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Support Anjanette Young in Speaking Truth to Power

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On February 21, 2019, Anjanette Young was alone in her home, undressed after having just returned from her job as a social worker. Chicago police wrongfully entered her apartment with a battering ram and their guns drawn and handcuffed her-- completely naked, terrified, and confused about what was going on. They were acting on a tip from a confidential informant, and searching for a 23-year-old man wearing an electronic ankle bracelet. But they were in the wrong place, as Ms. Young informed them 43 times, speaking through tears and fearing for her life. 

Now, Ms. Young is facing a legal battle, as the City of Chicago tried to block her from releasing the body cam video that shows what happened that night. At the same time, she is leaning on her communities for support to heal the trauma of that devastating night. 

Ms. Young wishes to donate the funds raised here to Progressive Baptist Church and their Social Justice Ministry, which provides legal assistance and support to Chicagoans facing situations similar to her own. She is a member of the planning team, using her expertise in clinical social work to help the community address trauma and mental health issues.

Read the full story from CBS 2 Chicago here:


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Eve Ewing
Chicago, IL
Anjanette Young

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