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Rev. Al Sharpton to meet with Alton Sterling’s family

Longtime civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton announced yesterday via the Huffington Post that he would be coming to Baton Rouge to visit with the family of Alton Sterling, who was recently killed by police.

Sharpton did not announce a date, only that he was preparing to visit.

“While responding to the rallying cry in Baton Rouge, I was shocked to see yet another incident in Minnesota, this time involving the death of Philando Castile by police — whose aftermath was also caught on video,” Sharpton writes.

“Technology has allowed the marginalized, oppressed and voiceless to have a voice, but now we must harness that ability to deal with police reform systemically, instead of episodically.”

Read Sharpton’s full statement below!

 

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