By now everyone has seen the vid of the mom in Baltimore that goes to protests and gets her son….her tactic was a bit extreme but so was the situation…..
The woman labeled “Mom of the Year” for dragging her son away from rioting in Baltimore says she didn’t want her only son to end up like Freddie Gray. Toya Graham, who was filmed smacking and berating her 16-year-old son, tells CBS that she “lost it” after she saw him among a crowd throwing objects at police. The single mother of six says she doesn’t believe attacking police is any way to get justice for Gray, and she wanted to protect her son. “There’s some days that I’ll shield him in the house just so he won’t go outside and I know that I can’t do that for the rest of my life,” she says. “I’m a no-tolerant mother. Everybody that knows me, know I don’t play that.”
One of Graham’s five daughters tells CNN her mom “has always been tough”—and didn’t have any trouble spotting the boy in the crowd, even with a hoodie and mask on. She says her brother is grateful and understands that their mom was just trying to keep him alive. Graham says she thinks the situation on Monday would not have been as bad if more mothers had acted like her, but she understands that many may have been busy providing for their families—and there is only so much a mother can do. “You can talk blue in your face to your children, but at the end of the day they gonna make their own decisions,” she tells CBS. “As parents we just have to follow through to make sure that’s where they supposed to be at.”
I have heard all the opinions on her action….both pro and con…..from she is Mom of the Year to child abuse……
My thought is….she deserves a medal for her actions….she may have saved her son from a trip to jail or worse…..the morgue…….she did what the cops could not do.
I know someone has an opinion on this…..let it fly!
Most credible news organizations have just about exhausted all avenues of the Clinton e-mail scandal……..they have been pushing the bounds of good reporting to stay on the trail of the story……but now they can let out a sigh of relief and fixate once again…..
Two officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department shortly after midnight as protesters gathered following the resignation of the city’s embattled police chief, a spokesman for the county police department says. Their conditions are unknown and no further details are immediately available, the spokesman says. The shots were fired as what had earlier been a crowd of about 150 people had begun to dwindle, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Some protesters fell to the ground and others ran. A huge police presence, including officers in riot gear, later surrounded the department.
I could turn this into a 2000 word diatribe but……why?
This is all the info that is available at this time……
Today will be a very lean day…I have a family member going under the knife and I will be at the hospital most of the day……sorry to cut it short today….I will be back tomorrow if all goes well….
With the decisions in Ferguson and NYC and the death of a 12 year old in Cleveland…..people are taking to the street…..they are protesting the deaths but few have offered up any solution.
This is another piece I wrote for Ace News Room 2014…..I appreciate my friend for using some of my op-eds for his service….stop by and visit the site…..become better informed….
Civil Unrest: Is There An Answer? | Ace News Room 2014.
Since the decision in Ferguson protests have broken out all over the country….this is an op-ed I wrote for Ace News room 2014 about the direction of the police….
‘ Police Man Cometh ‘ | Ace News Room 2014.
Ferguson once again has the country talking about race relations…..this piece is an excellent one…I live in Mississippi and no place better to illustrate that there are two countries in the good old US of A…..
White Americans and Black Americans Live in Two Different Countries | Alternet.
An op-ed I wrote for Ace News room 2014…..with all the news coming out of Ferguson and other points in the country….I thought I would write about a coming problem…..
‘ Police Man Cometh ‘ | Ace News Room 2014.
The decision has been made and the protests begin….and who did not see the decision announced?
People in war zones are supporting the people of #Ferguson…….read it!
Palestinians send messages of solidarity to #Ferguson protestors | Middle East Eye.