People were incensed over the July 5th shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, of an unarmed civilian, Alton Sterling. Later that evening approximately 100 protestors took to the Baton Rouge streets shouting, “No Justice. No Peace,” blocked intersections, and set off fireworks. The shooting of Alton Sterling has led to a civil rights investigation by the Department of Justice.
Sterling was no model citizen. He was known to police and had been convicted of violent offenses including carrying a firearm while in possession of a controlled substance. But the question is, was his shooting on July 5th justifiable?
A former U. S. Army soldier, Mike Brown, posted a video on Facebook. In his video, Brown shows us that you don’t need to have a weapon drawn and aimed at someone for it to be a threat. Brown demonstrates that you can fire a pistol with the weapon in your pocket. He shows us that you don’t even need your hand in your pocket to fire the pistol. In his summation, a weapon in someone’s pocket is just as deadly as one drawn and pointed at you.
Young Conservatives reports:
Yesterday we were talking about Mike Brown – the thug from Missouri who was gunned down after robbing a convenience store and charging a police officer.
The day before that the story was Trayvon Martin.
Today, we’re talking about career criminal and pedophile Alton Sterling, a black man who was recently killed by a white cop – but people want to claim he was unarmed because his gun was in his pocket.