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Former union leader loses bid to blame union for his negligence

May 29th, 2015 · 5 Comments

Gary Rodrigues, the former United Public Workers who served over five years in prison for defrauding his union, lost his bid to force UPW to pay an earlier $850,000 judgement again him. Rodrigues was represented in this case by attorneys Eric Seitz and Della Au Belatti, a state representative who chairs the House Health Committee. […]

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Tags: Court · Crime · Labor · Politics

Felony charge filed for our break-in last year

April 14th, 2015 · 6 Comments

Longtime readers will recall the burglary of our house in March 2014, which was quickly “solved” after we were able to identify the burglar through photos from an internet-enabled camera I had set up in our living room several years ago. The burglar was identified after the photos went viral via Facebook. Well, last week […]

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Tags: Court · Crime

Does HPD really want your critical comments?

April 13th, 2015 · 17 Comments

Early this morning, the Star-Advertiser posted a story on its website, obviously based on info from the police department (“Public’s comments about HPD to be used by inspection team”). Here’s the substance: The Honolulu Police Department is seeking comment on any of its polices and procedures. An international accreditation team will accept public comments Tuesday […]

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What ever happened to the “Wonder Blunder” criminal charges?

January 27th, 2015 · 5 Comments

I was just wondering what has happened to the criminal charges filed against two men who allegedly conned the University of Hawaii out of $200,000 in the failed concert that became known as the “Wonder Blunder”? So I went to the court records to find out the current status of the case. Sean Barriero, of […]

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Tags: Court · Crime · Education

News story unfairly criticizes police response to Manoa break-in

January 16th, 2015 · 11 Comments

I guess all the national attention that has been given to the issues of police accountability have made it easier to criticize local police. But I think a story broadcast earlier this week by Hawaii News Now went over the edge of responsible reporting. HNN reported that owners of two restaurants in Manoa are unhappy […]

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Tags: Crime · Media