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Justice for Alton and Philando

Justice for Alton and Philando

Tell the Department of Justice:

Department of Justice: Bring charges against the Baton Rouge police officers who killed Alton Sterling as well as the Falcon Heights police officers who killed Philando Castile.
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    Justice for Alton and Philando

    Within just 48 hours two Black men were killed by police, one in Louisiana and one in Minnesota. The killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were caught on video and publicized to the world.

    No one deserves to be killed for selling CDs or for having a tail light out, as these men were. And neither did the police officers killed last night in Dallas.

    But the sad reality is that Black people are twice as likely as white people to be shot by police. And young Black men? Nine times as likely as the average American to die at the hands of a police officer.

    The Department of Justice has already stepped in to investigate Sterling's death in Louisiana, and is likely contemplating stepping in to investigate Castile's death in Minnesota. But investigating isn't enough--as long as there are no consequences when police shoot Black people for being Black, it will keep happening. We're partnering with our friends at ColorOfChange to call on the Department of Justice to bring charges against the police officers who shot Sterling and Castile. Will you add your name?