Justice has been on my mind a lot lately. We seemingly hear about non-stop in the media, both in news and entertainment. In fact, cartoonish notions of “American justice” bombard us so much that it’s sometimes difficult to recognize a true injustice when we see it. I thought about this when I got the Hawaii Attorney General’s Aug. 7 news release titled “Hawaii Receives … [Read more...] about Hawaii settlement with drug manufacturer seems a tad small
Eh brah! Just because I had my hazard lights flashing and I was coming up behind you blinking my lights, that didn’t mean you should pull out in front of me and try to slow me down. It meant I had a real life emergency. Why were you a self righteous jerk trying to enforce your own form of local justice? Puleez. You should have pulled over or just gotten out of my way. I was … [Read more...] about Eh Brah: Why were you a jerk when I had an emergency?
NEEDS TO FIND A NEW ROUTE Ran’dell Busch, 27, was in serious condition after being shot on July 26 near the corner of 18th Street and Emmet Street in Omaha, Nebraska. He was also shot in 2014 around the intersection of 18th and Emmet, and in 2012 was shot in a scuffle after running from the corner of 18th and Emmet. FAILED EUROPEAN BUSINESS MODELS Grande Hotel San Calogero, … [Read more...] about NOTW: Deep-fried Slim Fast bars, Texas ‘justice’ and proper cat petting
In late October, six high school students–including Maui High School junior Christopher Kim–were awarded $500 each for their entries in an essay contest on “Meaningful Volunteering and What It Means to Me.” The contest was part of the 2013 Pro Bono Celebration and was sponsored by the Hawaii Access to Justice Commission and the Hawaii State Bar Association. The event was part … [Read more...] about Local Student Wins Justice Commission Essay Contest
NATIVE HAWAIIAN JUSTICE? On June 8, Hawaii Public Radio‘s Wayne Yoshioka filed a great story on a thoroughly lousy subject: the Native Hawaiian Justice Commission’s two-day summit this week on the question of why Native Hawaiians make up “less than a quarter” of the state’s population but “more than 40 percent” of those incarcerated in our prisons (including those on the … [Read more...] about Questioning Native Hawaiian Representation in Prison While MauiTime Wins Two Prestigious AAN Awards