OMAHA, Neb. – Officials with Child Protective Services (CPS) in Nebraska have removed a toddler from his home, along with three other children, after video footage surfaced online of the toddler being cursed at and spewing profanities right back at the adults who egged him on. According to reports, the video went viral after it was posted to the Omaha Police Officers Association website, stating that they “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.” In the video, a black male toddler dressed only in his diaper is barraged with profanities and racial slurs by three off-camera men. However, the boy amuses the adults around him when he begins cursing right back, knocking over a chair and given the men the middle finger.
The adults then continue to egg on the child, asking him to repeat curse words after them, using explicit sexual lingo and asking him “what hood you from, blood,” in reference to gang affiliations. A reported 35 uses of profanity were exchanged between those in the room during the minute-and-a-half video. Following community outrage surrounding the footage, which had first been posted to Facebook, Nebraska Child Protective Services removed the two-year-old boy and three other children from their home on Wednesday. His mother, a 16-year-old juvenile, was also removed for protective purposes. She told television station KETV on Friday that her brother’s friend had recorded the footage, and that she does not allow her son to use profanity. “He’s a smart little boy. All that cussing that he did, he doesn’t do that,” the girl said, who is not being named because of her age. “Somebody told him to do that. My son doesn’t do that. I don’t allow it.” She said she disapproved of what took place in the video footage. More