Box 16, Folder 9, Document 12

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Katzenbach 5 kirts Demand

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To Prosecite Garnuchaeh


General Katzenbach has a ing that the Department of Jus-
“Black Panther” by the tail and tice forthwith commence pro-
doesn’t know whether to try to ceedings of a criminal nature,
bell it or let go. applying the penal provisions of

the draft law against Carmi-
The militant ‘‘cat’’ is Stokley chael,

Carmichael, 25-year-old organiz- «4; members of Congress, we
a i the ae have sensed that action of a
anther Negro criminal nature would have
Party and the { been initiated: long ago’ were it
head of the Stu- - not for the fact that this individ-
dent Nonviolent _ ual has been parading about the
Co or dinating " land masquerading as a sup-
Com mittee. © posed civil rights leader. We are
(SNCC). of the opinion that if left un-
A group of checked by the government,
ra ere a such dangerous Americans as
Hehe A” Carmichael could and will pro-

ert Sweeney, D, |
and Wayne|>
Hays, D, both §
strong civil right |
| advocates, have
bluntly notified
| Katzenbach to
| either end his vacillating on Car-
' michael or they will go directly
to President Johnson and de- —
mand forceful action.

For more than a month the

lakers pave, bombarded th the
idee calls and telegrams urg-
osecution of Carmichael
io ing Cleveland Negroes to
i the he Selective Service law

d not register for the draft.

But Katzenbach has done —
All Sweeney and Hays have
gotten from him is a polite |
enh ott over the phone and
form letters signed by aides that —
Katzenbach had their correspon-


‘Stil unanswered. is a letter cit-
Carmichael’s inflammable
anti-draft statements and urging |
his prosecution as a deliberate —
law violator.

the orders of the Selective Servy-
ice System.

“Weowisty tordraw your atten-
"hon to the fact that Stokley
Carmichael made an appear-—
ance in Cleveland reeently in an
effort to sitr up sentiment |
against the war in Viet Nam,”
the ieee se “AS ue
of his p Carmic !

‘golihseted. bis aaa in ex-
ess of 500, that they should
ae refuse to cem-

aly with the provisions of the.

Universal Military Training and
| Service Act.”

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the scene with vi
on the sia ene


“We ate » advised that the pen-
al provisions Of the Universal
Military ‘Training and Service
Act .., do apply against such
persons as: Carmichael who
would aes to nol only Fidi-

ent the ry, but to ¢
others to’ avoid ‘conabiiance Will

“Accordingly, we are request-'

mote riots of sizable dimension
in our cities and succeed in the
development of a pattern of an-
arch in many parts of the
an any

Should Katzenbach continue te
ignore their insistence that Car-
michael be prosecuted, the leg-
islators will seek a une ees
al probe,

“The Carmichael case in-
volves much more than just one
person “advocating defiance of ~
the draft law,” says Representa-
tive Sweeney. ‘The question is
whether the atlorney general is
practicing a double standard of
justice; one for civil rights vio-
lators and another for civil
ea leaders who violate the

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