As Honolulu Prosecutor I Will Stop the Cycle of Crime by Treating Substance Use Addiction
A conversation with Jeff Nash, the Executive Director of Habilitat as we discuss stopping the cycle of crime by treating addiction disorders. Jacquie is a Honolulu Prosecutor Candidate in this years 2020 election on Oahu. Honolulu prosecutor election.
The Ghosts of Stonewall: The Criminalization of LGBTQ People
It’s Pride Month! Don’t forget to join Jacquie tonight as she sits down with Gay Island Guide Founder & CEO Walter Enriquez to discuss the Criminalization of LGBTQ+ people! In the early morning hours of June 28, 1969 the LGBTQ+ community took a stand against police and the government after the NYC police raided the Stonewall Inn. That sparked six days of riots and as the catalyst to the gay rights movement and fight for equality. 51 years later we are still criminalizing our LGBTQ+ community members and it’s time to we STOP all injustices. As we celebrate this National Pride Month, I stand with our LGBTQ+ family and will continue to fight for their rights and protections as Honolulu Prosecutor by focusing the office resources on serious violent crimes including hate crimes, police misconduct and discrimination. To learn more, contribute or to join our movement to being real justice, real reform and real change to the Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office please visit our website.
Stop Using Our Jails as the only Solution to Our Problems.
As a Honolulu Prosecutor Candidate, I will see Every Arrest as an Opportunity for Intervention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation and Stop Using Our Jails as the only Solution to Our Problems. A conversation with Bob Merce, author of the legislative prison reform task force report. Eye opening interview with our Honolulu Prosecutor Candidate
As Honolulu Prosecutor I Will Protect Crime Victims by Protecting the Legal Process.
A conversation with Hawaiʻi Innocence Project Co-Director Ken Lawson about how Jacquie Esser as Honolulu Prosecutor will protect victims by protecting the legal process. Vote Esser, our Honolulu Prosecutor Candidate.
As Honolulu Prosecutor I Will Treat Mental Illness and Stop Using Our Jail to House Our Mentally Ill
Although mental illness is not a crime, it is often treated like one. As a result, the number of people with serious mental illness in our country's jails and prisons is nearly 14 times greater than the number residing in state psychiatric hospitals. Our jails and prisons have become de facto mental health treatment centers even though they are not staffed with mental illness professionals and are not equipped to completely manage or treat mental illness. Criminalizing mental illness is harmful. It burdens law enforcement and correctional systems, and costs taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. We must not let a psychiatric diagnosis serve as a cover to evade punishment. But we must not send people to jail or prison when they are genuinely mentally ill. As Honolulu Prosecutor, I will treat mental illness as an illness and work with the Honolulu Police Department and mental health experts to divert seriously mentally ill people to treatment instead of arresting and locking them up. I will also support expansion of our mental health courts, which offer community-based care for defendants who require psychiatric treatment, substance abuse recovery, and other individualized treatment. But to treat the link between mental illness and criminality requires more than diversion and treatment courts. We need a far-sighted mental health policy that identifies at-risk patients early on and prevents them from coming into contact with the criminal justice system. With adequate resources we can enhance public safety and improve the quality of life for the people of Honolulu who suffer from mental illness. We must find ways to compassionately care for those who are unable to care for themselves.
My policies as the next Honolulu Prosecutor. A system of justice that works for everyone.
Student Study Hall with Jacquie Esser moderated by University of Hawai'i students Madison Sweaney and Lauren Carson. Learn my policies on marijuana, drugs, serious violent crimes, and learn a little bit more about me and why I want to be Honolulu's next Prosecutor.