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Sunday, December 27, 2015
KPD implements first body-worn camera program in state
By News Release @ 12:56 PM :: 7265 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement, Police

...body-worn cameras help to create a positive impact on police interactions by encouraging officers to maintain the highest level of professionalism, while protecting them from false allegations of misconduct....

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Thursday, December 17, 2015
Honolulu Awarded Sexual Assault Justice Initiative Grant
By News Release @ 12:26 AM :: 3710 Views :: Law Enforcement

Honolulu is one of seven cities selected as pilot sites for the Department of Justice’s Sexual Assault Justice Initiative....

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Retired Hawaii police officers frustrated by barriers to concealed carry
By Selected News Articles @ 1:06 AM :: 5682 Views :: Law Enforcement, Second Amendment
...Tom Fratinardo, a retired police officer, is trying to obtain concealed carry authorization under the federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act.…
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Friday, December 4, 2015
Feds Scoop up $10M from Hawaii Criminal, Civil Actions
By News Release @ 1:06 AM :: 4365 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

... $7.7 million was collected in criminal actions....$2.3 million from civil actions ....

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Thursday, December 3, 2015
New Program Helps Hawaii’s Young Male Victims of Sex Trafficking
By News Release @ 6:26 PM :: 5925 Views :: Family, Law Enforcement

More than half of these victims are underage, with the average age of entry into prostitution being 12 years old....

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Big Island Veterans Treatment Court Recognizes Its First Graduate
By News Release @ 9:22 PM :: 5628 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement, Military

Six veterans are now enrolled in the Hilo and Kona Veterans Treatment Courts since the program’s inception in November 2014....

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Saturday, November 28, 2015
Hawaii 7th Worst Drivers in USA
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 6061 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

Hawaii landed in the top 5 for both drunk driving (4th) and speeding (5th)....

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Saturday, November 21, 2015
Honolulu 2nd Safest City in USA
By News Release @ 11:11 PM :: 5368 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

Violent crime was a primary factor in our analysis, but we also looked at other measures of safety, such as motor vehicle accidents, drug use and excessive drinking....

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Friday, November 20, 2015
Health Dep’t to Use Web-Based Software to Track Marijuana Sales, Inventories
By News Release @ 4:55 PM :: 5331 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

24/7 access to real-time data on medical marijuana inventory, sales, and other tracking information....

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Thursday, November 12, 2015
Hawaii earns a D- for Civil Forfeiture Laws
By News Release @ 2:22 AM :: 7760 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement, Drugs

Hawaii’s civil forfeiture laws are among the nation’s worst....

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Hawaii Now Only State in Nation Without Sex Trafficking Law
By News Release @ 5:52 PM :: 4365 Views :: Law Enforcement

Hawaii and Virginia were the last two states in the nation without a law specifically criminalizing sex trafficking; however, 2015 legislative gains in Virginia left Hawaii behind....

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Friday, October 16, 2015
Fiber optic cables were maliciously cut on Mauna Kea this Summer
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 7256 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, Law Enforcement, OHA

Damage occurred same day a caravan of construction vehicles was turned around by protesters, leading to 11 arrests...

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015
State to Dopers: Follow the Rules or the Police Will Get You
By News Release @ 2:30 AM :: 6215 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

Patients and caregivers who grow their own medical marijuana should be aware of the Hawaii State Department of Health’s new rules governing medical marijuana to avoid getting in trouble with law enforcement....

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015
DLNR: Camping on Mauna Kea Continues to be Prohibited
By News Release @ 2:10 AM :: 7006 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, Law Enforcement, OHA

"...camping in forest reserves and public hunting areas without a permit remains illegal under Hawaii Administrative Rules...."

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Saturday, October 10, 2015
FBI moving against HPD chief, wife--Special Prosecutor Appointed
By Selected News Articles @ 2:48 PM :: 7286 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...subpoenas are going out and an investigative grand jury could hear the case later this year....

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Friday, October 9, 2015
Cost of Illegal Immigration in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 4:05 PM :: 4840 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

The cost of illegal immigration in Hawaii may be associated with several state policies which are friendly towards undocumented workers....

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Feds Demand their Money Back from Dysfunctional Hawaii Medicaid Fraud Unit
By News Release @ 1:40 PM :: 5830 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

...reimbursing OIG for Federal financial participation claimed for costs related to investigations of ineligible cases, to misplaced equipment, and to unallowable costs for equipment....

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Thursday, September 24, 2015
Sen Keith Agaran's Law Partner Seeking Marijuana Dispensary License
By Andrew Walden @ 12:02 AM :: 9981 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement, Politicians, Drugs

Maui attorney Anthony Takitani registered "Maui Medical Marijuana Dispensary, LLC" on September 15, 2015--over two weeks after the August 27, 2015 Disciplinary Board ruling was issued....

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Saturday, September 19, 2015
Guam: Busted Again, Sex Offender Resigns as Rep Bordallo's Chief of Staff
By Selected News Articles @ 5:47 PM :: 6943 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Law Enforcement

...a Navy man told police that Whitt molested him while he slept....

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Hawaii Hits Residents with Wave of New Bans
By Selected News Articles @ 4:19 PM :: 6247 Views :: Environment, Health Care, Law Enforcement
“There is absolutely no reason to ban e-cigarettes”
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Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Illegal Immigration Demographics in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 2:24 AM :: 7523 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

The illegal immigration situation in Hawaii is different than the rest of the country....

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Sunday, September 6, 2015
Mayor’s 9-11 Remembrance Walk to be held Today
By News Release @ 9:03 PM :: 5916 Views :: Law Enforcement, Military

The Remembrance Walk opens with a ceremony at the Honolulu Police Department Headquarters.  The walk proceeds to the Honolulu Fire Department Headquarters on Queen Street for bell ringing ceremonies....

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Sunday, September 6, 2015
New UH Policy: Rape is just another Violation of Political Correctness
By News Release @ 1:55 AM :: 5506 Views :: Higher Education, Law Enforcement

"...identifies how and from whom students, faculty and staff can seek confidential support or report incidents of sex discrimination and gender-based violence...."

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Mainland Homosexual Pleads No Contest to Murdering Boyfriend in Waikiki, Chopping up Body
By News Release @ 2:03 AM :: 4918 Views :: Law Enforcement

...Alex Gonzales' dismembered body was discovered along Mililani Memorial Park Rd in September 2013. Gonzales had been stabbed 55 times....

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Monday, August 24, 2015
Federal Prosecutors Fight Back After Judge Orders Return of $167K Seized from Maui Resident
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:59 PM :: 6164 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

...a federal judge ordered the government return $167,000 law enforcement seized from a motorist driving through Nevada....

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Sunday, August 2, 2015
Prosecutor Defends Policy on Sex Trafficking
By Selected News Articles @ 4:46 PM :: 3980 Views :: Law Enforcement

Sex trafficking became a prosecutor’s priority when I returned to office in 2010.    That year, exactly one pimp was arrested, and in 2011 the respected Polaris Project ranked Hawaii among the worst states for anti-sex trafficking efforts....

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Saturday, August 1, 2015
Assault: HPD Officer Pleads Not Guilty, Asks for Jury Trial
By News Release @ 12:13 AM :: 5587 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 :: 6452 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 9, 2015
Supreme Court Overturns Former Judge’s Ruling on Gambling Case
By News Release @ 4:24 PM :: 6516 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 8, 2015
Cops, Killers, and Corruption in the Aloha State
By News Release @ 2:50 PM :: 7826 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 :: 4800 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 :: 9539 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 :: 6163 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 :: 4340 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 :: 5051 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 :: 4817 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 4, 2015
Former Oahu Probation Officer Charged with Theft, Forgery
By News Release @ 9:13 PM :: 6163 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 :: 7055 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 :: 6017 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 :: 8430 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 8, 2015
Hawaii Has No Hate Crimes (Officially)
By Selected News Articles @ 4:52 AM :: 4971 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 7, 2015
Full Text: Drunk Prosecutor Resigns from Kaneshiro's Office
By News Release @ 10:30 PM :: 6166 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 :: 7057 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 :: 6277 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 :: 6544 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 :: 8715 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 :: 6325 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 4, 2015
Lawsuit Could Legalize Prostitution in Hawaii, Western States
By News Release @ 9:31 PM :: 6660 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 :: 6276 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 8, 2015
Full Text: Senators Propose Kealoha Hand Control of HPD to 'Co-Chiefs'
By News Release @ 2:58 AM :: 4190 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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