WATCH: GUNS HELD TO CHILD'S HEAD, PARENTS TRAMPLED, TASERED AS COPS RAID WRONG HOME | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

WATCH: GUNS HELD TO CHILD'S HEAD, PARENTS TRAMPLED, TASERED AS COPS RAID WRONG HOME

Salt Lake City, UT — Imagine that you have just sat down to eat dinner with your family when your home is surrounded by militarized police, heavily armed and dressed in riot gear. Imagine these police are looking for a person who does not live in your house. Now imagine that you try to tell them this but they don’t listen and then break down your door, trample your family, hold guns to your kid’s head and taser innocent parents. For the Yanez family, no imagination is necessary as this is exactly what happened to them.

On August 20, 2018, the Yañez family sat down at the table to eat dinner when more than a dozen agents with the Utah Division of Adult Probation & Parole (AP&P), dressed in military-style gear and carrying assault-style weapons surrounded their home and demanded entry. The agents claimed to have a warrant but would not produce one despite repeated requests from the family.

When the family refused to let them in without first seeing the warrant, the police decided it was time to break down the doors and come in.

What happened both before and after police entered the home was captured on video and is now the subject of a lawsuit against the AP&P and the executive director of the Utah Department of Corrections.

According to the lawsuit, once the heavily militarized agents entered the home, they tackled the mother, Maria, with a riot shield; pinned the father, Munir, to the ground and repeatedly shocked him with a Taser; pointed an automatic rifle at a child before handcuffing him; and forced the other two children to leap from the kitchen window.

The videos taken by the family show agents tackling 53-year-old Maria Garcia and her husband, 57-year-old Munir Yañez. Officers handcuffed Garcia and shocked Yañez with a Taser as he cried out in agony, all of which can be heard on the videos, one of which was recorded by their 17-year-old son.

The boy filming the incident must have angered the officers who then pointed guns at his head.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think, at that point, were it possible, I would vote with my feet, and leave the state; the problem is, this is happening nationally, so there is nearly no safe space left in this country, where these kinds of things do not happen.

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