On April 3, 1970, the Academic Council met in the Physics Tank. They were greeted by 140 members of the Off ROTC movement. Subsequently, University officials filed affidavits for civil contempt of court charges against five members of the Off ROTC movement—Mike Sweeney, Janet Weiss, John Shoch, Lenny Siegel, and Art Busse. Santa Clara County Superior Court then ordered “show cause” citations to these individuals on contempt charges based on a previous injunction against disruptive activities. The five individuals were charged with a variety of activities such as attendance at the April 3 Academic Council meeting, milling-in at the offices of the ROTC Commander, and attending ROTC classes. While these activities involved hundreds of people, only five were charged.
The following is an audio recording of the April 3 Academic Council meeting.