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

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

Post  Anti Federalist on Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:35 pm

Who are the terrorists again?


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

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

Post  red_hill on Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:39 pm

You have got to be kidding me Mad

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Post  Anti Federalist on Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:44 pm

red_hill wrote:You have got to be kidding me Mad

Not the first time this year.

This what happened to a toddler in GA when cops raided their home this spring for an alleged drug dealer that didn't live there.

They threw a flash bang grenade in his crib and damn near blew the kid's face off.

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Post  News Pigeon on Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:46 pm

I think we'd all agree that the para-militization of our police depts has given some depts the wrong sense of "enforcement"

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Post  Anti Federalist on Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:41 pm

News Pigeon wrote:I think we'd all agree that the para-militization of our police depts has given some depts the wrong sense of "enforcement"

That's putting it mildly.

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Post  News Hawk on Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:37 am

Anti Federalist wrote:"...Jose and Paulina Salinas are suing the City of Oxnard and its police department, seeking damages..."
Not to worry. Government's got lots of other people's money.

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Post  Anti Federalist on Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:22 pm

News Hawk wrote:
Anti Federalist wrote:"...Jose and Paulina Salinas are suing the City of Oxnard and its police department, seeking damages..."
Not to worry. Government's got lots of other people's money.

Rolling Eyes

If cops were not "Super Citizens" and protected by "qualified immunity" they could be held personally liable for damages, injury and death caused while at work, just like any of us would be.
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Post  WHL on Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:29 pm

Not just cops, anybody that works for the gov., Anti.
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Post  Anti Federalist on Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:52 pm

WHL wrote:Not just cops, anybody that works for the gov., Anti.

True
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Post  WHL on Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:43 pm

Remember that old fashioned idea, that the people who work for the government work for us, we pay them they are supposed to be our servants??? Oh silly me, that was ions ago. No we are THEIR slaves, they control us, we are afraid of them, they have taken us over.
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Post  Anti Federalist on Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:34 pm

WHL wrote:Remember that old fashioned idea, that the people who work for the government work for us, we pay them they are supposed to be our servants??? Oh silly me,  that was ions ago.  No we are THEIR slaves, they control us, we are afraid of them, they have taken us over.

Now, bow, touch your forelock and move along, knave.
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Post  WHL on Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:44 pm

lol! but it's not really funny at all!!!!
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