A mother in St. Louis, Missouri, posted a brutally honest Facebook rant (below) following the shooting death of a 9-year-old African-American girl in Ferguson, Missouri, last week.
In the video, Peggy Hubbard describes her frustration with the Black Lives Matter movement and protests in St. Louis that followed the shooting of an 18-year-old by police.
Hubbard explains that the protests for the young man, who reportedly pulled a gun on police officers, came just a day after the 9-year-old’s murder.
“Last night, who do you think they protested for? The thug, the criminal, because they’re howling, ‘police brutality.’ Are you kidding me? Police brutality? How about black brutality,” she says.
“A little girl is dead," she continues. "You say black lives matter? Her life mattered. Her dreams mattered. Her future mattered. Her promises mattered. It mattered.
"You are out there tearing up the neighborhood I grew up in. I was born and raised there by a single mother with eight kids. She raised eight kids by herself and lost one, one. That boy did not listen and died by the gun.”
Hubbard goes on to reveal that she has a son in jail and admits that she was the one to turn him in.
“I told my children that if you (mess) up, if you go to jail, I am not getting you out," she says. "You will stay there. You will do the time. I am not coming to visit you. I ain’t sending you magazines. I’m not doing anything for you because I did everything I could for you out here and yet you chose to go in there.
“If you don’t care about me and your father working and putting in time and effort to raise you and be there for you. And we took note of everything you were interested in. And you ended up in there. Then you belong in there. Don’t drop the soap. That is what I told my son.”
The 9-year-old girl, Jamyla Bolden, was shot during a drive-by shooting while doing homework on her mother’s bed last Tuesday.
“Our kids are dying at a young age, at a fast pace, and we as a community have to come together to get this resolved or we are going to lose more kids,” Ferguson Sgt. Dominica Fuller said of the young girl’s death, Fox 2 reported.
Watch Peggy Hubbard’s entire rant below.
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