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  • Justice Antonin Scalia says World War II-style internment camps could happen again

    02/04/2014 2:11:03 PM PST · by ColdOne · 222 replies ^ | 2/4/14 | Joel Gehrke
    Justice Antonin Scalia predicts that the Supreme Court will eventually authorize another a wartime abuse of civil rights such as the internment camps for Japanese Americans during World War II. "You are kidding yourself if you think the same thing will not happen again," Scalia told the University of Hawaii law school while discussing Korematsu v. United States, the ruling in which the court gave its imprimatur to the internment camps.
  • Obama Uses 1917 Espionage Act to Go After Reporters

    05/27/2013 3:27:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | May 27, 2013 | Michael Barone
    There is one problem with the entirely justified if self-interested media squawking about the Justice Department snooping into the phone records of multiple Associated Press reporters and Fox News's James Rosen. The problem is that what the AP reporters and Rosen did arguably violates the letter of the law. The search warrant in the Rosen case cites Section 793(d) of Title 18 of the U.S. Code. Section 793(d) says that a person lawfully in possession of information that the government has classified as secret who turns it over to someone not lawfully entitled to posses it has committed a crime....
  • Old Richmond greenhouses captured in photos

    10/05/2010 11:09:45 PM PDT · by thecodont · 11 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Tuesday, October 5, 2010 | Joe Eaton,Ron Sullivan, Special to The Chronicle
    Driving south on Interstate 80, you get a tantalizing glimpse of the old greenhouses near the Richmond-El Cerrito border. Closed in 2006 when the Sakai and Oishi families sold their properties to the city of Richmond, they're the vestige of a once-thriving community of Japanese American cut-flower growers. The greenhouses will be demolished to make way for a housing development called, in the fine tradition of necronyms, Miraflores. Fortunately, several local photographers found the site before the bulldozers arrived, and the nurseries and the families who ran them star in concurrent special exhibitions at the Richmond Art Center and the...
  • Japanese-American veterans groups attack Watada

    08/25/2006 2:43:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 62 replies · 1,715+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 23, 2006 | Associated Press
    Nine veterans groups in California are criticizing 1st Lt. Ehren Watada for his decision to disobey deployment orders to Iraq. Watada is trying to "make himself a martyr and a hero," said Robert M. Wada, a charter president of the Japanese American Korean War Veterans. He said Watada's actions disrespect a legacy of military service by Japanese-American soldiers dating back to World War II. "No Japanese-Americans did anything like that and that is why Japanese-Americans are so upset," Wada said. "He is doing something that has never been done by Japanese-Americans." The groups expressed their outrage at Watada in a...
  • V-J Day commemoration called discriminatory

    08/12/2006 4:01:36 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 54 replies · 2,618+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | August 12, 2006 | Chelsea Phua (A.P.)
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Church bells rang. Whistles at fire stations and mill factories sounded. People poured into the streets, waving flags and honking car horns. It was Aug. 14, 1945 -- the day Americans learned that the Japanese had surrendered, ending the costliest conflict in human history. "It was pandemonium with happiness," remembered John Lucas, a World War II veteran and executive secretary of the Pawtucket Veterans Council. Rhode Island will mark the end of World War II on Monday. It is the last state to continue celebrating Victory Day, established by President Harry Truman in a 1946 proclamation. The...
  • LA Times Op-Ed Darkly Muses About Mass Muslim Internment

    06/16/2006 3:13:03 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies · 579+ views
    LA Times/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein June 16, 2006 As this op-ed column from today's Los Angeles Times illustrates, the MSM and the left-dominated American academy continue to side, in the name of 'human rights', against measures designed to protect us from another 9/11 and with those who might potentially do us harm. Author David Cole, a law professor at Georgetown University and volunteer attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights, was co-counsel to the plaintiffs in Turkmen vs. Ashcroft. He condemns the district court ruling in that case, which, as described in this article from Jurist, held: "The US government can detain...
  • Racially-Based, Academic Nonsense

    10/15/2005 12:20:23 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 60 replies · 1,567+ views
    15 October 2005 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    No, this is not about the Rev. Louis Farrakhan and his march in D.C. Instead, it’s about an article today (15 October) in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer entitled, “ 'Slave syndrome' may still affect black behavior.” The thesis of the professor appears in the early paragraphs: “The troubling images of African Americans displaced by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans' impoverished neighborhoods didn't startle researcher Joy DeGruy-Leary. ‘All Katrina did was reveal what was already there. I wasn't confused, wasn't surprised,’ she said.... “DeGruy-Leary, an assistant professor in Portland State University's Graduate School of Social Work, will discuss her theory of the...
  • Debate lingers over internment of Japanese-Americans

    09/07/2004 10:40:17 AM PDT · by Patriot62 · 10 replies · 443+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 09/07/2004 | Florangela Davila
    BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Kitsap County — This island's identity is inextricably linked with the World War II internment of its Japanese-American residents. Most locals are passionate in their feelings that it was grossly wrong. It was here that 227 men, women and children of Japanese descent boarded a ferry at the Eagledale dock March 30, 1942, and were sent to the Manzanar War Relocation Center in the California desert, under the orders of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. And it was here that feisty newspaper editor Walt Woodward denounced their removal as a civil-rights violation. His was a lone newspaper voice in...
  • Michelle Malkin: Reparations for Internment Were Just a Curtsy to Political Correctness

    09/05/2004 6:47:31 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 53 replies · 3,138+ views
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 5, 2004 | Michelle Malkin
    Sixteen years ago, President Ronald Reagan signed the Civil Liberties Act, proclaiming it "a great day for America." It provided $1.65 billion in restitution to 82,000 individuals of Japanese ancestry who had been subjected to evacuation, relocation and internment during World War II. Although it was almost universally hailed at the time, the decision was one of Reagan's biggest blunders. In a rare capitulation to political correctness, Reagan ignored the advice of his own military and legal experts who opposed wartime reparations for ethnic Japanese evacuees and internees. The road to reparations was paved with injustice, intellectual dishonesty and incompetence....
  • Monument Honoring WWII Japanese-American Soldiers Defaced

    03/24/2004 9:56:23 AM PST · by Dbdaily · 16 replies · 311+ views
    Monument Honoring WWII Japanese-American Soldiers Defaced Police Not Sure If Vandalism Is Hate Crime POSTED: 2:27 pm PST March 23, 2004 UPDATED: 7:43 pm PST March 23, 2004 LOS ANGELES -- Police are trying to find those responsible for defacing a monument to Japanese-Americans who fought during World War II even as their loved ones were held in internment camps at home. About 20 star-like symbols, each surrounded by a circle, were carved into the Little Tokyo monument at Temple and Alameda streets, said Diane Tanaka of the Go For Broke Educational Foundation. The vandalism, discovered last Friday, occurred some...
  • Japanese-Americans honored for World War II service

    11/11/2002 2:18:40 PM PST · by americaprd · 295+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 11/11/02 | Geoff Mulvihill
    CAMDEN, N.J. -- Harry K. Fukuhara spent half of 1942 in one of the internment camps where the United States government moved 110,000 Japanese-Americans after Japanese pilots bombed Pearl Harbor. He wanted out badly and got out, but only because he agreed to go to war defending the nation that had detained him because of his race. Fukuhara and thousands of other Japanese-American World War II veterans living and dead were honored Monday as defenders of the Constitution with the National Constitutional Center's "We the People" Award. About two dozen of the veterans, now in their 80s, attended the ceremony...