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Local moms react to video of mother slapping son for rioting

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Multiple St. Louis area mothers spoke to News 4 about the video of the mother slapping her son for participating in unrest.

Many mothers who spoke to News 4 did not want to be identified bust said they all agree that violence is the wrong way to create positive change.

“As a mom of two black boys, I'm just 100 percent honest, I fear for them,” said mother Kenyatta Patrick.

Patrick told News 4 she is afraid her child could be the next Michael Brown or Freddie Gray, two young black men who were involved in fatal incidents with police.

“I preach to them, I pray over them and I have asked them just to think things through,” said Patrick.

Patrick said she is not agreeing or disagreeing with the mother's actions but said the mother felt afraid for her son.

Others who spoke to News 4 said the mother in the video did the right thing, but others think she should have disciplined her son in a different way.

“I don't think that mom should have done that, she should have pulled her son aside and handled that when she got home,” said one mother.

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