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#RIP Alton Sterling & Philando Castile (NSFW)

#RIP Alton Sterling & Philando Castile (NSFW)

It seems like there are few answers left for Black folks, as far as police are concerned. Police brutality is the reason the Black Panthers came into the existence in the 60’s, so this has been a problem for longer than some of us have been alive. However, there was a dark hope that the advent camera phones and social media would amplify dirty police officers assaulting/killing people who posed no immediate threat. Nevertheless, the best that has come out of all of the demonstrating and action taken following the killings of Eric Garner in Staten Island and young Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO, is some police departments wear body cameras.

Two incidents transpired this week showing the world that police in the United States are out of control and don’t plan on getting under control any time soon. They are the slayings of Alton Sterling as he sold CD’s in Baton Rouge, LA and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, MN, in his car as his girl and her daughter watched in horror. In Alton’s case, the officers involved claim that their body cameras fell off (figures).

While for some, it may be traumatizing to watch these videos over and over again, it is still important that the reality of the situation sets in. Watch at your own discretion and lift up the names of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. ALWAYS remember that #BlackLivesMatter.

Alton Sterling:


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Philando Castile:

Read here about some cases that show that White lives are more valuable than Black lives to the state.

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