Amidst the flaring violence in the largest city in Maryland, a Baltimore woman has been hailed the "mother of the year" after she was seen on live TV chasing down her rioting son and disciplining him.
The Baltimore mother is seen with her mask-clad son, who started rioting with several others after the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died after suffering from a spinal injury in police custody.
Maryland governor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake since Monday has declared a state of emergency, and called in the National Guard to restore order after the local PD seemed to lose control.
In the video, broadcast first on the WMAR local news station, the Baltimore mother is seen confronting her masked son, who is about to throw stones along with the rioting crowd.
She is then seen repeatedly slapping him on head as she asking "What's wrong with you?!" before marching him home as the rioters look on surprised.
At one point just as the young man attempts to walk back, she is seen yelling: "You wanna be out here doing this dumb sh*t? Get the f*ck over here. Get over here now. Did you hear what I said?!"
Zab Mustefa @zabmustefa
Mother catches her son protesting in Baltimore, gives him telling off of his life
Incredible video that's gone viral this morning. A Baltimore mother catches her son throwing rocks during the... http://t.co/s116TZgJ4R
— Lindsey Watson (@watson5news) April 28, 2015
Eddie Brannan @eddiebrannan
Snap! B'mo mom sees her teenage son throwing rocks on TV, goes on down and busts his ass for him!
Parents, we all need to take some action with our children. #actionoflove, #brotherskeeper, #nitramcomm
Stephen Maddox Sr @smaddoxsr
Mother of the Year - Black mother whups stupid son and snatches his ass from riot. Real Parent
Nicole Scarpa @NicoleScarpa2
Lol mom of the year.....because violence has a place when and where we say it does.....Conservatives taking the
Dr. S.J. Daniels Sr. @stevenjdanielsr
Dear Mother in Baltimore who gave your son some "Get Right" on national television yesterday...On behalf of
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