'Jena Six' Outcry Spreads to Capitol Hill

Jena parents meet on Capitol Hill

The parents of Mychal Bell, one of the "Jena Six," meet with congressional leadership on Capitol Hill in Washington. Getty Images hide caption

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Prominent African-American leaders demanded justice on behalf of the "Jena Six" during a recent press conference on Capitol Hill. Chicago Tribune Bureau Chief Howard Witt discusses the latest developments and the stir in Washington.



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