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 Toddler critically burned during SWAT raid
ATLANTA (WSB-TV) — The mother of the toddler told Channel 2 Action News Friday morning that the boy remains in a medically-induced coma.

“He is in a medically induced coma and he is paralyzed. I hope he’s not going to remember this. I know his sisters, his mommy and his daddy will never forget this," the boy's mother, Alecia Phonesavanh, said. "Our kids have been through enough this year. This is just more trauma that they didn’t need, and I just wish there was something better I could do to make it better for him. Wrong place, wrong time. There’s nothing I can do about it."

The family's home in Wisconsin recently burned down, prompting their trop to Atlanta to visit family.

Toddler In Medically Induced Coma After George Police Toss Flashbang Into Crib During No-Knock Raid
“There’s nothing we can do to change the situation, my husband and I would gladly both give up our lives just to see him not like this. He’s such a happy little boy, and to see him like this laying there, not moving, it’s heartbreaking. We just want to hold him and we can’t," Phonesavanh said.

A family says a SWAT team raided their home in the middle of the night and seriously injured a 19-month-old boy with a stun grenade.

Alecia Phonesavanh told Channel 2’s Ryan Young her child is at the Grady Memorial Hospital burn unit, and is in a medically induced coma.



“There was no clothes, no toys, nothing to indicate that there was children present in the home. If there had been then we'd have done something different,” Darby said. 

Phonesavanh said she was at her sister-in-law’s home in Habersham County early Wednesday when police raided the house.

"It's my baby. He's only a baby. He didn't deserve any of this," Phonesavanh said.
 
Phonesavanh told Young the grenade landed in the child’s crib; she showed him a photo of a charred portable crib.

"It landed in his playpen and exploded on his pillow right in his face," Phonesavanh said.

She also showed Young pictures of her child in the Grady burn unit. Channel 2 has decided not to share most of the photos because of the graphic nature of the child’s injuries.

"He's in the burn unit. We go up to see him and his whole face is ripped open. He has a big cut on his chest," Phonesavanh said. "He's only 19 months old. He didn't do anything."
Cornelia police Chief Rick Darby confirmed that the raid took place at the home just before 3 a.m. He said a multijurisdictional drug unit issued a warrant and organized the SWAT operation.

Deputies said they bought drugs from the house, and came back with a no-knock warrant to arrest a man known to have drugs and weapons.
“There was no clothes, no toys, nothing to indicate that there was children present in the home. If there had been then we'd have done something different,” Darby said. 

"Everyone's sleeping. There's a loud bang and a bright light," Phonesavanh said. "The cops threw that grenade in the door without looking first, and it landed right in the playpen and exploded on his pillow right in his face."

They arrested Wanis Thometheva, 30, during the raid.

Darby told Channel 2's Wendy Corona that the entire unit is very broken up about the incident.

“You're trying to minimize anything that could go wrong and in this case the greatest thing went wrong,” Darby said. “Is it going to make us be more careful in the next one? Yes ma'am, it is. It's gonna make us double question.”

The Phonesavanh family told Young they have no insurance and have set up a fund to pay for medical expenses.
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Horrible. I don't think this child will survive this.


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Sonsofbitches!!!

NEVER EVER EVER CALL THE COPS.  Disable your burglar alarms lest they break into your home unannounced and kill your dog.

And never allow a cop in your house without a warrant. 

These bastards should be sued out of existence for this.  What's with all the macho SWAT crap in police departments?  This is what happens when the federal government makes money available to runt PDs.  They outfit their goons with military armament.
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Go to the Cornelia Georgia PD website, scroll down to contact information, and let Ricky know what you think about this outrageous behavior.
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Had a discussion on the board a while ago about flash-bangs. There are those who think they are harmless, but I disagree. If you get hit with one of those in an enclosed space or a close range they can kill you. They are called flash-band grenades. Get it? Genade! They can mess you up.
 
Apparently the COPs do not comprehend this, as they tend to toss them around like popcorn. Whoever told them that these things are harmless was wrong.
 
It reminds me of the woman who want to pet the Panda bears because they are so cuddly and cute. Lady! It is a Panda 'BEAR'. Get it? B.E.A.R. Bear. It will freakin' kill you.
 
Same thing. Anything called a 'grenade' is not something you want to just toss around without looking at what you are doing. And yet, COPs do it all the time.
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can we do without the video?

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Apparently the COPs do not comprehend this, as they tend to toss them around like popcorn. Whoever told them that these things are harmless was wrong.

Same thing. Anything called a 'grenade' is not something you want to just toss around without looking at what you are doing. And yet, COPs do it all the time.

Damned right. Even if you are not too close, they bloody well hurt and can easily start fires, cause permanent deafness, concussion and temporary to permanent visual problems. Think of yon cop killer who was burnt out by them, though in that case it saved the state the cost of a trial.

I wonder at the training these cops go through to handle all their military gear. Betting it is no where near as intense as the actual military, just as their range time is derisory. We've talked about giving SWAT teams MRAPs before as well, but not the training to handle them. They are sods to drive at the best of times.
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Sonsofbitches!!!

NEVER EVER EVER CALL THE COPS.  Disable your burglar alarms lest they break into your home unannounced and kill your dog.

And never allow a cop in your house without a warrant. 

These bastards should be sued out of existence for this.  What's with all the macho SWAT crap in police departments?  This is what happens when the federal government makes money available to runt PDs.  They outfit their goons with military armament.

These are some of the consequences ("unintended" or otherwise) when gubmint is permitted (and widely encouraged) to wage never ending "wars" on things like (some) drugs and "terror."

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Well,  there was a whole lot less of this crap going on before PDs started dumbing down their requirements to attract the 'roided-up 70-IQ types. 

There is no reason to call out SWAT for something like this.  It's more a case of "we got the stuff, now we gotta use it."
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