Baton Rouge Police officer shoots and kills an innocent unarmed black man. The man named Alton Sterling who was 37- years old and was minding his own business when he was approached by two cops who within a few minutes of approaching him, they threw him to the ground and started roughing him up.
Officers have a bad habit of yelling, “Put it down, “He’s got a gun, or “Get your hands off my gun” when clearly the alleged suspect is not touching their guns. This is a tactic that many of them use so when they harm or kill an individual, they can use this to justify their action.
Per The Advocate, Around 12:35 a.m., Baton Rouge police responded to the Triple S Food Mart at 2112 N. Foster Drive after an anonymous caller indicated that a man in a red shirt who was selling CDs outside the store he allegedly pointed a gun at someone, telling them to leave the property, Baton Rouge Police Department spokesman Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said.
East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner William “Beau” Clark said the initial results of an autopsy performed Tuesday show Sterling died due to a homicide and suffered multiple — meaning more than two — gunshot wounds to the chest and back.
“They shot him?” says a man close to the microphone, “Yes!” a crying woman replies.
The cop’s in this case are saying he had a gun and witnesses are saying otherwise. Not only is this despicable, it is far too common and the end result is always the same, NOT GUILTY!!!
Eric Garner gets killed for selling loose cigarettes and Alton Sterling gets killed for selling CD’s when does this end?
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