The murder by police of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile in the past few days has jolted the United States back to the reality of police brutality and race-based violence.

The unjustifiable murder of these two men by those who have sworn an oath to protect and serve them has caused unspeakable trauma in communities of color, creating now more than ever an urgent need to take action and change the system which sanctions the murder of black bodies.

Senator Bernie Sanders was not silent on either of the two unjustified murder, using their tragic deaths as yet another call for meaningful criminal justice reform.

Bernie Sanders sent out a series of tweets in response to Sterling and Castile’s murders, demanding that violence against people of color must come to an abrupt end.


Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at