The AG’s office and the Prosecutor’s office have been really awful. We have heard things said that not only lack aloha, understanding, and content, but have also been incredibly offensive and show absolutely NO concern for our incarcerated people.
Some of the task force is working hard to bury the Native Hawaiian data, even suggesting that we look into Micronesians in prison. WHAT? It’s the Native Hawaiian Task Force that grew out of the 2010 OHA report on the Disparate Treatment of Native Hawaiians in the Criminal Justice System.
Please come to this meeting. Show the task force that the community does care about justice. We can’t let a few bullies get away with minimizing the problem…and it is a problem. Anyone who has ever gone into any of our facilities knows this.
Meeting Minutes (which in CAP’s opinion are whitewashed):