Thursday, July 7, 2016

#Minnesoto COP FATALLY kills man at TRAFFIC STOP LIVE on #Facebook! [vid]

Another UNARMED black man has DIED at the HANDS of a Minnesoto police at a BASIC traffic stop.  THIS GRUESOME MURDER right on the HEALS of the MURDER of Alton Sterling was caught on Facebook LIVE's streaming!!

The victim, 32-year-old Philando Castile, died at a Minneapolis hospital, a family member told The Washington Post. Castile’s mother, Valerie Castile, told CBS Minnesota that her son had died at Hennepin County Medical Center.

The St. Anthony Police Department confirmed the driver’s death during a brief Thursday morning press conference but did not identify the officer involved in the shooting or the officer’s race.

His GIRLFRIEND @LavishReynolds on FACEBOOK captured the WHOLE SHOOTING LIVE!

“He killed my boyfriend,” said the woman, whose Facebook page named her as Lavish Reynolds, as blood soaked through Castile’s shirt.

In the video, Reynolds says Castile was legally licensed to carry a firearm and was reaching for his identification when the officer opened fire.

“He let the officer know that he had a firearm and he was reaching for his wallet and the officer just shot him in his arm,” she says.

Castile’s family was stunned by the shooting.

“He’s gone,” Philando’s sister, Allysza Castile, 23, said through tears during a brief interview with The Post early Thursday morning.

She said her entire family is gathered at the hospital and as of 1 a.m. had yet to be allowed to see Castile.

“They won’t let us see him,” she said, sobbing. “We’ve been here probably an hour, the whole family is here, and they won’t let us see him.”

In the video, Reynolds tells the police that her boyfriend is “good man” who works for St. Paul Public Schools.

“He doesn’t have no record or anything,” she says. “He’s never been in jail or anything. He’s not a gang member or anything.”

Sgt. Jon Mangseth, interim chief, said the shooting was the first he could remember in the department’s history.

“We haven’t had an officer-involved shooting in 30 years or more. I’d have to go back in the history books, to tell you the truth,” he said during a press conference from the crime scene. “It’s shocking. It’s not something that occurs in this area often.”

Mangseth said details of the shooting were still unclear.

“As this unfolds we will release the information as we learn it, and we will address concerns as we are made aware of them,” he said during the first press conference, adding he had yet to see the Facebook video, which he had only learned about from members of the media. “As we learn more information we will release that in a press release.”

He did not add any more details during a second press conference early Thursday morning, except to say that the driver had died and that a gun had been recovered from the scene.

The video startled police reform advocates across the nation, who expressed a mixture of frustration and fatigue.

“Philando Castile should be alive today,” said DeRay Mckesson, a prominent member of the Black Lives Matter movement who worked in nearby Minneapolis, in a text message early Thursday morning.

“I don’t know what else to say,” Mckesson said of the video. “He should be alive today. He is not alive because a police officer murdered him in cold blood.”

Castile is at least the 506th person shot and killed by police so far in 2016, according to a Washington Post database that tracks such shootings.

He is one of 123 black Americans shot and killed by police so far in 2016, according to the database. About 10 percent of the black Americans shot and killed were unarmed at the time of the shooting, while about 61 percent were armed with a gun.

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