Atlanta, GA—The African man that posted the video of Alton Sterling being shot and murdered by Baton Rouge police has been fired from his job.
Thirty-four-year-old Christopher LeDay posted the Alton Sterling video to his Instagram page. He has over 13,000 followers on the social media site and knew that he had the platform to make the video be seen worldwide.
Christopher received the video from a friend in Baton Rouge, where he once lived. The friend knew the woman who shot the footage at the Triple S market and told LeDay she was reluctant to post it.
“I knew I had the platform to share it, to make it go viral and I even requested when I originally posted it that everybody should share this to show some of the heinous crimes that have been committed by law enforcement against black men,” he said.
Alton Sterling was murdered by police on July 5, 2016 for selling CD’s in front of a convenience store. Christopher posted the video within an hour of the tragedy.
The very next day as Christopher walked into work, he was stopped by police, handcuffed and shackled, and taken to jail. He was told that he had warrants for his arrest.
Police lied and told Christopher that he had warrants out for assault and battery charges. However, those charges never existed.
Christopher’s attorney Tiffany Simmons said, “They never showed a warrant for an assault to my client, in fact my client was held in DeKalb County Jail for at least 26 hours and they never produced a warrant.”
Tiffany said when no one could come up with a warrant, she was told her client was being held for “unresolved traffic tickets,” Christopher paid those citations before leaving DeKalb County Jail.
He then tried to go back to work at Dobbins, but officials at the gate told him he still had security clearance issues. He hasn’t been able to go to work since.
The State retaliates
It is clear that Christopher is being framed for sharing the Alton Sterling video. The State retaliates swiftly against any African that dares to stand up to it.
One recent example of this is the arrest of Ramsey Orta. Ramsey recorded the cops murdering Eric Garner. Soon after, he was sentenced to four years in prison for possession of a gun––a gun that was planted on him by NYPD. http://www.theburningspear.com/2016/07/Ramsey-Orta-man-who-recorded-Eric-Garners-murder-receives-4-year-prison-sentence
The State will continue to attempt to put fear in Africans across the globe until Africans are liberated everywhere.
The only way for Africans to protect ourselves is to fight for power.
The African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) has been fighting for power for over 40 years.
Fists up! Fight back!