the long history of 'preventive' incarceration
Haru Kuromiya, George Takei and many other Japanese Americans who were incarcerated by a past white administration are telling the current white administration not to implement a Muslim registry.
Similarly, Dana Bullen, a white journalist for the Evening Star and the executive director of the World Press Freedom Committee, which fought against censorship, invoked the racist and inhumane incarceration of Japanese Americans to make his argument against 'preventive' incarceration in "post-riot" DC.
In May 1968, he wrote an op-ed, "'Preventive' Jailing No Panacea," for the Star in which he argued against a proposal to incarcerate innocent citizens in Washington, DC as a preventive measure against potential but not actual offenses. In the above passage, he urged readers and lawmakers (including the American Bar Association) to learn from and not repeat history.
I do wonder, though, how many Washingtonians were wrongly arrested and jailed in those first few months after King's assassination.
Source: Dana Bullen, "'Preventive' Jailing No Panacea," Evening Star 24 May 1968, p. 12.