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Arjun Singh Sethi is a writer, attorney, and adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center and Vanderbilt University Law School, where he teaches courses on policing, law enforcement abuse, and counterterrorism. His work has appeared in numerous media outlets, including CNN, The Guardian, The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)The war in our communities continues. Tuesday night, 37 year old Alton Sterling was shot dead by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is the latest of many black and brown Americans who have died at the hands of police playing the role of judge, jury and executioner.