It’s been a helluva year, and that’s not a good thing. For the United States, the watchwords for 2017 have been violence and hatred–against women, African-Americans, immigrants, LGBTQ individuals and basically everyone who isn’t a straight white male. You don’t have to be a master at reading the room to know that greed and ignorance are triumphing over notions of cooperation … [Read more...] about 2017 MauiTime Year In Review
Though they’ve been studying body cameras for the last couple years, the Maui Police Department is only now equipping officers with the devices. According to Gregg Okamoto, the MPD’s public information officer, 89 patrol officers in the Lahaina, Kihei, Hana, Lanai and Molokai districts now wear body cameras. The promise of police officers wearing forward-facing cameras is … [Read more...] about U.S. Senator Brian Schatz wants to make it easier for cops to get body cameras. But will that help the public?
With the executive branch of the federal government now firmly in the hands of a greasy, deranged former game show host bloated with both astonishing narcissism and embarrassing ignorance, and Congress run by craven right-wingers who will let President Baby Donald Trump do what he wants as long as it means they can slash the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, the Department of … [Read more...] about 10 Bills You Need To Know If You Care About Hawaii
I love getting press releases that describe events already nearly a week old. That’s what happened last week when the Maui Police Department notified the public that they “will” conduct yet another test of body cameras for their officers. “Beginning Thursday, August 18, 2016, the Plans, Training, Research & Development Section of the Maui Police Department will conduct a … [Read more...] about Maui Police Department conducting yet another body camera test