Lanric Hyland dies at 79: Ethics advocate pushed for housing rights, government accountability

Lanric Hyland smokes medical marijuana in his home at Ainakea Senior Residences in Kapaau. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

Lanric Hyland at the San Francisco City Hall anti-police-violence rally, February 1968. Courtesy photo

HILO — He won some, he lost some, but Kapaau resident Lanric Hyland wasn’t one to shy away from what he perceived as inequities or violations of county, state or federal laws.