January 8th, 2014
08:58 PM ET

Omaha police union defends 'thug cycle' video

A Nebraska toddler who repeated a slew of profanities in an online video has been taken into child protective custody, Omaha police said Wednesday.

A controversial video, posted online by the Omaha Police Officers Association, which shows a child in diapers, cursing and making obscene gestures with the adults who are taping him, continues to spark debate.

On Tuesday, CNN political commentator Marc Lamont Hill and Inspire52.com founder Mel Robbins argued about whether this type of behavior is more common that people think.

Many OutFront viewers took to the internet to weigh in on Tuesday's debate.

FELIX VEGA NEWS: Watching your debate about that video. I see that type of behavior regardless of race EVERY day as a prosecutor around courthouse.

MS. T: "Wonder where u live in NY that parents call their kids the NWord?Absurd&video of baby shouldnt b posted.2 WRONGS dont make a right"

JAMIE POWER: "Black people hate @donlemon right now for speaking the truth! Tell it I see it in Macon ga everyday!!!"

JENNIFER: poor child doesn't even realize that she's doing anything wrong. Its abusive and invasive. The video will be out there forever.

OutFront: Sergeant John Wells, the president of the Omaha Police Association, which posted the controversial video on their site. CNN political commentator Marc Lamont Hill and Psychotherapist Wendy Walsh.

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  1. OhioMom

    I never comment but speak out and say that the African-American female attorney was one of the worst on-air guests I have ever seen. She was a verbal bully, self-absorbed and offered nothing intellectual to the conversation. I wanted to hear even a little bit from the psychiatrist, but she would not let anyone else talk. The CNN host was lovely and gracious. Too bad the attorney guest could not be the same. She is an embarasment to the bar. PLEASE never have her back on the air.

    January 9, 2014 at 8:05 pm | Reply
  2. uspatriot1982

    I am outraged that Don's guest believes this is racial. Since when does the word thug refer to one race? The proof of thuggery is in the video. People are "outraged" that action was taken? People living in this type environment are happy to take free money from the government but don't want to raise kids with socially acceptable skills. Your guest keys in on holding someone else responsible other than the parents because the police union posted the video and did not protect the child. There were no laws broken visibly in the video so how could they remove the child without an investigation?

    January 9, 2014 at 8:04 pm | Reply

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