Maui siblings charged in police beating - News

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WAILUKU>> An off-duty Maui police officer says he was the target of a racial epithet before he was beaten by three teenagers and their fathers.
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rudeman

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Could be the other way around:
The 1999 "Police Officer of the Year" for Hawaii has sued the Kauai Police Department, claiming she was punished for reporting a claim by a drug dealer that a sergeant was selling protection against drug arrests.
Officer Darla Abbatiello's lawsuit, filed yesterday in U.S. District Court in Honolulu by attorney Margery Bronster, former state attorney general, names as defendants acting Chief KC Lum, retired acting Chief Willie Ihu, Assistant Chief Gordon Isoda of the Investigations Division, Lt. Dean Pigao, who formerly headed the vice squad, and Sgt. Irvil Kapua, who allegedly was paid the protection money.
Lum was off island, and the county spokeswoman did not return calls seeking comment.
The suit alleges violations of Abbatiello's civil rights and violations of the Whistleblower's Protection Act.
The lawsuit is the second to be filed against the police department by a veteran officer working narcotics cases. Last year, Sgt. Mark Begley sued the department claiming then-vice squad head Lt. Martin Curnan was involved in an assault on Begley after Begley complained of ties between vice squad members and organized crime figures on Kauai.
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So all cops bad?
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<quoted text>Obviously she didn't read the article. When you tell someone "You're under arrest", you're on-duty. Why did the hearing occur so soon? Probably because there is a vast difference between assault and attempted murder.
Obviously when three punks are trying to attack you, punching them in the face is justifiable, to include turning one into a Jack-O-Lantern. When someone is damaging your mailbox as well as your neighbors, it gives you reason to inquire. In this case, the mailboxes are on the makai side of the road, across the street from the homes.
Perhaps if Stephanie cooperated with the police and shared information, they could help her. Perhaps ascertaining the facts before performing the projectile vomiting would help too.
Thank you
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In my opinon if he was a SMART COP he would have waited for back up and no act like RAMBO.... then cry when he get lickings........ another JOKE
Most of these cops anyway think that they are above the law just because their job trained them how to kill.
24 Feb 05 Star Bulletin:

The latest alleged incident stems from a Monday confrontation at Larry's Discount Wheel and Tire at 94-867 Farrington Highway.
Owner Larry Woodward said the man -- who Woodward did not know was a police officer at the time -- had come to his shop complaining about damage to a 20-inch tire he had bought for his Camaro a couple of months ago.
"He pointed to a bubble on the tire and said,'What are you going to do about this?'" Woodward said. "I said,'Nothing, this is from a pothole.'"
Woodward said the man got irate and pushed him with "both hands and his belly."
Woodward said the man followed him inside his shop, and Woodward asked him to leave. Instead, the man responded, "I'm a policeman, I can do anything I want," according to Woodward.
"I asked for him to show me a badge, and he said,'I'll show you a badge,' and he grabbed his genitals and said,'This is all I need for identification,'" Woodward said.
Woodward said the man finally drove off when Woodward said he was going to call the police. When officers arrived, Woodward gave them the man's license plate number and said police confirmed that he was a police officer.
"They were dumbfounded," Woodward said. "So was I.... Who would give this guy a badge?"
After filing a police report, Woodward said he received a phone call from a man he recognized as the irate police officer. He said the officer told him: "You're a dead man. I'm going to kill you."
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You inbred supporter. These family, they weeds smoking punks. I get friends in the area and they punks. The cop he good. Slap yo head!
An ex-Honolulu police officer, arrested last year for accepting $1,000 to provide protection for a methamphetamine transaction, was sentenced yesterday to 2 1/3 years' federal imprisonment on lesser weapons charges.

James Leslie Corn Jr. accepted a plea agreement, pleading guilty to two counts of possessing a firearm as a user of an illegal drug. The weapons in both cases were unregistered.

The plea deal dropped the charge of possession with the intent to distribute as an aider or abettor 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, which carries a possible 10-year sentence.

One of the firearms charges stems from Corn, an admitted cocaine A D D I C T, selling a .32-caliber pistol in February 2005 to an undercover officer he believed to be a criminal trafficking narcotics, Assistant U.S. Attorney Tom Brady said.

The other charge resulted from a handgun being found in Corn's car on Aug. 25, 2005, after officers arrested him for accepting $1,000 from an undercover officer posing as a drug dealer, Brady said.

The money was paid for supplying protection during what Corn believed to be an "ice" transaction at Starbucks in Ward Centre moments earlier.
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November 9, 2006 Bulletin

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Most of these cops anyway think that they are above the law just because their job trained them how to kill.
24 Feb 05 Star Bulletin:
The latest alleged incident stems from a Monday confrontation at Larry's Discount Wheel and Tire at 94-867 Farrington Highway.
Owner Larry Woodward said the man -- who Woodward did not know was a police officer at the time -- had come to his shop complaining about damage to a 20-inch tire he had bought for his Camaro a couple of months ago.
"He pointed to a bubble on the tire and said,'What are you going to do about this?'" Woodward said. "I said,'Nothing, this is from a pothole.'"
Woodward said the man got irate and pushed him with "both hands and his belly."
Woodward said the man followed him inside his shop, and Woodward asked him to leave. Instead, the man responded, "I'm a policeman, I can do anything I want," according to Woodward.
"I asked for him to show me a badge, and he said,'I'll show you a badge,' and he grabbed his genitals and said,'This is all I need for identification,'" Woodward said.
Woodward said the man finally drove off when Woodward said he was going to call the police. When officers arrived, Woodward gave them the man's license plate number and said police confirmed that he was a police officer.
"They were dumbfounded," Woodward said. "So was I.... Who would give this guy a badge?"
After filing a police report, Woodward said he received a phone call from a man he recognized as the irate police officer. He said the officer told him: "You're a dead man. I'm going to kill you."
So, let me see if I understand this. The above noted incident means that most all police officers have been trained to kill and that makes think they are above the law, right? That is not logical. As a matter of fact, I believe your argument is fallacious because it is built upon a sweeping generalization. By the way, the former police officer you cited is was imprisoned and is no longer a police officer.

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oops- was imprisoned
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They are not above the law. They act stupid, they get penalized. Check out the Maui News where three officers got fired for a reported misconduct.
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The 1999 "Police Officer of the Year" for Hawaii has sued the Kauai Police Department, claiming she was punished for reporting a claim by a drug dealer that a sergeant was selling protection against drug arrests.
Officer Darla Abbatiello's lawsuit, filed yesterday in U.S. District Court in Honolulu by attorney Margery Bronster, former state attorney general, names as defendants acting Chief KC Lum, retired acting Chief Willie Ihu, Assistant Chief Gordon Isoda of the Investigations Division, Lt. Dean Pigao, who formerly headed the vice squad, and Sgt. Irvil Kapua, who allegedly was paid the protection money.
Lum was off island, and the county spokeswoman did not return calls seeking comment.
The suit alleges violations of Abbatiello's civil rights and violations of the Whistleblower's Protection Act.
The lawsuit is the second to be filed against the police department by a veteran officer working narcotics cases. Last year, Sgt. Mark Begley sued the department claiming then-vice squad head Lt. Martin Curnan was involved in an assault on Begley after Begley complained of ties between vice squad members and organized crime figures on Kauai.
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The police in hawaii are crooked. i have been telling you that for years, because i happen to know and it is sad but true.
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The police in hawaii are crooked. i have been telling you that for years, because i happen to know and it is sad but true.
some are..but the biggest oproblem is incompetence.
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police training now seems to be much much inferior to those of 20 to 30 years ago.
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They just gotta deal with more stupid peopl.
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They just gotta deal with more stupid people.
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Heard back then was better. You can beat the crap out of people and they just go home. Now everyone is a cry baby.
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If you were below five feet before, you couldn't be a cop. Nowadays, you can be one foot and still get accepted to participate in police training. You can be merely a high school graduate but will be accepted as a cop recruit. Small kids can beat you up with their manual fighting skills but you can still become a police sleuth.
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Heard back then was better. You can beat the **** out of people and they just go home. Now everyone is a cry baby.
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Yeah, in Hawaii and almost everywhere else in this country.
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The police in hawaii are crooked. i have been telling you that for years, because i happen to know and it is sad but true.
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police training now seems to be much much inferior to those of 20 to 30 years ago.
true..HPD is ok..I just don't rely on them to prevent or solve crimes.
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This is one of the reasons I don't want to go back home to Maui. I left Maui to go to school and make a better life for myself and my family, and maybe one day return. Then I hear about incidents like this and it makes me shake my head at the very island I was born and raised on.

It may sound like vengeful ranting, but I truly believe these kids and parents should be beaten and thrown in jail for the rest of their lives. I mean, where do those kids get off thinking that they were right in beating a man for protecting his property. The same goes for their parents, not only does it seem that they condone such actions, but it seems that they encourage it.

I would honestly love to fly back to see the trial and watch them try to defend themselves. I can picture myself laughing in the back.

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alice wrote:
<quoted text>true..HPD is ok..I just don't rely on them to prevent or solve crimes.
The article was for MPD officer, not HPD. Get back to reality an post for quality not quantity.
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guess the youth of today no longer have respect for the police, nor do their parents. Says alot about where our society is headed
That's because the liberals won't let parents punish their kids, won't allow prayer in school, won't allow judges to impose maximum sentences.....

Our country is reaping what we've sown.

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