Breaking News: The assassination of Alton Sterling

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Alton Sterling, aka the local CD man was continuing on his day on Tuesday at just after midnight (12:35 am)  in Baton Rouge, Louisiana then this happens: as a precaution I have to warn you the video is unsettling as well as it tells a tragic story. The video of Sterling’s fatal shooting — by two police officers seen holding him to the ground — has sparked immediate protests and outrage, along with comparisons between Sterling and other black men who were killed on camera by cops, such as Eric Garner, Laquan McDonald and Tamir Rice. 
 
Here are a few details about the developing case taken from various news agencies:
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Sterling, 37, was a father of five children, his sister Mignon Chambers told WAFB.Few details were known early Wednesday about Sterling’s life, and some circumstances of his death remained unclear. An anonymous 911 caller and an officer in the video said Sterling was carrying a gun and threatened someone before he was killed outside the Triple S Food Mart.

However, store owner Abdullah Muflahi told CNN that he never saw Sterling get into a confrontation, Tuesday night or otherwise.

According Journalist Sean King: We’ve seen a lot of police brutality these past few years, but seeing the police first tackle and manhandle Alton Sterling, mount him like a UFC fighter, then pull their guns out and shoot him repeatedly at point-blank range, killing him right there in front of his local convenience store where he was known as the “CD Man,” was equal parts devastating, infuriating, heartbreaking, maddening and overwhelming.

It’s sad that another family has to experience a murder of their loved one, and once again the reaction from police results in murder. Where are the body cameras, why did it take a shooting when Alton was ready tased? Just the same as in my son Tamir’s Rice case-we are still fighting for justice from the Federal Government, this is the ultimate tragedy. Why should we have to fight for human life? Period!

                                                                                             Samaria Rice, Mother of Tamir Rice

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The shooting of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old African American boy, occurred on November 22, 2014, in Cleveland, Ohio. Two police officers, 26-year-old Timothy Loehmann and 46-year-old Frank Garmback

I have seen the video, and as a Civil Rights Leader-I have concerns, to the extent that I will assist the family in their fight. Freedom and human life must be first. Our lives must begin to matter. Up until this point I’m not sure young black lives have mattered!

More details to come…

Love, and Peace-Pastor Gregg L Greer

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4 thoughts on “Breaking News: The assassination of Alton Sterling

    alexmsalazar said:
    July 6, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    Keep up the good fight my brave brother. Louisiana is one of those strange states still living in the past. Let me know if you go down. I may join you friend.

      oneworld01 responded:
      July 6, 2016 at 4:58 pm

      You know I will! Alex!

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    MARGEY JUNE GANGSTAD said:
    July 7, 2016 at 12:30 am

    I LIVE NEXT DOOR TO A NEIGHBOR THAT HAS BEEN HARASSING ME FOR 16 YEARS, HE HAS TRIED TO KILL ME ONCE WITH A BALLBEARING IT HIT ME IN THE FACE AND ANOTHER TIME PUSHED ME FROM BEHIND ON MY OWN PROPERTY THAT IS AS GOOD AS TRYING TO KILL ME AGAIN. I HAVE MANY INTRENAL INJURIES AND PTSD NOW AND AM NOT ABLE TO DO ANYTHING I USED TO DO. THE SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT IS USELESS, THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY IS USELESS AND THE JUDGES LOOK THE OTHER WAY. THEY CALL ALL THEIR OWN SHOTS AND MAKE THEIR OWN RULES. I AM NOW 80 YEARS AND THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON SINCE I WAS IN MY 60″S THEIR RULES HAVE LEFT ME WITH POSSIBLY MONTHES OR A YEAR TO LIVE. PLEASE HELP ME BEFORE I DIE…BIG RAPIDS SHERIFFS DEPARTMENE

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