The Game, T.I., Fabolous, & Trey Songz React to Alton Sterling Killing

Frustration, sadness, and rage mounts as a black man named Alton B. Sterling was shot and killed by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Tuesday (Jul. 5).

Sterling was being arrested by two officers who had him pinned to the floor in front of a convenience store where he’d been selling CDs. As he was held, at least one of the cops pulled a trigger and shots rang out.

The Justice Department, the FBI, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Baton Rouge are all investigating the fatal shooting, according to The New York Times. Since the incident, a graphic video capturing at least part of the confrontation has surfaced online. In the wake of this, many artists have voiced their outrage.

Fabolous, for instance, shared his feelings on Instagram to go along with a photo of Sterling. “Some Police Officers are painting the image of a Black Man as a immediate threat,” he wrote. “If you are a Black Man you can potentially be a thug, a killer, or just doing something illegal. More often we are guilty just for being Black. There is suspicion just because you are African American. We are criminals by skin color. And the Police are in this train of thought. Black Man are losing their lives because of this & it’s getting worse and spreading to cities all over America. This is the 114th black man killed by Police in 2016. #AltonSterling.”

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