Two Baton Rouge, Louisiana officers will not be charged in the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling, according to The New York Times.
Officers Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II, will again serve as the face of a criminal justice system that chronically declines to prosecute law enforcement after police-involved shootings.
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced the decision on Tuesday morning, sealing the fate of the investigation just 11 months after the Department of Justice also failed to bring charges in Sterling’s death.
“The Louisiana Department of Justice cannot proceed with a prosecution,” Landry said to a pool gathered to hear the decision.
Sterling was shot and killed shooting on July 5, 2016 after police were called to the Triple S Food Mart to investigate reports that a black man in a red shirt was threatening customers. Once officers arrived a confrontation ensued, leaving Sterling dead. The shooting capture on cell phone video rocked the nation, as the subsequent tragic shooting of Philando Castile in Minnesota, followed just one day later.
The decision, although expected, serves a gut punching blow after the recent shooting death of Stephon Clark, an unarmed man who was fatally gunned down by police in Sacramento, California.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated when more information is available.
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We saw the video. Race and racism dirty the lens for many. #AltonSterling was a victim of gun violence, state-sanctioned & rooted in a 2nd amendment written to exclude and execute him. America, we have a hundreds of years-old problem. But we still have a choice. #mlk50forward
SOURCE: The New York Times
Celebrities React To The Shooting Death Of Alton Sterling By Police
1. The world is outraged after a video surfaced on Tuesday night of a Baton Rouge, Louisiana police officer shooting and killing an unarmed Black man who was selling CDs outside of a Food Mart. Sterling was shot multiple times in the chest and back and died immediately.Source: 1 of 19
2. Zendaya was one of the first celebs to react on social media.Source: 2 of 19
3. Diggy Simmons shared his feelings on Twitter.Source: 3 of 19
4. Wiz Khalifa has a message for the people.Source: 4 of 19
5. NBA star John Wall simply tweeted Sterling’s name.Source: 5 of 19
6. D.L Hughley spoke out on cops wearing body cams.Source: 6 of 19
7. Justin Timberlake pleaded for the killings to stopSource: 7 of 19
8. He continued.Source: 8 of 19
9. Iggy Azalea tweeted for justiceSource: 9 of 19
10. Nick Jonas shared his thoughtsSource: 10 of 19
11. Activist Deray Mckesson shared his disbelief.Source: 11 of 19
12. Samira Wiley wants the media to “Say His Name.”Source: 12 of 19
13. Karrueche shared her condolences.Source: 13 of 19
14. Amy Schumer sent her love.Source: 14 of 19
15. NBA star Jeremy Lin expressed his frustration.Source: 15 of 19
16. Angie Martinez expressed her shock.Source: 16 of 19
17. Bernie Sanders suggests a solutionSource: 17 of 19
18. Tyler James Williams shared his thoughtsSource: 18 of 19
19. Busta Rhymes vented on Instagram.Source: 19 of 19
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