Peggy Hubbard, a St. Louis mother now living in Rockford, Ill., posted a Facebook video rant railing against the #BlackLivesMatter movement last Thursday. The video has since gone viral and blasted the activists for not turning their efforts against combating what seems to be framed as Black-On-Black crimes and instead focusing on police brutality.
The video, which now has over 7 million views, has been shared across various social media platforms. It was sparked by the tragic death of 9-year-old St. Louis girl Jamyla Bolden, who was the victim of a random shooting last Tuesday while she was doing her homework on her mother’s bed.
The six-minute clip was picked up by Chicago-based news outlet WGN and examined some of Hubbard’s criticism in the sometimes-profane video.
Hubbard’s rant came after a 9-year-old girl was shot and killed Tuesday night while doing homework on her mother’s bed.
But on Wednesday night protesters took to the streets to march for an 18-year-old shot and killed by police. Officers said the teen pointed a gun at them, though reports said the teen was shot in the back.
Regardless, Hubbard said the protesters’ message was misguided.
Said Hubbard, “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.”
Added Hubbard, “A little girl is dead. You say black lives matter? Her life mattered. Her dreams mattered. Her future mattered. Her promises mattered. It mattered.”
Nearly 80,000 people have liked the video, with over 300,000 Facebook users sharing the clip. The video appears at the top of the page. A warning: some of the video’s language is offensive.
SOURCE: WGN| PHOTO CREDIT: Getty