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Another example of the cross-over between Hawaiian sovereignty and right-wing antigovernment groups

July 8th, 2015 · 8 Comments

The FBI is looking for a local woman who disappeared just two weeks before her scheduled trial on multiple charges of conspiracy, fraud, money laundering, and is now considered a fugitive. Jennifer Mctigue apparently dropped out of sight after both of her codefendants, including her close friend, Sakara Blackwell, entered guilty pleas and agreed to […]

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Tags: Court · Crime · History · Politics

New book from one of Hawaii’s top investigative reporter

July 7th, 2015 · 2 Comments

If you’re a regular visitor to this blog, you will definitely want to read the forthcoming book by longtime investigative reporter, Jim Dooley. “Sunny Skies, Shady Characters: Cops, Killers, and Corruption in the Aloha State,” is scheduled to be published in August by the University of Hawaii Press. Here’s the publisher’s blurb: For thirty years […]

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A stark listing of Hawaii organized crime killings in the 1960s and 1970s

July 7th, 2015 · 8 Comments

Sifting through more of my old files yesterday turned up a list of the more than 50 organized crime-related murders in Hawaii in the later 1960s through much of the 1970s, along with a smaller number of attempted murders and disappearances. This was a period during which Hawaii was experiencing explosive growth, which in turn […]

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HPD wrong on mandatory retirement for police officers

July 6th, 2015 · 6 Comments

Like many others, I was surprised by last week’s news that one of the police officers indicted on federal charges stemming from a violent incident at a local game room last September was a 77-year old reserve police officer. Senator Will Espero reacted to the officer’s age, as Civil Beat reported (“How Old Is Too […]

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Tags: Aging & dementia · Crime · Ethics · Politics

Trial of Waimana/Sandwich Isles exec now underway

June 24th, 2015 · 11 Comments

The trial of Al Hee, president of Waimana Enterprises and the brother of former State Senator Clayton Hee, started yesterday with jury selection in Honolulu’s Federal District Court. Judge Susan Mollway is presiding. According to the second superseding indictment filed on March 25, 2015, Hee allegedly pursued a plan to evade taxes by claiming personal […]

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