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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 21, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas                                10A New Braunfels Sunday April Civil Liberties Union warns against conservatism in Texas AUSTIN AP State and national Civil Liberties Union leaders warned their followers Saturday there is a rising trend toward conservatism in particularly in the current Everyone is waiting to see which direction the state government said Wade associate director for the American Civil Liberties Union in Will Texas politics become a surrogate of the national govern that is the big Hen derson told a legislative conference marking the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Texas Civil Liberties There is a sense in the Legislature of the shifting political said Gara executive director We will call it the ascen dency of It has made everybody particularly the liberal I think if there is one factor troubling this session it is the relative meekness and silences of these he We need to speak to speak up for fundamental balances and due LaMarche Former state Lloyd the unsuccessful Democratic can didate for said he thought civil liberties changes would be The most important changes probably will not come from Congress or the Supreme Doggett They will come from the where we We have to work from the bot tom Doggett suggested the TCLU adopt the slogan of an unnamed North Texas athletic team Well fight until Hell freezes over and then well fight them on the Henderson said that former Kent Hance of who narrowly lost the Democratic Senate nomination to was the major prize in the political battle in Texas because if he becomes Republican that suggests there is a major shift in political feeling in this Hance has said he is considering running on the Republican ticket against Democratic Mark White in 1986 but has not made up his Henderson said Texas is at the forefront in national politics because it has one of the one of the wealthiest and the most sophisticated set of state legislators and federal representatives in the Police hunt survivalist group THREE AP Police with camouflage clothing and blackened faces tightened their noose around the remote en campment of a band of selfstyled Christian survivalists searching some buildings and hoping to flush out their The officers moved cautiously to avoid a confrontation and out of fear the compound had been an FBI agent Special weapons and tactics teams moved in and secured two clusters of buildings and searched seizing some said FBI agent Ray The small sheds and houses outside the main part of the were unoc cupied and the teams met no he The main compound has not been the FBI agent He said a search warrant for the main group of buildings and an arrest warrant for James spiritual leader of the had not been We want to execute the two warrants without any confrontation and we think we he He said officers were taking precautions because CSA members remained in the main We are talking about people who have announced they are well There is good reason to believe there are mines and assault weapons on the and the people that occupy the compound have adequate training in using he During the caravans of police cars had patrolled dirt roads around the rustic headquarters of the whitesupremacist group known as the the Sword and the Arm of the State police crouched in the hardwood forest as officers toting automatic rifles manned Ellison shed a Texas congregation in 1976 to lead a group to the woods here near the Missouri border and build a commune of scripture backto nature As police encircled the 224acre agents continued negotiations to try to persuade Ellison to Ellison is charged with felony conspiracy to possess and transfer automatic firearms and Attorney Asa Hut chinson said he faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a fine if McElhaney said authorities also wanted to look for David a member of the shadowy neoNazi group The who was being hunted along the Missouri border about 50 miles They believe Tate may try to seek refuge in the McElhaney said members of the group told of ficers Tate had visited the compound two years a former pastor who is the groups said at a news conference outside the com pound that Ellison would not who brought his wife and family from Dallas to join the said Ellison had prayed for guidance and God had told him not to give Gang sets boy on fire in South Africa South Africa AP A mob of blacks set fire to a mixedrace woman Saturday and then torched her killing the woman and her 3yearold son and badly burning her two other young police Arsonists elsewhere in the eastern Cape Province poured gasoline on a garbage truck Saturday and tried to set it on but soldiers arrived and fired on the wounding one black a spokesman at police headquarters in Pretoria The spokesman said that those were the two major incidents reported in the riottorn black and mixedrace townships of the eastern Cape after weeks of violence arising mainly from black anger over the whiteminority governments policy of or racial More than 300 blacks have died in nine months of The mixedrace woman and her child were killed in Bontrug township outside the eastern Cape town of the police spokesman A crowd of blacks came to her which houses both black and mixedrace seeking a black When the woman said she did not know the the crowd attacked he The house was then set killing the 3yearold and seriously injuring her two other ages 6 and who were still he Assaults by blacks against other blacks considered collaborators with the whiteminority govern ment have increased in recent along with arson attacks against homes of black officials and In Cape a white man attacked by a black mob Thursday was reported in serious condition with burns over 70 percent of his The Erasmus was transferred to Tygerberg Hospital near Cape Town on Friday night from Port Elizabeth Provincial Hospital in the eastern police said the man was attacked in the white township of Uitenhage in the eastern Cape in the first recent reported attack against a white in a white But a witness said Friday he saw a white man set afire after emerging from an illegal bar in a black township outside near where police shot dead 20 black marchers a month The attack on Jacobs occurred the same day that an inquiry into the shootings of the marchers heard that 17 of the victims were shot in the President Botha said Friday that black radicals are determined to make South Africa to pave the way for a Communist Judge throws out rape conviction in Abilene ABILENE AP A judge threw out a rape conviction and 40year prison term assessed a 28yearold man after three witnesses testified that the alleged victim told them she had not been State District Judge Bill Thomas on Friday granted a new trial for Bobby James Williams after the witnesses said the woman said Williams had not raped but that she would not change her The purported who had failed to appear for two prior denied the allegations and maintained that she had told the truth at Williams trial March 11 And she also testified contrary to her trial that she had lived with Williams for several months a few years He raped He ought to do the Williams contends the woman pressed charges against him because he had turned down her request for sex after hed given her a ride home from a friends house last July Assistant Taylor County District Attorney Sharon Johnson said she would talk with the complainant before deciding whether to retry Sherilyn Simmons of the defendants former testified that while the jury was deliberating Williams she asked the complainant if Williams really raped She said the woman told its just the way I can pay him back for when I lived with Two other Barbara Clayton and Loris both testified they had heard the com plainant say she had lied about the The womans fatherinlaw testified at Fridays hearing after Williams the woman had threatened to file rape charges on him and another He said his daughterinlaw got angry when he turned off a televison set and told Ill holler rape on crime reports drop BOX TEXAS 78163 NEW SYSTEMS INSTALLED OLD SYSTEMS Service for all brands of commercial and residential pumps and water Flint Walling Jacuzzi pumps and water system s Wallace 4384469 Open Daily 99 Sunday 115 WASHINGTON AP Reported crime decreased 3 percent last including a 4 percent drop in mur but rapes and aggravated assaults rose at the fastest pace since the FBI said The bureaus Uniform Crime based on preliminary said the overall decline in reported crime last compared to continued a downward trend that started in But during the fourth from 1 to reported crime rose 2 percent compared to the same threemonth period in the FBI The quarterly increase was the first since The figures are based on a com pilation of crimes reported by nearly state and local police agencies around the While there was a 4 percent decrease in murders and a 5 percent decline in the number of robberies reported last rapes jumped by 6 percent and aggravated assaults went up by 4 the net overall rate of violent crime showed no change from The 3 percent decrease in overall crime from 1983 to 1984 followed a 7 percent drop from 1982 to 1983 and a 3 percent decline from 1981 to But forcible rapes and aggravated assaults rose at the faster pace than at any other time since Declines in the overall Uniform Crime were recorded by each of the nations four geographic the bureau The northeastern states registered the sharpest at 6 while the midwest recorded a 5 percent drop and the southern and western regions each showed declines of 1 Cities with populations over registered a 2 percent decline in overall crime last while those jurisdictions outside metropolitan areas reported a 5 percent The suburban and rural areas showed decreases of 3 and 5 percent the FBI Murders plunged by 11 percent in cities with populations over a including a decreased incidence of homicide in New Los San Francisco and Some crime experts and Justice Department officials have questioned the reliability of the FBIs Uniform Crime Report in recent maintaining there are few controls to detect instances where local police might inflate or shrink crime figures for political or budgetary But the overall decline in reported crimes last year did reflect the findings of a broader gauge of criminal activity the Bureau of Justice Statistics National Crime Survey which includes the roughly twothirds of the crimes that are never That study showed that overall crime fell percent last But that survey released on April like the FBIs justreleased Uniform Crime indicated there has been no improvement in the rate of such violent crimes as rape and aggravated Because it relies on interviews with it did not include any statistics for The Saving Place THRU NEW BRAUNFELS TRANS TEX ELECTRICAL NEW RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL WORK 9AM5PM 6295298 HENRY SKINNER 2 nisson white 4 5 Speed miles 1979 Datsun 280 ZX 6 5 Speed Power Locks Cassette 1981 Malibu 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