Viral Video Shocks Community Advocate
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CREATED Jan. 5, 2014
Omaha, NE - Caught on camera, you have to see it to believe it. A young child is berated and bullied by adults he trusts.
"It's shocking, appalling, disgusting."
It's the only way to describe a video that the Omaha Police Officers Association posted to their website.
A child wearing only a diaper is antagonized by adults around him. They call him racial slurs and encourage him to fight. The police department says the video is local and the adults are not breaking any laws.
Still, some say they're breaking a moral code.
"After I looked at that, I just, it worried me tremendously that we could make an effective change In that kids life."
Mike Rice is the director of the Bryant Center in North Omaha. It's a safe haven for children. An active community member Rice sees a lot, although he's never seen anything like this.
"The fruit doesn't fall far from the tree and what we're seeing right now is we have parents that were not brought up to know right from wrong perhaps."
The police department was not available for comment. They did post on their Facebook page that child services has been notified.