Tag: Alton Sterling

Conservatives on Black Lives Matter: 'White Americans despise' BLM

Racial tensions filled the weekend as conservative figures shared their feelings on Black Lives Matter in light of the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, as well as the shootings of five Dallas police officers. Fox News host Bill O’Reilly invited Hilary Shelton, director of the NAACP Washington Bureau,…

Confederate Flag Raised Again at South Carolina State Capitol

By Sheryl Estrada In light of the police-related deaths ofAlton Sterling, Philando Castile, and the killing of five Dallas police officers, the South Carolina Secessionist Party was asked by law enforcement to postpone a previously planned rally toraise the Confederate flag on state capitol grounds Sunday. The group refused, and…

Police Shoot Black Man Point Blank While Restrained on Ground

UPDATE: 1 p.m. ET July 6, 2016 The Baton Rouge Police Department has identified the two officers involved in the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling as Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II. Both officers, who work in the Uniform Patrol Division, were placed on administrative leave Tuesday morning. Lake has…