In a large and uncontrolled event such as a war or a riot, there's often a strong tendency for us to not focus on personal stories. This wide-angle view makes it easier to psychologically tolerate negative events. Toya Graham has for many - particularly parents - profoundly altered this news lens. After seeing her son throwing rocks at police on TV during the riots yesterday in Baltimore, she tracked him down (despite him wearing a black ski mask), physically grabbed him - and chased him home while smacking him multiple times. Graham was praised by Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts.
Ms. Graham is a mother of six and an assistant manager at an alcohol and drug treatment center. Shocked and angry at what she saw her son doing, she said, "That's my only son and at the end of the day, I don't want him to be a Freddie Gray." She added, "Is he a perfect boy? No he's not. But he's mine."
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