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Page Ten

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Ten THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Thursday, July 1, 1976
Detroit police stage
stay-at-home protest

(Cas iaivd truem Pae 5
detectives who missed the cut.
Others endured a slight de-
crease in staffing.
"We lost our share," said LtU
Robert L e o n a r d, officer in
charge of the vice squad. "Hut
we'll still do the job. Prostitutes
and gmblers still better be
careful. If they goof up, they'll
get had. We just won't have as
big a voltme of arrests."
M a n y businessmen didn't
seemti too worried about the lay-
affs. Some said they had private
guards and police services in

their areas to offset the drop
in city patrols.
One exceptioti as ('hail
Hardy, manager of a hat store
in northwestern shopping distri
experiencing a rising crime
rate.
"Those policeoen arc a n
cessity," Hlardy said. '"ur pc
vate patrol is not sufticien
Just the presence of those off
cers has a tendency 1 tm don
the temptation to coitro
crime. Now we face any on
her of dangers from holdups
whlever."

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it receives its money from the
University-more than $30,000 a
year, according to Assistant
Vice President for Student Ser-
vices Tom Easthope.
ABOUT HALF the office's
workload involves landlord-
tenant cases, said Rose, and
Such cases have provei highly
controversial--bringing the of-
fice a lot of recognition.
"It's not that we choose to do
them," he added. "But land-
lords are oppressive to stu-
dents."
A different view, however, is
taken by landlord attorney Wil-
liam Raymer.
"PEOPLE take Ann Arbor out
of context," Raymer said.
"Landlords didn't create the
need for housing"
He considers the LAS em-
phasis on housing cases un-
warranted: "If people have real
problems, they can come down-
town."

Raymer adds that "landlords
are no more oppressive to ten-
ants than General Motors is to
someone who owns a GM car."
ROSE suggests the opposite-
that poor housing conditions of-
ten deprive tenants of some real
necessities of life, creating both
physical and psychological prob-
lems.
LAS has recently begun a pro-
gram of do-it-yourself landlord-
tenant cases, according to Rose.
This will allow tenants to actual-
ly handle their own cases, with
LAS advice.
He hastened to add that this
method, even though it will help
relieve the overworked staff,
would be useful only in care-
fully selected instances. If a
case is complex, or if the client
is unable (or unwilling) to go to
court alone, a lawyer would be
necessary.
ROSE FEELS that Legal Aid's
work has improved the housing

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situation for stueints
"I think landlorvs ki
have to be wore respa,
now," he said.
M a n y problems, h e-
hase yet to be solved in te i
of landlord-tenant relati 1in
Rose cites the numerous ce
LAS has fought in conjuncio
with the Ann Arbor Teni
Union (AATU).
"TENANT organizers chiuse
landlords whose tenants arc inr-
ticularly oppressed by the c m-
ditions of high rent or !)or
maintenance."'
Although Rose feels the hou
ing problem is critical, he has
an optimistic outlook. He pre-
dicted "rent control or anotlier
alternative will be here shori-
ly," since the National Center
for Housing Law Reform is cur-
rently studying alternatives to
rent control
WHILE landlord-tenant cases
have gotten the lion's share of
the publicity given the Univer-
sity LAS office, many other
clients have been handled as
well.
In criminal casts, said David
Binney, acting coordinator of
the office (and a law student).
LAS limits itself to misdemean-
nra. Thin usually involves sliol-
lifting incidents. Felony cases,
he said, are generally han, li e d
by a public defender,
Another area of LAS concern
is the promotion of students
awareness of their legal rihts
Some students are not aware
that they need lawyers, accord-
ing to Binney, though both he
and Rose feel students are more
aware of their rights than some
other people.
Rose also thinks students are
sensitive to the need for judicial
reform.
"Thtre is a need for a 'egal
insurance program,' says Iin
ney, who believes more legal
work should be of a "preventa-
tive maintenance" n a 1 u re,
where an individual would seek
legal counseling before a situa-
tion reaches the crisis stage

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