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Tuesday, July 17, 1973 TESM E AL uj
Administration snugs controls
over no-knock narcotics raids

WASHINGTON (P) - The Nixon admin-
istration tightened controls over federal
no-knock narcotics raids yesterday and
pledged "a shift in emphasis" toward pro-
tecting individual rights.
John Bartels, acting head of the Drug
Enforcement Administration, laid down.
stricter rules for the use of no-knock
searches and forceable entry in the pursuit
of illegal narcotics.
HE ACTED in response to growing com-
plaints that agents have abused the con-
stitutional fight to privacy in raids on in-
nocent citizens.
"Any recurrence of such abuses cannot
and will not be tolur-ted, Bartels told a
news conference. "I cannot find words
to express my contempt for any agent who
misuses the badge of a federal officer
for asy illeg-1 nurpose."
In addition, he said "the misuse of that
badge, the misuse of that gun will be dealt
with as sternly as possible, as quickly as
THE AGENCY issued to its 2,200 officers
a 10-page statement of search and arrest
policy which states that:
* Narcotics agents may proceed with
a no-knock raid only with specific author-
ity of Bartels or Isis deputy.
* Agents must obtain an arrest warrant
or their supervisor's approval "whenever
humanly practical" before forcing their
way into the home of a suspect and must
knock and identify themselves as narco-
tic agents before making a forced entry.
* The agents must wear some identi-
fying emblem and should try to take a
uniformed police officer on raids.
* On joint raids with state and local
officers, the federal rules will govern.
* No federal agent may fire a gun ex-
cept to protect himuself or -souse siller per-
son sir for official target practice.
BARTEIS CONCEDED that most as-
pects of the guidelines were in effect tt the
time of two Collinsville, Ill., raids last
April and other previous raids in which
agents are accused of terrorizing fai
lies after forcing their way into the wrong
He said key differences are the new
requirements that he or his deputy ap-
prove all no-knock searches, the require-
ment that arrest warrants be obtaned
when practical prior to raids, and the
more stringent identification mandate.
ACCORDING TO recent articles pub-
lished in both the New York Times and
Rolling Stone Magazine drug raids against
innocent people are fairly commonplace.
Often these accounts say, authorities move
in on the basis of rather flimsy evidence
that they have not bothered to sub-
In the Collinsville raid several people
were beaten while others were threatened
with violence.

Of time and the river
A young elm tree stands by the sun-specked Huron River below the Arboretum yesterday afternoon, waiting for Dean Woods
and Patrick Hughes to ford the stream at a shallow place. Dean and Patrick reported that the salmon have not yet arrived;
the elm tree said he'd wait.

'55/iW1'5" ''ttr
RPP trial
Hearings on the adiissability of evi-
dence began yesterday in the Cadillac trial
of Rainbow People's Party members Pun
Plaiondon and Craig Blazier. The two
are charged with extortion, conspiracy to
comsmit extortion, and criminal usury in
a case being specially prosecuted by state
Attorney General Frank Kelly's office.
Originally held on charges of armed rob-
bery and held on $100,000 bonds, those
charges were dropped and bonds reduced
when one of the prosecution's two wit-.
nesses contradicted the other, denying
that Plamondon and Blazier had indeed
brandished weapons, made threats, or
robbed anything. The trial is expected to
last about two weeks and will be covered
by the Daily.
Marriage prescribed
Acting on the advice of his psychiatrist,
Ypsilanti's returned POW, Marine Capt.
Jtames Warner, is going to get married to
the daughter of close family friends, Shar-
on McGinley, also of Ypsilanti. Warner
said his psychiatrist, with whom he is con-
sulting in a regular readjustment pro-
gram, told him that marriage to the
daughter of family friends would be an
"ide-il situation." Five and a half years
in a North Vietnamese prison camp, War-
ner has applied for admission here at the
University but says his plans are uncer-
. . . in And. 3 of the MLH, from noon to
2 p.u., a program by the Commission for
Women on affirmative action, "U of M
Women 73," and at 7 p.m., films on death
and dying presented by the Audio-Visual
S'itmmer Films series . . . The Center for
Continuing Education for Women is pre-
senting a lecture, "What It's Like to Be
an Adult Woman Student," at 330 Thomp-
son St. from 9:30 to 11:30 a. in.
A2's weather
Look for mostly sunny and warmer to-
msorrow, high in the mid-8$s There is lit-
tle chance of rain.,

A dminis tra tor
approvec4 mayor
asks new rules

City Council officially confirmed Sylves-
ter Murray as the new city administrator
last night, despite objections from the
Homan Rights Party (HRP).
Mayor James Stephenson also proposed
several changes in council rules which if
enacted could limit audience participation
at the meetings.
UNDER THE PROPOSED guidelines ass
member of the audience may stand in the
council chambers except when officially
allowed to address council.
Furthermore no members of the audi-
ence may speak, clap, boo, or make other
noises except during designated audience
participation sections of the agenda.
A third change would prohibit council
members from using "profane or obscene
language" at the meetings. Stephenson
presented his proposal without discussion
or debate.
SIX VOTES WOULD be necessary to
approve the alternations. Currently seven
Republicans sit on council and probably
could be expected to vote in favor of the
new rules.
Murray, the present city manager of
Inkster, Mich., was approved by a 9-1
tally, as only Jerry DeGrieck (HRP-First
Ward) voted against confirmation.
The 30-year-old Murray has served in
Inkster's top city job since 1970. He re-
ceived an undergraduate degree from Lin-
coln University and a degree in urban
management f r o m the University of
choice of the candidates available," Nor-
ris Thomas (D-First Ward) said. "His

philosophy is the closest to the pelie of
Ann Arbor's thinking"
Stephenson praised Murray as a sian
with "a direct, positive approach to peo-
ple and management."
While DeGrieck said Murray was the
best candidate considered, his views did
not seem radical enough, according to
DeGrieck. He also condemned the admin-
istrative form of government as an "In-
responsive form of government."
See COUNCIL, Page 10

'U' women hold legal
rights crash course

The Commission for Women yesterday
held a two-hour cram session on legal and
administrative aspects of sex-discrimina-
tion in University academic and employ-
ment practices,
Speaking to a near-capacity female
crowd in MLB Aud. 3, representatives of
a number of sections of the University's
affirmative action program explained
how women who are employes or stu-
dents of the University can fight unequal
pay and promotion policies.
versity Women's Representative in charge
of inquiry into pay- inequities, recounted
the events which led to investigation of the
University by the Department of Health,
Education and Welfare (HEW) in 1970.
The HEW probe was initiated by a charge
of employment discrimination against wo-
men and led to the formation of the af-

firmative action program.
Aided by a chart outlining the employ-
ment situation for the University's women
staff members during the academic year
of 1970-71, Shortridge prefaced her re-
marks: "I'll be speaking in the past tense
but you shouldn't assume the conditions
I'm describing have changed substantial-
Among the faculty, Shortridge said, wo-
men are massed at the instructor post and
"fade from sight at the top."
Zena Zumeta, Shortridge's predecessor
as Women's Representative and currently
a I ,w student, spoke about laws covering
sex discrimination. I
ZUMETA ALSO delineated the laws
which protect women students from dis-
criminatory admissions, courses closed to
women, unequivalent health services and
sexist counseling services. The Michigan
Civil Right Commission is now taking
such complaints, she said.

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