Black Louisiana man Alton Sterling among 558 shot by US police: ‘This isn't even a surprise anymore’
Alton Sterling (Photo: Twitter)

Alton Sterling was pronounced dead at the scene after a Baton Rouge police officer held him down and shot him multiple times in the back and chest. He is one of 558 people shot by police in 2016 alone — and among 51 people since June 23.


Reactions from the social justice community and black Americans, who live in fear of police interactions, has evolved from the demands for justice seen after Michael Brown's death to grim acceptance that justice is never possible against those society expects to serve and protect.

A sample of the tragic loss of hope is below:

Summed up by one woman perfectly:

People are bringing photos and flowers to the place where police killed "Big Alton" for a small memorial site: