Veteran WMAR photojournalist Manny Locke was in the middle of a covering the unfolding riots in Baltimore when he noticed a woman plowing through the crowd then yelling and slapping one of the masked hooded young men in the street. Locke kept rolling as it became clear the woman was the young man’s mother. Here’s the video, which is laced with swearing.
WMAR reported the mother could be heard saying that she had spotted her son live on TV participating in the riots. WMAR News Director Kelly Groft told me that journalists from everywhere have been scouring Baltimore Tuesday to find the mother.
“This is a story that people have connected with,” Groft told me. “It is, I think, what a lot of people wanted to see parents doing last night.”