Police kill innocent African American in Minnesota


This 6 July 2015 video about Minnesota in the USA says about itself:

Another innocent black man killed by police – Falcon Heights

By Carla Herreria in the USA:

Police In St. Paul Suburb Fatally Shoot Man During Traffic Stop

A graphic video filmed by the man’s girlfriend shows him bleeding in the car while her young daughter watches.

07/07/2016 02:09 am ET | Updated 2 hours ago

Police shot and killed a man Wednesday in the St. Paul suburb of Falcon Heights, Minnesota, and his girlfriend recorded the aftermath in a graphic video shot using the Facebook Live feature.

The video shows the man bleeding from gunshot wounds as his girlfriend films from the driver’s seat. The police officer “shot him three times because we had a busted tail light,” the woman filming can be heard saying.

Officials have not officially released the victim’s name, but his family identified him as Philando Castile, local news station WCCO reported. He was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis and relatives told The Star-Tribune he died at the hospital.

The 10-minute video of the incident was posted to Facebook by user Lavish Reynolds, and was removed for several hours Wednesday night before being reposted with a warning about its graphic content.

While filming, the woman explains that the officer asked her boyfriend for his license and registration, and that he told the officer he had a pistol and was licensed to carry.

In the video, the woman describes the police as shooting Castile between three and five times. An officer in the video can be heard saying, “I told him not to reach for it. I told him to get his hand out”. Then, officers can be heard ordering the girlfriend out of her car and seen escorting her into the back seat of a police car.

“He doesn’t have no records or anything,” Castile’s girlfriend can be heard telling the police. “He’s never been in jail, anything. He’s not a gang member, anything.”

A police officer can be seen in the background holding a young girl who is presumed to be the woman’s daughter, according to the Star Tribune. …

The officer involved in the shooting was placed on paid administrative leave.

From Heavy.com:

On social media, Philando Castile also was interested in social justice. On his Facebook page, Philando Castile posted a photo of the Black Panther Movement and wrote, “BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY!” In another post, he passed on a Tupac Shakur quote, “They got money for wars but can’t feed the poor.”

THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE TO INVESTIGATE ALTON STERLING’S DEATH New video of Sterling’s final moments confirms he was not holding a gun. And here are 13 painful facts about Sterling’s life. [Julia Craven, HuffPost]

Philando Castile’s Girlfriend Breaks Down In New Facebook Video. “He was crying, they took my phone and threw it. They had machine guns pointed at my back”: here.

She entered the national spotlight after she live-streamed the death of her boyfriend, Philando Castile, who was shot by police during a traffic stop. This is Diamond Reynolds’s life today. (Eli Saslow, The Washington Post)

16 thoughts on “Police kill innocent African American in Minnesota

  1. Thursday 7th July 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

    RESIDENTS of Baton Rouge in Louisiana launched a protest on Tuesday after police shot dead a black man they had pinned to the ground.

    Alton Sterling died of multiple gunshot wounds to his chest and back after two officers tasered and then tackled him outside a shop in the small hours of the morning.

    The incident was captured on mobile phone video by witnesses, showing Mr Sterling pinned down at the moment of the shooting.

    Officers responded after an anonymous caller indicated a man selling music CDs threatened him with a gun.

    Shopkeeper Abdul Muflahi said Mr Sterling did not have a gun in his hand when he was shot but he saw officers remove one from his pocket afterwards.

    Louisiana House of Represenatives member Denise Marcelle told local TV both the officers’ body cameras fell off in the scuffle and did not record the shooting.

    http://morningstaronline.co.uk/a-93fc-United-States-Protests-break-out-against-police-shooting#.V357FqKZ0dU

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