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Yoohyun Jung

Honolulu Police Chief: George Floyd’s Death Was ‘Avoidable’ And ‘Criminal’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Chief: George Floyd’s Death Was ‘Avoidable’ And ‘Criminal’

During the June 3 police commission meeting, the chief said many things went wrong in the Minneapolis incident that is causing nationwide unrest.

UH Football Player Arrested For Violating Quarantine UH Screenshot

UH Football Player Arrested For Violating Quarantine

Venasio “Solo” Vaipulu reportedly left his designated quarantine location daily.

Two Reform-Minded Members Quit The Honolulu Police Commission Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Two Reform-Minded Members Quit The Honolulu Police Commission

The two were frustrated over the commission’s lack of power to make meaningful change in the police department.

Breaking Quarantine In Hawaii? A Citizens’ Group Is Watching Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat

Breaking Quarantine In Hawaii? A Citizens’ Group Is Watching

The group, seeing gaps in enforcement, has helped state and local investigators track down scofflaw tourists.

Critics Say Hawaii Prisons Are Failing To Help Released Inmates Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Critics Say Hawaii Prisons Are Failing To Help Released Inmates

Advocates say they’ve had to take over reentry services for prisoners released because of COVID-19 worries.

Hawaii Prosecutors Want COVID-19 Inmate Releases Stopped Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Prosecutors Want COVID-19 Inmate Releases Stopped

The state has released more than 800 inmates since early March. Three county prosecutors say the public safety risk outweighs COVID-19 dangers.

Prison Commission Demands Answers On COVID-19 At Arizona Prison Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Prison Commission Demands Answers On COVID-19 At Arizona Prison

An attorney alleges that more than a dozen staff members have COVID-19. CoreCivic says two have tested positive.

Fake Cures To Phishing: The Pandemic Is A Boon For Scammers CDC

Fake Cures To Phishing: The Pandemic Is A Boon For Scammers

Government regulators say to watch out for rip-offs and to get ready for more as the crisis continues.