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Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Latest Cockfighting Arrests ‘No Surprise’ after Hawaii Senate Fails on HB 1980
By News Release @ 6:33 PM :: 628 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement, Drugs

... Five people were arrested over the weekend during what police say was a cockfight raid at a gathering on the Kaloli Drive end of the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision in Puna ....

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Saturday, May 18, 2024
Defend Hawaii: Miske Lawyer Celebrates Kaneshiro Corruption Victory, Tells Feds to Pack Up and Leave
By Court House News @ 2:06 AM :: 3906 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

... The quirky panel of 14 jurors had been coordinating outfits by color most days throughout the duration of trial ....

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Friday, May 17, 2024
Oahu Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Fraudulent Check Scheme
By News Release @ 6:00 PM :: 718 Views :: Law Enforcement

... Judge Helen Gillmor sentenced Phong Duy Le, 49, of Honolulu, Hawaii to 29 months in federal prison ....

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Closing arguments begin in high-profile Hawaii bribery trial
By Court House News @ 2:40 PM :: 861 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

... trial of former Honolulu prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro, businessman Dennis Mitsunaga and co-defendants facing accusations of conspiracy to commit fraud and bribery ....

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Final witness testifies as former prosecutor’s corruption trial draws to a close in Hawaii
By Court House News @ 2:22 PM :: 932 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

... Prosecutors say businessman Dennis Mitsunaga used hefty campaign contributions to exert influence over Hawaii's political landscape ....

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Monday, May 13, 2024
Feds Sentence Another Hawaii Fraudster
By News Release @ 9:21 PM :: 1074 Views :: Law Enforcement

... DeLeon, a former Big Island resident, is required to pay $1,246,850 in restitution to the victims ....

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Monday, May 6, 2024
40,457 Unregistered Cars on Oahu Streets
By News Release @ 3:08 AM :: 1264 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

... 73 percent of those vehicles with expired tags have not been registered in at least five years ....

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Thursday, May 2, 2024
Hawaii Least Drug Problem in USA
By Wallet Hub @ 5:24 AM :: 1183 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Law Enforcement, Drugs

... but Hawaii has the 5th-highest proportion of teenagers offered drugs on school grounds ....

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Saturday, April 20, 2024
HB2526 Goes to Governor: Felony for repeat offenders who drive without a license
By News Release @ 4:26 PM :: 853 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement

... after a McKinley High School student's life was claimed by a habitual traffic offender ....

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Saturday, April 20, 2024
DCCA Revokes Miske Termite License--14 Cases of Price Gouging
By News Release @ 2:58 AM :: 1201 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

... License revocation, $35,000 fine, $22,114.56 restitution ....

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Thursday, April 18, 2024
City’s DMV employees gearing up for LGBTQ+ sensitivity training
By News Release @ 4:37 PM :: 904 Views :: Homelessness, Law Enforcement

... employees will be trained to use an individual’s chosen names and preferred gender pronouns when renewing a Hawaiʻi driver’s license or motor vehicle registration ....

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Victim of bribery scheme testifies in Hawaii prosecutor corruption case
By Court House News @ 5:31 AM :: 1618 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

... A former Honolulu prosecutor is accused of accepting nearly $50,000 from a local engineering firm to go after a former employee with criminal charges ....

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Thursday, April 11, 2024
SB2706: 'Expungement' will help sex offenders find work in Hawaii schools
By Andrew Walden @ 8:44 PM :: 1624 Views :: Education K-12, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

... Examples of offenses which may be eligible for automatic expungement include domestic abuse, harassment by stalking, certain sex offenses, sexual exploitation, promoting pornography for minors, and habitual intoxicated driving ....

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Thursday, April 4, 2024
Studies show Hawaii was correct to pass on dangerous marijuana legalization
By Selected News Articles @ 9:28 PM :: 1458 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

... a huge rush to poison the population ....

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Thursday, March 28, 2024
Criminal Escapes Kauai Jail, Dead After Run Over by Car 
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 2729 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement

... The driver of the vehicle failed to stop to render aid and was last seen making a U-turn toward Kapa‘a ....

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Thursday, March 28, 2024
Hawaii #1 for Jaywalking Tickets
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:03 AM :: 1417 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

... Hawaii hands out an average of 5,000 jaywalking tickets per year, the highest per capita in the nation, but that has done virtually nothing to promote pedestrian safety ....

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Sunday, March 17, 2024
Lets Cut Jaywalkers Some Slack
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:58 AM :: 1492 Views :: Law Enforcement

... a bill moving through the Legislature that would let pedestrians cross the street carefully and responsibly, regardless of whether they are in a crosswalk ....

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Saturday, March 16, 2024
HB2079 Would Legalize Child Kidnapping for Sex Change
By Selected News Articles @ 7:09 PM :: 9816 Views :: Family, Health Care, Law Enforcement

... to allow legal protections for any non-parent with sufficient access and means to remove a child of any age from their home state, and to bring them to Hawaii in the name of receiving “Gender Affirming Care” ....

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Friday, March 15, 2024
Hawaii Homeland Security Announces Plan for 'Targeted Violence Prevention'
By News Release @ 12:59 AM :: 1463 Views :: Education K-12, Law Enforcement

"...a realistic and achievable path to reducing targeted violence in our schools and throughout our community....”

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Friday, March 8, 2024
Soft on Crime: After 41-year Crime Spree, Child Molesting Meth Dealer Gets Something Besides Probation
By News Release @ 3:07 PM :: 2074 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary, Law Enforcement, Drugs

... (he got probation after being) found with methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and an unconscious minor who had no pants and displayed physical indications of sexual assault. At that time, Kinoshita was out on bail for two state felony cases ....

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Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Feds Collect $6.6M in Hawaii Forfeitures
By News Release @ 6:14 PM :: 1443 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

... $6,360,465.69 was collected in criminal actions and $278,322.42 was collected in civil actions ....

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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 :: 1341 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 :: 566 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 :: 4678 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 :: 1513 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 :: 1159 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 :: 1613 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 :: 1179 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 :: 1250 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 :: 1262 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 :: 1344 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 :: 2055 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 :: 1717 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 :: 1529 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 :: 3624 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 :: 3075 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 :: 1533 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 :: 1933 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 :: 1852 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 :: 1969 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 :: 2184 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 :: 1640 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 :: 1921 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 :: 1693 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 :: 4386 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 :: 3727 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 :: 2202 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 :: 2340 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 :: 2206 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 :: 1664 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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