Ferguson grandmother critiques Black Lives Matter, says group is defending a ‘thug’

WATCH ABOVE: Peggy Hubbard’s rant about Black Lives Matter activists has been viewed over 7 million times since it was uploaded to Facebook late last week. 

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Over seven million people have viewed Peggy Hubbard’s six-minute long video in which she critiques a portion of the Black Lives Matter movement after it protested the killing of a young black man but not the death of a 9-year-old girl killed by a stray bullet.

Hubbard, a Ferguson, Missouri grandmother and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, posted the video on Thursday with the short abstract “From my heart!”

In it, she laments the fact Black Lives Matters activists protested the police-involved killing of Mansur Ball-Bey during an attempted arrest in St. Louis. The 18-year-old teen was shot in the back, according to the local medical examiner, while officers attempted to serve a search warrant. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Ball-Bey pointed a gun at officers prior to being shot.

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“They went to execute a warrant for arrest for a very, very bad guy,” Hubbard said in the video. “Within the same time frame, news broke out about a nine-year-old girl in Ferguson who died in a drive-by shooting, in her room, doing her homework. She dies by a stray bullet to the chest.”

“Last night, who do you think they protested for? The thug. The criminal. Because they’re hollering police brutality, are you f—ing kidding me? Police brutality? How about black brutality?”

Black Lives Matter is a political movement borne out of a spate of police-involved deaths of young black men in the United States: Most notably, the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson and Freddie Gray in Baltimore, which sparked widespread, sometimes violent, protests.

Hubbard suggested the movement should focus on problems within its own community rather than strictly police brutality.

“You want to be upset about black lives? You want to be upset about police brutality? There is real police brutality out there, I’ll give you that,” Hubbard concedes.

“But night after night after night, on channel 4, channel 2, channel 5, channel 30, channel 11, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, murder, murder, murder, murder, black on black murder. But yet you a–holes are out there tearing up your own s–t… for a criminal, for a thug?”


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