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Gene Stokes

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Justice For Alton Sterling

hi my name is Eugene Stokes I am 55 years of age as a teenager I considered myself as one of the Roughnecks gun-toting bad mouthing folks disrespecting the police doing everything under the sun to be defiant in other words out of control so I understand some of these young men out here doing the same thing I did as a youngster but I soon learned that it was a better way after spending five years of my life as a teen locked up there had to be a better way and I found it this is what I would like to share with some of these youngster. This campaign matters to me because I have a 16 year old grandson about to turn 17 I have a 11 year old grandson I have a 9 year old grandson. I do not want to see neither one of these young men trapped in the system are gunned down by the police so I will do my damndest to move forward and speak with young men of all colors particularly the young Brothers of color between the ages of 10 and 15so come help me help them understand what's about to take place in our society. so if you have a youngster that need someone to speak with that's been down the same road that he or she is goingfeel free to give me a call you will be surprised what conversation would do for an individual that's been there 510-290-6204 thanks and I am willing to help do whatever's necessary to keep my brothers and sisters from being gunned down I'll be incarcerated within the system.

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Oneal Yates

Oneal is gathering 10 signatures to

Justice For Alton Sterling

I was once on my way home form East Point back in 1987 .I had enrolled in to National Education Center ,For Electronic Tech .I seen a police car at the drive way on my way out ,paid it no mine.On way down 8 mi ,I was pull over my the police .Low and be hold I was in the present of three patrol cars .I was told to get out my car and I did I was told to open my trunk of my car .I had nothing to hide so I did ,Then I was frisk by one officer . That office tore my cashmere coat searching me found a knife in my paints pocket ,the officers pull their guns on me ,and I frost would not move .I could have been killed ! Sign this campaign lets stand together !!

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Helen S. Settles

Helen is gathering 10 signatures to

Justice For Alton Sterling

This campaign matters to me, because for 36 years as a school teacher(retired), I instilled in my students, that they mattered, that they could accomplish whatever their hearts desired, as long as they worked hard and contributed positively to the world around them. As a teacher, I witnessed so many young people's lives stuffed out needlessly by gun violence, before they could" be all they could be". I talked to them about the need to get an education and go on to college and come back to their community and have a positive impact. Then they witness killings after killings of young black males over and over by white police officers throughout this nation and they look to us, their elders and wonder why we are still telling them to remain calm and continue to be positive members of their communities. They say what about Eric Gardner, Tamir Rice, Travon Martin, Akai Gurley, Freddy Gray and now Jamar Clarke, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, when does it end? What do I say to them, who are looking to me and the other elders of our communities? How can I remain steadfast in my continual urgings to them, to remain positive and committed, when I am struggling with so many emotions right now. There must be justice rendered here or I am afraid that everything that I instilled into my students for 36 years will be for naught. I have seen the Eric Gardner video over and over again, the same for the Alton Sterling video and the Philando Castile video and I cannot understand the injustices that is played out in front of my eyes and the eyes of the world. What scares me the most is that these officers of the 3 recent killings will never be held accountable, as witnessed by the findings of the Staten Island Grand Jury in the clearing of officer Panteleo in the choking death of Eric Gardner, two years ago(July 17, 2014). I am urging my friends and family to sign any and all petitions that call for justice for Alton Sterling and all the murdered men and women and their families. Start your own campaigns and remember to exercise your right to vote in the next presidential elections. the people must rise up and say "NO MORE, NO MORE"

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