Some people are in love with the ice bucket challenge, which is to raise awareness for ALS, a disease which affects mostly white men. There is a whole conversation to be had about why black people are doing the ice bucket challenge and not contributing to diseases that affect black people, but that’ll be part of another BLM conversation.
This one involves a grandfather who some say should be charged with a crime. The man is accused of taking the ice bucket challenge way too far by pouring freezing cold water with ice in it on himself and a 10 month old baby girl.
“I was shocked,” said the girl’s father, Claude Dalcour. “Everybody I know was pretty much shocked and appalled.”
The father said that he’s currently going through a divorce with the girl’s mother, so this might be why the child was not with him. He says that he then saw a facebook post by his ex-wife’s father-in-law, it left him fuming. The angry father then called the media.
“You don’t do that to an infant,” said Dalcour. “He should know better.”
Thousands of people have seen the video on Facebook, and it’s gone viral. One of the viewers even said that the grandfather should be reported to Child Protective Services for what he did to the baby. The agency, in Texas, says that they cannot confirm whether they are investigating what happened.
The father, out of concern for his child, says that he’s going to keep on the police about this one.
“It’s a big deal,” he said. “It’s not his child, it’s my child.”
The saddest part is that the baby doesn’t even know what ALS is; she only knows that she was hit in the head with freezing ice cubes and douced with water. Maybe this is a point in favor of the dad during the custody hearing, the child might not be safe.