This was brought up in the Dallas PD thread....personally I don't want to see a thread about our service men and women in blue being gunned down by cowards eroded with disparaging remarks or comments or claims which may or may not have valid concerns or attacks on police officers. I wouldn't hesitate to say over 99% of all police officers serve their communities without racism in their hearts, without intent to kill innocent men or women...and definitely without the desire to end life. That all said the Alton Sterling Incident has been cited and many claim it was murder I will merely state the following: Let me clear; a life was lost. That man, from his rap sheet to why the cops were called may have at his last hours been contributing ZERO to society that was good...however he was a son, a father, a friend...I pray for all those surrounding him as this without a doubt is a tough thing to go through. As for the incident itself. I wasn't there...I doubt you were there. I doubt ANY of the armchair tough guys on keyboards were there so let's keep it to the facts we know (which is limited): -Mr. Sterling was known by law enforcement officers. His rap sheet provides this information clearly and undeniably. -The call the police were responding to was one which they were informed the suspect had a weapon/gun. -The law enforcement officers got no where verbally with Mr. Sterling (first chance to comply) -The law enforcement officers tazer can be heard snapping once in the 2nd angle video out there....Mr. Sterling does not go down, does not comply. -The tazer is heard snapping again...nothing, does not comply. -The law enforcement officers than tackle and struggle with Mr. Sterling, who does not comply and resists. -We then see a severe struggle for position, at one point in a freeze frame of a crappy video it would appear for a atleast a split second the cops had one arm pinned and another in hand...however that is all we can say. -Neither video have a proper angle once one of the cops says "Gun, gun he has a gun" -Shots follow and sadly it is over. That is what we know. We do not know anything more, and nothing less. In ANY police shooting there are three options it was due to self defense, an accident or it was murder. Accident is eliminated here. Neither murder nor an act of self defense can be achieved without a full investigation that includes EVERY fact and eyewitness of the case (something we don't have). I pray for the cops involved...and especially the one who squeezed his trigger. Even if it was justified, is found justified...he most likely will never be a police officer again due to public and societal scrutiny. His career is over. Not to mention the mental anguish ending a life can cause a man or woman that serves...nothing is easy in that regard.