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Throwback Thursday: From my time in the Oahu Community Correctional Center

August 13th, 2015 · 2 Comments

And this time it’s back to 1981, and the identification badge issued when I was teaching an introductory class in political science in the Oahu Community Correctional Center’s Hoomana School, deep in the middle of OCCC. Meda had been teaching at OCCC for several semesters, and found it to be educational and rewarding, so I […]

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Tags: Crime · Education · History · Photographs

More homeless trouble in Kakaako reported

August 11th, 2015 · 8 Comments

The State’s Department of Public Safety, which runs the prison system and the state sheriffs, has received emergency approval to hire private security guards for its administrative offices on Ala Moana due to “increasingly confrontational” acts apparently committed by homeless campers around the building. According to an emergency procurement request submitted the the department last […]

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Tags: Consumer issues · Crime · Politics

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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Tags: Crime · History · Politics

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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Tags: Crime · History