Alton Sterling Is The 558th Person Murdered By Cops In 2016
Last night Baton Rouge police gunned down an unarmed Black man for no real discernible reason. This time, the murder took place outside a Louisiana convenience store, where 37-year-old Alton Sterling was selling CDs near the front of the store.
According to Destiny Connect, Sterling is the 558th person killed by cops this year:
150 people took to the streets of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Tuesday following the murder of Alton Sterling by police officers in the US.
Sterling has become the 558th person to be killed by cops in the US, according to data from the Guardian. He is the 135th black person to be killed by cops, based on the same data.
According to reports, Sterling was shot outside a convenience store where he was selling CDs.
It is unclear why the cops decided to shoot him. Greys Anatomy actor Jesse Williams recently came under fire after he spoke out about the killings of black Americans by white cops.
Some angry fans asked for the actor to be fired from the show for raising awareness about #blacklivesmatter.
During his moving speech at the BET awards on 26 June, Williams spoke about how white cops were killing black people and not even feeling any remorse for it.
“Now what we’ve been doing is looking at the data and we know that police somehow manage to de-escalate, disarm and not kill white people everyday. So what’s gonna happen is that we are going to have equal rights and justice in our country, or we will restructure their function and ours,” he said.
Stop killing us!!!!!!!!!!!!!