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Anti Federalist
11-19-2014, 10:22 PM
Who are the terrorists again?


2-Year-Old Hospitalized After Police Raid Wrong Home, Threw Grenade into His Bedroom

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/2-year-old-hospitalized-police-raid-wrong-home-threw-grenade-bedroom/#1SY58fCLgbdtLP1Y.99

Ventura, CA — A 2-year-old boy was burned and hospitalized after police threw an explosive device directly into his room during a “no-knock” raid on the wrong home, despite being told by the parents that there was an infant in the room, according to a lawsuit.

Jose and Paulina Salinas are suing the City of Oxnard and its police department, seeking damages for assault, battery, trespass, false imprisonment and infliction of emotional distress.

According to Courthouse News, in their lawsuit, the Salinas family says they were sleeping on April 16, around 4 a.m., when they were awakened by scuffling footsteps and vehicles outside their condominium.

When Jose Salinas drew the curtains of his bedroom window, he saw the barrel of a policeman’s gun pointed at him.

Police broke the front windows of the home and set off three smoke bombs. Police then crashed through the front door with guns drawn, yelling, “Get down and put your hands to your head!

With laser-mounted guns pointed at them, Paulina and Jose Salinas were handcuffed and put to their knees. Their 10-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son were shoved into a corner.

As police approached one of the bedrooms, Paulina Salinas and her two older children told officers there was a 2-year-old in the room. Police ignored them, told them to cover their ears, and threw a smoke bomb into the room as 2-year-old Justin Salinas stood near the door.

When the smoke bomb detonated, shrapnel from the blast hit Justin in the foot, causing first-degree burns and glass cuts.

The 2-year-old was brought the the hospital and treated for his injuries.

This incident was confirmed by a press release from the Oxnard Police Department released shortly after the incident in April.

The press release reported that a 2-year-old boy had been injured during a “multi-location search warrant operation” conducted by several agencies to combat gang activity.

“At one of the search warrant locations, a 2-year old sustained minor injuries,” the statement said. “The child was transported to a local hospital, where he was treated and released.”

After the initial horror of the raid, the family was detained for four hours despite there being “no resemblance of any claimant to any of the previous tenants at the location,” according to the complaint.

Police were apparently looking for an individual who lived in the house at least four months prior to the Salinas family, according to the report.

The Salinas family is now dealing with the physical and emotional stress of this traumatic experience. They now feel that their home is a dangerous place to live and are “scared to death and rattled by any noise they hear at night.”

Justin is “afraid of the dark and of people in general,” while the other two children “suffer recurring nightmares, and are terrified of sleeping alone,” the lawsuit states.

aGameOfThrones
11-19-2014, 10:42 PM
Sometimes mistakes are made, but everything was done legally.



"There's got to be a way for us to hold ourselves accountable absent putting cops in jail for making mistakes," he said.

amy31416
11-19-2014, 10:47 PM
Deja vu.

Christian Liberty
11-19-2014, 11:15 PM
Sometimes mistakes are made, but everything was done legally.

There is, you moron (talking to the quoted cop, not you). Any time any "cop" uses his state-sanctioned badge to cause injury to an innocent, he should be put to death. Done. Period.

Occam's Banana
11-19-2014, 11:20 PM
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tod evans
11-20-2014, 03:59 AM
Warlike behavior is war...

JustinTime
11-20-2014, 07:58 AM
Excellent, there needs to be serious lawsuits over crap like this. Police need to walk on eggshells when they carry out these no-knock raids and make sure they have the right damn house, the way it is now I think their attitude is "Oh well, uh-nudder day at work... ooops, wrong house, sorry folks."

They need to know saying sorry wont cut it.

phill4paul
11-20-2014, 08:05 AM
The press release reported that a 2-year-old boy had been injured during a “multi-location search warrant operation” conducted by several agencies to combat gang activity.


Police were apparently looking for an individual who lived in the house at least four months prior to the Salinas family, according to the report.

No f*cks are given.....


1). Don't live in an area where zero'dark thirty SWAT entries are common. Simple. If economic events require you to live there, work as much as you can (you can get by on 4 hours of sleep) and make enough money that you can go live in a normal neighborhood where the Ghetto bird and sirens are a rare event not an hourly thing.

I can hear it now, "Ohhhhh....Gabe is a racist". Whatever. I am past caring what irrelevant people call me. Me....I call myself a realist. Argue with me successfully about how many SWAT entries per capita there are in Bel Air as opposed to Nickerson Gardens.

http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?381476-Inside-the-mind-of-a-SWAT-cop

JK/SEA
11-20-2014, 10:03 AM
i think its safe to say that Integrity, Honor, and a basic sense of humanity and intelligence, is not something that is a requirement to being in Law Enforcement.

Until this ATTITUDE is changed, we will see worse story's than this one....far worse.

FindLiberty
11-20-2014, 10:23 AM
If they are too chicken to just knock on the door
in daylight hours, hire someone else, or send
an unarmed robot to ask about who lives there
before turning the place into a bloodbath only
a few minutes later.

It's insane.

Maybe personal responsibility/liability for injury/damages
would help get the "authorities" under control again.

Indy Vidual
11-20-2014, 10:27 AM
This family has learned a valuable lesson about how and when to obey. If they cancel the lawsuit, then they are truly ready for a Brave New America. :)

limequat
11-20-2014, 10:51 AM
How is this fucking possible after Baby Bou in Georgia? It's the same goddamn story!

tod evans
11-20-2014, 10:57 AM
This family has learned a valuable lesson about how and when to obey. If they cancel the lawsuit, then they are truly ready for a Brave New America. :)

The lawsuit will "settle", I don't recall ever seeing one go to a jury.......

jkr
11-20-2014, 11:10 AM
the BLACK ARMY rides on..BEHOLD! they are become DEATH!

Lucille
11-20-2014, 11:41 AM
The press release reported that a 2-year-old boy had been injured during a “multi-location search warrant operation” conducted by several agencies uniformed gangs to combat gang activity.

FTFT

GunnyFreedom
11-20-2014, 11:57 AM
Deja vu.

all over again...

GunnyFreedom
11-20-2014, 12:01 PM
How is this fucking possible after Baby Bou in Georgia? It's the same goddamn story!

Actually, the injuries are much less, but the misconduct is far more egregious.

SeanTX
11-20-2014, 12:42 PM
all over again...

And before these two cases there was the 12 year old girl somewhere who got flash-banged while sleeping during a wrong door raid , and the girl in Detroit who was flash-banged then shot in the head. And this case is only making news because of the lawsuit -- who knows how many similar cases have gone without media attention.

Anti Federalist
11-20-2014, 12:45 PM
Actually, the injuries are much less, but the misconduct is far more egregious.

Yes, thankfully this little boy did not suffer injuries nearly as bad as Baby Bou Bou did.

The grenade went off near his foot as opposed to blowing half his face off.

http://heavyeditorial.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/1440617_1401421287-1583.jpg?w=780

limequat
11-20-2014, 03:28 PM
Alright we need to dig up pics of the kid. It's not real until people see the face.

amy31416
11-20-2014, 08:07 PM
the BLACK AMY rides on..BEHOLD! they are become DEATH!

:blinks:

Anti Federalist
11-20-2014, 09:59 PM
Alright we need to dig up pics of the kid. It's not real until people see the face.

Nothing in the news until the lawsuit was filed.

This happens all the time.

tod evans
11-21-2014, 05:19 AM
Nothing in the news until the lawsuit was filed.

This happens all the time.

Newz is generated ONLY from approved sources such as police spokesman and court clerks....

Newz about government operations that is..

unknown
11-21-2014, 08:35 AM
Excellent, there needs to be serious lawsuits over crap like this. Police need to walk on eggshells when they carry out these no-knock raids and make sure they have the right damn house, the way it is now I think their attitude is "Oh well, uh-nudder day at work... ooops, wrong house, sorry folks."

They need to know saying sorry wont cut it.

Is there a way to sue the cops for their personal assets?

phill4paul
11-21-2014, 08:41 AM
Is there a way to sue the cops for their personal assets?

Not if they are covered under "qualified immunity." Which is why you will always see a payout without an admission of any wrongdoing.

Anti Federalist
11-21-2014, 12:23 PM
Is there a way to sue the cops for their personal assets?

No, as Phill already mentioned, they are a protected class of Super Citizens.

If they are smart enough to do, whatever is they are going to do, while in uniform, they will almost always skate.