Hawaii EMA worker who sent out false missile alert refusing to work with investigators

hawaii missile alert error
Guess the worker really doesn’t “feel awful” about hitting the button, TWICE, after all.
From Fox News: The infamous “button-pusher” who sent out a false missile alert that caused chaos across the Hawaiian Islands earlier this month is now refusing to work with federal and internal investigators, a top Federal Communications Commission official said Thursday.
The unidentified Hawaii Emergency Management Agency official has backed off working with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) — and also has refused to work with two internal Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) investigationsThe Star Advertiser reported.
The FCC’s Homeland Security Bureau chief Lisa Fowlkes confirmed this at a Senate hearing on Thursday saying that while HI-EMA leaders have cooperated, “we are disappointed, however, that one key employee, the person who transmitted the false alert, is refusing to cooperate with our investigation.”
“We hope that person will reconsider,” Fowlkes added.
On January 13, a civil defense employee at HI-EMA accidently sent out an alert that notified more than a million people in Hawaii that they were about to be struck by a nuclear missile. Some 38 minutes passed before HI-EMA officials sent an alert to people’s phones confirming the false alarm.
That employee has since been temporarily reassigned within the agency as the investigation continues.
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Michael J Euteneuer Sr
Michael J Euteneuer Sr
2 years ago

Ahh yes, if only; their last day of work and nice new accommodations at the grey bar motel until we can dredge up some cooperation. Sorry snowflake, actions have consequences

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
2 years ago

Micael J Euteneuer Sr . . . . I agree with you, this joker should indeed should be transferred to . . . “the grey bar motel until we can dredge up some cooperation.” This is just ludicrous, on the part of this employee. I would say, rather than a “transfer to another job,” this fool should be given his “walking papers,” and then he should be taken into custody and become a guest of the citizens of Hawaii. This almost makes one feel that this was not an accidental incident . . .

Dr. Eowyn
Admin
Dr. Eowyn
2 years ago

The employee refuses to cooperate with investigators?
Then fire him/her!

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
2 years ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

Dr Eowyn . . . . I cannot even conceive that they would retain this employee after him/her pulling a stunt like this! Why do liberals have to act so very, very stupid? Just send this turkey down the road.

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

They’ve probably already offered him a job in Las Vegas.

Alma
Alma
2 years ago

First, he should have been sent home instead of reassignment, withhold his pay, pending investigation -he is not trusted, Negotiate. throw his ass in jail and when willing to talk, if telling the truth, pay him up to that day, and then fire him, can’t get government jobs, give him 10 years, If not telling the truth, don’t pay him, fire him and throw the book at him, perjury, endangering the life’s of others, etc, find the slightest charge and have him serve in Fedral Prison for 10 years minimum, when done, he’ll be a useless piece of sh….t!

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
2 years ago
Reply to  Alma

Alma . . . . I am so glad that I can always trust to “tell it like it is.” You have described exactly what should be done as a consequence of his action. I suppose that perhaps they are dragging their feet, since the Governor of Hawaii could not shut down this error sooner than the 38 minutes that it took . . . because he COULD NOT REMEMBER HIS PASSWORD, evidently to the system ! What kind of lamo performance of his job is that? Frankly, he should be removed from office. This is definitely not the kind… Read more »

squirrelmistresssquirrelmistress

maybe it wasn’t a false alarm. many people in hawaii reported seeing something fall from the sky and explode into the ocean.

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
2 years ago

squirrelmistresssquirelmistress . . . . Wow! Thanks for the head’s up. I was not aware of that. I will have to go out and research that story.

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago

Yeah, I read two accounts and bookmarked both. I just tried to get to them and they’re gone. The story was that there were eight or nine people in an excursion off shore and they all reported seeing it.
They came back and called the local television station and nobody was interested.

MomOfIV
MomOfIV
2 years ago

gee, that’s NOT suspicious!

Lana
Lana
2 years ago
Reply to  MomOfIV

REALLY!!!! Why would someone not cooperate unless they were hiding something!?!?

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago
Reply to  Lana

If you think this is suspicious, you should look into that Las Vegas operation. I’ve been saving bits and pieces and it smells.

Sharon
Sharon
2 years ago

Lets not kid ourselves. someone paid him to do it as a way to make trump look bad. the left is too stupid to realize none of their smear tactics will work anymore.

CP
CP
2 years ago

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Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
2 years ago
Reply to  CP

CP . . . . That was priceless! Congratulations, that really gave me a chuckle. Job Well Done !!!

CP
CP
2 years ago
Reply to  Auntie Lulu

Thanks, it gave me a chuckle too!

Dan
Dan
2 years ago

If it had been an incoming tsunami warning, I wonder if the Republicans would be acting like it’s a routine investigation. Here’s the Republicans’ chance to pull the lid off the corruption of Hawaii’s one-party Democratic state. Am I mistaken, or is the Republican establishment going to roll over on this, too?

truckjunkie
truckjunkie
2 years ago

After all the work the Leftists have done trying to blame everything that goes wrong on Trump-they’ve actually given him an “ace in the hole”. It’s a known fact that no matter what goes wrong in the World,the Democrats WILL blame it on Trump,so if he EVER makes a mistake or something he’s doing goes sour,guess who can take the blame-THE DEMOCRATS! After all-they’ve blamed HIM for ALL this OTHER stuff,and been proven WRONG;so why should THIS be any different? It’s like a “Get Out Of Jail Free” card,Compliments of the Leftists.

Teri
Teri
2 years ago

Did they ever find out who the dead body was on the airport tarmac that day? That was probably the “real guy” and there is no more – anyone – to cooperate with investigators. This smells like a “Loretta Fuddy” event to me.

Dr. Eowyn
Admin
Dr. Eowyn
2 years ago
Reply to  Teri

Didn’t know about the dead body on the airport tarmac. More information (and source), please!

Teri
Teri
2 years ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

Sorry I didn’t see this sooner. This is just one article. Google dead body on tarmac hawaii and plenty will come up. There are some you-tube channels discussing this as well, but I have not watched them. From what I have been able to find – they don’t have an answer (unless someone on you-tube does) and the story has just slipped from any headlines. It was found on saturday, the same day I believe the false alert went out – January 14, 2018. As I said its probably a “Loretta Fuddy event in the making”! 🙂
https://www.ibtimes.com/dead-body-found-hawaii-airport-runway-closed-pending-investigation-2641435

Teri
Teri
2 years ago
Reply to  Teri

Sorry – 13th – the body was found on the tarmac on the 13th – and I believe that is the same day the false missile alert went out

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago
Reply to  Teri

I hadn’t heard of that either. It is not all that uncommon. People “hitch” rides on airplanes and fall off somewhat frequently. Sometimes they find them frozen to death in the wheel wells.

Teri
Teri
2 years ago
Reply to  lophatt

Yeah – could be. There has not been much reporting on it at all. It just seem coincidental to me – I am pretty distrustful these days.

Teri
Teri
2 years ago
Reply to  Teri

Sorry again – I could only find 2 articles and they seem to be the same.
https://top-breaking.news/dead-body-found-on-hawaii-airport-runway-closed-pending-investigation/

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago
Reply to  Teri

What paper did that come from? It is obviously a bad translation.

Teri
Teri
2 years ago
Reply to  lophatt

You know – I really cant tell about the second one. The 1st one was International Business Times. It seems to be the same article word for word. I swear – I saw the original report on a MSM channel – but I cant find anything other than these. All same articles verbatim – all original source IBT. I am assuming some news publication in HI would have it or something about it at the Hawaii Transportation Safety Board.
https://www.cetusnews.com/news/Dead-Body-Found-On-Hawaii-Airport–Runway-Closed-Pending-Investigation.HJQ4EJFOVG.html

daveyone1
2 years ago

Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

TrueDan
TrueDan
2 years ago

Don’t jump to any conclusions about what happened or why it happened. Any system that has the capability to generate a drill message or an actual warning message should be designed so that the system response for each case is different. System response for one should say something in, perhaps, regular black lettering like “Send a drill message. Yes or No” and another button to push. The other should say something in, perhaps, larger red lettering in a different font like “Actual warning of a real missile attack – do you confirm a real incoming missile? Yes or No” And… Read more »

Glenn47
Glenn47
2 years ago

Actually the worker withstood several hours of interviews and did a written statement. He has told them he has nothing new to add. The system was originally for warning of tsunamis and hurricanes and just recently for missiles. They originally told us, it was during a shift change and the second guy had not shown up. They are suppose to do a test so the one guy tried to do it himself. Now we find out the esteem governor, cough cough, didn’t remember his Twitter account number to retract. What a doofus. Sadly, the government in Hawaii is so lackadaisical… Read more »

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
2 years ago
Reply to  Glenn47

Glenn47 . . . . As bad as this whole scenario was . . . what do you think that foreign powers that hate us, and are not our friends, think about this astonishing level of incompetence? I would say that having this whole bru-ha-ha out in the public eye, really communicates to all the world that we do not have our ducks in a row, particularly since Hawaii is so far from our mainland. I find that this whole thing is a great travesty. I was personally unaware that “we have an excellent missile intercept system constantly manned by… Read more »

Glenn47
Glenn47
2 years ago
Reply to  Auntie Lulu

Auntie, I surely understand your concern. I am sure we are being laughed at from many. Keep in mind this was a serious STATE ran warning system error that didn’t set off the state wide alarms and believe me, they are loud. We live in the middle of this every day. The defense system that is protecting us is a FEDERAL system. Ran completely differently. I wouldn’t let the dems in Hawaii take care of my turtle if I went on vacation. I still have faith in our US Navy, that has trained for years. Sadly, under Obama, training for… Read more »

CalGirl
2 years ago

Gird your loins for more of this inompetence at the highest levels of social/commercial/national security needs. The snowflake generation is upon us…but their younger siblings/cousins/even some children are already upon us, too. They learn to read in the early few grades, but after that—they are NOT required to do so (which is what happened here w/this false alert—–the computer gave an opportunity to choose a correct entry—-but….it was either over-looked or misread by this person—which happens ALL THE TIME in school, EVERY DAY by our students who are NOT expected or demanded upon to be careful, mindful, accurate, and timely.)… Read more »

sofiasofia
sofiasofia
2 years ago

The poor schmuck was just another patsy and expendable, ‘they’ always find some loser to blame to take the flack…it is another distraction to keep you looking in the wrong direction.
p.s..great website.

Txfella
2 years ago

Correction: It was NO accident.

Dr. Eowyn
Admin
Dr. Eowyn
2 years ago
Reply to  DCG

But still unnamed?

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago
Reply to  DCG

My, isn’t that comforting? Remember a while back when we had a rash of “missing” nuclear weapons? Allegedly loaded onto the wing pods of planes and flown to Barksdale, AFB? Overturned in a drainage ditch, etc..
Anyone who knows anything about the protocols associated with this would know its a lie. Nonetheless, the alert monkey could be real. Let’s just hope no one passes him any launch codes.

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago
Reply to  DCG

He needs some larger panties. Pinched ovaries can do that to you.

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago
Reply to  DCG

This thing reads like the Las Vegas Extravaganza. I keep saving bits and pieces. Nothing fits. The only consistent part is that its a lie.