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County Refuses to Pay Medical Bills After SWAT Team Drops Flashbang on Baby in Botched Raid

By Reagan Wilson on August 19, 2014
              

Habersham County, GA – On May 28th, a SWAT team executed a raid on a home where a confidential informant (a criminal who trades information for a reduced sentence) told them he bought drugs. The CI said there were no children in the home.

When police raided the home, it was found that the person they were looking for did not live there. No drugs were found in the home. However, there was a victim, a 19 month old baby who was sleeping.
SWAT officers threw a flashbang directly onto the baby resulting in severe burns that required weeks of treatment. Now, the county is refusing to pony up the cash for the child’s mounting medical bills which could easily be in the tens of thousands of dollars at this point.
 

Not only is the county refusing to pay, they are saying it’s against the law for them to do so. The Habersham County attorney provided the following statement,
“The question before the board was whether it is legally permitted to pay these expenses. After consideration of this question following advice of counsel, the board of commissioners has concluded that it would be in violation of the law for it to do so.”
The family of the child plans to sue the county if necessary. An independent investigation conducted by the family’s attorney found that officers used faulty information to obtain the search warrant used to conduct the raid.


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Links to pics of the baby above.

Hotdogging SWAT team throwing flashbang grenades into a residential home with disastrous effects.

This is the kind of crap that has to STOP!
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If this was me and my family, I would sue the county for every penny they have, and every penny they will have for the next 10 years.
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Militarized police forces are going to act like military:  busting down doors, throwing flashbang grenades, shooting dogs. slamming family members to the floor.

Just like the ATF raiding David Koresh's compound in Waco in 1993 and it blew up in their faces, it's time for law enforcement to dial back this ninja nonsense.  Innocent people get killed over what?  A little bit of powder?

I hope Congress shuts off the flow of surplus military crap to these cities.  Cops showing up in situations with armored gear is like a guy coming into a room with his fists up.  You're expecting a fight.
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Militarized police forces are going to act like military:  busting down doors, throwing flashbang grenades, shooting dogs. slamming family members to the floor.

Just like the ATF raiding David Koresh's compound in Waco in 1993 and it blew up in their faces, it's time for law enforcement to dial back this ninja nonsense.  Innocent people get killed over what?  A little bit of powder?

I hope Congress shuts off the flow of surplus military crap to these cities.  Cops showing up in situations with armored gear is like a guy coming into a room with his fists up.  You're expecting a fight.

I don't even think the gear is one of the bigger problems. The training and mindset have changed; all civilians are seen as potential hostiles and they've adopted more of a shoot first ask questions later mentality. Yeah, the gear is ridiculous and unnecessary, but the part that really needs to change is these cops being trained like soldiers getting ready for war. We also need to stop letting cops get off with a slap on the wrist when they break the law.
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Cost of Medical Bills for Baby Hit by SWAT Grenade? Over $800,000. County’s Refusal to Pay? Priceless

Posted By Daisy Luther On August 19, 2014 @ 10:30 am In Crime/Police State,Editor's Choice,Featured | 9 Comments
 

Remember back in May when a gang of uniformed thugs from the  Habersham County SWAT team threw a flash-bang grenade right on top of a sleeping baby [2]?

Well, stellar group that they are, they’ve refused to pay the over $800,000 in medical bills for the child that they permanently disfigured and nearly killed. That’s right. They aren’t paying the bills and are leaving the family to try and cover the costs for the toddler’s care.

Our militarized police forces [3] are claiming too many innocent victims, and they aren’t being held accountable.

The family’s attorneys, from the Davis Bozeman Law Firm in Decatur, Georgia, released a statement this morning:


The family of Bounkham “Baby Bou Bou” Phonesavanh, the child severely injured on May 28, 2014 by a flash bang grenade thrown in his play pen during a botched police raid while his family was staying in Georgia, received a copy of the notice sent to their son’s doctor’s office that Habersham County reneges on their public promise to pay for the medical expenses of this working class family’s child. “Bounkham “Baby Bou Bou” Phonesavanh has to date incurred an estimated $800,000 worth of expenses due to his injuries. Shortly after severely burning “Baby Bou Bou” with a flash bang grenade the Habersham County Sheriff’s Department vowed to pay for the child’s medical expenses.  Last week the family discovered through medical providers that the county will not pay any medical bills.  The county stated that it would be “illegal” to pay.

Recently, Alecia Phonesavanh shared her son’s injuries are so severe that doctors predict several more surgeries throughout his life to repair the hole in his chest and major facial injuries.

Ummm…illegal?

The Habersham County Attorney responded [4] on behalf of the county Board of Commissioners with this vague explanation.


“The question before the board was whether it is legally permitted to pay these expenses. After consideration of this question following advice of counsel, the board of commissioners has concluded that it would be in violation of the law for it to do so.”

It’s important to remember a few things regarding this case.

1.) There is no question or denial that the SWAT team threw a grenade right on top of a sleeping baby.

2.) No drugs were found on the premises.

3.) The person they were looking for was not present at the time of the no-knock raid.

It’s bad enough that it happened.  But to cripple the family financially with nearly a million dollars in medical expenses on top of that?

This isn’t even about the shoddy police work, the bad intel, or the poor decision to throw a grenade (that was designed to be rolled) into a room full of children. Nor is it about the slimy sheriff of Habersham County, who, if you recall, defended the actions of his SWAT team.


Even though he claims they’d been staking out the house for days, they somehow had no idea that 4 children were present. (This is despite the minivan with the stick figures in the windows, the car seats, and the typical kid detritus like shoes and clothes and toys.) The raid was made based on a story by a confidential informant who claims to have bought $50 worth of meth from the nephew of the homeowner.

According to a report on RT [5], Sheriff Terrell…

 

…told the AJC the raid was properly executed, but ended in a tragic result. He defended the use of the no-knock warrant and lack of investigative work, saying that it would have risked revealing that the officers were watching the house. (source [2])

 

This is about a complete lack of accountability. A refusal to take responsibility for a horrible mistake that crosses into criminal negligence, at the very least.

What an absolutely repulsive group of individuals.

They blew a hole through the face and chest cavity of a 19 month old child, permanently disfigured him,  put him through an unfathomable amount of agony with treatments and repeated surgeries, and now, the family, which was already struggling financially after losing their home in a fire, is stuck with the bill, which will continue to climb, since Bou Bou is looking at several more operations.


“To attempt to address the ever increasing medical bills, the family is hosting a Community Fundraiser Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 3:00pm – 12:00am at the Veterans of Foreign War Center(VFW) located at 1015 Center Ave. Janesville, Wisconsin 53546.  The Phonesavanh family and community supporters are calling for church leaders, civil and human rights advocates, organizations and citizens of goodwill to support the family by donating online or  attending their fundraiser to help with the looming medical bills they are facing to continue healing their son.”

Here’s what you can do:
◦You can donate online at www.justiceandprayersforboubou.org [6] or make a donation at any Wells Fargo location to the account “Bounkham Phonesavanh”.
◦“Like” the family’s Facebook page [7] so you can stay updated.
◦You can call the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 839-0500
◦You can use THIS CONTACT FORM [8] to email Sheriff Terrell
◦You can email the Board of Commissioners, who made this decision commissioners@habershamga.com [9]
◦You can email the Habersham County Solicitor General whose stated goals are  “to deliver justice swiftly with a fair and impartial attitude; to hold defendants accountable for their actions; to advocate protection of victims and offer assistance and support through the Court process; and to improve community relations between the State Court and the Public.”  His email address is wro@northgeorgialawyers.com
◦Learn about How To Survive Police Encounters [10]

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Contributed by Daisy Luther of The Organic Prepper [12].

Daisy Luther is a freelance writer and editor who lives in a small village in the Pacific Northwestern area of the United States.  She is the author of The Pantry Primer: How to Build a One Year Food Supply in Three Months [13]. On her website, The Organic Prepper [12], Daisy writes about healthy prepping, homesteading adventures, and the pursuit of liberty and food freedom.  Daisy is a co-founder of the website Nutritional Anarchy [14], which focuses on resistance through food self-sufficiency. Daisy’s articles are widely republished throughout alternative media. You can follow her on Facebook [15], Pinterest [16],  and Twitter [17], and you can email her at daisy@theorganicprepper.ca


Article printed from The Daily Sheeple: http://www.thedailysheeple.com

URL to article: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/cost-of-medical-bills-for-baby-hit-by-swat-grenade-over-800000-countys-refusal-to-pay-priceless_082014

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[1] Image: http://www.theorganicprepper.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/bou-bou-scars.jpg

[2] Habersham County SWAT team threw a flash-bang grenade right on top of a sleeping baby: http://www.theorganicprepper.ca/what-would-happen-if-a-thug-without-a-badge-threw-a-grenade-on-top-of-a-baby-06272014

[3] militarized police forces: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B3M3UFQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00B3M3UFQ&linkCode=as2&tag=theorgpre-20&linkId=PVS7HEUPBTJSS7N2

[4] responded: http://rt.com/usa/181100-baby-swat-grenade-medical/

[5] report on RT: http://rt.com/usa/163132-toddler-burned-flashbang-surgery/

[6] www.justiceandprayersforboubou.org: http://www.justiceandprayersforboubou.org

[7] family’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Justice-for-Baby-Bou-Bou-bka-Bounkham-Phonesavanh/273357129502200

[8] THIS CONTACT FORM: http://habershamsheriff.com/?page_id=32

[9] commissioners@habershamga.com: mailto:commissioners@habershamga.com

[10] How To Survive Police Encounters: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0086PCVDK/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0086PCVDK&linkCode=as2&tag=theorgpre-20&linkId=43OUMUBNBTU5GSVL

[11] The Daily Sheeple: http://www.TheDailySheeple.com/

[12] The Organic Prepper: http://www.theorganicprepper.ca/

[13] The Pantry Primer: How to Build a One Year Food Supply in Three Months: http://www.amazon.com/The-Pantry-Primer-Supply-Months/dp/1495933415/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1392510568&sr=8-1&keywords=the+pantry+primer

[14] Nutritional Anarchy: http://www.nutritionalanarchy.com/

[15] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheOrganicPrepper?ref=hl

[16] Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/daisyluther/boards/

[17] Twitter: https://twitter.com/DaisyLuther


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