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Entries Tagged as 'Crime'

Could Honolulu police have avoided recent shootings?

October 14th, 2014 · 9 Comments

I think it’s an important question about Honolulu Police Department policies that still needs to be answered. It was initially raised in a recent Star-Advertiser story by Leila Fujimori reviewing a series of police shootings (“Police shootings prompt questions“). More than half of police shootings over the past several years involved officers shooting at people […]

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Tags: Crime · Politics

Victims denial of abuse needs to be put in context

September 13th, 2014 · 18 Comments

It looks like this case of apparent domestic abuse in a public place by a Honolulu police sergeant isn’t going to fade away quickly. That’s good, because it it seems to me there are lessons here for the news media, as well as everybody else. Here’s an excerpt from the Hawaii News Now story broadcast […]

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Tags: Crime

Sharia Law is closer than you think…The Pakistan-Pennsylvania connection

September 12th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Yesterday morning, we happened to hear an NPR story describing the situation in Pakistan, where blasphemy is a capital crime (“Activists Worry Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law Is Being Abused“). It’s a disturbing story. Blasphemy laws were introduced in the subcontinent during the 19th century by British colonial rulers. The aim was to damp down sectarian conflicts […]

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Tags: Crime · Politics

Blogger questions newspaper’s response to theft of subscriber data

June 10th, 2014 · 17 Comments

Thanks to local blogger, Larry Geller, for pursuing issues of corporate responsibility in light of the theft of subscriber records apparently stored by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. The theft came to light when two suspects were charged with credit card fraud and identity theft after allegedly using stolen subscriber information to create fake credit cards which […]

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Tags: Consumer issues · Crime · Media

Rep. Cachola accused of diverting campaign funds to personal use

May 14th, 2014 · 9 Comments

Hawaii News Now reported last night that the Campaign Spending Commission wants state representative and former Honolulu City Council member, Romy Cachola, to repay $64,000 in campaign funds they believe were used to pay for personal expenses. It’s a hefty sum, far beyond the $13,700 spent on meals that former councilman Rod Tam had to […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Crime · Legislature · Politics