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Michigan years[ edit ] The group was most active in Detroit and Ann Arbor, Michigan and included the proto-punk band MC5 which John Sinclair managed for several years before he was incarcerated.
From a general ideological perspective, Plamondon and Sinclair[ which? Among its concerns was the legalization of marijuana ; Sinclair[ which? It aligned itself with radical politics, claiming the 12th Street Riot was justifiable under political and economic conditions in Detroit.
Plamondon was indicted with John Sinclair in connection to the bombing of a Central Intelligence Agency office in Ann Arbor on September 29,  a year after the founding of the group. Upon hearing on the left-wing alternative radio station WABX that he had been indicted, he fled the U.
After secretly re-entering the country, and on his way to a safe house in northern Michigan, he was arrested in a routine traffic stop, joining John Sinclair, who had been sentenced to nine and a half years in jail for violating Michigan's marijuana possession laws, in prison. Plamondon was convicted and was in prison when Sinclair was released on bond in while appeals were being heard on his case.
Legal reforms[ edit ] The group had a direct role in two important legal decisions. Supreme Court decision in quashed Plamondon's conviction and destroyed the case against John Sinclair.
The court ruled warrantless wiretapping was unlawful under the U. Constitutioneven in the case where national security, as defined by the executive branch, was in danger. The White Panthers had been charged with conspiring to destroy government property and evidence used to convict Plamondon was acquired through wiretaps not submitted to judicial approval.
District Court Plamondon et al. Inthe Michigan Supreme Court ruled in the People v. Sinclair was freed but the cumulative effects of the imprisonment had marked the end of the White Panther Party in Michigan, which renamed itself the Rainbow People's Party while John Sinclair and Plamondon were in prison.
Two members of the group were arrested and accused of throwing a molotov cocktail through the window of a local Selective Service office. White Panther Party    chapters  in San Francisco,     Marin   and Berkeley   remained active into the s.
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