Cops as Privileged Child Abusers
Liberty Minute October 10 2014
Following a six-day investigation, a Habersham County, Georgia Grand Jury has declined to indict the law enforcement officers who nearly murdered 19-month-old Bounkham Phonesavanh by heaving a flash-bang grenade into his crib during a 3:00 a.m. no-knock drug raid earlier this year. Neither drugs nor guns were found during the raid.
The infant?s parents had nothing to do with drug trafficking. They were visiting from Wisconsin because their house had just burned down and they had nowhere else to go. The grand jury perversely suggests that the parents were at fault for the near-death of their child in a police raid that they could not have anticipated.
Although there was abundant evidence of criminal negligence on the part of the police, the grand jury described them as ?well-intentioned people getting in too big a hurry, and not slowing down and taking enough time to consider the possible consequences of their actions.?
If a child had suffered a similarly grievous injury at the hands of his parents, criminal charges would almost certainly have resulted. But in Habersham County, Georgia ? as in other tax jurisdictions across this once-free country -- it is not a crime to mutilate children in midnight raids, assuming that the assailants are privileged purveyors of state-sanctioned violence.
Let us take back the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free.