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The Case of the Cursing Baby, Pt. 2

I posted about this yesterday, and it turns out there’s more to the story than just a viral video of a little kid being encouraged to blurt out expletives.

Brian Mastre, WOWT in Omaha:

The video has been seen around the world – a two-year-old Omaha boy being coached to use racially and sexually inappropriate language.

As shocking as the video is, it is not the reason the youngster and three others in that home were taken into protective custody.

The grandparents are identified as Kim Devers and Ennis Devers Sr. Kim is awaiting trial on a charge of being a felon in possession of a gun. Ennis is at the State Pen on drug and gun charges…

On Wednesday, Child Protective Services took the 16-year-old and 12-year-old daughters into protective custody, along with the two-year-old in the video and another grandchild…

Videotape aside, the two-year-old has seemingly been through more as an infant than many will face in a lifetime. He has already survived gunfire…

With Kim Devers locked up, there was no known primary caregiver in the home for the past three weeks. Because of that, and not the video, the state stepped in.

In light of this new information, it sounds like they did the right thing by getting him out of there. If it had just been a case of taking him away because he was being taught to curse, that’d be overreach. But he was in physical danger.

Either way, it’s a sad story. Poor little guy. He didn’t ask for any of this.