HAWAIIAN SHORES, Hawaii – The candidates for Hawaii County Prosecuting Attorney spent an hour on Saturday fielding questions from Puna’s members of the Hawaii County Democratic Party.
The county’s current prosecuting attorney seeking reelection, Mitch Roth, shared the stage with his opponent, deputy attorney general Mike Kagami. The forum drew a crowd of interested voters to the Hawaiian Shores Community Center, also known as The Stables.
Notes from the featured video:
- 00:00 – Candidate introductions
- 03:50 – What is the greatest law enforcement issue facing Puna residents?
- 08:15 – Do you believe marijuana a gateway drug?
- 10:00 – How many ice-related cases are you prosecuting?
- 15:45 – Do you support marijuana decriminalization?
- 22:25 – How will your office handle a possible change in federal marijuana law from a schedule 1 to a schedule 2 drug?
- 25:00 – Thoughts on tightening Hawaii’s civil forfeiture law?
- 30:45 – Are “Hate Crimes” in Hawaii unreported?
- 36:00 – Explain the situation involving untested rape kits.
- 41:15 – Should prosecutor review police involved shootings?
- 45:40 – Why was there a delay in charging Mayor Kenoi over his p-Card use?
- 49:15 – What priority is assigned to white collar crime?
- 52:00 – Alternatives to for-profit prisons?
- 57:30 – Final statements