A couple of weeks ago, we published a story about a Black man named Lindani Myeni who was gunned down by police in the pacific paradise of Honolulu, Hawaii. At the time, nobody in the town seemed to give a damn except his wife and University of Hawaii law school professor Kenneth Lawson who made note of the local disengagement saying Myeni’s killing, “would have generated mass protests in any other American city.”
Hawaii, what’s good??? *Nicki Minaj voice*
Today, according to ABC News, a new video of Lindani Myeni’s fatal encounter with police has been released. The Ring doorbell camera at the house that Myeni accidentally walked into captured him apologizing repeatedly to the residents prior to being killed by the cops.
The video of the incident is below. We will warn that it can be disturbing to watch and we advise that you take your own mental health into serious consideration before you decide to press play.
Myeni’s caucasian wife fully believes that her husband’s death was motivated by and/or aided by racial discrimination. Despite the wrongful death lawsuit that was filed against the department, now-retired police chief Susan Ballard wouldn’t fully engage in conversation about the incident.
“Mr. Myeni’s death is tragic,” Mayor Rick Blangiardi said in a statement. “We await both sides making their arguments in court, consequently I have no further comment at this time.”