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Another Black Man Philando Castile Shot to Death by Cops in Minnesota | Girlfriend Streams it Live on Facebook

Philando Castile

Less than 24 hours after Alton Sterling was shot to death by Baton Rogue cops, another man Philando Castile, 32, died Wednesday night after being shot several times by a police officer in a suburb outside St. Paul, Minnesota.

The immediate aftermath of the shooting was streamed live on Facebook by Castile’s girlfriend Lavish Reynolds.

According to UK Independent, Reynolds’ four-year-old daughter was inside of the vehicle when the shooting took place.

According to Reynolds, they “got pulled over for a busted tail light”. She said that Castile is “licensed to carry” and was “trying to get out his ID” and “he let the officer know he had a firearm, and he was reaching for his wallet, and the officer just shot him. … He just shot his arm off”.

“Oh my God, don’t tell me he’s dead, please don’t tell me my boyfriend just went like that,” she added after Castile stopped moaning.

The officer was heard in the video yelling, “I told him not to reach for it. I told him to get his hand out.”

“Please, officer, don’t tell me he’s gone; please don’t tell me that you did this to him. You shot four bullets into him, sir,” she continued.

She was ordered to come out of the car, then arrested. An officer told her she is being detained while “this is all sorted out.”

Castile died at the Hennepin County Medical Center.

Photo Credit: Twitter @jennifermayerle

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  • and they will say tht it isn't police brutality... when will this be taken seriously.. WHY!! nd yet there are still mindless people that will vote for trump.. will this get any better if a man like that enters office.. A racist, a sexist a bigot?..

    • Make Nigeria the Black capital of the World. All people of African descent should come and live in Nigeria. If our government focuses on building proper infrastructure, providing healthcare, food and security, there would be no need for these people to live abroad. Live in a country that respects your colour. Instead we have a handful of corrupt politicians stealing and hoarding billions of dollars to buy foreign made goods in a show of superiority, not understanding that it is not an achievement to keep spending your hard earned money to boost other people's economies. The money you send abroad never comes back. Indians and Jews rarely spend money outside of their communities. They give the business to their own. Our government keeps partnering with foreigners to siphon money out of the country. We will not mention the family that owns real estate from one end of bar beach to another while my people standby and look. Until we respect ourselves no one will respect us.

      • Ehh let's calm down a bit. Our own police is also too trigger happy, slap-happy, and all too happy to forget you in jail.

    • It will amaze you when you see so many black who will vote for him.

      As for me, I will just be watching from afar.

      RIP Castile.

      • I'm telling U. These folks will still vote for him chai I wish Biden or Michelle or someone else stepped in. I don't trust Clinton either, but I'd rather get her than Trump. I need to do 40 days/night fasting & prayer. Obviously, he can't even hide his hatred for blacks/foreigners although his wives are all foreigners mtcheww.

      • @what a pity, tribalism and xenophobia nko. I really don't think we like ourselves that much either. It just cat be black and white. What do u still think?

      • That's even the sad part.. This man has made no secret of his racism.. with issues such as police brutality.. people have no business voting for such a person .. This police brutality is just out of hand.. initially with trayvon and Co.. I honestly thot it must be a coincidence.. but now i am convinced it is an attack

  • Its racial profiling. Its in the police training manuals. How you approach, treat and arrest a black man ia diff from how you do same to a white person. Its been in the police books since the slavery days and is yet to be changed.. Until it is, you can bet that the cops will keep following their rule books. They have no choice.

    • @Laila is this true? I had. no idea.. that's absolutely ridiculous.. here we r wondering why this keeps happening but the problem is the system. what a shame..

  • Being a black man in the world is tough, but in America, it's twice as tough

  • Back to Back shooting-
    it is all planned,
    the candidate that you rooting
    for can trump down

    Make a news
    big enough to wash away your sins
    and the emails is a cleanthing

  • Yes this is an indictment on America, but Nigeria is by no means better. Nigeria is absolutely worse. There is the possibility of justice here in the USA. The system can actually fight for you. In Nigeria on the other hand the system is ugly, hideous, oppressive, discriminatory, unfair, and everything despicably inhumane. I will take the USA any day.

    • If that makes you sleep at night lol. I see the change in black people when they live in the west as opposed to when they are back in Nigeria. A black person, especially a Nigerian will never be in the upper echelons of western society and that does tremendous damage to the black american's psyche. I will not wish that kind of life onto my enemy. A society were black people constantly have to model citizens else they are thugs. Constantly seeking acceptance from the white master. Dignity is better than riches.

      • Your comment is so unbelievably stupid, so incredibly dumb, I have no other words. I sleep better than you do right now, in your perfect society - Nigeria, where there is a staggering lack of basic infrastructure, basic amenities, basic respect for human life.
        I pity you.

  • And that was how trayvon martins and Eric garner died...so sick and tired of police brutality against people of colour