Wednesday, May 26, 1971
THE MICIGAN DAILY
Charges dropped against Panthers
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Seale's lawyers have appeal-
ed and have asked that bond be
set for Seale's release.
James Thompson, assistant
U.S, attorney in Chicago, said
the government has until noon
Thursday to file another brief
if it objects to a motion that
Seale be released on bond pend-
ing his appeal.
The government, in a brief fil-
ed last week, said it opposed
Seale's appeal bond on the
grounds that he was being
tried on a capital charge in New
Thompson said he will con-
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June over draft extension and
They plan to support an ef-
fort led by Sen. Mike Gravel
(D-Alaska) for a fillibuster on
a bill which would extend the
draft for two years beyond its
present expiration date of
The coalition feels this is too
little and favors a guarantee of
at least $6,500.
They have called for "low key"
demonstrations and lobbying ef-
forts throughout the month to
support these goals.
By the end of June the coalition
hopes to hold an "organizers
conference" in Milwaukee, Wis.
to discuss the future direction of
the anti-war movement.
The Michigan branch of the
Vietnam Veterans against the
War, w h o s e demonstrations
opened the "spring offensive," is
holding a conference today in
Among topics to be discussed
are the recent protests and plans
and tactics for future action.
fer with the Justice Department
before answering the defense
In his ruling, Judge Mulvey
said, I have observed a rather
remarkable change in the atti-
tude of these defendants dur-
ing the time they have been be-
fore me, and I don't think it is
The judge's comment was di-
rected primarily at Seale, who
disrupted the jury selection
process several times by shout-
ing, but he sat quietly through
the actual trial, sitting at the
defense table and occassionally
jotting down notes on a yellow
Panther spokesmen have ex-
plained that Seale was relative-
ly unconcerned about the trial,
and spent his time in the court-
room working on plans for a
low-income housing project.
Prosecutor Markle appeared
surprised b. ing but re-
fused to talk to reporters yes-
terday as Seate's chief attorney,
Charles Garry, praised the
At Panther national h e a d -
quarters in Oakland, Calif.,
Newton issued a statement say-
ing the dismissal "is a clear in-
dication that the might a n d
power of the people is beginning
Newton added, "Bobby and
Ericka will be back among the
people, but they are not free;
the people are not free, and
there are hundreds more politi-
cal prisoners . . . all the black
and poor people viciously incar-
cerated right now in this coun-
try's maximum security camps
and the masses of oppressed
people throughout the world
who are still suffering under the
direct or indirect brute of the
U.S. ruling circle .
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