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Wednesday, June 27, 97z,


Page Three

Narc errors strike terror
in Middle America's homes

The Royal Glance
A member of the 48th Highlanders honor guard gives England's Queen Elizabeth a sly glance as she reviewed the guard at
the start of her visit to Toronto yesterday. The Queen, by the by, is a married woman.
J rGay pride week
Ic le reEE NlMoaAlMl
T enants' riahts

By The Associated Press
One night, two months ago, a group of
armed men burst into homes in Middle
America and brought terror to two fam-
The men were narcotics agents, and
they had made a mistake. Their error put
Collinsville, Ill., in the nation's headlines
and touched off a storm of indignation.
A SURVEY has produced a small, but
chilling, harvest of similar tales.
SIn January, William Pine was awak-
ened by his daughters' screams as armed
men broke through the front and b a c k
door of his Winthrop, Mass., home. He
was pushed against a window with guns
pointed at his head before state police
realized they had the wrong house.
* Heyward Dyer, 22, was shot and killed
Oct. 2, 1969, in his Whittier, Calif., apart-
ment when a narcotics agent who had
broken into the wrong apartment on the
floor above fired a shot through the floor.
. On May 18, an off-duty Texas De-
partment of Public Safety officer was shot
to death in a raid on a Houston apartment
after an informer mistakenly identified
him to narcotics agents as having sold
amphetamine pills.
THE NIXON administration has declared
"all-out global war on the drug menace."
State and local enforcement has been
stepped up, partly through the efforts of
the Office of Drug Abuse Law Enforce-
ment which was set up in the Justice De-
partment in January 1971 to carry the
federal attack on drugs, particularly hero-
in, down to the street level.
This campaign has resulted in record
numbers of search or arrest warrants and
put record numbers of drug traffickers and
record amounts of illegal drugs out of
But civil liberties groups and persons in
the enforcement field charge the legal re-
strictions or operating safeguards have in
some cases been ignored under pressure to
produce results.
HERBERT GIGLOTTO, 29, and his wife,
Louise, 28, were asleep in their Collins-
ville home on April 23 when a crash and
some screaming awakened them.
"I take about three steps out of bed,
and I see these hippies with guns. I told
my wife, 'We're dead,' " Giglotto said,
Giglotto says he and his wife were
knocked down across their bed and hand-
cuffed. He was threatened with death at
gunpoint as the men shouted obscenities at
them. One agent flashed a gold badge,
which Mrs. Giglotto only glimpsed.
When the men realized their mistake,
they lefttwithout apology or explanation,
Giglotto said.
DONALD ASKEW, 40, and his wife, Vir-
ginia, 37, had just sat down to dinner
that night in Collinsville when armed men
began to kick their door in. Askew told
his son to run for his life.
See INNOCENTS, Page 12

Wonder whether you'll get your damage
deposit back from spring term rentals?
According to Campus Legal Aid attorney
Jonathan Rose, the best way to make sure
is to withhold the rent due July 1. He says
tenants are on safe legal ground if they
do this, and advises anyone who encoun-
ters difficulty to contact Legal Aid.
Badillo defeated
NEW YORK - Comptroller Abraham
Beame won the runoff election for the
Democratic nomination in New York City's
mayoral race last night, piling up a margin
of nearly two to one over Congressman
Herman Badillo. Beame could become the
city's first Jewish mayor. With 73 per
cent of the votes counted in the first
mayoral runoff in New York history,
Beame had 415,347 to Badillo's 240,673.
For better or worse
SANTA MONICA-Light-hearted actress
Eva Gabor, 46, has dissolved her fourth
marriage in Superior Court. Gabor, whose
roles include the never-to-be-forgotten Lisa
of television's "Green Acres," took thirty
seconds Monday to end thirteen years of
holy matrimony to Richard Brown, a
screenwriter. As they say, love is better
the fifth time around.
A2's weather
Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. An
area of scattered showers trailing the cold
front passing us by early this morning will
give us overcast to broken sky coverage
with the chance of rain. High temperatures
between 85 and 90 with lows tonight 65
to 70.

despite Council
By REBECCA WARNER a picnic on the Diag.
Despite City Council's refusal June 4 FRIDAY'S LESBIAN PRIDE activ
ro repeat last year's endorsement of Gay will be led off by a protest picket at
Pride Week, members of the city's gay Ann Arbor Public Library at noon. GA
::ommunity have set aside this week for
"celebration of our capacity for love of is asking all women to protest the librat
one another." recent refusal to display an art coll
A Lesbian Pride Day will also be held developed by the Lesbian Art Group.
Friday, as a separate action. Spokes- The art group, a loose organization
women for the Gay Awareness Women's loaaritperdth clag w
Kollective (GAWK) say remnants of sex- local artists, prepared the collage a
ism within the gay male movement make iooperative effort. Library director Hot
it impossible for GAWK to participate in :hance told representatives of the gr
local Gay Pride Week actions, last week that the collage was tooc

n of
s a

A SPOKESMAN for the male Gay
Liberation Front (GLF) calls Gay Pride
Week "an open, safe way for people to
admit to themselves and the people living
around them that they're gay and feel
,,ood about it"
The mass activities, culminating in a
starch and dance in Detroit, will also
serve as "a show of force to straight
people or to the rest of the community,"
sLF members comment.
The chief Gay Pride activity in the
pity will be a march Friday at 5 p.m.
from the Union to City Hall, followed by'
Today is the last day of classes
for the spring half-term. It is also the
last day of spring publication for
The Daily. But we'll be back start-
ing July 10 with more tales of tuition
increases, Tiger triumphs and trage-
dies, dope notes and Senate votes,
and perhaps even impeachment pro-
ceedings. Happy Fourth of July.

Troversial for display.
The collage, titled "As We See It as
See GAY, Page 12

Plai ondo n files motion
for dismissal of case

A pre-trial motion has been filed seeking
dismissal of all charges against Rainbow
People's Party members Pun Plamondon
and Craig Blazier which alleges the state's
case against the two is part of a conspiracy
to defame the party, RPP spokespersons
announced yesterday.
Plamondon and Blazier have been ar-
raigned on several felonies, including
armed robbery and extortion, in con-
nection with an apparent marijuana deal
last January.

the duo has been bound over for a July
16 trial.
The court will also hear motions asking
a separate trial for Blazier and a second
motion which, if granted, would allow
Plamondon to act as co-defense counsel
along with Detroit attorney Hugh "Buck"
"The prosecution is being brought in
order to chill and deter the political ac-
tivity of defendants and the political
organization to which they belong," the
motion states.

ORAL, ARGUMENTS on the dismissal THE MOTION further alleges the case
and other related motions begin today mi has been brought against Plamondon and
the Benzie County Circuit Court, where See RPP, Page 12

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