This author, Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, does all she can to make a brutal beating of a white man in Hawaii seem understandable. Shameful.
AP - Two Native Hawaiian men wouldn't have brutally beat a man if he wasn't white, a U.S. judge said Thursday in sentencing them to yearslong prison terms for a hate crime in a case that reflects Hawaii's nuanced and complicated relationship with race.
A jury convicted Kaulana Alo-Kaonohi and Levi Aki Jr. in November, finding that they were motivated by Christopher Kunzelman's race when they punched, kicked and used a shovel to beat him in 2014. His injuries included a concussion, two broken ribs and head trauma.
...The unique case highlights the struggles between Native Hawaiians who are adamant about not having their culture erased and people who move to Hawaii without knowing or considering its history and racial dynamics.
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Yeah, I mean, the white guy almost had it comin', right, libs?