Senator Daniel Inouye on Internment Camps

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KPIX Eyewitness News report from September 26th 1969 by Evan White in San Francisco featuring an interview with Senator Daniel K. Inouye of Hawaii, who is campaigning to repeal Title II from the 1950 Internal Security Act. This statute provided the U.S. government authority to revive concentration camps. He points out that in 1942 over 100,000 Japanese Americans were interned without any due process and refers to Title II as: "A blotch in our democracy that has no place in our books. And I for one ... will do everything possible to have it erased." Also includes scenes from a dinner engagement to support the repeal of Title II and an interview with one of Earl Warren's sons, who expresses his family's support for the campaign.

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What BS.... Hayakawa was never involved in the evacuation/imprisonment, so he knows nothing about it.       However, in same video, you have Dan Innoye giving HIS opinion.  Don't you know he too was never in in one either(as were thousands of US Japs?.).............very picky,picky-----and extremily one-sided.

I am not Japanese or Hawaiian (only at heart). I completely agree. The record of these Japanese Americans in the internment camps needs to be erased.

Thank you Senator Inouye for your Distinguished Service to Our Country.

Eddie Cone

Lubbock, TX




Thank you Senator for caring and remembering.  I am from hawaii but my husbands family who lived in California were interned.  "Shikataganai", cannot be helped, they said.  My husband was 2 years old and we have a class photo with he in it and the barracks in the background.  Manzanar looked like a prison.  I guess it was.

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