Children seized after ’swearing toddler’ video release

Teaching a child racial epithets isn’t a crime, but it can lead to your children being taken from you.

A police union in Nebraska has posted a video of a toddler using the “N-word” and a “slew of profanities” while arguing with adults over a toppled chair, reports CNN, who, unlike police, has blurred the face of the child. The kid even knows how to “shoot a bird.”

The toddler and three other children were taken from the home Wednesday by Omaha police and Nebraska Child Protective Services.

The police union, who says it got the video from a “local thug’s Facebook page,” posted the video on its website to “highlight what it called the ‘cycle of violence and thuggery’ the community faces,” reports CNN.

“Now while we didn’t see anything in this video that is blatantly ‘illegal,’ we sure did see a lot that is flat out immoral and completely unhealthy for this little child from a healthy upbringing standpoint,” said the police union.

Omaha’s police chief, the ACLU, and “community organizers” are not happy the video was posted, saying it needlessly antagonizes minorities.

That’s a valid point, perhaps. But is acting like a thug and teaching a child to act like a thug cause enough to remove them from the home? Should the police union have posted the video?

You decide.

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92 comments Add your comment

Bumper

January 9th, 2014
9:01 am

Kid may well be on the way to becoming the next Dennis Rodman.

Hidden agenda

January 9th, 2014
9:16 am

One thing is clear from looking at the variety of articles George linked to today – government at all levels is completely out of control and those folks in the private sector that we once thought were on OUR side, clearly are on the side of government against the freedoms, liberties, and safety of the American citizenry.

Susan

January 9th, 2014
9:32 am

Sometimes you can be so threatened and afraid for your wife/husband and children, and even your livelihood, that you just go ahead and do what they want and decide to let the next person protest. Or they may persuade you that spying on your neighbors and family and friends is in the best interests of our country; after all you don’t want any harm to come to us. When the real danger is from them. Who spies on them? Look at the recent Christy problem; one representative of why it’s become okay to do this kind of thing. If he didn’t know, he encouraged it by creating an environment were it was okay. Until they were caught of course. The he hangs them all out to dry. I picture him in the Rose Garden, telling us how he knew nothing and is outraged.

HypoRICHT

January 9th, 2014
9:38 am

If Obama had a son…

LydiasDad

January 9th, 2014
9:46 am

Thugs raising thugs, but of course it’s all whitey’s fault.

JTLATL

January 9th, 2014
9:47 am

If Obama had a son…. Yes, because his daughters are so clearly out of control, by all accounts. What a sad comment from a sad little person.

KGray

January 9th, 2014
10:01 am

This has to be one of the most disgusting and appalling video for these ignorant parents and relatives to teach to this child. I hope and pray that he and his sibbling don’t continue to stay with these IDIOTS; because he will grow up to be what he has been taught. I wish they could arrest them for teaching this child to act this way; because, when he gets in school he will do what he has been taught by these low-life parents and relatives and as an educator, we will have to deal with him. I’m African-American an I’m appalled and embrassed by this behavior.

Me

January 9th, 2014
10:02 am

And they wonder why there are racists who do not want to live around them!

KGray

January 9th, 2014
10:03 am

JTLATL, Obama’s daughters aren’t out of control. Remember your former President’s girls were the one caught drinking and always in the news for their behavior. His daughters and being typical teens and by all accounts, the Bush girls were out of control. Just wanted to jar your memory.

Mick Dee

January 9th, 2014
10:04 am

Newsy videos are worthless.

Dwayne

January 9th, 2014
10:08 am

where is Bernie31?

Someone needs to say it...

January 9th, 2014
10:11 am

I just saw a video of a future member of the Atlanta City Council.

Someone needs to say it...

January 9th, 2014
10:12 am

where is Bernie31?

That was Bernie…about 4 or 5 years ago!

HappyJack

January 9th, 2014
10:16 am

Okay, JTLATL: the post by HypoRICHT was referencing Obama’s “He could be my son” comment on Trayvon Martin. And KGray: it’s called sarcasm. Look it up.

J Cline

January 9th, 2014
10:18 am

The video was already posted, so it was public. All the police union did was draw attention to it, to make a point about cycles of abuse and violence perpetuate themselves in families.

I see no issue with re-posting other people’s stupid disclosures, on video or otherwise.

George Mathis

January 9th, 2014
10:18 am

Some, I deleted your comment about the car ad. Your comments didn’t make sense without the spam, but I agree with you completely.

LydiasDad, thanks for the edit.

LydiasDad

January 9th, 2014
10:26 am

George, “the car ad and the car ad”?

Forest Gump

January 9th, 2014
10:31 am

Stupid is as stupid does.

Jdee

January 9th, 2014
10:33 am

The power of social media. There are consequences to posting videos like this. It is not racist to repost a posting that was being advertised….some of the language used by police was a little inappropriate. They could have said look what adults are doing to this child…..thuggery comments are really borderline and may spark protest. If you are stupid enough to post blatant disregard for a young child be prepared to live with the consequences. This is the parents fault and I hope they never get this child back. They do not seem to understand….curse words, the n word and other gang language is just not appropriate for a young impressionable mind. Shame on these parents.

Forest Gump

January 9th, 2014
10:41 am

The word “thug” has origins much older than you may know. It was used well before we had modern ethnic gangs in America. I don’t see how it could be claimed by any group.

Maude

January 9th, 2014
10:42 am

Kids like this one is now common place the genereal public would be shocked at what is seem and heard in schools. There is not enough child wealfare workers to remove all the kids from the crazy parents.

Dawg69

January 9th, 2014
10:42 am

Stalin would be proud of all those who say arrest the parents and never let them see their children again. Folks, this video is freedom of speech. Is it wrong – YES. Were there any laws broken – NO. The government has no right to intercede because of this video. The rights of citizens are being taken from us every day. For those who voted for hope and change – this it. The speech police have struck again.

My2Cents

January 9th, 2014
10:45 am

If you remove a child from this environment you need to do a clean sweep of ALL homes to see how a child is being raised. Some parents/people are racist, thugs, rednecks, dirty, etc…Do it for all if it’s to be done.
Should it have been posted? Well the dummy put it out there for all to see so who cares?

Susan

January 9th, 2014
11:05 am

So my question is how many white children are they removing from the trailor park that are on videos using racial slurs?

Susan

January 9th, 2014
11:07 am

I’m not condoning what the toddler did because it was wrong. I still need to know if DFACS is removing white kids from the trailor park that use racial slurs and think that a rifle and a sheet over their heads is the normal / godly thing to do. I guarantee you they aren’t removing any of them from their homes.

Double Standard

January 9th, 2014
11:21 am

This kid should have not been removed from the home. Back in the good ole days when toddlers were dressed up in KKK costumes they were not removed from their homes. The next generation of thugs are being groomed to take their place in society. Where is the ACLU ???

Don't Tread

January 9th, 2014
11:21 am

And some people wonder why minorities commit crimes and are jailed at a disproportionate amount relative to the population in general. This is the perfect illustration of the root cause.

Monica

January 9th, 2014
11:23 am

This video is sooo degrading! Who does this? Teaching a small child this type of behavior is sickening. And we wonder why other races say such terrible things about our race. He should be learning more constructive things. And, PRESIDENT OBAMA nor HIS daughters have ANYTHING to do with this video. President Obama is NOT responsible 4 how people decide to raise their children. Get over it.Everything WRONG in this world is NOT HIS fault. People are responsible 4 their own kids. I guess RACISM WILL NEVER DIE IN THIS COUNTRY. TIRED OF IT!!!

Don't Tread

January 9th, 2014
11:24 am

Here is another perfect illustration: http://www.ajc.com/news/news/acworth-toddlers-left-home-alone-mother-arrested/nchFm/

There will probably be another perfect illustration on the front page soon.

Tman

January 9th, 2014
11:31 am

@Susan
Who cares what color the kids are? parents shouldn’t be allowed to raise kids in that environment. I’m glad someone stepped in and took him away. Don’t get so defensive it happens in all races.

suga

January 9th, 2014
11:34 am

This is not about RACE!!!!!!!!! This a child being raised by Parents who were raise the same way. Black quit Pointing the finger at Whites and do your job as Parents. I’m a Black mother who has raised 3 boys held down two jobs had rules in my home and yes I had to whip them something, but They respected me and I respect them. I am proud to say all my sons finish College working and doing good. Young Ladies please get a grip on your life, raise your kids. Be a Mother, talk to your kids, Sit together, Read to your kids, Eat together with your kids. We got to stop sayin THE WHITE MAN.
Young Men need to grow up go to trade school, college or even join The Army etc. But stop getting babies. You are not a man because you got a baby, you a less than a man because you can’t or don’t have the means to support that child. Again IT’S NOT THE WHITE MAN FAULT. LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND BE A MOTHER & a FATHER.

KD

January 9th, 2014
11:44 am

@JTLATL , ….. you Moron . How you reference the President’s daughters with this embrassed behavior. Dang MORON

Tman

January 9th, 2014
11:45 am

@suga
Are you really who you say you are? or just another poster putting a spin on it.

Scarlet

January 9th, 2014
11:47 am

Suga nailed it. The best comment that I have ever seen on this entire subject. Bless your heart for the wise woman you are. Bless your lucky children too.

ww3

January 9th, 2014
11:47 am

this none of the government’s business at this point. seizing children to be raised by the village i guess

KD

January 9th, 2014
11:49 am

suga….. Where in the “H” are you getting that’s Black people are blaming White people for this embrassed behavior. You just Joined JTATL’s MORON club. I’m sure you are uneducated as well. How some people think.

Tman

January 9th, 2014
11:54 am

These issue’s are not about color. Please help the kids out of the situations the can’t control.

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/4-boys-found-living-in-filth-in-need-of-medical-ca/ncdtW/

notsuprising

January 9th, 2014
11:58 am

typical “obama” people, “3 other children, local thug” we one thing is for sure we know “dey is a gubiment chek” sent to that hous “ebby mont” and no one is employed…you have a typical gorilla branwashing the poor child to act like him so he can follow in his footsteps thru his rite of passage of the prison system

Bernie31

January 9th, 2014
12:02 pm

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KGray

January 9th, 2014
12:03 pm

Don’t Tread, this is just the same as the mother, her brother and a realative or her boyfriend living in deplorable filfthy conditions. Yes, the children should be removed and you shouldn’t leave your children alone; however, the neighbors didn’t know she had children in the home. It bad when you live in filthty nasty conditions and these boys couldn’t communicate nor were they being schooled.

KD

January 9th, 2014
12:10 pm

SUGA ….. Try taking out some of yout time to speak to young people about planning for higher education and planning a better future. My kids are well educated as well…. however I still have time speak to young people everyday about education and being good citizen. Try it sometime and just do think about yours. Yes it starts in the home, but some young people are unfortunate to have proactive parents… God bless.

JM

January 9th, 2014
12:27 pm

This isn’t a black thing. You know who else raises their children in this kind of an emotional climate? Headhunters.

Seriously:

http://www.amazon.com/Knowledge-Passion-Cambridge-Studies-Cultural/dp/0521295629

“An ethnographic interpretation of the life of the Ilongots, a group of 3,500 hunters and horticulturists in the Philippines, analyzes their social life with reference to their emotional development throughout the life cycle.”

It’s called recreating the cycle of violence, and it’s a terrible way to treat your children.

For Susan

January 9th, 2014
12:30 pm

White kids have been taken from their homes after parents posted their ignorance and abuse on social network sites.

You can rest easy now – blacks were not targeted – other than in the way this one did by painting the bullseye on their own stupid self.

Patrick

January 9th, 2014
12:31 pm

The commenter is right about Obama’s girls not being out of control, but if he did have a son, who knows? The one out of control is MO. All she cares about is taking extravagant vacations and spending taxpayer money. Those two girls do not have much of a role model.

GUTRAKE

January 9th, 2014
12:39 pm

I don’t see anything new or revealing about this kind of behavior. I certainly don’t expect Jesse or Al to be critical. Been going on for years and years…

GUTRAKE

January 9th, 2014
12:42 pm

“Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made.”–Kant

GUTRAKE

January 9th, 2014
12:56 pm

Also, just to cut through the superficial bull posted here…it IS a free speech issue AND it IS about race. Putting your head in the sand doesn’t make it not so.

The “n” word is perfectly okay for the black American to say and use (race part), just not white people. Additionally, this free speech is not being used to agitate (at this time…) So, the toddler is not aware of the social consequences.

GUTRAKE

January 9th, 2014
1:10 pm

It’s just another hand-wringing conundrum for the multiculturalist crowd. Hypocrisy at its ugliest.

armydawg

January 9th, 2014
1:36 pm

So not talking about the race of those involved is the answer rather than “needlessly antagonizing minorities”? I guess that’s the reason we hear about race only on the rarest occasions when crimes are committed? Saying police are looking for a 6 ft, black male wearing a red jacket and gray pants would needlessly antagonize minorities. I guess we would hear it so much it may well antagonize them. But covering up a massive problem is not the way to stop it from happening.

dawggirl

January 9th, 2014
1:46 pm

Really? We’re going to bring Bush into this? Obama was the one who said that Trayvon could be his son. That was the reference in the earlier comment. One of Bush’s daughters drinking in college certainly doesn’t rise to the level of being out of control and Obama’s daughters appear to be lovely girls. This is about one family raising thug children. If you’re going to take this kid from a home for this, what is stop them from doing it to someone else once the government decides the family isn’t raising them to the standards that the government sets.