Saturday, May 2, 2015

Jennifer Oliver OConnell ― Baltimore Riots Mom Toya Graham: Hero is, as hero does

(Communities Digital News)
LOS ANGELES, May 1, 2015—Unless you were on a media blackout—and I would not blame you if you were—most know about Toya Graham, the Baltimore mom who forcefully removed her 16-year-old son Michael from the Baltimore riot chaos.
Michael decided to go rogue with his friends, donned a ski mask, and was going to throw rocks at the police trying to contain the violence. Toya Graham has said in interviews that she had gone down to the riots with her daughter, and standing there recognized her son – his baggy pants – and then they made eye contact and she “lost it” giving him a beat down for all to see.
Someone videoed the exchange, it went viral, and Toya Graham is being lauded as a hero by most Americans.