Protecting Civil Liberties in a Natural Disaster

Partcipants talked about protecting civil liberties, ensuring public safety, and providing services in response to natural… read more

Partcipants talked about protecting civil liberties, ensuring public safety, and providing services in response to natural disasters. They focused on the operation of the Department of Homeland Security and its mission to responded to such emergencies. Among the areas and issues addressed were provision or health care services, meeting the needs of displaced persons, providing legal resources, and coordination of state and local assistance to victims of natural disasters. Hilary Shelton moderated.

“The Road Ahead: Protecting Civil Liberties in a Natural Disaster” was the first panel of an event titled "A Path Forward: Constitutional Protections in Homeland Security". This series of roundtable discussions on the future of privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties at the Department of Homeland Security was hosted by the Majority Staff of the House Committee on Homeland Security in Cannon House Office Building. close

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  • Arnwine, Barbara R. President and Executive Director Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • DeLeaver, Douglas Past President National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives
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Protecting Civil Liberties in a Natural Disaster

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282665-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 3, 2008
Last Aired:
Dec 12, 2008

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  • Dec 03, 2008 | 9:03am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 03, 2008 | 7:10pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 08, 2008 | 2:28am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 12, 2008 | 1:23pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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