When will it end?
This week, horrific footage was released of multiple murders taking place in two US cities at the hands of the police. Alton Sterling, a father of five, was gunned down after being restrained by cops for selling mixtapes outside of a Baton Rouge store. His killing was documented by two witnesses, which shows that he never reached for the gun he legally carried in his pocket.
In Minnesota, Philando Castile was shot dead by a police officer in front of his girlfriend and her 4-year-old daughter while stopped for a broken taillight. His girlfriend caught the whole encounter in a live Facebook recording. Philando stated that he was simply reaching for his license and registration as he was instructed to do when the officer opened fire point-black and shot him dead. The world watched as Castile bled to death sitting in his car.
These incidents have shaken up the minority community, and left many hearts around the country heavy. See how the hip hop community reacted to these senseless and brutal police killings.