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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

Media treating police chief’s wife with kid gloves?

December 31st, 2014 · 4 Comments

Did you catch the story broadcast by Hawaii News Now last night which reported on a lawsuit filed against City Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro for malicious prosecution? The lawsuit was brought by one of the people charged in a case involving illegal gambling machines. The case was thrown out amid charges of prosecutorial misconduct. According to […]

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Tags: Court · Crime · Politics

Police Commission chair should resign in wake of yesterday’s extraordinary action in federal court

December 17th, 2014 · 12 Comments

Yesterday’s extraordinary events in Honolulu’s Federal District Court, and the response of the chairman of the Honolulu Police Commission, demonstrated again that “police accountability” is a contradiction in terms here in our fair city. It’s time for the commission chairman to step down, and for new leadership to shake up the commission and its approach […]

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Tags: Court · Crime · Labor · Politics

Did mistrial in mailbox case result from deliberate or negligent testimony by HPD chief?

December 6th, 2014 · 2 Comments

I have to admit now knowing quite what to think when I read about the mistrial triggered by Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha’s testimony this week in the federal trial of a relative of his wife accused of stealing the mailbox from the Kealoha home. The judge in the case declared a mistrial after Kealoha […]

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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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