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Cursing toddler: 2-year-old shocks U.S. but 16-year-old mother says ‘he’s smart’

The cursing toddler who has shocked a whole nation with the most profane language and gestures is being described by his 16-year-old mother as smart. "He's a smart little boy. All that cussing that he did, he doesn't do that," said the two-year-old’s mother according to a Jan. 10, 2014, CNN report. "Somebody told him to do that. My son doesn't do that. I don't allow it."

Omaha Police Officers website, Tina Burgess

On the other hand, however, the 16-year-old mother told reporters in a KETV interview, "he had a clean diaper, the house was clean and like they said, kids curse, every kid does it."

In a latest update on the cursing toddler story, KETV writes that “the toddler and his 16-year-old mother, Ennisha Devers, are in state care, along with her 12- and 15-year-old siblings.”

According to the 16-year-old mother, her brother and his friend filmed the Facebook video of the cursing two-year-old while she was in another room. The video shows the two-year-old boy (wearing nothing but a diaper) knocking down a chair, and then being coaxed by the adults, uses the most obscene language.

“Shut up, b*tch," says the two-year-old boy in diapers.

The video, titled “The Thug Cycle,” came to the attention of the Ohama Police Officers Association who published it on its website.

"We here at viewed the video and we knew that despite the fact that it is sickening, heartbreaking footage, we have an obligation to share it to continue to educate the law abiding public about the terrible cycle of violence and thuggery that some young innocent children find themselves helplessly trapped in.”

When one reads the Omaha Police Officers Association website about the cursing toddler, it sounds like the family is a victim:

“A family gripped by a deadly cycle -- More disturbing facts are emerging about the family at the center of the so called ‘thug video’ controversy. And they are worse than even we suspected.

-The child was actually the victim of a recent shooting.

-The child is two years old and has finally been taken into protective custody.

- The child’s father is dead. The victim of apparent gang homicide at the tender age of 17.

-The child’s 16 year old mother – who said she wasn’t aware of the video (listen to her voice and you decide) - has also been taken into protective custody. She has been the victim of a recent shooting herself. (Note- CPS could easily engage a voice recognition expert as part of their investigation)

- The child’s 38 year old grandmother – a felon – is currently in jail charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

- The child’s grandfather – a three time convict – is currently in prison for drug and felony gun charges.

- The family has close ties to Omaha gang activity.

- The residence was the focus of recent gang raid.

- The state has tried to relocate the family numerous times, but the family continuously refused to ban gang members from access to their home and children.”

The language used by the Omaha Police Officers Association website is striking. As in the above description of the family, the father of the cursing toddler died at “the tender age of 17.” The mother of the two-year-old “has been the victim of a recent shooting herself.”

To justify the publication of the "vulgar" video, the Omaha Police Officers Association website continues to portray the family as victims.

“Despite all of this, the state did not remove the child UNTIL this video infuriated law abiding citizens by giving them a glimpse into the terrifying deadly cycle that this child is trapped it. Without the intense public attention, it’s fair to conclude – based on the past – that the child would probably still be in that home today.This is all too real folks.Don’t allow race, politics or emotion to distract us from the central issue. This is 100% about a criminal culture, a cycle of poverty, a cycle of lack of education , a cycle of lack of parenting and – dare we say ‘a thug cycle’ – that is literally killing families and crushing the futures of innocent children across Omaha.”

The statement uses words like “terrifying,” “trapped,” “cycle of poverty,” “killing families,” ‘innocent children.”

There is nothing “innocent” anymore about a cursing toddler who is being asked by his uncle to what gang the two-year-old belongs to. And there is nothing “innocent” about a 14-year-old girl giving birth.

According to the Omaha Police Officers Association website, “there are MORE families like this out there folks.Cops see them every day. They need help.They need intervention.These cycles must be broken.These children deserve better.”

But if the 16-year-old mother of the cursing toddler already believes that “kids curse, every kid does,” and that her two-year-old boy is smart, why would she want “these cycles” to be broken and get “intervention,” or “help.” Is the family of the two-year-old toddler really the victim? The Omaha Police Officers Association website said that “the family continuously refused to ban gang members from access to their home and children.”

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