The conversation over police brutality towards African-Americans always gets sidetracked, but sooner or later one of these happen and the outrage rises again.
It’s such a systemic failure that is rarely tackled, meaning many innocent souls are doomed to death every, single year. And this is even in the lesser content of the number of gun deaths that occur in that country every year.
Protests have been sparked in Baton Rouge, Louisiana after a black man selling CDs outside a convenience store was shot to death after an altercation with two white police officers.
Alton Sterling was reportedly selling music records outside a convenience store when two police officers pulled up. They had reportedly been informed of a man threatening people with a gun, and they got into a confrontation with Sterling on their arrival.
Sterling was not armed during this confrontation, but whilst he was pinned to the ground, a voice shouted that someone’s got a gun. This led to one of the police officers pulling out his weapon and shooting him dead from point blank range.
An autopsy showed Sterling died of multiple gunshots to the chest and back, MailOnline reported Wednesday.
A bystander shot a video, which has sparked outrage since its release, with the graphic nature of Sterling being wrestled down unarmed and shot to death.
Protestors gathered outside the store after the shooting chanting ‘Black Lives Matter’, but they were shuffled away by authorities.
Sterling’s family has called for a federal investigation into his death, while the two officers have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.
Watch the stomach churning video below…