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Daily News Record (Newspaper) - May 11, 1990, Harrisonburg, Virginia Daily May death penalty sought in drug linked murder Chicago a Federal prosecutors said thursday they will seek the death penalty against two Chicago men in the first use of a 1988 Law allowing execution for those convicted in a drug related no civilian has been put to death for a Federal crime since Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were electrocuted in 1953 after being convicted of Selling atomic secrets to the soviet attorney general Dick Thornburgh approved the use of the ultimate Sanction in the Case of two men accused of murdering a Federal witness to protect their Day drug one of the suspects is still at you can be hard pressed to find a Case of greater Federal interest or a Case that would More cry out for utilization of this Sanction than the Case where a cooperating individual is murdered for his cooperation with a Federal acting attorney Ira Raphaelson said at a news under Federal drug Law enacted in november drug Kingpins and others who kill or order killings while committing drug related felonies could be executed if but the constitutionality of that provision is in doubt and it is certain to face court challenges should Federal officials at tempt to use older Federal Law has allowed capital punishment for gathering or delivering defense information to Aid a foreign gov but the statute is widely consid ered military death penalties can be imposed for violent crimes or but no member of the military has been executed in peacetime since we think the statute is clearly constitutional and will pass constitutional said Andrea one of the prosecutors handling the in a Thornburgh level distribution networks such As the one alleged in this indictment cannot be effectively dismantled without the cooperation of when those witnesses Are murdered because of their cooperation with Law enforcement Congress has deter mined that this ultimate Sanction should be the 1988 Law does not provide for automatic As do some state death penalty it does provide that appeals of Federal death penalty cases would take precedence Over other cases in the appeals Zopp the alleged drug Alexander Coo per and Anthony had been named along with 20 others in two indictments issued charging them with various Federal drug the new charges of murder against Coo and were included in a superseding indictment announced thurs along with the notification that prosecutors will seek the death penalty for both Federal authorities say Cooper ran an extensive Street level operation from 1982 to september 1989 that distributed up to six kilograms of heroin and two kilograms of cocaine a authorities say Cooper directed Davis to kill an Robert because Parker was cooperating with police and giving Federal authorities information about the drug Parker was shot in the head five times Cooper is in Federal but Davis has been a fugitive since the original indictment was Telephone Calls to attorneys for Cooper went unanswered thursday associated press a Mohawk Warrior Peers out from Cash seized in Mohawk territory Regis Indian Reser a Canadian police seized about in drugs and Cash on strife torn Mohawk territory and some indians complained of ram Pant drug smuggling by the reservations gambling authorities that the raid was not connected to a i Olenc filled struggle Over Gambl ing rights on the about 100 officers led by Ontario provincial police seized the co Caine and marijuana from Homes at Cornwall Island on the Regis Indian reservation and in nearby said Opp spokesman Peter the four pounds of cocaine and about a half Pound of marijuana was Worth nearly million in Ca Nadian or in West he said 21 people were charged with drug and weapons counts under Canadian while 16 More were being police said about half of the suspects lived on the which straddles the the 6 raid came after a 14month undercover investigation by Ontario and Quebec the Royal Canadian mounted police and new York state West twelve guns were including at least three automatic police also seized about Cash in reservation violence had been quelled since hundreds of new York and Canadian police swarmed onto the Mohawk land May when two indians were shot to death in a 10monthold Casino gambling the Calm and the heavy police presence gave authorities the Chance to make the arrests West we figured it was better to do it rather than waiting for it to quiet Down and us pulling our peo ple he we figured we had the resources there court asked to reverse peyote ruling Washington an unusually diverse coalition of religious groups and constitutional scholars asked the supreme court thursday to recon Sider a recent decision permitting states to prosecute people who use illegal drugs As part of religious Ritu the petition requesting the rehear ing told the justices that every religious group in the country will be profoundly disadvantaged by the far reaching holding issued last the request was made on behalf of two members of an american Indian Church in which the ceremonial use of the hallucinogenic Cactus peyote has been an important sacrament for the 54 opinion in employment division written by Justice Antonin rejected the indians argument that their use of peyote was protected by the first amendments guarantee of the right to the free exercise of the opinion said the guarantee did not generally exempt a person from complying with a valid even if the Law conflicted with a religious practice or requests for rehearing Are filed frequently by the losing Side in supreme court the court Grants them very Oliver general counsel of the Baptist joint commit tee on Public one of the groups supporting the said at a news conference that there was Only an outside Chance that the court would Grant the but its our Only so we take he Thomas and several other lawyers said the coalition hoped at least to make both the Public and the court aware of the dismay that the opinion had among the 15 other organizations participating were the 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