Alton Sterling: When a Sex Offender Gets a Candlelight Vigil

Only in death, it seems, can a person on the sex offender registry be considered a human worthy of love and sympathy. Full Article

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This is a great article! And just about all of the comments are on par too.
I’m surprised the media, especially Fox News, haven’t exploited this with headlines like “Cops Kill Violent Sex Offender” or other garbage like that.
The whole thing is tragic. This country is falling apart under the weight of its own oppression. People are rising up. What happened in Dallas last night was unacceptable, yet I personally do understand having that much disgust toward cops. Dear God, please help our country before it’s too late!!!!

Even then if his death was not recorded, it would likely be a completely different outcome……

The Baton Rouge DA was very quick to release Alton’s background to the press as if it somehow justified the killing.

I don’t like the politics of Reason Magazine but it is a good article.

I lived in Edmonton around the same time this man committed his crime in Louisiana. If this man committed the same offense in Canada in 2000, it would have been perfectly legal. No 4 years in prison or being on a sex offender registry. It wasn’t until 2008 that the age of consent in Canada was raised from 14 to 16

Just think, I wouldn’t be on here and reading if I offended North Above BC in 1981.
NOT FAIR, we all should get a Candle Vigil, were all human no matter what the Ignorant and uneducated state(s)(d).

I don’t know if anyone here has seen the video, I have. I think it’s sad what happened, but also that it’s sad for us now. Alton Sterling DID indeed have a gun on him when he was shot. The video shows him telling the police he had a gun, and the officer pulling the gun out of his pocket once he had been shot. According to reports, the officers had seen the gun in his pocket, and shot when Sterling was reaching for the gun. This is going to be most unfortunate for us, because now that’s going to paint registered citizens as being dangerous. I’m not looking forward to the backlash for sure.

It’s an interesting litmus test of how the public reacts/divides: a few years ago when that psychopath killed that guy in Washington State in his own home, comments all lit up like the maniac was a hero for killing sex offenders; cop shoots armed offender, public outrage sweeps the nation.

This is not good that Sterling had a gun on him. I for one, believe that we need to be armed for protection more than nearly any other class of citizen.

There is a lawsuit being filed in Nevada asking that 5 years clear of Parole/Probation a non-violent felon should have the right to own a firearm. And I agree.

But this guy had a gun and I’m not sure if in his state that was allowed or was it legal?

This could make it real rough for quite sometime. But the guy had a death wish anyway.
Who wrestles on the ground with law enforcement period. Then when you have a gun in your pocket?

I’m thinking of some dumb ass stuff I’ve done while intoxicated in my past. And it doesn’t include fighting with cops…to prove how tough I am?

Just Sayin’