Arthur Brun should resign from County Council
The crimes detailed in the 29-page federal indictment of County Councilmember Arthur Brun describe an almost unfathomable betrayal of the public trust and a deeply troubling commentary on the personal damage that can be done by addiction.
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Well said. Let our frustration with the present fuel change in the future so it won’t happen again!
Should other members of the council been forth coming during the last election regarding Arthur’s Meth usage. Apparently many knew of his drug use and condition yet allowed voters to make uniformed votes.
Did the Mayor know? Did others on the west side know? Allowing criminals to be part of the Kauai council should never be allowed and should have been called out during the last election.
This is a very eye opening commentary, a very sad statement of where lacking our current regulations are. Very doubtful that Councilman Brun will muster the integrity to resign.
Patrick H Flores, Wailua Houselots
Next term clean house, all new council members….if you back up a rotten egg then you are also a rotten egg.
Well, how about we get the Charter ammended? How hard is that? Add language to make it easier/faster to remove convicted criminals or anyone under criminal indictment. Anyone drawing a salary should be subject to quick removal, especially an elected official. Also, should include retroactive wage garnishment from the time the crime began (not just when it was discovered).
Gardenislandnews … Let’s not let any other County, state, city, or entity read this column. We will become the laughing stock of the world with our third world government thinking. What a joke. Council members who make poor decisions and no one accountable for their actions. Really! Wow let’s write some new laws regarding all of these problems today and implement tomorrow. All of this is like I have said in the past we need to hire professional people for the job, not continually elect friends and family for the results we are getting.
Anyone read “Sunny Skies, Shady Characters” by James Dooley? Apparently corruption runs rampant in the state. Why should we think KI is any different?
Once you are elected into office, sounds like you don’t get ousted unless you resign.
What an easy job! Of course they made it that way! Where else can you get a job that you can hold unless you resign? Kauai government, of course!
This needs to change, quickly. If the elected officials don’t change this rule, now, they are all just as bad as Brun!
Kagawa should go next. If you can’t show up to meetings, you shouldn’t be on the council.
His brain cells are to fried to do anything right for Kauai. He is going to continue to draw a check until he is voted our on the next election.
In our judiciary system; you’re only guilty when the court proof that without a doubt you’re found guilty of such a crime?
Mr. Brun should be given the opportunity to proof himself and not necessary be thrown underneath the bus!
Mr. Sit, you’re right. He “might” not be guilty of Meth dealing as the trial hasn’t begun, but he is guilty of running from a traffic stop, hitting an officer and putting 2 people in the hospital because he was driving on the wrong side of the road – and that’s just in the last few months. No one is throwing him under the bus. He’s hiding there all on his own; collecting a paycheck too, of your money.
This really is a sick tragedy on so many levels. Betrayal of trust, VP-Public Safety Board, producing ZOMBIES down by the beach… Sick that this is way too common… Where do you draw the line? What opportunity besides ice does the island provide our young people to earn enough to buy a house in Kilauea if you don’t have money? No excuses…NONE… but .. Can you imagine being Arthur Brun right now?? His life is over, UNLESS PROVEN NOT GUILTY !! But overall, hit the cops, federal drug charge and not to forget the head on crash… He need a vacation , but he had so much going for him …… WE NEED TO WAGE WAR ON METH & FEED THE METH DEALERS TO THE SHARKS !!!!
Its time to drug test all elected officials.
Most intelligent and productive comment offered to date.
Many people have tried to expose the public corruption on Kauai and have been retaliated against.
Anthony Sommers in KPD blue.
K.Pinkerton and he was badly beaten, harassed, threatened, called crazy, and nearly murdered.
The Kauai Serial Killer cover up.
All the unsolved murder and missing people.
The audits that has proven public corruption in many county and state departments.
And the list goes on.
There has been nonprofit organizations involved and also sitting council members involved in retaliation through leaked info by the powers on Kauai and the state of Hawaii.
The cover up of Aurero Moore’s murder. He was set up by people who are in positions of power or held positions of power.
The murder of Lauren Kagawa.
The negligent manslaughter of Koucher.
The spiking in KPD and KFD onetime.
The cheating scandal in KPD that’s being covered up.
The corruption in the judicial system on Kauai.
The corruption in the coroners office.
The lists goes on and on.
But no one cares and business as usual on that F-ed up ROCK.
Lie detector test will prove who knows what. It’s all beginning to stink. We elected these people and we should be able to get rid of those who are making the stink. It must be that since nobody in the county is their boss and responsible for their actions then we the people should act as needed.
Like it or not, he’s innocent until proven guilty. An indictment is not a conviction.
I think any elected public official should be ousted after committing ANY felony. There is an obvious conflict of interest when criminals are allowed to make laws…
As for Mr. Brun, he should have been ousted and in jail for his FIRST felony, then maybe the subsequent few could not have been committed in the first place.
How many times on Kauai, were any of you attacked by a bailiff, then four sheriff? In my case, the story was falsely stated on the TV media that night, and I became a ‘victim’. I was directed by KPD to go to the P.A. office. Because of Prosecuting Attorney heavy calendar, my case went to P.A. Oahu, already entrenched in stolen mailbox fraud, my case then went to Maui P.A., a Kaua’i B&R Attorney was delegated to my case, but that young man died, whereby my case went under the ‘proverbial’ rug. Where is the justice against all the obvious in our faces, actors, supposed leaders. The last four decades, there has been a 900% increase in strange activity, behaviors of the upper crust, both COK and state judiciary administrations, military, including but not limited to cushy kinds of governor, or mayor individuals.
Read Benish, The Fifth Seal! It outlines Kauai activity more than, any other of the true kauai story books, known and reminders of who is continuing to play this GAME OVER notion, by those who have been paying Attention. The time has come for your legacy to flatten, just as they try to take Brun to the cleaners.
Whats that saying about “fooling all of the people all of the time”?
Hello. And Bye.