Girls Fight at Pahoa High School Caught on Youtube… Interesting Title

Things that make you say hmmmmm?

Once again… we are having our kids posting fights onto youtube.  This one was posted yesterday with the comment “2 girls in Pahoa who can’t scrap for sh*t”

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ak8UZlTlz3Y]

Interesting title “White girls can’t scrap” in that if this fight was provoked because of someone being white… it could be considered a “hate crime” as well.

“Click It or Ticket” Campaign Starts Off on Big Island

Media Release:

The Hawai’i Police Department’s Traffic Services Section organized a sign waving event on Kamehameha Avenue in Hilo on Monday (May 23) to inform motorists that the annual “Click It or Ticket” Campaign for 2011 has started.

Sign wavers alert motorists to the "Click It or Ticket" seat belt and child safety seat enforcement.

Members of Hilo Medical Center’s Trauma Unit and Mothers Against Drunk Drivers supported the Traffic Services Section at the sign waving event.

Sergeant Robert P. Pauole, head of the Traffic Services Section, said roving patrols and seat belt enforcement checkpoints will be set up throughout the Big Island. The effort is part of a national and statewide campaign urging awareness and the use of seat belts. “Although this campaign is from May 23 to June 5, seat belt and child restraint citations are issued year round,” Pauole said.

Hawai’i law requires seat belts for those riding in the front seat and those 17 and under riding in the back seat. The fine for a seat belt violation is $92.

Police will enforce child passenger restraint laws and will ticket drivers if children under the age of four are not properly restrained in a child safety seat—or in a booster seat until age 7. Child restraint and booster seat violators must go to court. They face a fine of $100-$500 (depending upon the number of offenses) and must attend a mandatory four-hour class.

National statistics have shown that the use of seat belts is the single most effective step drivers and passengers can take to protect themselves in a traffic crash.

According to a statewide survey taken in June 2010, Hawai’i County had a seat belt usage rate of 96.7 percent, while the overall statewide usage rate was 97.62 percent. According to a statewide survey taken in January 2010, Hawai’i County had child restraint use rate of 89.39 percent, while the overall statewide usage rate was 89.93 percent.

Domestics Lead to Murder in Hawaii Resort

Media Release:

A Washington man has been arrested for murder in connection with a fatal domestic disturbance at a resort on the Kohala Coast.

At 11:18 p.m. Monday (May 23), South Kohala police responded to an emergency call at a resort on North Kaniku Drive. They learned that resort employees had received calls from guests reporting screams coming from a guest room. Resort security and staff rushed to the room, where one of them witnessed a woman inside being struck on the head with an object. The employees obtained entry into the room, called 911 and held the suspect until police arrived.

Fire Rescue personnel took the woman to North Hawai’i Community Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 12:23 a.m. Tuesday.

The victim has been identified as 44-year-old Susan Brockert of Bellevue, Washington. An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.

Responding officers arrested 46-year-old Philip Howard Zimmerman, also of Bellevue Washington. Zimmerman and Brockert were registered at the resort together.

Zimmerman is being held at the Kona police cellblock on suspicion of second-degree murder while detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section continue the investigation.

“Get A Job… The Movie” to Screen at Honoka’a Peoples Theater

The “People’s Choice Award” for Best Feature Film at the Big Island Film Festival was the movie “Get a Job“.

Writer and Director of Get a Job Brian Kohne with Big Island Film Festival Director Leo Sears and Actor/Musician Eric Gilliom

It has been selected to screen at the Honoka’a Peoples Theater beginning tomorrow night and running through Sunday evening.

For more information check out the Honoka’a Peoples Theater.