No Charges in Alton Sterling Shooting? Let Me Explain.

Welcome to the 47th Episode of the "Let's Talk Headlines" series.

Hello Everyone, Welcome to the 47th episode of the "Let's Talk Headlines" series. Today we talk about the news concerning the officer's involved in the shooting of Alton Sterling. There has been protests as a result of this shooting with many activists stating that Sterling was killed in cold blood. Where is the disconnect? Can we ever see eye to eye? Check out the episode and tell me what you think!

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Philip Carino
Philip Carino

You don't get to negotiate with police if you have a gun in your pocket. I almost typed fun instead of gun. I digress but I believe if the courts can justify the 'no charges' then what other legal remedies can the family of Alton have to question it? (Legit question as I do not know the workings of justice system very much)

I saw a clip of the unreleased video via BBC

BUT I do not see any violent non compliance from Alton as was raised justification by Louisiana AG to file no charges for both officers despite their suspensions/dismissals.

Jon Saltzman
Jon Saltzman

Editor

Well said Man!

Pat Greer
Pat Greer

Editor

Commercial is great. I also think that taking time to understand the pressures on officers would help the public understand these atters better. Police members are people who have a job. As individuals doing the best they can I find that there is not enough being done to humanize them in the media. Instead they are always being berated and scrutinized, and I'd even say demonized. If the media care less about selling a story and more about making people seem like people I think these problems would not be as exacerbated as they are.

Jon Saltzman
Jon Saltzman

Editor

P.S. Great commercial!

Jon Saltzman
Jon Saltzman

Editor

Great points Jay! Your approach is a good way for all sides to enter into a real discussion and deal with this issue. All I hear is that we need more training for police etc. People tend to generalize and see it from only their own viewpoint and I think your "slowed down" description of what these events actually looked like from a police officer's perspective is valuable for everyone.

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