In the wake of the Alton Sterling shooting, the goal for Baton Rouge residents should be building bridges, not blocking roads. There have been numerous protest rallies since Sterling was shot to death during a July 5 struggle with Baton Rouge police. During a gathering outside police headquarters at Goodwood Boulevard and Airline Highway, protesters periodically blocked traffic along the major thoroughfare. There was also an attempt to block access to Interstate 12 at Airline Highway. This isn’t peaceful protesting. If the purpose of the protests is to affirm the value of human life, then blocking traffic won’t advance that principle. It only increases the possibility that other lives will be lost.