Minnesota’s attorney general came of age as an anti-police-violence activist. Now he’ll prosecute one of the most important police murder cases ever.
More than 1,000 people, including the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, attended the funeral for Alton Sterling, who was killed by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
UC Berkeley law professor Franklin Zimring, who has written an article on law enforcement officers’ killings of civilians, calls the lack of reliable statistics a scandal and is advocating for a national database of such deaths.