13 Painful Facts About Alton Sterling's Life (And Death)
Alton Sterling, 37, from America was shot dead by the cops. Sterling had a loving family and was the father of five. His loss has smeared sorrow and grief to the entire family.
Quinyetta McMillan, the mother of one of Sterling’s children, broke out saying,"The individuals involved in his murder took away a man with children who depended upon their daddy on a daily basis"
#12 His Love For Cooking.
Sterling resided in a shelter by Living Waters Outreach Ministries in Baton Rouge. He was a great guy with a nice bunch of pals.
Alton was a passionate cook. One of his friends, Calvin Wilson, also a resident at the shelter spoke to The Advocate "whatever he cooked, he cooked enough for everybody,"
#11 The 'CD Man'
Alton was into CD selling business for a couple of years and his store stood in front of the convenience store. Abdullah Muflahi, the store owner told that the guy was popularly known as 'CD Man'
Go ahead to know what his sister has to say.
#10 He Wasn't Worthy Of This.
As Alton's death still remains a mystery as the cops slashed him on the ground, setting him on the death bed. His sister Mignon Chambers told WABF-TV. "I really wanna know more about what happened, about the whole situation, because my brother didn’t deserve it,"
#9 Too Scared To Fight Back.
Reports say that Sterling staved off, to defend on behalf of him, his cousin, Sharida Sterling, stood up saying, "He would have never fought the police, he wouldn’t have pulled a gun, he would have been too scared,"
#8 One Among The 558s
As per the records by The Counted, from January, till date, there have been 558 murders of Americans by the police and sadly, Sterling falls under this.
Look what a bystander did while this innocent life was allegedly thrashed to death.
#7 His Last Moments Were Recorded.
While the cops kept their kindheartedness on one side and knocked Alton down to death, a guy from the parking lot captured the entire scenario.
#6 Alton's Mode Of Protection.
In one of the interview, Muflahi had disclosed that Alton carried gun for protection after one of his, who even sold CDs was robbed.
#5 He Has Their Back.
What the cops did to Sterling tormented many hearts and out of agony, they all ran to the roads asking for justice for him.
Keep reading to know how others have reacted to this.
#4 They Would Never Be Held Guilty.
No matter how many encounters the police people practice, they would never be claimed remorseful.
Samuel Sinyangwe posted on his twitter account, "Of 4,054 people killed by police since 2013, only 6 cases have led to convictions of officers involved."
#3 His Past Records.
The victim holds a criminal record and which, most likely, be used by the defenders to find a clean escape.
Another folk posted on twitter, "@CornellWBrooks @juliacraven maybe it's complicated for you to understand why criminals should be stopped. Race baiter"
#2 Tragic Coincidence.
Unfortunately, Alton's terrifying incident was found similar to yet another victim, Eric Garner, who was tossed and turned to the ground ad shot by the cops, outside of a store in Staten Island, New York.
#1 'Black Lives Matter'
Regrettably, Alton was shot dead for being black american. 6 out of 10 black Americans are mistreated by the cops. People are getting on streets protesting for the ill treatment.
Condolence for the family, and may the innocent soul rest in peace.
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