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Fred Korematsu Day

Posted by on Jan 16, 2014 in Blog, DePaul, Events, Featured Articles, Law Schools | Comments Off

Fred Korematsu Day

Fred Korematsu Day Thursday, January 30th, 11:45am-1pm DePaul College of Law, 25 E. Jackson Blvd, Room 903 Fred Korematsu is the Japanese-American man who would not consent to being interned after President Roosevelt ordered that all Japanese-Americans be interned as World War II began. He is also the individual responsible for the landmark Korematsu v. United States case. Join us for a screening of the brief film “Of Civil Rights and Wrongs” about Korematsu’s life and a discussion about the racial profiling he...

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Smart Phones, Dumb Laws

Posted by on Oct 31, 2011 in DePaul | 0 comments

Will Your Cellphone Make You a Criminal? A forum on the rising wave of repression against people who document dissent and police misconduct. In Illinois, it is a major criminal offense to use a cell phone to audio record the police – EVEN IN A PUBLIC SPACE!  You can be sentenced to 15 years in prison!  Only 1 other state makes this a crime.  Why does Illinois have this law?  Why does our police force want to conceal its actions? Cell phones give everyday people amazing power to document injustices, protests, and misconduct by...

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