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Ian Lind

Ian Lind is an award-winning investigative reporter and columnist who has been blogging daily for more than 20 years. He has also worked as a newsletter publisher, public interest advocate and lobbyist for Common Cause in Hawaii, peace educator, and legislative staffer. Lind is a lifelong resident of the islands. Read his blog here. Opinions are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect Civil Beat's views.
Group Occupying Honolulu Pot Farm Faces Deadline To Move Out Instagram

Group Occupying Honolulu Pot Farm Faces Deadline To Move Out

A judge ruled in favor of the property owners and signed an order directing police or sheriffs to remove the defendants and their supporters.

Standoff In Waipahu: Hawaiian Rights ‘Army’ Has Illegally Occupied A Private Pot Farm Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Standoff In Waipahu: Hawaiian Rights ‘Army’ Has Illegally Occupied A Private Pot Farm

The owners of the 5-acre site intended to grow medical marijuana have a court order to remove the activists who are refusing to leave.

FBI Arrests Miske Witness After Waianae Harbor Confrontation Occupied Forces Hawaii Army website

FBI Arrests Miske Witness After Waianae Harbor Confrontation

Lindsey Kinney faces a federal charge of interstate transmission of threats.

The ‘Miske Enterprise’: Trial For The Accused Crime Boss Is Being Postponed Again John Pritchett/Civil Beat/2020

The ‘Miske Enterprise’: Trial For The Accused Crime Boss Is Being Postponed Again

Defense attorneys say there is too much evidence being turned over by the government to analyze in a short time, including more than 700,000 pages of documents, wiretap recordings of numerous telephones and dozens of forensic reports.

Bad Blood Between Crime Boss And His Son’s Friend Started Over Stolen Watch, Plea Says FBI

Bad Blood Between Crime Boss And His Son’s Friend Started Over Stolen Watch, Plea Says

A year before Mike Miske blamed Jonathan Fraser for the fatal car accident that killed Miske’s son, he had Fraser beaten for stealing a gold Rolex, the agreement says. Miske is accused of later ordering Fraser’s murder.

Miske’s Hawaii Kai Home Is For Sale, But He’s Unlikely To Get The Proceeds Honolulu Board of Realtors

Miske’s Hawaii Kai Home Is For Sale, But He’s Unlikely To Get The Proceeds

The waterfront property has been encumbered by the federal government’s intent to seek its forfeiture if Miske is convicted on the charge of racketeering conspiracy.

Kauhi’s Guilty Plea Strengthens The Conspiracy Case Against Mike Miske Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2015

Kauhi’s Guilty Plea Strengthens The Conspiracy Case Against Mike Miske

Prosecutors have now wrapped up plea deals with at least 10 members or associates of what is being referred to as the Miske Enterprise.

Miske Defense Says It Isn’t Getting Key Evidence Against Him John Pritchett/Civil Beat/2020

Miske Defense Says It Isn’t Getting Key Evidence Against Him

Despite a massive transmission of evidence, an attorney for the accused crime boss says many documents are missing or blacked out, hampering his defense.

Another Miske Case Defendant Released Pending Trial John Pritchett/Civil Beat/2020

Another Miske Case Defendant Released Pending Trial

Kaulana Freitas is alleged to have been part of a “chemical attack” on a Honolulu nightclub among other charges related to the Miske criminal enterprise.