Archive for December, 2010

An Open Letter to President Obama: Please Pardon Rev. Roger Christie

Dear Mr. President, I trust Aloha Spirit to imbue my request with brotherly love for a friend in which it is written. Mahalo nui loa, Mr. President, for your compassionate, essential consideration of a pre-trial post-Christmas pardon for THC Ministry founder, Reverend Roger Christie. Reverend Roger has been imprisoned-without-trial in Honolulu since July 8th. Blatant  ‘false witness’...
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Drug Policy 2010

Drug Policy 2010

Thanks to Tony Newman and AlterNet for pointing out several noteworthy, incremental shifts that happened in drug policy during 2010. There is one MAJOR victory that bears special mention because it is happening right NOW. The wrongful imprisonment-with...
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23 Million Dollars Stolen On Maui

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White Collar Crime Is Hawaii’s Dirty Little Secret. Kimura Busted In 20 Year Multimillion Dollar Ponzi Scheme On Maui. Grow or sell pot and you are called a danger and may even get no bail — look at Roger Christie. But steal 23 million dollars over 20 years and you are free to roam...
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Truck Kills Captain Cook Man Riding Moped

Big Island Police Report…. A 23-year-old Captain Cook man died Monday (December 20) at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu from injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle/moped crash which occurred on Saturday (December 18) at the intersection of Queen Kaahumanu Highway and Kealakehe Parkway. The victim was identified as Kainoa Austin Abril of a Captain...
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Jury Nullification, Pat Robertson, and Marijuana Prohibition

Last week, a Montana judge admitted that it was increasingly difficult for the courts to seat a jury liable to convict over simple possession of marijuana. This week, Reverend Pat Robertson is promoting the reform of America’s draconian drug laws: “We’re locking up people that take a couple of puffs of marijuana and the next thing...
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