Twitter explodes after video of another police-killing of another black man appears online

Do #BlackLivesMatter? To everyone but the police, they certainly seem to

By Scott Eric Kaufman
July 7, 2016 7:33PM (UTC)
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Alton Sterling (Facebook)

The online reaction to the deaths of Philando Castile in Minnesota and Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge has been more measured than one would expect -- almost as if a fatigue has set in. Anonymous, of all organizations, swiftly pointed out why:

Which is not to say that there still isn't outrage about what happened to Philando Castile:


Or that people will stop being angry about the death of Alton Sterling:

Sadly, this could not be more true:

Nor could this:

He most certainly did.

Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at

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