“You say black lives matter?” – Mother’s Facebook rant goes viral

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ST. LOUIS — A video posted on Facebook by a mother who is frustrated with the #BlackLivesMatter movement has gone viral.

Peggy Hubbard uploaded her video on Thursday and as of Monday morning, the video had more than 7 million views.

In the video Hubbard criticizes  protesters who she says are protesting for the wrong people and wrong reasons. In her rant Hubbard highlights that a  nine-year-old girl was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting on Tuesday while doing homework in her mother’s room, but instead of protesting her death, people protested the death of an 18-year-old who police shot and killed after he allegedly pointed a gun at officer, KTVI reports.

Hubbard says in the caption that the video is from her heart.

This is a transcript of the six-minute video posted on her Facebook account. The transcript 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 you? 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 you. 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 lullabye. No… 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.