‘Mom of the year’: Woman praised for smacking rioting son in Baltimore

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BALTIMORE, Md. -- A woman in Baltimore is being praised for what she did after she spotted her son taking part in the rioting in the streets of Baltimore.

A news crew from WMAR videotaped her berating her son for taking part in the violence.

The woman can be seen repeatedly slapping her son and yelling at him. The woman was reportedly watching TV when she saw her son throwing rocks at police. She recognized him even though he was wearing a black face mask.

The woman got the attention of Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Watts.

"If you saw on one scene, you had one mother who grabbed her child who had a hood on his head and she started smacking him on the head because she was so embarrassed," Watts said. "I wish I had more parents that took charge of their kids out there tonight."

Fox News contributor Charles Payne called the woman "Mom of the year" in a tweet. It was retweeted dozens of times and favorited by more than 100 people.

Mom of the year in Baltimore...my mother would have did same thing...https://t.co/vjxpD7hNwq

— Charles V Payne (@cvpayne) April 28, 2015