When violent protests over the death of Freddie Gray — a suspect in police custody who was not given proper medical care — turned into riots, the Baltimore police came out in force.
The Governor of Maryland even declared a state of emergency and called in the National Guard.
In all, 27 arrests have been made so far. But not this teenager.
No, this young rioter faced something far scarier — his mother!
A video of a mom who found her son joining the riots has gone viral, and it’s causing a bit of controversy! Watch (below) to see why:
That mom is slapping the heck out of her son! But is she keeping him from getting arrested or worse? Or is she crossing the line into abuse?
The law — which is to say the Baltimore police — seem to be on the mother’s side. They tweeted Monday afternoon:
Several juveniles are part of these aggressive groups. WE ARE ASKING ALL PARENTS TO LOCATE THEIR CHILDREN AND BRING THEM HOME.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) April 27, 2015
In fact, Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts saw the video, and said about the mother:
“I wish I had more mothers out there like that… Take control of your kids.”
Of course, this mom isn’t the only one letting everyone know how she feels about the riots. Freddie Gray’s mother said in a public statement to those causing the damage:
“I want you to get justice for my son, but don’t do it like this.”
Do YOU think the mom went too far?
[Image via ABC/WMAR.]