A SWAT Team Blew A Hole In My Two Year Old Son

BY Herschel Smith
3 months, 4 weeks ago

By now you are all aware of the SWAT raid where in Cornelia, just outside of Atlanta, where cops threw a flash bang into a crib.  Here’s an update and first hand account, a perspective you need to hear.

After the SWAT team broke down the door, they threw a flashbang grenade inside. It landed in my son’s crib.

Flashbang grenades were created for soldiers to use during battle. When they explode, the noise is so loud and the flash is so bright that anyone close by is temporarily blinded and deafened. It’s been three weeks since the flashbang exploded next to my sleeping baby, and he’s still covered in burns.

There’s still a hole in his chest that exposes his ribs. At least that’s what I’ve been told; I’m afraid to look.

My husband’s nephew, the one they were looking for, wasn’t there. He doesn’t even live in that house. After breaking down the door, throwing my husband to the ground, and screaming at my children, the officers – armed with M16s – filed through the house like they were playing war. They searched for drugs and never found any.

I heard my baby wailing and asked one of the officers to let me hold him. He screamed at me to sit down and shut up and blocked my view, so I couldn’t see my son. I could see a singed crib. And I could see a pool of blood. The officers yelled at me to calm down and told me my son was fine, that he’d just lost a tooth. It was only hours later when they finally let us drive to the hospital that we found out Bou Bou was in the intensive burn unit and that he’d been placed into a medically induced coma.

[ ... ]

As of the afternoon of 6/24/2014, Baby Bou Bou has been taken out of the medically induced coma and transferred to a new hospital to begin rehabilitation. The hole in his chest has yet to heal, and doctors are still not able to fully assess lasting brain damage.

So the officer prevented a mother from assisting her screaming child who had just had a hole blown in him, and lied to her about the condition of her child.  The man who did this deserves to be hung by his scrotum until it decays and falls off.  And unless you repent, you sorry sack of shit, God will not forget your actions.  You will pay for your sins.

But hey, the cops got to push around some folks, blow a hole in a child, perhaps inflict TBI, and go home safely at the end of their shift.  Mission accomplished.  I hope their mothers are all proud of what they’ve become.  Make sure, cops, to tell your mothers what you did that night.



  • Western Gunowner

    But even Clayton Cramer, who deserves all respect, is still supportive of the “war on (some) drugs”, though he wishes (and thinks that it could be) fought without the collateral damage.

    That of course is not possible. When you declare “war” then the people who are charged with prosecuting that war will become soldiers which is what almost all police have done now.

    It is after all the natural inclination of man to abuse power if he has it, and making a cop into a soldier is a guarantee of that.

    The thousands of totally innocent people who have paid the price, as this baby did, for the asinine “war on (some) drugs” should haunt these people at night. But they clearly don’t.

  • Josh

    A thousand times this.

    Also, you can easily add PTSD to the list with TBI. Siblings awaking in horror in the middle of the night, screaming “No, don’t kill him!” Is the stuff of Vietnam veterans’ dreams. Or, it used to be.

  • Daniel Buchholz

    But these people are domestic terrorists… That is what the Sheriff of the County that authorized this no-knock raid told us. And then has the gall to say that based on the information prior to the raid he would authorize a similar assault (oh, sorry, no-knock warrant serving).

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