Police Abuse

Sheriff in Burned Baby Raid Wants Your Prayers; Target of Warrant Could Be Charged For Injuries to Toddler

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Habersham County Sheriff's Office

CNN has updates on the story of the Georgia SWAT team that threw a flash bang while executing a no-knock warrant that severely burned Bounkham Phonesavanh, a nineteen-month-old baby. Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell says the deputies involved are "devastated" and that they've been called "baby killers" and received threats. "All I can say is pray for the baby, his family and for us," the sheriff told CNN.

Terrell has insisted his officers and those of the local police department did nothing wrong and blamed the target of the warrant (not found at the house that was invaded) on the attack on the toddler. A chief assistant district attorney for the county, J. Edward Staples, says the target of the warrant could in fact be charged for the injuries the sheriff's deputies caused the toddler. In an obvious attempt to immunize himself and his office from liability, the sheriff has claimed the situation was unavoidable even as he attempted to offer reassurances that his SWAT team would be more diligent in the future. He told CNN that his officers "obviously would have done things different" (IF they knew there was a child in the home), like go in through a side door or not use a flash bang. Until using violence to crack down on non-violent "crimes" becomes politically untenable for "public servants," it won't matter how much ass-covering law enforcement does after the fact, these kinds of incidents will continue to happen.

The toddler's family, who was staying with a relative at the home that was attacked after their own home in Wisconsin was burned down, say they don't have insurance and a family friend has set up a website for donations.

A circuit district attorney is conducting a "review" of the incident, which should be done next week according to the chief assistant district attorney. Terrell had previously said neither the district attorney's office nor the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was investigating the incident.

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  1. “All I can say is pray for the baby, his family and for us,” the sheriff told CNN.

    Ok, I pray that the child recovers fully from your stupidity and that you rot in hell with a salt encrusted chainsaw up your arse. How was that?

    1. Since I’m going to hell too (as anyone who has spent time with me can attest), I’ll have to bribe Beelzebub for a few minutes of throwing lemon juice on the injuries.

    2. I pray that the baby survives and grows up to throw a flash bang grenade into the face of every member of the SWAT team and every douchebag who tried to justify the raid after the fact.

    3. I pray that the sheriff gets voted out of office and hounded out of the state.

      1. That’s what you pray for? That’s hardly justice. If I kick in your door, terrorize your family and burn the face off a baby, should I merely get “voted out of office”, or should I get a strongly worded reprimand? Or do you really want me to suffer with a 2 week paid vacation?

        That’s where we are. Our society is so irrational and so immoral that a badge ameliorates one’s complicity in the torture and murder of children. ALL PEOPLE FACE THE SAME MORAL OBLIGATIONS. Badges, costumes and democratic approval doesn’t change the obligation that everyone owes everyone else; non-aggression. An institution that burns the face off a baby should be treated as though they had burned the face off a baby, not as though they are heroes, or warriors or valiant keepers of the peace who made a mistake. Morality is universal or it doesn’t exist at all.

        And furthermore, the state should be destroyed.

  2. they’ve been called “baby killers”

    Good. I hope you get called worse and spit on, you craven responsibility-avoiding fucks. You and the scumbag prosecutor will tack on potentially extreme charges to the guy who didn’t do this, and you did, because you think you can get away with it. Fuck. You.

    1. Yep. It’s nice to finally see some well-deserved and properly directed outrage for a change.

      1. Is the sheriff running for reelection this year? Bad move, space cadet. You just might get tossed out on your ass, then you won’t have a badge to hide behind.

        1. Fuck the election. Hang this man.

    2. After reading about that cop (Can’t remember his name or location, read about him on a copwatch site) that raped in upwards of 25 babies, I have to wonder if this isn’t some kind of witness removal plot.

      Perhaps they’re Baby Fuckers as well as Baby Killers.

      Anything is possible, with cops.

      1. And lets be fair, that guy has got a serious “I fuck babies” face.

        *shudder*

  3. the sheriff has claimed the situation was unavoidable

    This cocksucker is even more mendacious than Shreek.

    1. “He told CNN that his officers “obviously would have done things different” (IF they knew there was a child in the home), like go in through a side door or not use a flash bang.”
      So then the situation wasn’t unavoidable.
      They really need to hire better liars.

  4. “…pray…”

    Paying taxes doesn’t appear to be working.

  5. Perhaps the only legal liability imposed on the Sheriff’s department will be when the ACLU sues the Sheriff for mentioning praying.

    1. It’s always gotta be about you, huh?

      1. It’s gallows humor.

        1. …but thank you for your concern!

        2. No, it’s all about you. You were called out on that and don’t have the fortitude to own up to it.

          1. *smooches*

      2. Obsession is inherently narcissistic, Playa, and Eddie is nothing if not obsessed.

        1. *smooches.*

          1. I should have simply made a tasteful joke about “burn, baby, burn.”

            Seriously, this is a very nasty thing and the police shouldn’t be burning babies and blaming the guy they were chasing at the time.

            But it was very kind of you to suggest I don’t care. That warms my heart.

            1. You ain’t right, boy.

              1. blow me…a kiss.

        2. Someone is obsessed, that’s for sure.

    2. I laughed.

  6. This trend towards charging the target of a police action for every horrible or destructive thing the police do during that action is fucking surreal and really, really dangerous. Not only does it remove even more accountability from the cops (which will just cause terrible behavior to escalate even more), it is utterly unjust. What next; you get pulled over for speeding and the cop gets hit by a drunk driver while leaning into your window and you both get charged? Because by speeding you “forced” the cop to put himself in a dangerous situation? It’s basically a weird form of crime by association. The cops commit the crime, but since you were the suspect associated with it, you pay.

    This shit has to be nipped in the bud. And if this guy gets away with this, it sets a terrible, terrible precedent. I know cops have tried this before but this is the kind of case that should make people go “what?!?” But I’m really worried it won’t.

    1. How can they possibly justify that when the target was not there, and the warrant was “no-knock”?

      It is not like the person resisted violently.

      I don’t understand how a rational rule of law can allow that.

      1. You aren’t laboring under the delusion that we operate under a rational rule of law, are you?

        1. I’d like to think it is at least pretending to be sane.

    2. It’s blame-shifting, Epi, pure and simple. “See what he made us do?” Where else have we heard that before.

      1. Oh, I know, but they’re essentially creating new legal precedent with it. It’s legally codifying blame-shifting just for cops. It’s fucking insane.

    3. Not only does it remove even more accountability from the cops

      Can the police reach levels of negative accountability?

      1. Do you doubt that this is not already the case?

      2. thats why the victim of the police aka “suspect” is being held accountable
        negative accountability

    4. This shit has to be nipped in the bud.

      Nothing a few principled non-voting anarchists whining on a declining blog can’t handle, I’m sure. Good luck and gods peed.

      1. Hit those knees, Tulpa – those cops ain’t going to fellate themselves ya know!

      2. If only your Facebook friends were here to high five you for such scathing wit.

  7. Well, that guy looks like a genius.

    1. He looks like every prick head cop after they get too old for the Oakleys.

      1. I would bet my left nut that he owns Oakleys. And an Under Armor shirt to hide his spare tire.

  8. …”the sheriff has claimed the situation was unavoidable even as he attempted to offer reassurances that his SWAT team would be more diligent in the future.”…

    ‘They didn’t do anything wrong and they won’t do it again, either’.
    I hope someone laughed in his face when he trotted that out.

  9. Well if I lived nearby I wouldn’t be sending prayers his way. Maybe rotten eggs. Maybe Hydrofluoric acid. Either one seems like it’d be justified.

    1. Lead.

      1. No, and no. As much as he and they might deserve that, the actual, just solution is years of forced labor with the meager proceeds going to the victims. Yes, the county taxpayers are very much on the hook, too, for a very long time, but bringing this home to the individual perps and their boss is important, too.

        1. Mopping the floor in a burn ward. Wait, no, emptying bed pans.

    2. Splash some on them and watch them slowly melt in agony.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FftEeQmuDWM

      1. No, its a good disposal method after the lead. Just make sure to use a plastic bin and not a ceramic bathtub.

        1. Damn I was gonna ttry my upstairs bathtub.

  10. Call me crazy, but maybe, just maybe, blindly throwing flash-bangs as a first resort in executing a warrant is the wrong thing to do?

    If the Sheriff thinks it is right, could he possibly explain why? I’m sure the explanation will be infuriating, er…enlightening.

    1. Call me crazy, but maybe, just maybe, blindly throwing flash-bangs as a first resort in executing a warrant is the wrong thing to do?

      It’s the blind leading serving and protecting the blind.

      1. You’re so crazy that you probably think that they should knock on the door and say they have a warrant. And even so crazy that you think that they should actually try to find out who lives there.

    2. There is more to this story than we are getting. I am familiar with at least one case here locally where a very dangerous and violent drug dealer was allowed to roam free and conduct his business because he was informing on others. Finally he got so far off the leash that he was going to cause their little operation to be exposed. In the attempt to apprehend him a gunfight ensued and he was killed.

      If they did not know for certain the guy was in the house, only suspected it, and did not know who else was in the house then they had no business tossing bombs.

      1. PSHAW! Next you’re going to tell me that the Justice Department provided guns to Mexican ne’er-do-wells with the hope that they’d help th DoJ bust other criminals!

        That’s just….CRAY!

      2. Looks like there’s already more. This HyR entry says the people staying there had to move out of a home in Wisc. that “was burned down”. Not just that it had “burned down”, but was burned down, implying arson. Could this just be coincidence?

  11. Dear Sheriff Terrell,

    Fuck you. Seriously. Neither you, nor your deputies, deserve or will get my prayers, good wishes or help.

    The poor toddler badly burned by the thuggish incompetence of your men, on the other hand, well get my ongoing sympathy, goodwill and support both in rebuilding their lives and seeking justice. Justice which will, maddeningly, probably come out of the pockets of the taxpayers who ill-advisedly elected you instead of out of your hide and the hides and wallets of you and your deputies.

    No, you and your idiot deputies are not baby killers, not this time, hopefully. But that toddler could reasonably have been killed by the incompetence of your deputies in any of a number of scenarios closely related to the actual incident. It is therefore inappropriate for you to seek sympathy or prayers. Again, fuck you. You are not the victim. Your men are not victims. The only actual victims are the toddler and his family. In a truly just world all of you would spend the rest of your lives doing hard labor for low wages and having to pay massive damages to the child and his family.

    (cont’d)

    1. (cont’d from above)

      And since you bring up the subject of prayer, reflect for a moment on why you think anyone needs prayer in this situation. Where was your kind, loving god when he could have guided the grenade away from the baby’s crib, could have guided you that you had the wrong fucking address, or intervened at any point in the process to prevent this tragedy or lessen the impact? What makes you think that the same imaginary being who in your mind allowed this tragedy to happen would be swayed by prayers for the infant after the fact? No, your god is not testing you or trying you as in the biblical legends of Job. No, there is no unknowable but surely-good purpose behind this. There is just humans, thuggishness and incompetence.

      Fuck You Very Much,

      Tonio

      1. “Where was your kind, loving god when he could have guided the grenade away from the baby’s crib, could have guided you that you had the wrong fucking address, or intervened at any point in the process to prevent this tragedy or lessen the impact? What makes you think that the same imaginary being who in your mind allowed this tragedy to happen would be swayed by prayers for the infant after the fact? No, your god is not testing you or trying you as in the biblical legends of Job.”

        Sigh. And you started out so well.

      2. he already said “Thou shalt not kill”
        how clear does that have to be?
        would you prefer plagues and locust?
        maybe the good that come of this is the people become enraged enough that they rip the militarization of the police apart at the seams. we all vote on budgets just say No to tax hikes supporting drug warriors

    2. Justice which will, maddeningly, probably come out of the pockets of the taxpayers who ill-advisedly elected you instead of out of your hide

      This gives me an idea. Since this poor toddler will undoubtedly need a skin graft, I propose that the skin used in that skin graft be taken from Sheriff Terrell’s face.

      On second thought, that may be piling on the poor toddler. But every bit of skin needed for this grafting, threefold should be removed from his face. Might even make it prettier.

      1. I was very careful not to call for biblical-type retribution, here, as tempting as and that was.

        It’s not clear to me at this point, not having done a full read/watch on this, how much responsibility is the sheriff’s, and how much is the deputies – both the ones on the raid and anyone who processed paperwork.

        And the baby would have to live with the awful, awful knowledge that the people who caused him unimaginable pain and irrevocably altered his life were part of him. Not sure that I could deal with that, not sure if anyone could.

        Now, a court sentence mandating the deputies undergo skin harvesting for burn victims other than the baby, very, very tempting, but also bothered by anything resembling medieval torture, cruel and unusual punishment, etc. Also, what about the doctors, nurses and other participants in the harvesting? That makes monsters of them and perpetuates the cycle of violence and dehumanization.

        Chemical sterilization and a lifetime at hard labor is a sentence I could go for. Every penny above what they need for food subsistence goes to the victims. They have to beg for clothes, toiletries, etc, or do without.

        1. [It’s not clear to me at this point, not having done a full read/watch on this, how much responsibility is the sheriff’s, and how much is the deputies…]

          But it is clear to you. Conduct is always top down. You can believe that if the staff knew such conduct would not be tolerated it never would have happened. If the point was made clear enough, everyone, from the telephone operator, janitor, and/or anyone else in his charge would have behaved accordingly.

        2. You’re a better man than the Sheriff. From his public pronouncements you can tell that he would visit unspeakable horrors on on anyone he mildly disapproves of, and would take great pleasure in their suffering. You shame him with your restraint and sense of justice.

        3. Chemical sterilization? Why not just geld them? Cheaper and permanent.

  12. I take back what I said this AM about bad parenting. Either way I blame the cops mostly.

    1. A prudent decision. Noted.

    2. WTF do you mean, mostly?

      1. did the cops find anything in the raid?
        still haven’t heard a yes or no on that

  13. Wha?? How dare he.

    Unbelievable.

    http://www.talkingwav.com/cartoon/bugs_52.wav

  14. J. Edward Staples, says the target of the warrant could in fact be charged for the injuries the sheriff’s deputies caused the toddler.

    I knew it was coming and it still makes me fucking crazy to finally see it. Next maybe the cops can charge that kid’s family for the cost of the grenade. These people are just plain evil. Fucking fuck.

  15. What? Pray for you fucking baby killers?

    1. I will pray that a just and vengeful God will prey upon this disgusting creatures evil soul.

  16. I’d like to live in a comic book world where this disfigured baby acquires super-human strength as a result of some experimental drug, hunts down the LEO’s involved in this incident, and fucks them up ? la Kaiser Sose.

    1. Sounds like a simplified version of the plot of “V for Vendetta”.

    1. Check out this comment from NPR’s Red Tony:

      Why were they fleeing the police! Stop the car,get out and lay on the ground! To police, fleeing is an admission of guilt!

      1. Arguably, this might be good advice even if you don’t agree with this state of affairs.

    2. “The chase funneled into a parking lot at Heritage Middle School, and soon a volley of gunfire began. The first officer to fire his gun told investigators that he thought the Malibu was about to strike him. Other officers mistakenly believed the car’s occupants were firing at them. All 13 who fired their weapons told investigators they feared for their lives.”

      I’ll say it again: Maybe the police wouldn’t have this problem if they stopped hiring such massive, pants-shitting pussies.

  17. Where’s american socialist to defend his hard-working union comrades who somehow do not have the right to be fired?

    1. He’s waiting to hear whether the family operated or owned a business. That’ll decide his take on the matter.

      1. Hey look two of your sockpuppets in one place.

  18. ” J. Edward Staples, says the target of the warrant could in fact be charged for the injuries the sheriff’s deputies caused the toddler. “

    Is that sort of like running down innocent bystanders while pursuing a jaywalker, then prosecuting them for murder?

    Seems legit.

  19. He told CNN that his officers “obviously would have done things different” (IF they knew there was a child in the home), like go in through a side door or not use a flash bang.

    It’s almost like you put innocent people at risk when you throw a flash bang grenade blindly into a house without even bothering to make sure the suspect is there.

    1. Almost.

    2. Laugh it up smartass.

      1. Not really Joey Terrell.

      2. Considering that some here are indulging in murderous fantasies I don’t think posting as Joey Terrell and admitting it was me matters legally.

        1. was me is obviously not suppose to be there /Bud Light Platinum

    3. Nope, not obvious to me at all. And the lack of knowing isn’t something that just happened, it was the direct, inescapable result of human action or inaction.

  20. Also, how awful am I for finding myself humming the chorus to ‘Disco Inferno’? pretty damn awful.

    1. Not funny. Srsly.

      1. You’re right.

        Disco is all wrong

    2. Damn you for putting that in my head

  21. Georgia sucks!

  22. Thank the tentacly, otherworldly gods that dunphy isn’t here to take a big, sloppy dump in the punchbowl.

    Procedures, surely, were followed. We can’t know the totality of circumstances. We haven’t walked in his shoes. Etc.

    1. Oh, and those HEROES got to go home at night. Truly sad about the civillian casualty…

    2. Don’t worry, Tulpa will probably be along shortly to slurp down some baby-burning cop dick and fulfill that role. You know he can’t resist.

      1. See above as proof of your correct prediction.

    3. Honestly, assuming Dunphy is real, even he would be against this.

    4. Dumby was no cop. Ever. Never.

  23. Why do so many people from Georgia look like Bob Barr or Jeff Foxworthy?

    1. Where do you live?

      1. Florida. Not proud of it. Still better than Georgia. Unlike Georgia we have no income tax yet their roads are shit.

  24. Get cancer, fucking baby-killers.

    1. Those cops deserve a flash-bang suppository.

  25. A chief assistant district attorney for the county, J. Edward Staples, says the target of the warrant could in fact be charged for the injuries the sheriff’s deputies caused the toddler.

    Should we hold out any hope at all that a jury would immediately recognize this as a pathetic attempt to deflect blame, and on that basis refuse to convict?

    1. Does the name Ryan Frederick mean anything to you?

      1. Yeah, I remember that one. Sad and infuriating. But I’m hoping the Adam Sowders/Henry Magee drama from this past winter sets a new precedent when it comes to homeowners defending themselves from police home invasions.

        1. I was referring to your question about whether it was worth holding out hope for a jury. Ryan Frederick was the end of that hope for me.

          1. I was referring to your question about whether it was worth holding out hope for a jury. Ryan Frederick was the end of that hope for me.

            I dunno, I really took heart that the grand jury refused to indict Magee. And in Texas, of all places. A couple more of these might turn the tide, who knows?

    2. Not just the jury, don’t forget the judge’s role in excluding evidence, defense strategies, etc. I know sometimes jury decisions can be infuriating, but don’t forget the entire legal system gears up to protect its own.

      1. What evidence could possibly be excluded such as to improve the prosecution’s case? What, like the jury is told only that a bomb got thrown (passive voice) in cx with a crime (unexplained) that this guy committed, none of the circumstances explained, and they’d convict on that?

        1. Now you did the DA’s work for them. I hope you’re proud.

  26. OT, heard this story on NPR(!) this evening. It needs to be blasted all over academia:

    A Palestinian professor took Palestinian university students on an unprecedented trip to the Auschwitz concentration camp memorial in March, in an effort to break Palestinian taboos surrounding the Holocaust.

    But when the group got back, there was uproar. Students demonstrated, the professor got death threats, the university distanced itself from the trip and other teachers kicked him out of the professors’ union. [End quote]

    It needs to be asked: How is this different from the US?

    1. Golda Meir said it. There will be peace when the Palestinians love their children more than they hate Israel.

      -jcr

    2. Props to that guy. It’s people like him that start turning the boat around. May he live long enough to see his efforts bear fruit.

  27. I’ve said this before, but I hope there comes the day when SWAT-shmucks go serve that no-knock unpaid tickets bench warrant to the wrong address, and instead stumble into the xenophobe’s house.

    I can see it now: Officer Porky Mustache throws his flash-bang in while performing ‘tactical insertion,’ which sets off all the alarms. The xenophobe is instantly in his panic-room, calling (ironically) the police.

    Meanwhile, Porky Mustache and his pal Officer Insecure Shortman – confused with sensor-overload from the alarms – founder into the acid-bath trap now raining from the ceiling, which sets off a whole round of panic-spray gunfire from Officer Wannabe Soldier – which polishes off Shorty and a third cop, Officer Paperwork.

    Sergeant Militant DoGooder, the ‘tactical commander,’ then attempts to ‘tactically evacuate’ the residence, and discovers the Pop-up Garden FaceRake embedded in the kitchen waiting for a moment just like this. Impaled and flaying, DoGooder activates FaceRake’s 240 volt tickler, knocking it into still-firing Wannabe Soldier as DoGooder takes his mortal fall.

    Xenophobe’s cameras record and upload the episode instantly to the cloud, leaving the cops unable to lie.

    I can dream…

    1. I know a guy is probably the most paranoid mother fucker I have ever met in my life. He’s ex-military and owns an insane (even by libertarian standards) amount of guns. On the upside, he is quite law abiding, but if the cops ever wrong-address no-knock raid his house, everybody involved will die.

    2. You forgot to mention Officer Microphallus RoidRager, who beats up the bystanders to steal their iPhones.

      -jcr

  28. “IF they knew there was a child in the home”

    Because setting adults on fire is just fine.

  29. That cunt has the face of a fucking asshole.

  30. That pig is looks just like ex-Yankee reliever Jeff Nelson

  31. “…..they’ve been called “baby killers” and received threats.”

    That is good. More is appropriate.

  32. In an obvious attempt to immunize himself and his office from liability, the sheriff has claimed the situation was unavoidable even as he attempted to offer reassurances that his SWAT team would be more diligent in the future.

    He’s a fucking liar.

    Quoth Terrell:

    “The door that we entered was the door that we bought dope out of – that’s why entered at that door,” Terrell said. “Our team went by the book. Given the same scenario, we’ll do the same thing again. I stand behind what our team did.”

    Doing the same thing again isn’t ‘being more diligent’, it’s doing the same thing again.

    This Sheriff is trying to hold two different positions. He and his entire team of velcro-clad militarized misfits should face criminal charges, and then sent into the general population with the word ‘cop’ emblazoned upon their prison jumpsuit.

    1. I like the way you think, Paul. Although the special stencil for their orange scrubs is a bit much. Costs the taxpayers extra, and all. We know who they are, and the other prisoners will, too, soon, due to “reality teevee”. Licensing fees to the victim and his family, of course.

      They do have teevee in the prison rec rooms, after all.

      1. Although the special stencil for their orange scrubs is a bit much. Costs the taxpayers extra, and all.

        Take it out of the convicted cops’ prisoners’ pay. (The 7 cents an hour or whatever they get for working in the prison laundry.)

      2. “Although the special stencil for their orange scrubs is a bit much.”

        Orange? No.No.No!… Hot pink scrubs..

    2. plenty of room for ‘baby burning cop’ on the back of a jumpsuit

    1. Hi. What’s up?

  33. An online debate about trigger warnings.

    Greg Lukianoff’s post is, as usual, awesome.

    Then there’s this horseshit.

    Trigger Warnings Deconstruct Higher Ed’s Biases

    Campuses may have diverse student bodies, but they do not have diverse administration. Men make up the overwhelming majority of professors and associate professors (78 percent), assistant professors (62 percent), post-doc (73 percent) and doctoral (64 percent) candidates and 85 percent of professors are white.

    Which has nothing to do with trigger warnings.

    Which bring us to power and freedom of expression, a very narrow definition of which is usually used to reinforce status quo social structures. Freedom of speech arguments on campuses and elsewhere are a proxy for a more profound conversation about who defines norms in general. Trigger warnings exist not to censor speech, but to liberate it and redefine what is considered “important.” Now is when you can use the word “uncomfortable” and ask why some people don’t like the thought of them.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Holy fuck.

  34. Terrell has insisted his officers and those of the local police department did nothing wrong and blamed the target of the warrant (not found at the house that was invaded) on the attack on the toddler.

    Besides the seven figure liability claim that he should have to pay out of his own fucking pocket, I want to see this asshole rot in jail for an extra hundred years for trying to shift the blame for his department’s incompetence.

    -jcr

  35. Well, I dropped the little fucker a note. His e-mail is on the habersham county sheriff’s web site:

    You sir, are a god damned terrorist.

    That poor child that your incompetent wannabe soldiers burned with their flash-bang toys should be awarded every penny of your personal assets, and those of every goddamned Barney Fife pinhead who took part in this farce.

    YOU are responsible. You want prayers? Ok, I pray to almighty god that the era of ‘roid raging microphallic imbeciles wearing guns and badges comes to a swift end, and the people of Habersham county get a department of PEACE OFFICERS, under the direction of whoever steps up to run against you at their next opportunity.

    -jcr

  36. So Balko says that the task force that burned this baby was the same one that shot the pastor in 2009:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/…..r-in-2009/

    1. Why do you think the sheriff was asking for *you* to pray for the baby? He knew there was a slight shortage of people whose job it is to pray for babies.

    1. Well, Max Power was faster.

      1. Well, he is full force and not some childish attribute.

        1. So if I use mc? as my nick, then I’ll be the most powerful?

          1. It’s relative..

            1. Special.

  37. While I hated Keith Olbermann when he was spouting political nonsense, I enjoy his new ESPN show. Usually. Tonight he was bloviating on how stupid the NFL is for not forcing the Washington Redskins to change their name and because someone from the league said it was not a slur. That’s right, Keith, the team named themselves a slur, because that makes sense, and used a term created by the offended people for themselves and 90% of those polled say they don’t care about to do it. It’s a good thing we have white liberals to tell other people when they should be offended.

    1. Change it to Washington Palefaces.

      1. How about the Washington Whores?

        -jcr

        1. Washington Boot-lickers…

          1. Washington Horse-Fuckers.

            1. Good.. Good.. We’re brain storming here. They’ll toss that one around at the next focus group on Monday.. we’ll see if it gets any traction…

              1. Yeah, yeah, I know I’m an awful person for believing since the animals can’t give consensual sex, then having sex with animals isn’t right, therefore dudes that get fucked to death by stud horses that they were molesting had it coming. Well, we’ll never all be on full agreement on everything. And if that makes me an impure “libertarian” so be it. Right or wrong I actually take the horses’ liberty into account, too.

      2. Washington Fighting Irish

        1. Irish Fighting Washington

      3. Washington Sophists seems fitting…

    2. It bugs me when I hear Harry Reid complain about the name.

      UNLV’s mascot is a Confederate soldier. UNLV’s student newspaper is called “The Rebel Yell”. They’re called The Rebels!

      None of which did anything to dissuade Harry Reid from letting UNLV name “The Harry Reid Center” after…ahem…Harry Reid.

      http://www.unlv.edu/hrc

      Southern Nevada (…and the rest of Arizona Territory and Southern Utah) all sided with the Confederacy–which is why so much stuff in these areas is still called Rebel this and Rebel that and Dixie this and Dixie that.

      Present day southern Nevada was drawn out of Arizona and into Nevada when the North brought Nevada into the union–so Lincoln could keep his hands on the Comstock Lode and finance the War.

      UNLV’s colors are scarlet and grey! Their mascot is still a Confederate soldier!

      http://www.sportsbookgurus.com…..cond-round

      Pull the 2 x 4 out of your own eye, first, Harry Reid, you disgusting hypocrite!

    3. Make the mascot a potato and keep the name.

  38. “A chief assistant district attorney for the county, J. Edward Staples, says the target of the warrant could in fact be charged for the injuries the sheriff’s deputies caused the toddler.”

    Progressives blame the sequester.

  39. Okay, I’ll pray since you live by the sword you die by it.

  40. Terrell has insisted his officers and those of the local police department did nothing wrong and blamed the target of the warrant (not found at the house that was invaded) on the attack on the toddler.

    So, not only are they lazy and incompetent, but dishonest fucks to boot.

  41. Unfortunately 99% of the american population is never going to know this even happened.

    1. WE ARE THE 1%!

      1. So you’re outlaw motorcycle clubbers..

  42. Perhaps you should have enforced the law with a rational mind instead of having your men play gang busters and maiming an infant.

  43. What ever happened to doing actual police work and surveillance ? If that had been in place, they would have known there was a baby and they would have known the “target” was not in the home before they went out to play their war games.
    Cops are Cowards.

  44. So the skinny of it
    they executed a no-knock raid
    burned a toddler with white phosphorus grenades
    and found NOTHING ILLEGAL or THE SUBJECT OF THE WARRANT
    but somehow its not their fault because a drug dealer “could have” been there
    how about we no-knock raid the sheriffs house and throw a flashbang on his face i hear a known child-burner “could” be on the premises

  45. So, I used to live in my great grandparents old farm house. The previous renters were ex cons and had been re arrested for having the materials for making meth (some sedated and a small tank of anhydrous ammonia as far as I remember).

    Anyway they trashed the house, kicked antique doors off the hinges, typical police stuff.

    Later I moved in, and sherif’s deputies started coming by constantly with search warrants for people I have never even heard of (this is a town of 400 people). They were clearly looking for a reason to check on the house, and would always come around 9 or 10 at night. Several calls to the sherif’s department did not stop them.

    Anyway, I always had a concern that one day they would just decide to get a warrant and go commando on my ass. And when someone breaks into your house at night, there is not really a lot of time do decide if it’s just someone on “official business”. I kept a kalashnikov in the back of the house, and if a door was to get kicked in, things were going to get fucking ugly.

    1. *Sudafed

  46. U.S. v. Throckmorton, 98 US 61
    WHEREAS, officials and even judges have no immunity
    (See, Owen vs. City of Independence, 100 S Ct. 1398; Maine vs. Thiboutot, 100 S. Ct. 2502; and Hafer vs. Melo, 502 U.S. 21;
    officials and judges are deemed to know the law and sworn to uphold the law; officials and judges cannot claim to act in good faith in willful deprivation of law, they certainly cannot plead ignorance of the law, even the Citizen cannot
    plead ignorance of the law, the courts have ruled there is no such thing as ignorance of the law, it is ludicrous for learned officials and judges to plead ignorance of the law therefore there is no immunity, judicial or otherwise, in matters of rights secured by the Constitution for the United States of America. See: Title 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1983.
    “When lawsuits are brought against federal officials, they must be brought against them in their “individual” capacity not their official capacity. When federal officials perpetrate constitutional torts, they do so ultra vires (beyond the powers) and lose the shield of immunity.”

  47. Sure, I’ll pray for you and the rest of your jack-booted thugs, starting with Proverbs 109:8

  48. “Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell says the deputies involved are “devastated” and that they’ve been called “baby killers” and received threats. “All I can say is pray for the baby, his family and for us,” the sheriff told CNN.”

    Yea, I’m praying for you’re officers, that they’ll receive the same pain they inflicted on the baby.

  49. This is on their website:

    “Putting Children First

    April is prevent child abuse month”

    We all know what they mean by “putting children first”

    http://habershamsheriff.com

  50. “Sheriff in Burned Baby Raid Wants Your Prayers”

    I’m sure a lot of people are praying to God that the Sheriff receives what he has coming for his part in this.

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