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Philando Castile: 3 Extremely Important Facts Everyone Needs to Know

Minneapolis, MN – In shocking video streamed on Facebook Live, Philando Castile, 32, is seen bleeding to death after a Minnesota police officer shot him through his driver-side car window. His girlfriend, Lavish Reynolds, also know as Diamond Reynolds, captured the horrific scene on her cell phone, narrating the tragic events, and streaming them live on Facebook.

According to Reynolds, police pulled them over for a broken tail light and callously shot her Castile to death after he told the officers that he had a firearm and a conceal-and-carry permit. Reynold’s 4-year-old daughter was reportedly sitting in the back seat when the officer fired at least four bullets into Castile’s arm and chest.

The officer who shot and killed Castile is with the St. Anthony Police Department in Falcon Heights, Minnesota and has not yet been identified. However, he has been put on administrative leave – standard operating procedure following a shooting.

Reynolds can be heard on the video telling her boyfriend “stay with me,” as he bleeds out in the vehicle.

“We got pulled over for a busted tail light in the back and he’s covered… They killed my boyfriend. He’s licensed to carry. He was trying to get out his ID and his wallet out his pocket and 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,” Reynolds says, narrating the events that had just taken place.

“He lived by the law and died by the law,” his mother, Valerie Castile told a WCCO TV reporter.

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Castile’s mother, Valerie, confirmed that her son died overnight in a local hospital. Police released a statement with little details, stating only that a gun was recovered at the scene and that the shooting originated with a traffic stop with two officers present.

With the media often guilty of simply running with the police narrative, and often working in concert to vilify the victims in cases such as this, it’s important that people know who Philando Castile really was.

1. Philando Castile Worked in an Elementary School Cafeteria — Parents Said He was Kind & Snuck Extra Graham Crackers to Children

Castile’s mother, Valerie Castile, said Philando Castile worked as a cafeteria supervisor at J.J. Hill Montessori School in St. Paul, according to WCCO television.

Saint Paul Public Schools released a statement about Philando Castile that stated:

Saint Paul Public Schools and its staff grieve the tragic death of a former student and current employee, Philando Castile.

He graduated from Central High School in 2001 and had worked for Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) since he was 19 years old, beginning in 2002, in the Nutrition Services Department.

Mr. Castile was promoted to a supervisory position two years ago and was currently working in one of our schools during the summer term.

Colleagues describe him as a team player who maintained great relationships with staff and students alike. He had a cheerful disposition and his colleagues enjoyed working with him. He was quick to greet former coworkers with a smile and hug.

One coworker said, “Kids loved him. He was smart, over-qualified. He was quiet, respectful, and kind. I knew him as warm and funny; he called me his ‘wing man.’ He wore a shirt and tie to his supervisor interview and said his goal was to one day ‘sit on the other side of this table.’”

Those who worked with him daily said he will be greatly missed.

“I am deeply sorry for his family and for their loss. He’s worked in SPPS for many years and he graduated from our district, so he was one of our own,” said SPPS Superintendent Valeria Silva.

Grief counselors will be available for staff and students as needed or requested.

The Saint Paul Public Schools family extends its deepest sympathy to Mr. Castile’s family and loved ones.

“This was a GOOD MAN,” a parent of a child at the school wrote on Facebook, noting that Castile snuck extra graham crackers to children and gave hugs to a borderline autistic child every day. He “pushed extra food in them like a grandma” and made sure to know the name of all the children.

Philando’s uncle Clarence said he had been employed in the cafeteria for 12 to 15 years “cooking for the little kids,” according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Clarence Castile called Philando “a good kid” and said he grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota, also living in Minneapolis.

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2. Philando Castile Was a Straight A Student in High School & Had No Criminal Record

Philando’s cousin, Antonio Johnson, 31, told the Star-Tribune that Philando was an honors student at St. Paul Central High School, “where he was a straight-A student,” noting Castile was a “very non-confrontational” person.

On the Facebook Live video posted by Reynolds, she can be heard stating that Castile worked for the St. Paul school system, that he’s not affiliated with gangs and that he has no criminal record. A search of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety database revealed Castile had no criminal history — with convictions for misdemeanor traffic tickets only.

Philando’s uncle Clarence also told KARE 11 News that Castile was, in every sense of the word, an “upstanding young man.”

3. Philando Castile Had a Concealed Carry Permit, Says Reynolds, & Had Worked Since He Was 18

In her Facebook Live video, Lavish Reynolds stated that Philando Castile had a concealed carry permit. Reynolds made note 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.”

Castile’s mother told the Star-Tribune that her son was a hard worker and had been employed all of his adult life.

“They killed my son. They took a good man, a hard-working man; he worked since he was 18 years old.”

It’s important to note that in many cases similar to this, police, and their corporate media cronies, often attempt to shift the blame onto the victim rather than being held accountable for their actual actions.

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  • anarchyst

    Standard Operating Procedure…the cop will get a “paid vacation” while his union buddies will find a way to “whitewash” this situation. The other cops on scene will get together to make sure that their stories agree with each other. If the case gets to trial, the prosecutor will see to it that evidence is not presented. The jurors will vote to acquit.
    Nothing to see here…move along…

    • (((JennaTrull)))

      Forgive me if I hope and pray that you are just WRONG! I want you to be wrong… just so fucking much!

      • anarchyst

        I want to be wrong too, believe me…
        Best regards

        • (((JennaTrull)))

          *lifts her glass* Here’s to you being wrong!

          • Jerry Yates

            Lift it again and toast your virtu signalling. The guy was an armed robber who reached for a gun.
            https://t.co/0X2eC9PPQP

        • Glorious_Cause

          It’s real simple. You never reach for your pocket AFTER telling an officer you have a gun. Never!!

          Castile is dead because he violated the most basic rule of carrying a weapon (even legally carrying).

          When you are pulled over, you immediately get your CC permit and your driver’s license out of your wallet and put both hands outside the window so the officer can see both hands. You have the permit and license in one of your hands. As soon as the officer arrives you tell him immediately you have a gun permit and and your gun is on your right hip holster (or wherever). You never, never reach for your pocket…ever!

          Castile is dead because he failed to take these simple steps. This is something they teach in all basic gun safety and conceal carry classes.

          • Mrs D

            Horsepucky! Castile is dead because a poorly trained, trigger-happy coward fired four bullets into a car with a four year old child in it! Never mind what you think Joe Blow Citizen has an obligation to understand, let’s talk about how that could EVER be acceptable behavior from law enforcement. EVER.

          • jlind

            Nice. Have fun eating crow.

          • NancyDL

            I have no doubt that you will not eat crow. People like you will hang onto your lies forever rather than admitting the truth.

            I look forward to the day when countries issue warnings to their citizens about traveling to the US. The Bahamas just did.

          • babalugatz .

            That’ll show us. Might as well close the airports

          • babalugatz .

            Got your drone video feed to show us all what happened before the skank’s video?….no, you dont. So, a big fat shut the Fkk up is in order

          • NancyDL

            Do you know how you sound? Why would anyone want to visit the US when it’s filled with folk like you? Do you think you’re a good advertisement for America? Do you think I would spend thousands of dollars on a plane ticket for the rare privilege of encountering someone like you? Think again.

          • babalugatz .

            Hey, Nancy. Guess what. I, nor any other American, could give a BLUE F* CK, about your boycott of this country, you insipid C*NT. Do you NOT notice people killing themselves, just to get into this fine country….b*tch? …Wow….we all gonna miss YOUR contribution to this economy, Dumb Tw*t…Go suck a d*ck. Pretty sure that’s how YOU get along, ay?…

          • NancyDL

            You seem like a cultured, well-educated person. I’m surprised that you are not aware that the only people trying to get into your country these days are people with nowhere else to go. And your illegal immigration stats have been way down since Bush left office.

            I’m a 76 year old great granny who grew up in the southwest US back when people respected one another and prided themselves on it. I wouldn’t want to meet someone like you in a dark alley. As a matter of fact, I wouldn’t want to meet someone like you on a city street in daylight.

          • babalugatz .

            Yeah, well…I was brought up to be polite, well-mannered, esp. to my elders. That flies right out the window, when perilous times confront us. I have ZERO inclination toward politesse, when the wolf’s at the door. You talk about “the poor, huddled masses”. Just like the hordes of Muslim men, swarming into Europe, not for sanctuary. They have that, the first foot over a safe border, yet they openly admit they want into wealthier parts of Europe, where there is more, and better FREE stuff. Where Sweden has become the RAPE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD, because Swedish women have “asked for it”, by dressing in any manner NOT consistent with hardline Islam. Maybe YOU are safe from this scourge, given your years, etc. Maybe NOT. Think a while on that. How dare you pontificate to ANYONE in this country, about how and what we should be doing. Mind your own back yard. Comes a day, you may wish you had a gun available. Right before you run out of ammo, with the rabid savages coming for you, you better save one round. For yourself. Sleep tight, old woman.

          • NancyDL

            I don’t talk about your “poor huddled masses”. Your message is just a list of lying far right talking points, word for word what one sees on NewsMax and other comment boards.

          • babalugatz .

            Yup. Rape statistics in Europe are “right wing” fabrications, as are the immigrants openly speaking about why they want to continue their trek to Germany, and complain about the food, dink, accommodations in Hungary, and the less affluent countries. How someone as limited as you, made it into their 60’s defies logic.

          • NancyDL

            Rape stats in Europe are NOT EVEN CLOSE to those in the US. The US is also the rape capitol of the world. PS – Hungary did not let many of them in. They closed the doors.

          • Sadierose Dobson

            In all honesty, my biggest problem with illegal immigration is that no one signs the guest register on the way in.
            The reason illegal immigration is down is in part do to the difficulty of finding find a job over 29 hours per week that pays more than minimum wage. Most offer no benefits since Obamacare took hold. The people I know work a minimum of two jobs to keep a roof over their heads.

          • williamlanning

            Nice of you to announce beforehand that your statement would be “Horsepucky”. Actually it is agenda driven Bullshit. Philandro never had a concealed weapon permit and his live in girlfriend would have known that. He never even applied for one. She LIED and yet you will swallow everything she stated as the truth and regurgitate it without once checking its veracity.

          • NancyDL

            This is the second time I’ve read that Mr. Castile had no permit, when the facts show that he did. Why is it so important for you to lie rather than admit you have a problem in your country.

          • williamlanning

            LMAO… what “facts”? The Sheriff’s department stated that not only did Castile NOT have a CCW permit, but had never applied for one. You need to stop trying to assign an aura of truth to lies. It is a fabrication perpetuated by corrupt politicians, corrupt “news reporters”, and gullible people like you, Nancy.

          • williamlanning

            All the newspapers have regurgitated the claim from an unknown (unnamed) source, while the Sheriff has stated he did not have one issued to him.

          • williamlanning

            As far as your statement about “what you think Joe Blow Citizen has an obligation to understand”, if Castile did have a ccw permit (one was never issued in Ramsey County) he would have had to have been trained on his responsibilities as a ccw permit holder. You NEVER initiate ANY action on your own. You follow the instructions of law enforcement officers explicitly… touching anything when the officer says “don’t touch” is a criminal act… and can have dire consequences.

          • NancyDL

            Um… again… the cop asked for his ID.

          • williamlanning

            Um… again… how do you know he did? Was it in the video? No. Are you accepting everything his girlfriend stated without verification? Yes… don’t do that.

          • Kate Parsons

            so you think firing into a car with a baby in the back and a passenger is is good police practice? all I see is that this police officer was a very scared coward who should not have had a gun!!

          • jlind

            Go on a ride along just once in a major city. Ask to go to a car in uniform with the occupants surely packing. We’ll see if you can handle it different. You won’t have a weapon but they will. Good luck!

          • NancyDL

            No one is suggesting that anyone give up their guns. I am suggesting a change in behavior.

          • Sadierose Dobson

            Stand in line with your syggestions. The only way to solve this problem is for the police departments and those in the poor, high crime areas to work together. No cop should have to fear for his life everytime he pulls over a car with an African American in it. No African American should live in fear of being pulled over. It is hard to protect and serve people who have nothing but animosity towards you and yet people of color deserve to be served and protected.
            There have been programs in the past that have worked, but they take money, time and commitment from both sides. In the areas these programs were used, the people in the neighborhoods finally felt secure enough to start taking their city back and worked with the police to remove the thugs.

          • Sadierose Dobson

            Never call a cop a coward until you have spent a few weeks doing their job. Period.

          • NancyDL

            I would call a couple hundred armed and armored cops waiting for two hours outside a Florida dance club while one armed man killed forty-nine people cowards. Period.

          • Sadierose Dobson

            That is a question I have asked myself. What I do know is that my anger is towards police commanders that refused to give the order, allowing SWAT to enter. Negotiations with a terrorist is pretty much a waste of air.

          • truthaddict

            You are so full of shit you are about to bust. The officer asked for the ID after Castile told him he had a gun. It’s daylight. The cop can see in the car. Cops are taught to stand closer to the back seat so they can see what the passenger is doing and if the passenger is going to attack them, the passenger has to turn their body completely around to get to the cop. This allows the cop room and time to get out of harm’s way. That is basic police training for any traffic stop. Nice try, though, trying to blame an innocent citizen for his own murder.

          • hwy505

            Thanks for teaching us how to police. You’re like an Internet Kojak.

          • Scott Esse

            Your TO must br proud of you and your vile mouth BTW, when did NYPD become the Highway Patrol?

          • truthaddict

            Ask a properly trained officer. They will tell you I am spot on. I know what I speak of.

          • Jerry Yates

            I am one and you have no idea what the fuck you are talking about.

          • ArumBouyed

            No you’re not.

          • Jerry Yates

            Not what? An idiot like you?

          • Bar Pluc

            No you’re not.

          • FckThugs

            It was 9pm

          • Scott Esse

            no it was NOT 9 pm the video that his girlfriend stramed IMMEDIATELY after he was MURDERED was in broad daylight

          • truthaddict

            Well, that was the brightest damn moon the Earth has seen in 100,000 years because it was bright as day. Or are you telling me that video was shot at night?

          • NancyDL

            To be fair… this took place in Minnesota where it’s plenty light at 9:00.

          • Blucross

            Truth addict , did you SEE all that or are You depending on the girlfriends description of events ??

          • Deb Pine

            The girlfriend seemed to be prepared to make a commentary going on prevous incidents as if she was setting it all up. She never once was crying and upset as soon as the boyfriend was shot. She kept a straight face and no tears in the meantime he was bleeding to death. Then the theatrics on and off.

          • Blucross

            agreed, then there is the Mass Media blowing up the ‘news story’ which is good for business AND tends to distract us from the ‘Clinton Gang” prosecutions. Which is an effective tactic the left wingers are very good at..

          • Gary Mazzei

            You are an idiot.Hillary is toast.

          • Blucross

            I hope to befriend you on facebook or G+ (99%ers)

          • jumpouttheboat

            Shock and a gun is pointed in the car. What should she do when she’s being ordered not to move and a cop is losing his mind over the shooting? Live video as a recording for her life and an sos call. What is this woman supposed to do to make sure she goes home to be with her child?

            Now it’s being shown in the media that Phil was profiled as a robber. So, yeah the officer had a bit of fear from the jump.

          • Deb Pine

            No he wasn’t being profiled as a robber. There was a grocery store robbery with a gun involved where the man looked very similar to the man who was shot in the car. Well obviously she was able to talk as in a commentary but not able to talk to her daughter ? She is good at making them as a few days before she was smoking pot inside a car and making a video filming taking the effects and spreading her legs and talking theatrics, meanwhile the little girl was still in the back of the car. Aside from all that, the problem surrounding it all is the problem with the Gun. Yes i agree there was fear surrounding the officer.

          • jumpouttheboat

            Disgusting much, aren’t you that you are digging into this woman’s sex life. What does that have to do with sitting in a car talking? People like you are waste of time have a decent discussion with.
            There is a verified police scanner report that the officer is saying he is profiling him as a robber! DWB driving while Black. Police scanner of stop. Officer says he pulled Phil over because he had a wide nose: http://www.kare11.com/mb/news/police-scanner-audio-1/267042738

            I’m finished with thus conversation. Typical to put a murder victim on trial and any of their witnesses. So, go on and belive what you want and dig into the sex lives of stranger.

          • NoOneInHell
          • paul allen

            Agreed. It’s white ignorance and pathetic attempt to use race as a scapegoat. Although it’s diminished, We’re still hanging blacks, just not with a noose

          • Jerry Yates

            Jesus man you’re a fucking cuckold. The bitch was smoking weed in front of her kid. The bitch was also driving the getaway car for Castile when he robbed that convenience store.
            You should kill yourself.
            https://t.co/0X2eC9PPQP

          • paul allen

            oh. You were there? Maybe they should subpoena mr know it all Jerry. Lol

          • Jerry Yates

            Looked similar because it was him. They matched the tax stamps on his Newports to the ones stolen from the store.
            https://t.co/0X2eC9PPQP

          • justamom003

            The child was in the car. Lucky she was not injured.

          • NoOneInHell

            And we all know that the media never ever lies or get things wrong right? Oh wait just ask Mark Hughes how good of a job the media does. The cops might have posted it but the media took off and ran like hell with it. Nearly got this guy killed.

          • chris ericksen

            You need to learn something about shock reaction, Deb- this woman is sitting next to her dying fiance – 4 shots have been fired- he is bleeding extensively- and her four-year-old daughter is in the back seat.

            A psychiatrist has explained about the mind’ disassociating itself at the time of a traumatic event.
            This psychiatrist also said that Diamond might very well have saved her life by reacting as she did.

            Let me give you an example as to how the mind tries to protect itself: when I was a young woman, my boyfriend called me around 6am to ask me to drive his car up to him so that he could get to work. He had had a few drinks the night before and so a friend had driven him home. I had a key and agreed as I lived just a few blocks from the restaurant.

            When I got to the parking lot and got into the car, since it was a convertible it had a plastic window and it wasn’t in good shape, I opened the car door so that I could see to back up. When I did so I saw a man standing right by the door, He attacked me and I screamed so he started to choke me; while it was happening one thought came to me- I was worried that my boyfriend would be late to work. THAT’S what terror can produce, Deb. Luckily sanity came back again for me to be able to scream again and 2 people ran out of their apartment to help. This was Hollywood and I was very lucky that anyone would have done this. Western and Santa Monica at that time was not a good area at all.

            Maybe you didn’t hear about when she’s in the police car and handcuffed reality sets in and she screams.
            FOR HEAVEN’S SAKES-THIS WAS LIVE STREAMING- SHE WAS NOT REITERATING WHAT HAD HAPPENED PREVIOUSLY< BUT RATHER AS IT HAPPENED!!

          • justamom003

            Why was she handcuffed and arrested? I am still trying to figure this out?

          • Jerry Yates

            Driove the getaway car when he robbed the convenience store.
            https://t.co/0X2eC9PPQP

          • Jerry Yates

            He robbed a liquor store. She drove the getaway car. The same car they were in. You don’t know anyhthing about shock or dissacociation. Just kill yourself before giving another opinion.

          • NancyDL

            Why are you making up stories to defend a cop you don`t even know.

          • Jerry Yates
          • paul allen

            How dare you. that is the most absurd, racially biased accusation I’ve heard. She planned this? With her toddler in the back seat? Are you f’n serious?
            Im actually ashamed for you and your pathetic attempt to cover up this colossal prejudice. If they were me he wouldn’t have shot me. I’d stand in for this man I’m that sure of it. I’m the last person to cry racism too, but enough is enough.

          • Jerry Yates

            Wow this is top flight virtue signalling. Make sure to point it out when some black dude is trying to kill you because he hates whitey.

          • paul allen

            lol. At least I’m not an online sissy.

          • chris ericksen

            Blucross- try to think of a reason that Philandro would have been reaching for his gun under the circumstances. We know he had a permit to carry- this has been verified- do you think that Philandro would have warned the cop that he had a gun and then try to shoot him?

          • Bernard

            Who verified he had a permit? Last I heard the local sheriff said he didn’t. Others speculated that he might have one issued in another County. Has that been verified?

          • Jerry Yates

            No.

          • NancyDL

            Yes. The sheriff verified it.

          • Jerry Yates

            No asshole we don’t know he had a permit. So ask yourself why he said he did when he didn’t.
            Could it be because the cop saw the gun he was reaching for?
            Do you see why you should never have an opinion again?

          • paul allen

            It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see a defenseless passenger still buckled in his seat slowly bleeding to death to know we’ve got a serious problem here.
            Back that with his non violent history, his clean criminal record, his multiple character witnesses, his legal right and license to holster a firearm. A child behind him. Etc.. This was a catastrophic failure by law enforcement is turning into the epitome of glaring admission of racial profiling

          • Jerry Yates

            And you just proved you’re no rocket scientist, cuckold. He wasn’t the passenger he was the driver and the video is mirrored.
            By definition having a fucking gun means you aren’t defenseless.
            Fucking kill yourself.

          • paul allen

            you’re nothing but an online coward that needs to secretly insult to control due to anger issues. Thats all I see

          • Jerry Yates

            Wow that comment dripped of faggotry borne out of being in your feelz.

          • paul allen

            ? That ridiculously unfounded attempt at insult makes absolutely zero sense. But, Thank You that intended hurtful comment actually made me chuckle. Honestly here. Lol.

          • CarolS

            I have to shake my head. You are going strictly by what the extremely calm, video-taping girlfriend, dictated AFTER the man was shot. We really have no idea what took place before then until the investigation is completed. We have a woman, while her boyfriend is bleeding to death in the seat beside her, and her 4 year old child is reportedly in the back seat (again through her narration), is streaming a live video and talking very deliberately and methodically about what is happening and what her boyfriend did/didn’t do. She didn’t appear to be upset in the least and, in addition, the child that was supposedly in the back seat during all of this, wasn’t screaming or crying at all. I certainly don’t have the answers, but something isn’t right. Period.

          • jumpouttheboat

            Did you watch the video? The cops had the little girl on the sidewalk when the mom was ordered from the car. More than likely they removed her after the shooting. And many times her voice shook as she spoke. Shock can make you do a lot of things you wouldn’t believe you could do. And yeah, I’ll believe her, the cop wasn’t denying anything because he knew he f’ed up.

          • Jerry Yates

            You’ll believe her because you’re black and stupid. Castille robbed a liquor store 2 days earlier. Her car matched the description of the get away car. He didn’t have a ccw permit. He was a crip who bragged about it on twitter and facebook.
            You don’t reach for a license when you tell a cop you have a weapon on you. They tell you not to move. If you move you get killed. This dumb motherfucker got killed. And once again good riddance.

          • jumpouttheboat

            Racist, much aren’t you. Never in my writing or posting of links proving you wrong, did I cry about race. This is a problem in the policing system. A system that kills every race and you’re crying because black people want the system changed to protect us all? You’re a fool. You can scroll up and read the links I posted to facts instead of spouting rehashed bullshit that lie and condemn a man with false information. http://www.snopes.com/philando-castile-was-not-wanted-for-armed-robbery/
            I don’t care what color he is. It’s ridiculous to argue with people who will believe whatever they want no matter what truth is laid at their feet. You’re right, he’s dead. We move on and wait until the next one comes and this act of police brutality starts knocking on your doors, because it happen. Stay delusional. A NOT Black mom. http://worldtruth.tv/innocent-mother-beaten-by-cops-in-front-of-her-children-for-reporting-cops-rude-behavior/
            Unmarked car, at night??? http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-chp-shooting-vehicles-20160705-snap-story.html
            Good old Country boy- http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/06/27/dylan-noble-country-boy-shot-by-fresno-cops-loved-everybody.html
            I don’t base wrong doing only on skin tones because there are too many in my family. You go on ahead. And neither will I stoop to classify your amount of intelligence But I will say this- Hell yes,
            ‪#‎BLACKLIVESMATTER‬
            When you’re offended because the word BLACK comes before Lives Matter, that’s an ego problem.

            When you exclude yourself from a movement fighting to change a policing
            system that’s unfair and killing US ALL because the word BLACK comes
            before Lives Matter- that’s your false sense of superiority making you
            believe you’re better.

            When you would rather whine, bitch, cry, berate others and feel ignored because you’re whatever color you are, you’re being
            hurt by police and you won’t fight for yourself because the word BLACK
            comes before Lives Matter- that’s your lack of self-preservation.

            When a BLACK person stands up and says they are tired of their Lives NOT
            Mattering to anyone beyond themselves and they put BLACK in front of
            Lives Matter and you get angry- that’s your jealousy and inert need to
            suppress the progress of others coming out.

            When you are tired of
            sitting in the chair, spouting vile and rhetoric, while observing the
            movement for change, then you join in to prove all lives matter. Until
            then #BlackLivesMatter

          • Jerry Yates

            That’s way too long to bother reading. I didn’t say you were stupid because you’re black, I’m just saying stupid black people believe this bullshit. You happen to be both, and therefore one of them.

          • truthaddict

            I saw where the officer was standing, and if you read my comment, then you know he was not in the right position. But hey, it’s just one more dead black man to you, right?

          • williamlanning

            He was standing where he was in case he had to fire again without endangering the driver of the vehicle. You are just trying to twist things to fit your “innocent victim” agenda.

            Not only did Castile NOT have a concealed carry permit, he had never even applied for one… thus his girlfriend’s claim that he told the officer that he had a permit was either a lie from Philandro to the police officer or a lie from his girl friend.

            People really need to STOP being led by the nose by lying “news” media and agenda based politicians.

          • Linda

            I see this was a day ago and maybe you haven’t but you can believe whatever you like however he was licensed to carry.

          • williamlanning

            What county issued the permit? Ramsey County stated that they did not and Hennepin County has not verified one way or another (he did live in Hennepin County at one time). As a CCW permit holder myself, I can tell you that if he had a permit he disobeyed every rule he was taught to be a CCW permit holder.

          • Jerry Yates

            Orvide proof of that. I dare you.

          • Jerry Yates

            He also robbed a convenience store 2 days earlier. Tax stamps on his Newports prove it.

          • Jerry Yates

            Right position for what idiot?

          • NancyDL

            She was trained to turn on the video and start live streaming. She was trained to narrate what is going on. More and more people will be doing this – of all ethnic backgrounds. This is basic self defense in America.

          • Jerry Yates

            You’re a fucking idiot. Basic self defense is to not go for a gun when a cop tells you not to go for a gun.
            Why don’t you search for some videos of people shooting cops instead of virtue signalling on the internet?

          • NinjaZX14R

            How the hell do you know that the cop asked for his ID ? were you there ? in the video I saw, the cop said ” I TOLD HIM NOT TO REACH FOR IT” If you have a video of the cop telling him to get his ID out, and then shooting him, please post it ….. maybe the cop got scared and shot, maybe he didn’t shoot just because he was scared, maybe he told the victim not to reach for (it) and maybe the victim did reach for something, even if it was his ID after being told not to reach for (anything ?) I don’t know, I wasn’t there either, just saw the video of the cop saying “I told him not to reach for it “

          • truthaddict

            I do know from the video that the cop was standing in the wrong position. I agree with your surmise that the cop was scared. I think that is the underlying problem — cops are terrified of black men and they think every confrontation with them has a high risk of of danger.

          • Friedrich Fleischer

            No they really aren’t, at all. He was an armed robbery suspect. That is why he was pulled over.

          • lspanker

            cops are terrified of black men and they think every confrontation with them has a high risk of of danger.

            And the fact that he looked like a robbery suspect and had a gun in view should have made this cop think otherwise?

          • ArumBouyed

            “cops are terrified of black men and they think every confrontation with them has a high risk of of danger.” O.K. Mr. know-it-all, you can kindly shut the fuck up now.

          • NancyDL

            I can’t believe the number of Americans gullible enough to defend this sort of behavior by law enforcement. You are so, so gullible.

          • Sadierose Dobson

            And you are making a decision, as most people in this country, without knowing all the facts. The feds are coming. If the officer screwed up, they will prosecute, rest assured. Personally, I am tired of all the violence. Cop, blacks, whites, native americans, children, stupid teenagers, abused spouses and children, homophobia, etc., etc., etc., you name it. What the hell is our problem? Spare me the sad stories, we all have them, mine is worse than most.

          • NancyDL

            What do you mean, I don’t know the facts. Everyone in your country with access to the news and/or the ability to read knows the facts. The facts are that your laws are set up in such a way as to punish the poor and racial minorities. When American police shoot, they shoot to kill. Period. That’s how police are trained in the US. Police are 2.5 times more likely to shoot at a black man than at a white.

            Police, in the US, seem to be very fearful and cowardly, although they are trained and equipped like a military force. As an example, it took hundreds of heavily armed and armored Florida police more than two hours to enter a building where one armed man was shooting civilians. Nearly fifty civilians were killed. No police were even seriously injured.

            These are the facts.

          • NinjaZX14R

            laws are set up to punish the poor ? and racial minorities ? maybe the facts are that while blacks are only about 13% of the population, they do most of the violent crimes, http://www.amren.com/news/2015/07/new-doj-statistics-on-race-and-violent-crime/
            And cops shooting blacks more than whites is a fable
            http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/apr/21/police-kill-more-whites-than-blacks-but-minority-d/

            But keep believing all that BS that the progressives keep brainwashing you with, thats it, Im out, not wasting my time with people that don’t want to know the truth

          • NancyDL

            Blacks are arrested more; they don’t necessarily commit more crimes. For example, far more blacks are arrested and imprisoned for drug possession yet whites have a far higher user rate.

            Are you also saying that police should shoot people for mouthing off? Really?

            The truth is, it’s not just blacks and other minorities who suffer at the hands of your police.. It’s everyone.

          • Sadierose Dobson

            OK, I don’t know if any of this is true, but my research has shown that blacks are more inclined to use crack, which has a tendency to cause problems with impulse control. Blah, blah, which leaves Blacks more inclined become involved in violent crimes when under the influence.
            Whites are more inclined to abuse opiates, by way of Dr. Shopping. When those aren’t available many move on to Heroin, because it’s easy to get and cheap. People on heroin are less likely to commit violent crimes. That doesn’t mean they don’t break the law, it’s just the laws they break have lesser sentences. Then we have marijuana folks, and they are so laid back they aren’t capable of committing a crime. People committing less violent crimes are more often offered the option of probation and rehab. Those with more violent crimes get a prison sentence.
            By way of laws, the judicial system, often Black/people of color/poor white neighborhoods are targeted because of the belief that crack is a more dangerous drug, and /or they are saving the community from backlash of drug addiction.
            Whites and opiates, on the other hand are often over looked because the same powers that be don’t see the same need to fix the problem. When my youngest graduated from high school in 2008, there was a very high percentage of teens using drugs. However, the number of arrests were low. Personally, I think it’s because most of the users also managed to keep high grades, participate in school functions, hold down jobs and not draw attention to themselves.
            Is it fair, no. Is it the cops fault, also no. The cop in the cruiser doesn’t get to make the laws, he only gets to enforce them. If you want to find fault, look to those that make the laws and the judical system that sanctions them.

          • Jerry Yates

            Far more blacks are arrrested for drug posession because they have multiple priors. We’re also not talking about drug posession we’re talking about violent crime. Everyone who is caught committting murder is arrested. There aren’t millions of white murderers running around. If you take into account how much violent crime goes unreported in the “black community” aka da hood, you’d find that the disparity is even more staggering. For example a police program called shotspotter set up microphones in Oakland. They found that 90% of gun crime goes unreported.
            You don’t understand how shit actually works. See this is a case of Dunning Kruger effect.
            By the way Philando Castille was an armed robber who was reaching for his gun. You’re going to have to keep an eye on Fox News because they’re the only ones that will report it.

          • NancyDL

            What a liar. You would think you were defending one of your kids instead of a stranger cop. Phil Castille was the manager of a cafeteria at a Montessori school. He was well paid. He had no criminal record.

          • Jerry Yates

            So again the craz cat lady gets in her old lady delusional feelz about statistics she doesn’t like.
            Phil Castile committed armed robbery of a convenience store days prior to being pulled over. He matched the description, the car matched the get away vehicle. Cops have now matche the tax stamps on the Newports he had on him with the ones he stole. He reached for a gun and was killed.
            You’re a stupid old lady that should keep her fucking opinion to herself because it got people murdered.

          • Moira Sue Dempsey
          • Jerry Yates
          • Jerry Yates

            Shoes look familiar at all?

          • Jerry Yates

            And here’s this interesting little nugget.

          • lspanker

            Blacks are arrested more; they don’t necessarily commit more crimes.

            FBI Uniform Crime Statistics completely refute your ignorant assertion.

          • Jerry Yates

            So do matching bureau of justice victimization reports. Even Snopes admits that.

          • Sadierose Dobson

            First off, if you are not American, your oppinion doesn’t mean squat to me. That being said, what part of your post presented any true, indisputable facts about what happened that day between the police and the deceased, before the beginning of the girlfriends taped video; absolutely nothing. What part of that tape, besides the girlfriends account gave any comments by the officer, except “I told him not to reach for it”; again nothing. So, we are back to the fact, not belief, but fact that you do not know what happened.
            Your post indicates that your belief is that some police have acted in a specific, negative way in the past, therefore all police are bad, therefore the officer in this case is guilty. Hate to tell you, but just because it’s green and it hops, doesn’t mean it is a frog.

          • NancyDL

            Are you saying that only American opinions are valuable? America as a country scores near the bottom internationally on scores of elementary, middle school and high schoolers on achievement tests. Perhaps that is part of your problem.

          • Sadierose Dobson

            There must be some one or some thing in you perfect little utopia that needs tending, maybe you could go fix their lives and leave ours alone. I had a great post written for you, but my daughter called and my phone ate it so I will give you the short version.
            I travelled in Europe years ago, and found the same attitude then as your are currently projecting. Personally, it smells of jealousy to me.

            If your neighbor is having problems, be they personal, financial, whatever, the average person is not going to march over, knock on the door, invite themselves in, plop down at the kitchen table and proceed to tell that neighbor everything that is wrong with their family and then give unsolicited advice as how to fix it. Yet, that is exactly what you are doing.
            Your posts have attacked our choice of healthcare. Maybe we don’t want to wait in long lines for mediocre healthcare.
            You are referred to our police as cowards for following their training, which has been the technique used world wide for quite some time. If you think they’re cowards, go tell that to the African American mother and son who were kept safe in Dallas by a human shield of officers in blue.
            You have attacked the average white person, labeling them as racist. Yet Americans give more to those in need, at both home and abroad than any nation on Earth. If we are so racist, so bigoted, how do you explain the multiple millions raise by people, from all corners of this country, to help the victims of the Orlando terrorist attack.
            You have voiced your negative opinion about our education system, why we are terrible because we don’t want massive numbers of illegal aliens crossing our borders, or Syrian refugees who can’t be vetted.The list is endless.
            Decades ago when my five year old sister was being a pain, one of my freinds made some snotty comment about her. I looked at my friend and told her that she might be right, BUT, she was my pain the ass sister and my freinds could shut the Hell up. The same goes for you. This is my country. At it’s worst, it’s better than any place else on Earth. I don’t follow Obama’s lead of apologizing for considering my country to be exceptional. If you can’t find anything good to say about the U S than put a sock in it.

          • NancyDL

            I didn’t criticize your health care; someone criticized mine. Truth is, yours is not only one of the worse – it is also by far the most expensive. I didn’t criticize your education system; the facts speak for themselves. I did say your police are cowards – in my view, these over-armed, over-armored bullies who shoot people for no reason – of all colors and cultures but especially black, brown and mentally ill – but will never put themselves in danger are cowards. Why do you have to think your country is the best? Can’t you just love it without trying to argue that it has no faults? Then, maybe you could address the problems. I agree. America is beautiful, and it used to be the kindest and most generous place on earth.

          • Jerry Yates

            Remove the blacks and latinos from those scores and tell me what they are. Also it doesn’t rank anywhere close to the bottom you disengenuous cunt. It ranks closer to the middle.

          • lspanker

            Are you saying that only American opinions are valuable? America as a country scores near the bottom internationally on scores of elementary, middle school and high schoolers on achievement tests.

            And guess what demographic group brings those scores down? Hint, hint: the one that also lacks impulse control and common sense when being pulled over by the cops. Perhaps having an average IQ of 87 just might be a factor in all these instances?

          • NancyDL

            Were you aware that most police hiring policies eliminate the applicants who score too high on achievement tests. They aim for a level of about 90. They don`t want the cops to be too smart because they might get bored and maybe not follow orders. (Most police work is quite boring.)

          • williamlanning

            Are you aware that you just posted BS and tried to present it as the truth. I am aware that you did.

          • babalugatz .

            FACT 2015- 375 whites killed by police vs. 136 Blacks. Look it up. This isn’t 1950. This is 71+% fatherless black households, where the young black man is raised by street gangs. We have an Epidemic. Maybe you live in Denmark, or Switzerland, or some other pasty white Euro society, with a population of Connecticut, where everything is wine & roses. You been gone 2 long, to pontificate. Thanks anyways

          • Linda

            71+% fatherless black households lolololol you don’t anyone who is black and fatherless being raised by street gangs. I don’the where you got your stats from but you are all the way wrong. The bible said 400 plus yrs..white folks time is up.

          • babalugatz .

            Stats are consistent from numerous sources. Black leaders and intelligentsia talk about it constantly, so it’s not some “crackah” fallacy. You think we’re up? Good luck. Lots mo crazy ass hillbillies n rednecks than you people

          • Jerry Yates

            Dindus hate stats. Math makes them chimp out.

          • NancyDL

            Are you saying that the phony stats you cite gives the cops the right to shoot an innocent person? Do you not realize that, in America, the cops also shoot innocent white and brown people. The idea that it’s a good idea to kill someone who doesn’t hit the ground fast enough is horrifying.

          • Jerry Yates

            See here’s an example of the crazy cat lady calling stats phony because they hurt her feelings.
            Also an example of how poor the reading comprehension skills are since laid out the numbers of white people who get shot.
            You live in an almost exclusively white country that your virtue signalling is ruining as we speak yet you’re lecturing us on police and crime.

          • paul allen

            I noticed the only term you use is virtue signaling. Is that virtually signaling your ineptitude

          • Jerry Yates
          • babalugatz .

            My man Jerry is running 5×5, steady-state, you lockstep clankah

          • paul allen

            It doesn’t matter if Jerry carries an inferior load capacity

          • babalugatz .

            Smoke more dick, paulie

          • NancyDL

            I live in Canada. We have all kinds of people up here including communities that were settled by escaped African slaves during the civil war. I have two graduate degrees and am retired comfortably after a long, happy work life. I have five kids – all well-educated; all professionally employed. I have seven grandchildren – all healthy and happy. One graduated from uni with highest honors three years ago and has already paid off her student debt. I`ve lived in Canada for more than half my life, but when I did live in the US Southwest, things were different. Two of my immediate family members were police officers. It doesn`t take a lot of intelligence, though, to look south and see a beautiful, great country destroyed by right-wing politics and anger.

          • Jerry Yates

            Canada is 89% white. As I said you’re currently in the process of destroying it now as well.

          • NancyDL

            About 20% of Canadians belong to visible minorities. This does not include members of aboriginal (First Nations) groups.

          • Jerry Yates

            Look cat lady, your feelz don’t counter facts. According to census statistics Canada is 89% white.

          • NancyDL

            Stats Can says that about 20% of Canadians are visible minorities. This leaves 80% as “white” or First Nations, which category is not separated out for some reason.

          • Jerry Yates

            So again you’re saying based on your feelz that census data is wrong? Try to find crime data by race in Canada by the way. I’m pretty sure they made it illegal for some reason. Why do you think that is?

          • NancyDL

            I’m giving you information that comes DIRECTLY from census data. I don’t know what it is with you. I keep giving you facts, you keep reacting as if facts were not facts.

          • paul allen

            Don’t let Jerry bother you.. He’s the epitome of a troll and gets a rise out of being an online coward rather than having a rational debate. Those who Have gross low self esteem attack others in an effort to feel powerful.
            Hitler was the poster child for this disease.

          • NancyDL

            He doesn’t bother me. I should have remembered that with certain posters, you have to leave a little “sarc” when you’re being sarcastic. Otherwise, they take you literally.

          • NancyDL

            Look, Mr. Yates. Canada is not 89% white. No matter how much you wish it were, it is not; no matter how many figures you make up and throw around, it is not.

          • Jerry Yates

            Ok so census data lies. I gotcha.
            The most astonishing part though is the degree to which you absolutely hate yourself that you’re so eager for it not to be. It was enough for your kind to bring America to the edge of collapse you’re now giddy at the idea of destroying Canada.
            All while you serve as a useful idiot to a political party that just wants more power and imports an electorate that will vote for it and the replacement of the native people.
            Why can’t you just kill yourself instead?

          • NancyDL

            I have to admit that I’m sticking with this conversation because I’m curious about how you think, how you reached the conclusions that you’ve clearly reached, and if many Americans share your views, which seem very strange to me.

            You wrote: “Ok so census data lies. I gotcha.
            The most astonishing part though is the degree to which you absolutely hate yourself that you’re so eager for it not to be.”

            Again, Canadian census data says that Canada is about 80% white. Why is it important to you to believe that this not be true?

            You wrote: “It was enough for your kind to bring America to the edge of collapse you’re now giddy at the idea of destroying Canada.”

            I left the US 42 years ago when the US was in pretty fine shape (before the introduction of Reaganomics set her on the downward slide). How could I have possibly brought the US to the edge of collapse? You and your conservative economics and your police state have done that.

            You wrote: “All while you serve as a useful idiot to a political party that just wants more power and imports an electorate that will vote for it and the replacement of the native people.”

            I don’t belong to a political party, although I normally vote Liberal. We do admit refugees to Canada. We pretty much need to to maintain our labor force and expand our economy because our birth rate is low and has been for some time. We have absolutely no intention of replacing our native people. (We call them First Nations People because they formed the first nations in Canada.)

            You wrote: “Why can’t you just kill yourself instead?”

            This makes me wonder how old you are and if you are still in school. If you are not, you might want to think of going back.

            End of dialogue.

          • Jerry Yates

            The US was not in pretty fine shape 42 years ago. I really don’t want to deal with dismantling all your hippie stupidity so I’ll just use 1 of your points to illustrate how fucking stupid you are. There is no labor shortage. And even if there were a country solves that by incentivizing it’s birthrate not by importing a different people entirely to displace the people of that nation. The fact that that isn’t blatantly obvious to you should highlight what a fucking poison you are to the people of Canada. The native people are the people that are born there from families that have lived there for generations. They are being displaced and replaced.
            You are a poison. Kill yourself.

          • babalugatz .

            Destroyed by Liberal cradle-to-grave Nanny State, you dumb old hag. Things ARE different from when you turned Trix in 1950 So.West U.S……smoke less weed, Woodstock is over

          • NancyDL

            This is a serious question. I’m assuming you are a resident American and a Republican voter. Why is it that so many American Republicans seem to take pride in being outlandishly rude. Is that some sort of reverse virtue signalling – i.e. a way of saying “I am a badass” without actually saying it?

          • babalugatz .

            No. You blathering gas-bag liberal. RUDE is Today’s Democrat/liberal/”progressive ” . The reason they keep rebranding themselves, and you, is “Liberal” became a nasty connotation. With good reason. See, RUDE, and DANGEROUS is Today’s liberal/progressive. The ones that espouse VIOLENCE, attack, and threaten those of differing political persuasion. That , if you want to talk about historical nastiness, is how Hitler’s “Brownshirts” got down to business. Your leftist psychos are TODAY’S NOUVEAU FASCISTS. You own it, wholesale, old lady…So…twist that cock anyway you like. I hope the Muslim scourge comes for you. Just to learn you.

          • NancyDL

            Virtue signalling? I love it when I see high quality rhetoric on a discussion board so overrun with nose pickers. Good job. Here’s a link: http://www.spectator.co.uk/2015/04/hating-the-daily-mail-is-a-substitute-for-doing-good/

          • Jerry Yates

            So you wanted to provide validation for what your behavior is with that link? Or you’re just kind of stupid?

          • lspanker

            What makes you believe that the crime stats are “phony”, other than the fact that they refute your ignorant assumptions regarding who commits violent crime in this country?

          • VikVega!!!

            If you truly believe this, then please don’t procreate. We don’t need anymore stupid people. You’re proof that we have plenty already…

            And please, look up the word FACT. You seem to think that it means “your opinion”.

          • NancyDL

            Why is it that American conservatives feel that personal insults win arguments when they have no facts? Do they not realize that this just makes them seem silly and defensive?

          • VikVega!!!

            It’s a no win situation here – I take no joy in exposing you for a retard.

          • Jerry Yates

            because we get tired of dealing with delusional progressives who don’t know what a fact is and conflate it with their feelings. That’s because you’re psychotic. Like he said don’t procreate. Stick with cats.
            http://nypost.com/2016/06/09/science-says-liberal-beliefs-are-linked-to-pyschotic-traits/

          • lspanker

            Why is it that American conservatives feel that personal insults win arguments when they have no facts?

            Why is is that American liberals like you think everyone is obligated to agree with your patent nonsense and your ludicrous assertions that you know better than everyone else? When push comes to shove, whether he was a convicted felon, had a CCW permit, or matched the suspect description are irrelevant. What mattered is that he disobeyed the instructions of the police officer when a gun was in view and gave the officer the impression that his life was in danger. That’s called being stupid, and when you play stupid games, sometimes you win stupid prizes…

          • NancyDL

            I don’t live in the US, and I`m not a liberal. I just don`t live in a place where the police are cowardly, trigger-happy thugs. The policeman asked him for his ID. He told the policeman that he had to reach into his back pocket to retrieve his wallet. Then, the policeman shot him. The only countries where the police act anywhere near the way they do in the US are the some of the Muslim countries.

          • ArumBouyed

            Why is it that American liberals mistake their gut “feelings” as facts? Nothing the person you’re defending came anywhere in the vicinity of facts.

          • Jerry Yates

            Racial minorities.
            You’re a stupid woman with shitty opinions who is now more than likely helping to ruin the country you moved to.
            Let me guess, you’re a big supporter of refugees right?

          • Josh Thompson

            No facts have been released in regard to this incident. Everything that has been reported has come from a woman who posts videos on social media of her and Philando Castile smoking weed in the car with her 4 year old daughter in the car with them. Her story keeps changing, and even her own mother has come out and said she is a habitual liar.

            Secondly, you are beyond misinformed about the US laws. Quit believing everything you see on TV.

          • Blucross

            Nancy you have been brain washed to the point you can’t see YOU DID NOT SEE THE SHOOTING, you saw the scene after the shooting ..Yes or No. ?

          • NinjaZX14R

            You were not there, you do not know the full story, and I was not there either, we only know whats on the video, and you are not even from the USA and you are talking about people here ???

            Have you ever been a cop ? have you had thugs shoot at you sometimes daily ? I haven’t either, BUT I do know people in Law enforcement, and this happens all the time … I know one thing, the press and this racist administration wants to make EVERYTHING a racial issue, even when it is NOT

          • NancyDL

            Good questions. Here are my answers. I am FROM the US. I do not live there now. I’ve never been a cop. My dad was a voluntary deputy, My brother was a career LEO – 30 years.

            These were the days when police were cordial when they stopped you, no matter who you were. This was LONG BEFORE police shot to kill at the first hint of noncompliance. This was before ALL shots were aimed at “center body mass” and were intended to kill.

            These were the days when lawmakers from both parties talked together and compromised, and when discussions were respectful – when people were Americans first and Dems and Reps second. This was before the poor were demonized, when schools were good in most areas of the US, when health care was available, when people didn’t mind paying their taxes.

          • NinjaZX14R

            Well you did raise a lot of issues, about the lawmakers from both parties would talk to each other and compromise, is very true, the problem is, the pubs seem to compromise very much, but the dems NEVER give them anything in return, schools were good before the NEA and the unions and the progressives took over our schools, and health care was fairly available BEFORE obamacare decimated our healthcare system, my once good healthcare has gone down the tube since obamacare, and the taxation problem is that a lot of people are paying too much taxes, and other are not paying ANY, also there is a point when taxation becomes theft, and this government crossed that line a long time ago

          • NancyDL

            Three questions: Can you give me just ONE concrete example of a case where the Republicans have been willing to compromise and the Democrats are not? Do you not understand that the ?Republicans have been holding your government hostage for more than five years?

            Why does the US insist on allowing Big Pharma and Big Med control your health care system when every other industrialized country provides single payer health care?

            What is this US thing about paying taxes? Other industrialized countries seem to agree that it is necessary to provide for a good environment for its citizens. Does it not bother you to have a terrible health care system, a terrible education system, starving people and rampant crime? Do you not understand that you do pay enough taxes to have a fairly good safety net, but your government wastes them on things that will make money for your gazillionnaires.

          • Sadierose Dobson

            More unwanted advice from the foreigner. We live in a country unlike any other on Earth and for the most part it works well. I have traveled extensively through europe, the middle east and other areas and I wouldn’t trade what I have, flawed though it can be, for the bill of goods any other country pedals.
            As for your question, currently, the republicans are as far right as the dems are left. This isn’t a case of the reps stopping the flow as it is neither side willing to compromise.
            As for the socialist medical care you discuss, Obamas attempt at that has raised my premiums from $150 per month to $670, with less coverage…unless I choose to have a baby. Since I’m 63 and went through a radical hysterectomy from cancer in 2007, I really doubt I will be taking advantage of that option. Next year the premium is scheduled to rise to $1,000 per month. With this kind of help I will be living on the street soon.
            In the process, Obamacare is currently only covering half the uninsured, the very reason it was instigated in the first place.
            As for taxes, if Obama and the Congress could pull yheir heads out of their behinds, they would have found ways to creat jobs over the last eightvyears, but everyone sits in the corners and places blame on the other guy. More job, more taxes paid, kess peoplevreceiving benefits…it’s a win win. With each passing election I pray that politicians and voters will see the light, but alas, it has not been the case.

          • NancyDL

            I think your Obamacare is a ripoff, too. It`s just a scam to raise more money for Big Pharma and Big Insurance. I understand about the cancer. I had a melanoma about 15 years ago. I was under the knife in about a week and it was gonezo. I have been waiting for about a year for a knee replacement, but it won`t kill me, and, at my age, it really doesn`t matter that much. I`m a senior (76), so my drugs are very low cost and my dental and optical are pretty much free.I agree with you about Obama and the Congress. I am not a fan of most of your politicians. Sounds like you aren`t either.

            Look, when my husband got recruited for a job in the far, far North some years ago, we never thought we`d stay. But the US was much different then.

          • Moira Sue Dempsey

            What a bunch of BS. What is hurting our schools is the systematic ploy of the GOP to privatize. First you make unreasonable goals, (and cut the budget so it’s hard to make those goals), then come in and make it even harder for schools to pass. It was the GOP who made schools a test driven environment instead of a learning environment. The NEA was here long before the whole No Child Left Behind that left our schools gutted. When you are testing children (sometimes as young as 8) 6 times throughout the year with these long ridiculous “standardize tests”, you get kids who just don’t care anymore. I know, I’ve seen it. You can have a school have 90% pass rate, but heaven forbid, if one of the subgroups (and there are many, including special ed) do slightly worse than the general population: BAM! Your school failed! The original goal was to have 100% pass rate in all subjects at all grade levels. I mean, WTF??? Schools could also fail if their attendance dropped, or had too many discipline problems. You can’t compare the US with test scores from other countries because they don’t test the whole population. Many countries, if a 10-year-old doesn’t pass “the test”, they can’t go onto the college track. The NEA is here to help Children First, get the schools out of a test driven environment and have teachers go back to what they do best: TEACH! Our schools are not failing, but the GOP is trying their bests so our schools do fail. I can remember being at a VEA meeting 25 years ago and being told that this was coming. I couldn’t believe it, but here we are!

          • NinjaZX14R

            Funny, private schools don’t have these problems, my son went to private schools all his life, he went to the progressive indoctrination centers (public schools) one year, that was enough, back to private schools he went. the problem is mostly the unions and the NEA, but since you are a democrat and union hack, I would never expect you to admit that.

            Go on believing the hate and lies that the democrats have brainwashed you with from cradle to grave, I know all to well how it goes, my parents were democrats all their lives, thankfully I was rescued from the propaganda, and became an Independent …… I’m not going to respond anymore, because people like you, don’t want to know truth about any matter.

            Try and have a nice day ……

          • Mike Osuchowski

            Funny, I never realized Ted Kennedy was in the GOP.

          • Sadierose Dobson

            Was it before the time police could walk up to the car window to ask you if you knew why they pulled you over only to have some armed loser blow their brains out and leave them for dead?

          • Jerry Yates

            You mean the days when the population was 80% white? Yeah I miss those days too.

          • NancyDL

            I am from the US. My late husband got transferred out years ago and, because we have single-payer health care where we are, and a much more peaceful environment, we just never came back. No, I’ve never been a policeman, but I had two in my immediate family – but attitudes were different then.

            Why do you call your administration “racist”? I don’t understand. If I were you, though, I’d encourage the press to report the hell out of everything – force the politicians to come up with some solutions.

          • TheBigGuy

            More like the opposite. You actually follow up on this? This guy was pulled over 52 times before this with a lengthy criminal history. Criminals can’t legally carry a gun. Let me repeat that. CRIMINALS can’t legally carry a gun. Your so fake.

          • justamom003

            Do you have proof of that? I have not heard he was pulled over 52 times and if so for what? This is what I found in an article. A search of Minnesota court records turned up zero felony charges and a high volume of cases for minor traffic offenses, such as driving with a revoked license, failure to wear a seat belt, and no proof of insurance. Two marijuana-possession charges were both dismissed. I have heard of quite a few white people with the same type of bad habits when driving and they haven’t been called criminals yet. So please explain where he became a criminal.

          • TheBigGuy

            Just search the words philandro castile 52 times on any search network. The guy had no major criminal record as you state or just maybe not caught yet for anything serious? Check this out:

            http://gotnews.com/breaking-philandocastile-falconheightsshooting-crips-gangmember/

            White people get pulled over all the time. Actually more white people get killed by cops than blacks. Knowledge is power. Just search it or check public records.

          • Blucross

            You could be right , but you do know he was pulled over because the cop thought he might be an armed robber from a day before ..?
            If that is true, and YOU were the cop, would you ask him,
            “Show me your license” Or would you say “Get your hand off that gun!”

          • Thomas Bowling

            Oh damn you are so dumb, they were fukking traffic violations. Speeding tickets and shit like that. Stop… Just stop typing… Shut your machine down, unplug it, put it back in the fukking box and go sit in a fukking corner somewhere. Grown folks are talking

          • lspanker

            I can’t believe the number of Americans stupid enough to reach for ANYTHING when a cop is pointing a gun at them and telling them not to move. I have had officers pull guns on me twice in my life, and both times I not only followed the officer’s instructions but let him know exactly what I was going to do when I did it. Both times the officers then holstered their weapons when it was clear that I was cooperating and not going to be a problem. That’s the way you handle it if you have at least half a brain…

          • NancyDL

            I know there’s no easy solution. With as many guns as there are around there, it’s unrealistic to think of getting rid of them. I think that if I’d lived there, I’d support politicians who had the guts to stand up to the NRA and get some background checks going. And I’d be in favor of training police to de-escalate and NOT to always shoot to kill. I don’t know… the situation is complicated. I sure don’t envy you.

          • ArumBouyed

            What behavior? What is it that you think you know? Facts please, not your hunches.

          • NancyDL

            A behavior like asking someone for his ID, then shooting him when he goes to pull it out. That kind of behavior.

          • Pattric Roust

            You were there Nancy and can attest to the events that transpired? How do you get to judge law enforcement from a video taken AFTER the shooting?

          • Josh Thompson

            Says the person who accepts the drug addict girlfriends ever changing story as fact. Seems to me you’re the gullible one.

          • Ar

            Really, your defense is that the cop was scared. Well if he is scared, he should not be able to carry something that can kill a man. Just because he was scared doesn’t mean its okay for him to shoot when Philando Castile doesn’t even have a gun in his hand.

          • Sadierose Dobson

            I believe the prior post was not addressing whether the officer was afraid or not. Instead, he brought forth the fact that the officer was shown in the video stating “I told him not to reach for it”. With the emotional state of the officer at the time of his statement, it could be considered an “excitable utterance”, i.e., a statement that is believed to be truthful and holds water in a court of law, at least for the rest of us.

          • NinjaZX14R

            Ok, one more time, the cop said “I told him not to reach for it” she said something different, we may never know what happened, the reason I said he MAY be scared, is that people are trying to make this completely racial, and it may not be, I don’t know, I wasn’t there …. and you are not a cop, if you see someone reaching for something, you are not going to wait until they pick up a gun, and many times they have no way to know for sure if there is a gun or not, if they wait, they may be killed, and do get killed this way sometimes

          • Jerry Yates

            Or maybe the guy who committed an armed robbery 2 days earlier shouldn’t have been reaching for a gun when he was told not to.

          • Gary Mazzei

            You saw what you wanted to see.I hope their is a full investigation that brings out all the facts.I will not condemn the man that died.He paid the ultimate price.I will not condemn the officer until the investigation is completed.Opinion is all we have here nothing else.

          • NinjaZX14R

            I saw what was on the video, did you watch it ???

          • jumpouttheboat

            We have to assume as a cop he would follow procedure. Asking for ID and information is standard operation procedure. No one has to be a witness to that.

          • Jerry Yates

            No it isn’t. Not when the cop is informed of the presence of a firearm.
            And yes not only was he an armed robbery suspect, he was an armed robber.
            https://t.co/0X2eC9PPQP

          • NinjaZX14R

            Yes, because blacks do most of the violent crimes, even though they are only about 13% of the population, thats why they are “profiled” as you say, and I am not the one who said he was a suspect, but some have said he matched the description of a suspect from an earlier robbery, its way to soon to know exactly what happened, and we may never know … and asking for ID is NOT standard operating procedure IF they person has a CCW or is carrying a weapon, and the link you provided from the police officers words was BEFORE he got to the car, all we know if that on the short video AFTER he was shot, the cop said “I TOLD HIM NOT TO REACH FOR (IT)” the lady said he was going for his wallet or ID, its his word against hers, who would the jury believe ??? You may not like what I am saying, but it is just the simple truth, one more thing about “profiling” thats how we won WW2 and saved this country from being overrun by someone like Hitler etc …

          • NancyDL

            You are really going to be up the creek VERY SOON when your voting age population is no longer majority white and no longer willing to elect local politicians who will gerrymander your districts for the Republicans. Do you understand that your average Fox listener is almost as old as I am, and your average Republican is not much younger. We oldies will eventually die off and people like you will be left to contend with the wishes and desires of the young, which is as it should be.

          • Blucross

            same for me Ninja, There is something to learn here regarding why people manufacture a scenario and then stick to it and refuse to see the facts.
            Here is a write up I did this morning, please feel free to contribute what you believe is true.
            Political Correctness is the best way to control people. I have been stomping on Political Correctness for years, and I have come to see its a slippery snake that the human, once bitten is loathe to let go.
            Even if the afflicted are intelligent, their inability to let go is amazing. Their stuckness has made me believe Political Correctness is the best, most effective way to control people.
            I believe it is so effective because the control comes from within and without.
            From within, Political Correctness is ‘glued’ by the person’s own sense of right and wrong. Most humans do not want to harm other humans most of the time. We feel empathy for others and we usually have a keen sense of right and wrong, and we want to be right. We will argue for days or hold a grudge for years in an attempt to prove to ourselves or others, “we are RIGHT”.
            The outside pressure of Political Correctness is strongest when applied by people we admire. It was first used by humans in tribal settings when we learned politeness and ethics, which was taught to us by our friends and family.
            A College Professor can wield tremendous power over the student’s mind. What the professor claims is true, will often be held by their students like religious dogma.

          • babalugatz .

            You obviously had your video drone hovering in front of the car, and recorded EVERYTHING up to the point where the skank-bag (yah…she is. Whole other video online, of her smoking a blunt in the car, with the SAME little girl in the back seat) starts the video, after the guy is shot. So, now you can fill in the big blank, right?….exactly….so shut the Fkk up. 3-1/2 people witnessed the event. One’s dead, one’s a little kid, one’s a drugged-up scuz, and one’s a cop.

          • NancyDL

            How can you type these sorts of things? Have you no shame? Have you no decency?

          • babalugatz .

            “I don’t mind if you don’t like my manners. I don’t like them myself. They’re pretty bad. I grieve over them on long winter evenings.”
            H. Bogart

          • Jerry Yates

            I think he’s profoudly decent. He’s right in everything he said. You aren’t. You should learn to shut the fuck up.

          • Friedrich Fleischer
          • williamlanning

            Not only did Castile NOT have a concealed carry permit, he had never even applied for one… thus his girlfriend’s claim that he told the officer that he had a permit was either a lie from Philandro to the police officer or a lie from his girl friend.

            People really need to STOP being led by the nose by lying “news” media and agenda based politicians.

          • NancyDL

            Again I ask, how can you type these sorts of things without checking the facts? Yes, Mr. Castile did have a concealed carry permit. This is a matter of record. Why is it important to you to lie rather than admit the facts?

          • libra8a .

            Wrong. He had a CCW from a different town. Talk about following lying “news” media.

            http://www.startribune.com/philando-castile-had-permit-to-carry-gun/386054481/

          • williamlanning

            Star Tribune cited an “unknown source”. What county was the permit from? BTW… have you resumed your profession yet?

          • williamlanning

            So far the only “confirmation” there is came from his girlfriend and from the unknown source. The Star Tribune printed, “Philando Castile had a valid permit to carry a gun when he was shot and killed by a St. Anthony police officer, a source confirmed to the Star Tribune Friday.” Like I said… I wait for confirmation that has been verified.

          • truthaddict

            Minneapolis Star Tribune has reported that he did have a permit.

          • TheBigGuy

            Did you follow up on this or just run with what his gf said? I mean really your so fake.

          • truthaddict

            What more is there to follow up on? All that is coming out are conspiracy theories. But, they satisfy your confirmation bias. Just admit you are happy that a black man was killed.

          • chris ericksen

            Actually this happened at night- hence the taillight excuse. The police could still see inside the car- the cop says that he told him not to reach for the gun but that he did and that’s why he shot.

            This officer had no business being in this profession. While I do not believe that he was a bigot, I do believe that he was temperamentally-unsuited to be a police officer. It’s not that he was a bully, but rather panicked because he was unable to think rationally at the time; it is not as if there had been a sudden motion.

            For corn’s sakes, he’d been told that Philandro was carrying by Philandro, himself; why in the world would he warn the officer and then make an attempt to shoot him??

            The directions given were idiotic. The minute he was informed that Philandro was carrying all he had to do was say raise your arms or don’t move. The fact that the wallet was reached for means that Philandro thought he was obeying the order to produce his license.

            The officer had full advantage-he was standing with a gun pointed at Philandro- there would have been plenty of time for the officer to have seen a gun’s being pulled and then stop him. This was nothing but a panic reaction- four shots- a reaction by someone totally unsuited for police work. There had been no hostility- the officer knew there was a gun- there was a second officer as backup- a 4-year-old child was in the back seat–

            Either inadequate training or total unsuitability for the job- or most likely both. The police had the complete advantage because standing right by the window with the gun pointed. Panic caused this- panic, I believe, at least partially because Philandro was black. The officer might not have been consciously aware of his bias, but overreacted to a danger that hadn’t existed; again- why warn someone you have a gun if you intend him harm?

          • Jerry Yates

            It didn’t happen at night asshole it was daylight. There was no taillinght excuse it was simply what the officer told them in order to pull them over. Castille matched the description of an armed robbery suspect. Her car matched the description of the get away vehicle. Castille did not have a CCW permit. He did however rob a convenience store 2 days earlier which has now been proven by matching the tax stamps on his Newports with the ones missing from the store. You should stop having fucking opinions on the internet.

          • Jerry Yates

            You really shouldn’t take the word of a woman named lavish diamond reynolds who posted a video to facebook of her smoking weed while driving with her 4 year old daughter in the car. Especially when it turns out she was the get away driver in an armed robbery. Realize you’re an asshole, apologize to everyone you know and never have an opinion again.

          • NancyDL

            I read a story in a Minneapolis paper that said the taillight wasn`t actually broken. By the way… at that hour in Minneapolis in July it is not dark.

          • Jerry Yates

            No asshole. Some hoodrat that was the getaway driver in an armed robbery and drives and smokes weed with her kid in the backseat told you that.
            Probably a wise idea not to take the word of people named Lavish Diamond.

          • Lisa Claire

            That’s bullshit.

          • Joe

            I agree with the proper way to handle most situations, but it doesn’t always happen that way. The Police officer on the passenger side of the car may have only heard “I Got a Gun” and then saw him reach for his pocket. SAD, I hope and pray that the Police officer admits the truth, and that a good Man’s Death doesn’t cause more deaths and riots.

          • Brian

            Which makes sense since he didn’t take those classes, since he didn’t have a permit

          • Robert Johnson

            He did.
            http://m.startribune.com/philando-castile-had-permit-to-carry-gun/386054481/
            There will be more to this story, though.

          • J. Starr

            That link would bear more weight if it actually cited PROOF of that claim, rather than just repeating hearsay.

          • Josh
          • Scott Esse

            Yes he did . but what does the truth matter to Liars such as yourself?

          • jlind

            No he didn’t. Not in Hennepin or Ramsey. Never got a permit. He couldn’t anyways. He has a criminal record.

          • jlind

            Exactly! They all believe his crime partner & don’t bother with checking with facts. She wasn’t his girlfriend. The smokes she had matched the ndc’s of the ones taken from the SA.

          • NancyDL

            Neither of these people had ever had even one negative encounter with the law. Everything you have just typed is a lie.

          • NancyDL

            Here’s another person who prefers to lie rather than admit a simple fact. Why?

          • Scott Esse

            HE WAS TOLD TO RETRIEVE HIS ID… Something else they teach in Concealed carry classes is to follow all instructions… Stop trying to make excuses for a POS under trained killer with a badge.

          • The worst part is, he got 6 upvotes for that piece of shit comment.

          • J. Starr

            9 “likes” on his post now…

          • jlind

            Man you better change your name after you find out what really happened. You people look so ridiculous. All of you. Not one of you who jumped & believed everything she said,watched a video AFTER the events,took a second to get the information for yourselves. That is the scariest part. Not one of you can think for yourselves!

          • Blucross

            Thanks for the commentary.
            Do You realize your comments will have more impact , if you use Your name and picture. I use mine and Yes I have had some attacks but they are easy to rectify.
            Also I understand some folks cannot be so ‘out front’ but because we are speaking into a hurricane of lies, our voices need to be loud and clear.
            Thanks jlind for your post.

          • babalugatz .

            Where’s your personal drone video?…..cmon, I know you have one, cuz you got ta see what NO ONE ELSE in the world, other than the 4 persons there, got ta see…..See?…No…you don’t. “He was told”….blah, blah, blah….bitch is a blunt-smoking crack whore (yes indeed..,there is another video SHE posted, of her & him smoking an entire blunt, with the same little girl, in the same back seat, in a parking lot before a fireworks show) So, by all means, let’s take her time line narrative as gospel. Fkking simpletons abound.

          • Sadierose Dobson

            That is not part of the video. I haven’t determined who is to blame. I’m just tired of people bring up “facts” they cannot prove. The girl friends statement referred to the officer asking for the license, but it was not recorded.

          • williamlanning

            Who stated that he was asked to show his license (concealed carry permit)? The girlfriend who knew he didn’t have one? Was he reaching for his wallet for a non-existent CCW license as she said he was? Was it a ruse to reach for his weapon because he KNEW he didn’t have a permit to carry? A lot of questions that need to be asked and answered before drawing conclusions yet agenda driven people have already made up their minds (what little they have) as to what happened.

          • NancyDL

            You wouldn`t make as many excuses for your own kid as you are making for a man that you don`t know. What`s up with that.

          • williamlanning

            Who is making excuses? I am saying that we need to wait for the investigation before condemning the officer as you have done. You have made a number of erroneous statements based on nothing more than your unsubstantiated opinions, Nancy.

          • Sadierose Dobson

            How do you know what he, i.e. the deceased, was told? I’m not saying the cop did or didn’t make the request for the deceased to “retrieve his I.D.”. I’m only wondering why so many individuals keep quoting a request that they don’t know, for sure was ever made.

          • Btheladyinred

            “When you are pulled over, you immediately get your CC permit and your driver’s license out of your wallet”
            Bang your dead for moving. See how that works? And this is what you say should be done.

          • J. Starr

            You aren’t “bang-dead” if you do as that poster said, and get the ID and CCW out as soon as you are pulled over.
            I’ve been pulled over 6 times while carrying, and have always handed my CCW over with my hands moving slowly, in plain sight…

          • Btheladyinred

            Oh BS you never do that. You put your hands on the steering wheel at 10 and 2 and inform the officer of your firearm. And your white so of course your not going to get shot. But if you think that is the correct way of doing it you aren’t very bright. If you are actually a responsible gun owner you would know what you said you do you should never do.

          • Sadierose Dobson

            I have read about the 10-2 on the stearing wheel, but use the 2 hands out the window. Hard to go for a gun when my hands are in plain view.
            On the other hand, I probably don’t pose much of a threat, because I’m a gray haired old lady that wears a messy bun and hoodies.I have been followed by police (at night) when I have teenagers along. Of course the response is great when they find I’m not a teenager also. Then it’s usually a “how is everything going” and we are done.

          • Btheladyinred

            And you just prove the point that cops treat people differently by the way they “look!”

          • Sadierose Dobson

            No, my comment was more to the liking of police are trained to look for certain things, you might call it profiling, but it doesn’t have anything to do with race. If they don’t investigate and the person is driving a car bomb, then it’s ” why didn’t the cops catch this guy before they could do their dastardly deed”. Usually, the vehicle I was driving was a beater, often used by my sons. For all I know, it had to do with some of their prior behaviors. Where I live, I think we have one cop for every ten residence.
            There is a problem with a few bad cops on police forces through out the U. S. Is this case one of them? I will let you know when enough information comes out to make that determination.
            The poor communities, white as well as people of color, have got to find a way to work with the police in community orgainizations or maybe that should be cops finding a way to work with communities of color. Until cops feel they are supported and have some expectation of safety you are going to find trigger happy cops; quite often just because they are expecting the worst. And the people of these neighborhoods need to feel that police are there to “protect and serve”, no matter what color their skin is. I grew up on the west coast and it was not uncommon for a African American family to call up a reportbof being burglarized and five hours later they just cleaned up the mess, because no police never bothered to show up.
            They had some great programs in, I believe it was New York, years ago that reduced so much violence. People started taking their neighborhoods back from the scum. Cops walked beats and knew the families, and enter acted with the kids. People weren’t afraid to call the police. Police weren’t afraid to show up…they knew who the bad guys were, because the community help point them out.

          • Btheladyinred

            No you just proved that cops treat people differently by they way they look.

          • Sadierose Dobson

            Well deary, it’s my comment concerning my personal experience, how I interpreted that experience, and my belief as to he intention of the police. So, do us both a favor and go hyjack someone elses thoughts, then you can apply any interpetation you please.

          • NancyDL

            The police need to find a way to work with them. There is no need for things to be like they are. None! Do you realize how many posts there are in just this discussion on how to avoid being killed by an American cop who stops you for whatever reason? Do you honestly think it’s normal to live like that? Do you think that other people in other countries live like that? Only in the harshest Islamic countries and Israel do people have to fear the police the way Americans do.

          • Sadierose Dobson

            I don’t carry a gun, but my license when I’ve been stopped and hands are hanging out the window. And, in between the sobs (joking), it is yes officer, no officer.
            My concern is that at this point we have the after video and nothing else. I wasn’t there, I assume the same for most people posting here, so now is a good time to wait for more facts to come out. To bad Gov. Dayton felt the need to spout off. Every time he opens his mouth his brains show.

          • Hine Ballantyne

            oh shut up!

          • CousinScootie

            As a CCP carrier in NYS, there is no law that requires you to immediately declare a legally concealed firearm. If you are asked to get out of the vehicle, at that point you should declare and await further instructions.
            If you are asked if you have any weapons on you, you should declare. Otherwise you should simply respond to what the officer is saying. You aren’t breaking any laws in that regard.

            I have never heard in any CC class that I should present my hands out the window with all my papers in order. I have been instructed to keep my mouth shut unless the topic is broached by the officer or I am ordered from the vehicle.

            Normally I have my license (driver’s), registration and insurance ready when the cop gets to my window. As a passenger I would have to question why the officer needs my ID, just say I don’t have any on me, or just produce it with no fanfare – if you can’t pull out your wallet without displaying a firearm you need to change how you carry.

          • anarchyst

            …every state has its own laws. In Michigan, a licensed CPL holder is REQUIRED to inform the officer if he is carrying a concealed weapon IMMEDIATELY upon being stopped…

          • CousinScootie

            In Minnesota there is only a duty to disclose if asked.

          • anarchyst

            Castile was following the cop’s order to produce his ID…he had previously informed the cop that he was a cpl holder and legally armed…

          • Carol Frost Fielder

            Correction! First rule is you NEVER GET YOUR ID! You keep your hands on the wheel! DUH! True, he didn’t follow the rules but neither did you, Glorious Cause. Boom! You’re dead, too. *lifts her glass, as well* Here’s to free toilet paper being wrong!

          • NancyDL

            The cop asked for the ID. He probably would have shot him if he had not reached for it.

          • NancyDL

            He was getting his driver’s license out when he was shot.

          • paul allen

            I disagree. I just took my permit test and that was never covered, that’s BS and you know it.
            I’m sad for my own race after watching this video but moreso the attempt to minimize this murder. I’m a gun toting conservative that supports our police, but this was poorly handled. If he was suspect in a robbery what was the officer doing greeting him at the passenger side!?? They should’ve both been ordered to exit the vehicle AFTER significant backup arrived to show force.
            Castille was still buckled in his seat, he verbally warned the police officer he had a permit and that he was teaching for his wallet and the cop clearly overreacted. Castille was a long time school employee not a criminal. Castille also had ZERO criminal record so don’t even try to defend this cop with any sense of conscience or you are clearly distorted and prejudice IMO.
            My heart goes out to the black community for what they put up with. If you’re Black please know that there are a good chunk of white people who are educated enough to know that, although it’s diminishing, profiling is very much alive and we will peacefully stand together until we achieve equality for all

          • lspanker

            It’s real simple. You never reach for your pocket AFTER telling an officer you have a gun. Never!!

            Heck, you don’t reach for ANYTHING at that point. There’s a reason this guy was a cafeteria worker, and has been stopped dozens of times over the years. He was certainly NOT the sharpest tool in the shed…

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      • Kochsboy

        WE all want that to be wrong we know better.

    • libra8a .

      I don’t think this pig is going to get off. Just a hunch. MN is an open carry state. He didn’t even have to tell the officer he was armed. If I’m on the jury he’s toast.

      • PBF

        Id like to agree with you but you saying pig is to racially motivated for me. Its no different than any other socially biased racial term. He is a possible criminal. Sounds deservedly so. I do not believe he will get off.

        • chexwarrior

          Pig is slang about cops, has nothing to do with race.

        • Scott Esse

          When did PIG become a racial term, Charmin?

          • Sadierose Dobson

            A slur, is a slur, racial or otherwise. One of the biggest problems with social media is people feel free to trash talk. Some of us would like to keep it out of the gutter, maybe you could help.

      • duece9s

        you dont have to tell them but maybe for both parties safety its a good idea to mention it, AND WHERE THE GUN IS

      • Chuck Ferguson

        Agreed that the cop isn’t likely to walk away from this. Seems to me he’s unfit for police duty if he turned to lethal force without apparent provocation, acting instead on fear. However, while MN is open carry, you do need a permit to carry concealed, and no, you don’t have to tell an officer you are armed, but it’s sure a good damn idea – especially now-a-days, it seems.

        • Diamond Meness

          He had a permit to carry concealed

          • Brian
          • Miss Priss

            You believe that shit? It spins everything.
            #1. It is illegal to give CW information.
            Keep drinking the KoolAid sucker.

          • Jay

            #2?

          • Scott Esse

            nor supplied yet as Brian is still trying to grasp number one

          • jlind

            Pot meet kettle.

          • Robert Johnson

            You can follow through to the sheriff’s page where he stresses that his permit (he had one) simply wasn’t applied for from his office (but as we know now, from another in-state)

          • Scott Esse

            Yes he did Liar, your leftist Propaganda site with a right leaning name has been proven wrong yet again

          • Josh

            That’s a reputable source, had to dig deep for that one.

          • jlind

            No.

      • Brian
        • Josh

          Conservative treehouse as a source. Sure, that is reputable and not biased at all. You cop sympathizers are so ridiculous it’s comical.

      • jlind

        Lol

        You are taught in class to tell the officer.

        • libra8a .

          SMH Moron. It depends on the state. Some states required it. Some don’t. Just because an instructor thinks is a good idea doesn’t mean you HAVE to inform. Not everyone takes a class. Do you do every thing some one tells you to do. I just found out you are a copsucker. Good day.

      • williamlanning

        Open carry in Missouri does NOT permit concealed carry in a vehicle… that is why a CCW is required to do that. Castile had no CCW and was violating Missouri law by carrying a concealed weapon. I doubt someone who is agenda driven like you would be selected for jury duty if it comes to trial.

    • Josh

      I actually think this cop is going down. He is going to need something spectacular to save him.

      • Kenny Negaard

        I hope your right. But Hillary just got let off with the “I didn’t intend to do anything wrong ” excuse.
        Praying for Justice in Both cases.

        • Sadierose Dobson

          Hillary has a Teflon coating. For the eest of us, ignorance of the law is no excuse. Yes, I realize she didn’t break a law, just every moral code ever written.

      • Brian

        That’s because the story isn’t true being told by the media. I used to think as you do. See my earlier posts: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/07/08/confirmed-philando-castile-was-an-armed-robbery-suspect-false-media-narrative-now-driving-cop-killings/

        • Miss Priss

          That link is full of shit. It is for white racist assholes.

          • Michael Pasko

            Your comment implies that you are racist. You might not be maybe you are just really upset. But the point is every race and color has racist people so for you to say the site is only for white racist. what about Hispanic or Asian or middle eastern or even Black people that don’t like their own race. Why would it not be for one of them. I know this is kinda asshole comment but I am trying to make a point that you don’t overcome racism by being racist. I will say from all the evidence I have seen. It seems like the victim was a very good person and a very caring father and it makes me sad that this happened to him. I would be sad if it happened to anyone but in this case it is truly horrific.

          • Blucross

            Obviously Miss Priss is a racist.
            Michael Pasko, Your comment regarding the character of the victim seems to be true also, he seemed like a real good fellow. .

          • jlind

            Well try kare11.com then.
            Unless any site with truth in it doesn’t fit your agenda.

        • Michael Pasko

          It would not matter if he was a murder suspect. The cop can easily tell them to sit still and wait for backup. When backup arrives one cop keeps the suspect in sight with gun drawn and the other has the person keep their hands up through window. The cop opens door escorts the person out and cuffs them the whole time being covered by the other cop. Then you sort out what is happening. The risk of the cops life is minimum and everyone lives.

          • jlind

            You have no clue how police work works. If you’re a plumber I’m not going to tell you how to do your job if I’m a psychologist.
            It’s too easy saying what you’d do in a situation but it does not work, it’s just not that way in the real world.

        • Josh
      • jlind

        Taking only her word at it you’d believe that but she’s not who she appears to be.
        Not his girlfriend.
        She is his accomplice.
        She’s a crip.
        She’s a liar.

        • Josh

          Did you forget to take your meds again?

          • williamlanning

            Why do you ask? Are you offering some of yours to him? Castile had no permit, is a reputed Crip member, fit the description of of a burglary suspect , and was reaching for something (according to his girlfriend). I like to wait for the results of the investigation before drawing a conclusion. I just wish everyone would do the same. If it was a justified shooting the officer should be exonerated. If not he should be burned. Mob justice has a poor history of being accurate.

          • Josh

            Maybe you need some too. You like to wait for results of investigation? Then you must disagree with jlind too since he’s drawing multiple conclusions with no proof. It’s funny what cop sympathizers consider proof since there is no solid proof he was a member of the crips.

          • williamlanning

            It’s amazing what cop haters try to portray as “truth”. Try looking up what the word “reputed” means before posting something that makes you look ridiculous, Josh. Castile portrayed himself as a member of the Crips. Yes, I do like to wait until the results of the investigation, but you, on the other hand, have determined the police officer is guilty hence your statement “I actually think this cop is going down. He is going to need something spectacular to save him.”

            BTW I seek the truth… and sympathize with actual victims. You should try it some time.

          • Josh

            I think he’s going down, I could be wrong. I’m waiting on more information as well.

            It’s amazing what moronic people interpret things as, regardless of what they believe. You are an idiot.

          • williamlanning

            LMAO… you were the one who tried to affirm his guilt with your statement… without waiting for more evidence. Nice attempt at back peddling… BTW… morons make inaccurate statements denigrating groups they hate… like you did.

          • Josh

            Saying “I think” is affirming his guilt. Haha. You just read what you want to read.

          • williamlanning

            LMAO… you did not say “we need to wait to see what the investigation reveals”, you made a determination and implied that he was guilty when you said, “I actually think this cop is going down”. Only after I called you on it did you back peddle and say, “I could be wrong”. Do you really have a comprehension problem? I don’t.

          • Josh

            Yes, I think that is what is going to happen. I’m not back peddling, I’m clarifying it for you since you’re too stupid. It’s pointless, though. You’re too dumb to understand.

          • williamlanning

            Josh… The stupidity was on your part. You stated that he was probably going down. Why? Because you thought he was guilty or for some other reason? What motivated you to say that? You never “clarified” that… or anything else for that matter.

          • libra8a .

            SMH you have a problem with people drawing a conclusion that the cop fucked up but you are drawing a conclusion that he didn’t. You are already wrong about him not having a CCW. Stop sucking cop dick.

          • williamlanning

            As I inquired before, what county issued the permit? Ramsey County stated that they did not and I haven’t heard anything from Hennepin County. As a CCW holder I know that, if he did have a permit, he disobeyed every rule and instruction he would have received instruction on prior to obtaining his permit. Next, I never said I drew any conclusion… I will wait until the investigation reveals what happened. YOU are the one jumping to conclusions. As for your last statement, I am not so inclined to do anything like that. Besides… why should you offer your profession to anyone else?

    • PBF

      You are a deep seeded racist

      • anarchyst

        thank you for noticing!

        Best regards,

        • PBF

          You are whats wrong with this country. SO sad. and Best regards to you as well.

          • James Michael

            A sworn servant murders an innocent man in cold blood…This guy tells the truth and YOU attack him? STFU you retard….Go back to licking a mirror in a closet before you hurt yourself…NONE of this is about race…This is about giving pussy assed psychopaths badges and guns and releasing them on We the People….

          • Brian

            Not innocent, not cold blooded.

          • Scott Esse

            You just Love being Wrong, I bet you go to Lesbian Bars to pick fights too

          • jlind

            You have a problem with gay people?

          • jlind

            You should put down your mirror that you love & read some books. Calling him names really put you in a whole new bracket. Especially because you were proven wrong. Funny how facts make people like you look ridiculous.

          • Waffen ϟϟ
          • pourter

            actually dude, you’re whats wrong with america. “We are all the same under the Red White and Blue?” Awesome in principle, not happening in reality. You think because a white conservative says it, it’s true? Will saying that bring back the unarmed people who have been murdered by the police? Will saying that stop harassment?You’re a white guy who recognises MLK, so that heals the anger, the sadness the hatred that racism is bringing into our communities? Communities are being torn apart, children are being raised without fathers, young men are being sent to jail, murdered, marginalized, but you want them to say “It’s ok, kumbaya, forgive and forget.” No, at some point people have to stand up and say this cannot go on.

            Oh, and I’m a white guy who leans conservative as well. And even though I can’t relate to what black people in america are going through, because I don’t get harassed, carded, pulled over for the colour of my skin, I see it happening. I can empathise. I can see why they’re angry, and why they are gathering together to make it stop.

            All lives matter, but right now, its Black lives that are being taken away, and that needs to be addressed and stopped.

          • Michael Pasko

            I will like to point out that more white people are killed by cops. More black people are killed by blacks and more white people are killed by blacks. I say this statistic to point out this is not white lives or black lives these race comments are from the government to keep us separated. If you stop looking at color you will notice areas where it is hard to get by have almost all the crime and death. One person can live extravagantly for 1,000 life times while 1,000 people can barely eat. Is it any surprise that those areas have such high murder rates. If candy bars cost .35 when minimum wage was 5.75 an hour how is it they cost 1.20 and minimum wage is 8.05 in Florida. I use candy bars as an easy example but the prices for gas, electric, water, housing, clothes all went up about same increase. It is anywhere from 300 to 500 percent increase except for minimum wage which is about 25 percent. This means the elite 1 percent and yes they are all nationalities. The CEO’s and boards are raking in all this extra money. Right now what are people upset about the money difference the outrage of kids starving the outrage of the homeless. No it is all about a race war makes sense it is the easiest way to divide us. I say if we cut some of the money spent on Illegals and i mean their children get free school and entertainment paid for by our government. This is happening why our children are losing music and gym. Big companies are getting bail outs with nothing saying they have to pay it into company for employees or reduce prices no they hand it around as company bonuses for the board and CEO. Maybe if we start making it so people can afford to live in this country violence will go down. Maybe if we spend more on proper screening and training of police the .00007 percent of police murders will go down even further. The .00007 is percent of deaths in relation to police calls across this country. This number sounds low but considering the locked keys in car or the cat in tree calls factor into it the number is still too high.

          • Scott Esse

            Your examples are all feel good ad statistically true, but you are forgetting the biggest stat: there are more whites being economically oppressed in the US than any other race. Whites dont have Minority based assistance programs. So your bullshit means absolutely NOTHING in this discussion, The bottom line FACT is there are TOO MANY BAD COPS. Many are due to burn out, but none the less, they have gone bad. And they take down every good Cop that has ever been and ever will be. Just ONE bad cop in a million is too damn many!

          • Blucross

            Do YOU have the courage to be a cop ?

          • NancyDL

            Courage? It takes courage to stomp around in a bullet-proof vest or in a tank shooting people who look at you crosswise? Right. It takes courage to wait for hours outside a dance club while a single shooter kills forty-nine people. People say cops kill because they are afraid. What the heck are their hiring standards? Their training standards?

          • jlind

            Your opinions hold no water.

          • NancyDL

            I don’t understand why the exclusive focus on blacks. There are more innocent and/or unarmed white people killed by cops. Lots of brown people, too. The problem is the cops.

          • Blucross

            Michael, wtf, You come along spouting facts… into this progressive pity party..
            No wonder you have the guts to show your face and name…
            (LOL) You make me proud whiteboy, keep up the good work.
            Lets be friends in Facebook or G+, Thanks

          • Blucross

            and you don’t belong to a group that murder themselves at such a high rate.

          • SpanView

            Well….. will it bring back all the murdered cops? Do you know that a cop is 18 times more likely to be shot by a black man (and killed) than is a black unarmed man by a cop? So…um..do you recognize cop hatred? Do you recognize the terrorism against our cops that happens daily? Try reading a bit. “The War Against Cops”..the stats are really eye opening. While you are at it..think about this. How many men are stopped by cops, vs women…how many men are searched, beaten, shot, jailed..vs women. Yet, men are half the population, not 80-90%. Does this mean cops are sexist? No, it means men are more likely than women to do the crime or resist.

          • NancyDL

            You made all those things up.

          • jlind

            You just want people to give you attention. You want to feel accepted & by rallying for any cause,you feel you’re getting what you are missing. You’re not alone. Many others are doing exactly what you are. Problem is,you’re not even looking at the facts. Spewing lies doesn’t make them truth. You need to get acceptance the right way & do what is right.

            It would take at least 40 years of a cop killing a black man EVERY day to catch up to the numbers of black on black shooting deaths. #TRUTH

            Your agenda says it’s not OK to kill anyone posing an immediate threat onto an officers life but it’s okay to kill an officer at any time,for any reason,just as retribution.

            If you can read this & not feel any remorse or conviction than you need to re-evaluate who you are.

          • NancyDL

            I love the way Americans can read minds over the Internet.

          • babalugatz .

            Why don’t you look at the statistics, by numerous sources, that in 2015, and several years prior (probably going way back) TWICE AS MANY whites are killed by police than blacks…
            375 whites vs 136 blacks…..I don’t see WLM riots, protests, mayhem.

          • KP Woodlock

            PBF have you not been watching what is happening in Baltimore where Freddie Gray was murdered by cops? Anarchyst is describing it perfectly.

          • Scott Esse

            WRONG again, Freddie Gray was Suicide by cop. He had a broken neck, went out doing his drug dealing without his cervical collar on and baited cops into a physical altercation, which resulted in him causing his own injuries. You are just as stupid as Freddie was, At least he removed himself from the gene pool

      • anarchyst

        why do you say I am “racist”??

        • PBF

          Your comments my fellow American. I am a white American with conservitive views. I HATE RAcism with a passion. HATE IT it will have to be removed from our society by ALL of us hand in hand letting it go. I make no quams about what our past was. Its time to move to the future. We have to love each other like the day we were attacked on 9-11 no American stood apart we were all equal that day and should remain that way always. It should not require a tragedy for us to all be on the same level. This goes for all races. The American Indian, the Irish AMericans, the Hisapanic AMerican. The immagrants from all over. We are all the same unsder the Red White and Blue. Racism is a mental disease. Its funny how children do not hate each other when they are young its taught to them. Dr MLK was a real American hero. He had it right. Hlaf of the so called movenents today would make him sick to his stomach. God rest his soul. We could all be so lucky to learn from his teachings and hold them to heart. He was a great man.

          • Josh

            PBF your comments are nonsensical and in no way explain why you were saying he is a racist.I’m not even sure what your point is.

          • RabbitFighter

            Agreed

          • Michael Pasko

            I think he was pointing out that if you specify your race that is racist to begin. Your race shouldn’t matter therefor there is no reason to specify it. You could just say it how it is any cop shooting any person in this way is in the wrong.

          • Scott Esse

            PBF isnt even sure what his own point is, He is just mouthing off to be an

      • Last Hand=All In

        I’m guessing you have absolutely no idea what the term whitewash means.

        • Blucross

          Originally it was about painting fences with a cheap white paint. (see Huckleberry Finn)

      • Scott Esse

        YOU are the one crying race, and that makes YOU the racist. The cop was a minority as was the victim…

        • PBF

          Were there is smoke there is fire

    • n4zhg

      The solution to police unions is RICO.

      • Ivy Moon

        Co-sign.

    • Michael Bahari

      So right you are, very well composed. It’s the same two step dance.

    • lambeartoes

      I’m pretty sure a officer position will open up, this is your chance to show them how policing should be done.

      • Scott Esse

        How do you know Anarchyst Isn’t a cop himself???

    • Marty Delgado

      I thought the officer that shot Castile was asian. So i feel that they will actually persecute him, like that asian cop in New York.

      • Scott Esse

        With a name like Jeronimo Yanez? Hardly…

    • Tom Vukorepa Relic

      Seems to me very few gangsters get shot. Mostly homeless people executed, innocent people, activists and mentally impaired teenagers. I see children getting fined for selling lemonade, seniors getting arrested for feeding the homeless, people getting charged for having gardens and collecting rainwater, and even people dancing? Disabled people getting tasered and beaten. Someone should start a petition in the US to ban hiring people without University Degrees into Law Enforcement. They may become understaffed but at least the public will be much safer not having these gun totting baboons with badges, battons and tasers. They are nothing more then a menace to Society and a disgrace in a uniform.

    • Miss Priss

      Yup. I’m retired and that’s the way they roll.

    • libra8a .

      Not if I’m on the jury.

    • jlind

      Seriously you look foolish. Spewing out words doesn’t make them true.
      Do you even know that she’s not even his girlfriend? Yeah.
      He wasn’t even a conceal & carry permit holder.
      He was wanted for robbery. No traffic stop for break lights,mufflers,etc. He was a perfect match for the robbery which the plates matched.
      She was his partner in crime. Not his girlfriend. Hence why she didn’t help him with his injuries but decided to make a Facebook post of her lies.

      You people may have a problem if you keep picking these criminals to be your poster children. They ALL turn out to be nothing but law breaking babies who can’t handle accountability.

      Do something productive with your life. Read facts before you defend criminals.

    • Blucross

      and then there is this narrative, https://theconservativetreehouse.com/
      Which fits very well the aftermath of the family Instantly going to several “Fund Me ” sites looking for donations.

    • ArumBouyed

      1. He will get a “paid vacation” because he is innocent until proven guilty. Or don’t you believe in that sort of thing?
      2. “whitewash” means you are obviously a racist.
      3. The other cops stories won’t carry much weight because the incident is on video.
      4. If the evidence warrants this case going to trial, than it will go to trial.
      5. Prosecutor’s, despite your racist delusions, don’t “suppress evidence”. They’d rather keep their job than railroad an innocent man. If you believe otherwise see point 2.
      6. The jurors will vote based on the evidence.
      You’re right. Nothing to see here. No conspiracy. If this cop is found guilty that will come out. No reason to start massacring innocent cops just because you have an irrational fear of them.

  • Steve Goering

    sad but true….

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    Ya know what would be more ironic? If the guy actually had dreams-at least at one point-of being a cop. Funny thing is, some people who wanted to become law enforcement officials get wrongfully attacked by a cop and then reconsider it.
    Hmm. Blessing in disguise. Maybe it will show the people who are “good, law abiding citizens” that there’s a problem with the police force, and it’s not about a bunch of thugs and malcontents griping about stuff they brought upon themselves.

    • (((JennaTrull)))

      I doubt it. Police apologists are pretty heavily invested in their “just world” fallacy. I’m already seeing people call him stupid for “telling a cop you have a gun and then reaching for it.”

      • libra8a .

        He said he had a license to carry and was armed. The pig was to stupid to realize if he meant him any harm he wouldn’t have told him he was armed. IMO if he was white he would be alive.

  • weelittlepeople

    This was another execution just like Anton – and caught on film. Who knows the countless others that were never caught on film. Eric Garner WAS on film, Choked to death by the cops ON FILM and still got off….So no one murdered these people right? They just died, were shot or choked themselves…..Where’s the NRA outrage? Where’s the ALL LIVES MATTER Crowd outrage? It’s disgusting

    • Troy Scheffler

      If that fat pig was being choked he wouldn’t be able to talk dummy.

      • kujop

        youre a sociopath

      • NARF

        all of these situations are different but if you think that steroid-ed up midget cop who jumped on Garners back was doing something that makes sense you are a moron. That was murder…plain and simple.

      • weelittlepeople

        And you are an idiot I’m sorry to say. Because your skin is a different color, you will never know what others go thru but your heart is black for sure.

    • ks604

      Think about when we didnt have all this technology to record them in an instant. You think the numbers are high these days, think about how much they got away with in the 80’s and 90s etc. Hidden from the eyes of technology think about how high the numbers were then. This has been going on for hundreds of years, its nothing new. At least now we are SOMEWHAT waking up and trying to make a difference, although I suggest speaking up, not just recording everything

    • Robert Williams

      This was an upstanding citizen with no criminal record vs someone with a rap sheet a mile long. One was complying with orders (producing a license) while the other was disobeying orders (not getting on the ground as told). These two are hardly the same.

      • James Michael

        No the one with the criminal record had committed NO crime either…THEY had no lawful authority to be ordering him to do anything….

      • Michael Bahari

        I’m sure you know you can not order anyone to do do anything. Except in court where it is recorded on the record.

        • NARF

          and THAT attitude is EXACTLY what is getting Blacks killed….its sadly at a point now where ANY of us had better do EXACTLY as the cops says when they roll up on you. To do anything other than what they say is to put your life at risk…sadly, ESPECIALLY if you are black.

          • Bill Baldwin

            This is kind of an ironic comment when it’s attached to a story about a man who obeyed orders and got shot anyway.

          • Ivy Moon

            I completely agree with this.

            I’m scared shitless, and I’m a privileged, white, female. Granted, I’m covered, head to toe, in (beautiful, tasteful, colorful) tattoos, that have no gang affiliation whatsoever, yet, I still feel singled out. If/when I’m in trouble with the law, you best believe my penalties are harsher than Suzy Homemaker to the left. I’ve felt it, and that’s but a fraction of a fraction of what poc are going through right now.

            I cannot IMAGINE what it must be like for people of color. It is unfathomable, EGREGIOUS, and ATROCIOUS to me, that when a black man is walking down the street, he has to consider what he’s wearing, how he’s talking, how he’s walking, etc. could be the cause of his death. Simply for existing. It brings literal tears to my eyes as I type this. I am so, so sorry. My heart breaks for all of you, because it’s getting worse before it’s getting better in this totalitarian, police state, oligarchy we’ve found ourselves in.

            The media constantly feeding false narratives to the uneducated, and willing Sheeple, sharpening and expanding the racial divide even further, so we are out there killing each other instead of uniting and turning our anger, frustration, and resolution where it belongs – into a revolution against corruption in government on every level. We will never get anything done, or make any kind of change, if we’re still just focused on retaliation and killing each other, like the Fat Cats want us to.

            The only answer now is compassion, unity, and love. From there, UNITED we can fight the good fight, but not until then. In the meantime, bodies will keep dropping, and mothers will still be crying.

            Until we, as a united people, decide to change the narrative, this is how things are now. Hug your children, tell your momma you love her. In my case it would be my dad. Tomorrow is uncertain, all we have is today.

            Stay safe everyone.

          • NARF

            its pretty simple…for EVERYONE…do WTF the police say when they roll up on you and 99% of the time it will go fine….start mouthing off, arguing, disobeying orders and you will quickly be in a bad situation. As far as yourself I`m sure those fake boobs you have also draw attention and cause you good AND bad problems…don`t complain when just about EVERYTHING you do is screaming LOOK AT ME…LOOK AT ME!

      • weelittlepeople

        And you are blind to the truth – according you your logic, every criminal who has served their time are subject to execution. You are part of the problem.

        • Glorious_Cause

          When a convicted felon (who is not allowed to own a gun) resists arrest and reaches for the gun in his pocket, he has sealed his death warrant

          • weelittlepeople

            you see what you choose to see – blindness is your forte I see – so tell me this sparky – why are not white people who ACTUALLY wave and point guns at police dead? You can find 7 right off the bat if you really tried…you are part of the problem – surely not the solution

      • Brian
    • Blucross

      Anton was fighting with the cops, refused to comply and had a gun in his pocket , which was spotted by one of the cops when they began to wrestle on the ground.
      The Half truth news shows you a young teenager picture,
      Heres another look at Anton
      Here is what you need to know about the FELON Alton Sterling: •9/09/96 aggravated battery
      •10/31/97 2nd degree battery
      •1/06/98 simple battery
      •5/04/00 public intimidation
      •9/20/00 carnal knowledge of a juvenile
      •9/04/01 domestic violence
      •5/24/05 burglary of an inhabited dwelling place
      •7/11/05 receiving stolen things
      •9/12/05 burglary of inhabited dwelling place
      •3/17/06 simple criminal damage to property, simple robbery, simple theft, drug possession, misrepresentation during booking, simple battery, aggravated battery
      •4/12/06 aggravated battery, simple criminal damage to property, disturbing the peace, unauthorized entry
      •4/04/08 domestic abuse battery
      •6/03/09 resisting an officer, drug possession, receiving stolen things, possession of stolen firearm, illegal carrying of a weapon with CDs, sound reproduce without consent
      •10/12/09 illegal carrying of weapon, marijuana possession
      •8/13/15 failure to register as a sex offender
      •4/08/16 failure to register as a sex offender
      •6/14/16 ecstasy and marijuana possession
      Suicide by cop and looks justified with his right hand reaching for his pants pocket. What man is combative and resists, does not follow directions and does not comply with an officers orders, a felon and has a gun on his persons? He knew he was going down for a very very long time with a firearm in his possession. Look at that RAP sheet people. How is he still on the streets?
      Geoffrey Lott’s photo.

      • jumpouttheboat

        This guy had a record, but he didn’t have FELON tattooed on his forehead so the cops didn’t know that when they put bullets in his chest.
        Having a prior record does not add to an automatic death sentence.

        • Brian Hull

          That’s career scumbag, not just a “record” but they still should not have shot him.

        • Blucross

          True about the felon tattoo but they were called to the store about a man with a gun. He did not comply with their orders , instead he fought with them..
          Tell me please at this point what should the cops done ?

          • jumpouttheboat

            At the beginning of the video, I saw a man in a red standing still. He was then tacked by a uniformed man, thrown over a car and slammed to the ground, where he was then (on his back) where another uniformed man sat on his left arm and the first uniformed man sat startled across his lower body. In that position he was subdued. (as seen in both videos). Two trained cops, who as you say we’re there because they knew he had a gun should not have been surprised when they felt one. He should not have been shot at point blank range. He could have been taken in as many with weapons in their hands have lived through for years. http://www.rawstory.com/2016/07/white-man-arrested-alive-after-pointing-shotgun-at-passing-cars-and-shooting-handgun-at-deputy/ just like this white guy who shot and a cop and brandished a second weapon.

            I don’t care what his criminal record looked like. He wasn’t using any of his past on them. If two cops, who have been proven to have been reprimanded several times for their brutality couldn’t do their job- they should quit. Plain and simple.

          • Brian

            Please be the cop to take their place. I’m sure you’ll be perfect.

          • Scott Esse

            spit that dick out the cop it belongs to needs to go back on duty

          • Scott Esse

            This is the point that needs to be made. What if they had the wrong man?

          • jumpouttheboat

            Exactly. I saw that in reports, to..

          • Blucross

            Thanks for the polite response.
            It does seem the police MIGHT have been able to subdue him enough to get cuffs on him but he was a big man and I know I do not have the courage to be a cop and risk my life like that and I served 11 months in VN as a chopper pilot.

        • Glorious_Cause

          He reached for his gun in his pocket!! That’s it! That’s all that matters!

        • Scott Esse

          per the records he had previous interactions with these officers so he proverbially did have felon tattooed on his forehead

      • PBF

        Wow a child molestor so sickenening.

        • Aaron Miles Davis

          Actually she was 15 he was 17… both minors, while not right he is hardly child molester…

          • James Michael

            Yup the government spinning lies and deceptions ….

          • Eric Harms

            14 and 20

          • Daryn Mdg Haic Bogart

            Actually….WRONG answer. She was 14 and he was 20. Care to try again?

          • Brian

            Come on, 14 and 20. Do some math. Why do you try to defend all these felons? Would you if they raped your daughter? Or did any of those felonies to you?

          • Scott Esse

            it was consensual, the girl was a slut, which is why there was no RAPE charge on his record, blowhard.

        • James Michael

          I heard you are a child molester…..See now you are guilty …till you prove yourself innocent asshole…what are you one of the traitors covering up for this murdering scumbag….?

          • Waffen ϟϟ

            You want all cops dead no matter if they are guilty of a crime or not. Seems you’re a traitor to.

      • James Michael

        And that is an arrest record or a conviction record…VERY different things….99% of what the courts and cops do is completely treasonous and unlawful….

        • Daryn Mdg Haic Bogart

          That’s his CONVICTION record. Both shootings were 100% justified.

          • Brian

            Both 100% justified. The liberal media and race baiting is responsible for the deaths of five Dallas police officers now.

          • Scott Esse

            and again “The Hennepin County medical examiner’s office said in an autopsy report late Thursday night that Castile, 32, died of multiple gunshot wounds. It classified his death as a homicide.”
            This means the cop MURDERED HIM
            http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/minnesota-officers-fatal-shooting-philando-castile-identified-n605701

          • Scott Esse

            Wrong I suggest you read this in full: “The Hennepin County medical examiner’s office said in an autopsy report late Thursday night that Castile, 32, died of multiple gunshot wounds. It classified his death as a homicide.”

            http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/minnesota-officers-fatal-shooting-philando-castile-identified-n605701

          • Daryn Mdg Haic Bogart

            So apparently you need a lesson in what gets listed as homicide. ANY death at the hands of another person is listed as a homicide. Even when someone is put to death via the death penalty, their death certificate will read homicide as the cause of death. Castile was a POS that committed suicide by cop.
            I don’t need NBC or any other lamestream media to tell me what I know as fact. Both of the shootings (Baton Rouge & MN) were 100% justified regardless of who gets or got butt hurt over it. If they didn’t make the choices they made, they’d both still be alive. Its that simple.

        • Waffen ϟϟ

          Post link or you just an idiot.

      • weelittlepeople

        Wow you see what you want to see….Who tackled who in the video? Who’s ARMS WERE PINNED TO THE GROUND BY BOTH POLICE ON TOP….WHO was SHOT POINT BLANK. People like You are part of the problem here – people who are abused can only take so much.

        • Blucross

          If you had the nuts to admit a pistol was pulled from his pocket , I’d ask you to tell us , what should the cops have done ?

          • Mrs D

            Oh, gee, I don’t know…handcuffed the subdued man and THEN remove the gun from his pocket? You know, like they do on all those cop shows – the scripted AND true-life ones. Apparently these days, the ONLY answer is shoot first, cover your ass later by producing a victim’s rap sheet that has ZERO to do with the incident. Pretty hard to represent a “clear and present danger” with your hands cuffed behind you.

          • Brian

            Haha, the cop shows. Go be a cop.

          • Blucross

            He refused to be hand cuffed.
            This was NOT Hollywood.
            The cops were sent there to handle a man with a gun. While you have the ‘luxury’ of HIDING behind a fake name and a mask …

          • weelittlepeople

            Ah so in an OC state, even if a pistol WAS IN HIS POCKET NOT HIS HANDS he deserves to be shot point blank……evolution passed you by too I see…

          • Scott Esse

            if YOU had the balls to admit the fact that the gun was found After he was dead…

    • PBF

      NRA has no reason to be outraged. Everything involved was perfectly legal. This is not a gun issue its a criminal issue.

      • weelittlepeople

        And What laws were broken Bright eyes? Legal to carry, compiled with orders, no CRIMINAL Record – TOLD the officer he was reaching for his LICENSE and was EXECUTED – this has everything to DO with GUNS AND THE NRA and their AGENDA.

        • Bill Baldwin

          I agree with everything except that last bit. Castile’s story just doesn’t fit in with the NRA agenda. They’ve been selling gun rights in part by stirring up our fear of the negro. So when one of “those people” actually has a legal gun and is shot for exercising his 2nd amendment rights, the NRA doesn’t know how to spin it.

          • Glorious_Cause

            You going racists instead dealing with facts.

        • Glorious_Cause

          He failed to keep both hands out the window or at least resting on the top of the door. He failed to have his permit ALREADY out of his wallet and in his hand BEFORE the officer arrived (which is taught in every conceal carry safety class). He then reached for his pocket. One bad mistake after another.

        • Scott Esse

          Te cop was the criminal… so much so that the Medical Examiner ruled the death A Homicide.
          http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/minnesota-officers-fatal-shooting-philando-castile-identified-n605701

    • Glorious_Cause

      Anton was a convicted felon who had an illegally-owned gun in his pocket. He resisted and reach for his pocket. Big mistake.

      Castile failed to keep his hands out the car window and didn’t have his carry permit already in his hands BEFORE the officer arrived. He then reached for his pocket AFTER telling the officer he had a weapon. Huge mistake.

      It’s real simple, folks. Know the law and COMPLY!

      Neither one of these stories is police racism or brutality.

      • Chuck Ferguson

        We’ll agree, so far, on Anton’s case – he was illegally carrying a concealed firearm, and may, or may not have reached for it – it must have become visible at some point for the other officer to have known what pocket it was in without searching first. but, in Castile’s case…since there’s no video of the incident in progress, if what his GF is saying was correct, and the officer did ask him to produce his ID, which would be SOP, then reaching for it IS complying. IF Castile announced he was armed and licensed to carry while reaching for the wallet, the officer, I think, would have had plenty of time to draw his service weapon and order Castile to ‘freeze’. I’m curious if the officer had drawn before Castile made his announcement, and complied with an order to produce his ID, or had drawn it before hand. In any case, at this point, I’m not sure of the officer’s ability to discharge his duty safely.

      • weelittlepeople

        Again, so in your sick eyes every convicted person who has served their time and released, tackled and pinned down by police deserve to be shot point blank….got it….evolution taking a while with you I see…

      • Scott Esse

        you need to learn the facts, Castile was INSTRUCTED to retrieve his ID by the POS murderer who shot him

  • Jonathan M Zmuda

    This wanna be fucking excuse for a human, let alone a “cop”, AKA “public servant”, deserves to be executed. PERIOD.

  • Jaclyncunningham

    I can not for the life of me understand how his girl friend took almost 15 minutes to record a face book narrative while he lied there with his arm bleeding. Why she was not screaming her head off for medics to apply pressure or try to do it herself? How after she was taken from the car and handcuffed she gets her phone working to post a request for a ride home. How was it no one was attending to this young man while she posted away?

    • Sam Isaac

      The cop clearly told her to keep her hands were he could see them while still pointing his weapon at the man bleeding out. So, you are saying she should have move over so he could shoot her too? Are you freaking serious?

      • Baset Sekhmet-Iyabinghi

        Yes she is??? Always their narrative! Such wickedness towards us!

  • candy apple

    And liberals want to disarm Americans and allow only police, criminals and military to have guns…. GREAT IDEA

    • Brian Hull

      If the NRA wants guns to stay legal they need to do a better job protecting legal gun owners like this guy from monster cops. They should step in and help his family

  • Andy Cripps

    Will this death be the beginning of the end?

  • Andy Cripps

    This might sound bad but maybe there needs to be squads of mixed professionals as first responders like a mental well being worker to help prevent cops freaking out and a medic to save the all to common shot ‘victim’.

    • Pamela Goodman

      Many cops are ex military. I am not excusing but just pointing out the mentality is totally different in the training. Soldiers are trained with the idea that they are at war and it is shoot first. That is why friendly fire is often so common. Cops are supposed to protect life even with their own life. Shoot only as a last resort. It should be understood that this cop shot a man with no thought to the safety of the 4 yo child in the back seat.

      • Ron Stevenson

        Not totally correct, soldiers are taught to ensure the target is a hostile, allow your team to subdue them (Often with gratuitous expenditure of ammunition) Flank them and then kill them. By the time you have gotten through step one and two you are 100% confident that the target is hostile. And I don’t know a single Vet that wanted to become a Cop other than the MP’s that were essentially a cop already. Once you shoot at enough people… Well lets just say I don’t think any of my Vet friends want to carry a weapon and take orders as a job anymore. I’m sure there are some, but not a lot.

        • Pamela Goodman

          Thank you for giving me that information and clarifying for me. Maybe the people I am thinking of were MPs? Anyway, I am sure you have more knowledge in that respect than I do.

        • Brian Kramer

          I have 4 friends who are all non-MP ex-military that became cops, and several others who considered it. And they were not friends of each other either, so its not like they just did it together as a group. Different branches as well. They did it because it was a familiar job with better pay and benefits than anything else they could qualify for. If I have that many in my personal circle of friends, it can’t be that uncommon.

      • Andy Cripps

        People with war training and service definitely need to be kept away from any area of work with risk of conflict for theirs and others safety!

      • Nikki Gonzales

        Something like 7-8% of cops are ex military. If you think you are the problem you are high. They have training. You want to point to a problem? How about 25-30% of cops are estimated to be on roids, but police unions are fighting testing so we don’t have an accurate number. How about an Us vs Them mentality that leads cops to think they are separate instead of a part of the community. How about a sneering, condescending , “civilians” when referring to non police.

        The military emphasizes de-escalation. They clearly define use of force. The rules of engagement are well known to soldiers, and they are punished for infractions. They are disciplined. They are trained. They have no court precedent stating you can utilize an IQ test to disqualify people who are too smart. And you think they tiny, single digit population of cops who are former military are the problem?

  • cmntr

    Did he tell the victim to NOT reach for his wallet? I heard that from another source. Curious to know if that happened and if anyone knows.

    • PolyEsta Wyldesage

      He did, after asking for ID and while he was already reaching. According to all reports I’ve heard, when he was reaching, he told him to stop, so he put his hands back up, and that’s when he was shot.

  • Ann Johns

    Not able to share this page, says page not found, when obviously, it’s right here. I guarantee that people will be able to share the page about the other guy that was shot and had a long police record.

  • Pamela Goodman

    I cried when I watched it on the news. My 6 yo asked if he was a bad guy I had to say no. then he asked why the cop shot him and I had to say because the cop was a bad guy. There was no way around it. I did then have to tell my son he could not look at the TV. (I was at a Denny’s so I could not turn it off) It was graphic.

    • Troy Scheffler

      You have to be the most racist person I have seen in a long time. Calling an Asian man a white guy because you hate whites. Then condemning the Asian as guilty because you thought he was white just because he was white over a videotape which doesn’t even show the shots fired. Stupid and racist.

      • ben dover

        I just said a prayer for you! I prayed you die today…….

      • Pamela Goodman

        ??????

      • Brian Kramer

        What does this even have to do with her comment? When did she say he was white? I don’t see that anywhere in her comment.

    • Verdigo

      I don’t think the cop is a bad guy. Maybe a guy that is of limited intelligence. Maybe a guy that is too nervous to be a police officer. The whole thing is just stupid and sad. What person concludes that he needs to shoot a man with his family in the car? The cop should not have been a cop. There is so much failure in this whole mess there will never be any good come from it. One thing though. I have been shot before and it doesn’t hurt at first so I have always thought that if you bleed out pretty quick it will be for the most part painless, or so I hope for this man. God bless him and his family.

      • Brian Kramer

        I think a big portion of the blame lies with the department. The cop is clearly freaked out in the video, which means he was not properly prepared to deal with the situation or not mentally stable enough to handle it. But yeah, I don’t think the cop was a bad guy, just not prepared enough or not capable of being a cop and carrying a gun. I don’t think he killed him out of hate for blacks, just fear and not knowing what to do in the situation.

  • Pamela Goodman

    there is just one other thing that we should be thinking about This IS about race but it is about more too. It was an open carry of the gun. They will try to get us to only focus on the race issue but it is also about the gun. Can Black men carry guns? Can anyone be shot 1st simply for having a gun or what looks like a gun? are we to believe that owning a gun is a criminal activity? or that only criminals have guns? Every time they tote out the old sometimes very old mug shot to justify the idea that a cop was just trying to do his job. Are we being desensitized to the horrors of a police state so we will not not resist as the grim gets tighter.

    • Troy Scheffler

      According to dopes like you, only whites can be racist. The cop was asian. Therefore, nobody was racist. Furthermore, the only racist comment made was the black broad saying he was Chinese because to her all Asians look the same.

      • Pamela Goodman

        Your dumb! It is not about and never has been about the race of the cop but the victim, the cops are all blue. If you will read closer you might begin to understand that sooner or later it will not be the race of the victims either but only the police state against the people. They do not want us to unite they want us to focus on our(diversity) and differences. Divide we fall, you understand?

      • HaroldCallahan

        Officers identified: http://www.startribune.com/st-anthony-officers-in-shooting-identified/385941491/

        Don’t look very Chinese to me.

  • ConfederateJake

    He should not have mentioned the gun. White police assume all black men are criminals and are therefore scared of a black man with a gun.

    • Pamela Goodman

      He was following the law and telling the cop that he had it.

      • Troy Scheffler

        Ummmmm no. You Don’t Have To Say You Have A gun. I would bet money it turns out he didn’t have a valid carry permit either.

        • kujop

          thats cause youre racist

    • Troy Scheffler

      Hey dope, the cop was asian. In any event, the violent crime rate of blacks proves people should be scared of blacks with or without guns.

      • ben dover

        You need to die !!!

        • Troy Scheffler

          Yawn.

        • Blucross

          Yawn… got any ice tea Troy..

    • Unspeakable Axe

      Or maybe the cop shouldn’t have shot him. What a concept, blaming the guy who murdered someone instead of the guy trying very hard not to get murdered. You think it would have gone better for him if he DIDN’T mention the gun and then they found it patting him down? On the basis of a lot of other recent shootings, I’d say no.

    • Blucross

      You know all white police ? or just bad mouthing them..
      and really ! Who would NOt be afraid of a black man with a gun.

  • Troy Scheffler

    Lolol! As always with blacks “no criminal record ” means a rap sheet a mile long. I checked mncis and he has a ton of misdemeanor convictions, warrants, unpaid fines, etc. About the only thing is he had no violent crimes. He hardly “lived by the law…”. The guy clearly had a problem with authority. Not surprising.

    • ben dover

      I looked into my Chrystal ball and it showed your gonna die soon!!!!!!!!!!

      • Troy Scheffler

        I looked into my dictionary and it showed you don’t have the spelling skills of a child.

  • ben dover

    I just prayed ! I prayed that a ton of cops die this week and will find their graves and water the dead grass with my bladder .

    • Pamela Goodman

      Please don’t say that it dilutes the problem and solves nothing.

  • Glen Muise

    COP WHO DID IT . SHOOT HIM.NOW

  • Trump2016neverhitlery

    I hope this pig gets the death penalty. Notice how in the video when the cop walks back up he’s freaking out cause he knows he killed an innocent person and the cop keeps freaking out and makes no effort to quickly render aid. That pig needs to put down. No one should die for no reason. Especially when that person did what he was told and was exercising his God given right

  • PBF

    So what we have here is a criminal issue not a racial issue. All the racist apologist trying to turn this racial when its a criminal act. The officer who killed him may face criminal charges for a criminal act not a racist act. This is a sad dituation he sounds like a fine upstanding member of his community. Its terrible when this type thing happens. It happened to a whit man last night. Still do not see one article about it in the media nor any riots or protests. Let this family morn and the gentleman rest in peace. Let the legal procedings take place and all the cards land were they may.

    • Pamela Goodman

      Yeah Tamar Rice was supposed to be criminal too but it was also about the race of the child.

      • James Michael

        Nope the cop was just another psychopathic coward retard…

  • thomalt

    And you know all these details (assumptions) how? By the piece of coverage you saw? By her own statement he said to the officer “I’ve got a firearm” and then reached for his wallet. Not a smart move. I have been held at police gun point and know dam_ well not to make ANY moves at all that aren’t 100% clear to the officer. Want peace in the community? Here’s a thought…stop emulating, glorifying, and justifying criminality as reasonable behavior (not specific to this incident, just in general).

    • anarchyst

      He told the cop that he was armed. The cop then asked for his ID. When he attempted to retrieve his ID, the cop shot him…

      • Brian Hull

        What id like to know is why the hell is this cop pulling his gun AT ALL. For a tail light? Gun stays holstered u sick fk.

      • thomalt

        NOT what she said. “He was trying to get his ID and his wallet out his pocket and he let the officer know he was, rea…, he had a firearm, and he was reaching for his wallet.” Check the timeline again, she verbally corrects it. -he stated he had a firearm and THEN reached for his wallet-. Not a good statement to make while reaching for something.

      • Pamela Goodman

        Remember he was a passenger and the car was pulled over for a fix it ticket, not a drunk driver or an armed robbery, and there was a child in the back seat.

    • Steve

      Sure random internet guy, I also have been held at police gun point several times. This is a very common occurence.

  • Sharon Ford Love

    I heard the cop tell him not to move yet he went for the ?wallet anyway.

    • Aaron Miles Davis

      How did you hear that? The video starts after he had been shot.

    • Ed

      If you were there step up already!

      • Blucross

        I’m wondering, with the folks so happy to tell YOU what occurred before the video starts , Do they in their minds see themselves there?
        If they see themselves there living the narrative written for them by the media, do they feel the fear and pain, as if they were actually there …
        Curious, and would help explain they are so adamint about holding onto the narrative and shouting ‘Kill the Cops’
        Whatcha think Ed ?

        • Ed

          I’m sorry ! Being stopped for a taillight is no reason for the cop to draw a gun! The murderer should never been psychologically approved for duty as a cop!

          • Blucross

            He was stopped because he fit the description of an armed robber from the day before, the Busted tail light was the story his girl friend put out as she was talking to her Facebook page.
            Which was about 2 hours before her “fund me” page went up.
            Get it ?
            I mean I have had girls lie for me before.!

  • Brian Hull

    Why the fuck did he mention he had a gun? especially knowing how trigger happy psycho police are these days. I’m white and I would not have mentioned that

    • anarchyst

      In many states, informing police that you are a CPL holder and are armed IMMEDIATELY upon being stopped is required by law…

      • James Michael

        Wrong anything that can be used against you in any court of law is NEVER required….
        Right to remain silent is a powerful thing…Then again NO American would EVER beg sworn servants or pay them an extortion, for ANY permit, nor license…as they are NEVER required to exercise a RIGHT…..

        • anarchyst

          in theory, you are correct…however, in real life, many states with CPL laws REQUIRE CPL holders to disclose to law enforcement that they are armed…not Constitutionally correct and not my choice, but that is the way it is…

  • PBF

    This story breaks my heart

  • Leigh Auton

    All people listen up…if you are legally carrying a gun and are pulled over, pray, then hold your hands up and ask the officer to open your door and calmly get out and have then get your gun and i d. I hope this works.

    • Brian Kramer

      No, don’t do that. Getting out of your car will be seen as an act of hostility by the cops. When I got my carry license, I was instructed to, if I got pulled over, to keep both hands on the wheel of the car, 10 and 2, while I told the police I had a firearm, where it was located, and my license and where it was located, and then wait for further instruction, and make absolutely no moves until then, keeping my hands on the wheel. Also, expect the officer to immediately draw his gun when you inform him you are in possession of a firearm, and don’t make any response to him doing so. The reason, they said, was that police get extra nervous when you tell them you have a firearm, and they don’t want to see any moves from you at all until they say so, and if you don’t do exactly what they say, when they say it, they may shoot you.

      This guy probably didn’t do that, and is most likely the reason he got shot. Not that that is a good excuse, and I absolutely do not side with the cop here, just saying, it probably wasn’t about racial hate. In fact, I doubt that most, if any, of these shootings have anything to do with ‘white cops who want to kill black people’. They are just scared and unprepared to deal with the situations they are in and shoot out of fear. Just listen to the way the cop is screaming in the video. He has totally lost it. The article mentions that there hadn’t been an officer related shooting in 30 years, and therefore the police there probably had no training or preparation to deal with the circumstance.

  • That Texas Guy!

    Using the legal system, let the facts be presented in court and a jury will decide the fate of the officer involved. I know that sounds trite, but neither you nor I were there and we only see the video after the four shots were fired. If the cop is found guilty then he should suffer the consequences of his actions. Until then, sit back and wait.

  • gonewiththewind

    Am just so sad, I can’t stop crying over this

  • Da_King

    This time, the cop will be found guilty, because he is guilty.

    • Brian Kramer

      Hope so. This guy has no business carrying a gun.

  • K0RC

    Here’s a question for you. The cop pulls the car over for a broken tail light. The cop is asking the passenger for license and registration. Why isn’t the cop asking the DRIVER for license and registration, as is the standard protocol? WTF is the cop doing on the passenger side of the car in the first place?

  • Daryn Mdg Haic Bogart

    The hoodrat in the video admitted herself that they told the officer only AFTER he was already reaching behind him that he had a gun. The officer told him to stop. He continued to reach behind him so the cop did the right thing.

    You anti-police lemmings all need to take a very long walk off a very steep cliff.

  • rob romano

    I feel bad for this young man, and it’s a shame. But if you’re going to alert a Police officer that you have a handgun, there’s a way to do it.

    He was asked for his ID and while going for his wallet told the officer he had a gun. WRONG.
    Hands on 10 and 2, “officer, I have a firearm and the proper license for it. It’s on my right hip. How do you want me to proceed?” CORRECT

  • Blucross

    The Mass Media including Facebook and Google are headlining these stories to shift our attention away from the prosecution of our governments crooked leaders and the 1%.

    We all know the main theme of these white cops murdering black males is PROMOTED to divide the citizens along racial lines, the 1% fear the 99% uniting against them. They love it when race riots occur because it captures our attention and makes us hate some part of our population.

    So get the facts, as YOU see them, express your belief and then return to focus on our real problem, a Government that is rotten to the core and must be cleaned up for the welfare of our children and the world.

    • Ivy Moon

      I don’t agree with a lot of things you say @Blucross, but I back you on this statement 100%.

      Whenever shit hits the fan, when there’s a sudden spike in ultraviolence, I check to see what shady ass legislation is being quietly pushed through. When we’re all occupied with #BlackLivesMatter, #PrayForDallas, or #PrayForOrlando, you best believe there’s something shady as FUCK going down in Washington.

      I DO NOT find it coincidental that they were putting the final ‘stamp of approval’ on the TPP this week, and ALL HELL broke loose. In fact, after I finished cursing the ‘shadow government’, (lol) and saying prayers for these lost souls, I’ve been trying to find current, up-to date informant on the TPP passing, and wouldn’t you know it? I couldn’t find shit. Just the same canned soundbites from different sources.

      America the free, indeed.

      • Blucross

        Thanks Ivy, sometimes after hearing many sides, I don’t back me either. (lol)
        Debating with people of whom I do not agree has proven to be a great way to educate myself.
        I want to thank all the folks here and over at G+ (99%ers) for giving me a free education. And actually better than a free education is, they point out the errors of my thinking…
        Thank You all.

  • UCLAbeatsUSC

    Shouldn’t have had a broken tail light

  • thinkalittlefirst

    I am reading a lot of hate in some post, this won’t help, it will just make things worse, you know that this is a tragic accident, and goes to remind us that it’s better to go slow and repeat police orders and get confirmation before any action or movement when interacting with police , this is very sad for ALL involved, remember that even undercover cops get shot, and this cop didn’t go out that morning wanting to shoot a good guy, unfortunately a man has died.

  • Ibcamn

    cops are cowards…cops are POS….cops are such pussy’s,all they want to do is kill someone to say they did it…what fucking criminals all cops are

  • Christopher Montgomery

    Where’s the NRA when a black man gets shot while exercising his 2nd amendment right? Crickets.

    • Blucross

      Perhaps he was doing MORE than what his girlfriend claimed .

  • drdeputy

    You really need to wait for facts. For example, MN is not an ‘open carry state’? How do you know exactly what transpired prior to the shooting? You don’t even know if he had a concealed permit. We have hearsay. To me, it looks very bad for the officer, but neither your speculation, nor mine is worth anything. I’m sorry the guy died, but throwing around blame isn’t any good, no matter which side of the fence it’s coming from.

  • AbstractRealist

    So bringing up positive stuff associated with somebody is ok to defend them…but when you point out somebody’s massive criminal rap sheet it’s racist? Look, maybe this case was one of the “bad ones” where the cop freaked out and got scared and reacted too early and too harshly. But keep it fair here… And also, great to know you were all there or that you magically saw more of it than the rest of us. MOST of this is still just “he said she said” and so far, as far as I know, we haven’t even heard the cop’s full story.

  • Tamara Harrison

    If this is true then I’ll extend my heart felt apologies for a senseless killing and join in demanding justice. But until the other side has been heard and a video showing what happened that made this officer feel he had to fire appears, I will hold comments and not judge. Meanwhile the rest of you that know for sure what happened because after all [1] you were there [2] you watched a video that proved nothing and [3] are just taking her word it happened the way she said, by all means continue to call this officer a murderer.

  • david

    all you people saying he obeyed orders listen to the tape again. the cop said I told him not to reach for it I told him not to reach for it ?? What does that mean ??LEAVE YOUR HANDS CLEAR AWAY FROM YOUR GUN AND ANYTHING ELSE? Im sorry it happened but people have to always show your hands,, hang them out the window if you must, especially if your carrying!! DUH

  • Blucross

    Has a girlfriend ever lied to protect her boyfriend ?

  • duece9s

    i have a concealed carry officer, the gun is a: on my hip and i cant safety reach my wallet, or b: gun in the glovebox. simple tactical mistake

  • MeLucy

    Tragic, to say the least! I’m sure he was as nice as they say and I am sorry for the family’s tragic loss. We need to be calm and stop the violence!! Cops are not all bad, just as this young man was not bad. Cops are nervous around black people because of the high crime rate. The cop that shot him is going to have to live with this the rest of his life. Just stop the violence!!

  • Svenska J

    What proof is there that he complied, didnt make an sudden movements etc? There is no video of the shooting, just the diamond after the fact video. To claim ” police apologists..” is bs hate rhetoric. Until all the facts are present, stop the bull and hate.

  • Big Rod

    So why is Obama grouping this guy, who wasn’t a criminal, wasn’t a sex offender, wasn’t resisting arrest, didn’t have an illegal firearm, why exactly is Obama grouping this guy with the fat slob criminal down in Louisiana? I side with cops 99.9% of the time, in Louisiana the guy was resisting arrest and reaching for something in his pocket, that something being a gun – the cops had every right to rid the world of that piece of trash. This case with this man is completely different. While I don’t for a moment believe the cop just decided he would murder some random black guy (but let his black girlfriend be to livecast the aftermath), the cop in Minnesota was reckless and stupid, assuming the story there stays the same (and I believe it will) the cop will face manslaughter charges. However again, why is this guy, who did nothing wrong, being grouped together with a fat slob sex offender career criminal who was resisting arrest and armed? Other than just trying to cause unrest and divide people, why would anyone group these people together? It’s despicable to put this guy, who by all means seemed to be a good decent law abiding citizen with the criminal trash in Louisiana.

    • Blucross

      A great reason for the Media blow up, to distract us from the ‘Clinton’ investigations ??

  • Sir Herbwart

    If the people in the US want to do something about that. I recomment a
    total refuse of consum. Just stop buying stuff at discounters,
    food-chains, and big Corps for two or three months. You will be
    surprised how fast they’ll reconsider in Washington and everywhere in
    the US, and finally they will listen to the ppl.. Try it

  • Jerry Belle

    We are being shown a video that shows the AFTERMATH of a police shooting; are we to accept without reason or question the statements of one of the most uncaring and cold-hearted women ever seen on a video? Diamond Reynolds, aka Lavish Reynolds, the alleged fiancée of Philandro Castile, offers no help or comfort to a man she allegedly loves! Imagine dying next to that b*tch and having her film you like some piece of work wanting her 15 minutes of fame on FB. She knew they were being pulled over, why wait to start filming? Please, someone answer that question. Also, if anyone knows, why does a cafeteria cook need a concealed carry weapon? Was someone threatening him over bad lunch meats? I don’t know about someone who has been pulled over and summonsed more than 50 times since he became of driving age and never having anything like this occur in the past, so a video BEFORE the shooting may explain why this time something went seriously wrong during that traffic stop. I’ll wait for all the facts to come out, unlike so many others..

    • Blucross

      Jerry do you believe the video before and during the shooting will be shown to us.

  • truthaddict

    I’m going to lose composure here for a moment, so please excuse my language. Did you notice when the “back-up” arrived, they drew down on her, ordered her to the ground and cuffed her. What about cuffing that motherfucker that just murdered a man for complying with orders? You can hear it in that murdering SOB’s voice — he is absolutely terrified of an unarmed black man sitting in a car. I think that is the root of most of these murders. The cops are in complete terror of black men. Tell me how I’m wrong.

  • ProfChesterTQ

    Officer Jeronimo Yanez… now that is one racist… white… dude???

    • Blucross

      PLZ stop telling the truth…… ruins the progressive story line..

  • Canon Lyn

    What’s disturbing is that this case is GONE from Yahoo’s news page today and yet there are many stories about Dallas cops being killed. This case is already getting swept under the rug because they can’t pull a long wrap sheet out of their pocket to justify the act. It infuriates me that the cop is on paid vacation while this family is grieving. He had no gun in his hand so there was no reason to shoot a man in a car with a woman and child. This is not OK. And in 53 years, I have never once (as a white person) been told or been in a car with a male driver who was told to put their hands in the air when stopped for a traffic violation. What’s that about? Seems this cop expected to shoot the man before he even got to the window. I have to wonder if her live stream is the only thing that saved her life. She may well have been shot too so she couldn’t have been a witness. Scary.

  • Rob Bieser

    I heard the news. I couldn’t watch the video because I can’t watch a man dying in front of my eyes for real! My heart breaks for the family of this man, his girlfriend, his friends, his coworkers and the children he served meals to in his school. My heart breaks for the greater community that suffered the loss as well. I pray for healing. I pray for peace. I pray for reconciliation. I pray that this is the very last time we will ever have to have this discussion on the senseless killing of an innocent man, woman or child.

  • Hammer_Dog
  • WestSide87

    Sounds like she was counting that lawsuit money in the car.

    • Blucross

      Agreed

  • Scott Levin

    I just love how a majority of captions for the video have a variation of LIVE VIDEO OF POLICE SHOOTING. Many are actually reporting it correctly: LIVE VIDEO OF AFTERMATH OF SHOOTING. You can hear the officer tell the woman he told the man NOT to reach for his wallet and he did anyways. That is why the officer shot. Sorry if that takes away from the whole “COPS ARE RACIST” theme you have going on, but you people need to check out actual statistics on whom is killing whom in this country instead of using every single incident to cry victim. Even the protesters in Dallas turned to the police for protection when the sniper was active and killing police. Isn’t that ironic, considering whom they were protesting. Do you people want the inner cities to be war zones run by city warlords? That’s what you’ll have when the police have been successfully driven out. And who is behind all this? Barack Obama. Instead of pulling this country together, he has been feeding the fires of division and racism to carry out his own agenda. Stop spreading the hate. Stop spreading the violence. Stop killing each other. That’s the only way we are going to survive together. And stop dumping the blame on Trump. He’s been around for DECADES and NO ONE started labeling him a racist until he started running for President against the REAL racists: the Democratic party of the United States.

  • Barbara Wiler

    Castile looked like the same man who robbed the SuperUSA convenience store on July 2, The cop pulled him over because he matched the description of the suspect in an armed robbery. I don’t know if Castile was actually the man who held up the store at gunpoint, but the resemblance is remarkable. Let’s wait for the facts before we condemn the cop.

    • Blucross

      BAHHH why wait when the Progressive narrative is given to us.
      … and waiting for the truth messes up the .’Lets get donations before the story cools’ that any good lawyer would tell Her.

  • Ann

    The gun registration department from his state says he never applied and did not have a conceal carry permit and that he matches a robbery suspect and the picture is floating around FB and it is him to a T.

  • db23

    lol 3 facts? and the 3rd one is he had a concealed carry ACCORDING TO REYNOLDS. That’s not a fact then.

    I’m vetting this case right now trying to find some answers to 3 very important questions:
    1. Did he really have a concealed carry?
    2. Why did he really get pulled over?
    3. Why did the officer feel he needed to shoot.

    THREE very important questions that need to be answered with FACTS not made up by somebody. It’s a tragic story either way but I don’t look at this as racial at all.

    Only about 250 black people were killed by police shootings in 2015. Police killed over 1000 people in 2015.

    In 2015, in Chicago ALONE 2000 black people were murdered by other black people. That’s one city. Black peoples biggest threat is not police and never will be.

  • Dean

    This is what happens when you give a coward a badge. This is what happens when cops are more equal than others. This is what happens when you desensitize and de-humanze society. This, sadly, is the desired product and the true aim of the power structure. To divide us. To conquer us. One Philando Castile at a time. Who will be the blamed? The not guilty. Who will be punished? The not guilty.

    As I read this tragic article I ambimbarded with ads about watching women’s panties and 15 year olds in prom dresses. Time for us to wake the fuck up.

    This is what society breakdown looks like. Prayers to this man’s family and poor fiancé.

    • SchroedingersDog

      What sites are in your cookies/history that get you targeted for ads with 15 year olds in prom dresses? ….
      and how would you recognize 15 year olds in party dresses??

      • Dean

        The same cookies that are on your device jackass. I guess if you are ten years old you may not recignize a 15 year old.

    • hideho

      Mate those are retargeting ads, so your viewing history is the problem. I for instance see ads about beef jerky and fishing equipment.

  • Woah woah woah. He snuck extra graham crackers to children. No wonder the cops shot him. What kind of monster sneaks graham crackers to innocent children. Dosen’t he know that schools are on a tight budget because his country rather build prisons than schools.

    You allmkight be thinking “it was just a few graham crackers” well im here to tell you that it wasn’t just “a few graham crackers” it was a blatant act of defiance against America and the Constitution. How dare he! Graham crackers are not cheap and the extra money we will have to spend now to replace those crackers will take away from the prison budget, which means extra money out of my taxes.

    You people need to read between the lines and see the world for what it really is.

  • R.Paladin Lott
  • Ablinken

    From what I have read about this senseless murder it appears the cop was not police material. Total overreaction and trigger happy finger. Once that finger gets going, it’s all over. What I don’t understand is why the cop wasn’t on the driver’s side of the car as she had the broken tailight and it usually amounts to a verbal or written warning to get it fixed. Dumb.

    • Blucross

      because what you have been shown and told is a progressive half truth.

    • SchroedingersDog

      That’s what I thought, and even posted in comment sections like this. Now I’m getting the feeling it’s not what the media has told us to believe.

  • hideho

    It has just come out that he did not have CC permit. So what else did she lie about?

    • SchroedingersDog

      Watch that get hushed up.

  • Blucross

    Mrs D, since you had the courtesy to politely answer a question of mine I will link you a ‘breaking’ story with a different narrative.
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/
    A very thorough timeline of the killing. I am sure YOU want the truth.
    If you find any lies there please tell me as I want the truth too.

  • Blucross

    Sundance put together a far more detailed time line.
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/

    I want to ask You, if Sundances timeline is more truthful than what we have been shown, Why would the Mass Media NOT want it shown ?
    The question is so important to America I will repeat.
    IF Sundances timeline is more truthful, WHY would our controllers mass media want it NOT to be shown ?
    One possible answer is ‘OUR Rulers are using it to distract us away from the ‘HILLERY and GANG’ Investigations !”

  • Reverend Crystal

    Until ALL the facts are release no one should be making any assumptions about what took place… because it is NOT ok to judge someone’s actions based on their skin color…. and it is NOT ok to judge someone’s action based on their occupation….

    Here are some facts that you failed to mention…

    FACT… Castile and Ms. Diamond Reynolds (Facebook video uploader) were pulled over by police because Castile matched a BOLO Alert for an armed robbery suspect from four days prior NOT for a broken tail light…

    FACT… Ms. Reynolds claims her boyfriend, Castile, was holding a concealed carry permit for a firearm that was RESTING ON HIS LEFT THIGH as the officers approached the vehicle… BUT according to the local county sheriff who oversees the Concealed Carry Permit process, Mr. Castile had never requested a concealed carry permit from their office therefore did not, in fact, have a concealed carry permit…

    FACT… Mr. Castile, fitting the physical description, being in the same geography, generally matching the BOLO CCTV image, and then having a handgun on his thigh only made the suspicions gain exponential weight. RIGHT OR WRONG… Any behaviors or sudden movements by Mr. Castile would only increase the anxiety and increase the officer’s perception of Castile as a threat.

    FACT… he did indeed have a record… his license plate was well known to police because of his constant disregard for the law… he continued to drive without a license and/or insurance… and often without his seat belt…

    December 5, 2002: No proof of insurance – GUILTY
    January 9, 2003: Basic speed – GUILTY; No insurance – GUILTY
    February 10 2003: Driving after suspension – GUILTY
    June 13, 2005: No proof of insurance – GUILTY
    March 27, 2006: No Minnesota driving license – GUILTY
    October 18, 2006: Driving after suspension – CONVICTED
    December 19 2006: No proof of insurance – CONVICTED
    April 23, 2007: No proof of insurance – GUILTY
    October 31, 2007: Driving after revocation – GUILTY
    February 4, 2008: Causing a public nuisance – CONVICTED; Render dangerous public road – CONVICTED OF PETTY MISDEMEANOR
    March 12, 2008: Driving after revocation – CONVICTED
    May 2, 2008: Driving after revocation – CONVICTED
    July 29, 2008: Driving after revocation – CONVICTED
    August 22, 2008: Driving after revocation – CONVICTED
    November 9, 2009: Driving after revocation – CONVICTED
    November 9, 2009: Not using seat belt – CONVICTED
    September 13, 2010: Not using seat belt (driver and passengers) – CONVICTED
    September 13, 2010: Driving after revocation – CONVICTED
    October 6, 2010: Driving after revocation – CONVICTED
    January 12, 2011: Driving after revocation – CONVICTED
    January 26, 2011: Driving after revocation – CONVICTED
    June 23 2011: Driving after revocation – CONVICTED
    September 19, 2011: Driving after revocation – CONVICTED
    November 21, 2011: Uninsured vehicle – CONVICTED
    November 24, 2011: Driving after revocation – CONVICTED
    August 19, 2014: Stop/stand/parking vehicle where official signs prohibit stopping – CONVICTED
    November 27, 2014: Improper display of original plate – CONVICTED
    July 5, 2015: Not using seat belt (driver and passengers) – CONVICTED
    January 5, 2016: Snow emergency parking restrictions – CONVICTED
    January 8, 2016: Stop/stand/parking vehicle on any street/alley at the same location for more than 48 consecutive hours – CONVICTED
    January 11, 2016: Abandoning motor vehicle on public or private property without consent – CONVICTED;Stop/stand/parking vehicle on any street/alley at the same location for more than 48 consecutive hours – CONVICTED

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/07/08/confirmed-philando-castile-was-an-armed-robbery-suspect-false-media-narrative-now-driving-cop-killings/

  • BrutalPatriot

    You guys forgot to mention Castile was caught on surveillance camera committing an armed robbery only 4 days prior to the traffic stop which was the reason why the officers pulled the car over. Diamond can be heard in the video acknowledging that Castile didn’t put his hands up. Look at the video again, that looks like a gun in his lap.

    So get the fuck out of here with your racist anti-police bullshit.

    • SchroedingersDog

      Wow, even the conservative media missed that one. Sheesh, I was working up sympathy for Castile, I’m slowly starting to realize he’s probably going to be another Mike Brown.

      If so, the leftists still win. The facts don’t matter, the Hollywood/media version does. To 40% of the population, Mike Brown was a victim. Brown was trying to kill a totally innocent guy whose only crime was to show up for work. Thankfully he lost that fight. Doesn’t matter, you’ll still hear people screaming that he, Trayvon, etc etc are victims. Very strangely, they don’t say a peep about the one real unjustified shooting, some guy shot in the back while running from the cops (he was half a year overdue on child support, and thought he’d get locked up). I don’t think that’s an accident; whatever group or party is organizing this thing wants to make policing criminals impossible.

  • Rick

    THIS JUST IN : Philando Castile HAS GUN IN HIS LAP AND WAS WANTED ON
    ROBBERY CHARGES. COP SHOT WHEN PHILANDO REACHED FOR THE GUN IN HIS LAP.

    Confirmed – Philando Castile Was an Armed Robbery Suspect – False Media Narrative Now Driving Cop Killings…

    The Falcon Heights, Minnesota police shooting of Philando Castile is
    based around an entirely false narrative. Castile and Ms. Diamond
    Reynolds
    (Facebook video uploader) were pulled over by police because Castile
    matched a BOLO Alert for an armed robbery suspect from four days prior.

    Saint Anthony, MN, Police Officers Jeronimo Yanez and Joseph Kauser
    pulled over Mr. Castile and Ms. Reynolds because the driver, Philando
    Castile, matched the suspect profile in an armed robbery which occurred
    on July 2nd, at a convenience store, only a few blocks from where their car was pulled over.

    From the radio dispatch of Officer Jeronimo Yanez:

    “I’m going to stop a car. I’m going to check IDs. I have reason to pull it over.”

    “The
    two occupants just look like people that were involved in a robbery.
    The driver looks more like one of our suspects, just ‘cause of the wide
    set nose.”

    A minute and a half later, the recording captures the first report that there was a shooting. (link)

    Ms. Diamond Reynolds narrates the now viral Facebook video with several false statements.

    Reynolds claimed they were pulled over for a broken tail light, false.

    Ms.
    Reynolds also claims her boyfriend, Castile, was holding a concealed
    carry permit for a firearm that was resting on his left thigh. This
    also appears to be false.

    According to a question presented to the local county sheriff who
    oversees the Concealed Carry Permit process, Mr. Castile had never
    requested a concealed carry permit from their office:

    Due to the rear facing camera option on the phone Ms. Reynolds was
    using, the uploaded video everyone has seen is a reversed mirror image –
    making it appear she was in the drivers side, and Castile was on the
    passenger side. However, that impression is incorrect, Castile was
    driving the vehicle. The uploaded image is reversed by Facebook
    Livestream Video.

    However, correcting the mirror image, in part of the video it is
    possible to see a hand gun located on the thigh of Philando Castile.
    This also appears to be why Officer Yanez repeats to Ms. Reynolds not to
    reach toward her boyfriend:

    This hand gun also appears to be the same type of hand gun used in the
    Convenience Store Armed robbery four days earlier (7/2/16):

    In addition, Mr. Castile also matched the physical description of the suspect as given by eye witnesses:

    […]
    The other suspect was described as a black man with shoulder-length
    dreadlocks, who wore tan pants, tan shoes with white soles, a green
    jacket, a green baseball cap and glasses, the release says. He also had
    some of his hair pulled into a bun through the strap on the back of his
    hat and had a small mustache and facial hair on his chin. (link)

    Similar clothes as noted on the robbery suspect are also noted in the Facebook images
    of Mr. Castile. However, whether Mr. Castile is actually the person
    who committed the armed robbery is -again- essentially a moot point.
    Officer Jeronimo Yanez gave the reason for the stop over the radio to
    his dispatcher as a possible ID on an “armed robbery suspect”:

    Mr. Castile, fitting the physical description, being in the same
    geography, generally matching the BOLO CCTV image, and then having a
    handgun on his thigh only made the suspicions gain exponential weight.

    Any behaviors or sudden movements by Mr. Castile would only increase
    the anxiety and increase the officer’s perception of Castile as a
    threat.

    https://theconservativetreehou

    • SchroedingersDog

      If true, then it’s open & closed. This early on, rumors go every which way. In the past, I’ve been burned by planted rumors – side A plants a rumor seeming to back side B’s story, but it’s something they crudely photoshopped, or cut’n pasted. They know it will be shown up as false, and plant it for that reason. They’ll put a false piece into an otherwise factual one, so more people accept it at first, and are then tripped by the falsified piece.

      I was surprised that anything that clever was going on, but with the ‘net it only takes one or 2 people, some spare time and an agenda to yank our chains. Discount everything you see on the net re these stories by 50% and everything in the splashy media by 150% 😉

    • Btheladyinred

      LOLOLOL!!! Yeah OK

  • Lauren Michelle Kirk

    This is a nice story, but what if he was a “bad person?” Would that make the shooting justified? I don’t think so. We need to investigate whether or not police action was justified in the situation instead of whether or not the person’s character was worthy enough to be cared about.

  • tvonthebrain

    Wrong, wrong, wrong

    #1: He wasn’t a “law abiding citizen”, he was a criminal. He was a punk who had an attitude . That attitude got him killed. Just because you have no arrest history doesn’t mean you’re a “law abiding citizen”.

    #2: His ‘girlfriend’ (not really his girlfriend, but ok)… was just as bad of a character, known to smoke up around her children. While this doesn’t mean HE did this, well, it’s pretty obvious that he had issues of his own.

    #3: His ATTITUDE got him killed, nothing more.

  • SchroedingersDog

    News these days is so full o’ spin that it’s tough to find the truth. So far I can gather:

    1. It’s horrifying to see, I didn’t watch the whole thing.
    1a. There had to be some way to handle this without shooting him.
    2. The ‘girlfriend’ seems awfully calm about the whole thing, and seems to make taking a video her first priority. The GF also jumps in with “he has a permit”. She was just making the cop more nervous, the CCW himself needs to tell the cop that (if the state regs call for it, most do) and, if asked, show the permit (not the firearm).
    3. Not said is that he’d blown off the small matter of having a driver’s license roughly a dozen times in the past. The local courts just shrugged, I know if I did that I’d be in jail. Heck, driving on a -suspended- license will get you in jail in some place, yes that applies to while people, as I’ve seen them led out of a traffic court in cuffs, going straight to jail. I thought that was a bit excessive, but that county does it to 100s of people.
    3a. So when the cop called in the plate, he would have heard that there were MV problems. He was also tensed up because the deceased or his vehicle (news is sparse) matched the description of one involved in an armed robbery, and an alert had been sent out.
    4. I have a feeling there’s more about the deceased that the media hasn’t told us.

    I certainly wish Mr Castile had not been shot, but the narrative which the Governor and the President jumped on is false. The narrative boils down to ‘anything bad which happens is caused by white males, and America must be punished’ (except wealthy white Democrats such as the Governor, they’re trans-sex-racial, or something).
    By the way, the cop who shot this man was a minority. White male cops fire fewer shots and kill fewer people per incident than minority/female cops.

    #################
    We had a case here where 2 female cops found a homeless mental case swinging a folding chair. A folding chair is not a deadly or even effective weapon, it takes 2 hands to fool with, which meant the EDP had no real weapon in his hands. You can just grab the —- chair and use it to wrestle the EDP with, or, since there were 2 of them, one could grab each arm and cuff the guy. Instead, the female cop shot him to death.

  • Rick Rolled

    Keep telling yourself that these “facts” mean this idiot wasn’t doing anything wrong.

    • Blucross

      ..are you what they call a wigger ?

      • Rick Rolled

        Are you what they call mentally retarded?

  • SchroedingersDog

    The only source we’re hearing from is … the person who was calmly videoing his last moments. Couldn’t she have hugged him, or stopped the bleeding with a handbag? Instead his last moments were as a video subject from someone who didn’t seem all that upset when he died.
    Whatever was going on, it should have been handled without shooting Mr Castile. But it’s likely we are not hearing an impartial and full account now (too soon) and never will later (too many competing agendas).

    Instead of sending out the bat signal to kill cops all over the usa, how about using as much effort to build a calmer, wiser, less violent society all around? Fewer physical and media attacks on cops —-> less nervous cops. Less jittery cops —> fewer civilians roughed up.

  • Doug Sowell

    We need to wait for the facts.
    He didn’t resist – We do not know this.
    He didn’t make any sudden movements – We do not know this. Were you there?
    He didn’t withhold information – We do not know this.
    He obeyed orders & disclosed he had a lic firearm in an open carry state – We do not know this.
    Wait for the FACTS.
    Maybe this is a bad shoot but we just do not have the entire picture yet. Stop inflaming things until we really know what happened here. Hopefully the officer had a body cam. Maybe that will shed some light on this.

    • Blucross

      writing inflamatory stories is THE WAY the media gets people to read the story and perhaps ‘click’ something in the story which ups the media’s cash flow.

  • Travis Keane

    I saw a website that disputes ALL of these above remarks. He was either a “Crips” member or follower posting a message on Dec. 25, 2011, “Merry CRIPmas and a happy Blue year”. I saw a mug shot picture of him in an orange jumpsuit as Philando Divalle Castile of Robbinsdale, MN, age 28 years. Also, some county office: Ramsey Sheriff (MN) @[email protected] dehart Mr. Castile never applied for a permit to carry with our office. Therefore we did not issue his permit. There is also a enlarged picture of a robber of a convenience store that looks like Mr. Castile. I know the live video of the man is horrible, but we did NOT see the shooting or what led up to it. So before we want to demonize the cop that shot him, we should wait for a thorough investigation.

  • Navy Corpseman

    The last part of that image, about saying that the state was an “open carry state” is irrelevant to the case

  • Newsflash: Castile’s miles-long misdemeanor criminal record IS a criminal record, you geniuses. He was CONSTANTLY caught driving without any license, registration, insurance, or any regard for traffic laws whatsoever. Add to that the various drug and other offenses included in his dozens and dozens of misdemeanors and you have a rebuttal of this b.s. article.

    Furthermore, Castile matched the BOLO description of an armed robbery suspect from 4 days before the incident. THAT is the real reason Yenez stopped him, and regardless of whether or not he actually had a concealed-carry permit or whether he was one of the robbery suspects, the fact that he reached when ordered not to reach is HIS mistake, not the officer’s mistake.

  • Dean

    Didn’t fancy commenting about the guy getting gunned down whilst sitting in a car with his fiancé and a kid watching eh? Yep, that would probably take too much effort. How about the existence of such smut on the internet? It is the inability of folks like yourself to see and reflect on the real issues as they are presented. This is my wife’s ipad and I doubt SHE is looking at teenagers dressed up like a dog’s dinner. Come on hideho, stop hiding, you know that shit is everywhere.

  • Hine Ballantyne

    Sue the racist prick

  • Rational_Thinker_Returns

    If all the information is true (I will assume it is) then let us pray the facts are proven and justice will prevail. A huge problem does exist in this situation, not because of Castile, his friends, or his family but because of the nationwide attitude that prevails among so many Blacks and White Liberals that ANY and EVERY incident where a shooting occurs with a white officer and a black civilian that it is racist. Even now Blacks and liberals are treating the Philando Castile shooting in the SAME EXACT manor they are treating the Alton Sterling shooting and they are protesting both. By your account, Philando was a fine upstanding man in the community and his death should not have happened and I think the whole country will agree with you, white and black. BUT Alton Sterling was a convicted Sex Offender, convicted felon many times over with a history of violence. Sterling was actively fighting with police and attempting to pull out a gun at the time he was shot. In order to take concerns seriously in these matters when something as tragic as Philando Castile getting shot, the Black Community has got to also begin to step up and say out loud that Alton Sterling was a criminal, a sex offender, was fighting with police and had a gun and WE understand how and why he got shot and we stand with the police in this matter. I think when the Black Community will begin to acknowledge that there are justifiable shootings (which occur with all races, more whites are killed by cops than blacks) and stop protesting those, then ALL America will stand with you in situations like Castile. America, white and black has to stand with whats right, not with whats black. As far as Alton Sterling, the life he chose to live and his actions on that day cost him his life, I feel for his family but he gets no sympathy from me as he brought it on himself. My sincerest heartfelt prayers and thoughts go to Philando Sterlings family and friends, I just can’t imagine what they feel and I hate that the News Media, Liberals and Obama continue to treat them the same…..They clearly are not the same.

    • Blucross

      Good writing,
      I agree with the idea, but I believe you are shooting alittle to high for this crowd. .and if you want your well written ideas to have more impact, and IF you can, use a pic and name..
      I do and I ain’t dead yet …lol

  • CousinScootie

    I’m not seeing the gun in his lap in the video. He is verified to have been issued a concealed carry permit in Minnesota. This wouldn’t be possible if he had a record of any mention.

    As a CCP I have never been instructed to stick all my papers out the window. I have been instructed to respond to officer’s questions and only disclose my firearm if I’m asked about it or am ordered from the vehicle.

    Otherwise have driver’s license, registration and insurance ready before the cop gets to the window. Also, one should be able to produce their wallet without flashing a gun, or change how you carry. He had no reason to disclose anything at that point unless the officer asked if he had a weapon.

    Does not look like a clean shoot. Still, nothing will come of it – officer’s wellbeing trumps all other considerations including rights of anyone interacting with LE to the point of their life. And still no medical attention after the shoot…

  • williamlanning

    Wow… I came to view the “facts” about Philandro Castile shooting and was disappointed with lies…

    Run with another premature story. What has been confirmed is that the cop stopped him because he fit the description of a man wanted for the armed robbery of a nearby convenience store just 4 days earlier. Don’t ask me for a link. Search it for yourself. There are a few dozen to choose from. Your link is no smoking gun. Without speculating in great detail, it’s likely the cop told him they were stopped for a taillight infraction so as not to create suspicion should this guy actually be the robber. It’s called a ruse and it’s a common tactic with police. There are dispatch records of the cop calling in the stop as a BOLO-Be On the Lookout for related to the robbery.

    Not only did Castile NOT have a concealed carry permit, he had never even applied for one… thus his girlfriend’s claim that he told the officer that he had a permit was either a lie from Philandro to the police officer or a lie from his girl friend.

    People really need to STOP being led by the nose by lying “news” media and agenda based politicians.

    • Blucross

      O man you going to put the rain of truth on this “Hate cops” Party ?? Do I need to spell sarcasm ?

      • williamlanning

        No… you displayed your ignorance and sarcasm very well…

  • babalugatz .

    The man say don’t move….DONT FKKING MOVE. Why do blacks keep pushing the limits?…Cop is out of line? Deal with his superiors, the Mayor, whomever, AFTERWARDS, and still be alive.

    • Blucross

      You do not know what the cop said !

      • babalugatz .

        SOP…cops say don’t move…we see all kinds of videos, brotha keep flouncing around, running towards, fighting wif

  • How are these “3 extremely important facts?”

    Facts are not opinions from people close the individual.

    For example, his girlfriend stating he had a Concealed Carry Permit does not make it a fact that he had a Concealed Carry Permit.

  • Patricia Ann Rizzo

    This is shocking. People cannot go on living like this. Something needs to be done. I feel so sorry for this man. I can tell the woman is in shock. That’s just how I was when my mom suddenly died.

    • George Smith

      This woman was a drug abuser and child abuser, and a total thugg loser. Watch her youtube videos…the ones SHE proudly posted of her using drugs in the car with her kid….along with the boyfriend….again, in front of the kid…spewing gangsta rap lyrics, throwing gang signs….

      This video you saw here is a BS act, nothing more. She is a street thugg / lowlife. Why does this matter? I undermines her credibility which will go up against a cop who says the guy had a gun on his lap and moved that direction after being ordered not to. And yeah, you can see the gun on his lap in the video.

      VALID SHOOTING. Next…

  • williamlanning

    In the interest of safety of individuals in future instances I am posting this very insightful video:

    https://www.facebook.com/coffeyanderson/videos/10154201872210993/

  • williamlanning

    If everyone in the vehicle reveals visually that they are no threat to the safety of the officer by following Coffey’s video suggestions, safe resolution is much more probable.

  • 323Jack Smith

    LIARS……Those convicted of drug offenses cannot carry, AND THE COUNTY HE LIVED IN SAID HE NEVER APPLIED FOR A CCW…..

    The socialist jew media is lying in an attempt to destroy the 2nd Amendment and Bill of Rights.

    • CousinScootie

      That is not true – you can still get a permit to CC with misdemeanor convictions for drugs or other causes as long as they are for non-violent offenses and/or sufficient time has passed.

      Castile had a valid CC permit he was issued when he lived in a different town (Robbinsdale). I do not know how Minnesota law deals with failure to update residence or if its even required.

      We don’t even know for sure the officer issued commands to stop, we only know he claimed that after the fact – probably because he couldn’t claim Castile was trying to get his gun.

  • Cybereyes

    He didn’t have a CCP. He wasn’t pulled over for a busted tail light. He did have a gun on his lap. Any more lies I need to correct? So no one found it strange that this woman was so calm during her video?

  • 323Jack Smith

    PHILANDRO THE DOPEHEAD LIED ON HIS FIREARM BACKGROUND CHECK FORM…..

    Funny how the socialist jew media always leaves that out. What happened to the claim he had a concealed weapons permit? That is an outright lie, unless HE LIED ON THE CCW FORM TO GET THAT!

    • NancyDL

      You cone heads are so charming. 😎

      • 323Jack Smith

        You racist cowards are pathetic……POTHEADS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BUY GUNS, FOOL……It’s right on the form, MORON!

  • 323Jack Smith

    Philandro and his GF are on video smoking dope with the 4 year old girl in the car…..

    HE NEVER DINDEW NUFFINZ TWO NOWUNS!

  • 323Jack Smith

    WHY did Philandro’s GF lie about her taillight being out, when BOTH TAIL LIGHTS WERE WORKING in a photo taken by a passer-by and posted on the web?

    • Blucross

      Didnt want to bring up robberies ???

  • 323Jack Smith

    SO PHILANDRO THE POTHEAD LIED ON HIS BACKGROUND CHECK FORM……

    Yet the greedy, lying, racist socialist jew run media keeps saying his gun was legal?

    and this is not about DESTROYING THE 2ND AMENDMENT AND THE BILL OF RIGHTS?

    • Blucross

      That might be the long range goal Jack, but the media is happy to drive a hate wedge between all of us…BECAUSE..if we hating on each other we are not thinking about the Clinton investigation…
      Classic false flag

    • lspanker

      Cut it out with the anti-semitic crap, please.

  • John Matranga

    did the officer shoot him because he thought he was going for a gun simple yes or no

    • Blucross

      apparently, but like everyone else, I did not see the shooting.

  • SickOfGroids1

    HE DID NOT HAVE A CCW.

  • williamlanning

    Why officers get nervous when people don’t do as they say…

    https://www.facebook.com/US.PoliceOfficers/videos/1625690577759146/?pnref=story

  • williamlanning
  • Alex90520

    The way I see it his girlfriend was a horible pot head alcoholic just find the videos ( if there not off he facebook yet) they were on there n you can find em on youtube. That doesn’t condemned a man I’m on that side but when there video from a short time b4 the shooting g like a week or 2 n he’s smoveing pot with his girl friend and a 4 year old in the back seat all on video. That shows 1. he was ILLEAGLY carrying a firearm weather he had a permit or not and 2.that he was not a man that “lived by the law” last I checked CPS takes your kids if they find out about that kinda stuff doing drugs in a car with a 4 year old weather it’s hard drugs or just pot is still a CRIME. Stop with the media brain washing let them do there investigation and when we see the dash cam from the cop car then make your opinion up. Cops are not racist killers. There people just try to do a very hard job and in a country where 52% of all MURDER is committed by black people who make up 13% of the pop. And that 52% is by mostly black men who make up 6% of the pop. they have every right to be on there gaurd when pulling over a suspected armed robber wether it was him or not I’m white and every time I get pulled over the cop has his hand on his gun and I don’t make moves toward my waist and have my licenses ready when he gets to the window. Cuz I know I have the same chance of being shot as anyone else. Dose that mean I hate a man just doing his job so he can go see his family after work no. Not at all. Watch videos where poliece are shot and killed it happens very fast and then that’s it no more going home…

  • George Smith

    Watch the video people….he clearly had a pistol ON HIS LAP. He was told not to move. He reached in the general direction of the gun. He was shot. Not complicated really. The cop will walk as he should.

    Now what REALLY sucks here, is the way the media tries to spin this as much as possible to make Philandro look totally innocent and to make the cop into a heartless killer.

  • Imma WISE Biiitch

    PROOF! Philando Castile ‘Victim’ Still Alive? Minnesota Police Shooting FALSE FLAG https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvMjIWeL6Hk