Back in October, when stories of Maui Police officers getting arrested for all manner of alleged crimes seemed to pop up in the news on a nearly weekly basis, we called on the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to just take a can-opener to the department. "If there was ever a time for the Federal Bureau of Investigation to start looking into the Maui PD, it’s now," we … [Read more...] about Hawaii News Now reports FBI investigating Maui Police theft/bribery case
Well, another year’s in the books. On the whole, 2015 wasn’t any more disastrous or violent than any other recent year, I suppose (we did get a new Star Wars film out of it), though at times it certainly seemed otherwise. Murder rates have risen in many large American cities, and a series of horrific mass shootings put everyone on edge. The great movie actors Maureen O’Hara, … [Read more...] about 2015 MauiTime Year In Review
1. The Obama Administration has selected Maui County Councilmember Elle Cochran to serve on what federal committee, according to an Oct. 15 Maui County Council press release? A. National Highways Council’s coordinating committee B. National Ocean Council’s governance coordinating committee C. National Education Fund’s local policy committee D. National Healthcare Council’s … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know Maui County Councilmember Elle Cochran’s federal appointment?
[This story has been updated to include Maui Police Chief Tivoli Faaumu's Oct. 22 video message to the public.] It’s another week, and that means another Maui Police Officer has been busted for some form of criminal behavior. If there was ever a time for the Federal Bureau of Investigation to start looking into the Maui PD, it's now. In fact, things are so bad that Maui … [Read more...] about UPDATED–Maui Confidential: Yet another Maui cop arrested for allegedly bribing a witness
Reason #739 that the Mainland U.S. is Lame and Maui is No Ka Oi: we make otherwise clear reporting on police misconduct into a fun game for all ages (well, except for babies who can’t read and people who always vote for Ralph Nader–they’re never any fun). Normally we only get to play a couple times a year, but lately it seems that we’ve been playing once a week. Our latest … [Read more...] about Let’s Play The Maui Police Misconduct Game!