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THE MICHIGAN OAILY

Sunday, September 26, 1971

Page Six THE MICHIGAN DAILY

City lawyer to defend

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By JONATHAN GLAUSER t
The states first public defend-
ser office opens in Washtenaw
County this month, in order to
provide free legal counsel for in-
digent people facing criminal
charges.
.. $Ann Arbor attorney George
Alexander runs the new office,+
and will soon choose a staff of
three attorneys, an investigator,
two secretaries, and two law stu-
dents to assist him in his work
with the county's poor.
While most of Alexander's cli-
ents during his first two weeks on'
the job have been Ann Arbor resi-!
dents, University students may
seek the office's counsel after
first establishing their neediness
in court.
In general, since the resources
of a student's parents are not
considered as his own, many stu-j
dents here could qualify as poor
enough to be represented by thef
Alexander.
-Associated Press Many of the criminal cases inX
which students are involved con-
ci cern drug charges, Alexandert
says. Of these marijuana casesr
terday for six of the 32 inmates are the most numerous, he says.,
.'" In the past, Circuit Courtz
--- - -judges have appointed local pri-
vate attorneys to defend the
needy. Now, most of these have
been assigned to Alexander's of-t
fice. He does not represent all in-
digent criminals in the county,
tTake the case where two ort
1 thiree indigents are accused of
leg athe same crime, which is not too
infrequent. Representing them
says that "if it's to be built any- both would involve a conflict of
where, it might as well be here." interest," says Alexander.
Criicsresondtha th ceteris In such a case, he would repre-
Critics respond that the center ssent one defendant, while the oth-
merely "g r o w t h, for growths ers would be assigned as before
sake.'' to local attorneys.
In the meantime, according to His most important duty, he
a spokesman for the developer, the says, is "to convince clients that
Detroit-based Taubmann develop- you are not part of the establish-
ment center, construction plans for ment. Our biggest job is to gain
the center are "moving along on the confidence of the client - to
schedule." make him see that we are acting
Company spokesmen are hoping in his interest."
to break ground for construction This process, he explains, is of-
later this fall. ten very distasteful for all in-
__ --volved. "People don't like to hear

or in court
to the present location of the of-
fice, since it is close to the coun-
ty prosecutor's office. Alexander
does not think that his clients
have been intimidated by this,
however.
The office is being funded by
a 5-year, $134,000 grant from the
federal government. Asked why
Washtenaw County was the first
county in the state to have a pub-
lic defender office, Alexander says
"There was certainly widespread
interest here to get one."
He added that Washtenaw was
a good place to experiment with
the idea of a public defender.
"For example", he says, "Wayne
County has many of the same
problems that we have on a}
smaller scale, such as drug traffic.
Also, we have many problems in
common with rural counties as
well."
He also gives credit to the ef-
forts of the county administrative
aide in charge of state and federal
programs.
Alexander says he has encoun-I
tered no "stereotype" defendant.
They range in age from 18 up,
and he adds that his clients did,
not represent a disproportionate
number from any minority or age
group.
Some of his clients are not ac-
tually poor, but simply have no,
available money because of bills.I
There has been almost no per-I
sonal tension between Alexander's
office and more "law and order"
type forces such as the police and
the county prosecutor, he says.I
"We all realize that there is a
job to be done."
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killed in the Attica Correctional Facility rebellion in Brooklyn, N.Y
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUE:
Briarwood court bat
dropped for lack of
By HANNAH MORRISON smaller businesses, the Project has
A court battle to halt the con- evoked much controversy.,
struction of a new 100-acre shop- Objections have centered on the
ping center on the city's south ecological damage which ciitics
side may be dropped due to the feel will be caused to the city.
organizers' inability to raise funds City officials have denied that!
for sky-rocketing legal fees. the center will - cause significant,
The local chapter of the conser- environmental harm to the city.
vation-minded Sierra Club has for They claim the city's high unem-
the last several months sponsored ployment rate will be cut and re-i
the legal effort to rule the zoning giofal prosperity increased by the
of land on State Rd. near I-94 for: construction of the center.-
the proposed Briarwood Center Although expressing doubts as to
illegal. The group said this week the center, Mayor- Robert Harris
that' the campaign has run up
debts of almost $3,000.
Unless a campus bucket drive Businessmen{
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by the city council when it re- secret.
zoned the land for the center. But now, a group of business-'
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ly awaiting appeal after a decision island will have secrets no longer.
in favor of the city in circuit court For the past seven years, David
this summer. Tobias and 21 colleagues who form
If the appeal is won, the city Triton Alliance Ltd. have been
council would have to start anew searching the island for what may
its procedure for altering the zon- be a communal bank full of jew-
ing of the land. els or money hidden by priates.
Local environmentalists have The businessmen have already
opposed the Briarwood Center since spent $500,000 on the hunt and
its inception last winter. Tobias says they can afford it.
Designed by its Detroit based Among them are company presi-
developers to house ,hee large de- dents and bank owners. Tobias
partment stores and scores of himself owns Data Processing
Products and Packaging Co. of
Montreal.
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ei ming. but they're still hoping.
The story began in the 1700's
t when England, France and Spain;
status c he outlawed piracy and agreed to
pardon all pirates who handed
daover their treasures to their re-
fo demnedspective rulers-or face execution.
Many pirates handed in about
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (1')_ 20 per cent of their wealth and
The Security Council issued a new buried the rest, hoping to come
demand yesterday that Israel halt back for it a few years later.
changes in the status of the occu-, Groups of pirates dug hnge.
pied Jordanian sector of Jerusa- shafts from which each wormed
ped.I JordanSecrtryofeJera- out his own tunnel to hide his
ShaIt ao repoSecretary-Generl treasure. The main shaft was filled
in 60 days with water and the only person
The reslution was adopted byd.who knew the whereabouts of each
a council vote of 14-0, with Syria treasure was the pirate himself.
a cuncl vte f 1-0,wit Syia In 1795, three young men found
the only abstaining country. Pass-
age of the measure came at the a ship's block hanging from the
ae of theemeasrecaestat theor sawed-off limb of an oak tree at
end of a debate requested by Jor- the south end of the island.Below
The resolution was designed as was a faint depression in the
a followup to two others adopted ! , ground.
by te cuncl i 198 ad 169. They dug 95 feet down and be-I
Tythe council i1n s1968and 1969.lieved they were close to their
They called upon Israel to rescind
all measures taken to alter the
status of Jerusalem since Israel
occupied the whole of it in the U-M
1967 Middle East war.
T h e 1971 resolution deplored RID ING CL UB
"the failure of Israel" to comply
with the two previous resolutions MASS ORGANIZATIONAL
and declared Israel's moves "to MEETING
change the status" of Jerusalem
"totally invalid." Mon., Sept. 27-7:30 P.M.
It also asked Tha nt to use
"such instrumentalities as he may UNION BALLROOM
choose" in sending a mission to, ALL ABILITIES WELCOME
Jerusalem that would report back
on implementation of the resolu- 769-3364

s of treasure
goal when water filled most of the
shaft. Their attempts were aband-
oned in 1805 and another search
in 1849 also was unsuccessful.

that they are likely to be facing
some time in Jail," Alexander con-
tinues, "but we must be honest
with them. The most important
thing is to level with our clients."
He would like to get a staff
that will be able to communicate
withthis clients and said that it
might be helpful to have certain
minorities represented to attain,

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Later = investigation revealed a
system of ingenious water funnels
and underground sluiceways lead-
ing to the area of what was by
now called "the money pit."
Between 1900 and 1955 anothers
10 groups of searchers tried with-
out success to find the treasure
,khich many believed was hidden
by the legendary pirate, Captain
Kidd.
O t he r theories are that the:
vault hides Viking treasure or
possibly Inca gold.

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