Cops Raid Wrong House, Threaten Children and Kill Their Dog

Posted on: March 26th, 2013 41 Comments
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Six children from Chicago are gonna remember this night as one of their most traumatizing experiences. The kids, aged 11 months to 13 years at the time, were rehearsing songs for the church choir with their grandmother Charlene Holly when eight armed officers burst through the door and started aiming guns at them, yelling “get on the ground!”.

One of the cops even asked Charlene to show the 11 month old’s hands to them at gunpoint. When she asked for the reason of the raid, she was handed a warrant for Sedgwick M. Reavers, the tenant of the apartment one floor above the Hollys. The warrant clearly stated ‘The second floor apartment located at 10640 S. Prairie Ave.

A yellow brick two flat building with the numbers 10640 on the front of the building.’ but the cops broke into the first floor apartment, cursing at the minors and telling them “This is what happens when your grandma sells crack”.


After the raid, Charlene found their family dog Samson dead in the upstairs laundry room, where he was presumably dragged to with a dog pole by one of the officers. The family kept Samson in the basement and he couldn’t have reached the laundry room on his own.

Charlene and Samuel Holly are now pressing charges on Chicago, police officer Patrick Kinney and eight John Does for putting the lives of their children in danger.

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41 Responses

  1. TigerLily says:

    This is a disgrace to humanity!

  2. Helen Jo Gower says:

    This is awful. I wish the family healing more than anything but I certainly hope they win their case. This could of been anyone and still could happen to anyone of us in our homes when we are doing nothing wrong. Everyone needs to start being accountable for every decision we make, and that includes but not limited to, law enforcement. People need to stop helping their kids get out of situations they create and let them suffer the outcome. That’s the way they learn how to solve problems for the future and learn how to make wiser choices. Teach them when they are you that they are accountable so when they are adults they can handle the harsh world easier by making the best decision they KNOW how.

  3. rudy says:

    It’s Chicago, these kids weren’t killed to cover up he mistake. It happens every day on the great white way…

  4. Thor Verdunk says:

    Hey punk bitch cops –

    Come on over and meet my arsenal and hollow points – show me how tough u are. We need to go over to their houses and terrorize their wives, kids, and grandparents.

    What are going to do about it punk bitches?????? My door is unlocked but you better come with flash bangs…

    • Sherriff cop says:

      Really dumb ass? Threaten a cop? Does your threat make you feel like a big man? I hope they find you. Show some respect. It’s idiots like you that make childish threats like this just to feel like a big boy. Wow, you better hope they don’t find your dumb ass.

      • JWest says:

        Does it make you feel like a tough cop to threaten someone expressing their opposition of actions of a police force and to inform that he maintains his 2nd amendment rights which are in place for events of this nature?

      • Jacob kwierant says:

        Hey Mr.”sheriff cop”= I hope your the first motherfucker that “finds me” and knocks on MY door. I can tell you right here and now that you or your posse would be the first to meet the barrel of my fully automated SCAR. Yeah, as an ex navy seal I can promise you that my 3 other fellow seals, we all live together, just as we did in combat, and are wholeheartedly ready to test your “combat” readiness. We will defend the constitution till death, if your ready to defend facism till death, it will be swift and quick for you.

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  6. Joe6Pack says:

    Solution: local militia

    The police operate as the local gunmen with a badge. Downsize the police force and have neighborhood representatives. These reps would be like block captains. Before the police could raid any house, they would have to go through the block captains first. All homes would be encouraged to own firearms and have assembly or readiness drills as desired. We’re not talking rifle platoon training, formations and close order drill. Just meet up and show your face. This is in a sense exercising the other half of the 2nd Amendment that most people ignore.

    People assume the 2nd Amendment only means the right to bear arms. That’s only one half of the 2nd Amendment. The other half is the right to form a militia. The militia are not the police or military. It’s a local thing with ‘we the people.’

    If every home was armed and every neighborhood was organized (KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOR!!), the police would have far less ability to “roll in” and have their way. They know they’d be up against a crowd of upset and armed citizens. Also, with an organized neighborhood, there’d be more going on in terms of self-policing.

  7. go back to bed america… it is called the american dream, because you have to be asleep, to believe it

  8. Dan Richeson says:

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  9. Andy Wright says:

    I have a lot of respect for Police as they do a hard job. However, although mistakes do happen they need to be held accountable for the things they do wrong, this is not an isolated incident and things like this happens all too frequently in the west recently. It is about time the people stood up together and stand up for our rights and get rid of this corrupt establishment along with all of the leeches that suck it dry. Rant over.

  10. Mezbah says:

    Dear sir,
    Pls. pay a closer look on Bangladesh as the whole nation is going to embrace a civil war under the atrocity of Hasina.Her police force is killing hundreds of unarmed civilians with live ammunitions.Using grnades,pepper spary,shotgun,stones,clubs etc.on the peaceful demonstrators discriminately.Peoples are being barred from minimum civil and democratic rights now in Bangladesh.Only loyal medias are working freely and opposition medias are being choked by the govt. thugs.Govt. is activating the old(more than 42 years) wounds in the name of so-called war crimes trial without minimum judicial norms which is being frequently opposed by the whole world but govt. is walking it’s own way by defying the international communities concern.I urge you to raise your voice against this brutal and savage govt. now to save a nation from a certain civil war.
    Pls. follow this link to know more about Bangladesh’s so-called war crimes tribunal.>
    Wishing you the best,
    Mezbah Uddin

  11. Ben says:

    The ending to this would have read a whole lot different if this was my house. The police seem to be more of a rival gang in Chicago.

  12. This is unacceptable!!! I’m tired of it.

    “Those that make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable.” – JFK

  13. Bad event. Police can be reformed/improved. But it takes time and persistence. The proper policing of a democracy is best undertaken by men and women who are formally educated, carefully selected, well-trained, controlled in their use of force, effective, honest and truthful in their actions, courteous to every person, led by mature, collaborative leaders, compassionate, and closely in touch with the communities they serve. This requires a breath-taking vision, hiring the right people, and leading them wisely. Improvement can happen and it can be sustained! For more, follow my blog at and take a look at my new book, “Arrested Development: A Veteran Police Chief Sounds Off…”

    • ..::bEEp::.. says:

      What world do you live in?!

    • Jeff says:

      Bad event?. How ’bout STUPID event. When the cops can’t even get the correct address when it’s clearly printed on the warrant, they sure as hell aren’t smart enough to be carrying firearms.

    • Pig Roast says:

      Shut the fuck up, PIG. Quit making excuses for those pricks and spewing out your idealism rhetoric. You PIGS serve the people, and we pay your salaries; so when you violate people’s rights and kill their own family members (including beloved pets)due to a mistake stemming from a sociopathic, power-trip a mentality, then you need to lose your badges and be brought to justice.

  14. Christian says:

    I think we need a bill that makes no knock raiding the wrong house a firing offense.
    Do you want people that can’t find a correct address running around with guns? Their incompetence is putting innocent people at risk.

  15. spadlo grmies says:

    And the wanted persons? Did they get caught?
    Or was this debacle a gift from the PD >”Quick run – we kinda know where you live?”
    Jack boots need brains. Please issue them at the academy and regularly perform preventive maintenance on them like you do the cruisers, bikes and weapons.

  16. Eduardkhil says:

    If the police department killed my dog, it would be the end of them. I would go on a rampage unlike that of any seen before on the planet. Seriously. I have lost ALL respect for the Chicago Police. Piece of shit fucking morons. EVERY one of them needs to be held responsible for the ruination of lives. I hope they burn. Fuckers.

  17. Eduardkhil says:

    Just kidding, police department! I would give you all a cookie for your brave work at killing innocent dogs and ruining lives! Bang up job, gents. You guys are awesome. No wonder why everyone loves you!

  18. Napolean says:

    > Bad event. Police can be reformed/improved. But it takes time and persistence.

    The police don’t deserve our patience. The only purpose of the police is to dish out traffic tickets, parking tickets, harass people when they feel it is safe for them to do so, and kill innocent animals who frankly, deserve their time on this planet more than those police officers do.

    When does a police officer save the day before something bad actually happens? Hardly ever. The ones that do, would have done so badge or no badge.

    A badge doesn’t make you more important than anyone else.

  19. Anonymous says:

    it dosent help for lack of eyesight or stupidity to remeber the house number or the floor it is on

  20. Just some person says:

    There lies the problem that we are plagued with. You people think we are a democracy. We are not. You are bound by the law. That law is called the Constitution, whether you like it or not is irrelevant. Get off your ass and read the constitution. We are a Republic. Huge difference. But how can we trust a public servant who doesn’t know their role or what form of government we are? How can we trust a public servant to uphold and defend the Constitution when you don’t even know what is in it?

  21. Moe says:

    This is why I hate cops!

  22. Steve says:

    You can’t fix this broken. They deserve all that is coming their way before long.

  23. Brandi says:

    So what would happen if she had challenged the police when they wrongfully broke into her home? Would she have been shot on scene in front of those kids because the cops made a mistake and don’t like to be told they are wrong? They shot her dog and dragged him upstairs so obviously they knew they were wrong.

  24. hp says:

    Well if you press charges or even complain too much we’ll just go ahead and shoot you because you’re making us nervous and afraid for our safety. Capiche?

  25. michael says:

    The single mmost important thing police need is dicipline. The entire notion that a police officer has more rights than a citizen is completely incorrect. When a cop acts like a thug or criminal they need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law just as a civillian is. Why do some cops act all weird when a civillian is armed when it is the law of the land that the civillian be armed? How can a cop walk up to your car with his hand on his gun and yet get upset when you in your car have a gun on your console or lap for that matter? Does the common man or woman have less right to self defense than a police officer? If that is the mentality of not only the police but also politicians (more first class citizens) then this is what needs to change. Each and every one of us is an individual with rights that cannot be taken away by anyone else without due process of law. I have just as much right to speak freely and defend myself as any police officer. This needs to be the new message of the preshift brief for all officers. They are servants of the people. So what does that make us?

    • Joseph says:

      Agreed, My fear is the obvious which i cant for the life of me understand why our Government dosent see it ;Unless they are powers directing it . That it will soon become human instinctive nature of survival when it comes too deraling with cops . I mean if u blanatly let me know that an officer can do whatever say whatever to me as a citizen and i have too take it and later try and prove myself agaistn one of there own in court i mean who are we fooling right . It’s like spiting in my face and telling me it’s rainning outside . It’s been far too long far too many families crying out .Hypocrics tlking about inequality in other countires when they practice it in there own . A man once said “Give Me Freedom or Give me Death” well I say ” Give Me Equality Or Suffer The Enevitable” Survival rules over all .

  26. joe skate says:

    It should be no surprise police in Chicago are thugs, Rahm is the biggest thug in Chicago!

  27. Tyrone says:

    “This is what happens when you’re a brain dead pig that cannot think for himself.”

  28. Debbi says:

    What is it with the killing of pets? Okay, sure, when the cops get it wrong and do a no knock warrant on the wrong house, they’re not going to be big enough to admit they’re wrong or even apologize to the tax payer who pays their salaries. It’s tyrannical but that is how they are, integrity is not something they feel they need to be accountable for to taxpayers. But why kill the family pets? It seems like an act of the mentally insane, just because your’e mad about something that is your fault. Killing the dog is just plain jack-booted thuggery.

  29. Megel says:

    If the “law” won’t punish these supposed police, then the citizens will have to take matters into their own hands and eradicate every one of them.

  30. Kevin says:

    Body-mounted cameras on these motherfuckers might help.
    Of course they don’t want the cameras–they might have to change their behavior. Not much to say except Frank Serpico still gets hate mail and death threats from cops, while Eddie Egan (Popeye Doyle) got nothing but fan mail when he was alive

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