Chances are, if you’ve followed the coverage of the violent and peaceful Baltimore protests, you’ve peeped footage of a Baltimore mother, getting physical with her son for his participation. The video has went viral swiftly, with some labeling her ‘Mom of the Year’, for disciplining her son in public.
Toya Graham, the mother in question, as since been identified and recently spoke out about the incident. She says that she spotted her 16-year-old son in a crowd of teens vandalizing and looting. Toya, a single mother of six, tells “CBS This Morning“what happened after the video where she showed tough love for her son. She explains:
My intention was to just get my son and have him be safe. And at that point, I knew that whole scene was not safe. It wasn’t safe at all.
Toya says that she knew that kids would be congregating there:
He had told me the night before that everyone was supposed to meet up at Mondawmnin mall. And I said to him, Michael go to school. Don’t go to Mondawmin.
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