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Defer measure on pawn shops


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 07, 2013

~~<p>The City Council has not yet abandoned its well-intentioned efforts to help police crack stolen property cases. But perhaps it should postpone them.</p>
<p>The original proposals, Bills 51 and 52, sought stricter reporting of transactions by pawnbrokers and secondhand dealers and required them to file reports on an electronic database. The intent was to provide a tool that more readily enables police to recover stolen property and garner the evidence for prosecution, with the goal of stemming Honolulu's property crime rates.</p>
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The City Council has not yet abandoned its well-intentioned efforts to help police crack stolen property cases. But perhaps it should postpone them.

The original proposals, Bills 51 and 52, sought stricter reporting of transactions by pawnbrokers and secondhand dealers and required them to file reports on an electronic database. The intent was to provide a tool that more readily enables police to recover stolen property and garner the evidence for prosecution, with the goal of stemming Honolulu's property crime rates. Login for more...



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