Let me start off by saying: I am so sick and tired of waking up in the morning to see that more black individuals were KILLED by police officers, whose job is to protect people rather than shoot them for unjust reasons that relate to their skin color.
On July 6 2016, Alton Sterling was shot multiple times after police officers stated that he had a weapon. As clearly seen in the video published, no weapon was seen, but after the two police officers shot him, one of them kneeled down and got something out of his pocket. Whatever he got out of his pocket was in my opinion small and couldn’t have been a weapon. After talking to one of the witnesses, he said he might have seen a weapon, but Sterling was not trying to take it out.
This killing sickens me because Sterling was just a normal guy trying to sell CD’s, and although it is illegal, he DID NOT DESERVE TO BE KILLED FOR IT. He had a family who cared, loved, and depended on him. His children are going to have to live with the fact that their father was killed for no reason other than his skin color, and that is something no one deserves to live with.
On July 7 2016, Philando Castile, a school cafeteria worker, was shot three times for an unjust, unapparent reason. He was stopped for a broken taillight, the officer asked him for his licence, so Castile let him know that he had a shotgun with him, and that is when the officer shot him. In the 10-minute video taken by his girlfriend, the officer clearly knows that he was guilty because he was crying, swearing and trying to make excuses. It sucks knowing how there was a 4-year-old in the car as the events unfolded and how it will forever scar that little girl.
I can’t even begin to imagine how black people feel after all the unjust killings that is happening. I don’t know how it feels to be always scared from the people who were hired to literally protect them. And I don’t know how long it will take before this messed up justice system starts to change, but I know for a fact that if nothing changes, horrible things will be coming in the system’s way.
Alton Sterling’s Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_6RclEAMYE
Philando Castile’s Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNCbgJ55jQY