A Day of Grief and a Call to Action
The funeral of Alton Sterling was held in the Southern University basketball arena. It was attended by prominent state and local leaders such as the Baton Rouge city councilwoman and members of both the State Senate and Congress. National leaders (speakers) included the Rev. Al Sharpton and the Rev. Jesse Jackson.
Yet, the Mayor blames the speeches at Alton Sterling funeral for the recent police shootings in Baton Rouge