Lest We Forget

Alton Sterling1979-2016

Alton Sterling was legally carrying a gun. The owner of the convenient store knew Alton and said that he had just started carrying a gun because other vendors had been robbed recently.

Footage of the surveillance camera shows that the two police officers, Howie Lake II and Blane Salamoni, aggressively approached Alton. They put his arms behind his back, pushed him against a parked car and yelled: "Don't move or we'll shoot you in your f***ing head!". He was then shot six times at close range.

The officers claim that Alton was trying to reach for his gun but the video shows that his arms were fully restrained when he was shot.

Neither of the two police officers faced any charges.