Alton Sterling’s Son Speaks Out Following Father’s Murder

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The 15-year-old son of Alton Sterling, whose murder by police was captured on camera and stirred the nation, has spoken out about his father’s death at the hands of police.

The nation’s first image of Cameron was a heart-wrenching one. As his mother, Quinyetta McMillon, spoke about Alton at a press conference, Cameron broke down at one point, crying and wailing “I want my daddy back.” Now, the teen is speaking out about his father’s death, including spreading some words of wisdom to those attending any of the protests that have been spurred by Alton’s and Philando Castile’s deaths.

“I really want everyone to know, everyone nationwide, everyone in this world, to know that Alton Sterling was a good man,” Cameron told CBS News correspondent David Begnaud during an interview. “No matter what anyone else has to say about him, truly in my heart, I know he was a good dad.”

As far as how Cameron feels about the police after losing his father, he still knows that all cops aren’t bad.”They all aren’t bad. There are some that are bad, but all aren’t bad. How I feel? I feel all police shouldn’t be punished for other police’s crimes,” Cameron said. “The police in Dallas, Texas… they didn’t deserve that because, nobody knew if they had kids to go home to. Those kids need their parents.”

Cameron is aware of all the protesting that’s been going on in the wake of his dad’s death and only has one request of the protestors and police involved: be kind to one another.”But what I want, what I ask if you truly love my father, I truly just want everyone to protest the right way — protesting in peace. Not in violence,” said Cameron. “Not beating the police, not police beating the people. That makes no sense. That make things worse. You have to make things better by making peace.”

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