Story By Grace Kelly
UPDATE: The people have been allowed to return to this house.
At about 8:30 Saturday morning, the police executed a raid on 2301 23rd Av. About 10 people were staying here for the RNC. The people living here were planning to provide food to people at the RNC parades.
The police did a “no knock” entry, had everyone in plastic bindings on the floor. After an hour, everyone who allowed to leave except on person who was held on some sort of conspiracy charge. According to the person who lives there, there was nothing illegal going on. He collects scrap metal for a living, he provides food at various community events.
The search warrant was searching for searching for wierd stuff including bricks. cardboard, feces and urine.
I observed officers taking out plastic buckets, covered so we could not see the contents. So everyone on the sidewalk was wondering if they emptied the toliets. Or if they were taking out the food.
The scary part is that they then called the code inspectors and are try to board up the houses due to code inspections. People were waiting out in the sun to get in the house, without shoes, ID, car keys or money.