7 Painful Facts About Alton Stering That The Media Won't Tell You
A black man lost his life in a police killing on Tuesday. His name was Alton Sterling.
Sterling, 37, was shot multiple times in the chest and back by cops outside of a convenience store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he frequently sold CDs. He died moments after and a witness caught the shooting on camera.
Sterling joins the extensive list of black men and women who have died at the hands of cops. The aftermath of each tragedy is emotionally draining as we mourn the loss of a life violently taken by the police, and as we reflect on how painfully familiar each killing becomes.
But we can’t let slain names on a list become just names, we must remember each individual’s legacy in order to demand that black lives do matter.
Here’s what we should all know about Alton Sterling:
Alton Sterling was the father of five children
Alton Sterling was a son, a brother and a father of five adorable children. “The individuals involved in his murder took away a man with children who depended upon their daddy on a daily basis,” Quinyetta McMillan, the mother of one of Sterling’s children, told reporters on Wednesday.
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