Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 23, 1972 · Page 9
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 9

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, July 23, 1972
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--July 23, 1972 Sunday Ga*ett«-Mml -QtirlMtan, W«*t Vlr*'nl« __ ^Panther Raid Trial * Hears Survivor , By Joseph R. Tybor · CHICAGO-W-Special Prose "cutor Barnabas F. Sears began "his opening argument in the «trial of State's Atty. Edward V * Hanrahon saying it was "one n "the most important chapters o. I legal history in " and was r immediately met with objec- * tions from defense attorneys. ' t Little has changed as the tria " enters its third week. Attorneys on both sides have ·haggled almost daily over prc- . ' c e d u r a l matters, prompting i, Judge Philip J. Romiti at one * point to warn them to stop "nit* picking" or face the prospect of ' t h e trial lasting "until Christ* mas." The prosecution plans to cal more than 100 witnesses; the defense about 50. So far, eight have taken the stand and two have yet to be cross-examinee as Sears and his staff attempt to lay the groundwork in proving the charges contained in "an indictment made public almost one year ago. Honrahan, an assistant and 12 policemen are charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice in an investigation following a raid Dec. 4, 1969. Fred Hampton, 20, chairman of the Illinois Black Panther party, and Mark Clark, 21, a Panther leader from Maywool, were killed during the raid conducted by 14 policemen assigned to Hanrahan's office. Eight of those policemen were indicted in adlition to two policemen who worked in the crime laboratory and two policemen who headed a department investigation into the actions of the raiding team. An early witness was Earl Holt, who, with Charles Koludrovic, one of the codefendants, was part of a mobile crime laboratory team called to the apartment immediately follow ing the raid. Holt was named as a cocon spirator by the special granc jury but was not indicted. During two full days of testi mony he describel in detail nu merous photographs he took o the apartment and the location of bullet holes within. He sak that customary procedure was not followed in removing the seized weapons from the apartment and testified that Kolu drovic, who headed the mobile team, submitted a laboratory report he knew was false. Holt also admitted under cross examination the error, which falsely attributed bullet holes to weapons fired by the occupants of the apartment. He said it was "an honest mistake." The official police version of the raid said policemen were fired on first and that as many as 15 shots were fired at them by the occupants of the apartment. Ellis Reid, assistant to Sears, attempted to show by question- Blackleg Vaccine o Is Recommended By Commission West V i r g i n i a Agriculture Commissioner Gus R. Douglass has recommended West Virginia cattlemen vaccinate their cattle for blackleg disease, as several cases have been confirmed in Putnam, Berkeley and Jackson counties. Douglass said all cattle between three weeks and four years old should be vaccinated. The vaccination on young calves should be repeated at six months of age, Douglass said, "On farms where blackleg is diagnosed, annual vaccinations should be given." Blackleg is a serious and often fatal disease of cattle. Its onset is usually rapid and is marked by a temperature rise and heavy swelling of the leg muscles. Sheep, goats and deer are also suseptible and may be vaccinated. ing Holt that only one shot was *ed by the occupants. Among those witnesses yet to be cross-examined is Deborah Johnson, 21, who testified she was sleeping in the same bed with Fred Hampton. Miss Johnson, who said she did housecleaning chores in the apartment, testified Friday. It was the first time any of the seven survivors told their version of the raid to an official body in public. EDWARD HANRAHAN Trial in Third Week Nader Group Attacks Mental Centers WASHINGTON-4JV-A Ralph Nader task force said Saturday that community mental-health centers have failed to' live up to their promise as "a bold new approach" and have merely perpetuated the widely criticized failure of traditional institutional care. The task force report, the first half of a study of the National Institute of Mental Health, was timed to coincide with consideration of legislation extending funding for the centers set up under a federal program initiated in 1966. Federal mental-health officials have credited the centers, originally created as an alternative to large, usually state-supported commitment institutions, with cutting down the permanent patient population in the state hospitals. But this conclusion, said the report, has misled Congress to the belief that the centers, which focus on counseling and out-patient care, are working well. THE NUMBER of inmates in state mental hospitals has dwindled, the report said, but the decline started in the 1950s, well before creation of community health centers. The wider use of tranquilizers and other drugs would be a more important reason for the decline, said the report. And although the number of live-in patients at the hospitals has dwindled, the number treated has risen from 802,216 in 1966 to 836,326 in 1971, the report said. The report recommended that the community-center program be revised to place more emphasis on promoting the mental health of all persons rather than just treating the most serious cases. The r e'p o r t recommended also: ^A movement away from in. stitutional facilities and toward small, more homelike structures. ^Stricter laws on involuntary commitments and hwpKaliz*- tion "only in the case of life- threatening problems." *Lay, as well at professional, representation on the planning boards of the centers. 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