CHRIS LEDAY, LEFT, WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO POST THE VIDEO OF THE ALTON STERLING VIDEO, AND WAS ARRESTED 24 HOURS LATER
The man who made the video of the Alton Sterling shooting death go viral, one of two brutal videos from two states that sparked a national outrage and led to the shooting deaths of five Dallas police officers during an anti-police brutality protest Thursday – was arrested 24 hours later.
Considering police handcuffed and leg-shackled him after accusing him of assault and battery – only to jail him overnight for unpaid traffic fines – it certainly appears that way.
Especially considering his arrest took place 24 hours after he had posted the video on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram where it instantly went viral.
LeDay, 34, lives in Georgia, but was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where the shooting took place early Tuesday morning, so he learned of the video through friends back home but it wasn’t getting much exposure.
At the time, the story – without the video – was being reported in the local news and was already generating controversy because the store owner was saying the shooting was unjustified and the coroner was saying he was shot several times in the front and back.
And the cops were saying their body cams had fallen off, so there was no video of the shooting.
He managed to use his phone to inform his Facebook friends that he was being detained, but he wasn’t sure for what.
He didn’t dare record them, knowing those MP’s with their M-16s would not hesitate to use them.
Sounds like racketeering to me. You can’t really get away with killing folks unless witnesses are afraid to come forward, so the police do this not only to punish the uploader, but to send a message to everyone else.
#CHRISLEDAY #AltonSterling #BlackLivesMatter
OMG BOOOOOOOOOST IT! it’s fucking 2016! WTF wrong with #COPS?!
Same narrative as with Eric Garner