Carrying an Illegal Firearm

Alton Sterling shouldn’t have had a gun, even though it was tucked in his waistband. No witnesses even saw Anthony Lamar Smith’s weapon. Forensic scientists only found the DNA of St. Louis Police Officer Jason Shockley on the .38 revolver they said belonged to Smith. Before shooting Smith, Shockley was even recorded saying, “I’m going to kill this motherfucker, don’t you know it!”

Shockley was found not guilty in Smith’s death.

Carrying an Illegal Firearm is found in...