Saturday, July 28, 1973
THE SUMMER DAILY
SatudayJuly28,1973THE UMMR DALY Pge I
found guilty by
Inmate killed in prison riot
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GUNFIRE CRACKLED inside
the prison-walls last night when
guards fired on a group of in-
mates seen carrying cans across
a yard near the burning build-
ings, officials said.
One inmate was wounded, ap-
parently in that volley, with a
bullet in the stomach and one in
the right arm, officials said. He
was taken to a hospital after
other prisoners carried him to an
inner perimeter gate.
A prison guard explained the
shooting incident, saying prison
officials feared the inmates car-
ried flammable liquids in the
THE TROUBLE began as the
inmates attacked Lt. Thomas
Payne and Capt. .C. C. Smith,
near the prison mess hall in the
afternoon, officials said.
Smith and Payne were hos-
pitalized with knife wounds.
Six inmates armed with knives
then seized hostages and called
for support from other prisoners,
"COME ON this is a revolu-
tion," one of the inmates shout-
ed on the public address system
which had been seized. "In the
name of Allah, join us, please
join us now solidarity. Come
togetner, black or white. Black
or white are all convicts. Come
About 1,750 inmates populate
the pison. Officials said about
94. prisoners were locked in their
Hall said ne understood the in-
mates wished to speak with him..
He said, however, "Unequivocal-
ly, I will not meet with inmates
until the hostages are released
and all inmates are returned to
their cells. I will personally meet
with representatives of the in-
mates within 24 hours after they
return to their cells and release
AS HALL SPOKE, smoke con-
tinued to roll from the prison as
more than a dozen buildings
blazed. At one time, the column
of smoke coold be seen 40 piles
from the prison.
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He appeared to agree with
defense attorney Hugh "Buck"
Davis in noting that the state
police, who played a large part
in the prosecution,dhad been im-
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tion involvement before the Presi-
dent. He said he went to the
Oval Office and told him Ehrlich-
man, H. R. Haldeman, then
Dean were all "indictable."
Another White House assistant,
white-haired Richard Moore, who
testified later at the behest of
Nixon's present staff, backed up
tn developments outside the
" Archibald Cox, special Water-
gate prosecutor, told a news con-
ference he was confident the Su-
preme Court would not duck the
issue but would hand down a
ruling on whether Nixon must
comply with Cox' subpoena for
tape recordings and papers.
Cox also said he asked the
White House to give him files on
the International Telephone &
Telegraph Corp. He said the
files are "of utmost importance"
and that the request has been
pending for some time.
" The Senate adopted a pro-
posal to provide up to 10 years in
prison and $25,000 fines for mis-
use of campaign funds donated to
candidates for federal office.
providently thrust into the po-
litical arena" when they were
given the job of pursuing radical
figures like Plamondon.
BUT PETERSON brushed aside
Davis' argument that the only
"threat of accusation made to
Wagner was simply a result of
Plamondon's anger at discover-
ing hard drugs in Wagner's pos-
The judge said both state wit-
ness Bruce Peterson and "the
defendants themselves" confirm-
ed in testimony that Plamondon
and Blazier had in fact tried to
force money from Wagner with
An RPP spokesperson said the
Rainbow People feel "partially
exonerated" by the verdict, but
indicated that Davis will probab-
ly appeal the decision.
"We don't think trying to ex-
pose someone who has been deal-
ing hard drugs and ripping off
the community is anything that
should be considered illegal," the
THE WEEK-LONG trial in-
cluded contradictory testimony
from state witnesses Wagner and
Peterson, and repeated defense
contentions that Plamondon and
Blazier were arrested for politi-
In his ruling, Peterson called
Wagner "an unscrupulous, im-
moral, and dishonest man" and
expressed much sympathy with
the defendants' plight.
Plamondon offered no com-
ments on the conviction, but Bla-
zier said he "doesn't feel any dif-
ferent' as a convicted extortion-
HR ADDED, "I just wasted a
lot of time."
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