Ethics Board to investigate Maunakea road blockade

Maunakea Access Road blockade is pictured in July. (Nancy Cook Lauer/West Hawaii Today)

Law enforcement officers stood by to disperse opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope along Maunakea Access Road in July. (PHOTO BY CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL CRUSSELL/STARADVERTISER.COM)

HILO — Is it an ethics matter if some people break the law with apparent impunity while others get punished?