Video After The Jump
The Omaha Police Association is being accused of race baiting after posting a video on it's website showing an African American toddler cursing, giving the middle finger and talking about gangs.
The clip was shot by some parents who don't seem to have any idea how to appropriately raise a child. At least three adults can be heard encouraging the toddler to misbehave by calling him a b*tch, talking to him about sex and asking him "what hood you from blood?"
The video was originally posted on Facebook by the child's uncle. The Omaha police were alerted to it by a citizen who was appalled by it.
In a post entitled "The Thug Cycle Continuing," the police explained that the video might make some people upset.
We here at OmahaPOA.com 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.
Critics are attacking the Omaha police for posting the video on the net. Watch the video below and let us know who you think is wrong here. The police for posting the video or the adults who made it.
Toddler being encouraged by adults to talk about sex, curse and more
Police under fire for baby "thug" video
**UPDATE** January 9
There are a lot of new developments to report in this case. The 2-year old boy in the video has been taken in by child protective services, along with his 16-year old mother, a 12-year old and another toddler. A 15-year old boy would be with them, but he's being held in juvenile detention for a gun charge.
The 12, 15 and 16-year olds are the children of Kim Devers and Ennis Devers Sr. The 2 toddlers are their grandchildren. Kim also has a 19-year old daughter, Kierra Johnson, from a previous relationship.
Kim is currently in police custody awaiting trial on gun charges from December 2013. Ennis is in prison on gun and drug charges.
All of the youths were left in the care of Johnson when her mother was arrested.
The state has been watching the troubled family since August 2013. KETV is reporting that 4 people in the home, including the toddler seen in the video, were injured when a man approached the front door in October 2013, and began shooting.
The 16-year old mother was shot in the shoulder, her son was hit in the foot by shrapnel. There is no information on where the other 2 people were shot, but everyone survived.
2 days before the Facebook video was posted Johnson went to a caseworker to get help because she said she was having problems with the relative who posted the video.
Because of that and the ongoing threat of gang activity in the home the state finally moved in and took the children into protective custody, including Johnson's child.
Kids removed from home