Over the past few years, the residents of Chicago subjected to a militarized police-state occupation. Innocent family after innocent family each middle of the night as heavily armed storm troopers throw flashbangs into their homes, haul them outside cold, point guns at their heads, and even handcuff . These families are being terrorized in their own homes, many of them left with PTSD, and is being held accountable—because the state one behind . following case illustrates, when these terrorizing cops are caught, to great lengths their crimes.
Last year, Anjanette Young had just gotten home from her job as a licensed at the hospital and was getting undressed in her bedroom when she heard a loud pounding. The pounding was from the heavily armed Chicago cops outside her door, smashing it in with a .
“It was so traumatic the thing that was hitting the door,” Young told CBS 2, who has been covering Chicago PD’s raids on wrong homes for several years now. “And it happened so fast, I didn’t have time on clothes.”
Once the taxpayer-funded terrorists broke down the door, they rushed into Young’s bedroom, yelling, “Police ,” and “Hands up, hands up, hands up.”
Naked and terrified, Young complied with the orders heavily armed men humiliated her in her home, refusing her dressed before they handcuffed her.
“There were big guns,” Young said. “Guns with lights and scopes on them. were yelling at me, you know, put your hands up, put your hands up.
“What on?” Young asked. “There’s nobody else here, I live alone. I mean, here? You’ve got house. I live alone.”
The officers couldn’t have cared less about being wrong home had to neutralize the threat posed by this innocent naked woman.
“It’s those moments where I felt I could have died that night,” she said. “Like if have made one wrong move, it felt like have shot me. believe have shot me.”
Young repeatedly told the officers that they were wrong home, but they didn’t care. Throughout the course of the unlawful raid, Young told her captors of 43 times that home.
“Who are you looking for?” Young asked.
“I’ve been living here for four years lives here but me,” she yelled.
“I’m telling you wrong,” Young continued. “I with whoever this person is .”
“OK, OK, you don’t shout,” the sergeant said.
“I don’t shout?” Young yelled. “This is f**king ridiculous. You’ve got me in handcuffs. I’m naked, and you kicked my house in. I keep telling you, you’ve got place.”
CBS 2 discovered that an informant had made up an address and given it to police. Police then took the word of this informant and the raid without first verifying who lived at the address. As CBS 2 reports:
Despite no evidence complaint that police made efforts to independently verify the informant’s tip, conducting any surveillance or additional checks by policy, the was approved by an assistant state’s attorney and a judge.
But CBS 2 quickly found, through police and court records, the informant gave police address. The 23-year-old suspect police were actually lived unit from Young at the time of the raid and had no connection to her.
Adding to the shocking level of incompetence police could have easily tracked the person they wanted — because he was wearing an ankle monitor at the time.
Police then waged a campaign of secrecy and refused to release any information.
When Young attempted the body camera footage through a Freedom Act request, she was denied. CBS 2 was also denied.
“I they didn’t want us this video because they knew how bad ,” Young said. “They knew done something wrong. They knew that the way they treated me right.”
Young’s lawyer eventually obtained the video as her lawsuit but the still attempted it. CBS 2, hours before the TV version of this report broadcast, the city’s lawyers attempted them from airing the video by filing an emergency motion in .
Obviously, they were unsuccessful.
Unfortunately, despite this blatant violation captured on camera, will likely be held accountable as not time incidents like this have happened. We have documented a dozen raids by Chicago police the last year that were on innocent families. In spite of taxpayers millions in lawsuit settlements, the CPD seems unconcerned with correcting themselves — proving accountable to .