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Former CEO of condo management firm facing felony charges

December 5th, 2014 · No Comments

Civil Beat is reporting that the Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office has filed charges against former Certified Management CEO Toni Floerke involving the theft of more than $100,000 from three Oahu condo associations. Certified Management is now part of Associa, a Texas-based management corporation. The thefts took place over a number of years and were discovered in […]

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Many court records in federal case involving Police Chief’s wife and family sealed by court order

December 2nd, 2014 · 4 Comments

With the front page of today’s Star-Advertiser devoted largely to the governor’s inauguration, one of the big local stories appears with a headline across the top of the “local” news section. It reports the start of the federal trial of a Honolulu man charged with stealing the mailbox of a Kahala home, which turns out […]

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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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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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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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