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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, June 13, 1978-Page 7
Berkowitz' sentence: 315 years

NEW YORK (AP) - A zombie-like
David Berkowitz was sentenced
yesterday to a series of consecutive 25-
year-to-life prison terms for the "Son of
Sam" shootings that terrorized the city
for a year. His judges urged that he
never be freed, but state law makes
him eligible for parole in 30 years.
"It is my earnest wish that this
defendant be imprisoned for the rest of
his natural life and until he shall die,"
said Justice William Kapelman of the
Bronx Supreme Court.
KAPELMAN WAS one of three sen-

tencing judges joining in a fervent plea
that the man who killed six young per-
sons and wounded seven with a .44-.
caliber revolver never know freedom
A court source who asked not to be
identified said the 25-year-old
Berkowitz was heavily sedated to guard
against repetition of the uproar he
caused three weeks ago. At that time he
forced postponement of sentencing by
kicking and biting his guards and chan-
ting obscenities in court.
At one point yesterday, Daniel

Carrique, a friend of the family of 20-
year-old Stacy Moskowitz, Berkowitz's
last victim, left a spectator's seat to
lunge down the aisle toward the well of
the courtr>om, growling: "You're gon-
na burn in hell, Berkowitz - I'll get
BERKOWITZ WAS hustled out the
rear door of the courtroom as a phalanx
of plainclothes city police officers fell
on Carrique. Dragged bodily from the
courtroom, Carrique was charged with
assault on the officers and obstruction
of justice.

Upon his arrest last Aug. 10,
Berkowitz, a postal clerk in suburban
Yonkers, told a weird story of demonic
possession as his reason for embarking
on a series of murders. He claimed the
demons took possession of him and for-
ced him to prey on young, attractive
women. He said the demands were
relayed to him through the barking of a
dog belonging to a neighbor, Samuel
Carr, 64.
Berkowitz described Carr as the
reincarnation of a satanic being who
See BERKOWITZ, Page 10

High Court clears way for Skokie march

(Continued from Page 1
stand the lower court rulings against
the village's attempt to halt the demon-
stration which is to be held in front of
the Skokie village hall.
THE LOWER courts had struck down
as unconstitutional village ordinances
which barred marches in paramilitary
uniforms and the distribution of "hate
literature" and required a $350,000 in-
surance bond for public demon-
The village filed a formal appeal to
the Supreme Court, but that case is not
expected to be decided until after the
demonstration takes place. Therefore,
village lawyers submitted their request
to Stevens last week.
Lawyers for the village had told
Stevens, "Unless a stay order is gran-
ted, the Nazis will conduct their demon-
stration and the issues raised in this
case will have been largely rendered
"THE NATIONAL attention this case
(Continued from Page1)
U.S. State Department by Jabara. He
said he intends to prove through the
documents that FBI information sup-
plied to Israeli intelligence made
Esmail's arrest possible.
BUT JABARA said he is on a long
waiting list for FBI documents and does
not know when the Bureau will respond
to his request. Nonetheless, Jabara did
not speculate on what he would do with
evidence which incriminated the FBI in
the Esmail case.
Jabara said a lawsuit was one course
of action Esmail could take. But he said
Esmail would have to show "damage
by transfer of the information."
Second, the Israelis have said Es ail's
arrest was made on the basis of I raeli
intelligence, according to Jabara.
A defense committee of Esmail sup-
porters at Michigan State denounced
the arrest and conviction, pointing out
that he was an American citizen
charged in Israel for something that did
not occur on Israeli soil and contending,
with attorney Langer, that his
statements had been made under

engendered, the intensity of passion
which it has aroused and previous ex-
periences of the village of Skokie hve
made it certain that a massive confron-
tation will occur on June 25," the
lawyers argued.
But the American Civil Liberties
Union, representing the Nazis, argued
that the village's contention that their
case would be rendered moot if the
demonstration is held before the
justices consider the village's formal
appeal is "completely unfounded."

"The presence or absence of a single
assembly cannot moot any judicial
decision invalidating the ordinances in
question and preventing their future en-
forcement," ACLU lawyers argued.
STATE COURTS a federal trial judge
and the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of
Appeals all have ruled that the Nazis
have a constitutional right to demon-
strate in Skokie.
The Nazis, led by Frank Collins of
Chicago, plan to hold a "White Power"

rally in front of the Skokie village hall.
Their members are to be dressed in full
Nazi uniform and will display
In clearing the way for the rally, the
Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
on May 22 ruled:
"If these civil rights of freedom of
speech, expression and assembly are to
remain vital for all, they must protect
not only those society deems acceptable
but also those whose ideas it quite
justifiably rejects and despises."

Court tells FBI to open- files

Court cleared the way yesterday for a
possible constitutional showdown bet-
ween Attorney General Griffin Bell and
a federal judge over alleged FBI
The confrontation could result in Bell
being cited for contempt of court.
THE JUSTICES refused to disturb an
order by U.S. District Judge Thomas
Griesa in New York City that the FBI
give its files on 18 agency informants to
lawyers for the Socialist Workers Par-
Griesa ordered that the confidential
FBI files be surrendered tp help the
small political organization in its $40
milion lawsuit against the fBI.
That 1973 suit charges that agents,
beginning in 1938, committed numerous
unlawful acts against the party-in-
cluding breaking and entering,'assault,
mail tampering, blacklisting and
GRIESA'S ORDER of last year left
government lawyers with only two op-
tions-comply with the order or face
being held in contempt of court.
Since the FBI is a branch of the
Justice Department, the contemit

citation would have to be entsred
against the department's top official,
Bell had hoped the Supreme Court
would review his appeal, and study
whether Griesa should allow the gover-
nment some avenue of appeal short of a
refusal to comply with his order.
THAT HOPE DIED when only three
members of the high court agreed to
hear Bell's appeal. Four votes are
needed to grant review.
Bell told the justices disclosure of the
FBI files would severely damage the
agency's general law enforcement
In a separate case, the justices voted
unanimously that most businesses now
owning both a newspaper and a broad-
cast station in the same community do
not have to rid themselves of one.
The justices also ruled, however, that
the Federal Communications Com-
mission may outlaw all such "cross
ownerships" in the future.
THE COURT agreed entirely with the
FCC's 1975 ruling on cross ownerships,
and struck down those portions of a
federal appeals court ruling last year
that would have forced the commission

to break up all existing cross
The decision means the owners of
some 150 newspapers, 65 television
stations and 130 radio stations in 44
states-properties worth an estimated
$2 billion--do not have to go through

Mon., Tues.Thurs.,Fri., 7-9
Sat. Sun. Wed., 1-3-5-7-9

The Ann Arbor Film Cooperative
presents at AUD A
Tuesday, June 13
(Budd Boetticher, 1968) 7 ONLY-AUD A
For his third film on the subject of bullfighting, Boetticher. himself a former
bullfighter, chose to make a documentary on the famed Mexican bull-
fighter, Carlos Arruzza, Boetticher spent eight years in Mexico mtking the
-film despite personal hardship, including the deaths of many of his crew
members and of Arruzza himself. "I didn't feel that the definitive motion
picture about bullfighting had been made... I chase (Carlos) Arruzza
because suddenly he fell on horseback and I realized that I had a combination
than just showing the situation of the bullfighter throwing back the rates
to the crowd."-Budd Boetticher.
TOMORROW: Tatis "TRAFFIC" and Lelouch's "THE CROOK"



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