Wrongful Raids (Part 1)

Imagine that you’re at home with family on a Friday night. You go to the bathroom and all of the sudden your mother screaming from the front room. You hear loud crashes and she’s screaming out that “They’re comin in!” Who the “they” is could be anybody’s guess especially when you’re living over east where its most definitely hectic. This is exactly what Shanae Cross was thinking as she was attempting to snatch her mother in the bathroom to protect her from apparent yet unidentified danger. To her surprise it turns out its the good old Chicago PD, guns drawn, yelling out orders, coercing a young lady and her family to line up against a wall and they hadn’t even explained why they were there in the first place. Lets not mention the fact that during this her mother began to have “panic attack” or “seize”. According to Ms. Cross her mother was “shaking uncontrollably” and that this is the “first time” she’s seen her mother behave in that manner. The Tactical Unit of Division 10 also tried to arrest her little brother who’s only 17 until Shanae asserted herself and demanded to see the warrant.

It turns out that they were attempting to serve a no-knock warrant but got the wrong address, despite the fact that Shanae’s address number was completely visible. In the United States, a no-knock warrant is a warrant issued by a judge that allows law enforcement officers to enter a property without immediate prior notification of the residents, such as by knocking or ringing a doorbell. When the officers realized that they in fact did kick down the wrong door they said, “Well this happens sometimes….” and proceeded to exit the house without even offering an apology or explanation.

They found the right house down the street and immediately kicked it down, they were pretty adamant on getting that warrant served…

Shanae is heartbroken because she had a celebration planned for her grandmother who passed on the 22nd the previous year. There were plans with her family to have a memorial service in her honor but your plans will stop too when your door is kicked in at 12:45am.

I interviewed Shanae Saturday at 3:30pm and her door was still mangled, the police kicked it in on Friday at 12:45am. You do the math….

As I was starting my interview she heard a knock on the door, and it was none other than Fred Waller who’s the Chief of Patrol in Chicago. When Ms. Cross began to give her personal account of what had taken place it got to a point where he began interrupting her story saying, “He heard enough from Facebook” and “This only happens 10 times a year…..” This comes off as dismissive and insensitive but you be the judge.

Take a listen below:

#StrengthInNumbers Podcast Episode 1 Wrongful Raids (Part 1) w/ Shanae Cross

Part 2 will be dropping tomorrow, please keep Shanae in your prayers.

Put Some Flava In Ya Ears (2018)

In the midst of a deteriorating drill scene, White Gzus‘ new project Flava Godz, will give you a taste of what Chicago hip-hop felt like pre-Chief Keef, extremely laid-back and pimpish. @NotGzusPiece and @BlancoCaine haven’t even thought about slowing down as this is their fifth collaborative project together and the first tape of the Flava Godz series. The tape is executive produced by @Mr_E_Videos, yes THAT Mr. E., with the music DVDs. Best believe, when I found out he produced I was shocked but he’s similar to a Top Chef on the beats. He chops up samples from Monica and Weldon Irvine with ease giving the tape a laid back, Do Or Die feel that’s impossible to imitate.

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The tape has a couple of other features such as the legendary @TwistaGMG as well @BodiDeederCGE who’s been rockin with Cash Gang Ent. for a lil minute. Deeder is actually on a 3rd of the tape and his culinary expertise truly makes Flava Godz a full course meal, something you’ll probably catch the -itis from.

The tape is set to release by the first quarter of the new year so be sure to stay in tune by following them on Twitter and Insta. Check out their latest visual “Regina Jam” shot by @VACCIVISUALS below.

White Gzus – Regina Jam | Shot By @VACCIVISUALS