Strong Sentence for Kyle Matsumoto
We the undersigned residents of various Kauai communities are pleading for a sentence for Mr. Kyle Matsumoto
which is commensurate with the significant disruption, fear, and cost he has inflicted on us. He has a long and
checkered history of arrests and convictions and an apparent disregard for the law. It's time to get
him off the streets on a longer term basis. We've had enough of him.
Worthy of note is that in 2012, detailed records were kept and Princeville residents experienced a burglary rate twice normal (nearly 8 per month) from January through August. Then Mr. Matsumoto and 3 others were arrested, and the burglary rate dropped to half normal (about 2 per month). We do not think this was coincidental. It does not appear that his behavior has improved since then.
Please be do not let him off with a slap on the wrist. And we are mindful that he will likely be out after only half of whatever the sentence is due to Hawaii's overcrowded incarceration facilities.