Detroit Free Press from Detroit, Michigan on July 25, 1975 · Page 25
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DEMONSTRATION SCHEDULED DETROIT FREE PRESS Friday, July 25, '75 p 3-C Women Seek Action on Cass Rape-Murder Cases Bv TERRY ZINTL FrM Prut Staff Writer Two Detroit women's groups are planning a demonstration at police headquarters Monday to protest what they say is police indifference to the Cass Corridor rapist -murderer. The killer is believed responsible for five murders in the Cass area. At least seven other women have been beaten or sexually assaulted, police say. The Women's Defense and Education Committee which organized the June 25 benefit for Joann Little and Inez Garcia and the WOMAN (Women's Organization Moving Against Narcotics) drug rehabilitation center don't think the police are doing enough to catch the man. If the six killings "happened in Grosse Pointe, it would be national news," said Jane Mannette of the WOMAN center at 4105 Cass. She said that by emphasizing the fact that many of the victims were prostitutes, the police are saying: "It's not a good women's problem, it's a bad women's problem." AS AN EXAMPLE of the police department's lackadaisical attitude, Ms. Mannette said a police flyer describing the killer gave a telephone number to call that does not answer at night. The police only belatedly added the telephone number for the main homicide desk, she said. THE RAPIST is described by police as a black male, SO to 35 years old, I to 6'a feet tall; with a muscular build, medium complexion, a medium nappy afro; mustached with an unshaven look and noticeably large hands. mm mm Sgt. Cynthia Eggers of Squad Seven, which Investigates felony murders, said the department has about 12 people working on the Cass Corridor killings. Insp. Elgay Bowron of the 13th Precinct, which covers the Cass Corridor, said his officers are "doing the same kind of job on these killings as we would on any others." Bowron said the precinct has not added any extra patrols in the area, but is doing its best "to drive the girls off the street. Wherever you've got a lot of prostitution, you've got a lot of other crime," he said. Bowron said the prostitutes have complained to his officers that the police are not working hard enough to catch the killer, but "they're irresponsible, unstable people and that's ' the way they talk." THE DEMONSTRATION will be held at police headquarters, 1300 Beaubien, Monday morning at 11:30, Ms. Mannette said. She also said the WOMAN center will act as a focal point for community efforts to catch the killer. The Cass killings are the first local issue taken up by the Women's Defense and Education Committee, which was organized to raise funds for Joann Little and Inez Garcia. Ms. Little is on trial in North Carolina for killing a jail guard who allegedly tried to rape her while she was in the Buford County, N. C, jail last August. Inez Garcia is a California farm worker who was convicted of second-degree murder last October for killing a man who she said held her down while his companion raped her. At a press conference Thursday, Marcia Elayne, th chairwoman of the committee, said the group made a $10,500 profit from the June 25 benefit for the two women at Ford Auditorium. She said the money, will be split between the Garcia and Little defense funds. Any donations made to the Little or Garcia defense funds after July 31 will be forwarded, Ms. Elayne said. BURGLAR, FRIENDS Twice Victimized Dear Ann Landers: Recently I was the victim of a burglary. The story appeared in the newspaper. I immediately began to receive phone calls from all sorts of people, giving me hell for being so stupid as to own "valuable things." I was chewed out unmercifully for keeping jewelry and a fine coin collection in my home. The last straw was yesterday when an old friend phoned me at the office and became hysterical. She called me every ditry name she could think of screaming at the top of her lungs. Several people near me could hear every word she said. I was so humiliated I finally hung up on her. It seems the police had questioned this woman's son about the burglary. I was asked to give them a list of everyone who had been in my home for the past two months. She and her son happened to be among them. I have no power over whom the police question and I was devasted by this woman's attack.' Will you kindly print my letter and put the matter into proper perspective? NUTS TO THE WHOLE HUMAN RACE. Dear Human: Drop Mrs. Fire Bomb a note and tell her you did not appreciate her phone call. Explain that the police questioned everyone who had been in your home for the past several weeks and that you were in no way responsible for their procedures. By the time your letter arrives, she will no doubt have cooled off. If not, this column should help clear her sinuses. 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Dear One Step: You warned them and I hope it does some good. I'm in favor of removing criminal penalties for the possession of small quantities of marijuana, but until that is done in your state it is foolhardy to take chances. My position on the legalization of pot is unchanged. I am AGAINST it. Dear Ann Landers: Every year about this time my husband starts to nag me to go to a nudist camp with him. He says it is healthy and very recreational. I have no interest whatever in this sort of recreation and have told him he can go without me if he wishes, but to please leave me out of his plans. What are your views, Ann? ANONYMOUS. Dear Ann: You've given Na ture Boy permission to go alone. I believe your generosity should end there. Is alcoholism ruining your . life? Know the danger signals and what to do. Read Ann's booklet, "Alcoholism Hope and Help." 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