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Her son was one of five teenagers who robbed and shot a Pearl City man during a home invasion 19 years ago. Now the victim has wound up with her house as part of his restitution claim.
Violent crimes involving firearms have risen 24 percent in the last four years. Many of the guns, prosecutors say, were stolen.
At a cost of $3.5 million, Honolulu will equip all its officers with body cameras during the next year — following a step taken by many large urban departments.
Officials say they’re already taking steps to make the facility more escape-proof by adding fences and suspending patient privileges.
Some lawmakers want tighter security at the psychiatric hospital, where seven patients have escaped since 2014, until new facilities are built.
The AG’s office issued a $500,000 warrant for the arrest of Randall Saito, calling him a “dangerous individual” who needs to be off the street.
A bill decriminalizing the possession or sale of pipes, bongs and other drug paraphernalia is cruising through the Legislature, despite strong opposition from prosecutors.
Christian Gutierrez pleaded no contest Thursday to five criminal counts, but 14 others were dropped.
Current databases are inadequate, so ProPublica is organizing a coalition of media outlets to keep better track of these cases.
The suspects have long been known to the Honolulu prosecutor’s office, but no arrests have been made more than 10 months after the slaughter.