July 6, 2016

When will this stop? NBC News:

The family of a black man shot multiple times by police during a confrontation at a Louisiana convenience store called for an independent investigation and officials to resign in the wake of video showing the chilling incident.

Graphic footage circulating online filmed by a witness early Tuesday appears to show Alton Sterling, 37, being shot as two cops pin him to the ground.

His death has sparked protests against police brutality in Baton Rouge, and family members and the local NAACP branch called for Louisiana State Police to take over the review from the Baton Rouge Police Department.

"I'm calling on anybody in this city with a backbone to go arrest those two officers," Mike McClanahan, of the local NAACP, said at a news conference Wednesday.

"This is a new day," he added. "We will not have anybody who allows this type of action to take place."

C&L will not post the video of this shooting out of respect for Alton Sterling and his family, and because it's too graphic for most of us on staff here to watch.

Something has to be done about cops using bullets as a TOOL of law enforcement. Too many citizens are dying at the hands of people who are supposed to represent lawful society. More at this link.

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