Alton Sterling was only the latest to be added to a growing list of at least 558 people killed by police in 2016 alone, and he surely won’t be the last.
Outrage no longer defines the sentiments of the general public in regard to the unwarranted deaths of American citizens by police officers, particularly Black American citizens, and in its most valuable fashion, social media has kept the truth of the matter raw and uncut.
If #AltonSterling had a criminal record, so what? Black respectability isn't the measure of our value. His life mattered. End of discussion.
— Natalie Jones (@NatalieJones777) July 6, 2016
— Denizcan James (@MrFilmkritik) July 6, 2016
Yesterday: "land of the Free, home of the Brave"
Today: #AltonSterling executed while cuffed for selling CD's on the street
— ️المنصور (@itsthemans) July 6, 2016
— Olivia A. Cole (@RantingOwl) July 6, 2016
— DL Hughley (@RealDLHughley) July 6, 2016
— Fusion (@Fusion) July 6, 2016
When Police Officers kill black men repeatedly and walk free, that's institutional racism. The institution protects them. #AltonSterling
— Dr Dipo Awojide (@OgbeniDipo) July 6, 2016