A cursing toddler video has shown us the revolting state of affairs inside of a Nebraska home, where so-called parents of a young boy use language that is equal parts sickening and shocking. In the video, the toddler, who is still in diapers, is encouraged to curse, use gang signs and speak vulgarly about sex.
The full video, which is posted to YouTube, is far too vulgar to post as part of this article. You are welcome to view it, but it is deplorable in its unreserved disregard for human decency around an innocent infant.
The little boy is asked “What hood you from?” and told repeatedly to use the F-word, repeat sexual comments, and repeats things like, “You a ho,” and “You a b***h.”
In the minute and half video, the little boy, whose age is not released but is thought to be only a year or so old, exchanges at least 35 swear words with the adults and even sticks his middle finger up them, through no encouragement from his parents. The black boy is harangued with racial slurs and obscenities to the point where it borders on abuse.
The Omaha Nebraska Police Officers Association posted the video to their website (which was down as of the writing of this article because of the huge response), saying they have a responsibility 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 trapped in.”
Members of the police union who posted this video say they did it to show the kinds of situations that officers frequently encounter.
Prosecutors reviewed the video, and although the behavior is stomach-turning to watch, no laws had been broken. However, investigators who searched the house did find other “safety concerns” that allowed them to remove the children from this morally-deplorable home.
While some have criticized the police union from posting the video, the video was taken by the child's family first, by a known gang member, and loaded onto social media, police have said. They simply re-posted it to address and to open a discussion on what they say is a growing community problem.
"The whole point of this is to give an unfiltered view of what police officers deal with every day," said Sgt. John Wells, president of the Omaha Police Officers Association.
Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer weighed in on the matter and issued a statement Tuesday that divorces the department from the actions of the union.
"I strongly disagree with any postings that may cause a divide in our community or an obstacle to police community relations," Schmaderer said.
The mother of the toddler, who herself is only 16, has now stepped forward to defend her family, saying her son "doesn't curse" other than in the video and that "all kids swear."
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