The Census Worker Arrested for Trespassing

So everyone wants to know the scoops… well since officially I haven’t been served the subpoena I will say the following:

The census worker, Jay Haas, that was arrested for trespassing on a police officers property in the Puna District, the trial will begin on July 22nd at the Federal Court House on Oahu.

I have been called by about 10 – 15 different media folks asking me about things on this case… I’ve kept my mouth shut… my answers will come out under questioning under oath.

Besides that, as census workers… were not allowed to talk to media folks… so fricking quit calling me from New York at 9:00 your time which ends up being 3:00 AM MY TIME!

Nuff said before I land myself in jail… but like I said… I’ve only been called by the Prosecutors and Attorneys… I haven’t seen any paperwork as yet that says I can’t have MY FREE SPEECH ON MY BLOG right now!

What I have heard… is that the head of the US CENSUS Bureau is coming out to this trial… Jesus… what did I get myself into simply by wanting to help my community out at times?

More Big Island Pot Busts Happened Today

Roger Christie got busted again along with 13 others for growing marijuana according to Hawaii News Now.

The thing I’m curious about… is why are they shipping some of the arrested folks off to Oahu?

Federal drug agents are rounding up suspects in what appears to be a major marijuana bust on the east side of the Big Island. At least 13 have been arrested so far. Several of the suspects were transported on a US Coast Guard C-130 to Oahu

More Here: DEA Rounding up suspects in Big Island Marijuana Bust

Mayor Kenoi Briefs FCC Chairman Genachowski

Photo Courtesy of the Mayor's Office

From the Mayors Office:

Mayor Billy Kenoi and other County officials on Monday briefed Federal Communications Chairman Julius Genachowski on geographic, economic and other issues related to extending the reach of broadband access in the County of Hawai‘i.

The briefing for Chairman Genachowski at the county police station at Kealakehe was requested by U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye, who attended with members of the Senator’s staff. The briefing was followed by a tour of portions of the county in a Hawai‘i Army National Guard Blackhawk helicopter. The flight over North and South Kona, Ka‘u, Puna and South Kohala illustrated the issues the County faces as it seeks to facilitate broadband access for larger numbers of rural residents.

“I invited FCC Chair Genachowski to Hawai‘i to both see the great challenges of our non-contiguous state, as well as the exciting opportunities that a robust broadband investment will bring to Hawai‘i,” said U.S. Senator Inouye. “In particular, our trip to the Big Island was intended to share the rural and remote nature and the importance of federal support to ensure that our residents are not left behind as technology continues to explode forward. I have no doubt that Julius left with a new appreciation and a greater understanding.”

Mayor Kenoi outlined the challenges of delivering reliable broadband wireless access in a 4,028-square-mile county characterized by rough terrain and small, rural communities with large distances between them.

“As the recession ends, we know our economy will recover and grow,” Mayor Kenoi said. “The question is how we will grow, and expanding access to broadband is critical for steering our residents into the higher skill, information-based jobs of the future.”

“Our geography dictates that broadband is key to our educational goals on this island,” Mayor Kenoi said. “It is critically important that we have the best possible communications technology for work, education and government services, including public safety.”

County of Hawai‘i Fire Chief Darryl Oliveira, Police Chief Harry S. Kubojiri, Civil Defense Administrator Quince Mento and Department of Data Systems Director Burt Tsuchiya joined in the briefing to offer their departments’ perspectives on use of broadband connections for public safety purposes, and for more convenient delivery of other  government services.

Mayor Kenoi and other participants also stressed the critical role broadband access will play in areas such as telemedicine, home-based occupations and education.

“Improved broadband access offers new ways to provide and enhance distance learning opportunities in higher education. We can use broadband to create distance learning centers that will connect our students in rural areas with the training and education they need to succeed,” Mayor Kenoi said.

After the helicopter flight, Chairman Genachowski joined in a broadband roundtable discussion in Waimea facilitated by the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement. Senator Inouye and Mayor Kenoi also attended the discussion, which focused on the importance of ensuring that any broadband investment include all native communities — native Americans, Alaska natives and native Hawaiians.