Nonohe Botelho and the parents of murder victims have formed an organization that will introduce a bill in the Legislature to increase the penalties for Murder. These parents have come out to support Kevin Takata for Prosecutor!Read More
For Kevin, ensuring justice is similar to a lengthy sea voyage – requiring strength, team work, a keen sense of direction, perseverance, and purpose. Moreover, achieving justice insists upon the delicate balance of various rights and responsibilities while always maintaining a steady focus on the goal of community safety. Successful mitigation of crime is predicated upon the pursuit of truth, swift and aggressive prosecution, and the protection of Constitutional rights.
While a Prosecuting Attorney must always remain vigilant and mindful of their obligations as a leader, Kevin understands it takes a dedicated legal team, sharing the same vision and fundamental values. They must work together with integrity to secure justice and keep our community safe.
Kevin’s abilities, ethical standards, and professionalism, inspires and sets the standards for others to follow in the practice of law. He is not only respected among his peers, but throughout the legal community for his legal acumen, utmost honesty, genuine authenticity, and fairness in his dealings with others. His vision, inherent leadership abilities, and talent will prove essential in building and maintaining a solid team committed to the pursuit of justice and improving the overall safety and well being of our community.
While the voyage in the pursuit of justice is arduous, it is absolutely essential. With your help and your support, together we can chart a new course and we can right this ship. Kevin knows that a community that is secure in its surroundings and confident in its abilities to ensure justice and compassion for all of its citizens is one that is nurturing and vibrant. That community looks to the future with hope, optimism, and anticipation.
It’s a place to where Kevin believes he can take us. It’s time to begin the journey.
Last night, Kevin Takata won a decisive victory over incumbent Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro. In a televised debate shown on PBS Hawaii, Kevin demonstrated his mastery of the issues and exposed the many lies of Keith Kaneshiro. Kaneshiro had nothing new to say about what he is doing in office. He continued to take credit for [...]Read More
Hawaii Reporter investigators have revealed that the Kaneshiro campaign raffled off nearly $4,000 worth of travel benefits donated by convicted felon Walter “Jack” Kitagawa at their August 28th fundraiser. Read the full story here. The criminal history of Walter “Jack” Kitagawa is well-known and Kaneshiro as the Honolulu Prosecutor should have known better than to [...]Read More
On October 26, 2012, Kevin had the pleasure of speaking to Ramsay Wharton on the Hawaii News Now Morning show about the problems at the Prosecutor’s Office. Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNLRead More
Civil Beat posted an article on October 16, 2012 entitled Hawaii Rarely Prosecutes for Campaign Spending Violations. The article mentions three former members of the Honolulu City Council: Rod Tam, Rene Mansho, and Andy Mirikitani who were successfully prosecuted and now “synonymous with political corruption.” Kevin Takata successfully prosecuted Rene Mansho in 2002 and Judge [...]Read More
Congratulations to Kevin on a job well done on the Rick Hamada show! For the first-time, Kaneshiro admits that he was the defense attorney who privately represented (i.e. got paid by) a major drug dealer named Romulo Lomboy who sold crystal meth in Honolulu! Kaneshiro’s client sold over 2.75 pounds of meth! The representation occurred [...]Read More