Last week, a video of a toddler in diapers sharing all kinds of foul language with laughing adults went viral. Just days after the video went viral the baby, his 16-year-old mother, her two younger siblings and a second infant were taken from the home and into child protective services. Now, a judge has ruled that they’ll be able to stay in the same foster family, reports CNN.
The Omaha police union posted the video on their website along with commentary about the child being destined to a life of “thuggery” and it quickly went viral. The video’s popularity was due in part to the shocking things the little boy said and the fact that the police union did have such nasty things to say about the child and the family. Relations between the Omaha police department and the black community had already been strained, so many saw the post as adding insult to injury.
While the Omaha police union was busy pointing fingers and saying the child was caught in the “thug cycle”, a social worker was already trying to have the children removed from the house. After the toddler’s mother was arrested in December, 19-year-old Kierra Johnson, who also has a young child, was left in charge of all the children of the house. Johnson reached out to the family’s social worker to say she’d been having issues with the same person who made the video and put it online. This is all in addition to the family having issues with gangs and the cursing toddler being hurt in a gun incident at the house in October.
It’s a sad situation all around but it’s good the baby gets to stay with his mother. We just hope the foster family is better than the situation they just left.