Alton Sterling’s murder sparks outage in Hip-Hop, Hollywood, and social media

REST IN PEACE..

 
The unjustifiable murder of 37-year-old Alton Sterling at the hands of several white police officers has sparked protests and outrage throughout the African American community.  

 
On July 5, police reportedly responded to an anonymous call claiming Alton was carrying a firearm while selling CDs and DVDs outside the Triple-S Food Mart in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

 
Shortly after the two uniformed officers arrived on the scene, one of the officer mercilessly wrestled the father of five to the ground and shot him six times as he lay pinned to the pavement, according to video captured by a bystander..

 
In the wake of Alton’s untimely death, heavy-hearted Hip-Hop and Hollywood honcho, as well as the general public, have taken to social media with their reactions to the heinous crime of murder that was inflicted on a member of their community yet again. 

 
CHECK OUT THE RESPONSE…

 

Executed this man about selling bootleg DVDs! Smh it's only gone get worst! They don't care about us!

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All we gone do is repost it & type "SMH" over & over again huh ?? Then we gone put #JusticeForAltonSterling & #BlackLivesMatter hashtags on Instagram & pretend that's us taking action huh ??? What happened to the generation of people who stood together, held hands & took to the streets peacefully or violently if it had to come to that & wouldn't move or be detoured from that stance until real results were handed over to us ?!?!? Huh ??? WTF is wrong with us these days that we will sit here & watch a video of yet another innocent man shot & killed in cold blood by police officers in this country ?!?!? WTF is wrong with ME, YOU & everyone else who will watch the video & read this caption & DO NOTHING until it happens again… Then what we gone do ?? The same shit we been doing… Hashtag #JUSTICEFOR[insert name here__________] & #BLACKLIVESMATTER when it really seems that they don't at all… & if #BLACKLIVES don't even matter to #BLACKPEOPLE why the fuck would they matter to anyone else ?!?!?!? What on earth is wrong with US ?!?!?!? But lemme stop so we can get back to turning up, dab'n & hittin "them folks" while this man lay dead in a county morgue for selling some fucking CD's & asking what he was being detained for ?!!?!?!?!? NAW, fuck this……. WE AINT HAVIN THIS SHIT NO MORE !!!!!!!!!!! #THETIMETOFIGHTBACKISNOW !!!!! #MartinLutherKing got shot on a fuckin balcony because he wasn't scared to stand up for our parents, grandparents & US…. The reason our black asses can even do 1/2 the shit we do is because that man sacrificed his life along with many others so we could….. & we ain't even got enough heart to stand together as a RACE & pay them back !!!! #IMNOTSCARED #FAKECARINGASSGENERATION #WHOELSEOUTTHEREGONEFAKECARE ??? #WEAINTGONEDOSHITBUTREPOSTANDHASHTAG #SCARYASSRACE #AMERICAREMOVED

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Sterling is the 558th person to be killed by police, according to the Guardian. 

 
Today, Alton’s wife and 15-year-old son appeared at a press conference during which the teenager broke down in tears as his mother spoke eloquently about their family’s loss and said, “as a mother I have now been forced to raise a son who is going to remember what happened to his father…I hurt more for him and his loss.”

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RIP.. 

BLACK LIVES MATTER…

 
THOUGHTS? 

By : Asia Grace

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