No drugs were found, and reports say that officers did not find the person of interest reported to have been selling them from that place. But the young child was left with horrible wounds that required substantial medical procedures. And even as he has now left the hospital and has moved back to Wisconsin with his family, photos of him suggest that he will require more surgery to have a hope of correcting his disfigurement.
This is not a story about local law enforcement in the county where this happened. It might be, down the road, as an investigation continues. But for now, this might not even be about the Habersham County Board of Commissioners, which, on advice of legal counsel, said that it was not permissible for the county to pay for the toddler's extensive medical bills.
Instead, this is a story about protest -- about how some protests apparently can sometimes lead to rushed decisions, and sometimes even rushed legislative action to turn a perceived wrong into a right, even before the facts are clear.
But in the case of this poor young child, there are no "community activists" taking to the national airwaves, demanding that, if the laws don't allow a county to pay for what at the very least was a tragic error, those laws should be changed immediately. Baby Boo Boo and his family have been left traumatized and scarred for life.
Those who so crave justice might consider this child. His innocence is unquestionable.
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