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Star-Bulletin Primary Election Guide 2004

[ PROSECUTOR ]

Honolulu

Peter Carlisle

Nonpartisan

Age: 51 Job: Prosecuting attorney for the city Past: Partner, Shim Tam Kirimitsu Kitamura & Chang

What unique qualities would you bring to the Prosecutor's Office?

I hope I bring political independence and current experience to the Prosecutor's Office. A willingness to get out from behind my desk and go into the courtroom is part of my method of office leadership ...

What would you do to combat Honolulu's crystal methamphetamine problem?

Current efforts are poorly directed at preventing the use of crystal methamphetamine. With crystal methamphetamine there is no quick, widely successful, reliable cure. Prevention and early intervention should be given greater emphasis ...

What can the prosecutor do to fight Honolulu's high rate of property crime?

There is overwhelming evidence that incarceration drives down property crime rates. In 1997 Hawaii had the highest reported increase of prison population in the nation. By 1999 Honolulu had its lowest burglary and larceny-theft rates since ... 1975 ...


Keith M. Kaneshiro

Nonpartisan

Age: 55 Job: Attorney, security consultant, KMK Associates Past: Honolulu prosecutor; public safety director

What unique qualities would you bring to the prosecutor's office?

The prosecuting attorney should be an advocate for public safety and a crime fighter. My approach is comprehensive, attacking the problem ... My background in writing ... new laws ...

What would you do to combat Honolulu's crystal methamphetamine problem?

1. Expand drug treatment for juveniles; 2. Evict drug dealers from leased and public housing; 3. Use court-ordered geographical restrictions on drug dealers; 4. Create specialized units to prosecute drug dealers ...

What can the prosecutor do to fight Honolulu's high rate of property crime?

Attack the drug abuse problem, which is the major cause of our high property crime rate; advocate for additional prison beds for repeat property offenders; coordinate ... prosecution units to work with police to property criminals.



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