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In Regards to MPD and the Maui Missing Persons, Carly "Charli" Scott and Moreira "Mo" Monsalve...





While reading the news on social media in regards to Maui's missing persons, Carly Scott and Moreira Monsalve, I began to feel tears burning in my eyes and my face turning red with frustration and anger.  I can't read it anymore.  While people are bashing the Maui Police Department and complaining about their tax dollars going to waste and asking for the FBI to take over, my husband and his fellow officers are working overtime following up on every single lead in regards to these women's disappearance.  Maybe you get to eat dinner with your family every night while they are spending more time away from their family for the families of those of these missing persons.  While doing so, I've not heard a single complaint out of their mouths, nor the understanding wives who sleep in a cold bed at night just hoping that these poor women are found and that their husbands make it home safely, at whatever time that may be...


So for those who continue to make donut jokes, harp on parking tickets, bash police officers, and want to hang on to those tax dollars, let me ask you this:

A).  Do you really think that MPD doesn't want to find these woman?  Honestly, do you think they are just sitting on their hands?  If you think this, please speak to a relative of a Maui Police officer.  We are all looking at this as if it had happened to one of us.  It is devastating for EVERYONE on Maui.

B).  You are complaining that MPD isn't doing enough, YET, you're also complaining that your tax dollars are going to waste.  SO in order for your tax dollars to not "go to waste", should we all just forget about these women and call off the search?  I'd love to hear whatever unreasonable solution you might have to this complaint!

C).  Do you really think it's as easy as the police walking in and arresting the "boyfriends"?  Please read up on your laws and what the police can and cannot do.  The written laws are "above" even the police and everyone must abide by them.  Don't you think that when there is incriminating evidence proving "someone's" guilt, they will arrest them?  Maybe you've watched too much crime drama on TV and don't understand "real world" laws and regulations.

D). Are you out helping search?  Unless you are out searching or helping or donating to these families, you're just a wasted breath of high and mighty opinions on forums and Facebook.  For the families who are suffering and grieving trying to find their loved ones and for MPD, please keep your negativity to yourself and get out there and start HELPING if finding these women means so much to you!

E).  Have you gotten a ticket and you're upset about it so now you're venting on social media?  You got a ticket because you broke the law which means you deserved it.  None of us care and it's irrelative to the missing women.  Pay your ticket or fight it in court and get over it.


Thank you to the Maui Police Department, the helicopter pilots, and the search and rescue teams for the long hours you are putting in.  To the families, none of us can possibly feel or begin to imagine what you're going through, but we all are hoping and praying that your mom, sister, aunt, daughter, and friends are found.


May this help just one of the ignorant to quit posting hurtful things on social media...


*Disclosure: This is my own personal opinion and is not a reflection of anyone else's opinion.


P.S. When you bash MPD, you bash my family.  Not just my husband, but all the men and women in the department who protect you and who also help protect my husband.  Remember that they are the only people that will put their own lives on the line, (military too), to save your life even when they don't even know you.  I could lose my husband, our daughter could lose her father in the line of duty to protect you and your family.  They are the first ones you call for help and they are the last ones to expect a pat on the back.  One day you may need a police officers help and they will give it to you every single time... Don't forget that!

"If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem".

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2/20/14 UPDATE:  To those of you who chose to misread my post, I have no complaints about my husband's time away from our family.... NONE what-so-ever.  I am proud of him because he is out saving lives and trying to make a difference, (which is what he loves about his job, even if the community doesn't support or appreciate him and his brothers and sisters in uniform).  My point is, these women are missing, so instead of bashing the entire MPD, (and remember the COUPLE bad apples make the cover page while the HUNDREDS saving lives and protecting you likely wont ever be mentioned anywhere), get out there and start helping OR please be kind enough to respect those who are out there doing all they can to help find these women!


70 comments:

  1. Clear and Well said message. Mahalo for loving and caring. ALOHA to ALL Public Safety Officers and families for their sacrifices on and off the JOB.
    LOVE YOU ALL! God Bless

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    1. Mahalo to you! You are a breath of fresh air and I'm sure all PSO's appreciate your gratitude!

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    2. couldn't have said it any better.blessings to all, prayersand comfort to the family of the missing women, big hi 5`s to all the officers

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    3. hats off to you for writing this, for it expresses the feelings of all concerned wives of MPD officers and also the concerned public. you've not only expressed points that were very specific, valid, but most of all, were factual. there were no if's, but's, nor gray areas. you spoke the truth of how i've been feeling, as also a significant other of an MPD officer, who's spent many hours in the line of duty protecting our community and sacrificing his own family (and our teens and baby) while doing so. i respect and honor your courage, and for continuing to encourage others to respect one another and do the right thing. i wish there were more people like me and you. but, we also realize, that media poisons a lot of people to the point where there is no longer or very little humanitarian values left in them. for now, just like you, i will continue to pray for everyone - the missing women and their families and children.

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  2. Thank you for your perspective. I'm sure the police are doing everything that they can- and it's great for the public to think about these cases from a different angle. I hope for swift closure and justice!

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    1. Thank you mauimadeblog. And yes, hopefully closure will come soon and justice as well!

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  3. if I had not been beaten so badly in lahaina for being white & know what I know about the rest of incidents, the above load of crap would wash with me but the truth is,, MPD is a bunch of taguma's & nelson johnsons out of control. they are rightly despised for what has happened & I am not alone in my violent experience.

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    1. Maybe you experienced a "bad apple", as there are bad apples in all occupations, or maybe you were vagrant or disorderly and your "beating" was righteous to control the situation... Either way you are categorizing hundreds of police officers in MPD based on your experience. Also, I'm white and I'm married to an MPD officer and friends with plenty of them. Point is, they are doing their job and instead of lashing out at MPD and being useless, be proactive in helping find these women.

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    2. True story!!! We got the worst/dirty cops..&No im not mad about a ticket..I know cuz I been there done that...&honestly mpd be the lAST people id call if I needed help..just saying ;)

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    3. Of course, you say this and post as Anonymous. It's a lot easier to call a cop "bad", say they are "dirty" and disparage them when you get to sit on your computer and say it without having your name attached. You refer to Taguma, who is known for enforcing the law by writing tickets to people who..umm.. BREAK THE LAW! You refer to Nelson Johnson, who was brought into the public eye because of an incident originally with SOMEONE WHO STOLE A CAR, RAN AT HIGH SPEED AND REFUSED TO FOLLOW THE OFFICER'S INSTRUCTIONS. Every other accusation against him has been thrown out. Must be nice to sit back, nameless, and sling mud at the people that are doing their best to help the public and deal with everyone. You say you were beaten for being white? I have a feeling that you were running your mouth calling the cop everything in the book but a nice guy and wouldn't listen to what they were saying and that you were probably fought them when they went to arrest you. I've seen enough people scream that they were being beaten, when all the officer did was take them to the ground and cuff them. And when you spew enough crap about someone or something (such as how cops suck, or how they don't care, or how Jews need to be exterminated), you are eventually going to find someone that thinks the same that you do. So, no, I'm not surprised when you say you are not alone in your experience. These officers are human. They are not machines. They would rather not have to deal with the name calling and other crap that they do- day in and day out. They would love to solve every crime in 42 minutes like they do on TV. But reality is not scripted TV. Crimes do not always get solved. It doesn't mean that the officers don't want them to, nor that they aren't trying their best. I agree with this blogger, and support their post. I suggest to you, Anonymous, the next time that you want to talk crap about cops, to man up and post your name... just like the cops do with the name plate on their chest.

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    4. how can you guys keep comparing taguma to nelson Johnson? seriously his only crime is doing his job, so hes stern and doesn't give breaks. get over it you guys are cry babies! taguma is a good cop.

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  4. i have tons of family ( by blood and by hanai ), friends and yes taguma and nelson johnson are among them whom are police officers, detectives, part of srt team too...when people leave negative posts about them they forget that that person they are bashing is doing their job. it's not easy being an officer here on this island because you have either grown up with or are related to so many people that sometime these officers are put into predicaments where they literally have to arrest a person they know. insted of bashing the police go out and help assist in looking for the women who are missing cause i'm sure our officers would love the help.

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    1. Nobody's bashing them its the truth&sorry if it offends you but it is what it is...

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  5. That was beautifully said. Thank you for that. If people complain they are wasting tax dollars and police need to do more then maybe the public should stop calling police to solve all their problems and disputes and civil issues and animal complaints and so on an so forth! Maybe instead of calling out to police to pick up a rubbish bag or something that is hazardous on the road and takng their time to respond maybe that caller can pull their car over and move the hazard themself? Maybe stop calling to complain about a homeless that you may not want to see?? Maybe people can drive careful and stop getting into small accidents to tie officers up? You think they are giving tickets all day? You are all wrong. Evidence doesn't magically appear? That's only on TV... Instead of being a part of the problem be a part of the solution. You are all so high and mighty take the test. Make a change. Go do that job yourself. FBI?? Remember bin laden wasn't found overnight at the snap of the finger and they had the best.

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  6. Thanks for this. Its been horrible to read. I'm sure its worse for those in uniform, unfortunately they don't have the luxury of being as vocal as the community has the right to be.

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  7. This is amazing. God bless you, and your husband along with the rest of the MPD!

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  8. All this crap about being white and getting your ass kick like it only happens here? Well I was harassed by cops for being brown in Houston. Fortunately I whooped their white asses and told them to train up before trying to fuck with a fucking Hawaiian. FYI, I'm a former MPD officer.

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  9. I would have to believe that MPD is doing there best. But where they families are concerned it is never going to be enough until the girls are found. That's just how it is. Yes there are bad cops working for the MPD. Some who have let their positions of power go to their heads. But then their are those who are out their trying to make Maui a better place who are doing everything they can to help. Just because there are some bad apples doesn't make them all bad.

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  10. I just think they should get help in these cases. Maui does not see many of tjem and theu could use expert help!!! It seems they don't know how to handle situations like these.

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  11. Thank you for defending them when they are unable to say a word in defense of themselves!!!

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  12. Seems everyone has an idea of what should be done. I agree with these "griper"s being a part of the problem...just let the GOOD officers that ARE out there looking for these women do their jobs and tend to your OWN business, or activate yourself in assisting these selfless cops, and be a part of the solution. Actively support those who ARE doing good.

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  13. They really NEED to ask for HELP!
    this is not an everyday parking ticket, baby mama drama type crime!
    In order to be BEST at this u must have been apart of multiple similar investigation cases...
    It is SOOOO CLEAR as day!
    MPD ask for help from EXPERIENCED people in the force!
    Everyday that goes by makes this all more difficult!
    So if ur hubby is in the MPD as u say, try to make sense of this on a REALISTIC level!!!!
    ASK FOR MORE QUALIFIED HELP & get this solved!!!!
    The whole Maui is turned inside out because of this!

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  14. I've been thinking this since the beginning of the bashing towards MPD. I have some distant relatives of MPD but not so direct to where it actually affects my daily life. I didn't feel it relevant for me to put in my two cents since everyone else with an opinion adds in 50 cents, and they don't even try to sugar coat it. I appreciate you the wife of a police officer and the sacrifice you make daily for your family and the service of the MPD here on Maui. Shame on those of you who speak ill as though you actually went to law school. When I read your ignorant posts I get upset and it isn't even towards me! You guys sound STUPID and if you could do better go out and solve the crimes since you all know more than the MPD!

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    1. Well said, I can't understand the ignorance of people. If you fallow the law then no worries.

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    2. Right, if you think you guys can do a better job, then shut up and do it. At least MPD is out there following leads. What are you doing to HELP the families?

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  15. well said. bravo.

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  16. It has been interesting watching these stories unfold via social media. I was born and raised on Maui but have been living in California for the past few years after finishing college here. Above all, it is heartbreaking....but I appreciate your refreshing perspective. The whole "fuck the police" mentality is conflicting for me, being that my father was a sergeant in the MPD years ago, yet I am still well aware of the corruption that can and does exist (LAPD here has a particularly notorious reputation....) Having a police officer for a dad definitely instilled an empathy in me that I don't think most understand. While there is a time and place to question authority, we need stories like yours to remind people of the sacrifices made and risks taken by many in law enforcement. Take all the factors the author mentioned into consideration, and rethink the direction of your anger. It's okay to be frustrated and upset, but let's turn that energy into something constructive. I wish the best for these women and their friends and family.

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  17. I have mixed feelings about this editorial:
    1) I sure the fine workforce of the Maui Police Dept. is in fact, doing everything in there power to find these Women... But I'm also sure that their hands are being tied by bureaucracy and legal stonewalls, and I think that is the gripe that the Maui Community is addressing (for the most part) when they talk about a tax money being wasted... It's the system that is obscure and ambiguous, not the individual efforts of our Maui Police Force...
    2) However, giving details about the sacrifices of Police Family Life, that is questionable in my opinion. These Officers did not have a gun put to their head when they filled the application to get this job... They entered this type of work, knowing very well that it's not your standard 9 to 5, weekends off, type of profession... If they are not home at nights and not with their kids on the weekend, its because they choose that by wearing a badge... I'm pretty sure that many MAUI Police Officers have given a lot of their personal time and volunteered time as well, in these cases, and I applaud their effort... BUT Again that is dedication to a community that looks up to you as AUTHORITY FIGURES and Leaders and comforters in dark times...

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  18. Did I really just come to a website talking about two missing women only to back up your husband? Danielle, please use this website to promote the missing women and help the community, not help backup the corrupt force on this island.

    Mahalo!!!!

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    1. Did I just come to a website where an anonymous poster is telling the website's owner how to use her own site? Isn't this is a private blog page, where the owner can write what ever she feels like? I commend this loyal, loving and dedicated wife for backing up her husband!

      God forbid you ever get robbed, into a car accident, threatened, etc. and have to call the "corrupt force on this island" for help.

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    2. I wholly agree with the second part of your post...God forbid we need to depend on...

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  19. Beautifully written and I am sure many people share your thoughts, I certainly do. My daughter, I can very proudly say is also a Maui Police Officer. They are an incredibly hard working group of individuals who are doing their best for us. They cannot be everywhere all of the time, or solve crimes in the 60 minutes it takes on TV shows. We as a community need to support them and help them do their jobs. We, the community need to be the eyes and ears that can help solve crimes, help find missing loved ones, and sometimes maybe even prevent them by reporting information to the police.
    As it has already been said, "If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem". Be active participants of the solution.

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  20. I agree with the above comment's sentiment that police officers should be leaders, and setting an example of integrity for the community. But your argument about the occupation being a matter of choice doesn't quite make as much sense.....Of course most are aware of some of the sacrifices they would have to make upon accepting the position, but that shouldn't take away from anything. In fact because they CHOSE this lifestyle in order to serve their community....doesn't that call for more respect over someone who is being forced??? Then how do you feel about those who voluntarily enlist in the military?

    I don't think the author was trying to take away from the focus here, which is finding these women....She is not saying we should turn our sympathy to MPD and their families instead of those of the victims....She is simply asking you to take into account a different perspective to this situation.

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  21. Business vs personal life. There's the difference. You shouldn't tag personal issues to business. It is what is

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  22. Let's find the women! Not attacking on each other. Who's - who or pointing the finger. It must hurt the families that are involve finding these women because the women's pictures are attached to this blog where it's not getting anywhere to bring them home! We all live on Maui and the saying is Maui No Ka Oi! Blessing upon all the families involved !

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  23. Great Job!!! Very well said!!

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  24. I admire your response. It must have been difficult for you to post this without getting bashed, but someone had to say something. I watched the videos of the press conference the MPD held the other day, and was disgusted at one particular women who asked why the FBI is not involved. The man answered the best he could without giving too much away, but the woman verbally attacked him. Personally, I think it was for the cameras. To my understanding, and please correct me if I'm wrong...The FBI will only get involved if a missing person has crossed state lines or were forced to cross state lines. I believe that MPD is doing a great job, and that the public is to quick to react negatively because we thrive on drama. Did it ever occur to the public that the MPD already knows what is going on, but can't disclose any information because they want to make sure? Something most of us should practice before running our mouths. Or in this case, our fingers on our keyboards...God bless your husband, your family and the rest of the MPD!

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  25. Did you all forget about how crocked maui cops are just a few years ago a bunch of them got busted for running drugs mpd is the worst crooked cops in Hawaii and everyone in maui who isn't related to or good friends with them know this..i guarantee u random drug test the department half the department would test dirty..

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    1. word. MPD is as crooked as they get

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    2. I truly hope MPD has found integraty and fairness.We do need to feel trustful of our Police.Over the years past , that has not been the case.So , lets try support the MPD , and honesty , fairness , compasssion , and transparency in return.This would be a refreshing change.Aloha.

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  26. These cases call for the specialties and skills of those that are investigators. Police officers are law enforcers, they are not crime solvers and they aren't investigators

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  27. Kudos to you for being so honest and expressing exactly what one thinks. Although I don't have anyone in MPD, I am thankful for them everyday cause yes they are the first people I would be calling if there was trouble. They put their lives on the line for total strangers just the like military in which my dad was a part of for 44yrs and my nephew who is a marine today. C'mon folks lets stop bickering and start looking like we should be doing. Just saying

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  28. Please do your research... how long has your family been a part of mpd? do not attach yourself to a system that u are completely oblivious to. just because your husband is a police officer, does not mean you know a damn thing about what goes on in their system. there has been so much corruption throughout the years! murders, rapes, and kidnappings all linked to mpd's family, then mpd covering it up. There are two cases that have been successfully shoved under the coverscause of how easy it is to do in such a small town. in 2006 and 2009

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  29. Lunaticsoutpost.com/topic-police-corruption-in-paradise

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  30. Findlauravogel.blogspot.com
    if you are representing mpd so much, you should have them open up these cases again and tell them to stop lying to the community for $$$.

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  32. I think the only thing the cops could've done differently would be to tell the community what's going on. Maui is a small island and not being able to find 2 women within months of each other is scary and people more often than not don't think things through in situations like this. In my opinion the MPD having some experienced help in situations like this wouldn't hurt but they are doing everything they can do with a lot of help from the family and friends of these victims and many people from the community. Not every cop is a good person but it doesn't mean they're all bad either. Being a cop doesn't make you a hero, just like being in the military doesn't make you a hero.

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  34. Not to sound mean but your husband chose to be a cop. And when you decided to marry him, you married into his career (long hours, not a 9-5 job, might not be home everyday, etc). So with that said, you cant complain.

    On the other note, not everyone in Maui hate the MPD. I have a lot of respect for almost all the cops but we all know there are some "dirty" cops. We cant do much about the "dirty" because how can we when their own coworkers who are cops themselves wont stop them. I also believe that the MPD should ask for help from the FBI because we never had this happened in Maui. They shpuld let go of there pride and ask for help. If it was one of my family member who was missing, I'd want as much help as I can get just to find my loved one.

    And lastly, for the families of the missing women. I give you my prayers of hope to find these beautiful women alive and well. Please take care of yourselves even when your in this predicament.

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  35. Its a waste that they are relying on the public to do the job of a trained investigator. Public vs FBI? I am sure trained investigators would do better at solving the case than maui's public would. That is like asking a bathroom janitor to be a fighter pilot for a day because the REAL fighter jet pilot is off island.

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  36. As in any job..anywhere..anyplace and any time. There are bad seeds.. Doesn't make MPD corrupt.. And FYI they receive the same training from the same trainers alongside fellow detectives..officers in the mainland that you all think are better than them..they atebalso trained by the same federal trainersm.ojjp.. Dij.. Fox valley. Etc.. Etc.. So be real.. No difference.. They are all human same learning curves.. Maybe you should move off maui someplace that you feel is safer and better.. As for the women..god bless all the families involved I hope they find the women..light a candle for Brittney Jane Royal.. If you don't know the name.. Google it!

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  37. Couldn't have said it better myself. I am the very proud wife of one of Maui's Finest and I have posted many times with this exact sentiment. Yes, there are some bad apples in this bunch, but in no way does that reflect the majority of men and women who put their lives and the livelihood of their spouses and children on the line every single day to protect people who think so little of them. Talk about unappreciated. It's ok, my husband does what he does because he knows that he makes a difference. Again, I challenge any of you who think you can do a better job to go through the long process of applying, going through recruit school, spending hours and hours studying, pass the exams and become a police officer, then leave your family behind when the (&^% hits the fan. When all the bad things happen and the entire department gets called away from their families and they are now left to fend for themselves instead of having their husband or wife their to help protect them. Go ahead....it's such a glorious life having people bash you and call you names and spit at you and worse, but yet they do it, day in and day out to protect all of you ungrateful people. Are they perfect? Far from it, so please join the ranks and make MPD better. All my love and respect to the wonderful men and women of MPD who protect and serve.

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  38. According to both the Press Release and the Kihei Town Meeting, when asked what the public can do to help find these women, MPD encouraged volunteer searches, among others (i.e., any relevant information, etc.). Does anyone know where to find a log with information (that has been updated daily) available to those public search volunteers who may wish to work in smaller groups and/or on their own (1 person can make a difference) of what areas in Maui are pending searches, have been searched, and still need to be searched?

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  39. While I agree that the MPD is doing their best on these cases, at the same time I question why they won't ask for the FBI's help. The family has been told that the FBI is waiting, but they can't come in (due to laws) until the MPD asks for help. I assume that because the FBI handles these types of cases on more of a regular basis they have more experience than the MPD. In my opinion the more investigator's and eye's the better. At this point who cares if the MPD solves these cases or they solve it with the FBI's help. Are they afraid it will shed a bad light on them? I say it would make them seem human, after all don't we all ask for help when we need it!

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  40. Some people still don’t get it! What a waste of time trying to educate/inform the ignorant. So it’s ok for you MPD bashers to voice your negative/unhelpful opinions for all to read, but when someone voices an opposing opinion, on her own blog page mind you, you feel entitled to bash her as well?

    Every PD has their share of bad apples, but come on, you cannot lump a few bad apples into the whole department. It’s so easy to sit back and criticize. When you can do the job better… when you have walked in their shoes, then maybe your opinion and suggestions will have some credibility.

    I say we stop acknowledging (by responding) any unhelpful, negative posts. Let’s just stay focused on the task at hand! We all want these women to be found and arrests to be made! MPD included! Not a fan of the blame game myself. Great blog piece, Danielle!

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  41. MISSINGPERSONWatch: Maui County's 'Missing Person' website is now offline.

    On 2/12, Moreira Monsalve's daughter, Alexis sent out a press release. One of the things she mentioned in the press release was that MPD and Maui County's missing person page had not been updated since August 2, 2007.

    That same day, the MPD sent out a press release in response stating "We were able to pass along the information to the public much faster and more efficiently with the assistance of the media and social media aside from the County of Maui's website "Missing Person" site."

    We can confirm the link no longer works and the page seems to have been taken offline. We've reached out to MPD for a statement and are waiting to hear back. In the meantime, a spokesman for the County told KHON2 "From what we understand, the web page was no longer being used and has not been used for quite sometime and should have been taken down." They are increasingly using Facebook to get information out to the public.

    Reporter: Malika Dudley
    Find Chari Scott / Mowatch missing person Moreira Monsalve / Maui Police Department

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  42. The Information below is provided via Facebook's MAUIWatch website https://www.facebook.com/MAUIWatch

    Malika Dudley: "In their initial press release MPD said that they are using Facebook to get the information out."

    Kimberly Usher: "Big Island has this website, but is is paid for by Big Island also releases a lot of other reports to the public as part of routine, including a weekly log of all police calls they went on. Here is a page they use to highlight their most important cases for the month: http://www.hawaiipolice.com/news/media-releases
    This site is separate from the Hawai'i County website and was brought about by PUBLIC funds. On Maui we let Monsanto types run us around and our PD. Look at where the new police station is ...built by bio-tech. Conflict of interest?"

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  43. Every government entity has corruption in it, every private company has corruption in it, corruption is everywhere. But in Maui PD corruption is rampant - it is way out of control. I am not saying MPD had anything to do with the 2 missing women. But they could have responded sooner. Especially to the first missing person report where they were practically begged to look into it but delayed it until the media put pressure on them. Traffic tickets and infractions that they give out to people are fine, everyone gets traffic tickets and there's no need to complain about that. But when they arrest people like Tommy Russo from Maui Time for exercising his constitutional right to film in the public place because it will expose their bull shit, that's an example of corruption. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Police are to serve us and to respect us and we will respect them when they show respect but for some reason Police think we should respect them even if they don't respect us.

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  44. Still, they are not specialists in investigating. They are specialists at issuing traffic citations and responding to domestic violence, also known as enforcing the law. It's a very logical argument. These are very valid points. It's about who is capable of accomplishing the tasks to solve the cases, the MPD's priority is law enforcement, again I say, law enforcement. Their priority is traffic stops and domestics. They do not have the technology or experience to investigate these cases the way more qualified professionals would. Plus, to task the general public with doing the job of investigators, is like asking Oprah Winfrey to replace the engine in your truck. Also, Oprah would probably just higher a mechanic to do it for her and pay them for their service. But their ability is limited. Thats all.

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  45. I live on the mainland so I cannot physically help search for Mo and Charli but my heart goes out to the families and everyone involved in the searches. After the news went national about these missing women, it appeared to us who are not on Maui that the Maui Police Department wasn't doing much to solve the cases- as Mo had disappeared over a month ago! The public needs reassurance that they are actively working to find these women. Maybe it was just a public relations mistake. But then those of us in the national public became aware of the fact that there are other unsolved missing women cases and murder on Maui (2004, 2006, 2009). I'm sorry, but it begins to raise serious questions about the competency of the Maui Police Department. Are the guys who murdered Yeshua Boertsler in 2009 behind bars? If not, why not? Yes, it has to be hard to arrest a relative. But if there are corrupt cops on the force, why aren't they being removed? It all sounds like great material for a 48 Hours news show. They may be getting in touch with Chief Yabuta.

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  46. I'm am the wife and mother of staff in the MPD, and I am proud of them and the long hours they put in for everyone in the community. They leave dinners, movies or what ever we are doing to their jobs when called to. They have to leave their families when catastrophic events happen, and we have to take care of ourselves so that you all can be looked after. Thank you for posting this, as it is hard to swallow when people are slamming those that are there to protect them and uphold the law. Also, for those that are chanting for the FBI to come in, they can't rush in and do the superman things everyone thinks they can. They are bound by the very same laws MPD is bound by. Call the FBI office on Maui or Oahu to find out. Wish all of the chanters who are not directly involved with the families would go and help search for these women. Praying for them to be found and fine.... In the meantime, the chanters should really mellow out and let this investigation continue without those that have "safe" jobs putting their 2 cents in when they don't know what's going on with out their knowledge. Good luck to all involved in bringing these women home safely.

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    1. Police work for us no the other way around. They have to show us respect first before they expect us to respect them. All this crying about how hard their job is. Please they are county and/or government employees therefore they chose those jobs that are mostly staffed by lazy people. It's safe to assume that 80% of all county and/or government employees would never survive in the private sector jobs because they are too lazy. Just make a trip to MPD, Social Security Office, DMV etc and look how lazy they are. They chose their jobs they are not forced to do their jobs. If they don't like their jobs they have an option to quit. So spare me all the crying. And this statement doesn't just go to Maui government employees but all government employees nation wide majority of them are lazy and wouldn't survive in real jobs.

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  47. Oh, that's right, my son and husband "chose" the field they're in and love helping others. I'm so proud of the hard and dedicated work they do. Some of you are just crazy out there. Are there dirty cops? I don't know them personally, but the ones I do know are hard working and very dedicated to what they do and how they do it. Thank you to all of the MPD out there working hard to make Maui a safer and better place. And remember folks, if ya don't speed, you won't get a ticket, if ya don't do anything illegal you won't get arrested. Just live a peaceful life and all will be well...... Done!

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    1. Regardless, the gentle people on Maui want to trust and respect MPD. But the tactics employed by these public servents , who in my 40 years on Maui , have not led me to trust or respect them.It goes way beyond these missing women.Let us all hope in change for the future and stop bullying , killing us , lying to protect themselves, and treating citizens very disrespectfully.If someone gives reason to act harshly , fine.Until then treat us with respect.Then MPD may get plenty back Aloha

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  48. beautiful and well said!!! I agree... blessings to all searching and loved ones missing their family

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  49. I can't possibly respond to every post, but I just wanted for anyone who brought their negativity against police onto here to PLEASE watch this and educate yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUUZ2fKVqcs&feature=em-share_video_user

    And to those of you who with big hearts and a sense of understanding and compassion for these families; thank you for your wonderful comments.

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    1. The YouTube video is a description of what a Police Officer should be and if even the majority of COPS were like that it would be great...however only a minority of COPS are like that...most let their power go to their head and think that people should respect them without first giving that respect to people.
      Remember their job is to serve and protect. "SERVE" "PROTECT" not bash and disrespect.
      There are plenty of good COPS but majority are not. It's not bashing the police it's just telling the truth.
      They chose to be cops and they knew what the responsibility carries, so as much as the good cops do deserve credit for their wonderful work and sacrifice, they chose their line of work.

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  50. Astara Evenstar - 2004 disappeared at Pauwela Pt. - UNSOLVED
    Yeshua Boerstler - 2006 beaten & murdered at Pauwela Pt. - UNSOLVED
    Laura Vogel - 2010 disappeared at Pauwela Pt. - UNSOLVED
    Tristan Brennan- 2011 shot near Maliko Gulch - UNSOLVED
    Kini Chang - 2014 found dead in vehicle - UNSOLVED (possibly a suicide)
    Mo Monsalves - 2014 disappeared - UNSOLVED
    Charli Scott - 2014 disappeared & murdered - finally SOMEONE ARRESTED

    Do you not understand? THIS list is why people are angry at MPD! Nobody is ever arrested for horrific crimes on Maui, even if it is generally known who committed the crimes! It's nice that you love your hubby, but how about mentioning these names to him - especially the first 3 names in the list - and asking if they could please bring justice to these victims.

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