Toya Graham, who was captured on video smacking her teenage son for participating in a riot in Baltimore, says she was "shocked" to see her son in the crowd.

Graham explained her reaction to CBS News:

She was just doing what comes natural. Ms. Graham was serious, and her son knew it. I understand that mom.

Unfortunately, the media blows it up.

I'm sure she wasn't the only parent in the middle of the street getting her son out. People are criticizing her for using corporal punishment on her child. Media's just eating this up.

Look at how she is swinging at him. This isn't the first time she has gone upside his head. Probably not the worst either. People will criticize everything nowadays. She did what she had to do.