Funeral for Alton Sterling held Friday

Funeral for Alton Sterling held Friday

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The funeral for a man who was killed by Baton Rouge police was held Friday, July 15 at Southern University.

The funeral for Alton Sterling, 37, will take place at 11 a.m. at the F.G. Clark Center on Southern University's campus.

Reverend Al Sharpton and Reverend Jesse Jackson were among the many speakers at the service.

"We must stop all the killing all the time. No one has the right to kill anyone," said Rev. Jackson. "For those of you who are listening here and around the world, our strongest violence is not guns and violence. It's the rightness of our cause."

He also addressed the victims of the attack in France as well as the officers who were killed in Dallas during a protest.

"Baton Rouge, Minneapolis and Dallas are etched deep into our consciousness. After painful crucifixions, we must now live in the resurrections of the possibilities."

""We're not anti-police, we're anti-wrong. We wrestle not against flesh and blood but wickedness in high places," said Rev. Al Sharpton. "We will never stop this until law enforcement who are mostly good, but until the bad ones know they will go to jail just like anybody else who commits a crime. Granted most cops are good, then good cops need to stand up and good cops need to say you bad cops that are giving us a bad name need to go where anywhere else goes who does bad goes."

Deputy Assistant to the President, Roy Austin and Stephanie Young, advisor with the White House Office of Public Engagement attended the service to represent the Obama Administration.

"These officials are attending the services to offer their condolences to the families and communities of Mr. Sterling and Mr. Castile during this very difficult time."

Sterling was shot and killed on July 5 during a confrontation with two BRPD officers.

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