UNEARTHED: Alton Sterling Had Nearly The EXACT Same Fight With Cops 5 Years Ago!!
As with other “Black Lives Matter” cases, the more we learn about the candidate for black power sainthood, the more dubious the claim of police injustice becomes.
It turns out that Alton Sterling has a very similar incident of resisting arrest and pulling a gun on people 5 years previously.
This does not help the case of his defenders, but of course it doesn’t mean he’s automatically deserving of what happened to him.
Here’s what CBS News found:
The CBS affiliate here has obtained a police report that details a previous arrest of Alton Sterling stemming from an incident eerily similar to the recent one that led to his being shot to death by an officer.
CBS News also obtained a copy of the police report.
Sterling, 37, was killed in a shooting involving two Baton Rouge police officers on July 5.
Sources close to the investigation tell WAFB-TV that, if the killing of Sterling makes it to trial, his past record could certainly be introduced into evidence.
Documents show that, in May 2009, Sterling fought with cops outside a convenience store where he was selling CDs while carrying a gun.
In the report dated May 29, 2009, the officer said he was dispatched to a convenience store after getting a complaint about a subject “on the corner selling CDs” and that the subject had pulled a gun on someone.
According to the officer’s report, when he arrived at the store, he spotted the suspect, whom he later identified as Sterling, carrying a crate of CDs.
The officer asked Sterling to put his hand on the hood of his police car and asked if Sterling had any weapons on him. The report says Sterling did “not answer” and, as the officer continued to pat him down, Sterling started reaching for his pocket.
The officer went on to say in the report that Sterling suddenly spun around and the two began to struggle. The officer and Sterling hit the ground. The officer said he was able to call for backup as Sterling tried to push him off.
“While wrestling with this subject on the ground, a black semi-auto hand gun fell from this subject’s waist band at this time,” the report states.
A deputy with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office arrived as the officer was on the ground with Sterling. The two eventually were able to get Sterling into handcuffs. “Sterling was then escorted to my unit, where he continued to fight with officers,” the report ends.
After that incident, Baton Rouge Police charged Sterling with possession of marijuana, sound reproduction prohibited (for the CDs), illegal possession of a firearm with drugs, resisting an officer and illegal possession of a stolen firearm, says WAFB.
Sterling pleaded guilty to illegal carrying of a weapon with a controlled dangerous substance. On July 19, 2011, he was sentenced to five years in prison, where he was until being granted parole on Dec. 5, 2013.
I remember that early on people were claiming the police planted the gun on him, and even his family members said he didn’t have a gun. But how likely is it that he was caught doing the exact same thing and cops planted both guns, or even one?
But I think the main issue is that of resisting arrest. If he was resisting arrest the entire time, AND he had a gun, it’s easy to see how police might have felt threatened and took the actions they did. Some have doubted that you could see him struggling in the video, but the fact that he was arrested for similar behavior 5 years ago shows that he had a habit and a pattern of doing so. Unless, of course, the police are lying in exactly the same way, 5 years apart. Which is rather unlikely.
Again, I would say do not jump to conclusions – let the other, dishonest, side do that. But argue with facts and logic, and this story definitely goes against the “Black Lives Matter” narrative in this case.