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    Cook County Sheriff raid wrong house...

    Elderly couple says they were terrorized by drug raid - Chicago Breaking News

    From the Chicago Tribune
    Elderly couple says they were terrorized by drug raid


    An elderly couple says Cook County sheriff's police on a drug raid smashed into their Southwest Side house late Thursday night, terrorizing them before admitting they had the wrong house.

    With her husband already asleep, 84-year-old Anna Jakymek was just turning out the lights when she heard loud noises at the back and front doors about 11:30 p.m.

    Her initial thought was that her 89-year old husband had fallen out of bed, but she realized something else was happening when she looked into the front room.

    "I see maybe 20 guys come in and see the door knocked open," she said.

    The intruders were members of the Cook County sheriff's police gang crimes narcotics unit executing a search warrant at the home on the 5600 block of South Kilbourn Avenue.

    The search warrant cited suspected crystal meth, cocaine, guns and money. It also named a 23-year-old suspect whom the Jakymeks say they have never heard of.

    "They show me a sheet with a woman and man who complained we have that. We don't," Anna Jakymek said. "They broke two doors and a garage window. Then they say, 'C'mon, c'mon--go, go, go, stay by your husband. He said someone complained we had all these drugs."

    Son Andrew said the most potent drug in the home is aspirin.

    "They don't smoke, drink or even watch TV. They believe in America," he said.

    He added that his father, Andrij, suffers from Alzheimer's Disease and has terminal cancer.

    "He won't even take pain medicine," he said.

    The former Ukrainian residents have lived in the house since 1967, according to their son. He said his father is a retired tailor and his mother worked as an elevator operator into her late 70s for Peoples Gas Co.

    His mother, he said, called him after the raid at the request of the supervising sergeant on the scene. When he got there, he said he was told the officers had raided the wrong home.

    "When I arrived the officer explained they had misinformation, but said his job was over, and he was leaving. They left a copy of the warrant, but he absolved himself of any responsibility for the raid or the damage," Andrew Jakymec said.

    He estimated the damage to broken doors, locks and windows at up to $3,000.

    "Everything was violently opened. Cabinets were ripped open, clothes and sheets were everywhere, and pieces of wood where the doors were rammed were all over the place," he said.

    "My parents are refugees from the Soviet Union. They are naturalized citizens. They have relatives there who were abused for political reasons. You might expect it there, but not here," Jakymec said.

    The warrant said police were looking for a 23-year-old man, described as Hispanic who lived in the ranch home. Records show a judge last month ruled the man forfeited bond in a drug-possession case. The address listed for the man in court records did not match that of the Jakymeks.

    Anna added: "I didn't believe it was the police. They broke everything. I told them they should have rung the bell."

    Cook County sheriff's police spokeswoman Liane Jackson had no immediate explanation or comment, saying police are checking into the situation.

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    This is precisely why no knock warrants should illegal. I just hope that the police do the right thing and pay for the repairs to the home.
    Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress;
    but I repeat myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigSlick View Post
    This is precisely why no knock warrants should illegal. I just hope that the police do the right thing and pay for the repairs to the home.
    +1 on that. This whole war on drugs thingie has created more problems than it has solved.

  5. don't worry, cook county will fix this,after these people hire a big time lawyer and sue the hell out of them

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    Everything about Cook County and Chicago reeks of corruption, mistakes, and hassling the wrong people.
    Their anti gun policies speak volumes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by spf159753 View Post
    Everything about Cook County and Chicago reeks of corruption, mistakes, and hassling the wrong people.
    Their anti gun policies speak volumes...
    It's a Daly problem.

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    So you are sound asleep. You hear the crashing open of your door. The intruder bursts into your bedroom. You grab your gun from nightstand. Maybe you get a couple of shots off or not but the intruders see your weapon. Next thing the intruders open fire at you (how many people can fit into your bedroom? Let's say five with Glock 17's. 17x5=85. So you and your 80 yr old wife are hit with 6 shots each It's all over. Your life and that of your wife has come to an unexpected end!
    "OOPS! Sorry"

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    We had that happen in our county, they busted in the wrong house and pulled a woman out of the BATHTUB, naked and quite surprised. Nothing came of it but if it had been me I think I would have raised a stink.

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    Mistakes like this cost a 92-year old woman her life and the City of Atlanta $4.9 million.

    Family of Grandmother Slain in Botched Police Raid Receives $4.9 Million

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    "When police break the law, there is no law. Just a fight for survival." -Billy Jack

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