#BlackLivesMatter doesn't mean that other lives don't. It means that right now, society apparently doesn't give two shits about black lives. It means that when black unarmed young men are killed by police (by unarmed I mean either not carrying a weapon or not drawing one even if they had it on them), the media immediately seeks to assassinate their character. Just look at the coverage of Alton Sterling. It's profoundly disgusting.
These guys aren't the perpetrators of any actions. They are the victims. They are dead. They can't tell their side of the story or go back to home to their families. I'm sick and tired of the media treating them automatically as some kind of criminal and thus attempting to justify, in the public's mind, that person's death. They are attempting to criminalize the very "act" of being black.
#SayTheirNames #AltonSterling #PhilandoCastile