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Vol. XCIV - No.

12 Thursday, May 20, 1999 40e Outside Chicago and suburbs 35e
94 Years of Continuous Publishing - 1905-1999

6
Dream Team'
seeks justice
in Ryan case
Pincham team builds case against CPD
by Leslie Jones McCtoud sex crime which ended in the Grant called Pincham several
While sitting in his living brutal slaying of a little girl times about the case and Defender/Steven Geaty
room one hot August night lis- named Ryan Harris. asked for his assistance, but
tening to the nightly news, "When I first heard Ryan Pincham said he was certain Defense attorney Andre Grant (from left), Retired Appelate Court judge
retired Appellate Court Judge Harris was missing I said they police officers would not go as R. Eugene Pincham and Lewis Meyers Jr., a civil rights attorney, dis-
R. Eugene Pmcham saw unfold would frame some poor home- far as to "lie" on two small cussed points of the Ryan Harris case and alleged police misconduct,
before him a scenario he less person for it," Pincham children. at a Chicago Defender Editorial Board meeting Wednesday.
thought he would never see in said, adding that he was
his lifetime. shocked when two young hoys "But when Andre called me and said 'yes, I would help, of Lewis Meyers Jr., a civil
Two boys, ages 7 and 8 were were charged with the crime. and (filled me in on what was that night,'" Pincham said.
being charged with a heinous Criminal attorney Andre happening) I prayed about it Grant then enlisted the help (See HARRIS, page 6)

Jakes leads march against brutality


by Leslie Jones McCloud towards the fifth floor. He pub-
On Malcolm X's birthday licly blasted, then denounced
Wednesday, nearly 500 people the seeming indifference of
and more than 30 organizations Mayor Daley towards how
joined the Rev. Paul Jakes and investigations are carried out in
the Christian Council on Urban the police department. Jakes
Affairs for a Loop march demanded an immediate apol-
against police brutality and a ogy to the two Englewood boys
call for a federal investigation who police charged, then
into what many see as cleared with the murder of 11-
ingrained prosecutorial and year-old Ryan Harris.
police misconduct. "We have the mother here
Citizens of Asian, Hispanic, today and she calls for you to
Jewish, African and European apologize in person. We feel
descent, gathered with plac- Chicago owes them a debt of
ards, signs and clinched fists, respect, because they were
chanting "stop police brutality," accused of a murder that they
Hot looks and "Mayor Daley you can't
hide, we charge you with geno-
had nothing to do with. We call
on federal intervention and we
cide." call on you to bring Janet Reno
that keep They marched their way
under heavy police guard to
to our city to join the people
because you are derelict in your
you cool The Rev. Paul Jakes leads a protest against police brutality
Wednesday down Dearborn Avenue to the Daley Center.
City Hall where they peacefully
assembled.
duties and responsibilities. So
on Malcolm X's birthday, we
Jakes carried a megaphone
Chic/Esprit, pg 13 Approximately 100 people took part in the march. in each hand as he looked up (See PROTEST, page 6)