Jane Velez-Mitchell

Jane Velez-Mitchell takes a stand on the biggest topics of the day that people across the country are buzzing about.

Police release controversial 'Thug Cycle' video

Police release controversial 'Thug Cycle' video

Uproar spreads as a police union in Omaha, Nebraska posts a controversial video to their facebook page. In the video, adults can be heard ordering a diaper-clad toddler to repeat x-rated profanities and teaching to swear. The police union labeled the video as "The Thug Cycle," saying they have an obligation to educate the public about the "terrible cycle of violence and thuggery."

Our expert panel debates whether this police union was right to post the video or whether they went too far.

Brawl breaks out at Little League game

Brawl breaks out at Little League game

A brawl broke out at a Georgia Little League game, but it wasn’t between players. Police say two dads got into a fistfight and are now facing charges of disorderly conduct.

Witnesses say one of the men was playing loud music after his son’s team won. That’s when the fight broke out, and it was all caught on tape.

Nasty neighbor a 'nightmare' for family

Nasty neighbor a 'nightmare' for family

Greg and Kim Hoffman say their neighbor, Lori Christensen, is making their lives a living hell. The Hoffmans say they are mercilessly taunted and have the video to prove it. 

In the video they provided to HLN, you can see Christensen hanging large signs on her garage that mock the Hoffmans. She also acts out drinking alcohol, mocking Kim, who is a recovering alcoholic.

Smothering or mothering?

Smothering or mothering?

The cover of Time Magazine has certainly gotten everyone’s attention. The issue shows a young mother breastfeeding her three-year-old son, staring directly into the camera with large print next to her asking “Are you Mom Enough?”

At the heart of the issue is the idea of attachment parenting. One of the practices common among mothers who practice attachment parenting is breastfeeding children until they are toddlers and a few years old.

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