Let me be very explicit: I never knew Alton Sterling - the Black man, shot dead by police in Louisiana, last year. Chances are that even if he and I crossed paths before his death, we would never have become friends. I do understand the circumstances and reasoning of what he did to his teeth, but that doesn't and shouldn't preclude a human being from gaining justice.
With that said, I hereby still contend that the decision by the United States(US) Department of Justice not to charge police for playing a part in Sterling's death, should be rejected. That the department did not find enough evidence to charge the police over Sterling's death, is preposterous. Sterling was killed, he was shot multiple times, there was a body, there was ballistic evidence. Yet, no charges because he was allegedly armed? Ludicrous!
Too often have police taken the lives of young Black men without having to suffer any consequences. That dangerous precedent must cease. Justice must be served. And if, the Department of Justice fails to render justice, then the department defers justice to others - another dangerous precedent.