Everyone can learn a lot from Cameron Dallas, the teenage son of the late Alton Sterling. Even after watching police kill his father, Cameron urged protestors angry over the attack to reject ‘violence’ and ‘come together as one united family.’ Click to watch.
After police gunned down his father, Alton Sterling, 37, in a Baton Rogue parking lot, no one would have blamed Cameron Sterling if he became the angriest man protesting the authorities. Instead, the 15-year-old has turned the other cheek, and in the wake of the deadly Dallas shooting, he’s urged protesters to reject all forms of violence!
“You can protest, but I want everyone to protest the right way. With peace. No violence. None whatsoever.” Cameron said in a heartfelt statement at a July 13 press conference, according to The Daily News. Cameron made his plea outside the Baton Rouge convenience store where his father was fatally shot by the police. Wow. That proves that if Cameron can be calm about what happened to Alton, Philando Castile, 32, and so many others, anyone can.
“I feel that people in general, no matter what their race is, should come together as one united family,” the young man said, showing great maturity about the anger gripping his country. “There should be no more arguments, disagreements, violence, crimes,” he said. “Everyone should come together as one united family.” Hopefully, everyone listens to Cameron’s words.
He is not the only one in Alton’s family urging people to be peaceful and respectful. His mother, Quinyetta McMillion, was one of the first people condemning Micah Xavier Johnson’s horrible attack on Dallas police officers on July 7. “We wholeheartedly reject the reprehensible acts of violence that were perpetrated against members of the Dallas Police Department,” she said.
Cameron’s powerful statement echoes the one made by Lavish “Diamond” Reynolds, the girlfriend who live stream Philandro’s death. After she learned of the attack in Texas, she said, “My deepest condolences go out to those families and to those officers in Dallas, because I’m in here in Minnesota and I’m mourning for the loss of my loved one. So I know that those people in Dallas are hurting also.”
What do you think about Cameron’s statement, HollywoodLifers? Do you think everyone will listen and come together as a “family?”