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Month
September
Year
1967
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There have been so many busts in the Warren-Forest community since the last SUN that it's impQSsible to enumérate them all. Ve '11 try to get the weirdest ones down in this column. But the frequency with which the pólice are busting hippies and other people around here, both ''hile the riots werc going on and in theix ordinary daily routine, has led us to reprint (Erom THE SEED in Chicago, UPS) this list of simple faets about arrests: If you are stópped by the pólice: [ï) You may remain silent; you do not have to answer any questions other than your name and address. (Z) The pólice may arrest you only: (a) With a warrant (b) If they have reasonable grpunds to believe that you are commiting or have airea dy committed a crime. (c) The pólice must inform you of the offense with which you are charged. (3) The pólice may search your person and an area within your immediate presence only if they have arrested you or have a search (or arrest) warrant. (4) Whatever happens, you must not resist arrest even if you are innocent. If you are arrested: (1) As soon as you have been booked, you have the right to complete at least two phone calis -- one to a relative and the other to an attorney. By law, you are allowed to make a reasonable number of phonc calis to get in touch with these people. (2) The pólice must givc you a receipt for evcrythino taken from you, including your walit, clothing, and packages you wcre carrying when arrested. (3) You have a right to see an attorney bcforc qucs tioning by the pólice. If you cannot afford an attorney, onc must be provided you bcforc you art qucstioned. (4) You do not have to give any state - ment to the pólice, nor do you have to sign any statement you might give them. (5) You must bc allowd to post bail in all cases but a murder charge (as opposed to manslaughtcr), but you must be able to pay 10% of the bail bond. If you cannot pay 10% of the bail bond, you may ask the judge to release you from custody without bail, but hc-does not have to do so, (6) The pólice must bring you into court or release you without unneceassary delay. (7) CHp this out and carry with you at all times. (from SD -- Chicago, UPS) - Yhcrc is an urgent nced tor lawyers vvho will defend „ oung pcople charged with possession or sale of marijuana r.ndor LSD. Detroit LIvíAR has been fortúnate in obtaining the services ot Zill Segesta, who has taken a number oí marijuana cases Cor very reasonable fecs; but there are not cnough Jawyers availablc for thc incrcxising number of court cases. Yhat wc nced is attorneys who are not afraid to fight a case when it is clear that thc defendant has been set up, evidencc has been illegally obtained, pólice officers are lying, etc.In cases against hippies these conditions do appíy. The usual Recorder's Court procccdurc of "copping a II)OfPlIDOD(MÍL, pica" (i. c, plcading guilty to a lesser offcnsc with a guarantcc of a minimal sentence or probation, and a fine) is NOT NCLSSARY in many o[ these cases, or would not be neceesary if there were lawyers we could count on to help because their help is needed, not just because somc "defendant" has a sum oL money to give up. iviost of those busted on grass charges simply don't have any money, and thc pólice and courts know this. The tyranny of the official middle-class rulers can be broken IF there are attorncys who, likc Joseph OterL interviewcd elscwhcrc in this issue, are indignant enough about the incredible waste of human resources and time that is a result of the present situation. Lawyers who would likc to help defend young people in any marijuana cases are urge', to contact John Sinclair at LEMAR, 4863 John Lodge, Detroit, or by phone through the 5th Estáte, at 831-6800. This would inelude lawyers who want to dónate their assistance in these cases, and also those who are interested in working with marijuana defendants at minimal rates. LEMAR also wants to thank attorncys Dennis James, V.rilliam Scgesta, Sol Plafkin and Chuck Ravit for their help in the past and in thc present. 4 ;; # :c :;: Court cases of those arrested in the January 24th "Great Keefer Raid" are still in progress. One defendant, John Nagel, has entered a plea of "guilty" to "attempted sale" (five-year maximum senteace) and will bc sentcneed, probably to probation with somc time in the House of Ccrrëction, next month. Nagel was charged with "sale and possession of marijuana" and was forced to "cop a pica" due to the nature of his case. John and iviagdalenc Sinclair, Sheldon Roth, Ron (Anarchy) Frankenberger, and possibly Don ivloyc and Mariene Croghan wili demand jury trials, which may commencc late this . 11. At 11:30 in tiic morning of the second Sunday of the Detroit riot, Detroit pólice and national guardsmen broke and entcred the dwclling of John Guice and ilobert Bagley, at 1217 West Varrer, and arrested Guicc, Bagley, Wayne Kramer and Chris, Pat Ryaa. and Tim Shaw and Mai y Jo, for au allegcd violation of state narcotics laws. They were held all day and rcleascd without charge that evcning, e;:cept for Tii.i Shaw, who was held on a threc-monthold arrest warrant charging him with "sale of marijuana," üha-v was arraigned and released on $500 bail. : ; ::■■ ;;= ;■■ _et us reit thr.t people vho 'ousted need help--money & lawye If you have either and would like to see your aid go to those who need help, sand money to Detroit LE MAK or cali us at 832 -3166 or stop by our office3 at 4863 John Lcdge. You may 'oe helping yourr.elf in the end: j.iterature is available frorn the above address; send 25L in coin or stamps and we'll send you a big package of material on the movement to relegalize marijuana. Speakers are also available for travel expenses--no fee. Cali 833-3166....