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#PhilandoCastile Becomes Second Black Man Killed By Police In 3 Days

by Felix Omondi
#PhilandoCastile Becomes Second Black Man Killed By Police In 3 Days, Sparking Outrage On Social Media

32-year-old Philando Castile becomes the second black man to die at the hand of a police officer in the United States. Barely three days after another black man Alton Sterling from Baton Rouge, LA was killed by a police officer despite the fact he was pinned down to the ground.

Castile with his girlfriend Lavish Reynolds were pulled over for a broken tail light in the suburb of St. Paul, Minn. According to Reynolds account of the incident, when they were stopped, the officer asked Castile for his driver’s license and registration. When he went to reach for the papers, the police shot him four times in the arm. Castile had informed the police earlier that he was a registered gun owner.

The aftermath of the shooting was streamed live on Facebook by Reynolds. The video is said to have mysteriously disappeared from her Facebook page.

The aftermath footage of Castile shooting shows the police shouting at Reynolds: “I told him not to reach for it. I told him to get his hands out.”

“You told him to get his I.D., Sir. His driver’s license,” replies the shocked Reynolds.

This incident has sparked public outrage, with some taking to social media to air their anger and displeasure at just how fast the officer was at pulling the trigger on the black driver. Below is the aftermath footage of the aftermath of the shooting taken by Reynolds and was supposedly brought down by Facebook. Please be adviced the content are VERY GRAPHIC.

The following are some tweets being made about this incident:

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