Baltimore ‘mother-of-the-year’ goes viral after…

Meet the mom who slapped her son to get him away from Baltimore rioters. CNN’s Jeanne Moos reports on tough love that melted hearts.


Monday’s riots in Baltimore offered a powerful warning about what lies ahead for many countries around the world not just for America if its epidemic of inequality continues. We have seen the same in South Africa “brother against brother” through xenophobic violence. Over 300 people were arrested there. What is going on? But will we understand the message in the chaos? Are countries around the world not just inner city America doing enough?

“A riot is the language of the unheard,” the Rev. Martin Luther King said. What gets lost in translation is the logic that motivates rioters, whose inability to articulate their frustration finds expression in rocks thrown at police, looting neighborhood stores and setting fires. To outside observers, these actions appear irrational and self-defeating, writes David Cay Johnston.

Read more >>> The Cry of the Dispossessed in Baltimore




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