Monday, August 15, 2011

ENOUGH TO GO AROUND

ENOUGH TO GO AROUND: It's been a "when it rains it pours" weekend regarding the office of Prosecuting Attorney Shaylene Iseri- Carvalho with an inundation of "tips" regarding supposed wrongdoing on her part.

We haven't been able to develop any of them even far enough to offer a "blind item" but we can only wonder whether it's dear Shay's office or another inept institution that prompted our local newspaper to start publishing the names of victims of crime today.

In an article regarding "recent indictments"- or, as the lede referred to, "recent arraignments," which is a totally different animal- we learned that:

Ki Anthony Banquel, 30, `Ele`ele, is charged with felony abuse of family or household members, and second degree terroristic threatening.

On June 15, 2011, Banquel allegedly physically abused (name withheld by PNN) a family or household member, by choking, and also allegedly threatened, by word or conduct to cause bodily injury to (name).


And,

Joshua Kaimana Godfrey, 27, Waimea, is charged with first degree burglary and second degree theft.

On June 22, 2011, Godfrey allegedly entering the Lihu`e residence of (name) unlawfully, with the intent to commit a crime with recklessly disregard, and committed first degree burglary of (name) property, a computer, camera, speakers, video camera, iPad, and a backpack to exceed $300.


It's bad enough to list the victim of a burglary, letting potential crooks know who might might be making themselves a good target for another burglary. But to list the name of an abuse victim and potentially subject the person to the unwarranted taunts, ridicule and shame that many times unfortunately accompany such situations, is just plain professional misconduct.

We have no idea how the paper's new police beat reporter Tom LaVenture got the list since it appears neither on the official county press release page or the prosecuting attorney's page at the county web site.

But we do know that there's more than enough blame to go around, leaving us all shaking our heads at the utter incompetence of two of our important institutions.

2 comments:

Fact Check said...

Good grief.

2006 Primary 10.6%. (5th)

2010 primary 10%........(4th)

If he'd had the willingness to take a tough job like Mayor on, maybe he'd have gained some respect in the other islands. As it is, his campaigns are just money down the drain. And we end up with Sen. Kouchi..

Fact Check said...

crap. wrong post