I'll never forget watching the horrifying cell phone video that was released. July 2016. Watching Alton Sterling take his last few breaths as I hold back the tears. Another black man, murdered at the hands of police. MURDERED. ON VIDEO.
We've heard this before. We've heard this story plenty of times. It keeps happening. It won't stop..and his killers are walking free. They always walk free. His killers won't be charged. I don't know what's more upsetting here...that his killers are walking free, or that I'm not surprised his killers are walking free.
LIVE: Louisiana AG expected to announce decision about potential state criminal charges against two police officers in Alton Sterling case. https://t.co/bm5sv1AWVJ— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 27, 2018
The officer put a gun to Alton Sterling's head and threatened to execute him right then and there.
And he did.
90 seconds later Sterling was murdered. Shot multiple times in the chest and back.
But no charges.
State Attorney General Jeff Landry is saying it was important to note that after the Baton Rouge officer shot Alton Sterling the first 3 times Sterling's hands and right side appeared to be concealed from both officers. Officer Blane Salamoni fired 3 more shots - killing Sterling— Sheba Turk (@ShebaTurk) March 27, 2018
BREAKING: The police officers who shot and killed Alton Sterling in July 2016 will not be charged with any crime, the Louisiana AG said.https://t.co/61nuG9Jsse— AJ+ (@ajplus) March 27, 2018
The family of Alton Sterling says officials put a "killer back on the street", and the fight for justice is not over!
May you rest in peace #AltonSterling and may your family find some kind of peace and karmatic Justice.— Mike Souza (@HTTRGodIsGood) March 27, 2018
To the families who have to struggle with losing loved ones to the ALLOWED hatred and ALLOWED bigotry of SOME police officers...that are supposed to protect their communities! pic.twitter.com/dIFY8OkYkf
We hope Sterling and his family get the justice and closure they so desperately need. This is heart breaking.