Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry declined to criminally charge the two white Baton Rouge police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old black man, in July 2016 outside a convenience store, according to Sterling’s family. Veda Washington-Abusaleh, Sterling’s aunt, confirmed that Landry will announce Tuesday he will not charge the officers. The family met with Landry at his office ahead of a 10 a.m. news conference to announce his decision.
Landry’s holding a press conference right now; the thrust of his excuses are as follows: because Sterling was resisting arrest, the cop experienced subjective fear, and someone said there might be a gun, it was ok to “incapacitate Mr. Sterling” by shooting him in the back while pinned on the ground. (Video later proved that Sterling didn’t reach for the concealed gun he owned)
• If they’re afraid, they can kill you.
• If you resist arrest, they can kill you.
• If someone says there’s a gun, they can kill you.
• Guns are for whites.
Leaked footage of a police officer repeatedly punching a pedestrian led to charges for Christopher Hickman, the Asheville, NC cop who also lost his job after the attack on August 24 last year. Hickman claimed that Johnnie Jermaine Rush was jaywalking and had assaulted him when challenged, but bodycam video showed a more sinister incident […]
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Whether you were an avid collector back in the day or simply inherited a collection from your parents’ mixtapes, you likely have a stash of cassettes you’re hanging on to for nostalgia’s sake. And, while your taste in music might last for years to come, those cassettes likely won’t have the same longevity. Luckily, this Audio […]