"Defendant Officers John Doe 1-8 burst through the door to the first floor apartment dressed in army fatigues and pointing guns at Charlene and the children. The officers yelled at Charlene and the children to 'Get on the ground!' The officers referred to Charlene and the children as 'm---f---ers' numerous times. "Afraid of the guns being pointed at them, Children #1, 2, 4, and 5 ran to a back bedroom in fear of the officers. In response to the defendants' order to 'Get on the ground!,' Charlene got down on the floor. A defendant Officer told Charlene to 'Put the baby down' so Charlene set Child #3 down beside her. The officers yelled at Charlene to get Child #3's hands where they could see them. "After attempting to show the officers that the eleven-month-old's hands were empty, Charlene asked the officers 'What is this about?' To which they replied 'Shut the f--- up.'" Samuel Holly says he asked the police what they were doing, and called the 111th Street police station asking for a "white shirt" to come explain the situation, but no supervisor ever came to the house.
The Chicago Police are definitely being severely affected by that budget problem they complained so much about. So much that they admitted they would not be responding to 911 calls... but the budget is apparently good enough for them to mount EXPENSIVE raids on innocent families with expensive gear, and guns. If I could give the people of Chicago any advice it would be this: Buy lots of big scary semi-automatic rifles, and stop paying your property taxes, the Police aren't coming to help you, so if they show up at all it's to arrest or extort money from you. If you don't pay your property taxes, the Police will not get paid, and in short time won't have the resources to show up at your house to tell your 11 month old to get his "motherfucking" hands up, or kill your dog.