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Ninety-five years ofeditorial freedom
Vol. XCV, No. 32
Wednesday, July 17, 1985
Conduct affects rape verdicts, study says
By LAURA BISCHOFF sympathetic to rape victims who are chaste dianapolis. Rape victims were taken seriously if they were
Only about 1 percent of all rape lead to the and maintain traditional lifestyles, but victims Soon after the trials ended, Reskin and a married and raped by a stranger in her home.
conviction of the attacker, partially because who lead more liberal lives are discriminated colleague polled each of the 360 jurors and Although many states - including Michigan
jurors consider the victim's lifestyle when against. found that women were suspect if they used - have a "rape shield" law which prohibits
making their decisions, according to sociology JURORS also believe that a "clean-cut" man marijuana, used birth control pills, kept late lawyers from pursuing the nature of the vic-
Prof. Barbara Resken. is less likely to rape than a man who comes hours, lived with a boyfriend, or went to bars. tim's lifestyle, defense lawyers find it easy to
In a study conducted from July 1978 to Sep- across as a "loser," Reskin said, drawing on "If the victim doesn't follow the most conser- get around this, Reskin said. Asking a question
tember 1980, Reskin found that jurors may be data collected in 37 sexual assault trials in In- vative values then she is suspect," Reskin said. See PROF., Page 4
By KERY MURAKAMI
In life-threatening situations, the
administration should act only to
protect the University community -
not to punish the accused, members of
the University Council said yester-
The council, charged with coming
up with a code of non-academic con-
duct, seemed to reach a consensus
that people accused of violent crimes
should be punished by the civil
authorities, not the University.
BUT THE University should still be
able to impose sanctions like barring
the accused from a classroom if a
"central coordinator" feels the move
is necessary for the University's
safety. Even though the sanctions
could be punitive in nature, the idea
behind them is not.
Under the preliminary plan, written
by two councilmembers, the accused
would have the right to a hearing
within two weeks of the time the san-
ctions were imposed, said Eric
LANSING, Mich. (UPI) The
Michigan Court of Appeals yesterday
ruled an Oakland County judge did not
violate the rights of peace protesters
when he ordered them jailed until
they promise to stop trespassing at a
missile engine plant.
"While appellants' heartfelt desire
to halt the nuclear arms race is
laudatory, appellants simply have no
constitutional right to trespass or
destroy property in support of their
view as to how that noble end should
be achieved," the court said.
MICHAEL PITT, a Detroit attorney
defending the protesters, said the
ruling likely will be appealed.
In 1983, the Oakland County Circuit
Court issued an injunction prohibiting
protesters from trespassing on the
property of Williams International
Corp. or obstructing access to the
Walled Lake plant, which produes gas
turbine engines used in the cruise
In orders issued on April 28 and
June 11 of the following year, 14
people were found in contempt. All
but two were jailed, although all later
were released while the appeal was
UNDER THE contempt order, the
defendants are able to win their
release by promising to abide by the
injunction in the future.
On appeal, the protesters
acknowledged that they may be
punished for actually violating the or-
der. But they said their constitutional
rights were violated when the judge
See WILLIAMS, Page 4
Daily photo by KATE O'LEARY
Jerami Schroder (left) and friend Ellen Penney spend the afternoon swinging, singing, and having fun at
Summit Park yesterday. The city's Parks and Recreation department provides supervised activites summer
afternoons in the park.
Look out for 'Invasion of the Summer Campers'
By DAVE ARETHA Control Unit (alias director of the Summer Camps muscles, and snarls and rambled out of town.
Warning: The University of Michigan of Champions), said more than 8,000 campers will Their departure was truly a blessing for Univer-
Camper Confrol Unit has issued a "Camper invade Ann Arbor this summer, making this the sity inhabitants. Walking up State Street when the
most massive onslaught ever. footballers were walking down to the Athletic
Alert"for persons in southern Central Cam- Campers in a variety of species and sizes have Field was like walking through the wrong end of
pus. Persons are advised to evacuate this area flocked to the University. At one end is the 58- the "M' Club Supports You" sign just before the
or risk being overwhelmed by swarms of pound female gymnast, so cute she makes Mary Ohio State game.
summer campers. Lou Retton look like Bertha the Bowler. But at the However, baseball players, tracksters, golfers,
They are everywhere. Hundreds of them. other extreme is the 258-pound football behemoth, and other campers still remain. The activity rate
Thousands of them. They have taken over so intimidating that Michigan coach Bo Schem- of these campers is highest during the day, as they
Tousa fthe Cmps le smetin o r o bechler addresses him as sir. whiz around the Ferry Field track, burn up the
southern Central Campus like something out of a Fortunately for Ann Arborites, the "Football Ray Fisher Stadium basepaths and smack the
the hrrC r 'Beware of the "Invasion of Camper Red Alert" ended two weeks ago, when plastic off golf balls at the University of Michigan
DON TRIVELINE, LEADER OF THE Camper hundreds of gridders packed up their cleats, pads, See ANN ARBOR, Page 12
Quagmire Tepid 'Thrash
The United Nation's Women's Decade con- A preview of Black Flag.
ference should focus on women's issues, not Mostly sunny with highs from 80 to 85.
Arts, Page 8
international politics. Opinion, Page 5