DEA-HPD task force arrested 17, Street crimes plague Chinatown, Honolulu

September 21, 2018 | Brainwave Science

DEA-HPD task force arrested 17 in Honolulu | iCognativeSITUATION

Honolulu police wants to reduce property crimes and violent crimes, starting with multiple arrests in Chinatown. According to Chief of Police Susan Ballard, the department is going after “lower-level drug dealers,” who she says are the ones responsible for property crimes and street crimes. The department recently partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration to make 17 arrests. Honolulu Chinatown as a whole has not been able to avoid the drugs, homelessness, and crime that seem to be getting worse. “They’re all street buys of dealers, primarily in and among that homeless population. It came to light with a recent death there, so we concentrated on that area. There were actually 15 buys made by the DEA-HPD task force. When they were executing the last of the arrest warrants, they did two on-view cases. People actually came up to them offering to sell them drugs, so we upped it to 17 when we executed the warrant,” explained Assistant Chief John McCarthy.

HPD says all 17 arrests will be prosecuted on the federal level by the U.S. Attorney’s office.


An article published recently in Island News titled, “Combating crime in Chinatown” By Diane Ako illustrates how the street crime situation in Honolulu needs urgent attention. According to that article former Governor Neil Abercrombie is working with the city, the neighborhood board, and other groups to stem the tide of what they say is an increase of crime in Chinatown. Abercrombie worries Chinatown as a whole has not been able to avoid the drugs, homelessness, and crime that seem to be getting worse. People who live and work in the Chinatown echoe the sentiment. The former governor is part of a group of concerned citizens, including the Neighborhood Board, pushing for change. Abercrombie says he is working with a developer to finalize an affordable housing proposal on Maunakea Street. He’s spoken to Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard about starting foot patrols in the area.

The crime situation in Chinatown needs to be addressed as the improvement in Chinatown would have a positive ripple effect on tourism.


Why do people commit crimes is a multipronged and complex question to answer, however all citizens deserve that law enforcement preserve a sense of peace and security in their communities. As observed in Honolulu crimes are primarily caused by poverty, homelessness and drugs. When crimes go unsolved and criminals are convinced that there would be no consequences for their actions, crime penetrates further. To stop crime is a reaction, prevention of crime can only be accomplished when there is a widespread social consensus that crime will not go unnoticed and unpunished. To make this a reality Honolulu must embrace the latest, ultra-modern and proven crime-fighting technology in the market called iCognative offered only by Brainwave Science. The fundamental difference between the perpetrator of a crime and an innocent person is that the perpetrator, having committed the crime, has the details of the crime stored in his brain, and the innocent suspect does not. This is precisely the power of iCognative – detection from the source of all crime-related information – the brain with unfathomable accuracy rates in a scientific manner with system driven analysis engine that leaves no room for guesswork.

In the current case scenario of escalation in number of street crimes in Chinatown, HPD and DEA team can very well conduct a iCognative test on 17 arrested suspects.

iCognative technology by Brainwave Science measures brainwave responses to crime-relevant words, phrases or pictures presented to the suspect on a monitor. Important investigation details such as: drug peddlers names and pictures; chain of command in drug gangs; price for which drugs were sold; types of drugs such as meth or cocaine sold; potential regular buyers of drugs; modus operandi utilized in all cases related to crimes they have been apprehended for along with details otherwise not known to public (called Stimuli) are loaded in iCognative test protocol to determine what information is known to the suspect by measuring and analyzing brainwaves. . A 45 minutes test with over 99% accuracy can detect between an innocent and a suspect.

Use of iCognative technology in this case is most apt not only because the truth in the case can be out and perpetrators punished, but also because deployment of cost-effective iCognative early on helps speed up the investigative process. In this case DEA has a group of suspects, the innocent parties will likely be willing to take a Brain Fingerprint test and show they do not have critical knowledge the perpetrator of the crime would have. Thus, ruling out innocents at the very beginning of an investigation generates much needed savings. Detectives are then able to focus the resources of the investigation toward those who are reluctant to take the test or have shown to have knowledge of the crime. The power of this unbelievable technology produced by Brainwave Science lies in deterrence. It not only helps solve crimes swiftly, but it also discourages criminals who would now have a fear of being caught, just because the cops have an edge with iCognative


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