Did anyone see the "thug cycle" viral video?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
1892 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

It’s a horrible endless cycle. its not fair for these poor kids, who do t know any better at that age. 

Post # 4
7929 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I don’t think removing children from homes would be a good solution since there already aren’t enough homes for the children taken for much worse things. The best thing we can do is educate well and provide social safety nets. Instead of funneling money into removing kids from (hopefully) loving, but clearly misguided parents, we should funnel that money into better education, especially early childhood education so that this boy and ones like him do not grow up to do the same.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@Magdalena:  I’m fairly libertarian (with a lowercase l) when it comes to rights, so I cannot justify making any efforts to limit a person’s rights to procreate. Parenting support, free parenting classes, etc. might have helped that mother. Having the son go to daycare with trainer professionals (not new high school grads making $7.75/hr who did a CPR course and watched some videos) every day could make a huge difference to combat the lessons he’s learning at home.

Post # 8
342 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

That child will be no better off in foster care.  I agree with pretty much everything mrsSonthebeach said.  All those resources are definitely worth a shot.

Post # 9
15016 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I live in Omaha. I know the head of the police union. Several children, including the 3 year old child’s 16 year old mother, have all been removed from the home. The child’s grandmother, uncle, and several other relatives in the home have been arrested for a myriad of crimes. 


Post # 10
1252 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@tksjewelry:  yes. Including having their house shot up, which resulted to an injury to the toddler. I don’t have an answer, but I hope the children find a loving, stable home.

Post # 11
795 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

yeah and i also saw where the sixteen year old mother said something along the lines of all children that age speak like that. Disgusting. 

Post # 12
4043 posts
Honey bee

@Magdalena:  I work at an urban public school with 89% of our students on free or reduced lunch. The language some of the students use (in 5th-8th grade) is quite shocking sometimes. We spend a lot of time trying to teach them how to speak and interact respectfully. It is really difficult, especially when the parents do not support what the school is doing.


Post # 13
49 posts

@MsMonkey:  +11111. The video itself would not rise to the level of abuse as defined by most CPS agencies. Poor parenting, yes, but not a CPS case. There are lots of parents out there teaching their children to say ridiulous things. That it happened to bring attention to a family and other issues were found is one thing, but I think the use of this video by police officers to perpetuate stereotypes about “thug life” is really very harmful and unprofessional. 

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