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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, March 4, 1982-Page 7
Atlanta police
create new
homicide orce

ATLANTA (AP) - A new scaled-
down task force will be set up to in-
vestigate unsolved murders, police an-
nounced yesterday after being
criticized for disbanding the larger
squad that investigated the slayings of
28 young blacks.
But Public Safety Commissioner Lee
Brown said the 23 cases that were closed
following the double murder conviction
of Wayne Williams will remain closed,
and the special task force will be
disbanded as scheduled next Monday.
CIVIL RIGHTS leaders, including
Dr. Joseph Lowery, president of the
'Southern Christian Leadership Con-
ference, were critical of the move.
"I don't think you will find anyone in
the black community who believes
Wayne Williams committed all those
murdes alone," said Lowery..
The new squad, called the Homicide
Task Force, wil replace the city's
regular homicide squad and will occupy
the storefront offices where the special
'1s task force has had its headquarters,
Brown said.
THE NEW UNIT will handle the
caseload of the regular homicide squad,
that were once assigned to the special
task force, Brown said.

The commissioner denied that his a -
tion amounts to renaming the city s
homicide squad to appease blacks
angered by the closing of the special
task force.
"We have never made any decision for
the purposes-of appeasement," he said
at a news conference.
BROWN SAID the decision to create
the new task force resulted from Pa
meeting Tuesday with a group of black
ministers, who "voiced' a legitimate
concern" over unsolved killings in the
"The community has an attachment
to the task force," Brown said. "We
want to continue the effort and be
responsive to the community."
The new task force will investigate
"somewhere in the neighborhood of 10
to 13 unsolved homicides at this point in
time," said homicide Lt. B.L. Neikirk.
"We have not established any kind of
pattern" in those deaths, he said.
BROWN HAD announced Monday
that police files on 23 killings of young
blacks would be closed and the task for-
ce disbanded as a result of Williams'
conviction Saturday in the deaths of
Nathaniel Cater, 27 and Jimmy Ray
Payne, 21.

K~Doily Photo by DEBORA
DEMONSTRATORS AT yesterday's "Die In" lie on State St. in front of the LSA attended the rally to demonstrate against nuclear arms proliferation.
Building as emergency warning sirens are tested. Between 300 and 400 protestors
'Die-in' shows anti-war sentiment is alive

(Continued from Page 1)
Church said, "I saw the crowd become
bitter and hostile and I don't see this as
the way to go."
A STUDENT in the crowd disagreed.
"This was a peaceful demonstration. I
don't know why every damn time
something like this happens, the police
have to make an issue of it," he said.,
Coordinator Galst said, "It wasn't
organized fantastically, but we hadn't

anticipated so many people." Another
die-in is scheduled for April 7, she said.
"It's not just silliness and ari occasion
to cut classes, the threat is real," she
added. "Right now the government is
our worst enemy because they think a
nuclear war is like a snowstorm."
Galst said the group did not file for a
permit to demonstrate. "We're citizens
and the land and the streets are
public," she said.

Ann Arbor Police Capt. Kenneth
Klinge said his only concern was that
traffic wasn't blocked. "Everybody has
a meaning and a crusade," he said.
Singleton said he thought the confron-
tation with the police detracted from
the outcome of the protest. "I'd like to
see it happen again, but with more
discipline, control and maturity next
time. An absolutely quiet, peaceful

demonstration would have been more
effective than when it deteriorates into
what happened," he added.
Some students said they were at the
demonstration to protest the Univer-
sity's military research policies. LSA
Student Government member Jamie
Moeller said the demonstrators were
"raising consciousness" around cam-


Labor institute in review begins direct public appeal
(Continued from Page 1)

"speaking about itself," he would ex-
pect any reports to come directly from
institute offices, instead of central in-
formation services.
"I WOULD BE astonished if it were
the other way around," Holbrook ad-
The release consisted of statements

by the institute's director Cohen ex-
plaining several institute programs and
supporting continuation of its services.
Quoting a 1981 ILIR review commit-
tee report, the release stated, "We (the
committee) recommend that the in-
stitute be continued as a free-standing

institute on the Ann Arbor campus. We .
recommend the continuation of Univer-
sity support at its present level but with
the Institute compelled to discontinue
less significant and effective ac-
"I THINK the reason they targeted

ICC must use Union food service

ILIR for this second review is because
they already have the results of the fir-
st," said Cohen, adding that. since a
non-budget review has already been
completed, administrators may find it
easy to cut or eliminate the institute by
the April 30 deadline.
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disagreed,saying that if concessins are
made for the ICC this year, the board
may be asked to grant similar requests
for other groups.
Frank Cianciola, director of the
Union, said that in order to seve the
University community, the Union's
food service system, which had been
losing money, had to be-kept alive. "In
order to do that," he explained, "we
had to build more volume into the
Some members of the ICC, however,
see the policy as one which neglects the
needs of students. "I don't like what's
happening at the Union," said Mark
Payne, president of the Lenny Bruce
Co-op. "It's becoming a. place where
students can't go," he said, because
they can't afford the price of using
-some of the facilitites.
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Cianciola noted, however, that
another' group, the Alpha Phi Omega
Bloodmobile, had to be stopped from
bringing food into the Union last month
but, "they found that we could provide

their food for less money than they
were spending before."
Malone said that no group other than
the ICC to his knowledge have protested
the new policy.

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