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The Michigan Daily, Friday, July 31, 1987-Page 3
Students to protest alleged brutality to Council
By MARY CHRIS JAKLEVIC four complaints of brutality during the formation of a civilian oversight committee to resisting. The officers were just trying to push
Four students alleging that Ann Arbor dispersal have been filed with the department. check the procedures of the department. MSA us along into the crowd," he said. Another
Police officers brutalized them during a police He said superior officers on duty that night plans to present the resolution at Monday officer then grabbed his right arm, twisted it
action last Saturday say they will take their will investigate the charges, but the results of night's city council meeting. behind his back and pushed him down street,
complaints to the city council Monday. the query are a "personnel matter." Their "A lot of innocent people were hurt and Lamb said.
"I feel it's my duty because somebody's findings will never be made public. shaken up," said MSA Business School LSA senior Chris Helzerman said he was
going to get hurt eventually," said engineering But Brown; who has not filed a complaint, representative Jon Bhushan. not causing any trouble, but he was arrested
senior Robert Brown, who said he was pushed said he blames the police commanders who "We did not see any rocks or bottles after he refused to move from the sidewalk on
and hit once by an officer. ordered the dispersal and does not aim to thrown as claimed by the police. The crowd South University. "When I refused I got
About 30 police officers were sent to break punish the officer who allegedly hit him. was peaceful, but some people were drinking," jabbed in the stomach with a police baton.
up an estimated 1,000 people gathered near the "I wouldn't blame this all on the officer; Bhushan said. Then they arrested me and dragged me by my
comer of Church and South University Streets the circumstances dictated it. It was a hot Jim Lamb, a recent LSA graduate, said he hair."
after the Art Fairs Friday. night and I hear there was some bottle was standing on a sidewalk on Church Street, Councilmember Jeff Epton (D-Third Ward)
Shortly after 11:00 p.m., police shut down throwing. I would feel bad if a police officer when he saw police approaching from South said the students' testimony to the city
bars and liquor stores in the area, and at 12:45 lost his job over this," he added. University, and another group of officers council will probably not result in immediate
a,m. they walked into the crowd and forced the Last week the Michigan Student Assembly coming from Willard Street. Lamb said an action by the council, but may be addressed in
revelers to disperse. Four people were arrested. passed a resolution condemning "flagrant officer struck him several times in the back of the next few months in a more general
Police Captain Paul Bunten said at least abuse of power" by the police and urging the the knees with a flashlight. "We weren't investigation of police procedure.

Soaring tei
a keep art bu
Last week's high temperatures and
oppressive humidity caused many people to
skip enduring sweat-drenched faces and sticky
T-shirts to attend this year's Ann Arbor Art
"The heat held down the sales mainly
because out-of-staters decided not to come into
Ann Arbor," said Jeff Kidder, a wood artist
from Minnesota who noticed a 35 percent
decrease in his sales.
Kidder was disappointed. For the past three
years, his most profitable shows have been in
Ann Arbor.
Little Caesars Pizza on South University
St. was also disappointed by a smaller rush
than they had anticipated. "We were prepared
for the big rush with extra staff and supplies,
yet the number of customers were far less than
that which were expected," one employee said.
The same pattern was true for the Cottage
Inn on East William St., Maude's Restaurant
on South Fourth Ave., and The Brown Jug on
South University St.
" aiyPhoto by SCOTT LITUCHY Overall, their businesses did not do as well
;ht n th actas they expeeted or as well as they had done in
security guard Rachel Flint asks Paul Kyprie, a University graduate, to leave previous years. Nevertheless, the patronage on
st Friday. Kyprie and several other jugglers were cited for "performing" during Friday and Saturday increased compared to that
e Story, Page 4. on Wednesday and Thursday.

mera tures
iffs at home
Assistant Director of the Summer Arts
Festival Judith Katch believes that artists
thought "the fair was better run this year than
ever before." She said, however that "artists
did not sell as much this year because of the
"With the absence of the heat, people
would have stayed longer," Katch said.
'With the absence of the heat,
people would have stayed
-Judith Katch, Summer Arts
Festival Assistant Director
The coordinators of the Ann Arbor Street
Art Fair, and the State Street Area Art Fair
could not be reached for comment. The Ann
Arbor Art Fairs are separated into three
different fairs and locations - a tradition that
has lasted for over 17 years.


Confusion surrounds future of 'U' Council
By MARTHA SEVETSON that has not happened yet," Shapiro an LSA senior, said he was not council members were "unable to
University President Harold said in an interview. "If that happens aware of a decision to disband. "I agree upon a set of rules of non-
Shapiro said earlier this week that he we will haye to decide what the next don't know what that could mean," academic conduct accompanied by
expects to receive notice that the move is, and I don't know that yet." he said. "I was under the impression appropriate sanctions."
University Council - a committee Although Shapiro has supported that everything would be on hold the Although Livermore, a history
established to write a code of non- implementing guidelines for student rest of the summer." professor, said the council h ad
academic conduct-has disbanded behavior outside the classroom, he Council co-chair Shaw reached a standstill, he said any
"I think I am about to b e did not cite the code as a top priority Livermore, who could not be reached decision to disband would be left to
informed that the University Council during his final months in office. for comment, submitted a resolution Shapiro and the University's Board
has officially given up, although Council co-chair David Newblatt, to Shapiro last month that said the of Regents.

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