1. On Apr. 13, attorneys for Maui Police Officer Kelly Pauole announced that the officer was suing the County of Maui, alleging disability discrimination and workplace retaliation. How many years has Pauole been a Maui Police Officer? A. 2 years B. 6 years C. 10 years D. 16 years E. 21 years 2. There was a blessing ceremony for the new Honoapi‘ilani Highway Realignment … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: What do you know about Maui Police Officer Kelly Pauole?
[NOTE: This story has been updated to include information on why work to replace some of the prison's broken emergency exit doors, which was to have happened by Mar. 30 of this year, still hasn't taken place.] Everyone in Hawaii who even glances at the news knows that Maui Community Correctional Center (MCCC) is a powder keg. It’s been overcrowded for many years, and right … [Read more...] about UPDATED: Inmate frustrations boil over at Maui Community Correctional Center
It took two months, but The Maui News finally ran a story (without a byline, of course) on Feb. 13 on the Hawaii Supreme Court exonerating MauiTime Publisher Tommy Russo. As Civil Beat columnist Brett Oppegaard noted the day before, in a Feb. 12 story, Russo made headlines across Hawaii back in 2012 when two Maui Police Officers arrested him while he was photographing them on … [Read more...] about Maui News takes 2 months to report MauiTime Publisher’s Supreme Court exoneration
Filing a request under Hawaii’s Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA), MauiTime has obtained a copy of the Maui Police Department’s policy regarding its deployment of body worn cameras (BWCs). While I was reporting our Nov. 29, 2017 cover story “What Happened To Accountability,” MPD public information officer Lt. Gregg Okamoto told me the policy was publicly available, but … [Read more...] about Analyzing the Maui Police Department’s policy governing body worn cameras
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