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Reminiscences of Oren Root : oral history, 2002-2003.

Creator: Root, Oren
Project: September 11, 2001 oral history narrative and memory project.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript: 67 p. sound recordings: 2 sound discs (80, 54 min.) : digital ; 3 in.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Associate Director, Police Assessment Resource Center, Vera Institute of Justice.

Scope and Contents

Reminiscences of 9/11: train ride into Manhattan, news of plane crash at World Trade Center [WTC], arrival at work near WTC, description of atmosphere, experiences of colleagues, reaction to fallen towers; New York City Criminal Justice System: low crime rate in 9/11 aftermath, delay in court cases, questions concerning the right to due process, courts attempt to normalize procedures, gradual release of certain prisoners; post-9/11: opinion on Iraq invasion, effect on civil liberties, discussion of Arab stereotyping; U.S. relationship with the International Criminal Court, New York Police Department antiterrorism efforts; discussion of February 15th, 2002 antiwar rally in New York City.


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