• Creator
  • Hirabayashi, Gordon
  • Created Date
  • ca. 1942
  • Description
  • In his letter, Hirabayashi relates some of his conversation and thoughts on the justice system. He writes "The way the courts handle "justice," you often wonder just what justice is. Is it justice to keep a man in jail for 5 months and then release him when he's acquitted without any back pay? Is it justice to put up a stupendous bond on an individual, when the bond is merely to guarantee that person's appearance in court? The tactics used in ... more
    In his letter, Hirabayashi relates some of his conversation and thoughts on the justice system. He writes "The way the courts handle "justice," you often wonder just what justice is. Is it justice to keep a man in jail for 5 months and then release him when he's acquitted without any back pay? Is it justice to put up a stupendous bond on an individual, when the bond is merely to guarantee that person's appearance in court? The tactics used in Masuda's and Takahashi's trials would make one wonder if that word justice was put in there by mistake. So I know somewhat of the kind of road I have yet to travel. I'm trying to fortify myself now so that I can whether it." He also thanks Ellie for her recent visit of his family in the internment camp. less
  • Format
  • text
    Letter (correspondence)
    Scanned from original text or image at 200 dpi saved in TIFF format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2013