San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took to Instagram to comment on the killing of Alton Sterling. Kaepernick compared the shooting to a present day lynching.
“This is what lynchings look like in 2016! Another murder in the streets because the color of a man’s skin, at the hands of the people who they say will protect us. When will they be held accountable? or did he fear for his life as he executed this man?”
Last night, 37-year-old Alton Sterling was shot and killed by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Sterling was selling CDs outside a convenience store where he was shot multiple times in the chest and back. RIP Alton Sterling.
See Kaepernick’s response via Instagram below.