Alton Sterling, 37, was killed Tuesday during an altercation outside of a convenience store where he was selling CDs. However, not everyone views them this way.
Also that day, Newark residents conducted Black Lives Matter-themed protests that caused traffic backups and bus delays in the downtown area.
The double standard didn't do unnoticed, however.
The U.S. Justice Department has opened a civil rights investigation into the shooting.
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Authorities said that Johnson, who was black, told officers he was upset about recent shootings and wanted to kill whites, "especially white officers".
Salamoni's father, Noel Salamoni, is a Baton Rouge police captain and one of six commanders directly under Chief Carl Dabadie. "Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland, Sean Bell ... and unfortunately so many more".
Speaking from Warsaw, Poland in the midst of a NATO Summit, President Barack Obama reiterated his sadness toward the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by police. One man, who was in a stand-off with police, dies.
No more than 24 hours later, 32-year-old Philando Castile was shot to death by a Minnesota police officer during a routine traffic stop as he sat in a auto with his girlfriend and her 4-year-old daughter.
"We think this is bad if we don't get out and vote and Donald Trump gets in office we're really f--ed!"
Rabbi Abraham Cooper, head of the Los Angeles-based nonprofit Simon Wiesenthal Center's Digital Terrorism and Hate project, reportedly said that live video provides a great opportunity to increase public awareness and cultivate political pressure on a topic such as police brutality.
It is announced that five police officers have been killed after being a shot. She has also become a publicly outspoken gun-control advocate, tweeting her disapproval to the Senate after they failed to pass proposed gun-control legislation last month.