New video published online Sunday shows young children, including one wearing only a diaper, shouting profanities and physically attacking police officers in St. Paul, Minnesota.
“Shut up, b-tch,” one of the children yells before hitting a police officer, according to footage of the incident. “Shut the f-ck up!”
The child then turns to a second cop and starts shouting at him. “You got your ugly ass church shoes,” he says before hitting the first officer again.
“Shut up, b-tch,” the child shouts for the second time. The first police officer starts to walk away, but the child follows and continues punching him.
As the children throw harmless jabs at the officers, an older child in the background can be heard encouraging the tiny cop-haters and calling the black policeman a “deep-fried Oreo head.”
According to AlphaNews.org, which posted the video on YouTube, the officers were attempting to execute a search warrant for a murder suspect when they were accosted by the children.
Alpha News is a team of independent journalists in Minnesota which claims to feature stories citizens “deserve to know” but “that the mainstream media all too often refuses to report and routinely disregards.”
The disturbing video has been viewed over 2 million times on Twitter, with many users blaming the children’s parents for their alarming behavior.
“Genuinely one of the most alarming videos I have ever seen,” tweeted the rapper Zuby. “Children need love, protection, and positive role models. The adults ‘raising’ them are 100% responsible for this and without a major intervention, their future is bleak.”
“These kids have no hope. They’re being raised with hate in their heart,” Navy veteran Zac Small tweeted. “I’d like to remind you that the problem isn’t with ‘the kids these days,’ but rather those parenting them. We need to do better for the youth.”
“Children being taught to act like this is why our country is in the state that it is in,” tweeted user Laura Canupp Desmond. “A child that age shouldn’t even know those words, let alone direct them at an officer while also hitting them?!?!? My mom would have whooped my butt so fast!”
“Children this young are direct reflections of their parents,” wrote Delano Squires. “The only diff. btwn kids who say ‘yes, please’ and ‘what, b*tch?’ are the adults raising them. Without serious interventions of the spirit + mind, these kids are headed for a lifetime of trouble.”