On Wednesday, police in Harvey, Illinois, raided a house after viewing a damning YouTube video showing men flashing drugs, guns and bragging about a dead dog and dogfighting. According to the Chicago Sun Times, detectives recognized several of the men in the 40-minute long video as gang members and the content of the video was sufficient for the authorities to obtain a search warrant.
The raid at the house on 180 W. 158th St. took place in the early morning hours – a dead dog, likely the victim of dog fighting, in addition to two poorly treated dogs, was found at the residence, in addition to guns and large amounts of drugs.
Several people were arrested and the various charges against them are pending. The video which led to the sizable bust has been removed from YouTube – according to multiple sources, the men in the video never tried to hide their identity, while bragging about drugs and animal cruelty.
(Screenshot of video via Chicago Sun Times)