His name is Philando Castile. He was murdered by the police in Falcon Heights, Minnesota

Philando Castile was stopped for a “routine ” traffic stop.

AND NOW IS DEAD!!

Asked for his information,  he volunteered to his murderer that he had a weapon, because he had a  permit.

And yet, somehow,  even after offering that piece of information.

Mr. Castile is Dead.

Dead.

Dead.

Funny how all these conceal /carry laws don’t seem to apply to Black people.

We know about Mr. Castile  because his girlfriend was alert enough to video it on Facebook.

Let’s see what kind of lies his murderers come up with to try and slander Mr. Castile.

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    Found at BJ:

    Mike J says:
    July 8, 2016 at 8:03 pm
    On Thursday, Facebook said a “technical glitch” caused the recording to be pulled from its social network. However, Reynolds claimed officers seized her phone and took over her Facebook account to delete the evidence.

    Multiple sources with knowledge of the event have tonight confirmed to The Register that someone – highly suspected to be the city’s police – used her phone to remove her recording from public view shortly after the shooting. This was no technical glitch.

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  9. Ametia says:

    Sarah Kendzior

    Black deaths, police brutality, caught on video: No justice, only sequels

    SNIP

    The legacy of the Rodney King video was not justice, but sequels.

    Mr. Sterling died at 37. Mr. Castile died days before his 33rd birthday. They left behind children, parents, and friends. They were men who loved and were loved. Today their loved ones, in the midst of grief, are tasked with not only proving these men’s innocence, but vouching for their basic humanity. Advocates of Sterling and Castile will fight to put the officers who killed Sterling and Castile on trial, knowing Sterling and Castile were on trial their whole lives in the court of public opinion. Their very existence as black men is considered, in the eyes of many Americans, evidence of their guilt.

    Police officials and media will publicize criminal records – as they already have for Mr. Sterling – to try to justify a killing that had nothing to do with his previous low-level offences. They will assassinate Mr. Castile’s character, as they consistently assassinate the character of even the youngest African-Americans – children like 12-year-old Tamir Rice, killed by a police officer while playing in a park.

    They will do anything to make people turn away from the videos, the proof, the pain.

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/black-deaths-police-brutality-caught-on-video-no-justice-just-sequels/article30791280/

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  11. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Praying for the officers and their loved ones. *tears*

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  16. rikyrah says:

    Let’s not beat around the bush:

    I think facebook saved the girlfriend and the daughter’s lives.

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    • eliihass says:

      Sorry, but how exactly does Congressman Danny Davis who’s been in Congress for 20 long years by the way…how does Danny Davis reason that marching to the White House while the President is away in Poland help anything…

      This is the type of rubbish that has aided inaction for all these years…

      The Congressman and his colleagues have been very much part of the problem…

      They need to do their job…

      Picketing the White House while the President is out of the country isn’t part of it…and achieves nothing besides the photo-ops to keep him looking ‘engaged’ and good for another term …in the eyes of his constituents back home in Arkansas…

      Enough of the cowardly theatrics and stagecraft…time for real action…

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  22. Liza says:

    Picture taken on Monday, July 4.

    #PhilandoCastile with Diamond Reynolds on the 4th of July. pic.twitter.com/lwMZ6TwlbY— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) July 8, 2016

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    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      Here it is:

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      • rikyrah says:

        My heart is so heavy looking at this picture.

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      • Liza says:

        Yeah, I was thinking… I wonder what Mr. Castile felt about this country. He probably felt that he was doing well, he had a great job doing what he loved, he was appreciated and loved by his co-workers, the children and the parents, he had a pretty girlfriend and he had family… Things seem to have been going well for him until a cop murdered him.

        Yeah, this is what I always refer to as getting catapulted into Emmett Till’s America. One minute you’re minding your own business, having a pretty good life, and then it happens. The killer chooses you because you’re there, and you’re black, and there is no other reason, just that he wanted to kill someone like you. There’s no warning except that it happens, the convergence of pure evil and innocence. No one can be on guard 24/7.

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    From Lenny Kravitz

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  31. rikyrah says:

    UPDATED DEAR WHITE AMERICA – AN OPEN LETTER

    July 7, 2016
    Dear United States, YOUR Police System and those who are not Black in America,

    I came home today once again to tell my 13 year old black son about yet another death by the hands of the cops – another death of another black person. I could barely get the words out without crying but this couldn’t be sugar coated from him like I normally sweeten other information I feed him. So, let me tell you what a black single mother had to tell her son today or pretty much every time the need strikes, which is often. I had to tell my 13 year old young black son how to not get killed in these streets by those sent out to protect us.

    The first thing is the reminder that although he has white friends, he needs to remember that: “You are not your white friends!!! If you are with them and you all get stopped by the cops for any reason know that you are not them, you cannot say what they say or act how they act. There is a high chance the police may single you out as the trouble maker whether you had anything to do with it so be prepared. Remember to keep your hands out of your pockets; if you are holding your phone drop it and put your hands up or out in front of you where they can be visibly seen free of anything by the cops. If they ask you any questions, answer them with a calm voice, NEVER yell. Tell them your name, age, address, mother’s name and phone number. Know that you are under the age of 16 which means you are not to be questioned without a legal guardian so with that knowledge, give them your mother’s name and phone number again. If they feel the need to pat you down, assume the position I’ve taught you and let them pat you down but be quiet while doing so. Once they have met their goal of whatever the hell it was, if you are not arrested you wait until they have left the area completely then call me. If they arrest you, put your hands up in the air to signal your surrender then let them guide your hands into the cuffs and put you into the police car. You are to remain silent the entire ride to the station – don’t even be angry because there is no need for it especially if you are innocent. Once in the station you give them your mother’s name and number again and inform them that at your age you cannot be questioned without a guardian and/or legal representation. No matter what lies they fill your head with to scare you, know that none of their lies are above the law and the law is what I’ve taught you so do not fear their lies instead give them your mother’s name and phone number again and tell them that once a guardian is present you will answer any and all questions.

    After I drill that process into his head we go over him not trying to be a hero when it comes to his other black friends.

    …………………………………………………………………………………………………

    Today I showed him the murder of Alton Sterling. Why? Because I normally hide these images and things from him, I only tell him what happens because we do not watch the news or have regular TV access, we only stream but today I needed him to see what I’ve been telling him about for once so that he truly understands that the rules I lay upon him are not to scare him but to protect him from being an Alton Sterling, or a Tamir Rice; a young boy whose death haunts me every time I think about him. He knows that these things may never come his way but if they do, he is prepared.

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  32. Liza says:

    This kind of loss, the loss of this good, kind man who dedicated his career to feeding schoolchildren cannot be measured.

    What kind of man was #PhilandoCastile? He memorized names of 500 kids he served daily, with their food allergies. https://t.co/ECNEM79ssZ— Xeni Jardin (@xeni) July 7, 2016

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  33. rikyrah says:

    I don’t know why, but all I’ve been holding in is just coming forth.

    This tweet broke me.

    ?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

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    • Ametia says:

      It’s earth-shattering and heart-opening at the same time to witness this precious child showing this kind of love and compassion for her mother.

      Clearly these sociopathic POC are incapable of caring to commit such a vile, ugly, despicable murder.

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    • eliihass says:

      This video clip is for me, almost as pertinent and damning a capture of the callous inhumanity that not only cold-bloodedly, dismissively, cavalierly, murderously disposes of …and where ‘fortunate’ or ‘benevolent’…only just only devalues black lives…

      This video clip captures the core…the basis of my rage…

      It captures the inhumanity…the heartlessness that invariably leads to the callous disposal of black lives…

      It is the refusal to see black folks…

      It is the callous detachment that even in the midst of death, murder…’unintentional’ tragedies by any name – no matter how ‘accidental’ or resulting from a ‘lack of training’, ‘fear’ – or any number of justifications offered up to excuse away or cover up for police whenever they murder innocent black folks in cold-blood …for no reason other than the color of their skin…

      It is the callous refusal to see black people… to feel the pain, hurt, devastation, vulnerabilities …even in the midst of trauma and loss…of a black child…a black woman…

      It is the callousness that prevents men who when in or out of uniform, would probably be quickly described by somebody as ‘good’, ‘God-fearing’, ‘family’ men…a callousness, complete detachment and absence of humanity that prevents these men in uniform who also are probably husbands, fathers, sons, brothers, nephews, uncles, cousins, friends….from humanely and instinctively reaching out to protect and comfort a scared and vulnerable child…and an obviously shaken and traumatized woman…

      But no…

      The same guys who when in and out of uniform value infinitely more the lives of the dogs in their K-9 units…and feel more a tinge of humanity for – and were probably disgusted at the loss of Cecil the Lion and Harambe the gorilla…are unable to feel any humanity – or spare a thought for…spontaneously set aside for even a moment – in the face of ‘unintended’ tragedy and obvious trauma – their ‘work’ stance and artificial ‘protocols’… to do the right thing by and for a harmless little black toddler…and her innocent distraught mother handcuffed for no reason minutes after her companion has been all in a flash, murdered in cold-blood during a routine traffic stop on an ordinary day..

      It is that inability to see the humanity of a little black baby girl and her devastated black mother…the young black woman…lover, partner of the young innocent black man – that one of their own just murdered for no reason…It is that inability of their humanity to naturally and instinctively kick in …to empathize, sympathize….to embrace and instinctively reach out to protect the vulnerable black child and mother…to see them through humane eyes…to immediately seek to comfort them in a traumatic situation..

      This is it right here before our eyes…this is where it all stems from…this is what’s telling…this is at the heart and lack thereof of the matter…this is a sampling…a capture of the inhumanity that drives the callous, unfeeling, inhumane response where even a black child, black woman…resides…It is that mindset that says a little black baby girl isn’t seen as innocent…and a black woman isn’t seen as vulnerable, or worthy of protection and chivalry…It is a mindset that completely devalues – and without any qualms or apologies …easily disposes of, and does away with any black life..

      It isn’t just a matter of laws – though the thought of inconveniencing the more valuable and cush lives of other non-black folks in any way…that just might force changes…

      But it is also the fact that even the ‘good’ Democratic Governor of Minnesota – just like his counterparts in Louisiana, Missouri, Florida, South Carolina, California…and any number of Democratic and Republican Governors and Attorney Generals…It is the fact that they hold black folks – consciously and unconsciously – with the very same sense of contempt…that they do not see black lives as valuable…that even where they themselves are black…that this society has conditioned them to view black lives as infinitely less valuable…just as they are unconsciously conditioned not to see a fully black child as ‘cute’…or a fully black woman as ‘desirable’…or worthy of respect and chivalry…

      The hostile condescension of the ‘good’ Democratic Governor of Minnesota towards the Black Lives Matter movement last December – and his condescending smirk as he scoffed at the young Somali-American woman Stacey Rosana as she engaged Hillary Clinton who he accompanied on a campaign stop at a coffee shop in Minneapolis in March of this year…tells you all you need to know…

      That condescension and dismissive and ‘marginally contained’ hostility – and that superior sense of how dare you lowly creature ….comes from the very same place…It is that mindset that easily disposes with those not deemed ‘valuable’ or worthy…

      Sorry I haven’t been around these past days fam…sometimes when rage engulfs and overcomes ones spirit, it is best to step away …As wonderful and embracing and accommodating as our 3Chics owners are, it is still unfair to hijack and litter their space with ones uncontained anger…but tonight I have cried enough tears of fury and frustration…I wanted to come out of my isolation to let you know that I am still very much with you my fam..

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  38. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Although the demand for answers is only getting louder, the identity of the officer who fatally shot Castile isn’t likely to be released anytime soon.

    According to CheckthePolice.org, a website that examines the language in police union contracts and interprets how the included protections make it more difficult to expose misconduct, Minnesota state law includes a police bill of rights, which contains a section that prohibits the release of an officer’s identity to the public without consent.

    https://mic.com/articles/148019/name-of-police-officer-who-shot-philando-castile-legally-under-wraps-until-charges-filed#.FUNdrRSXw

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  47. rikyrah says:

    Amen.

    lamh
    I’ll say it again…

    If you are afraid of Black people, you should not be patrolling majority Black neighborhood. How are you supposed to protect/police someone who you are taught to be afraid of?

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  49. Ametia says:

    Fuck sensitivity training for racist bigots. They don’t belong on the force and certainly in our neighborhoods. If they love their gun, go hunting and slaughter animals.

    STOP USING BLACK PEOPLE FOR HUNTING ANIMALS

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  50. Ametia says:

    Americans should be “TROUBLED” NAW, WE NEED TO BE ANGRY, ASHAMED, & held accountable for the RACISM and the fact that we have STATE SANCTIONED COP KILLERS roaming our communitie.

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  51. rikyrah says:

    @WesleyLowery
    leader of the free world has had to explain the phrase “Black Lives Matter” to his nation, for a second time

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    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      Keep your strong tweeting going, SG. Your doing a great job.

      (Also, would you please guide me in extra ways that I can be an ally?)

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  60. We don’t want the racist police in our communities, in our neighborhoods. They’re not protecting and serving. They’re hunting & preying!

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  62. Ametia says:

    GET THESE RACISTS ASS WHITE COPS OUT OF OUR NEIGHBORHOODS

    NOW

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  63. Ametia says:

    GOVERNOR MARK DAYTON

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  64. Liza says:

    If another nation's police force killed a group as often and as consistently as US officers kill black men, they'd be tried for genocide.— Ron Harris (@RonHarrisMN) July 7, 2016

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  65. Liza says:

    RT @Teamstersjc32 We mourn the death of one our Teamster brothers, #PhilandoCastile. Join us in prayer 4 his family pic.twitter.com/4lbAcfGceJ— Teamsters (@Teamsters) July 7, 2016

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  66. Liza says:

    This morning, I learned about the shooting of Philando Castile and asked myself, how many more?— John Lewis (@repjohnlewis) July 7, 2016

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  67. Liza says:

    Here is a link to a transcript of the video for those who cannot watch it.

    http://www.colorlines.com/articles/read-transcript-philando-castile-video

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  68. Liza says:

    Philando Castile Is Remembered By St. Paul Public Schools: 'Kids Loved Him' https://t.co/mIlrBhMKle— NPR (@NPR) July 7, 2016

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  69. Liza says:

    Damn right something must be done.

    Standing with the Congressional Black Caucus, demanding an end to police shootings. Something must be done. pic.twitter.com/CChG8WL9Nv— Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) July 7, 2016

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    • Ametia says:

      Because they believe the 2nd amendment and gun laws are exclusive to WHITES

      Also too, PBO can throw out the DOJ Is opening Civil Rights investigation, this has proven a FRUITLESS effort.

      It is the state/local laws and the white slave masters in place that totally disregard any semblance of enforcing these LAWS EQUALLY & JUSTLY.

      Using Black men & women as slot machines by collecting petty fine$ and using us as target practice, and feigning fear of us as the reason.

      IT’S SICK.

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  72. Ametia says:

    Dear God, I just saw the entire video of this HORRIFIC MURDER.

    IT’S BEYOND HEARTBREAKING.

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    • rikyrah says:

      I couldn’t watch it.

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    • Ametia says:

      So disturbing, Rikyrah. video taping your loved one gunned down and murdered in cold blood for NOTHING.

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    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      It’s so exhausting for my heart to keep pushing and supporting. I am so tired. I feel so weary, so very sad. My heart is all torn up.

      I don’t see how people maintain their strength when they are directly affected or when they have the stress of knowing that their children, friends, and loved ones are vulnerable because they are Black.

      To have watched that video and the one of Sterling…

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      • yahtzeebutterfly says:

        I rededicated myself to keep pushing and keep advocating and keep hope in my heart for change.

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  73. Liza says:

    Y’all, it’s time for President Obama to step up. AG Loretta Lynch reports to him. He needs to address this today.

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    • Liza says:

      I just read his statement. It’s not what I was looking for. He might be encouraged by the umpteenth investigation but I’m not, not even slightly. Investigations of murders are best when they lead to indictments, and that is not happening.

      AG Loretta Lynch reports to PBO.

      And now Hillary is next in line. Remember Bill’s AG, Janet Reno?

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    • Liza says:

      What do y’all figure the political calculation is here? Well, the Democrats are gearing up to nominate Hillary, Hillary must defeat Trump the Monster to save the nation (a good candidate would have no problem), the votes of white independents might be lost if the cops are called out, and lastly, black folks are a FIREWALL, they will vote for Hillary no matter what. So, open a federal investigation, say a few words to reassure black folks without getting the police too upset.

      This can’t possibly be working. Folks should be at their wits end about now.

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    • Liza says:

      PBO, the “underlying fissures” that lead to these incidents are out-of-control, gun happy racist cops and/or cops who are terrified of the people they serve. Either way, these people should not be cops. You can “train” them in “community policing” until there is a cool, rainy day in Hell, and it will make no difference whatsoever. As far as “implementing ideas that make a difference” how about some arrests, indictments, trials, and convictions by the Department of Justice?

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    • Ametia says:

      GET THESE FUCKING RCISTS, SOULESS, KILLER COPS OFF THE STREETS & OUT OF OUR NEIGHBORHOODS!

      There killing solved!

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  81. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    It is more than this, but this is one issue that needs to be addressed:

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  83. rikyrah says:

    From BJ:

    ruemara says:
    July 7, 2016 at 12:03 pm
    @JPL: Philando Castile had a carry permit and was complying with the guidelines for disclosing to an officer during a stop. He wasn’t even the driver of the car, he was the passenger. Stop using the myth that guns are why cops feel unsafe. They are terrified of black men first, black women second. They face angry, belligerent, murderous white men without fear and arrest them. They MURDER black people within seconds based on feeling “fear”.

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  84. Ametia says:

    Black Families have to video tape encounters, go on TV and defend their loved ones, after they are shot & murdered by KKK COPS! When do they ever have time to just GRIEVE?

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    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      “When do they ever have time to just GRIEVE?”

      My heart was breaking as I watched Diamond talking today in the video below. You are right, Ametia. Diamond had to go on TV defending and seeking justice for Philando.

      The police didn’t give Philando medical aid to stop the bleeding. Diamond said that they didn’t even check his pulse.

      Oh, but they took time to “soothe” and comfort the cop who shot Philando. They never tried to comfort Diamond…just held her in jail for 5 hours with NO food or water and no visit from a clergy member.

      Callousness, pure callousness.

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  86. rikyrah says:

    @Ella in New Mexico:

    She says as Castile was reaching for his wallet, he informed officers that he had a firearm in his possession, and a conceal-and-carry permit. Reynolds says in the video that an officer then shot her boyfriend four times.

    The officer in the video at one point screams, “Fuck! I told him not to reach for it! I told him to get his hand out …”

    Reynolds tells the officer, “You told him to get his I.D., sir, his driver’s license.”

    I’ve been Black in America longer than 3 days.

    I don’t believe the officer – AT ALL.

    I believe the girlfriend.

    Philando did exactly as the officer told him to do – BECAUSE HE WANTED TO GO HOME ALIVE.

    You all can believe that bullshyt if you want to that he’d disobey what the police officer said and went for a GUN.

    PHUCK.OUTTA.HERE.

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      Lord have MERCY. Those kids will be devastated. The ripple effects of what these killer cops do reaches far and wide, ike a tornado plowing down everything in its path.

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  89. rikyrah says:

    My heart breaks for her.

    “Even when we do everything right, the cops still murder us.”-Philando Castile’s mother.
    #PhilandoCastile

    — Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) July 7, 2016

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  91. rikyrah says:

    Mr. Castile’s child, who saw her father murdered before her eyes…was FOUR YEARS OLD.

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  92. rikyrah says:

    Mother of Philando Castile:

    I did everything right. He was law abiding. He worked an honest job, 5 days a week.

    And yet…

    HE’S STILL DEAD

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  93. rikyrah says:

    On a serious tip..

    The reason why all you DRONES DRONES DRONES…

    NSA SPYING ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE….

    CIVIL LIBERTIES….BLAH BLAH BLAH….

    Can miss me is because, in terms of my life as a Black person…

    I told you before… I don’t give two shyts about drones or NSA Spying..

    the biggest threat to my PERSONAL security is an encounter with law enforcement..

    RIGHT HERE EVERYDAY IN AMERICA.

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    • Ametia says:

      I wake up this morning and another police killing of a black man for a fucking routine traffic stop

      Add ISIL/ISIS to the mix as well.

      American police & WHITE SUMPREMACY SYSTEM are the biggest threat to BLACK AMERICANS.

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  94. The demonization of black men by the media and white politicians as larger than life monsters has led to a national crisis with the killing of black men & little boys #PhilandoCastile #AltonSterling #JohnCrawford #MichaelBrown #JamarClark #EricGarner #TrayvonMartin #TamirRice

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  95. Liza says:

    There is no way to stop this CRISIS FROM HELL until the Department of Justice puts some of these murderers behind bars.

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  96. rikyrah says:

    You go to bed and it’s #AltonSterling

    You wake up and it’s #PhilandoCastile

    White America’s hate of our black skin is too much.

    — Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) July 7, 2016

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    • Liza says:

      Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, needs to answer some questions. What is her vision for the Department of Justice? What is she looking for in an Attorney General? Is the DOJ under Clinton going to prosecute police, or does she think that investigations, reports, and agreements are effective by themselves?

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    • Ametia says:

      first thing heard this morning when I woke up. CHILLING

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  97. The white media and white politicians have demonized black people forever & a day, now cops are killing us even as we follow their orders with the cameras rolling.

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  98. The GOVERNMENT has a DUTY to protect it’s citizens. And it’s not happening. It needs to be held accountable. Black people aren’t safe here.

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  99. rikyrah says:

    A comment from BJ:

    hovercraft says:
    July 7, 2016 at 9:15 am
    @rikyrah:
    It feels that this will never end, like no one values us. This is why Black Lives Matter and we need to change these bullshit laws that allow the police to kill us when the ‘feel’ their lives are in danger. We feel our lives are in danger ever time we encounter the police, and our fear is valid, why does that count for nothing? They keep passing these open and concealed carry laws and yet every time we are seen carrying someone calls in that a black person has a gun and we end up dead. Why don’t they just go ahead a write it into the laws, these gun laws are for white people not for you.

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  101. rikyrah says:

    Since Mr. Castile had no criminal record, there is no mug shot to plaster over the airwaves. What will they use to make him seem menacing?

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  102. rikyrah says:

    Mr. Castile was killed in front of his child.

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  103. rikyrah says:

    For all of those who signed Jesse Williams’ petition….
    Sit Your Azzes Down and Shut DA PHUQ Up!

    Those of us knew…Mr. Williams was on point.

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    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      Yes, Jesse William was right in his speech.

      Here is the video live streamed by Lavisha Reynolds on her Facebook in the aftermath of the police officer shooting her boyfriend. I have transcribed it up to timestamp 1:40 and will post the transcription following the video.

      LAVISHA Reynolds (with great calm): Stay with me. We got pulled over for a busted tail light in the back. And, the police, he’s just… he’s covered, he (inaudible word) killed my boyfriend. He’s licensed. He carries, so he’s licensed to carry. He was trying to get out his ID and his wallet out of his pocket. And, he let the officer know that he had a firearm. He was reaching for his wallet, and the officer shot him in his arm. We’re waiting for a back-up.

      OFFICER (who is still holding gun on her boyfriend, Philado): Keep your hands where

      LAVISHA: I will, sir, no worries. I will.

      OFFICER: Fuck!!! (deep emotional breathing)

      LAVISHA: We got pulled over on Larpender(?)

      OFFICER (emotionally shouting) : I told him not to reach for it. I told him to get his (hand?) open.

      LAVISHA: You told him to get his ID, sir, and his driver’s license. Oh my God, please don’t tell me he’s dead. Please don’t tell me my boyfriend just went like that.

      OFFICER: Keep your hands where they are please.

      LAVISHA: Yes, I will sir. I’ll keep my hands where they are. Please don’t tell me this Lord. Please Jesus don’t tell me that he’s gone. Please don’t tell me that he’s gone. Please, Officer, don’t tell me that you just did this to him. You shot four bullets into him, sir. He was just getting his license and registration, sir.

      OFFICER to officers heard in background: Get the female passenger out.

      2nd Officer: Get out of the car now with your hands up. Let me see your hands. Exit now (she opens the door) Keep them up. Keep them up.

      LAVISHA: Where’s my daughter? (As Lavisha backs up toward officer holding gun, you can see another officer behind him…clearly later at timestamp 1:38… holding her daughter.) My daughter…

      2nd officer: Face away from me. Walk backwards. Walk backwards towards me. Keep walking (2 officers have their guns on her.) Keep walking. Keep walking. Keep walking. (officer puts gun in holster) Get on your knees. On your knees.

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      • yahtzeebutterfly says:

        This is too much. My heart aches for Lavisha Reynolds who with amazing controlled calm live streamed on her Facebook page the aftermath of a police officer’s shooting of her boyfriend.

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      • yahtzeebutterfly says:

        This excerpt of transcript at done at the Star Tribune link here http://www.startribune.com/transcript-of-facebook-live-shooting-aftermath-video/385850431/
        continues where my transcript left off:

        (Lavisha) Reynolds: They threw my phone Facebook. Please don’t tell me Lord Jesus please don’t tell me [inaudible].
        Officer: Let me see your purse. You have any weapons or anything? No. Please don’t tell me my boyfriend is gone. You can take it off my hand. Please don’t tell me he’s gone. Please Jesus no. Please no. Please no don’t let him be gone Lord.
        Officer: [Expletive]

        Officer: [Expletive]
        Reynolds: He told him to get his license and registration. He told him he was licensed to carry and that he had his gun on him and then he started shooting. He started shooting for no reason.
        Officer: [Expletive]
        Officer: [Expletive]
        Officer: [Expletive]

        Officer: [Expletive]
        Officer: [Expletive]

        Reynolds: His wallet and license and registration you told him to get it, sir. You told him and he tried to tell you he had a license to carry and was gonna take it off. Please don’t tell me my boyfriend’s gone. He don’t deserve this. Please. He’s a good man he works for St. Paul Public school. He doesn’t have no record of anything. He’s never been in jail anything. He’s not a gang member anything.
        Reynolds: [inaudible] and that you cover him Lord. That you allow him to still be here with us Lord. Still with me [inaudible] Lord. Please Lord wrap your arms around him. Please Lord make sure that he’s OK, breathing Lord. [inaudible] Please Lord you know our rights Lord you know we are innocent people Lord. We are innocent people. We are innocent. My four-year-old [inaudible]

        Reynolds: Could you please get my phone for me?
        Other officer: I’ll talk to my supervisor.

        Reynolds: It’s right there it’s on the floor. It’s right there.
        Other officer: Could you just stand here sweetie?
        Child: I want to get my mommy’s purse.
        Other officer: I’ll take care of that OK? Just stand right here for me.
        Reynolds: Stay right here. Before you take the handcuffs off of me can you [inaudible]

        Other officer: Can you search her before [inaudible]? I can’t it’s got to be processed OK?
        Reynolds: Come here (to child).
        Other officer: Is that your phone?
        Reynolds: We’re in the back seat of the police car. [inaudible] call me the police just shot my boyfriend for no apparent reason. My phone is about to die. They shot him. He shot him three times because we had a busted tail light. He asked him for license and registration he told him that it was in his wallet but he had a pistol on him because he’s licensed to carry and the officer told him don’t move and as he was putting his hands back up the officer shot him in his arm about four or five times. I’m on Larpenteur and Fry. Whoever can come to Larpenteur and Fry that’s where I’m at. I’m gonna need a ride home. We’re on Larpenteur and Fry. [inaudible] if you can come to Larpenteur and Fry we’re right here in Roseville. Got the Roseville Police they got me handcuffed, my phone is about to die. I’m on Larpenteur and Fry and the Roseville Police Department just shot my boyfriend. They shot him four times. He’s licensed to carry. We had a busted tail light. And we had some weed in the car that’s about it.

        It was a Chinese police officer that shot him. He’s Chinese he’s about 5.5, 5.6-1/2, heavy set guy. He asked him for his license and registration which was in the back of his pocket because he keeps his wallet in his pocket. And as he went to reach he let the officer know before he was reaching that he had a firearm on him and before he can let the officer know anything the officer took off shots. About 4 or 5 rounds were shot and my boyfriend I don’t know what condition he’s in. I don’t know if he’s OK or if he’s not OK. I’m in the back seat of the police car, in the back seat of the police car handcuffed. I need a ride. I’m on Larpenteur and Fry they’ve got machine guns pointed.

        Reynolds: Don’t be scared. My daughter just witnessed this. The police just shot him for no apparent reason. No reason at all. They asked for license and registration. That’s the police officer over there that did it with the black on. I can’t really do shit because they have me handcuffed.

        Child: It’s OK mommy.
        Reynolds: I can’t believe they just did this I’m [expletive] [screams].
        Child: It’s OK, I’m right here with you.
        Reynolds:[Cries]
        
Reynolds: Y’all please pray for us Jesus please y’all. I ask everybody on Facebook everybody that’s watching everybody that’s tuned in please pray for us. Sister I know I just dropped you off but I need you to pick me up I need [inaudible] to call my phone.

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