Video: Grieving Family Hooked With $1M Medical Bill After Cops Throw Grenade at Baby, Govt Refuses to Help

2014/12/23

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Just when you thought the police state couldn’t possibly sink lower, they go and do something like this.

A child who will forever be scarred after cops threw a flash-bang grenade at him is evidently being victim-shamed as well now.

Yes, the defense used by the cops is now that the baby was “fully liable” for the fact that they threw a grenade in the crib.

It is a profound failure to accept personal responsibility, and a testament to the fact that the modern institution of State-monopolized policing is full of individuals who think they can do no wrong.

William Grigg of Pro Libertate reports as follows:

The act of sleeping in a room about to be breached by a SWAT team constituted “criminal” conduct on the part of the infant. At the very least, the infant was fully liable for the nearly fatal injuries inflicted on him when Habersham County Sheriff’s Deputy Charles Long blindly heaved a flash-bang grenade – a “destructive device,” as described by the ATF, that when detonated burns at 2,000-3,500 degrees Fahrenheit – into the crib.

Merely by being in that room, Bou-Bou had assumed the risk of coming under attack by a SWAT team. By impeding the trajectory of that grenade, rather than fleeing from his crib, Bou-Bou failed to “avoid the consequences” of that attack.

In any case, Bou-Bou, along with his parents and his siblings, are fully and exclusively to blame for the injuries that nearly killed the child and left the family with more than one million dollars in medical bills. The SWAT team that invaded the home in Cornelia, Georgia on the basis of a bogus anonymous tip that a $50 drug transaction had occurred there is legally blameless.

This is the defense presented by Haberham County Sheriff Joey Terrell and his comrades in their reply to a federal lawsuit filed last February on behalf of Bou-Bou Phonesavanh and his family.

H/T The Daily Sheeple

Continue reading below for the full report of what they did to this poor child.

WARNING: The imagery you are about to see below is graphic. Discretion is strongly advised. 

GEORGIA — The government has refused to compensate grieving parents whose 18-month-old infant was burned alive when a team of SWAT officers threw a flash bang grenade directly into the baby’s playpen.

The incident occurred on the morning of May 28, as parents Alecia and Bounkham Phonesavanh and their three children were sleeping.

Their baby, nicknamed “Bou Bou Jr.” was in his playpen sound asleep.

That’s when the Habersham County Sheriff’s officer performed a SWAT no-knock raid on their home, busting their door open with a battering ram.

The officers claimed that the a nephew in the family was “suspected of selling drugs for $50” to a police informant.

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The nephew was actually not even living in the home, and the family hadn’t seen him in months.

No drugs or weapons were found during the raid.

Yet that didn’t stop the officers from busting into the house with assault rifles and terrorizing the family to the point of throwing a grenade at their infant.

Bou Bou was in his playpen as officers tried to open the door.

Because of the way Bou Bou’s playpen was positioned near the door, officers believed that “resistance” was blocking them from getting inside.

They then pulled out a flash bang grenade, and threw it into the opening in the door, down directly into Bou Bou’s playpen.

The grenade exploded at Bou Bou’s head, leaving the pillows and blankets in the playpen soaked in blood and blackened with burns.

Bou Bou’s face and body were scorched as he screamed in agony.

In an interview with ABC News, medical personnel in the hospital’s burn treatment center said that the grenade blast had “torn down” Bou Bou’s chest wall, stripping it off all the way down to the muscle tissue, and “it tore his face down to bone, down to his teeth.”

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The mother, horrified after seeing officers throw a grenade at her child, asked officers what happened to her baby? She was being restrained and the officers would not let her go to her baby.

The officers lied to her, according to reports, saying “your son is fine.”

The truth was, Bou Bou’s skin was literally torn apart and melted by their grenade.

Bou Bou entered a coma and did not come out for more than an entire month.

He has permanent burn scarring on his face and his chest is disfigured, as the police grenade blew off one of his nipples.

To be blown up by police at such a young age, it is unimaginable what kind of psychological trauma the child will suffer as he grows up.

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Extremely traumatic events like this can permanently destroy once healthy neural connections in the brain, leading to a life of pain, confusion, depression, and addiction.

Now, Bou Bou’s family is faced with $1 million in medical bills, and they don’t have the means to pay it.

The Habersham County government said it would be “against the law” to compensate the family for their loss, and has so far refused to give any financial aid to the grieving parents.

The family may spend the rest of their lives in poverty.

“Before they did this to us, we didn’t owe anybody anything,” said the mother.

“And now after all this, they have completely financially crippled us,” she continued.

The officers who performed the raid were, of course, not indicted by a grand jury — a situation that has become all too familiar in the US.

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