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The majority of drugs are imported. Drugs Inc s3e3: Hawaiian Ice, National Geographic 2012
Since the early ’90s Crystal Methamphetamine or Ice has flooded the Pacific chain of eight islands. ibid.
Mexican drug gangs now control 70% of the US Meth market. ibid.
58.8% of men arrested in Honolulu tested positive for Meth in 2011. ibid.
‘Meth is highly addictive. There’s no such thing as once.’ Drugs Inc s4e12: Going to Extremes, Steve
Hawaii ranks second in the US for Meth-related hospital admissions. ibid.
Hawaii is not a state of mind, but a state of grace. Paul Theroux
An island paradise teeming with life. But they soon found out this new-found wealth was exhaustible. Natural World s25e9: Hawaii: Message in the Waves, BBC 2017
Of all the ecosystems they depended on, the reef was the most important and the most fragile. ibid.
About a million residents but a further seven million people arrive each year for a few weeks in paradise. ibid.
‘Call some place paradise and kiss it goodbye, yeah?’ ibid.
Hawaiian society was as complex as its engineering projects … This hierarchical society produced a singular art form … Feather work had many applications, and today indigenous Hawaiians are still using this old technique. James Fox, Oceans Apart: Art and the Pacific s1e2: Polynesia, BBC 2018
In the waning days of summer 1931 the false calm of Honolulu, Hawaii, was shattered by a single allegation made by a 20-year-old Navy wife. American Experience: The Island Murder, PBS 2018
‘She says she was kidnapped … and raped six or seven times.’ ibid. dude
‘The death of an innocent young man.’ ibid. lady
The quiet whisper of the original lie grew to a clamorous din of power politics and racism … The story of the Navy wife and her alleged assailants. ibid.
‘They had him [Joseph Kahahawai] under threat of a gun and demanded that he confess. At a certain point one of them pulled the trigger and shot Joseph.’ ibid. dude
It made no sense to Darrow’s friends his defending Grace Fortescue … The $30,000 was too enticing. ibid.
Fortescue et al: Guilty. ibid.
After four days of pressure the governor finally caved, agreeing to reduce the sentence from ten years to one hour. ibid.
Hawaii Saturday January 13th 2018 8.07: Emergency Alert: Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek Immediate Shelter. This is not a drill. Storyville: On the Morning You Wake (To the End of the World), BBC 2022
There are still more than 14,000 nuclear weapons in the world. ibid.
Emergency Alerts … There is no threat or danger … ibid.