Shortly after the death of Alton Sterling, another black man was killed by the police.
Philando Castile was shot by a Minnesota trooper while reaching for his wallet during a routine traffic stop. He died in the hospital. The aftermath of the shooting was broadcast on Facebook Live by his girlfriend Lavish Reynolds, who was riding in the car with him.
Hip Hop stars have been reacting to both deaths on social media.
Alton Sterling https://t.co/60yQnwT2T4 — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) July 7, 2016
IM TIRED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE ARE TIREDDDDD!!!!! A video posted by 1 (@chrisbrownofficial) on
TODAY I DROPPED A TEAR SEEING THIS CHILD CRY ABOUT HIS FATHER! THEN 20 MINUTES LATER GOT A CALL FROM @chino_mmg SAYING HIS BROTHER WAS MURDERED IN IN FRONT OF HIS MOTHER! I DONT FEEL GOOD TODAY! IMA SAY IT AGAIN "I TAKE THIS SHIT EXTREMELY PERSONAL" BECAUSE I KNOW THIS COULD B ME OR MY FAMILY! AND ITS SOOOO FUNNY TO WATCH THESE "FAKE GANGSTA TOUGH GUYS" SAY HOW QUICK THEY WOULD RIDE OR KILL ONE OF THEIR OWN PEOPLE.... BUT THE COPS COME THEY RUNNING! NOBODY WANNA DIE FOR SOMETHING THEY RATHER DIE FOR NOTHING A video posted by Meek Mill (@meekmill) on
These guys murdered this man with his 4 year old daughter in the backseat? Is there any situation where police get arrested? Or convicted? — Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) July 7, 2016
What are you going to do when you're the last BLACK MAN on earth ?!?!? That's a question that someone is going to have to answer one day if they keep killing us like this !!!! #PhilandoCastille shot in cold blood as he sat next to his girlfriend after reaching for his identification as instructed by the officer SMFH !!!! & as soon as his girlfriend posted it... FACEBOOK removed it & DELETED her page !!!! They are exterminating us like we are fuckin rats out here people !!!!!!! I don't have anything cool, educated or peaceful to say... This shit is really fucking krazy !!!!! I cannot believe that a day after #AltonSterling is murdered.... Another white cop kills another BLACK MAN while complying !!!! We are DOOMED whether we stand up or not !!! We don't care like our grandparents & parents did !!!! We are weakened by this new age & purposely blinded by these mothafuckas while they KILL US ALL ONE BY ONE !!!! ITS TAKING EVERYTHING INSIDE ME NOT TO FUEL MY RAGE !!!!!!! THEY DONT HAVE MUCH LONGER !!!!!! CAN YALL NOT SEE WTF THEYRE DOING TO US ??? WE ARE DYING PEOPLE...... DYING !!!