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Baton Rouge Cops In Alton Sterling Killing Named, DOJ Will Investigate, And A Powerful Statement From Sterling Family
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced today that the investigation into the shooting of Alton Sterling will be led by the U.S. Department of Justice. The FBI, the U.S. attorney's office for the Middle District of Louisiana and the state police will also join the investigation.
Sterling, a 37-year old black man, was killed outside a Baton Rouge, Louisiana, convenience store Tuesday night in a shooting that was captured on cellphone video. In the video, two officers slam Sterling down to the ground. While Sterling was pinned down, one officer can be heard yelling "gun," before fatally shooting Sterling.
The two officers seen in the video, Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II, responded to a call from someone who said a black man who was selling CDs threatened him with a gun. The store’s owner, Abdullah Muflahi, told The Advocate that Sterling was armed, but said he was not holding his gun or touching his pockets during the incident. When officers approached Sterling in the parking lot of the convenience store, a supposed "altercation between Sterling and the officers ensued," police said. He was shot four to six times during the altercation and died at the scene, police said. Salamoni and Lake have been placed on administrative leave.
Donald Trump Now Supports Anti-Transgender Law In North Carolina
Remember when Donald Trump got Caitlyn Jenner on his side when he claimed that transgender people should be allowed to use the bathroom that they identify with? Apparently, he doesn't anymore.
In an interview North Carolina'sRaleigh News & Observer (via Pink News) Trump was grilled on the
controversial HB 2 bill aka “the bathroom bill,” and flipped his views to match the state's Governor Pat McCrory, who has signed onto the law. “I’m going with the state," The Orange One said. 'They know what’s going on, they’ve seen what’s happening." (via Pink News)
PLEASE LISTEN TO PETER ROSENBERG GO OFF ON A COP FOR DEFENDING #ALTONSTERLING KILLING
5Snapchat Unleashes Memories
The platform that has built its success on the ephemerality of its content is unleashing Snapchat Memories, a feature that will allow users to save snaps within the app for a #LaterSnap.
PostedJul 6, 2016