May 30, 2014
Local law enforcement are getting thrown in the gutter after a 19 month old baby was seriously injured from a flash bang grenade during a drug raid early Friday morning in Habersham County, Georgia.
HABERSHAM COUNTY, GA (CBS46) – A 19-month-old boy is in a medically induced coma after being injured by a flash bang device authorities threw into a Habersham County home during a drug raid.
Early Wednesday, Mountain NCIS Team agents raided a home on Lakeview Heights in Cornelia because of drug activity in the home.
After reading numerous news reports and hearing the explanations from law enforcement about this tragic accident, I am of the opinion that law enforcement did nothing wrong. Sounds to me like the drug raid, which was performed using a “no knock warrant” went as planned, by the book. I have the utmost sympathy for that poor little kid that was seriously injured during the entry. This kid is probably going to need extensive plastic surgery and will surely endure months of painful treatments. Not to mention the hundreds of thousands of dollars it will take for his care and treatment.
Now I have something to say that is going to upset a whole lot of folks out there. This mother, knowingly subjected her child to a very dangerous situation. According to reports, the mother knew there was methamphetamine being sold from that house prior the raid. This woman put her child in danger and she is the one that people should be pointing fingers at, not law enforcement. If not for the actions of the mother this child would never have been hurt by the entry team.
I have not heard one person interviewed mention that this woman plays a serious role in what happened to her child Friday morning. Normal people, parents, would NEVER place their child in an environment that is considered to be unhealthy or dangerous. This was a meth house and she knew that when she put her child in it. This could just as easily been a story about a meth house being robbed and the kid being shot. It’s a freaking drug house for crying out loud. Just what kind of life does anyone think this innocent little boy will have living with a mother like that? If this child survives, and is allowed to remain in his mothers custody, he will probably become a victim of a drug related shooting sooner than later. The odds are stacked heavily against this little guy. His mother just moved there after leaving her own home after it caught fire. Can someone please tell me just what goes through someones mind that makes them think a drug house would be a safe haven for their child? So why in the hell is no one throwing her in the gutter over this? Why are the SWAT Team members and Habersham County the only ones being blamed for this tragic accident? I just don’t get it.
YOU DON’T MOVE YOUR CHILD INTO A METH HOUSE AND NOT EXPECT THE WORST OUTCOME!!!
Clearly, the SWAT Team did everything right. Does anyone really believe they entered that meth house knowing there was a child asleep in a crib in front of that door? I’m sorry but I hold that mother 100% responsible for what happened to her child this morning.
No police officer should face any charges or punishment for what happened in that house. Instead, that mother should be charged with child endangerment and thrown in jail. Her child should be placed in protective custody and then placed in a loving caring safe home with parents that will truly love him.
I am so outraged about the public reaction to this terrible story that it make me physically sick. Some of those police officers had to go home to their own families and kids after it was over. These officers are devastated by this terrible accident. I for one feel like these fine officers, officers that would take a bullet for any one of you, are getting completely railroaded in the media and public forum.
There will be an intense investigation, probably by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (G.B.I.), which will come to a proper conclusion based on facts, not knee jerk reactions. I’m confident that all the law enforcement individuals involved will be cleared of any wrong doing. Unless of course it turns into a political circus.
No matter what else happens, lets all hope and pray that this innocent little boy makes a full recovery very soon. And how about a prayer for those law enforcement officers that are having to go through this terrible ordeal. -JRoycroft