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Baltimore mom wakes up a hero to many after knocking sense into son during riot

The Baltimore mother who walloped her teenage son for being among the rioters earlier this week has become the darling of the Internet.

That was not what Toya Graham had in mind. All the single mother of six was thinking about was her son going against her wishes and putting himself in harm’s way.

Instead, a video of her bum-rushing the kid, complete with head smacking, went viral.

“To see my son come across the street with a rock in his hand, I just lost it,” Graham told “CBS This Morning” on Wednesday.

The funeral of a 25-year-old black man, Freddie Gray, who suffered fatal injuries while in Baltimore police custody,
triggered protests, which led to riots