 AM :: 1711 Views :: Labor, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

... Vakameilalo allegedly changed the bank account she previously had designated to receive the PUA unemployment benefit payments from the claimant’s bank account to her own ....

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Friday, August 18, 2023
FBI Helping Collect DNA to Locate and Identify Missing Persons in Lahaina
By News Release @ 4:00 PM :: 1570 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement

... asking all immediate family members—parents, siblings, and children—of those who are still missing to provide DNA samples ....

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Monday, August 14, 2023
Lawsuit Alleges Waimanalo Foster Girls Sexually Abused--and DHS Knew
By Andrew Walden @ 11:35 PM :: 4050 Views :: Family, Health Care, Law Enforcement

... medical records from November 8, 2019--given to DHS--indicate that Sibling 1 and Sibling 2 likely had been sexually abused ....

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Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Hawaii 'limited purpose' driver's licenses again recognized in Florida
By Selected News Articles @ 5:07 PM :: 3565 Views :: Law Enforcement

... Hawai‘i’s LPDLs are not exclusively issued to those without a legal presence in the U.S. ....

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Friday, July 21, 2023
Senators Visit OCCC, Halawa
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 2074 Views :: Justice Reinvestment, Law Enforcement

... The purpose was to bring awareness to initiatives to modernize our public safety facilities, disrupt pathways to prison, and reduce recidivism ....

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Wednesday, July 19, 2023
Feds Impose 10 Year Sentence on Waipio Carjackers
By News Release @ 2:09 PM :: 2231 Views :: Law Enforcement

... in state court they would have been sentenced to probation ....

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Thursday, July 6, 2023
Amber Jackson Murder Case Reopened 13 years later
By News Release @ 2:43 PM :: 1933 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement

... Kauai Police and outside agencies working on forensic evidence and DNA testing ....

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Thursday, July 6, 2023
Animal Welfare Groups Urge Ninth Circuit to Affirm the Ban on Cockfighting in the Northern Mariana Islands
By News Release @ 12:16 PM :: 1487 Views :: Agriculture, Law Enforcement, Drugs

... The case, on appeal before the Ninth Circuit from the Northern Mariana Islands District Court, is the latest—and likely the last—in a stream of cases filed by the pro-cockfighting bloc to obstruct the ban on cockfighting in U.S. territories. ...

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Thursday, May 25, 2023
Wailuku: DLNR, NOAA Raid 'Antique Freak' Shop
By News Release @ 2:00 AM :: 1779 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Law Enforcement

... 26 counts of prohibited wildlife trafficking (HRS 183D-66) and 26 counts of possession of endangered and protected wildlife ....

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Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Sovereignty Hitman Gets Piddling 37 Months for Beheading Threats
By News Release @ 6:08 PM :: 2129 Views :: Law Enforcement

“... we cut their heads off right in the [obscenity omitted] palace, for treason -- for treason and human trafficking ....”

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Wednesday, May 17, 2023
SB821: Illegal Fireworks Task Force
By News Release @ 2:01 PM :: 1753 Views :: Law Enforcement

... Senate Bill 821 passed the Legislature, with only one legislator voting no for the final floor vote across both chambers ....

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Tuesday, May 16, 2023
$2M Settlement for Female Inmates
By News Release @ 2:45 AM :: 1752 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

... A $2 million settlement has been reached in a lawsuit brought by six women who were the victims of sexual assault and sexual harassment by former Adult Corrections Officers (ACOs) at the Women’s Community Correctional Center (WCCC) .... 

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Monday, May 15, 2023
DCCA, Feds Target Precious Metals Scam
By News Release @ 3:53 PM :: 1079 Views :: Law Enforcement

... Red Rock routinely and repeatedly charged mark-ups ranging from approximately 100% to 130% ....

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Saturday, May 13, 2023
Anti-Gun Gay Rights Lawyer to be Next Solicitor General
By News Release @ 4:24 AM :: 2327 Views :: Law Enforcement

... Fernandes has distinguished herself as a leading expert in the areas of reproductive and LGBTQ+ rights, and as one of the State’s top litigators defending Hawaii’s gun laws against Second Amendment challenges ....

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Friday, May 12, 2023
EEOC Sues Honolulu Restaurant and HR Company for Sexual Harassment of Male Employees
By News Release @ 12:20 AM :: 2861 Views :: Labor, Law Enforcement, Small Business

... Restaurant Co-Owner Sexually Harassed Male Employees, Federal Agency Charges ....

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Thursday, May 11, 2023
Senators Introduce FIGHT Act to Enhance Enforcement and Crack Down on Dogfighting, Cockfighting
By News Release @ 4:46 PM :: 1871 Views :: Agriculture, Law Enforcement, Drugs

... A mass shooting at known illegal cockfighting venue outside Honolulu demonstrates that the violence from animal-fighting enterprises spills into communities, harms people ....

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Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Alleged Hawaii Circuit Pimp Busted in Seattle
By News Release @ 1:54 PM :: 2200 Views :: Law Enforcement

... Washington uses the name “Bentley” online and allegedly had women under his control tattoo the emblem of the luxury car company on their bodies to show his ownership ....

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Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Two public Maui events this week will honor National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 2057 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement

... A dramatic reading of “Seven” will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the ProArts Playhouse in Kīhei ....

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Sunday, April 23, 2023
OffenderTrak: PSD Demands $1M to Reveal Inmate Data
By News Release @ 5:52 PM :: 2472 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

... Following the reporter’s appeal to OIP, PSD provided a new estimate of $290 ....

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Friday, April 21, 2023
Money Laundering: Feds Unmask Shell Companies Behind Hawaii Real Estate Purchases
By News Release @ 11:30 PM :: 3240 Views :: Development, Law Enforcement

... to identify the natural persons behind shell companies used in non-financed purchases of residential real estate ....

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Sunday, April 16, 2023
Latest Mass Shooting at Cockfight Inevitable Outcome of Inattention by Political Leaders and Law Enforcement
By News Release @ 1:51 PM :: 2952 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Drugs

... Hawaii Legislators are hell-bent on taking away the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners--but when a real gun crime occurs, its 'nobody here but us chickens' ....  

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Thursday, April 13, 2023
Cockfighting Guam Officer Reinstated With Back Pay
By News Release @ 7:13 PM :: 2177 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

... conveniently, Mr. San Nicolas is a Commodity Inspector with the GDOA, one of a handful of trained and sworn law enforcement officers within that division....

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Sunday, April 9, 2023
Survey: Hawaii Residents Reject Soft-on-Crime Policies
By News Release @ 6:11 PM :: 2148 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement

"...A majority also support creation of new offenses criminalizing fraud and corruption by public officials and employees...."

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Sunday, April 2, 2023
VIDEO: Lottery Scammer Tracked to Ewa Beach Condo
By Video @ 4:33 PM :: 2338 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

... from Trilogy Media April, 2023: Today we’re showing up to the front door of a money mule scammer who’s expecting a check of $150,000 from a victim of a PCH/Lottery scam ....

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Thursday, March 30, 2023
More Red Light Cams Activated
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 1858 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

... Since start, nearly 1,800 citations issued along Vineyard and Pali ....

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Thursday, March 23, 2023
Green Signs First Bills into Law
By News Release @ 2:48 AM :: 1962 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Judiciary, Law Enforcement, Life

... SB36 amends state law to allow county prosecutors to initiate felony cases by complaints following preliminary hearings and prohibits multiple attempts to initiate a felony prosecution for an offense, except in certain circumstances ....

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Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Red Light Cam Activated at Site of Deadly Hit-and-Run
By News Release @ 11:40 PM :: 1672 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

... Kapiʻolani Boulevard and Kamakeʻe Street is the first Red-Light Safety Camera location under City and County of Honolulu jurisdiction ....

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Monday, March 20, 2023
Hawaii Drug Dealer Gets Parole so Feds Deport Him
By News Release @ 10:20 PM :: 2156 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

... convicted by the Circuit Court of the First Circuit of felony promoting dangerous drugs and second-degree robbery in June 2019 ....

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Monday, March 20, 2023
More Guilty Pleas in Sovereignty-Related Tax Fraud Scheme
By News Release @ 6:21 PM :: 2408 Views :: Law Enforcement, Taxes

... The Chocks were plaintiffs alongside Rose Dradi, a Keanu Sai-Dexter Kiama collaborator, in a now-dismissed Sept 7, 2018, lawsuit claiming the IRS had no legal authority to collect taxes from them ....

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