According to a tiny, byline-less blurb buried on page 4 of today's Maui News (it's where newspapers hide all their legitimate scoops) sourced to the vaguely sounding "police records," Maui PD Officer Nelson Johnson got arrested again–this time on Monday, Dec. 2. The charge? Guess: "Maui police officer Nelson Johnson has been charged with second-degree assault and two counts of … [Read more...] about Maui Police Officer Nelson Johnson Reportedly Arrested Again For Assault
Dog The Bounty Hunter
Shortly before noon on Wednesday, Nov. 20, Maui Police Officers arrested one of their own–Nelson Johnson–for allegedly assaulting his teenage daughter the night before, according to a Maui PD press release written by Maui PD Lt. Jayson Rego. Here's how Rego's press statement described Johnson's alleged actions: "On November 19, 2013, at 9:40 p.m., The mother of the victim … [Read more...] about Maui Police Officer Nelson Johnson Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting His Teenage Daughter
On April 8, MauiTime Publisher Thomas Russo filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against the County of Maui, Maui Police Chief Gary Yabuta and Maui Police Officer Nelson Johnson over an April 12, 2011 incident involving Russo, Johnson and members of Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman's security entourage. According to the 11-page complaint, "This is an action arising out … [Read more...] about MauiTime Publisher Tommy Russo Sues County of Maui Over April 2011 Dog The Bounty Incident
With little fanfare and no apology, County of Maui has withdrawn the subpoena for all IP addresses in a 24-hour period of online commenters for an April MauiTime story. This marks the end of an absurd drama that has been hanging over MauiTime since the county issued the subpoena in late May. “The Maui Police Department has clearly shown that they’re incompetent, lazy or just a … [Read more...] about MauiTime Subpoena Withdrawn!
Defending Free Speech: It Takes A Village Village Voice Media Steps Up With $1,000 Pledge Toward MauiTime Defense Fund *** As a small, independent media company with limited resources, MauiTime appreciates those stepping up to help defend free speech--and those helping get the word out about attacks against our civil liberties and those of our anonymous online … [Read more...] about Defending Free Speech: It Takes a Village – Village Voice Media Pledges $1,000 To MauiTime Legal Effort (@VillageVoice @AltWeeklies @MauiTime)