Alton Sterling’s family reaches $4.5 million settlement with Baton Rouge over his fatal shooting by police
‘We are pleased to announce that we have reached a $4.5 million settlement with the city of Baton Rouge and dismissed our lawsuit against the city and others,’ lawyers for Mr Sterling’s family saynews.yahoo.com
Long seen as radical, Black Lives Matter goes mainstream
Black Lives Matter has gone mainstream and black activists are carefully assessing how they should respond. Its very name enraged its foes, who countered with the slogans Blue Lives Matter and All Lives Matter." Black Lives Matter has gone mainstream and black activists are carefully assessing how they should respond. When we started Black Lives Matter, it was really to have a larger conversation around this country about its relationship to black people, said Patrisse Cullors, one of three black women who founded the Black Lives Matter Global Network, with chapters throughout the U.S. and in Britain and Canada. Last week, longtime Sacramento Kings TV broadcaster Grant Napear resigned after tweeting ALL LIVES MATTER when asked his opinion on the Black Lives Matter movement.
Relatives of black men killed by police speak out
On Tuesday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, video captured the moment two police officers shot Alton Sterling dead outside a convenience store. David Begnaud spoke with the mother of Sterling's son, Cameron. On Wednesday, Diamond Reynolds posted the video of her fiancé, Philando Castile, bleeding to death -- with no one giving him first aid -- after a police officer shot him during a traffic stop in Minnesota. She spoke with Anna Werner.cbsnews.com
Alton Sterling's family speaks at emotional news conference
The FBI has opened an investigation into the death of Alton Sterling who was shot and killed by Baton Rouge police earlier this week. Sterling's family spoke at a news conference where his 15-year-old son was overcome with tears. Vladimir Duthiers has more.cbsnews.com