1. Friday, Aug. 1 marked the last run of the Sugar Cane Train on the Westside. But the Aug. 2 Maui News reported that “community leaders” are trying to raise money “to temporarily save” the train until a permanent buyer can be located. How much money are they trying to raise? A. $10,000 B. $15,000 C. $20,000 D. $25,000 E. $30,000 2. Maui Police Chief Gary Yabuta … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know Lanai?
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So last week, The Maui News published another of those regular but all-too infrequent summaries of Maui Police discipline against its own. On June 24, the paper reported that the department busted five cops in March and April of this year, ranging in punishment from letters of reprimand to 10-day suspension and transfer–the latter of which fell on an officer for "breaching … [Read more...] about No One Cares About Maui Police Internal Discipline Reports, Right?
A few days after Maui Police Chief Gary Yabuta announced that he was hanging up his hat and moving to Oahu to run a small, federally funded anti-drug office, an employee of the County of Maui stopped me. "What are you guys going to do if they chose a new Maui Police chief who's more to your liking?" the employee asked. I told the employee, who holds a position of some … [Read more...] about Maui Bravely Marches Into 20th Century In Search For New Police Chief
Last week, Maui Police Chief Gary Yabuta announced that he was ending his five-year reign as the department's honcho to head to Oahu for what is apparently a crappier desk job running the Hawaii High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area office thing (click here for more on Yabuta's exit). Anyway, the move seems to have caught the island off-guard, but the brave folks at the Maui … [Read more...] about This Wednesday, May 28: Maui Police Commission To Start Pondering New Chief
You don’t find vice cops who become addicted to methamphetamine that they steal out of police evidence and then pretend to have cancer to mask their addictions in every department. So when a publicist contacted us a few weeks ago, asking if we wanted to review Shards, a new memoir by Allison Moore–the former Maui Police Officer whose own on-the-job meth addiction really did … [Read more...] about ‘A Good Cop’: We read disgraced former Maui cop Allison Moore’s new memoir so you wouldn’t have to