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Involuntary heroes : Hurricane Katrina's impact on civil liberties

Author: Mitchell F Crusto
Publisher: Durham, North Carolina : Carolina Academic Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Constitution guarantees certain individual rights, such as the freedoms of religion and assembly and the protection from unlawful search and seizure. These civil liberties, however, are often undermined during periods of emergency. Following an increasing number of upheavals throughout the country, including Hurricane Sandy, the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, and the Ebola outbreak, there is a need to assess to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mitchell F Crusto
ISBN: 9781611631814 1611631815
OCLC Number: 913957678
Description: xiv, 191 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : Hurricane Katrina and civil liberties --
Petri dish for rights in crisis --
Shooting survivors --
Seizing firearms --
Denying travel to safety --
Disavowing rape --
Exposing people to toxins --
Firing public school teachers --
Imprisoning innocents --
Abandoning elders --
Epilogue : protecting rights always.
Responsibility: Mitchell F. Crusto.

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"The Constitution guarantees certain individual rights, such as the freedoms of religion and assembly and the protection from unlawful search and seizure. These civil liberties, however, are often undermined during periods of emergency. Following an increasing number of upheavals throughout the country, including Hurricane Sandy, the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, and the Ebola outbreak, there is a need to assess to what degree our civil liberties are protected in these circumstances. On the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, this book examines the experiences of Katrina's 'involuntary heroes, ' those whose civil liberties were infringed upon by the government and who ultimately received little to no redress in the judicial system. It is essential reading for constitutional scholars and for members of the general public who truly want to understand constitutional rights within the context of this historic crisis"--Unedited summary from book cover.

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