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Anita Hofschneider

HPD Data Shows Racial Disparities In Stay-At-Home Enforcement Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HPD Data Shows Racial Disparities In Stay-At-Home Enforcement

An analysis by Hawaii Public Radio shows Micronesian, Samoan and Black communities are disproportionately affected by arrests.

HPD Chief Says There’s Less Racial Bias In Hawaii. She’s Wrong Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HPD Chief Says There’s Less Racial Bias In Hawaii. She’s Wrong

HPD data says Black, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities experience force at the hands of police at higher rates than white and Asian communities.

COVID-19 Cases Among Pacific Islanders Surge In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

COVID-19 Cases Among Pacific Islanders Surge In Hawaii

State health officials say Pacific Islanders are likely more at risk for the disease because they have high poverty rates and often live in overcrowded conditions.

Major Player In Illegal Marshallese Adoptions Pleads Guilty To Fraud maricopa.gov

Major Player In Illegal Marshallese Adoptions Pleads Guilty To Fraud

Paul Petersen faces more than a decade in Arizona state prison and still faces charges in Utah and Arkansas.

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.