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Keep The Harris Family In Their Home

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An Excerpt From the Chicago Tribune... By Mary Schmich ................................................ The Harris family's life began to unravel around dawn on the last day of August. R.J. Harris, who is 77, was in bed when a noise jolted him awake. Bam. What was that? Bam. It sounded like an explosion. Bam. The front door swung open and officers in masks swarmed inside, pointing rifles. Police! Hands up! Police! Harris' wife, an aunt, a son, a grandson, a granddaughter, a great-grandson and a cousin all bolted awake. From the floor above, where one of the Harris daughters lives with her family, came the blast and stench of smoke bombs. Mr. Harris, standing in the middle of the house that he bought 41 years ago, that has lodged his large family through the neighborhood's gentrification, kept thinking: All you had to do was knock. Outside on Sheffield Avenue, more officers gathered, shooing away neighbors. One neighbor described the scene on her blog. "I felt like I was on 'The Wire!' Fantastic," she wrote. "... The neighbors hung out near our fence, trying to appear as nonchalant as possible, you know, as if this sort of thing happens every day in Lincoln Park. I watch 'Breaking Bad,' yo, I know about meth. I bet they were totally cooking in there." No meth was found inside the Harris home. ......................... This Family needs our help... They are being vacated from their home after 41 years. They live amid million dollar mansions and at a time when families are trying to make ends meet they are being asked to leave because of a series of bad assumptions and misunderstanding. Please Read The Story Here...,0,7228373.column?page=1

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