Date on which Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police shot Alton Sterling to death in a convenience store parking lot where he was selling CDs, a regular gig that made him a neighborhood fixture and earned him the nickname "CD Man": 7/5/2016

Year in which Sterling was previously arrested during a confrontation with police while selling CDs: 2009

Year in which Sterling reportedly faced his last felony conviction, for carrying marijuana and an illegal gun, after which his family said he focused on earning a living: 2011

Louisiana's rank among the U.S. states for incarcerating its people: 1

Imprisonment rate per 100,000 people for whites in Louisiana: 438

For blacks: 1,740

Rate of imprisonment for adult black males in Louisiana: 1 in 20

Louisiana's rank among U.S. states with the highest poverty rate: 1

Percent of white people living in poverty in Louisiana: 14

Of black people: 40

Factor by which the unemployment rate for black men in Baton Rouge exceeds that for white men: 2.7

Rank of Louisiana among states with the most employment restrictions for people with felony convictions: 1

Average number of such restrictions in the states: 123

Number in Louisiana: 389

Number of those employment restrictions in Louisiana that are for controlled substance convictions alone: 102

Date on which Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) signed a "ban the box" bill under which applicants will no longer have to disclose felony convictions when applying for unclassified state jobs: 6/6/2016

Besides Louisiana, number of other states that have adopted ban-the-box laws: 23

Number of counties and cities that have adopted similar ordinances: over 100

Year in which Baton Rouge adopted its ban-the-box ordinance: 2015

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