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Correspondence from California Governor Earl Warren to Frank Herron Smith May 29, 1945
Smith Family Papers on World War II
Frank Herron Smith Papers - Correspondence
Response to Smith's letter detailing incidents against Japanese Americans returning to California informs Smith that law enforcement is a local responsibility, and that Warren has "personally urged every Mayor and every principal law enforcement officer in the state to support the government and do his full duty in this situation." Warren states that he is aware of the incidents and has been working to create "a tolerant public opinion"; he also states that he has worked with the Army and relocation authorities to address the problems, and that the state attorney general has been working to "establish proper standards of law enforcement in this regard."
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