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Anita Hofschneider

Man Who Died In Honolulu Police Custody Identified As 28-Year-Old Kaneohe Resident Courtesy of Noelle Pama

Man Who Died In Honolulu Police Custody Identified As 28-Year-Old Kaneohe Resident

Isaiah Pama’s wife, Noelle, says she doesn’t want her husband’s death to be used in the Black Lives Matter movement.

Honolulu Police Chief Hopes Nationwide Reform Movement Skips Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Chief Hopes Nationwide Reform Movement Skips Hawaii

Chief Susan Ballard also told the Honolulu Police Commission that while more bias training would be helpful, Honolulu officers have a “lot less” implicit bias than on the mainland.

Man Dies In Kaneohe While In Honolulu Police Custody Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Man Dies In Kaneohe While In Honolulu Police Custody

A police spokeswoman said the man, who was combative and punching, became unresponsive while being restrained with handcuffs and shackles.

Shoddy Record Keeping By HPD Skews Public Picture Of Police Killings Flickr.com/Tex Texin

Shoddy Record Keeping By HPD Skews Public Picture Of Police Killings

A Civil Beat review found that Honolulu police officers killed at least 29 people in the past decade, at least 11 more cases than are listed in HPD’s use of force reports.

Pacific Islanders, Filipinos Have Highest COVID-19 Rates In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pacific Islanders, Filipinos Have Highest COVID-19 Rates In Hawaii

New data on race shows that Native Hawaiians — previously lumped in with other Pacific Islanders — aren’t currently experiencing higher rates of COVID-19.

Navy Releases Final Study Of Undersea Training In The Marianas Courtesy of Department of Defense

Navy Releases Final Study Of Undersea Training In The Marianas

The plans includes continuing bombing practice on the uninhabited island of Farallon de Medinilla.

If George Floyd Died In Hawaii, We’d Know Little About The Cop Who Killed Him Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

If George Floyd Died In Hawaii, We’d Know Little About The Cop Who Killed Him

For decades, Hawaii lawmakers have protected officers with misconduct records from public scrutiny that’s normal in many other states.

Many In Hawaii Grieve — And Protest — The Police Killing Of George Floyd Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Many In Hawaii Grieve — And Protest — The Police Killing Of George Floyd

With more #BlackLivesMatter protests planned for this week, those in the local black community say Hawaii isn’t exempt from racism.

Pandemic Job Losses In Hawaii Curb Cash Flow To Families Abroad Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pandemic Job Losses In Hawaii Curb Cash Flow To Families Abroad

Many immigrants from the Philippines have to decide between saving money to survive unemployment or sending it to relatives.