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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.
Under a proposed bill, more than 200 people convicted of misdemeanors could be released from custody to help relieve jail overcrowding.
The massive recommendations of a once-a-decade task force are moving ahead, despite concerns that some go too far.