Damon Brumfield, a student at Southern University of Baton Rouge, poses while his friends take photos, in front of a mural honoring Alton Sterling, outside the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge, La., Tuesday, May 2, 2017. The U.S. Justice Department has decided not to charge two white Baton Rouge police officers in the death of Sterling, whose death was captured on cell phone video, fueling protests in Louisiana's capital and beyond. (AP/Gerald Herbert)

Alton Sterling Case Confirms State-Sanctioned Lynching of Black Americans

Alton Sterling’s case shows us that #BlackLivesMatter is not only a hashtag for the internet, but an ever-present battle cry of a community of people who are constantly told by the system that their lives do not matter.