First off, the killings last night in Dallas at the conclusion of an otherwise peaceful Black Lives Matter rally was horrible and abhorrent and straight-up mass murder. Five police officers died, and five others (as well as two civilians) were wounded. It was barbaric and horrible. The sniper (and so far, there only seems to have been one) put Dallas law enforcement in an … [Read more...] about The Dallas sniper, bomb-armed robots and the Maui Police Department
There are currently eight members of the Maui Board of Ethics. Each is appointed to five-year terms by the mayor and confirmed by the Maui County Council. According to the county’s website, the Board of Ethics “Initiates, receives, hears and investigates complaints of violations of the County Ethics Code by employees and officers of the County.” It’s also the body that … [Read more...] about Maui County Councilmember Elle Cochran proposes charter amendments to Board of Ethics, planning commissions
We know that the Maui County Liquor Commission’s Oct. 7 selection of Dana “Son of former LC Director Joe” Souza to be the new Liquor Control Director was fast, but was it too fast? Did it, in fact, violate the state’s Sunshine Law? At least one local public official thinks so. “It was a railroad job,” said the official, who requested anonymity. “I have concerns as to how it … [Read more...] about Did the Maui County Liquor Commission violate the Sunshine Law when selecting a new LC Director?
This was a year of great storms, both political and climatic. It’s the year we got the new governor that apparently everyone wanted, and the year some of Maui’s most powerful and infamous police officers decided to hang up their badges (some more willing than others). This was the year Kimo Apana attempted to make a big comeback, while voters made Governor Neil Abercrombie take … [Read more...] about 2014 Maui Year In Review
There's no white smoke pouring out of the Maui Police Department's Wailuku headquarters, but the Maui Police Commission has nonetheless just elected a new pope–er, police chief–and his name is Tivoli Faaumu. That's right, kids: the commission opted to go ABC–"anyone but Clayton–and opted to ignore Deputy Chief Clayton Tom (retired Chief Gary Yabuta's preferred successor) in … [Read more...] about Maui County Police Commission Chooses Capt. Tivoli Faaumu To Be New MPD Chief