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MEN ACCUSED OF PROPOSITIONING DECOYS
15 charged in vice crackdown
By THOMAS O'CONNELL
Fifteen men appeared in 15th District Court yester-
day on charges of accosting and soliciting, following an
unprecedented police crackdown on prostitution in Ann
The men, who ranged in age from 23 to 72, were
arrested last Friday and Saturday after propositioning
policewomen dressed as prostitutes. The arrests took
place in the Fourth Ave. area, which has long been a
haven for local hookers, and were apparently intended
to discourage future activity.
IN THE PAST, the city's attacks have been aimed
at the prostitutes themselves. This was the first time
police have actively gone after prospective customers.
Major Raymond Woodruff, head of the Ann Arbor
Police detective division, said he felt the operation had
been a success;
"It'll have an effect," Woodruff said, "but we don't
know for how long." He added that the operation would
be "repeated if necessary."
EIGHT OF THE 15 men who appeared in court
pleaded guilty. Sentencing dates for their cases were
set for June.
Five others pleaded not guilty, and two stood mute
and had pleas of not guilty entered for them. Three
men failed to appear as scheduled, and bench warrants
were issued for their arrest.
The charge of accosting and soliciting carries a
maximum sentence of 90 days in jail and a $100 fine.
ONE LOCAL NEWSPAPER account cited complain-
ts from Fourth Ave. merchants as the reason for the
,crackdown, but a number of storeowners and em-
ployees questioned said the prostitutes' activities had
never caused them any problems.
"Most of the stores along hee close around 5 or 6
o'clock, before the action starts," said one owner. "I
never even see them (prostitutes)."
An employee at another store said that while
customers may occasionally be accosted along the
street, "it's a joke to them."
Appeals court clears
CHICAGO (AP) - A federal appeals exhausted," Smith said in a statement
court agreed "with regret" yesterday yesterday.
that three laws barring Nazis from The ordinances that were held uncon-
marching in the heavily Jewish suburb stitutional were passed by the Village
of Skokie are unconstitutional, clearing Board after the National Socialist Par-
the way for a Nazi demonstration there ty of America announced plans for a
next month. The village said it will ap- "white power" demonstration at the
peal. Village Hall.
The ruling by the Seventh U.S. Circuit THE ORDINANCES ban marches in
Court of Appeals affirmed a decision paramilitary uniforms and distribution
last month by Judge Bernard Decker of of "hate literature" and make a
U.S. District Court. $350,000 insurance bond mandatory for
SKOKIE MAYOR Albert Smith said any public demonstration.
the village will ask the U.S. Supreme Village officials said a Nazi demon-
Court for a stay prohibiting a planned thration would be traumatic to
Nazi demonstration June 25 pending an .ousands of Skokie residents who sur-
appeal to the nation's highest court. ived Nazi death camps during World
"We will work to thwart the Nazi Nazi leader Frank Colln d th
march until all legal avenues are Nin said e
way for Nazi march
June 25 demonstration in Skokie might that a demonstration in Skokie would be
be called off if Nazis are granted per- dangerous, 'very dangerous... but a
mission to demonstrate instead in good soldier is not afraid to die for his
Chicago parks, but he said there was "a caus "We would hopefully surprise no one
90 per cent chance we'll go" to Skokie. by confessing personal views that the
"THE PURPOSE of the Skokie mar- Nazi beliefs and goals are repugnant to
ch is to call attention to the fact that the core values held generally by
we've been denied free speech in residents of this country," Judge
Chicago," Collin said yesterday. He Wilber Pell wrote in the appeals court
said he "calculated on the Jsews' decision handed down Monday.
hysteria. That's why I chose Skokie. It "As judges sworn to defend the Con-
was the only way to show to millions of stitution, however, we cannot decide
Americans that Jews have the power to this or any case on that basis.
deny our First Amendment rights." Ideological tyranny, no matter how
If the Skokie demonstration were worthy its motivation, is forbidden. Our
canceled, however, Collin said, "we'd regret at the use the Nazis plan to make
be lambasted in the press, called of their rights is not in any sense an
chickens and cowards ... so we'll apology for upholding the First Amen-
probably go to Skokie ... I am aware dment."
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Tuesday. May 23, 1978
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Rebels and corpses left in Zaire
(ContinuedfrsmPage t)i and suggested efforts be made to opened the car door with his rifle a
reporters in Kinshasa, the capital. arrange a cease-fire with the rebels. exlaimed, "Are you white. My God
Friction devleoped over the weekend BUT BELGIAN Prime Minister Leo almost killed you!" Tanjug reported.
between France and Belgium on the Tinemans telephoned French President said a French officer apologized to t
rescue operation. France sent its first Valery Giscard d'Estang on Monday to survivor.
wave of legionnaire paratroopers into "express his thanks for the French ef- Refugees, airlifted to Brussels, Pat
Kolwezi Friday. Some Belgian officials fort to ensure the security of Belgian and Lisbon, told of groups of whit
had expressed fear that an assault citizens in Kolwezi," it was announced being massacred and women rap
would set off a slaughter of all whites in Paris by the president's office. repeatedly by the rebels.
In Moscow, the Soviet news agency They said some Zairean governme
Tass claimed France and soldiers and civilians also took part
Belgium-backed by the United States, robberies and looting of whites a:
which provided transport planes to their property. Several said they h
carry fuel and ammunition-were con- heard stories of Zairean soldiers rapi
tinuin an "armed invasion" of Zaire. or killing whites, but the stories we
Yogoslavia's Tanjug news agency not confirmed.
said one Yugoslav man was killed by MANY REBELS are form
French soldiers who fired on his car as Katangan policemen driven into Ango
he was fleeing from Kolwezi. The Tan- during a secessionist rebellion in t
)AY jug report from Brussels quoted a 1960s. They mounted an invasion
Yougoslav survivor as saying he was Shaba last spring but were routed aft
IAL riding in the car when the French star- two months of fighting.
ted shooting and his companion was Western officials said they receiv
in.' "killed as he opened the door and leaped training from Cubans in Marxis
out. governed Angola. Cuba has denied a
THE SURVIVOR said a legionnaire involvement.