Posts Tagged ‘ corruption ’

Medical Marijuana Patients In Hawaii County Are Under Attack

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Medical Marijuana Patients In Hawaii County Are Under Attack

Police take 1 1/2 hours to respond to a 911 call for help, then blame the patient On December 28, 2010, in the Hawaiian Acres subdivision, medical marijuana patient Brad Snow caught a man in his yard stealing his medical marijuana plants. He immediately called 911, and was immediately put on hold. Eventually he got...
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Fulton County Georgia Grand Jury asked to consider Criminal Charges against 14 Federal Judges

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Fulton County Georgia Grand Jury asked to consider Criminal Charges against 14 Federal Judges

Posted with permission from author William M. Windsor The Fulton County Georgia Grand Jury has been asked to consider criminal charges against 14 Atlanta federal judges. The Grand Jury has been presented with the facts regarding judicial corruption and criminal acts by federal judges with the United States District Court for the Northern...
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County To Hear Ethics Complaint Alleging BOH Sweetheart Deal

Local gadfly Dan Cole has a bone to pick with Hawaii County’s political culture. As a matter of fact, he’s mad as hell and he’s not going to take it anymore. On January 27, 2011, Cole filed a complaint with the County of Hawai`i Board of Ethics. Cole’s narrative goes something like this:  Over the past...
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Update: Hawaii County Prosecutor Jay Kimura Quiting

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This is an update on the story I wrote  yesterday, the news is bigger than I was aware of at the time. Jay Kimura the Hawaii county prosecutor himself is resigning, that according to a Hawaii Tribune Herald article this morning by John Burnett. Kimura’s resignation will be effective April 1st according to the...
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The Benefits of Being Politically Connected

The Benefits of Being Politically Connected

In 1991, Lydia Hemmings was convicted of five class C felonies: one count of second-degree theft and four counts of second-degree forgery. In July, 2010, Lydia Hemmings, wife of State Senator Fred Hemmings, pled guilty to reduced charges of third-degree theft in a plea agreement. She had been accused of stealing from...
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