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Toddler Critically Injured During Police Raid
CBS Atlanta ^ | 05/30/2014 | CBS news

Posted on 05/30/2014 7:48:51 AM PDT by Rusty0604

A 19-month-old toddler was critically injured after a police flash bang was tossed into his bed during a police raid at a Habersham County home on Wednesday.

“It’s my baby. He’s my only baby. He didn’t deserve any of this,” said Alecia Phonesavanh, the mother of the child.

“It landed in his playpen and exploded right in his face,” said Phonesavanh.

The child is now being treated at Grady hospital and has a 50 percent chance of survival.

(Excerpt) Read more at atlanta.cbslocal.com ...


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1 posted on 05/30/2014 7:48:51 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

He must have had something in his hand.
But, as long as all the officers were safe, everything is OK. Right?


2 posted on 05/30/2014 7:53:48 AM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: Rusty0604

I don’t care how much anyone hates drugs, or how much damage they have done, “no knock” warrants and the use of SWAT teams (for ANYTHING other than hostage rescue) have done, and are doing, more damage to the republic.


3 posted on 05/30/2014 7:56:46 AM PDT by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca, deport all illegal aliens, abolish the IRS, DEA and ATF.)
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To: Rusty0604

“Know your target and what’s behind it” doesn’t apply to agents of the State for some reason?

Or is this rule not applicable when throwing a grenade into someone’s house?


4 posted on 05/30/2014 7:58:14 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: RedStateRocker

Damage done by man buying drugs

?>

damage done to toddler’s face by armed agents of the State?


5 posted on 05/30/2014 7:58:53 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Rusty0604

If you have children, don’t manufacture or deal drugs out of your home.

If you’re a cop, know where your device is going and if innocents are likely to be nearby.


6 posted on 05/30/2014 7:59:01 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Rusty0604
The child’s parents have contacted the GBI but were told no further investigation was needed.

Does that mean every official connected with this raid has resigned or been fired, with loss of pension and immunity to lawsuit, and that there will be criminal prosecutions?

No, probably not.

7 posted on 05/30/2014 7:59:45 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: Rusty0604

This made me so angry, I had to quit reading the Daily Mail. This world is insane anymore. That poor baby. Someone needs to get fired.


8 posted on 05/30/2014 8:00:14 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: Rusty0604

This article gives more relevant info:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/toddler-critically-injured-police-raid-ga-home-article-1.1811117

“A 19-month-old boy was sleeping in a Georgia home with his parents and three older sisters when police entered, looking for a drug suspect. Officers threw a stun grenade into the boy’s crib, critically injuring the toddler, his parents say. The family, visiting from Wisconsin, was not associated with the crime, and the suspect was arrested at a different house.”

“Police were looking for Wanis Thometheva, who sold methamphetamine to an undercover officer Tuesday evening, police said.”

So, once again, police had no actual need to conduct a paramilitary raid, since they could have arrested the guy right when he sold them the drugs, or shortly thereafter. Or, they could have just staked out the house and grabbed him as he was entering/leaving. Of course, then they wouldn’t get to dress up like ninjas and play with their expensive toys. If a few babies get their faces ripped open, that is just the price we have to pay to let cops have their fun.


9 posted on 05/30/2014 8:00:20 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Rusty0604

If you have children, don’t manufacture or deal drugs out of your home.

If you’re a cop, know where your device is going and if innocents are likely to be nearby.

There are no blameless parties here, except the child.


10 posted on 05/30/2014 8:00:28 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Rusty0604

I heard it on the radio this morning. The police promised “they’d do better next time.” No sh!t! They actually said this on the radio. Meanwhile, the toddler whose playpen became a flash/bang target is in the ICU with a 50/50 chance of surviving with half its face torn off.

However, folks, the most important take away from all of this is that this toddler’s parents were drug dealers as reported by a police CI, AND.....get this, AND....all the police swatters went home that night safely. That’s the important thing.

Never mind the fact that the family van was parked outside the house with car seats in it....you can’t expect SWATTERS and CIs to have any situational awareness when it comes to no-knock violent entries......


11 posted on 05/30/2014 8:00:55 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Rusty0604
Also here: Toddler critically injured.....
12 posted on 05/30/2014 8:01:47 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!! (Keeper of the Sick Individuals pinglist))
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To: JimRed

“If you’re a cop, know where your device is going and if innocents are likely to be nearby.”

How about, if you’re a cop, and want to enter a home, get a warrant and serve it in the proper manner?


13 posted on 05/30/2014 8:02:16 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: DCBryan1
Also here: Toddler critically injured.....
14 posted on 05/30/2014 8:02:20 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!! (Keeper of the Sick Individuals pinglist))
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To: Gaffer

“However, folks, the most important take away from all of this is that this toddler’s parents were drug dealers as reported by a police CI....”

That’s not true. The parents were just visitors from out of town, they were not suspects.


15 posted on 05/30/2014 8:03:36 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

Horrible. Just horrible.


16 posted on 05/30/2014 8:03:44 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Boogieman

Apparently you can’t detect sarcasm


17 posted on 05/30/2014 8:04:26 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Boogieman

I’m sorry I went off on you. Really. I was being totally sarcastic. I am so pissed off and made a bunch of Rambo skinhead SWATs did what they do best - kill. They had NO SI, they had no reason for a NK, they had no reason at all for what they did. And, they likely killed a 19 month old child showing how magnificent they were. I am so pissed.


18 posted on 05/30/2014 8:06:52 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Boogieman

Thanks for posting this. The poor kid goes through this for absolutely nothing. That makes me so angry.

I agree with you, no need for a raid.


19 posted on 05/30/2014 8:07:27 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: JimRed
No only did they severely injury the baby with a concussion grenade, the guy they were looking for wasn't there.

Warrants didn't used to be served like this. The bad guys got caught anyway.

It's time to de-militarize the police.

/johnny

20 posted on 05/30/2014 8:07:29 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: RedStateRocker
"I don’t care how much anyone hates drugs, or how much damage they have done, “no knock” warrants and the use of SWAT teams (for ANYTHING other than hostage rescue) have done, and are doing, more damage to the republic."

I was going to say the same thing. SWAT for hostage situations only. Who cares if they flush the drugs down the toilet - charge them on the controlled buy. I bet 99% of the time if they just called the dealers would come out with their hands up.

21 posted on 05/30/2014 8:08:18 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Boogieman

Like, Sheriff Andy shows up at the door with the paper warrant? He may wear his sidearm if he thinks it necessary.

Imagine that!


22 posted on 05/30/2014 8:08:44 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Rusty0604

The article is terribly weak on details.

What ever happened to gathering intelligence? Have we decended to the point that all contacts with the civilian population are now military operations with combat entry / raids now being the norm?


23 posted on 05/30/2014 8:09:39 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: JimRed
There are no blameless parties here, except the child

The suspect was arrested at another house. It appears everyone in this house that was raided by the police was blameless. Unless I'm missing something.
24 posted on 05/30/2014 8:12:06 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: JimRed

See post #9. Wrong family was targeted.

So your advice “If you have children, don’t manufacture or deal drugs out of your home.” doesn’t help, and this isn’t the first case the cops went to the wrong house.


25 posted on 05/30/2014 8:12:54 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Gaffer

No worries, I am with you on this one. I just wanted to point out that it’s even worse than you stated, since the victim’s family wasn’t even involved in the crime they were raiding the house over.


26 posted on 05/30/2014 8:13:20 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Rusty0604

These pigs need to be hanged.


27 posted on 05/30/2014 8:15:47 AM PDT by 'smith
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To: Rusty0604

So they’ve moved up from dogs to toddlers...nice...


28 posted on 05/30/2014 8:16:05 AM PDT by apillar
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To: taxcontrol; Rusty0604; thorvaldr; RedStateRocker; MrB; JimRed; heartwood; defconw; Boogieman; ...
The article is terribly weak on details.

At least this one has photos:

SWAT team throws a stun grenade into a toddler's CRIB during drugs raid leaving him in a coma with severe burns

29 posted on 05/30/2014 8:16:45 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: Boogieman

That’s Atlanta for you. Brought to you by the same Dog-squad that took a drug addled CI’s word and invaded some octogenarian lady’s home and MURDERED her because she had the gall to hold her self-protection revolver up to them when they crashed in no-knock.

BTW, those Dog-squad members or whatever they called themselves lied in their statements and reports. One or more of them went to prison. And, I’d expect that the lady’s heirs settled with CoA for a princely sum.


30 posted on 05/30/2014 8:17:05 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: defconw

That “someone” doesn’t need to get ‘fired’. That ‘someone’ needs to be in prison for a very long time.


31 posted on 05/30/2014 8:17:55 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Rusty0604

They got the E-TRade baby!!!

Bastards!!

The WoD delivers. again..


32 posted on 05/30/2014 8:19:20 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Gaffer

That as well.


33 posted on 05/30/2014 8:20:33 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: Rusty0604

Well just as long as no precious police were hurt, then it’s OK.


34 posted on 05/30/2014 8:22:17 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Rusty0604; All

Atlanta already had issues with their no knock warrants. Remember the 90 year old woman that got shot when they barged in on her?


35 posted on 05/30/2014 8:22:24 AM PDT by autumnraine
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To: JimRed

See #9. Everyone in the house was blameless. The cops 100% to blame.


36 posted on 05/30/2014 8:22:36 AM PDT by DManA
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To: defconw
That poor baby. Someone needs to get fired.

Fired? Put in jail for 25 years is more like it.

37 posted on 05/30/2014 8:23:54 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Gaffer
However, folks, the most important take away from all of this is that this toddler’s parents were drug dealers as reported by a police CI.

The toddler's parents were NOT the drug dealers. It was the woman who lived there and let this family STAY at her house because they had no where else to live.

38 posted on 05/30/2014 8:23:57 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Albion Wilde

Heartbreaking.


39 posted on 05/30/2014 8:24:32 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: DManA
The cops 100% to blame.

The cops 100% will face no consequences for their criminal actions.

40 posted on 05/30/2014 8:25:33 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: UCANSEE2

See #15...and my post before that.


41 posted on 05/30/2014 8:26:05 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: from occupied ga
“The System is there to protect the people. Therefore, we have to protect the System”

Kiera Cameron. (Continuum, S3, ep 4)

42 posted on 05/30/2014 8:29:57 AM PDT by garyb
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To: Rusty0604

Suspect wasn’t there, and family probably had nothing to do with drugs. But, go barging in, blazing away.


43 posted on 05/30/2014 8:32:18 AM PDT by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: Rusty0604

Well, heck, the baby made a “furtive move”.


44 posted on 05/30/2014 8:36:18 AM PDT by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: Rusty0604

More on the story.

Agents were buying meth at the house but kids were kept out of sight.

Baby was visiting. Placed in portable crib which blocked door.

When agents couldn’t open door (no-knock) they tossed in flash grenade.


45 posted on 05/30/2014 8:38:02 AM PDT by TexasGator
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To: JimRed
If you have children, don’t manufacture or deal drugs out of your home. If you’re a cop, know where your device is going and if innocents are likely to be nearby. There are no blameless parties here, except the child.

ridiculous... they did not do their job... they were indiscriminate in their gross actions... since the Geneva Conventions and Protocol I, (1949 and 1977) we go out of our way to avoid civilian casualties during war... our police force should do the same... they did not need to go the extreme they did... what if this happened at the wrong address--which is not uncommon?

if this happened to me, if they came to my house because of mistaken address, i take no comfort in being able to say i am blameless in this situation... i don't want to be in a situation where blame needs to be deciphered... i want to avoid this in the first place... and that starts with our police force...

46 posted on 05/30/2014 8:38:27 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: RedStateRocker
The so called “war on drugs” has done more to erode liberties than any thing else in this country.

Drugs...bad. Dealers...bad-r-r

Wanna stop all this nonsense...PROTECT OUR BORDERS!

Cops all dressed up in their ninja outfits with fully auto weapons and grenades is way over the top.

Shut down the damn border...go into Messy-co with American military and occupy the land two miles into that cesspool of a country along the border. Shut it down. Stop illegal human and drug smuggling.

Stop kick’en doors down in America, stop shooting pets, stop getting the wrong addresses, stop cap’en folks for a few $5 dollar rocks of crack cocaine. Damn

47 posted on 05/30/2014 8:44:15 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: trisham

I’m getting so sick and tired of the police war against civilians. On the other hand, I do understand their paranoia about dealing with actual criminals. But more training needs to be developed and promulgated, assuming they are not actually under orders to subdue the citizenry with random acts of violence on any pretext whatsoever.


48 posted on 05/30/2014 8:46:11 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: JimRed

According to the Sheriff, the crib was pushed up against the front door where the drug deal had occurred earlier. That’s the door where they made the entry.

http://www.wsbtv.com/videos/news/raw-video-habersham-county-sheriff-explains-raid/vCcXcN/


49 posted on 05/30/2014 8:50:38 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: TexasGator
Baby was visiting. Placed in portable crib which blocked door.

Why would they push the crib up against the front door where a drug deal had occurred earlier?

50 posted on 05/30/2014 8:54:11 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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