New Information On The Alton Sterling Case!

New Information On The Alton Sterling Case!

More information is coming out on the Alton Sterling case, just as we knew it would. Now, the Louisiana district attorney says it may have been a justified shooting. That won’t satisfy those out there that hate cops and want to get their violence on. They won’t listen to facts and will spin this to fit their narrative. The officers who shot Sterling believe they are justified in what they had to do. The FBI and DOJ have taken the case over now, so who knows what will come of it. Sterling was on probation and illegally carrying a firearm in his pocket. It is also being said he may have gone for an officer’s weapon at the time of the shooting. I’m sure there will be more to come on all this.

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From the Daily Mail:

Alton Sterling’s shooting by police in Baton Rouge may have been justified, a Louisiana district attorney has said.

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DA Hillar Moore, who is responsible for prosecuting crimes in the area of Baton Rouge where Sterling was killed on Tuesday, was present when police officers Howie Lake II and Blane Salamoni were interviewed after Sterling’s death, and said both men felt they had acted correctly.

‘This is potentially a state authorized killing,’ Moore told CBS News. ‘It gives law enforcement officers the authority and mandates them to kill when in defense of themselves or others.’

Moore’s office is no longer in charge of the investigation however, ceding control over to the FBI and the local U.S. Attorney’s Office.

A source has also claimed that a homeless man called 911 – leading Lake and Salamoni to the scene – after Sterling flashed his gun at him.

The unnamed source told CNN that the homeless man persistently asked Sterling for money, despite the street seller repeatedly asking to be left alone.

Sterling was armed when he was shot, but the gun was in his pocket. Louisiana is an open-carry state, but Sterling was on probation and should not have had a firearm on him, his family said.

If an officer feels his life is threatened, he is authorized to use lethal force. The videos out there do not tell the whole story as the altercation is blocked by the officers’ bodies. That didn’t stop cop haters and racists from discarding the facts and calling these officers murderers before everything is known about the incident. If a police officer does something wrong, he should be held accountable. But if he is protecting himself and doing his job, he should not be tried and convicted in the public forum at the whims of racists. The videos out there show Sterling being thrown to the ground by officers Salamoni and Lake after they received a complaint about a man making threats with a gun while selling CDs outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The cops are seen yelling at Sterling to ‘get on the ground’ – he doesn’t obey their commands – he is then tackled by the officers. As Sterling continues to move on the ground, the officer believed to be Lake, reaches for his gun and then points it at his chest. One of the officers then yells: ‘He’s got a gun! Gun! You f****** move and I swear to God.’ Less than two seconds later, the first shot is heard, followed quickly by another two. Three more shots are heard. As Sterling lies on the ground with blood seeping from his chest, one of the officers leans over and grabs what appears to be a gun from the street seller’s pocket. It is not clear whether Sterling was reaching for his gun, but he was not holding it at the time he was shot. Baton Rouge police Chief Carl Dabadie Jr. later confirmed that Sterling was indeed armed and a witness said they saw one of the officers pull the handgun out of Sterling’s pocket as he lay dying, CNN reports. Let the system deal with this one and wait for all the evidence before drawing conclusions here. At first this looked very bad for the officers, but more is coming out on it and it may not be what it first appeared to be. That happens frequently.

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