Three High-Profile Shootings in Three Days Rock America

The shootings by police of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile on back-to-back days, followed the next day by the wanton murder of five police officers at the end of a peaceful protest, combined to shake many Americans to their core. Because it was 2016 cell-phone videos soon emerged of the shootings on social media and helped cement the outrage over unnecessary violence. Wired examines the shootings and the role social media played in forming public perception and inciting protest.

An Oral History of Three Days That Rocked America, 11.16.16