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Blacks level charges at local police

About a mile from campus, West Park
stretches along a busy street. A largely
black community bordering the Park
area simmers with bitterness towards
the Ann Arbor Police Department..
Tensions in the community polarized
last month following a confrontation at
the park between police and black
youths, at which time several police-
men and youths were hurt. Directly fol-
lowing this incident, Blacks United for
Liberation and Justice (BULJ) formed
ink order' to represent the entire black
community in its press for immediate
change in the procedures followed by
the city's police.
On Aug. 20, members of BULJ pre-
sented City Council with a list of 18'
demands aimed in part at instituting
a "proper and necessary civilian author-
ity over the police." They demanded as
well an end to what they called police

"harrassment and illegal arrests of the
black citizens of Ann Arbor.
Council replied to BULJ within a
week, advising the group to make
specific charges against specific police-
mtn. The charges would be heard by
the city's newly-appointed grievance of-
ficer, who is empowered to h a n d 1 e
all complaints' by citizens against the
city government.
Council expressed its confidence that
this would be a more effective way of
handling complaints than through the
creation of a large civilian review board.
BULJ charges Council's reply as
''unrealistic and unacceptable."
Reacting to BULJ's contentions, Po-
lice Chief Walter Krasny yesterday
called the situation "sensitive," but de-
fended his officers against the charges.
"People get a distorted view of po-
lice, fostered more by fantasy and rumor
than fact. Most assuredly we treat all
instances of crime equally, whether

those involved are white or back," he
But members of BULJ disagree. "This
problem with the police has always been
around, but black people are becoming
aware now. They've been kicked and
shitted on for too long," BULJ policy
board member Clyde Hackner says.
"Police aren't the representatives of
the law anymore, they are the law.
They make it up as they go along," he
According to Hackney, black citizens
have recently filed 42 complaints
against police action and none have yet
been acted on.
Angie Current, co-chairman of BULJ
and a graduate student in social work,
speaks directly about what she terms
"excessive police patrolling" of the black
"Whenever black people gather in a
group of more than four, the police are
quickly there," she said. "This con-

stant patrolling makes the kids up-
tight and makes for an atmosphere of
Krasny took exception to such an at-
titude saying, "Obviously when an area's
crime; assault, and property d a m a g e
increases, the patrolling in that area in-
creases, as it did in West Park last
month. We have to deal with the facts
of life."
Krasny added that patrol of the park
area at this time is normal, not exceed-
ing the patrols of other neighborhoods.
Many members of the black com-
munity said they felt the present situa-
tion with the police is extremely dismal,
and that it offers them little hope for
future improvement.
Mrs. -Shirley Gulley seemed to best
sum up this feeling.
"Things are going to change, all right,
though I might not be around to see it.
These kids arei't afraid of dying for

West Park

See Editorial Page

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Partly sunny;
chance of rain, tonight

Vol. LXXXI, No. 20 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, September 25, 1970 Ten Cents

! Ten Pages


Denton walks out on


Peter Denton and approxi-
mately 40 spectators walked
out of a hearing yesterday
concerning char'ges that Den-
ton disrupted a class during
last spring's Black Action
Movement strike.
The informally - run hearing,
held by a board of inquiry in the
graduate school, dealt with
charges that Denton, a graduate
student in chemistry, disrupted
the March 26 class of Prof. Ber-
nard Galler of the computer and
communication science and math-
ematics departments.
The. hearing walk-out came af-
ter the board, amid general.
clamor and interjections from the'
audience, declined to rule immed-
iately when Denton charged that
since the board was not formed at
the beginning of a school term as
specified in the graduate school
rules, it was therefore "illegally
constituted" and should dissolve
While admitting that the board
was "at least in technical viola-
tion" of the graduate school's
rules, Law Prof. Paul Carrington,'
chairman of the board of inquiry,
felt that the rules were flexible
r.. s'?enough for the board to qontinue
-Jim Judki┬ž and take testimony before ruling
on Denton's motion.
The two student members of the
board were not present.
The board was to consist of five
members, three faculty and two
students. When Denton objected
to holding the hearing with the
two students absent, the board
rruledto hold the hearing anyway,
since three constituted a quorum.
Carrington then asked Denton
to present any motions he had.
Denton presented' his argument
challenging the legality of the
lization for When, it became apparent that
.ttee chair- the hearing was going to continie
ht to plan without any immediate ruling on
the motion, Denton and others
present objected.
ocal prepa- "If you can't follow your own
rules, how am I as a student, to
he football look up to you as an example?"
S. Congress Denton asked facetiously.
ordon will Then Jerry De Grieck, Student
Government Council executive vice
epeoplepresident, challenged the board's
iore pe jurisdiction in the case. De Grieck
argued that the case should be'
Vietnamese See DENTON, Page 6

ordan's govt.
quits; Hussein
still In control
BEIRUT (ig) - Tlie Jordanian government serving under
embattled King Hussein resigned last night following the
disappearance of his prime' minister just as the monarch's
military forces appeared to have gained the upper hand over
guerrilla insurgents.
Amman radio said Hussein accepted the resignation' of
the week-old government of military officers headed by
Gen. Mohamed ,Daoud. The king asked the ministers to stay
on as a caretaker regime until a new government could
be formed.
Informants in Cairo said Daoud, who had been attend-
ing the summit meeting of Arab leaders there, disappeared
from his hotel room. They said the prime minister left a note
indicating that he intended'"'
to form a civilian government
aimed at restoring peace to D rug1
Meanwhile, in Washington, the
Pentagon /said several U.S. Air
Force units in Europe which had a t ro v d
been alerted for possible evacua-
tion of Americans from Jordan
were released for routine airlift
missions. The move reflected an Ose
easing of the military crisis.
-In Cairo, Arab leaders launch-
ed a new move to get a cease-fire WASHINGTON { )-Tlie House
ed. a last night passed a narcotics con-
In el Avn ivIsraeli'Defensetrol bill, after adding a new cate-
intelAvivIsaelvicedfensegory of offender for whom the
Minister Moshe Dayan voiced full judge could increase the sentence
support for Husse in his fight and beating back a bid to elimi-
-In Jerusalem, an Internation- nate the no-knock authority for
al Red Cross spokesman said a The vote was 341 to 6.
17-vehicle Red Cross convoy car- The bill also reduces penalties
rying medical supplies and food for drug possession, has rehabili-
will leave for Jordan this morning. tation and research features and
Two captured Palestinian lead- would authorize spending of $403
ers released by Jordan flew from million, including funds for 300
Cairo to Damascus yesterday to more narcotics agents.
try to get guerrilla chief Yasir
Arafat to accept the cease-fire The bill, sent to conference with
they had worked out with Hus- a more limited Senate bill, goes
sein. Arafat rejected it. Wednes- beyond some recommendations of
day the Nixon administration.
Damascus radio said last night However, creation of the new
that Arafat was willing to meet category of offender and the con
immediately with Sudanese Pres- trovsialio-knack authoritynghad
ident Jaafar el Numairi, head of administration backing.
the four-man Arab summit peace With only one exceptionin-
mission, who was back in Amman volving criminal enterprises, the
to meet with the King. bill would eliminate all man-
The radio suggested the Egyp datory minimum' sentences for
thEmbassy in Amman as a controlled drugs. Possession 'would
meting plass and smai u as become a misdemeanor except
rmeeting place and said guerrillas where it is for the purpose off dis-
had been ordered not to fire on ritis fo ther
Numairi's car. tribution to others.
In the absence of direct com- The bill would apply to bar-
municaetions with Amman, it was tuates, amphetamines, hallu-
difficult to assess the significance cinogens, tranquilizers and marl-
of the 55-year-old Daoud's resig- juana, and has a section control-

Denton addresses hearing

-Daily-Sara Krulwlch
Cazzi'e's back--for a night
Cazzie Russell (33) debuts last night at the Arena he helped -to build. Russell, along with the
World Champion New York Knicks, downed the Detroit Pistons 100-86 in an exhibition game at
Crisler Arena. See story, page 9.
Tent city succumbs quetly
,es Trrr TChIon efots a latl uT

Peace coalition pI
"oct. 3 will be a good day to kick off massive mobil
Oct. 31," said Dave Ruhland, Student Mobilization Commi
# man, as the Peace Action Coalition (PAC) met last nig
local anti-war action.
The coalition discussed plans for activities Oct. 3 as lc
ration. for nation-wide anti-war demonstrations Oct. 31.
Activities on Oct. 3 will consists of a march from t
stadium to the Diag, where Democratic candidate for U.
Michael Stillwagon and national PAC chairman Jerry G
be among the speakers..
"These local demonstrations might be able to involve n
than the national one last year," Ruhland said.
The march will coincide with the visit of South
President Nguyen Cao Ky to'--- .
Washington, D.C. Ky will be at-
tending a e"victory in Vietnam''a
On Oct. 31 demonstrations will
be held in 15-20 major U.S. cities
may mobilize citizens against thean A#edr si htti C il
warcto "turn out and support the
peace candidates during the first By ROSE S
week in November.",
The local PAC has written a A jungle gym, ai
letter to 'U' faculty and staff ask- energetic pre-school
ing financial and active support pants of a former
for the Oct. 13i demonstration. Hall this semester.
- Its 19 signatures include three The children att:
city councilmen, a former mayor., ei~,esalse
a minister and several professors. Cetr, established
,The increasing amount of labor i Care Center Action C
T'hinvolvementinthe anti - w a r eration. The center
movement was stressed by Milton a five month effort
Tamber, president of the local Acting ,Vice Preside
American Federation of State. Barbara Newell requ
County, and Municipal Employes. care center in the n

S .

The tents, the street people, the
campers-all were absent yester-
day from the Diag site they had
occupied for the past three weeks.
Students on their way to class
who hadn't heard of the events of
the night before looked in surprise
at the few spots of brown grass,
the only reminder that "Tent
City" had been there a few hours
before: For a cause that had gen-
erated so much publicity and con-
troversy, Tent City died a quiet
A few Tenants Union members
tried to resurrect the corpse at a

noon rally but to no avail. As one of adequate sanitary facilities and
member said, "How many times the presence of the tents. in a
can you say the same thing - highly populated area. Residents
eventually people will want the had refused to leave until then,
symptom to move-just as long as claiming there was no danger to
they can forget about the prob- health.,

Tent City ended Wednesday
night when University officials
told campers they would be arrest-
ed for trespassing if they didn't
leave the site. The campers left
peacefully and no arrests were
University and county health
officials had charged a "health
hazard" was created by the lack


d care thrives at Markley

As for the campers, some were
anxious about their tents and be-
longings which the University was
"fumigating." Others were bitter
that -the "bust" had come when
they weren't, there. But most had
already left the scene. The non-
student street people knew that
Tent City wouldn't last forever
and had found other places to
Meanwhile, by 9 a.m. yesterday
plant department workers were
spraying the area the tents had
been occupying the night before
with a disinfectant solution.
"Good. 'I'm- glad it's gone and
there was no one hurt," said Dr.
Paul Gikas, member of the county
board of health and one of the
strong advocates for the tents'
removal. Other faculty had similar
reactions when they found out.
The residents of Tent City had
wanted the University to help pro-
vide low-cost housing for the
whole community, non-students as
well as students. Though many Ad-
ministration officials said the tent
residents had "expressed theiri
point well," nothing has yet
changed in the University's hous-
ing policy because of Tent City.
University Housing D i r e c to i

miniature k
ers are nat
and the C
in July by
Group of W
was set up
that began.
nt for Stud
ested space
ow defunct

itchen ;and
,tural occu-
in Markley
hild Care
the Child
omen's Lib-
p following
when then
ent Affairs
for a child

Susan Reilly, grad, a Women's Liberation
representative, expressed concern that the
group may have to leave Markley. Even
though the dorm council approved the cen-
ter's occupany of the cafeteria, either
President Robben Fleming or education
school Dean Wilbur Cohen could evict
the group at any time, she claimed.
Volunteers augment the regular staff
which consists of two fulltime teachers and
director. The volunteers include Ann Ar-
bor residents, University students and par-
ticinnnts in the University's tutorial pro-


Brown gets
5 year term,
militant, H. Rap Brown was sen-
tenced in absentia to five years in
prison yesterday by U.S. Dist.
Judge Lansing, Mitchell on a 1968
conviction for illegally transport-
ing a firearm across a state line.
Brown, placed on the FBI's
most wanted list several months
ago, has been missing for about
a year. His attorneys said he was
"all right."
Brown's $15,000 bond was for-
feited Wednesday by Judge Mit-,
chell when Brown failed to show
f , ,ca-,

ling imports and exportis vorinary
narcotics, such as heroin.
The bill also would create a
presidential commission'-to reporit
within one year on problems of
marijuana use and in two years
on the causes of drug abuse. This
is similar to a provision in, the
f enate-passed bill.
The bill provides that if an in-
dividual is engaged in a continu-
ing,criminal enterprise in concert
with five or more persons and gets
substantial income from drugs he
would be subject to a mandatory
10-year prison sentence with life
possible, a fine up to $200,000 and
forfeiture of all profits.
However, Rep. Richard H. Poff,
(R-Va.), won a fight to add ano-
ther provision to the criminal en-
terprise section which would al-
low the judge under special con-
ditions to classify the defendant
after conviction as a special dan-
LPAom n offender

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