"A little girl is dead:" Frustrated mother posts #BlackLivesMatter rant, goes viral on Facebook
Warning: Video contains some offensive language that may not be suitable for some viewers
ROCKFORD, IL -- An Illinois mother is frustrated with the #BlackLivesMatter protesters in St. Louis. Peggy Hubbard is an African-American mother who says there is too much black on black crime.
According to WGN, Hubbard states on her Facebook profile that she is from St. Louis and now lives in Rockford, Illinois. She took to the social media site on Thursday, August 20th to post a six-minute video ranting about #BlackLivesMatter and how protesters are targeting the wrong culprit.
The mother believes the protesters should be standing up for innocent victims killed every night in the streets of St. Louis.
Hubbard's video comes after a 9-year-old girl was shot and killed Tuesday night while doing homework on her mother's bed. Protesters took to the streets on Wednesday to march for an 18-year-old shot and killed by police. Officers say the teen pointed a gun at him.
Hubbard's Facebook video has since gone viral, gaining over 4 million views, 48,000 likes, and 208,000 shares.
This is a transcript of the six-minute video. It has been edited for offensive language.
"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.
You are out there tearing up the neighborhood I grew up in. I was born and raised there by a single mother with eight kids. She raised eight kids by herself and lost one, one. That boy did not listen and died by the gun.
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.
Let me tell you something. I got a kid locked up. Oh yeah, I put him there. I turned him in. Yes I did because I’m a strong black woman. I am a black mother. I told my children that if you (mess) up, if you go to jail, I am not getting you out. You will stay there. You will do the time. I am not coming to visit you. I ain’t sending you magazines. I’m not doing anything for you because I did everything I could for you out here and yet you chose to go in there… If you don’t care about me and your father working and putting in time and effort to raise you and be there for you. And we took note of everything you were interested in. And you ended up in there. Then you belong in there. Don’t drop the soap. That is what I told my son.
You guys need to stop. You’re hollering this black lives matters (stuff). It don’t matter. You’re killing each other. White people don’t care. They don’t care. Save us some tax dollars. I need new parts for my Harley. If you want to die, die. Go ahead and knock yourself out. Your life does not matter. If it doesn’t matter to you then it doesn’t matter to us. That is the truth of the reality. If you don’t care then we don’t care.
Why should we go out and protest for your ass? You broke the law. You’re carrying another stolen gun. You’re yelling “F” the police. “F” you. You’re shooting at the police. Police drops your ass. Poor ‘so and so’ he died due to police brutality. 127 homicides later… Y’all want to holler ‘police brutality’? You’re tearing up communities over thugs and criminals. You’re putting plaques in the ground over somebody who would not stop. He had a chance to stop. How may times is someone going to tell you to stop doing that (stuff) before they do something to you?
Do you think the police are out here for fun? 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 lullaby. No, they’re going to pop a cap in your ass. 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."