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Man Takes Plea Deal In Kaena Point Albatross Killings Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Man Takes Plea Deal In Kaena Point Albatross Killings

Christian Gutierrez pleaded no contest Thursday to five criminal counts, but 14 others were dropped.

Civil Beat Joins National Effort To Document Hate Incidents ProPublica

Civil Beat Joins National Effort To Document Hate Incidents

Current databases are inadequate, so ProPublica is organizing a coalition of media outlets to keep better track of these cases.

Denby Fawcett: Why Are Kaena Point Albatross Killers Still Free? Courtesy: Pacific Rim Conservation

Denby Fawcett: Why Are Kaena Point Albatross Killers Still Free?

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.

Untested Rape Kits: Hawaii Isn’t The Only State Struggling With A Backlog Flickr.com/Tex Texin

Untested Rape Kits: Hawaii Isn’t The Only State Struggling With A Backlog

Hawaii has contributed more than 30,000 offender profiles to a federal DNA database.
Hawaii Lawmakers: No Guns For Stalkers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers: No Guns For Stalkers

A House bill would ban sales of firearms and ammunition to those convicted of misdemeanor stalking or sexual assault.
Lawmakers Consider Releasing Some Offenders To Relieve Overcrowding Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers Consider Releasing Some Offenders To Relieve Overcrowding

Under a proposed bill, more than 200 people convicted of misdemeanors could be released from custody to help relieve jail overcrowding.

‘Smart On Crime’: Lawmakers Take Up Wide-Ranging Reforms Flickr: James Cridland

‘Smart On Crime’: Lawmakers Take Up Wide-Ranging Reforms

The massive recommendations of a once-a-decade task force are moving ahead, despite concerns that some go too far.

US Marine Found Guilty of Murder Olongapo City Police

US Marine Found Guilty of Murder

The serviceman met a trans woman at a disco and subsequently killed her in a hotel room after a fight broke out during sex.
Did Fraud Lead to Maui Murder Conviction? Sara Lin/Civil Beat

Did Fraud Lead to Maui Murder Conviction?

A federal judge must decide if he and other judges were duped into keeping a convicted killer behind bars.

Hawaii Is Spending Tens Of Millions To Lock Up Low-Level Drug Offenders Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Hawaii Is Spending Tens Of Millions To Lock Up Low-Level Drug Offenders

Lawmakers approved a pilot program to divert low-risk drug offenders to treatment instead of prison. But, a year later, it’s stuck in bureaucratic limbo.

Honolulu Pays $190K To Settle Jailhouse Death Lawsuit Submitted

Honolulu Pays $190K To Settle Jailhouse Death Lawsuit

Family members suspected Luis Lopez was murdered after his arrest by Honolulu police for driving under the influence.
Honolulu Police, The FBI And The So-Called ‘Ferguson Effect’ Flickr: Mike Tigas

Honolulu Police, The FBI And The So-Called ‘Ferguson Effect’

The FBI director says crime might be going up because cops are becoming more timid under intense scrutiny of police actions. That doesn't appear to be the case in Honolulu.
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