Man gets 35 years for assaults
LIHUE — A man who sexually assaulted two women and a female child in December was sentenced to 35 years in prison in Fifth Circuit Court Wednesday.
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On Kaua’i? Such a family oriented style community enviroment. One would think this to occur in the city, not in a small town. Horrible. He not knowing right actions from wrong actions. He moved to Kaua’i for a better life, instead made it worse. Marshall Islands. 1954 bombing of USA on the islands there. Testing the H-bomb on the islands. Bikini island. One of them.
While this case is horrendous, could it have been avoided. Certainly the victims and the defendants parents would have preferred a prevention of the crimes.
But how do you prevent something like this.
In all unwanted matters, whether it be Crime or Disease of Pollution; etc., an individual, or a society must look to the CAUSE.
In this case of multiple crimes over a few years, and subsequently claimed by the defendant and his attorney, a causative factor is claimed to be at the root of the problem; and we see and hear this in many cases not only in the newspaper but in our numerous communities here on Kauai…and it’s DRUGS.
Keeping the CAUSATIVE FACTOR, DRUGS, in our minds, and drugs being the cause of so many personal and family tragedies, the removal of Drugs would be relieving, a benefit to our society here on Kauai. A Priority, a Must to Eliminate.
But how? Apparently dogs have the uncanny ability to smell many drugs and give notice of its presence to its owner/handler.
A few of us had the experience a few weeks ago of going to Oahu for the day. And as we were entering the Security Checkpoint in the HONOLULU Airport coming home we were checked by a sniffing dog, it was very rapid and caused no interference to the passengers or our haste to complete security.
Would Kauai be wise to have these dogs checking all arriving passengers and the “checked” luggage as well. That alone would get the word out to not come to Kauai with illegal drugs on your person.
From there more dogs could walk our communities, pass by house to house without trespassing, would they be able to smell drug labs, or meth or drugs in people’s pockets or in parked cars?
Are we to just lay back and wait for the next crime or tragedy?
Can’t technology develop a handheld sensor, even for ones belt, that would casually detect drugs, and see where that goes, at least confiscation, or parents intervention.
Meth, heroin, cocaine, and what all are a scourge. These would be less costly than prosecuting the crimes that are the EFFECTS of the CAUSE, the Drugs, or having victims, or lost health, or loss of life as apparently even suicide has a cause and is it drugs, even the now tolerated marijuana may need curbing.
Kauai Lifeguards are Proactive in preventing Drownings, can’t we be proactive in reducing drug use and the many victims.
Doesn’t it make sense to find drug dealers, all you have to do is follow the drug addicts by surveillance, since the addicts have to go to the dealers repeatedly. Seems like a no brainer.
Does the police system need new tactics, are we satisfied with enforcement.
Do we deserve better as a community?
justice…and our new Associate Supreme Court Justice got a new job because his accomplice ‘can’t remember’. Black outs and alcoholism the same.
Why the hell is he still in this country!