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Not just another crime victim: Fighting back with photos

March 15th, 2014 · 33 Comments · Crime, Photographs

I have taken down the burglary photos. The burglar’s family has intervened, after learning about the burglary. We have recovered most of what was taken. We are now trying to negotiate a good outcome with the family, and with the burglar. They recognize that he may have to pay a price, but have been trying […]

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Fight Crime: Can you identify this burglar?

March 15th, 2014 · 13 Comments · Crime, Kaaawa

Do you recognize this man? He’s the one that burglarized our home in Kaaawa about noon on Friday, March 14. He spent about 10 minutes in the house, and left with items in a pillow case taken off from the bed. He did not know that he was being photographed by an automatic, wireless camera. […]

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On becoming another crime statistic

March 15th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Crime

It’s happened again. For the third time in the 26 years we’ve been living in Kaaawa, our house was burglarized yesterday. He–assuming it’s a he–came in a window on the side of the house hidden from view of any neighbors–then left by exiting the sliding door out to the back deck, swag carried in a […]

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California brothers indicted on corruption charges

February 22nd, 2014 · 1 Comment · Court, Crime, Legislature, Politics

Back in November, I called attention to Al Jazeera’s reporting of an FBI sting that netted a pair of California politicians. This week, indictments were returned against California State Senator Ron Calderon and his brother, former Assemblyman Tom Calderon. The brothers face a laundry list of public corruption charges. Al Jazeera’s story includes a link […]

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9th Circuit: Bloggers have same 1st Amendment protection as mainstream media

January 22nd, 2014 · No Comments · Blogs, Crime, Media

A 9th Circuit Court decision last week found that an independent blogger enjoys the same First Amendment protections in a libel action as the mainstream media. The decision came in the case of OBSIDIAN FINANCE GROUP V. COX. Court Description: Defamation. The panel affirmed in part and reversed in part the district court’s judgment awarding […]

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