Police Respond to Black Lives Matter


Tecumsehsbones
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Minn. cop fatally shoots black man during traffic stop

By Michael E. Miller and Wesley Lowery July 7

A Minnesota traffic stop turned deadly Wednesday evening as a police officer opened fire on a black driver.

The victim, 32-year-old Philando Castile, died at a Minneapolis hospital, a family member told The Washington Post.

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.

The bloody aftermath of the confrontation was broadcast live on Facebook by a female passenger in the car.

“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.
As Castile moans and appears to lose consciousness, the officer can be heard in the background shouting expletives in apparent frustration.

“Mam, keep your hands where they are,” the officer shouts at Reynolds. “I told him not to reach for it! I told him to get his hands up.”

“You told him to get his ID, sir, his driver’s license,” Reynolds responds. “Oh my god. Please don’t tell me he’s dead. Please don’t tell me my boyfriend just went like that.”

The incident took place in Falcon Heights, Minn., a quiet suburb of St. Paul that is a few miles from St. Anthony.

It comes less than 48 hours after the fatal, video-taped police shooting of another black man, Alton Sterling, in Baton Rouge, La.

In both cases, cellphone video footage of the incident or its immediate aftermath quickly circulated on social media, fueling anger and protests over the police officers’ actions.

From her video, Reynolds appears to have begun recording seconds after her boyfriend was shot, just after 9 p.m. local time. (The footage appears to have been flipped when it was uploaded to social media sites, mistakenly suggesting Castile was the passenger in the car when, in fact, he was the driver.)

More at link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...mepage%2Fstory
 
Locutus
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tragic
 
mentalfloss
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There are fake problems (like worrying about terrorism) and then there are real problems in America.


This is one of the real ones.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

There are fake problems (like worrying about terrorism) and then there are real problems in America.


This is one of the real ones.

Nah, just a dead black man. Blue lives matter. Tough, dangerous job. Keeping us safe. He had a gun. Officer safety. Why don't you talk about black-on-black violence?
 
TenPenny
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He had a gun, he told the officer he had a gun. The officer wasn't listening. The officer should be shot.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by TenPenny View Post

He had a gun, he told the officer he had a gun. The officer wasn't listening. The officer should be shot.

Terrorist.
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Nah, just a dead black man. Blue lives matter. Tough, dangerous job. Keeping us safe. He had a gun. Officer safety. Why don't you talk about black-on-black violence?

Lol

Well there should always be a higher degree of scrutiny on authority because it requires a higher degree of responsibility.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Lol

Well there should always be a higher degree of scrutiny on authority because it requires a higher degree of responsibility.

Racist.
 
Locutus
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tragic
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

There are fake problems (like worrying about terrorism) and then there are real problems in America.


This is one of the real ones.

Neither are statistically likely to happen to any given individual. The real problem is ladders.
 
Corduroy
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Philando Castile was murdered while complying with police orders. Or really he was murdered for complying with police orders. If he hadn't been complying with police orders, what might have happened? Dragged onto the street and beaten? Pinned down and executed like Alton Sterling? What else could he have done differently? He's told to get his license and registration, he reaches for it and gets murdered for reaching.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by Corduroy View Post

Philando Castile was murdered while complying with police orders. Or really he was murdered for complying with police orders. If he hadn't been complying with police orders, what might have happened? Dragged onto the street and beaten? Pinned down and executed like Alton Sterling? What else could he have done differently? He's told to get his license and registration, he reaches for it and gets murdered for reaching.

I don't think there is any doubt this cop made an error and should answer for it.
 
Corduroy
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Whoa whoa, an error? Harsh words there. Tone it down, Malcolm X.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Corduroy View Post

Whoa whoa, an error? Harsh words there. Tone it down, Malcolm X.

I agree. The officer made a judgment call, a split-second decision, using his training and experience.

Blue lives matter. Dangerous job. Keeping us safe. Support the police.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by Corduroy View Post

Whoa whoa, an error? Harsh words there. Tone it down, Malcolm X.

Using other language just adds meaningless political jargon to the conversation. But carry on, that seems to be your objective.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post

Using other language just adds meaningless political jargon to the conversation. But carry on, that seems to be your objective.

Yeah, you're not trying to add meaningless political jargon with your "ladders" comment.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Yeah, you're not trying to add meaningless political jargon with your "ladders" comment.

That was aimed at Flossy in response to his meaningless political jargon.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post

That was aimed at Flossy in response to his meaningless political jargon.

Ah, so it's wrong when he does it and right when you do it.

OK, thanks.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Ah, so it's wrong when he does it and right when you do it.

OK, thanks.

One might almost think you really were a lawyer the way you twist words around. Almost.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post

One might almost think you really were a lawyer the way you twist words around. Almost.

But you know better.
 
Corduroy
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post

Using other language just adds meaningless political jargon to the conversation. But carry on, that seems to be your objective.

What meaningless political jargon?
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Corduroy View Post

What meaningless political jargon?

Something about ladders, I think.

He ain't making a lot of sense.
 
mentalfloss
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Racism against blacks is still very pervasive in American culture, including in the minds of authority figures who have a wide degree of influence.

Terrorism is not.
 
Johnnny
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Im 100% positive that cops in America are trigger happy babies in adult bodies...
 
Cliffy
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I think it safe to say that there was some racial profiling going on here. If Castile was white, he would be joking about this right about now.
 
Danbones
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don't take your car to town son
don't take your car to town....
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post



I think it safe to say that there was some racial profiling going on here. If Castile was white, he would be joking about this right about now.

i blame the white hispanics... They're vicious bastards, they is
 
Locutus
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it's too bad but nobody will even remember this or the details a few months from now. the election will drown it all out. and it's not nearly as sexy as that hispanic dude that killed that other black dude.
 
Cliffy
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This Cop Just Unleashed on Her Fellow Officers Who Are Too Racist to Do Their Jobs

“So why don’t we just keep it real… You’re AFRAID of people who don’t look like you, you have NO BUSINESS in that uniform. Take it off! If you’re afraid to go talk to an African-American female or male, or a Mexican male or female, because they’re not white like you, take the uniform off! You have no business being a police officer! Because there’s many of us that would give our life for ANYBODY! We took this oath, and we meant it! If you are that officer who’s racist, take that uniform off and put the KKK hoodie on!”


This Cop Just Unleashed on Her Fellow Officers Who Are Too Racist to Do Their Jobs (VIDEO)
 
petros
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Out of all cops shootings so far this year only 17% of those who were shot were black.

What a travesty.