BLESSINGS, GUARANTEED More and more churches (“hundreds,” according to a June Christianity Today report) offer hesitant parishioners a “money-back guarantee” if they tithe 10 percent (or more) of their income for 90 days–but then feel that God blesses them insufficiently in return. The South Carolina megachurch NewSpring instituted such a program in the 1990s and claims that, … [Read more...] about NOTW: Guaranteed blessings, full-body transplants and BYU urine stunts
Watch out, because the state Legislature is actually on track to doing the right thing in regards to making public the names of bad cops. There have been so many fruitless attempts to undo the disaster that was the 1995 state law exempting police officers from the state's Uniform Information Practices Act that I'm hesitant to write about this latest move. But given some … [Read more...] about Will the Hawaii Legislature finally allow the public to see the names of bad cops?
[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
It doesn’t take long for someone perusing the State of Hawaii’s Uniform Information Practices Act to realize that the so-called “Information Age” hasn’t yet reached our shores. In fact, as far as law enforcement is concerned, our state is still mired in an Age of Exemption. I was reminded of this while reading the May 22 Maui News story “Six Officers Disciplined With … [Read more...] about Why Maui Police Refuse To Name Bad Cops