Baton Rouge celebrates the election of its first Black female mayor. Sharon Weston Broome faces the daunting task of healing the city's racial wounds.
On Monday's edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin and his panel of guests discussed the violent acts committed by Johnson and Long and what is causing these men to commit such heinous acts against police officers.
“I wasn’t afraid,” she says. “I felt disgust at what is being done across the country. At the fact that it’s come this far that we have to take to the streets in protest to demand our safety.”
Slain Baton Rouge Police Officer Montrell Jackson is remembered as a kind man who was troubled by the wave of violence. He crystallized what it's like being a Black police officer in these times.
The image of Alton's 15-year-old son, Cameron, breaking down as he stood next to his mother at a Wednesday press conference will be ingrained in our memory for ages.
The two officers -- Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II -- were placed on administrative leave following the shooting. Lake previously discharged his weapon in the line of duty.
Gov. Edwards added that the Middle District of Louisiana U.S. Attorney's office and the FBI will also assist in the investigation.