Well, another year’s in the books. On the whole, 2015 wasn’t any more disastrous or violent than any other recent year, I suppose (we did get a new Star Wars film out of it), though at times it certainly seemed otherwise. Murder rates have risen in many large American cities, and a series of horrific mass shootings put everyone on edge. The great movie actors Maureen O’Hara, … [Read more...] about 2015 MauiTime Year In Review
[This story has been updated to include Maui Police Chief Tivoli Faaumu's Oct. 22 video message to the public.] It’s another week, and that means another Maui Police Officer has been busted for some form of criminal behavior. If there was ever a time for the Federal Bureau of Investigation to start looking into the Maui PD, it's now. In fact, things are so bad that Maui … [Read more...] about UPDATED–Maui Confidential: Yet another Maui cop arrested for allegedly bribing a witness
Reason #739 that the Mainland U.S. is Lame and Maui is No Ka Oi: we make otherwise clear reporting on police misconduct into a fun game for all ages (well, except for babies who can’t read and people who always vote for Ralph Nader–they’re never any fun). Normally we only get to play a couple times a year, but lately it seems that we’ve been playing once a week. Our latest … [Read more...] about Let’s Play The Maui Police Misconduct Game!
Yeah, kids, another Maui Police Officer has been arrested for driving under the influence. Last week it was MPD employee Rachel Garvin. This week, it's Officer John Salomon: "On June 11th, 2015 at about 01:53 p.m. John SALOMON (39), of Pukalani, was arrested and charged for Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of an Intoxicant and Refusal to Submit to Breath, Blood, or … [Read more...] about Another Maui Police Officer Arrested For Driving Under The Influence
Whoa, the Maui Police Department is in the midst of what we in the journalism profession refer to as a really crappy week. In the last three days or so, two of their own have been or are in the process of being busted for some pretty serious crimes. Let's start with the MPD employee who's been charged with driving under the influence. Her name is Rachel Garvin (pictured … [Read more...] about Two Maui Police personnel busted for DUI, flashing