By Harold Bell
In Baltimore the murder of Freddy Gray by city police has led to riots following the funeral of Gray. The leadership leading up to the mass confusion (finger pointing) and riots as in Washington, DC, Ferguson and North Charleston are similar in style—no substance. The blind continues to lead the blind.
Children had taken over the streets in Baltimore and some black adults are condemning their behavior—I wonder why?
These children did not come out of their mother’s womb with aka47s, selling drugs, using the N word, wearing their pants down below their knees, looting and burning mom and pop businesses to the ground. This is all learned behavior–taught by us.
The exceptions are the moms like we seen in Baltimore. “The Baltimore Mom,” Toya Graham, took to the streets to save her male child. The video went viral and shows how flawed this system really is when it comes to controlling the behavior of today’s black children. And you want to know what is wrong with our children–take a look in the mirror.
According to today’s rules our children like the young boy seen on the video taking the Floyd Mayweather left jabs and right hooks from his mom, he would be an abused child in the eyes of today’s laws. He could have called 911 and had his mother arrested for child abuse—are you kidding me?
This is exactly where we lost our children to the streets. Parents like the “The Baltimore Mom,” she is trying to raise her children like she was raised but she is now seen as a criminal in a flawed law enforcement and court system.
The Baltimore Police Chief Anthony Batts said, “I wish we had more parents like her,” but the truth be told in normal circumstances a 911 call from her son, she would have been arrested by members of his department.
Harold Bell is the Godfather of Sports Talk radio and television in Washington, DC. Throughout the mid-sixties, seventies and eighties, Harold embarked upon a relatively new medium–sports talk radio with classic interviews with athletes and sports celebrities. The show and format became wildly popular. Harold has been an active force fighting for the rights of children for over 40 years with the help of his wife through their charity Kids In Trouble, Inc. To learn more about Harold Bell visit his official web site The Original Inside Sports.com.