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HPD wrong on mandatory retirement for police officers

July 6th, 2015 · 6 Comments

Like many others, I was surprised by last week’s news that one of the police officers indicted on federal charges stemming from a violent incident at a local game room last September was a 77-year old reserve police officer. Senator Will Espero reacted to the officer’s age, as Civil Beat reported (“How Old Is Too […]

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Tags: Aging & dementia · Crime · Ethics · Politics

Trial of Waimana/Sandwich Isles exec now underway

June 24th, 2015 · 11 Comments

The trial of Al Hee, president of Waimana Enterprises and the brother of former State Senator Clayton Hee, started yesterday with jury selection in Honolulu’s Federal District Court. Judge Susan Mollway is presiding. According to the second superseding indictment filed on March 25, 2015, Hee allegedly pursued a plan to evade taxes by claiming personal […]

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Tags: Business · Court · Crime · environment · Politics

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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