Peggy Hubbard vented her frustration with the Black Lives Matter movement in a YouTube video after a young girl was killed in a shooting in Ferguson, and now the impassioned plea is going viral.
Hubbard, a mother from St. Louis, used the video to call out protesters who have taken up the cause of young men killed by police, including an 18-year-old who recently shot at police and was subsequently killed. In the video, Hubbard said the activists are marching for the wrong people, ignoring the innocent people who have been caught up in black-on-black crime in the city.
Her plea came after 9-year-old Jamyla Bolden was shot and killed in Ferguson after a gunman opened fire on her parents’ home. As Fox 2 Now reported, the girl’s mother was also hurt in the shooting.
The girl was killed two blocks from the place where teenager Michael Brown was killed by police last year, setting off weeks of protests in the city. But Bolden’s killing has not sparked the same kind of outrage that Brown’s death did, something that bothered Peggy Hubbard.
In a six-minute video posted this week, Hubbard called out protesters for ignoring one side of the violence plaguing the black community.
She said (via KFOR):
“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.”
“A little girl is dead. You say black lives matter? Her life mattered. Her dreams mattered. Her future mattered. Her promises mattered. It mattered.”
Hubbard went on to say that she was raised by a single mother with eight kids, including one who died in a shooting. She said that police mistreatment of black men is only one part of the problem.
“You want to be upset about black lives? You want to be upset about police brutality? There is police brutality out there. I will give you that. But night, after night, after night on Channel 4, Channel 2, Channel 5, Channel 30, Channel 11 and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: murder, murder, murder, murder. Black on black murder.”
“Yet you tear up other people’s (stuff) for a criminal, a thug. Bailing out criminals and thugs.”
The pleas found a big audience. Since being posted on Thursday, the video calling out Black Lives Matter protesters in Ferguson has more than five million views in total. The full video can be found here.
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