COMMENTARY: Where are the parents? There’s one!

I’m Bill Kingston with today’s commentary. Smashing police cruisers, burning drug stores and general mayhem gripped Baltimore, Maryland this week. It was over the protest of the death of Freddie Gray – a black teenager that died from a spinal injury while in police custody. We don’t know exactly what happened but leave it to the looters and the vandals to start smashing stuff in the name of correcting a perceived injustice based on race. Because smashing and ruining the livelihood of everyone else is going to correct the system. Many of the rioters – I don’t want to call them protestors – were young people and it begs the question – where are the parents? Clearly one responsible parent took action by going down to the protest site and confronting her 16-year-old son. He got a smack upside the head from his “no-nonsense” mother. A little heavy-handed? Yes, but clearly justified in this case and refreshing to see a parent stand up and take responsibility. We can all learn a lot of Toya Graham’s actions.

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