Cracking Down on Crime: Chicago Police Caught on Camera Smashing Man's Home Basketball Goal (VIDEO)

We certainly can't have residents of Chicago shooting hoops on the street, that would be a big problem.  But this guy says he's been shooting b-ball there for years.

"We're having a little exercise, a little fun. We like playing basketball" Noe Silva, who owns the ball goal told NBC Chicago.

In the video below, a Chicago Police officer is seen smashing Silva's basketball goal on the pavement in attempt to break it before packing it into his Police SUV and hauling it away

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