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January 11th, 2014
08:25 AM ET

Mother of 'thug' toddler speaks out after video goes viral

The Omaha Police Officers Association posted a video of a toddler using obscenities on its website. But was it well-intentioned? CNN digital correspondent Kelly Wallace and professor Marc Lamont Hill discuss the implications of this heartbreaking viral video.

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  1. J.Danek

    Seems like done in poor taste by the association eager to stereotype based on a single disturbing case that confirmed their biases.

    January 14, 2014 at 5:30 am |
  2. Deborah

    Wish I had a video of the three year old with his grandfather in my doctors waiting room this week. After encouraging the child to say "roll Tide", he complied, then acted out a bit as is usual for a 3 yr old but then topped it off with emphatically saying " I hate Jews", "We hate Jews, huh Pawpaw?". Not just once, but several times. I'm guessing Pawpaw finally started listening to what the child was saying and told him to hush. Eventually, he called his daughter to come to the doctors office to pick him up. I was mortified and disgusted. Children learn to carry the hate, disrespect and intolerance that they learn from their environment. You can't take every child out of his home to fix the problem. It has to come from a truer moral compass within their parents, grandparents and friends of the family.

    January 17, 2014 at 9:34 am |
  3. Angela

    This video is a PERFECT example of the kinds of ppl that influence children. Now the truth is out. Stop blaming tv shows and society.

    January 19, 2014 at 4:52 pm |
  4. Bee lade

    Please...don't talk. Your makin the hole deeper.

    No 2 year old swears and uses racial slurs unless REALLY trained up.

    Face it. He has a better chance being adopted than living to 18 with you as a mother.

    January 23, 2014 at 10:28 pm |
  5. Rhonda Swanson (@queentomyking2)

    There is no excuse for the raising of a foul mouth child. It is ALL the responsibility of the parent/parents. Kids watch, hear and imitate their parents. This woman should be ashamed and embarrassed.

    January 29, 2014 at 11:49 am |
  6. solman1962

    Nope, every child does not do this. As a parent she allowed her child to be exposed to this kind of behavior. We have a word fir that where I come from. It's called stupid....

    February 6, 2014 at 1:59 am |
  7. Glenn

    Sad cycles of self destruction.

    February 6, 2014 at 10:32 am |
  8. Rob

    That the 16 year old mother would even consider all children doing this confirms where the problem is. Parents, it is their responsibly to teach them right from wrong. Clearly the mother doesn't even know what that is.

    Cycles of self destruction as previously stated in the comments section do perpetuate themselves. Look no further than the destructive polices of the Liberal agenda.

    February 6, 2014 at 11:56 am |
  9. Brandon

    Must we always bring the "Liberal agenda" into any and everything?
    This is clearly about the actions of one person and her inability to properly rear her child.

    February 6, 2014 at 2:37 pm |
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