Alton Sterling Family Says His Killing Stemmed From Pattern of Racism

The family of Alton Sterling, the black man shot dead by white police last summer outside a Baton Rouge convenience store, sued the city and its police department Tuesday saying the killing was part of a “long standing pervasive policy of tolerating racist behavior by some of its officers.”

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Black Attorney Calls Lawmaker’s Lynching Comment a Threat

The Mississippi lawmaker who said “Nazi-ish” Louisiana officials should be lynched for taking down Confederate monuments in New Orleans has been sued by a black attorney, who asked the judge to order state Rep. Karl Oliver to read the biography “The Blood of Emmett Till” and write a book report on it.

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