Baltimore rioter slapped by mom on live television

BALTIMORE, Maryland – Video of a woman hitting a young man went viral Monday in the Baltimore riots. The woman caught her son participating.

“If you saw on one scene, you had one mother who grabbed her child who had a hood on his head and she started smacking him on the head because she was so embarrassed. I wish I had more parents that took charge of their kids out there tonight,”¬†Commissioner Anthony W. Batts/Baltimore Police Dept.

The riots erupted in the city, hours after the funeral for Freddie Gray. The 25-year-old died of a spinal injury days after being taken into police custody.

The Baltimore mayor’s office says there were 144 vehicle fires, 15 structures fires and nearly 200 arrests in the unrest that broke out in the city.

At least 15 officers were hurt and at least two dozen people were arrested.

The violence started in West Baltimore and by midnight had spread to the eastern part of the city, close to the baseball stadium.


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