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Mother catches son in riots, takes him out with force (Video) …

by on April 29, 2015

WASHINGTON — As Baltimore begins the recovery process from a day and night of rioting Monday in the wake of the funeral of Freddie Gray, one video making the rounds of social media shows a woman taking peacemaking into her own hands.
Baltimore’s WMAR caught video of a mother taking her 16-year-old son to task on Monday, and getting him back in line, in no uncertain terms (warning — there’s some R-rated language in the clip):

“I’m a no-tolerant mother. Everybody that knows me, know I don’t play that,” Toya Graham, a single mother of six, told CBS News. “He said, when ‘I seen you,’ he said, ‘ma, my instinct was to run.’”
Graham said she saw her only son wearing a hoodie and mask amid the protesters demonstrating just hours after a funeral for Gray.
“At that point, I just lost it,” she said. “I was shocked, I was angry, because you never want to see your child out there doing that.”
Baltimore Police Chief Anthony Batts referred to the video in his Monday-night news conference, saying “I wish I had more parents who took charge of their kids tonight.”
Despite the excellence of this clip, WTOP reminds everyone that violence isn’t the answer.

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