Today, Saturday, June 28, 2014, from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. the Department of the Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney had a training on digital evidence at the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law for its attorneys and investigators, as well as some law enforcement guests. We had a really good U.S. mainland speaker on the topic, a former prosecutor who is now with a digital evidence company. Through technology, we can find the whereabouts, communication, and thoughts of humans. However, U.S. and Hawaii privacy laws are strict and can personally penalize law enforcement individuals for discovery that isn’t narrowly focused to the truth of the matter in the case among other issues. The laws send a clear message that government must be very careful and responsible with their access to digital information.
Monthly Archives: June 2014
Digital Evidence Training
U.S. World Cup Team in the Final 16
I’m proud of the United States World Cup team for advancing to the final 16 teams. We got a 0-1 loss to Germany, but the team still had a good performance and enough points to get out of the bracket known as the “group of death” because of the top class teams in it: Germany (ranked #2 in the world), Portugal (ranked #4 in the world), Ghana (ranked #37 in the world and have eliminated the U.S. in the 2006 World Cup 2-1 in the group stage and in the 2010 World Cup after over time 2-1 in the round of 16), and the United States (ranked #13 in the world). I hope we do well against Belgium next Tuesday, July 1, 2014.
As of 6/27/2014, I have 547 convictions (528 convictions from pleas and 19 convictions from trials).
13 convictions for 6/24/14, 6/25/14, 6/26/14, & 6/27/14.
I got 13 convictions from plea agreements for 6 Honolulu District Court criminal misdemeanor calendars on 6/24/14, 6/25/14, 6/26/14, & 6/27/14.
Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Task Force
I attended the medical marijuana dispensaries task force meeting today, Tuesday, June 24, 2014 from 9 AM to 11 AM at the Hawaii State Capitol.
2-2 Tie Between the United States and Portugal in the World Cup
Great playing by the United States against Portugal in the 2-2 tie. We were so close to winning. If only the game ended 30 seconds earlier. Now onwards against Germany on Thursday. We have a good chance to advance.
U.S.A vs. Portugal
U.S.A. vs. Portugal. Go United States!
534 Convictions as of 6/20/2014
As of 6/20/2014, I have 534 convictions (515 convictions from plea agreements and 19 convictions from trials).
I got 9 convictions through plea agreements from 6 criminal misdemeanor calendars in Honolulu District court on 6/16/2014, 6/18/2014, and 6/20/2014.
Sister Lara’s Birthday
Celebrated my sister Lara’s birthday this evening, June 12, 2014 with my parents at Mariposa restaurant in Neiman Marcus. My sister Mia and her family is in the Bay Area, California.
15 Convictions from 4 Honolulu District Court Calendars on 6/9/2014 and 6/12/2014
I called 4 calendars in Honolulu District Court on 6/9/2014 and 6/12/2014 and got 15 convictions from plea agreements.
15 Convictions for 4 calendars in Honolulu District Court on 6/3/2014 and 6/5/2014
I called 4 calendars in Honolulu District Court on 6/3/2014 and 6/5/2014 and got 15 convictions (13 convictions from plea agreements and 2 convictions from a trial).
21 Convictions for 4 Honolulu District Court calendars on 5/27/14 and 5/29/14
I called 4 Honolulu District Court calendars on 5/27/14 and 5/29/14 and got 21 convictions (20 convictions from plea agreements and 1 conviction from a trial).
Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui Reception
On Tuesday, June 10, 2014, I attended a reception at Highway Inn in Kaka’ako that was hosted by my friend Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui who I served with in the Hawaii State Legislature. We both were first elected to the legislature in 2002. Shan is just a genuine and kind person, an important quality that is needed in the leaders of Hawaii. Too often leaders resort to anger and other negative forms of behavior. Lt. Governor Tsutsui is one of the good ones we have out there to lead our State.
Won 2 Park Closure Cases in Trial
Today, Thursday, June 5, 2016, I litigated and won 2 cases where the Defendant was in Kuhio Beach Park when it was closed in violation of section 10-1.2(a)(12) of the Revised Ordinances of Honolulu.
Move Above Them
When it comes to negative people, just handle them as best as you can, and move above them so they can’t pull you down. – Jon Riki Karamatsu, 6/3/2014 –
Goals give me a purpose to live. – Jon Riki Karamatsu, 6/3/2014 –
I constantly seek the high I get from Love, Exercise, Goals, and Achievements. – Jon Riki Karamatsu, 6/3/2014 –