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police during a civil disorder. The latter offense carries a prison term of two to ten years. Burns, until recently editor of Dallas Notes \(he resigned to devote full time to nothing more than shouting at the time he was arrested. At an examining trial, the prosecution said he was leading a group of approximately 40 persons toward a policeman, urging them to “Kill that pig, there.” The Dallas Notes, April 15, had a different account of Burns’ arrest. Jay Gaulding reported “Stoney Burns and I were standing in the crowd along the 8 The Texas Observer LES APRS 4 4idetealk cafe Ik Autist coatiaotted 4eagade weae, reader4 24d & 544 Atteutid located #de ea le:94t 7exa4 Mercier Aiwa 472-2746 roadway when a pig in a white hat began pushing and cursing at the ones standing in the gutter. Everyone was chanting ‘Pigs go! Pigs go!’ In exasperation the white hat picked up a metal pop can and threw it directly at us. A barrage of bottles arched out into the boulevard, landing indiscriminately on the prowl cars and tourist vehicles. “The pig grabbed a brother and started dragging him away from the crowd. The people rose up and liberated him and he faded back into the masses lost to the fleshseekers. At this point Stoney and I were standing about 40 feet from the pigline on a grassy knoll from of overlooking the confrontation. One of the [cops] pointed directly at Stoney and yelled, ‘There’s one we want, right there!’ Four of them charged up the hill toward us,” Gaulding’s story continues. `Run,’ one Notes staffer yelled. ‘We’ve got an issue to put out this weekend.’ No,’ Stoney replied. ‘They know where I live and would just come after me anyway. I’ve got bond money and I’ll just go peacefully.’ “All he had time to do before the four cops jumped him was throw both hands in the air and shout, ‘I’ll go peacefully.’ They knocked him to the ground and beat the holy shit out of him. They dragged him down the hill to the concrete, and then, joined by a fifth crony, carried him to a nearby pigmobile.” Glazier was not arrested at the time of the Turtle Creek liberation but rather two days later for shoplifting. Instead of being charged with shoplifting, he was indicted for interfering with police. He spent the summer in jail. Easter insists that he was with friends across town during the Lee Park incident. Burns told the Observer the Dallas police are using him and the other defendants as scapegoats. He has been arrested numerous times, usually in his role as publisher of Dallas Notes, but he has never gone to trial. As a subtle example of the type of special treatment’ he has received, Burns, whose real name is Brent Stein, points out that he usually is identified by Dallas Police and sometimes by the Dallas dailies as Stoney Burns, alias Brent Stein. “Can you imagine the Dallas Morning News identifying Mark Twain as alias Samuel Langhorne Clements?” Burns asks. K.N. `A mistake’ Dallas On Oct. 2 a Dallas grand jury no-billed a police officer who shot and killed a man “by mistake” on Sept. 4. The officer is Detective Lawrence Selman of the Metro Squad and the dead man was Guy Daniel Bourland, 30. Bourland’s offense, according to Selman, was that he shot a finger at Selman. According to Mike Wallace, who was driving the pickup truck in which Bourland was a passenger the night he was sliot, Bourland made no such gesture. Selman and his partner were in plain clothes in an unmarked car. Wallace said he noticed one of the guys in the car apparently speaking to him as both cars stopped at a light on Maple Avenue. He rolled down the window so he could hear the man, but the truck’s air conditioner was on and h _e couldn’t,_ understand him. Wallace said, “What?” at which point Selman got out of his car without warning and without identifying himself as a police officer, opened the door of the truck, leaned across Wallace and shot Bourland between the eyes. Selman’s story changed almost daily. First he said he had “curbed the truck” because of a routine traffic violation. Later he said it was a mistake. Selman claims Bourland shot a finger at him and when Selman asked if the gesture were intended for him, Bourland replied, “It damn sure was.” Wallace said Bourland never spoke. Selman also said he thought he recognized Bourland as “a known police character.” Neither Bourland nor Wallace have any arrest or conviction records, but the Dallas media continues to refer to Bourland as a “known police character.” Selman said he saw Bourland dive under the seat for something and come up with a metal object in his hand which Selman mistook for a gun. Police at first said a metal wrench had been found on the seat beside Bourland. Later police said two wrenches had been found in the car but both were under the seat and had apparently not been moved during the incident. At first Selman’s story tallied with Wallace’s on the shooting since he said he leaned over Wallace to fire at Bourland. He later changed that part of his story too, saying that he had fired from outside the truck. Ballistic evidence indicates that the shot was fired about one foot away from Bourland’s face. What else? Oh, yes. Bourland had long hair and a beard. M.I. ATHENA MONTESSORI SCHOOL integrated, non-sectarian creative non-graded program r i =11 7500 Woodrow Austin 454-4239 #rilutz’ Since 1808 The Place in Austin GOOD FOOD GOOD BEER 1607 San Jacinto GR 7-4171