To the Huffington Post, "unarmed" means only one gun


Locutus
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A graphic video shows a Baton Rouge police officer shooting and killing Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old black man who was selling CDs in front of a convenience store early Tuesday morning.

The video appears to have been shot by a witness to the incident.

The Baton Rouge Police Department has not provided many details on what happened between the officers and Sterling or what caused the officer to pull his firearm, according to The New Orleans Advocate. Investigators are still working to find out what caused the incident to escalate.

WAFB-TV, a local station, reports that Sterling was selling CDs in front of a Triple S Food Mart. According to the station, the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office says Sterling was shot in the chest and back multiple times.

Baton Rouge Police said the shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. after officers were called to the scene following reports of a man carrying a gun, threatening others and selling CDs in front of the store.

Warning: This video contains graphic content.


Graphic Video Shows Baton Rouge Police Shooting Alton Sterling


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gXgxkZ1Zkw


h/t https://twitter.com/Nero/status/750759858996060160


#lamestreammedia
 
eh1eh
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I want to know why he didn't protect himself with his gun. According to the NRA if everyone is armed then it will stop gun violence. I just don't see how this could have happened. He should be safe and sound. What went wrong NRA?
 
Mowich
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Quote: Originally Posted by Locutus View Post



A graphic video shows a Baton Rouge police officer shooting and killing Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old black man who was selling CDs in front of a convenience store early Tuesday morning.

The video appears to have been shot by a witness to the incident.

The Baton Rouge Police Department has not provided many details on what happened between the officers and Sterling or what caused the officer to pull his firearm, according to The New Orleans Advocate. Investigators are still working to find out what caused the incident to escalate.

WAFB-TV, a local station, reports that Sterling was selling CDs in front of a Triple S Food Mart. According to the station, the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office says Sterling was shot in the chest and back multiple times.

Baton Rouge Police said the shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. after officers were called to the scene following reports of a man carrying a gun, threatening others and selling CDs in front of the store.

Warning: This video contains graphic content.


Graphic Video Shows Baton Rouge Police Shooting Alton Sterling


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gXgxkZ1Zkw


h/t https://twitter.com/Nero/status/750759858996060160


Quote:

#lamestreammedia

Indeed.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by eh1eh View Post

I want to know why he didn't protect himself with his gun. According to the NRA if everyone is armed then it will stop gun violence. I just don't see how this could have happened. He should be safe and sound. What went wrong NRA?

duh.
 
spaminator
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U.S. Justice Dept. opens investigation into fatal police shooting of black man in Louisiana
Sterling 'looks like a man that was actually fighting for his life': Family attorney
Mike Kunzelman And Melinda Deslatte, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
First posted: Wednesday, July 06, 2016 08:33 AM EDT | Updated: Wednesday, July 06, 2016 10:36 PM EDT
BATON ROUGE, La. -- In a swift move by authorities to keep tensions from boiling over, the U.S. Justice Department launched a civil rights investigation Wednesday into the video-recorded killing of a black man who was shot as he scuffled with two white police officers on the pavement outside a convenience store.
A law enforcement official said a gun was taken from 37-year-old Alton Sterling after he was killed early Tuesday in the parking lot where he regularly sold homemade music CDs from a folding table. The official was not authorized to discuss the investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity.
It was not clear from the murky cellphone footage whether Sterling had the gun in his hand or was reaching for it when he was shot. A witness said he saw police pull a gun from Sterling's pocket after the shooting.
The shooting in the Louisiana capital -- and shocking videos that found their way all over the internet -- set off angry protests in the city's black community and brought calls for an outside investigation. It came at a time when law enforcement officers across the country are under close scrutiny over what some see as indiscriminate use of deadly force against blacks.
Moving quickly just one day after the shooting, Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards asked the Justice Department to take the lead in the investigation.
"I have very serious concerns. The video is disturbing, to say the least," the governor said at a news conference.
Edwards also met with black community leaders to reassure them about the investigation and to ask their help in keeping protests peaceful. He expressed hope that once the community sees that the shooting is "going to be investigated impartially, professionally and thoroughly" by the Justice Department, "the tensions will ease."
In a statement, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called the shooting a tragedy and said trust between police and the communities they serve needs to be rebuilt.
"Something is profoundly wrong when so many Americans have reason to believe that our country doesn't consider them as precious as others because of the colour of their skin," Clinton said.
Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie Jr. said that Sterling was armed -- Dabadie didn't specify the type of weapon -- but that there are still questions about what happened.
"Like you, there is a lot that we do not understand. And at this point, like you, I am demanding answers," Dabadie said, calling the shooting a "horrible tragedy."
Sterling was confronted by police after an anonymous caller reported being threatened by someone with gun outside the store, authorities said.
In the cellphone video taken by a community activist and posted online, one of the officers tackled Sterling, and the two officers pinned him to the pavement.
Someone yelled, "He's got a gun! Gun!" and one officer pulled his weapon from his holster. After some shouting, what sounded like a gunshot could be heard. The camera pulled away before more shots were heard.
Editor's Note: The following video, which purportedly shows the killing of Alton Sterling, contains graphic content and strong language.
The officers, identified by the chief as Blane Salamoni, a four-year member of the department, and Howie Lake II, who has been on the force for three years, were placed on administrative leave, standard department procedure.
Lake was involved in another police shooting in December 2014. He told detectives investigating that shooting that he fired six or seven times when a suspect refused to drop his gun, threatened to kill himself and pointed his revolver at officers. The man was wounded by police.
In the shooting Tuesday, authorities would not say whether one or both officers fired their weapons or how many times.
The store owner, Abdullah Muflahi, released a video that he said he shot from a slightly different angle. He said Sterling was not holding a gun during the shooting but that he saw officers remove one from his pocket afterward. His video shows an officer reaching into Sterling's pocket to grab an object.
Muflahi said an officer fired four to six shots into Sterling's chest.
Hundreds protested Tuesday night, and demonstrators gathered again Wednesday. A vigil Wednesday evening drew hundreds of mourners singing, praying and calling for justice.
Quinyetta McMillon, the mother of Sterling's teenage son, trembled as she read a statement outside City Hall, where a few dozen protesters and community leaders had assembled. Her son, Cameron, 15, broke down in tears and was led away sobbing as his mother spoke.
She described Sterling as "a man who simply tried to earn a living to take care of his children.
"The individuals involved in his murder took away a man with children who depended upon their daddy on a daily basis," she said.
A cousin of Sterling's, Sharida Sterling, said he had been selling music there for about six years, often lugging his box of CDs, table and folding chair on two buses to get to the store.
Sharida Sterling said that the store management never had any problems with him but that he was often harassed by police -- she suspected because he was black and a "big guy."
"I don't want them to get away with a slap on the wrist because it could happen to somebody else's brother," she said.
In announcing the Justice Department investigation, the governor was accompanied by black Democrats from Baton Rouge who praised him and others for quickly asking the federal government to get involved.
"We know there's going to be an external investigation. I think it makes all the difference in the world," said state Sen. Regina Barrow.
Baton Rouge, a city of about 229,000, is 54% black, according to census data, and more than 25% of its people live in poverty.
Police said they have dash-cam video, bodycam video and store surveillance footage of the shooting that will be turned over to the Justice Department.
But Lt. Jonny Dunnam said the bodycam footage may not be as good as investigators hoped for because the cameras became dislodged during the scuffle.
That raises serious questions, said Marjorie Esman, executive director of the Louisiana ACLU. "Right when they're needed most is when two of them malfunction in the same way," she said.
The Justice Department will look into whether the officers willfully violated Sterling's civil rights through the use of unreasonable or excessive force.
Similar investigations, which often take many months, were opened after Michael Brown's shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, and following Eric Garner's chokehold death in New York City.
Federal investigators must meet a high legal burden to bring a civil rights prosecution, establishing that an officer knowingly used unreasonable force under the circumstances and did not simply make a mistake or use poor judgment.
The man who claimed to have shot the first cellphone footage to circulate, Arthur Reed, said his company, Stop the Killing Inc., makes documentary-style videos about killings in Baton Rouge.
"We look at ourselves as being a service to the community," Reed said.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn-fYQRTjP4
U.S. Justice Dept. opens investigation into fatal police shooting of black man i
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Cops respond by shooting one in Minnesota.
 
mentalfloss
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Falcon Heights shooting: Woman livestreams aftermath - CNN.com
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Falcon Heights shooting: Woman livestreams aftermath - CNN.com

Kinda funny watching that woman calling out to Jesus to save her boyfriend, then terrified for her daughter at the same time she was terrified for herself, guns pointed at her from all directions, including one wielded by the man who'd just killed her boyfriend.

Almost like she was a real person or something.

It'll make great porn for our Real American/Old Stock Canadian contingent.
 
Locutus
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#truthmatters
 
spaminator
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Mischa Barton wears bikini to pay tribute to man shot dead by cop
WENN.com
First posted: Thursday, July 07, 2016 06:18 PM EDT | Updated: Thursday, July 07, 2016 06:35 PM EDT
Actress Mischa Barton has been blasted for posting a shot of herself posing on a yacht while paying tribute to a man killed by a police officer in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The former The O.C. star took to social media on Thursday, to offer up her thoughts about the death of Alton Sterling, who was fatally shot on Tuesday, but her post was met with major criticism, thanks to the photo she chose to add to her comments.
She wrote: “I’m truly heart broken to watch videos like the #altonsterling execution. This may have been going on forever in the United States but thank god the pigs get caught on camera now.
“Its (sic) unthinkable and an embarrassment to America. The country I was brought up in. Somebody make change. We need gun control and unity. And a real President so think about that when this election is around the corner. The world is a precarious place right now.”
Unfortunately, Mischa’s Instagram tribute featured an accompanying photo of the actress sipping wine on a yacht vacation.
Followers quickly turned on her, with one writing: “This isn’t about you. Change the pic if you want people to take your expressed sentiment seriously.
Another offered: “Talking about someone’s death while shamelessly posting a picture of yourself in a bikini is disgusting.”
Barton has since removed the post and the photo.
Sterling, 37, was shot by police on Tuesday, at a convenience store where he was selling homemade CDs and DVDs.
According to The Washington Post, Sterling is the 122nd black person who has been shot and killed by the police in 2016. On Wednesday, another black man, Philando Castile, was fatally shot by a police officer in Falcon Heights, Minnesota.
Barton isn’t the only celebrity to comment on the deaths - Drake, Amy Schumer, Zendaya, and Jesse Williams have also offered their thoughts, and Michael Jackson’s son Prince Michael took to Twitter to speak out against the incidents.
“We are now living in a world where it’s dangerous to go to public gatherings because of terrorist attacks and we cannot feel safe because the one group of people who are tasked (and payed) for our protection are shooting our brothers and sisters,” the 19-year-old wrote. “That’s not to say all cops are brutal racists, that’s not the case, but there are a significant few who have ruined the lives of many.
“It’s time to stand up, for your safety, your family’s safety, your loved ones’ safety and even your neighbors’ safety.”
Mischa Barton, on a yacht and wearing a bikini, pays tribute to a man shot dead by a police officer with this Instagram post. (Screen shot)

Mischa Barton wears bikini to pay tribute to man shot dead by cop | Celebrities
 
Locutus
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hey kids, let's see what that barometer of IQ, Aubrey Drake Graham has to say 'bout all dis.

Drake 'disheartened, emotional and truly scared' after another black man shot by

heh...so:



Celebutante Toronto Rap Darling speaks out

Dear Drake... are you really drawing an equivalence between yourself and a violent convicted criminal?
"I’m concerned, concerned for the safety of my family, my friends, and any human being that could fall victim to this pattern."
Sorry, folks... if you're presenting the case of an innocent black man murdered by racist cops, you don't want to lead with a 300 lb. convicted felon resisting arrest with a hot gun in his waistband...
Sterling, a Bloods gang banger had quite the rap sheet before he was gunned down in an altercation with the police. The charges include battery, assault, drug and weapons charges, and being a dead beat dad.
So, Drake... are you really saying there are so many similarities between you and Alton Sterling that you actually fear for your life? Or did your publicist just hand you this list of happy horse****?

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UPDATE: Gee, Drake, what about the victims...

...at your big Toronto do?
Drake is certainly entitled to be concerned about the incidents in the United States but it took him 10 days to comment on the shooting at his own party in Canada.

In a song called All Charged Up he raps “******s snitching on us without no interrogation. I stay silent ‘cause we at war.” In another the song No Tellin, he says, “Yeah, police comin’ ‘round lookin’ for some help, On a case they gotta solve, we never help ‘em.”

He wrote he is “concerned for the safety of my family, my friends and any human being that could fall victim to this pattern.” He would know. But those slain at his event in Toronto were not killed by police.

Nor were the 23 people shot to death in Toronto so far in 2016 — a 109% higher number of victims compared to last year
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UPDATE2: What big brains in rapperland...

...chose to die on this ****-smeared hill?
"In the wake of 37-year-old Alton Sterling’s death, many people within the hip hop community have come forth to express their outrage and disbelief."
Alton Sterling was the stuff of your worst nightmares , guys. It's why you all have gated mansions and round the clock bodyguards.

This is why precisely we don't take you seriously.

halls of macadamia: Celebutante Toronto Rap Darling speaks out
Last edited by Locutus; Jul 8th, 2016 at 10:44 AM..
 
Locutus
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Joe ‏@Levi_Pride

RIP to peaceful, loving parent #AltonSterling . He only wanted the best for his kids

 
TenPenny
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Well, I guess the odds are evened up a bit now.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Threat? What do you mean? There's no threat here.
 
DaSleeper
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Pinterest much?
 
Locutus
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his margarine posts are laughable.