CNN is reporting disturbing video of a diapered African-American toddler swearing, and being sworn at, by at least three persons who are off-camera. It’s not clear from the video whether the off-camera voices belong to adults or teens. Though authorities found no evidence of a crime in the video, child protective services has taken the unusual step of removing the infant and three other children from the home, citing unexplained “safety concerns.” 

The police union, the Omaha Nebraska Police Officers Association, has come under fire for initially posting the video, which also did not blur the child’s face, on its site. They say their attempt at social uplift has been misunderstood:

“…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.”

Right. Because that’s how law enforcement helps small children.

Will any real parent—in this video or at the Omaha Nebraska Police Officers Association—please step up?

(h/t CNN)

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