A 51-year-old Maui man was the target of Maui Police Department’s Crime Reduction Officers on Wednesday, May 29, after police officers executed a search warrant on a Ha‘iku residence and “recovered” 76 cannabis plants, over a gram of processed cannabis, and drug paraphernalia. Two juveniles were also found in the house, MPD reported. Harry Pahukoa III was arrested on charges … [Read more...] about Ha’iku Man Arrested for Farming: Charges involved illustrate the need for cannabis law reform
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See Robert Angelo star in the one-person show Clarence Darrow at ProArts Playhouse on Saturday, Jan. 13 and Sunday, Jan. 14. The production is the story of the famous attorney known for his principles and humor. The show will not only captivate the audience, but will also teach about high-profile legal cases of the early 20th century. Showtimes are Saturday at 7:30pm … [Read more...] about Robert Angelo portrays Clarence Darrow at ProArts Playhouse in Kihei
Recently, I went into the Maui Community Correctional Center. I was there to meet with the Warden and another official to talk with them about the problems facing MCCC that are becoming increasingly critical, namely the vast overcrowding that is plaguing all jails and prisons in Hawaii. I entered through the guard house, under the high fence topped with razor wire, where I … [Read more...] about What will we do about the ‘egregious overcrowding’ at Maui Community Correctional Center?
Vanessa Chong, longtime executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union Hawaii chapter, will be retiring in early 2018. Chong first joined the ACLU staff in 1981 and became the organization’s executive director in 1984. “Vanessa is leaving us a vital and strong organization and we look forward to a smooth transition,” said ACLU of Hawaii Board President Barbara … [Read more...] about Longtime ACLU Hawaii Executive Director Vanessa Chong to retire in early 2018
It's very easy to read the bad news out of Washington these days and think that we're different out here in Hawaii–protected by Democrats pretty much running everything. In fact, one of the great fears from having the presidency and congress guided by unapologetic white supremacy is that all that hate and fear permeates the nation at the bureaucratic level. Evidence of this … [Read more...] about ACLU Hawaii files disability discrimination complaint to U.S. Homeland Security