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Running with the Big Dog

HPP runner bitten by dog, case goes to court against owner

bitten while running

Five months after I was bitten by a ‘dangerous dog’ the owner was finally in court to answer the complain.

In District Court today, Sept 8, 2011, the owner of the dog that bite me, D.P., showed up in the courtroom of Judge Freitas and was advised of his rights.

Judge Freitas told Mr. D.P. that if found guilty the court could impose a 30 day jail sentence, $1,000. Fine, ask that special confinement rules apply to the dog, and have him pay restitution to the victim (that would be me).

Judge Freitas advised Mr. D.P. to get a Public Defender and that the next court date has been set for October 11, at 1:30 pm in the same courtroom.

Mr. D.P. took the judges advice and filled out forms to see if he is financially eligible for a public defender.

The wheels of justice might be slow, but looks like there will be some sort of justice in this case.

Related links:  https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2011/09/07/vicious-dog-complaint-finally-making-its-way-to-court/

Damon Tucker


In the same courtroom, prior to my case being heard, Mr. Damon Tucker and his attorney was in court.

Tucker has been accused by Puna police of obstructing justice, when he videotaped a brawl that was going on in Main Street Pahoa.

Mr. Tucker is suing the police for abuse in this case as he was slammed to the pavement and incurred numerous abrasions and bruises.

His court case will not be heard in Circuit Court as Mr. Tucker’s attorney has asked for a trial by jury.

September 8, 2011 Posted by | Events | , , | Leave a comment

McMackin suspension SHIBAI

UH Head Coach Greg McMackin continues to work with the team despite being suspended

UH Head Coach Greg McMackin continues to work with the team despite being suspended

Greg McMackin
Greg McMackin

The University of Hawaii handed out penalties to Head Football Coach Greg McMackin which included, amongst other things, a 30 day suspension for his saying and then repeating a gay slur at a conference coaches meeting attended by the media.

  But was it really a “suspension”?

  In a UH press release the University stated the following:

“We have completed the investigation with the cooperation of Coach McMackin. * Coach McMackin will be suspended without pay for 30 days. However, Coach McMackin has agreed to volunteer to coach the team for those 30 days because he doesn’t want the team or the university to be harmed by his mistake.

   So where is the suspension?  McMackin continues to practice with the team.  He will continue to coach from the sidelines at all the UH games.  But he forfeits a month’s pay.  And therein lays the penalty – forfeiture of pay for 30 days.

   Blogger Damon Tucker had it right when he said, “I don’t think people are getting it.  He’s (McMackin) not suspended at all?  He’s fined.  If he was suspended he wouldn’t be allowed to coach.  You don’t suspend someone and then still allow them to participate.  Big Deal…a person making a million a year loses 30 days pay from that million.  Slap on the wrist.”

  I agree with Damon.  Why is the University putting up a smokescreen for their coach?  Why tell us he’s been suspended, but allowed to practice with the team?  Where is the suspension? 

  The UH Public Relations Team is trying to fill the stadium during the upcoming season, but at what expense?  Subterfuge tactics seem to be at the forefront of this escapade.

August 6, 2009 Posted by | Editorial | , , , | 2 Comments

Model is former Waiakea cross-country runner

Former cross-country runner, now professional model

Former cross-country runner, now professional model

Not to be outdone by Tiffany Edwads Hunt at http://www.bigislandchronicle.com  and Damon Tucker at http://damontucker.wordpress.com/ who both have really cute kids I wanted to post a couple of photo’s of my own cute kid, Jaclynn Joseph, who is a model in Taipei, Taiwan.

Jaclynn ran cross-country at Waiakea High School, (Class of 2000) which may account for her slim, athletic body, but her beauty can only be credited to her dad!

See more Jaclynn photo’s by going to:   http://www.modelmayhem.com/Jaclynn


Jaclynn Joseph modeling in Taipei

Jaclynn Joseph modeling in Taipei

June 3, 2009 Posted by | Profiles | , , , , , , , | 5 Comments