The Omaha Police Officers Association drew criticism this week after it posted a video of a black child in a diaper and ti*led it “The Thug Cycle.”

A post on the association’s blog explained that the “video is bad” and “will make you angry.”

The video shows an African-American toddler in a diaper and several adults can be heard uttering profanities from off camera.

The association asserted that it had “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.”

“Now while we didn’t see anything in this video that is blatantly ‘illegal’, we sure did see a lot that is flat out immoral and completely unhealthy for this little child from a healthy upbringing standpoint,” the association wrote, noting that someone in the room asked the child, “What hood you from?”

“Folks… soak this in,” the post said.

While KMTV picked up the police association’s post as a “warning for everyone,” Black Men United in Omaha Executive Director Willie Hamilton told the Omaha World-Herald that it was unprofessional to call out a child and draw conclusions based on a short Facebook video.

“The police actually have a website that is perpetuating mistrust and anger, and I think that is what it is meant to do,” Hamilton pointed out. “I thought posting the video was crossing the line. To use that incident to say that our kids are going to grow up and be thugs is far-reaching and insensitive. We are talking about a child that hasn’t even gone to school yet.”

“If the police chief is trying to amend the broken relationship with our community, he needs to say, ‘On my watch, I will not allow this kind of behavior,’” he added. “Maybe we should look at how much control the police union has. They shouldn’t be able to use the website as a shield to post these nasty things.”

Via RS

  • Greg4422

    hmmm the titled seems correct to me after watching the video…horrible parents

  • Cakes(overtime)

    I can see both sides of this..but im leaning towards the this shouldnt have been posted.. Our teens,young adults and grown men are seen as suspect/thugs but can our babies at least have the benefit of the doubt and keep their innocence..they couldve gotten their point out in a more tasteful way

    • KutDawg

      Excellent point.


    Thug and ghetto people have sex and procreate future thug and ghetto kids. Simple as that……… are a product of their environment. put handcuffs on that little mofo before its too late. LOL

    One Love

  • Cease

    “Thug” is always a racial code word for black. I’ve seen racists use it once in a great while for whites/hispanics/asians, but it’s incredibly rare.

  • Juggster

    Yeah, I was already cringing at 3 seconds into the video. I couldn’t even watch the whole thing

  • lokey

    With an uncle calling him a “bitch nigga,” he will be in preschool doing the same thing to other kids.

    • 1luv

      And so the cycle of bad parenting starts.

  • Kandy

    Where is the Department of Family and Children’s Services when you need them? This child will be doing this in school and to everyone in general. He will be in special education (Behavior Disorder) classes most likely due to his behavior. All because of the parents and the environment he’s socialized in.

    Some folks shouldn’t be allowed to procreate.

  • Big bread

    Police logic: let’s target all black males because they all are raised like this. If they were trying to help they would find the parents and contact social services to take the kids away not post this to say this is the cycle. This isn’t the cycle. This is terrible parenting and that’s the only conclusion you can draw from this.

    • Greg4422

      stop snitching…..jk

      did you read the part where the article said this wasn’t illegal…so there was nothing the police or social services could do…duh

  • J-Holla

    Scared for the future. But did anybody else think that kid was too damn big to be wearing diapers?!?!

  • 4xtra

    I think you guys seem to forget something here…
    These people put this online at their discretion..
    100% willingly…. which means that it is now public record.
    I saw the video and that was horrible and we ALL KNOW someone in the hood who do this all day long.
    This shit is not cute at all.