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The Herald has reporters working in close tandem with the police. Whenever there’s an arrest, a wreck, a calamity of any kind, the Herald photographer takes a picture on the scene. On the cover of the June 30 issue, David Wayne Linney is shown sprawled on the highway, chest exposed, left leg ficers grasped his hands to keep him still and console him. Riding a motorcycle, he had crashed. Enough? That’s what you think. Pages 6 and 7 sport two more four-column pictures of this scene. “Linney’s ghoulishly mangled leg emphasizes the dangers involved in riding motorcycles,” one caption says. “Blood, oil, and debris mark the point of impact,” s a ys the other. At page 8 we have a full-length photo of Jerry Richard Deal, 33, stepping out of the police department after being charged with DWI. At page 10 we have a photo of David Mark Biebel, 21, being arrested by an officer before he was charged with DWI. At page 12 we have Kay Adkins, apparently handcuffed and being led by an officer at the scene of a wreck, the officer quoted that she was “speeding and weaving.” At page 14 we have a Mexican-American, Martin Olivarez, being “led from the roof of McRose’s Family Center following an alleged attempt to burglarize the place.” On Page 16, we have Philip Harper being hustled into jail following his arrest for indecent exposure. Facing page: his companion, Paula Bradford, also arrested. A caption informs us that an officer “caught them ‘making out in a car parked on the harbor” at Aransas Pass. Such pictures dominate this paper completely every week. Otherwise it’s just another local area weekly. I have discussed with the Texas Civil Liberties Union whether the Herald’s union of photographer and police violates the rights of accused persons. Whether it does or not, it violates one’s sense of decency. R.D. Chuck Caldwell’s CHARLES II 0 T I Dupont/Embassy area location Spacious rooms Coffee shop Parking Best buy in D.C. Present this ad the first time you check in and receive a $10 introductory rebate. CALL TOLL FREE 800-424-2463 GOOD MORNING ON THE RIVER! Serving Antoiitos Zucchini \(Breakfast. Nachos. Burgers. Chili, Hot Dogs, 7:30 a.m. until Midnight 225-4098 511 Riverwalk Across from the Kangaroo Court San Antonio, Texas :EP RESTAURANT I Observations Seals and Justice Two distinguished federal judges in Texas, Woodrow Seals in Houston and Wayne Justice in Tyler, have been significantly upheld in important rulings, but from the outcry one might think them public enemies. Seals ruled the state must educate children of illegal aliens, and the U.S. Supreme court has now upheld this, 5-4. As Americans, Seals in effect ruled, we are responsible for educating the children ‘Among us, citizens or not. The lamentations from Austin about the cost of doing this are piteous and loud. Even Governor Clements is asking for federal aid. Wayne Justice has forced widespread reforms in the Texas prison system. His initial prison ruling embarrassed state officials into terminating the triple-ceiling of prisoners, giving each prisoner 40 square feet of space or more, improving medical services, and discontinuing the use of prisoners as supervisors. Now the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, has upheld Justice that prison conditions in Texas did constitute cruel and unusual punishment, that disciplinary hearings should be tape-recorded, and that Justice’s appointment of a special master to oversee the prison system’s compliance was called for. Clements calls the Fifth Circuit’s ruling “a significant victory” and Atty. Gen. Mark White says it’s “a clear victory for the state.” Why? Because the Fifth Circuit said Justice exceeded his authority requiring single cells for prisoners or else 60 square feet of space per prisoner. Yet the Fifth Circuit added that the plaintiffs can return to the court in a year for a review to determine whether conditions then will require additional changes. With 34,000 men and women locked up in the state’s prisons, the conservative officials of the state have been unwilling to pay for minimally adequate accommodations for them. Justice said, if you lock them up you cannot then treat them like beasts. For this he is berated all over the state yet he was right, and he has been upheld on the central issue. Yellow Journa’ I disagreed with a celebration of the Rockport’s weekly Toast of the Coast Herald which appeared in the Observer a year or so ago. The June 30, 1982, edition of the Herald shows what’s wrong with this paper as any issue will. Good books in every field JENKINS PUBLISHING CO. The Pemberton Press John H. Jenkins, Publisher Box 2085 6 Austin 78768 ANDERSON & COMPANY COFFEE TEA SPICES AUSTIN, TEXAS 7S1:11 512 453-15.33 Send me your list. Name Street City Zip THE TEXAS OBSERVER 19