NavyJack – The Main Stream Media and President Obama Strike Again: Alton Sterling and the Baton Rouge Unrest

NavyJack – The Main Stream Media and President Obama Strike Again: Alton Sterling and the Baton Rouge Unrest

This was not the first time that Mr. Sterling was in possession of an illegal weapon, refused to admit he had the gun and had to be wrestled to the ground in order for police to disarm him.  Mr. Sterling served a lengthy prison sentence for the previous incident.”

Let me state right up-front, I am NOT defending the officers’ actions in the shooting death of Mr. Alton Sterling. I am confident that due-process will achieve a reasonable outcome. The Main Stream Media (MSM) has promoted a narrative that Mr. Sterling was murdered by police. These narratives, coupled with two videos that have reached millions of views are a primary source of the protests and violence against police officers both in Baton Rouge and nationally.  The MSM coverage of the case avoids providing any details associated with Mr. Sterling’s criminal history; a history that police officers responding to the scene would most certainly have had access to.  Some recent articles include statements like:

“The individuals involved in his murder took away a man with children who depended upon their daddy on a daily basis. … As this video has been shared across the world, you will see with your own eyes how he was handled unjustly and killed without regard for the lives that he helped raise,”

And;

“Alton was a respected man. He was beloved in the community. He did not deserve the treatment and this excessive force that was exerted on him by the police department,”

Source: CNN

State Rep. Ted James also called the shooting a “murder,” saying in a statement that it “has made me question what it really means to be land of the free and home of the brave.”

And;

Mike McClanahan, president of the Baton Rouge chapter of the NAACP, said the officers should be arrested and that both Police Chief Carl Dabadie Jr. and Mayor Kip Holden need to step down.  “This is a new day,” McClanahan said. “We will not have anybody who allows this type of action to take place.”

Source: NBCNews

President Obama weighed in early with the following statements that certainly did not ease the tension:

“All Americans should be deeply troubled by the fatal shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana … We’ve seen such tragedies far too many times, and our hearts go out to the families and communities who’ve suffered such a painful loss.”

 

“Although I am constrained in commenting on the particular facts of these cases, I am encouraged that the U.S. Department of Justice has opened a civil rights investigation in Baton Rouge, and I have full confidence in their professionalism and their ability to conduct a thoughtful, thorough, and fair inquiry.”

 

“But regardless of the outcome of such investigations, what’s clear is that these fatal shootings are not isolated incidents. They are symptomatic of the broader challenges within our criminal justice system, the racial disparities that appear across the system year after year, and the resulting lack of trust that exists between law enforcement and too many of the communities they serve.”

 

To admit we’ve got a serious problem in no way contradicts our respect and appreciation for the vast majority of police officers who put their lives on the line to protect us every single day. It is to say that, as a nation, we can and must do better to institute the best practices that reduce the appearance or reality of racial bias in law enforcement.”

Source: WhiteHouse.gov

With these types of statements from the President and this type of MSM reporting, it is easy to understand the outrage of the Black Lives Matter community and the protests that followed. What is missing or buried in these reports is that Baton Rouge Police were responding to a call from a local resident that reported that Mr. Sterling was acting threatening with a gun. What is also missing or buried in the MSM reports is that this was not the first time that Mr. Sterling was in possession of an illegal weapon, refused to admit he had the gun and had to be wrestled to the ground in order for police to disarm him.  Mr. Sterling served a lengthy prison sentence for the previous incident.

Please review the following report from Baton Rouge CBS affiliate (WAFB):

The 9News Investigators obtained a police report that details a previous arrest of Alton Sterling that is eerily similar to the incident that ultimately led to his death.  Sterling, 37, was recently killed in a shooting involving two Baton Rouge police officers on July 5.

 

Sources close to the investigation said that if the killing of Sterling makes it to trial, Sterling’s past record could certainly be introduced.  It turns out Sterling has struggled with police in the past. Documents show, in May 2009, Sterling fought with cops outside of a convenience store on Rosenwald Road, 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 to the store, he spotted the suspect, who he later identified as Alton 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 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. The report ends saying that “Sterling was then escorted to my unit where he continued to fight with officers.”

 

For the 2009 fight with officers while having a gun, 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.  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, which he served until making parole on Dec. 5, 2013.

 

It is clear that the statements from President Obama and the MSM treatment of the Alton Sterling incident bear significant similarities to what we experienced with the Mike Brown “Hands Up Don’t Shoot” false narrative, Freddie Gray and the Baltimore riots of 2015, and the Falcon Heights, MN death of Philando Castile.  Please see my earlier article titled “When the Obama Administration and the Government Controlled Media Lie, People Die” for more information.

Navy Jack.

 

 

About Author

Navy Jack

I enlisted in the USN in 1977 and was honorably discharged in 1986. During my service I deployed on various platforms, including submarines, amphibious assault units and special boats. I participated in expeditionary and humanitarian missions to the North Atlantic, Iran, Beirut, Libya, and the Caribbean. After leaving the U.S. Navy I went to work for a large DoD contractor. I became President of that company in 1993. In 2002, I founded an Internet service company and I am currently the CEO of that company. I am a Patron Life Member of the NRA. I am an Oath Keeper Life Member. I have worked diligently to defend the Bill of Rights and have testified many times before various Federal and State legislative committees.

Comments

  1. Stewart Rhodes 18 July, 2016, 11:51

    COMMENT BY STEWART RHODES:

    Thanks to Navy Jack for a brilliant article. it will be interesting to see if the responding officers had any knowledge of that past incident. But even if they did not, the fact that Sterling had gotten into a past physical altercation while carrying a stolen gun, after a citizen called in a complaint that Sterling was threatening people with the gun, and in that fight reached for the gun, goes to his modus operandi and his intent during the second encounter, where he was again illegally carrying a gun (as a felon), and again struggled with the officers and reached for it.

    I do have to commend President Obama in being fair and balanced in his responses to police shootings since as soon as LaVoy Finicum was shot on the side of the road in Oregon, in January of this year, President Obama immediately jumped in front of the cameras and stated:

    “All Americans should be deeply troubled by the fatal shooting of LaVoy Finicum in Burns, Oregon … We’ve seen such tragedies far too many times, such as at Ruby Ridge, Waco, and in the tragic shooting death of Idaho Rancher, Jack Yantis, and our hearts go out to the rural families and communities who’ve suffered such a painful loss. I commend the DOJ in initiating both criminal and civil rights violation investigations into this shooting. But regardless of the outcome of such investigations, what’s clear is that these fatal shootings are not isolated incidents. They are symptomatic of the broader challenges within our criminal justice system, and the resulting lack of trust that exists between law enforcement and too many of the rural communities they serve.”

    Obama later held another press conference after it was discovered that an FBI agent had opened fire on LaVoy as soon as LaVoy exited his vehicle with his hands up, and narrowly missed shooting LaVoy in the head. Obama noted that :

    “if the agent had not missed, this grandfatherly cowboy with not even a speeding ticket on his record would have been killed without having a chance to surrender, and we can’t help but observe that the fact that the FBI was shooting at LaVoy while he was trying to surrender may have caused LaVoy to believe they intended to kill him no matter what he did, and may have lead him to decide that he had no choice but to defend himself. No American should be placed in such as desperate, no-win situation, and such incidents give credence to why protesters against police violence chant ‘hands up, don’t shoot'”

    Obama also noted that the FBI agent who fired the shots, along with his fellow FBI agents, then attempted to cover up that fact, and he commended the DOJ on investigating the agents for attempted murder, murder, and conspiracy to conceal those crimes.

    Oh wait, you mean Obama didn’t say a word about the shooting of LaVoy Finicum? He did not hold an immediate press conference to condemn the FBI and Oregon State Police involved in that shooting and jump to the conclusion that it was a violation of LaVoy’s rights? And he said not a peep about the fact that the FBI tried to execute LaVoy as soon as he opened his car door and got out, with his hands up? And the DOJ is not considering bringing criminal charges against the agents involved? That can’t be! /Sarcasm off.

    It seems that for Obama, all Americans are equal, “but some are more equal than others,” and some he simply doesn’t give a damn about. But the truth is even worse – all he really cares about is dividing Americans along racial lines as much as he possibly can, so that we kill each other, and pitting the people v. the police, so they kill each other, and so the police will agree to be nationalized and come under his thumb, and so the police will react to the shootings by violating our rights even more, which will further turn Americans against the police, and lead to more shootings of police, which will lead to more militarized and federalized police. Rinse, repeat. Divide and conquer.

    Obama especially wants to divide and conquer the warrior class of this nation – the current serving military, the veterans, the police, the gun owners – by getting us thttps://www.oathkeepers.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=12203&action=edit#comments-formo kill each other, both along racial lines and by means of pitting military veterans against the police. The more of us who kill each other, the fewer of us there will be to resist the tyranny that the globalist elite oligarchy has planned for all of us.

    – Stewart Rhodes

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  2. Ny Oathkeeper 18 July, 2016, 16:02

    Wasn’t there something about a National civilian security force just large and well equipped as the police and military?”We gotta have a civilian security force, thats just as strong, just as powerful”Oh and I’m sure it would have to be overseen by the UN?
    I’ll bet we will have to have that conversation as a country soon.Right? Out of necessity of course.

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  3. 5WarVeteran 18 July, 2016, 16:17

    Yes there is a serious problem Mr President. When a tiny 6% of a larger 13% of the population commits 51 to 53% of the murders and 83% of the violent crimes you are damned well right there is a problem.
    And you are a bloody racist for making the situation worse. Any Questions?

    Ooh ooh! I have a question! Why don’t I get any responses here or any notice of a response?

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  4. Farmer 18 July, 2016, 18:38

    This toad did not serve the time he should have for possession of a weapon by a felon, possession of a stolen weapon and possession while carrying drugs.

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  5. Crazyhair 18 July, 2016, 20:52

    Info wars did a great job complete with Alton Sterling facebook pictures of almost the same exact article just last week! I laughed all the way through it!

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    • Navy Jack Author 19 July, 2016, 04:41

      Crazyhair – If you have a link to the Infowars article, I would love to see the Facebook posts.

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      • Crazyhair 19 July, 2016, 18:37

        My mistake, it was Alva Braziel, not Alton Sterling. Same situation of the media portraying him as a good family man, honest person ect. Info Wars showed who he really was, a fellon who was not suppose to have a gun because of prior arrests with gun threats, burglary, assault.

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  6. Roger D 19 July, 2016, 08:13

    Oath Breakers are running the country, the military and LE. So much suffering and shedding of innocent blood not just in our cities but in the world. The vast majority of it can be traced back to 9/11. It was an inside job. Just yesterday Rudy Giuliani spoke at the Republican convention. The day was dedicated to ‘Make America Safe Again’. It makes me want to puke. But he is a Republican thus the silence. Shame on us. GW Bush and all the other bastards are no only oath breakers, they are international war criminals! We should be going after them.

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