A few days ago, a mother from St. Louis, Missouri posted a plea to violent #BlackLivesMatter protesters on Facebook. That video is making international news -- and she has now released a new followup video.
(ORIGINAL VIDEO -- LANGUAGE WARNING:)
Peggy Hubbard was angry because those same protesters were nowhere to be seen after a nine-year-old Ferguson girl was shot and killed by a stray bullet while doing her homework, in another instance of "black on black violence."
As reported at The Blaze:
You say black lives matter?” she asked before bringing the little girl back into the argument. “Her life mattered. Her dreams mattered. Her future mattered. Her promises mattered. It mattered.”
Noting how she turned in her own son who’s now doing time, Hubbard defended police who are a main target of the Black Lives Matter movement.
“Do you think the police are out here for fun?” she asked. ‘Do you think they’re out here for games? They’re not going to tuck you in. They’re not going to give you a cookie and sing you a lullabye. No, they’re gonna pop a cap in your a**. You shoot at them and they’re going to shoot at you … If you try to kill them, their job is serve and protect, not serve and die.”
Talking about the stream of often violent protests after the death of Michael Brown and other African-Americans shot by police, Hubbard added:
Last night, who do you think they protested for? The thug. The criminal. Because they’re hollering police brutality. Are you f***ing kidding me? Police brutality? How about black brutality. You black people, my black people, you are the most violent motherf***ers I have ever seen in my life. A little girl is dead. (...)
Yet you trifling motherf***ers are out there tearing up the neighborhood I grew up in.
Hubbard has now posted a new video on Facebook.
She apologizes for using profanities in the first one, but says that otherwise she will not alter her message: That "all lives matter."
According to The Atlantic:
She had thousands praising and excoriating her. “I had a lot of positive feedback from a lot of people from my black community to keep going,” she wrote in a follow-up post. “I also had a lot of negative feedback from people in black communities.”
On Saturday, after more reflection, she posted a new video. She began by apologizing for her profane language.
“That is not me,” she said, explaining that she was very upset “because of the deterioration of our society and our neighborhoods, and losing that little girl. As a mother, as a wife, as a grandmother… I have a grandchild that age, and it broke my heart, because what if it was mine?”
She pledged to refrain from profane language going forward––and said she has no intention of shutting up.
“Given all the comments I received, black and white, saying, ‘Don’t stop, we need your voice,’ I’m going to keep going,” she said. “This is not a race issue. It never has been a racial issue... This is about accountability and responsibility... Last night we had another homicide… and we’re saying black lives matter. Black lives matter, white lives matter, Asian lives matter, Hispanic lives matter, Lithuanian lives matter, Russian lives matter, life in general matters… but it’s never gonna get better until we admit that we have a problem in our community.”
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