Cameron Sterling, the son of Alton Sterling, has been arrested for allegedly raping an 8-year-old boy he was supposed to be babysitting. According to an arrest warrant obtained by The Advocate, when confronted by the boy’s mother, Sterling reportedly didn’t deny an incident occurred while he was watching after the child; he allegedly claimed he’d had […]
The Baton Rouge police officer who shot and killed Alton Sterling has been removed from the force. Baton Rouge Police Department officials have announced that Blane Salamoni has been fired following Sterling’s 2016 shooting death. Bodycam footage of the deadly incident shows Salamoni pulling a gun on Sterling as soon has he arrives to help […]
3/28/18- Between the shocking decision on the Alton Sterling case, Stephon Clark getting shot to death in California and a 16-year-old girl getting body slammed at a grocery store the cry for justice is at an all-time high. Tom, Sybil, and Guy are in awe of just how much injustice can happen in a few […]
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s attorney general has ruled out criminal charges against two white Baton Rouge police officers in the fatal shooting of a black man outside a convenience store. Attorney General Jeff Landry’s decision Tuesday comes nearly 11 months after the Justice Department ruled out federal criminal charges in Alton Sterling’s July […]
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge approved a class-action settlement Friday that awards up to $1,000 in cash to dozens of protesters who claim police violated their civil rights and used excessive force in arresting them after a deadly police shooting in Louisiana. The deal resolves one of several lawsuits against law enforcement […]
One of the most difficult aspects of my job is that so many of you keep informed about incidents of injustice in America that I sincerely struggle to keep up. I write at least one story a day about injustice in America, but that barely scratches the surface of how bad things truly are. I’m […]
Officers pepper sprayed and tasered protesters as they remembered Sterling, who was killed by a White cop one year ago.
The children of Alton Sterling on Tuesday filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the police chief and the officers who shot him, reports NBC News. The move comes after the Department of Justice failed to bring charges against the officers. Sterling, 37, a father of five, was shot six times by Officer Blane […]
Alton Sterling's children claim their father's death was part of a racist pattern of police lethal force against Blacks.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday preliminarily approved a proposed settlement resolving a class action that accuses law enforcement agencies in Louisiana’s capital of violating the constitutional rights of protesters who were arrested after a deadly police shooting. Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson is one of nearly 80 arrested protesters […]
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has decided not to charge two white Baton Rouge police officers in the death of a black man whose fatal shooting was captured on cellphone video, fueling protests in Louisiana’s capital and beyond, The Associated Press has learned. Federal authorities opened a civil rights investigation immediately […]
2016 is a year that will be memorable for many, but in all the wrong ways. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the first reality TV star and the first woman to win the nomination of their respective parties, clashed all year over just about everything. Still, given Trump’s racist rhetoric, the violence at his rallies […]