New Hearing Set For Demonstrators; Reporter Expelled
Judge John C. Geenty '55 again continued the case of seven students arrested in October's anti-Chilean Junta demonstrations at Boston University, at a probable cause hearing yesterday in Roxbury District Court.
Geenty overruled a defense motion that the trial be postponed until the end of February in order to accommodate the schedule of William P. Homans '41, counsel for Steven Kirsch, one of the defendants.
During the trial, two wardens forcibly removed a Crimson reporter from the courtroom after warning him to stop taking notes. Geenty ruled that no notetaking would be permitted by reporters during the last two hearings, and yesterday reiterated his ruling.
Refusing to continue the trial into February, Geenty said, "We don't want this case to get stale."
The seven defendants, including Christopher S. Richardson '75, were arrested when police broke up a demonstration at B.U.'s Center for Latin American Development Studies.
The Center was hosting a conference in which former Chilean President Eduardo Frei and World Bank President Robert S. McNamara were scheduled to participate