Chicago Reporter, 08-22-16

Children watch as Chicago demonstrators march in response to the July 13, 2013, acquittal of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin.

Photo by Juan Antonio Labreche

Children watch as Chicago demonstrators march in response to the July 13, 2013, acquittal of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin.

It has been almost four years since Chicago police officers broke into Charlene and Samuel Holly’s Roseland home and held the couple and six of their grandchildren, ages 11 months to 13 years old, at gunpoint for more than half an hour.

The officers, dressed in army-style fatigues, ordered everyone to lie on the ground, repeatedly called the children “mother-f—–s,” rummaged through the Hollys’ bedroom, questioned the 13-year-old grandson without an adult present, and strangled the family’s aging dog, Samson, according to a federal lawsuit filed in 2013.

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