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This Radio DJ Lost It At A Police Officer Who Called In Over The Alton Sterling Killing

Hot 97's Rosenberg demanded the officer admit that the police who shot Sterling did a bad job.

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During the show, a man who identified himself as a police officer called in. “As an officer yourself, it looks bad, no?” Rosenberg asked the caller. “Can you say the words, ‘It looks bad’?” But the caller refused to. And that's when Rosenberg went off.


Only one day after Sterling was killed, hours after Rosenberg's rant was aired, a Facebook Live video was posted that appeared to show the aftermath of another black man’s fatal shooting by police, in Falcon Heights, Minnesota.

Multiple local news outlets identified him as 32-year-old Philando Castile, a cafeteria supervisor at public school J.J. Hill Montessori, St. Paul. The video was posted by Lavish Reynolds, who said she was the man’s girlfriend.

You can watch Rosenberg's full segment about Sterling here.

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Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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