I generally keep my personal politics off of this page – but this has gone too far.
I just read a post on facebook point out that Alton Sterling had a criminal record, and calling him a pedophile (he did have a criminal record for impregnating a fourteen year old girl).
That doesn’t justify execution.
He could be a cold blooded murderer (he wasn’t) and that still would not justify an arbitrary execution at the hands of the police.
The #blacklivesmatter movement doesn’t say that other lives don’t matter. It is trying to point out that in America black lives are currently treated as if they matter less, and that needs to change. It needs to change now.