Through most of the night, the rumbling social sphere that is Twitter has been roiling and writhing with horror, sadness, and outrage over the unjustifiable murder of Alton Sterling, a black man from Louisiana who was executed by police for seemingly no reason at point-blank range early Tuesday morning.
Activists and writers shared their outrage and experiences, offering grief and anger in equal share.
If you don’t know much about the Sterling murder or are just seeking someone to vocalize the pain and outrage you are feeling, here is a list of some poignant tweets from those in the community.
Alton Sterling is such an elegant name. I think of a black mother holding her infant, thinking “Now you are ready for this world.”— Saeed Jones (@theferocity) July 6, 2016
I gave 5 years and 2 deployments to Afghanistan, only to come back to see black bodies dropping like flies. https://t.co/oxGlezYpQp— jamien pride. (@SlimTheInfidel) July 6, 2016
I can't believe I just watched this video. I can't believe we're still watching videos of police just killing our people. #AltonSterling— Johnetta Elzie (@Nettaaaaaaaa) July 6, 2016
People don't deserve public executions on streets of their community. Regardless of race, gender, age, past criminal record. #AltonSterling— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) July 6, 2016
They shot him in the head while the had knees in his chest while he was laying on the ground. That's gangland style execution.— Dr. Cornel Fresh (@WyzeChef) July 6, 2016
Media gonna dig up everything this guy did all the way back to Pre-K when he didnt share his toy blocks to paint him as thug #AltonSterling— A Black Male (@BrokenGamezHD) July 6, 2016
Wallet.— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) July 6, 2016
Shopping at Walmart.
Failure to signal.
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