The nation reels/rages over the brutal police killing of 37-year-old Alton Sterling yesterday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; one of the 122 black people shot and killed by police, alone in 2016.
Sterling's death was recorded on a cell phone camera--an extremely disturbing video which has gone viral on social media.
This morning (July, 6th) Louisiana Governor Jon Bel Edwards , as well as the Department of Justice, and FBI, have announced tremendous "concern" over the implications of the killing, and vow to go forward in investigating Sterling's death.
The DOJ stated:
"The Justice Department will collect all available facts and evidence and conduct a fair, thorough and impartial investigation. As this is an ongoing investigation we are not able to comment further at this time."
Governor Edwards, a Democrat, addressed the matter from his residence, also in the state's capitol of Baton Rouge.
Violence and destruction of property is not an answer to anything we face today. I have full confidence this matter will be investigated thoroughly, impartially and professionally, and I will demand that that's the way it's conducted, and I know the people of Louisiana will join me in doing so.
Watch Edwards' full address below.