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Latonya Davis: St. Louis Mother Charged After Posting Toddler Fistfight on Facebook

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[VIDEO] St. Louis Mother Encourages Toddlers to Fight: "Ya'll Better Ball Up Some Fists!"


Here's a follow-up to a story Daily RFT brought you early last month. Latonya Davis, a 21-year-old mother from the 4800 block of Bessie in north St. Louis, has been identified as the person who posted a video last month of two toddlers fighting on Facebook. The video went viral in early July after a local news station posted it online and outlets like the New York Daily News followed suit.

In the video posted below, Davis can be heard encouraging the children to fight as the children scream and cry. Police have identified one of the kids as Davis' daughter and the other as a boy she was babysitting. Both kids are under the age of four.

"Ahh, shit. Got some action! Got some action!" Davis yells as the children begin punching each other in the face. "Ya'll better ball up some fists! Hit back!"

Yesterday, the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office named Davis as the defendant in the case and charged her with two counts of child endangerment. In a probable cause statement released yesterday, St. Louis police officer Tonya Tanksley wrote that Davis admitted filming the video sometime between June 25 and July 2 and uploading it onto her Facebook page.


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trident
trident

she's out o' line.  okay first thing you need to shave that nappy head bald as a billaird 8 ball.  then you need to put a good sjambok butt whuppin on her black behind so she remembers what it feels like cause they ain't no need for that sh!t in todays' civil society.  we ain't livin up in no zimbobway young woman.

bobFut
bobFut

It's always best to start training your children to fight at a young age.  My parents had my brothers and I fight as small children all the way until we were teenagers. 

 

It develops character, not only that, you are able to beat anyone who tries to attack you, unless they have superior training (martial arts ect.) and even then they would have to be damn good.

 

Hopefully this will continue and our society can have people who can defend themselves.  Instead of curling up in the fetal position and crying, like 3 out of the 4 hi-jacked 9/11 planes.

 

Since when is training considered a crime?  Since the government has taken over parenting.

Megan C Sheperd
Megan C Sheperd

This is exactly what is wrong with that community. No wonder they grow up to be hoodlums, its a never ending cycle!!

Rick Kohn
Rick Kohn

and you wonder why they shoot each other.

Timothy Colmey
Timothy Colmey

At what point does Child Protective Services get involved now that formal charges have been filed? Hopefully soon. She def needs parenting classes.

Danielle Marie
Danielle Marie

What is wrong with people? I will never understand people that take pleasure in the pain of children or animals!!

KITTY
KITTY

This is another example of why young black kids grow up so fucked up. No wonder they shoot and kill with no remorse.  The child welfare officials should take Davis' kids away from her and put them up for adoption.

my2cents
my2cents

I don't have a problem with people teaching their kids how to box and having some kind of rules to follow.   And yes, we all know the things the oh so mighty HA 1%ers are capable of doing.   And getting away with crap is probably why there are more blacks than whites in jail because it would seem they get away with more crap unfortunately... but again, this had nothing to do with prisons and the percentage of white vs black prisoners.  

my2cents
my2cents

Training someone to defend themselves is not what this and the other parents in the links I listed were doing, they were provocating violence.  Just what I want, a parent teaching kids, how to be thugs and bullies.  Sorry, violence is not always the answer either... but each parent teaches their child different, obviously.  This has nothing to do with government, it only has to do with a dumbass teaching children it is ok to handle their situation with violence.

kfarmer1979
kfarmer1979

 @KITTY Your right Kitty but I hardly think its just a "black" thing... Hell, we just had someone of another race shoot up a innocent people while at the movies... Did you forget that? So while this is a sad case and I do believe her kids SHOULD be taken away... Dont make it just about one race. Thanks...

my2cents
my2cents

Hate to bust your bubble but not just young black kids... I have seen parents of all races doing the same exact thing.

caringperson
caringperson

 @my2cents you are correct!  Do not turn this into discrimination!  This happens in all ethnic groups!    Take the children away and put them with people that will love them and not exploit them.

my2cents
my2cents

Nope, have just the right amount of time to do and say all the things I need to... but thanks for caring...

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