NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: New Video Emerges In Alton Sterling Shooting, Philando Castile Shot & Killed During Traffic Stop, Wendy Williams Blasted For HBCU, NAACP Comments


New Video Of The Alton Sterling Police Shooting Emerges

Emotions continue to run high in the aftermath of the Alton Sterling police shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The Justice Department’s civil rights division is now investigating, but protesters say that’s not enough as they look for the police chief to step down.  

New cellphone video has surfacing of Officers Howie Lake the Second and Blane Salamoni‘s deadly struggle with Sterling Tuesday night. The cellphone video was shot by the store owner where Sterling was killed.

Close up stills from the video show an officer pull an unidentified object from Sterling’s pocket. Police have not confirmed what the object is.

The officers, Howie Lake II and Blane Salamoni are on administrative leave. Salamoni is a 4-year veteran on the force. Lake has been with the department for 3 years.   

Sterling’s death has quickly spread through social media and prompted peaceful protests all over the country. Last night, thousands of people attended a vigil outside the store where Sterling was killed.

Arthur Reed, the Sterling Family Representative joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss the latest details in the investigation into the murder of Alton Sterling.

Philando Castile Shot And Killed During Broken Tail Light Traffic Stop

During a broken tail light stop Philando Castile lost his life.

Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, live streamed the heartbreaking moments on Facebook after they were pulled over near Minneapolis. 

Reynolds says her boyfriend told the police officer he was carrying a permitted firearm. She also stated Castile was reaching for his wallet before the officer shot him multiple times.

32-year-old Castile, worked as a cafeteria supervisor an at a Montessori school.

On Thursday morning, St. Anthony interim police chief says the officer who shot Castile is on paid administrative leave.

Inmate Cuffed, Choked And Pepper -Sprayed To Death By His Jailers 

Darius Robinson was arrested in April Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was taken into custody on a warrant for failure to pay child support and transported to Caddo County, Oklahoma, a city Southwest of Oklahoma City. 

While behind bars jailers say robinson was acting strange so they handcuffed, pepper-sprayed and used an illegal chokehold to subdue him.

The chokehold applied to Robinson was so strong, the medical examiner said the hyoid bone in his neck was crushed. His death was ruled as a homicide.  

A video camera caught the entire ordeal on film, but law enforcement officials refuse to release the footage citing their interpretation of the state’s open records law.

‘If You Actually Bothered To Read A Book…’ Roland Martin Educates Wendy Williams On The NAACP, HBCUs, & Race

Social media blasted Wendy Williams for her comments about Jesse Williams‘ BET Black Lives Matter speech, HBCUs, and the NAACP after a clip from her show went viral this week.

During Thursday’s edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin decided to educate the talk show host on the topics that have caused so many to raise their voices against her, and implored her to leave certain issues alone.

Martin began by detailing the origins of the NAACP, citing that the historic organization was founded by both Blacks and Whites. The NewsOne Now host also stated the first president of the NAACP was White.

Martin continued his masterclass session, explaining the NAACP was born out of the Niagara Movement and then said,“If you bothered to read something, you would realize that.”

He later added, “White folks have always been members of the NAACP – always.”

Martin then turned his attention to Williams’ remarks about HBCUs and said, “Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Wendy, was a federal designation given in 1965 to recognize these historical universities.”

He continued, “One of the reasons why you don’t have historically White universities is simply because we call them universities.

All that and more in this special edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast

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