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.

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Unfortunately, the false statements in the video – which have gone viral, and are being pushed by the mainstream media – have created a backlash against police officers.

Police officers in: Dallas (link), Tennessee (link), Missouri (link) and Georgia (link) have been Shot or killed in the past 24 hours as a result of a false narrative driven by the Black Lives Matter movement. It is important to get the truth out quickly.

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.

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The armed robbery occurred on July 2nd 7:30pm (Sat).  The CCTV images were given to media and LEO by detectives on July 5th (Tuesday).  A BOLO (Be On Look Out) alert was issued the same day, Tuesday July 5th.  Philando Castile was pulled over on July 6th.

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)

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mn shooting 5Ms. 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:

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It is possible a CCP was obtained in another county, however the media are conflating “permit to purchase” with “concealed carry permit”.  For some reason the CCP ownership is being amplified; it really has no bearing and is largely irrelevant for the context of the situation.  That said, there is no factual evidence Mr. Philando Castile had a CCP.

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:

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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):

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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”:

“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.” 

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(link) SIDE NOTE from the BOLO article:  “According to a press release from the St. Anthony Police Department, which contracts for police service in Lauderdale, the two robbed the Super USA store in the 2400 block of Larpenteur Avenue around 7:30 p.m., taking cash from the register and cartons of Newport cigarettes.”

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(Above is a screen grab still frame image of Diamond “Aka Lavish” Reynolds during a press conference early morning 07/07/16 –  link at 09:45)

It is with that “armed robbery suspect perspective” the approach toward the vehicle was made by officers Yanez and Kauser.

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.

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St. Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez (pictured) was identified as the patrolman who fatally shot Castile during a traffic stop.

 

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Given that police around the country are being targeted based on an entirely false premise, it is critical the truth behind the entire incident be revealed with the same veracity as the MSM narrative.   Unfortunately, lies travel around the world twice – before the truth even has time to put its boots on.

update-1Update: Having outlined the factual reason/intent for the St. Anthony officers Yanez and Kauser to initially pull over Mr. Castile and Ms. Reynolds, it should also be pointed out the timing of Diamond Reynold beginning her Live Stream Video.

As you can tell from the video she uploaded, her four year old daughter was NOT in the vehicle when Ms. Reynolds began broadcasting.  Whether her daughter was factually inside the vehicle when the shooting took place is unknown, Ms. Reynolds has never claimed that to be the case.

What is known is there was no activity to remove the child from when the video began uploading (Facebook), to when you see her daughter in the arms of an officer when Ms. Reynolds exits the vehicle (continuously live streaming).

In essence, there is a lot of time not captured between the stop, the shooting, and when Ms. Reynolds begins using her phone to broadcast the post shooting events.  [ There is footage from Yanez and Kauser’s dash-cam which should clarify this missing timeline ] Ms. Reynolds begins broadcasting AFTER her daughter was removed from the vehicle (video below for reference):

Lastly, it appears the family circle around Philando Castile is moving quickly to raise funds from the event.  There are currently at least THREE Go-Fund-Me Donation, accounts set up by entities within the familial circle, currently running to raise money:

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♦ Lavish “Diamond” Reynolds has raised $16,564 so far with a goal of $50,000

♦ The “Family” has raised $149,720 so far, exceeding their goal of $100,000.

♦ Big Sister “Allysza” has raised $55,866 so far, with a goal of $80,000.

GRAND TOTAL $222,150 raised under various Philando Castile Go-Fund-Me Accounts.

Another Self-Promoted Video Uploaded by Lavish “Diamond” Reynolds Two Days Prior To the shooting, July 4th 2016

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1,701 Responses to Confirmed – Philando Castile Was an Armed Robbery Suspect – False Media Narrative Now Driving Cop Killings…

  1. Northwoods Guy says:

    Amen! The root problem in our society is the breakdown of the traditional family unit (and dare I say “Christian” values)! Until that pattern is turned around, we will sink farther down into this countries ever deepening “rut”.
    Our cops should be first and foremost be respected for who they are by position and authority, second for their dedication to us as individual as in society and thirdly for their extreme patience.

    Patience…for putting up with idiots and criminals (largely consisting of repeat offenders in both groups), for putting up with a broken judicial system (laced with liberal plea deals for the same repeat offenders which put them back on the street for another day), for putting up with a dangerously liberal media (protecting those same repeat offenders by villanizing the cops), for putting up with far less pay than many other people who do far less for our society, for putting up with a broken society of fatherless children (check the stats folks!), for putting up with far less rights and far more restrictions than the job should have, for having to continually be used as a scape goat or as a convenient distraction by our elected government officials who are often uninformed, inflammatory, politically motivated and quite frankly unsuited for the positions in office that they are elected to by US.

    It starts at home! The cops are stuck cleaning up OUR mess people…White, Black, Yellow, Pink, whatever. Black lives matter, but so do the others…equally! Fix your own family first and give the cops the day off because of the lack of crime!

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  2. Howie says:

    Why is his seat so far back?

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    • achehay47 says:

      Treehouse people, see this slow-motion analysis of shooting of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge: http://wrongthinkblog.com/alton-sterling-final-moments-analyzed/

      Analysis if by former military police. Includes sound. Exonerates cops in shooting, shows that they properly escalated force.

      Both shootings of black men that lead to murders of Dallas cops were justified shootings.

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      • jello333 says:

        Not that it changes much, but part of that’s incorrect. He is NOT saying “Thanks for the free gun”, and it’s not even Sterling who’s speaking. It’s the black-haired cop, and he’s saying “He’s going for the gun!”

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      • rumpole2 says:

        THX
        Good analysis… demonstrates and confirms my amateur analysis… or suspicions.. that the perp was likely reaching for a gun (I thought his own gun) and that at that moment the cop(s) were in danger and so shot.

        It is NOT likely to change the FALSE NARRATIVE that is now imprinted in the tiny brains of Radical BLM Terrorists… they have not yet got the Memo about Mike Brown, Eric Garner etc… They dont even get that GZ was exonerated.

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      • Yeah, um. No. Firstly, where is the gun Alton supposedly had. You dont see one, so pretend to see one. Then, how exactly did Alton “pull him to the ground”? By His teeth? One arm had chubby cop all over it, the other was occupied by the other cops left hand. Both arms where accounted for when the shots rang out. So how would he have grabbed the gun from the cop who had his in his right hand? I assume You are saying that the cops downed him after attempting to grab his weapon? WRONG! After the first shots rang blood spattered on the car, meaning he was shot from the opposite direction of Altons right side. Altons chest moved up after he was shot and the capless cop ROLLED over him. Also, Alton said nothing during this. He didnt say “thanks for the free gun”, that was the capless cop.

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        • I think since you don’t like whitey in your neighborhood, maybe you should start policing your own. Because, as a white cop you are screwed whatever you do. Basically you should just walk around with your thumb up your arse. I know one thing if it keeps up they will be taking their time responding to calls in the inner city.

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          • jan perkins says:

            STR response (slow to respond) to 911 calls. We’ll get there when we get there, meanwhile just sit tight or take care of the matter yourself.

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          • sekou says:

            yup. we would be happy to have all black cops in OUR neighborhoods. thank you.

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            • The EZ1 says:

              Oh huh they don’t take their time responding now??? And when they show up they murder and/Maine. I 2nd that. Send a black cop to my sub division.

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            • Max Saxon says:

              Yep, they would be your best crack customers and would do double duty as your hit men.

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              • Fred says:

                You are the poster boy for bigotry, and as bad or worse as BLM.

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              • The EZ1 says:

                Beats assassins and rapists… Get over yourself you lowly city employee as you are just one step up from a school janitor pathetic

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            • Black cops shoot people too. Just saying. Studies have shown black and Hispanic cops are quicker to shoot black suspects. Be careful what you wish for.

              Plus, you can’t judge all cops because of a few bad ones, just like you can’t judge all black people because of a few thugs. Tell me I’m wrong!

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          • The EZ1 says:

            Lol chubby cop. Most of them are they don’t do anything oh yea donuts and intimidation shoot a few black folks for lil or no reason then try to command respect
            Oh you will work where you are assigned and respond in a timely manner for my tax $$$

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        • Boots says:

          Hmmmm…..the real question is: why are blacks always misbehaving and causing themselves needing to be arrested?

          U no ahm sein?

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          • Stereotype much?

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            • Tristan says:

              Are you saying the DOJ and FBI stats that show the vast majority of violent crime are committed by blacks is racist? On what basis do you make your claim?

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            • That’s not really a defense of any sort. It just tries to remove the focus from the topic and places it on the person posting it. Problem is, you can’t dispute his statement, which the stereotype is, quite correctly, founded upon. Prove his theory wrong if he’s wrong. That would be more valuable and add some credibility to your stance.

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              • The EZ1 says:

                Fact of the matter is blacks deal with a system that is totally rigged.
                Cops that stereotype and harass as they are biased from the start. I am a 55 year old business owner I live in a gated upper middle class neighborhood college degree I have never been arrested… NEVER yet I have been pulled over, frisked and fit the description 14 times this year alone!! Two weeks ago my entire family was made to get out of the car as a smelly cops k-9 trampled through my $145k Mercedes looking for drugs!!
                If arrested when does a black person get a jury of his own peers. we get t an all white jury with the preconceived notion that the black person is a trouble maker and is guilty.
                You have professionals on this page right now assuming the victim in this incident is guilty merely because he is black. Painting blacks with a broad brush, 4 out of 5 are criminals… Really. If they aren’t you will do all you can to make it so.
                Folks like you want to be right so bad you will invent lies to oppress
                God forbid POC stand up and call foul as you label them as terrorists or agitators

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                • Michele says:

                  YES, thank you for breaking it down. Statistics are also BS because cops patrol inner city and neighborhoods that are primarily POC (persons of color) While the middle class neighborhoods rarely see a police officer. I have rarely seen a police officer in my neighborhood, but across town they are everywhere. I’m not saying poc don’t commit crimes, but crimes are committed in middle class neighborhoods also or in neighborhoods without poc. The cops go to inner city neighborhoods and can do what they want, because these people most times can’t afford a good attorney. Cops can plant drugs or whatever they want. THIS is what makes the news and spreads to media outlets. You are correct the EZ1.
                  There’s always going to be some non poc to argue that blacks and hispanics are committing more crimes as this is what they have been taught to believe because of how it is set up to begin with. I’m just sick and tired of it all.

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                • mrgjg says:

                  I’m glad you brought that up. An intense study has shown that all white juries are more likely to convict white defendants then black defendants. I’ll happily pull up the link if you’d like. Face it, it doesn’t matter how justified cops shooting black criminals are, you guys will always cry foul. White people shun their criminal element, blacks celebrate theirs.

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            • Max Saxon says:

              How is statement of numerical fact a “stereotype”?

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          • Patient says:

            yea, cause we don’t. That’s what your taught so our arrest are justifiable.

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        • Laura says:

          Please go back and reread this article and rewatch the videos. This article is pertaining to Philandro Castile, not Alton Sterling.

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        • Oh here we go, with the pretend experts on crime scene investigations and blood spatter. Give me a break with the “blood spatter meaning this, and that. . “, you don’t have a clue what you’re talking about.

          The one arm of Alton cannot be seen in the video. While from a new video, it looks as though the one Cop pulls a gun from Alton’s pocket. If so, this is extremely damaging to the Cops actions.

          I agree this one looks bad (as seen from newer, better video) for the Police. None of us know all the facts, and until I have them all, I won’t make an opinion. Either way, this happens to white Americans more than black Americans, so let’s not start pushing the racial shit.

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          • That is not how it works, you cant say whites are shot at a higher rate when whites make up the majority of the population, by whites being in the majority yes there are more that get shot, but when comparing population density of a race those numbers wont add up to a higher percentage of whites being shot.. The fact of the matter is its more a class and stereotyping issue than a racial issue, because cops often judge on appearance first.. So in other words, you can be white, with long hair, tattoos, and be dressed a certain way and be treated/profiled equally as bad as a black person is, sadly though it doesnt change the fact that race still plays a major role in how (some/many) cops view a potential suspect. And truthfully we are all a bit guilty of it.

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    • Josh says:

      I’ve seen many an idiot ride with their seat all but in the full reclining position. Why is his seat so far back? I do not know.

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  3. it’s ironic that the MN, Baton Rouge and before that Ferguson incidents were about crimes at or police calls to convenience stores. Convenience stores are one of the last businesses operating in neighborhoods infested with crime, drugs gangs etc. LEOs respond to these calls because even in these environments honest business people need protection and law abiding locals need a place to shop (there are no supermarkets or malls left in many of these neighborhoods).
    So, the the police in protecting the interests of the community under almost impossible conditions are vilified. It is time for black leaders to think and then act on behalf of their constituents who actually care about their lives.

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    • nimrodman says:

      “time for black leaders to think and then act on behalf of their constituents who actually care about their lives”

      Yeah, good luck with that

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    • Ginger says:

      Sounds like convenience stores need to be banned. 🙂

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    • Unapologetically American says:

      And it is sad that the first opportunity mobs get they clean out those convenience stores and in essence putting them out of business. That further leave the neighborhood without places to get food.

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  4. John Oakman says:

    Why would he have the gun on his lap???

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    • Rev. James Ross says:

      ……. I wondered the same thing. IF, like the Black’s contend that “All Cops” are out to get them ……. isn’t it plain stupid to be driving around with a loaded weapon on your lap???
      ……. and then make a move for it. There have been people shot and killed by someone shooting through the door of a car.

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  5. evilwayz says:

    An unnamed source says Castile was issued a permit while living in Robbinsdale.. Obviously permit holders aren’t public information, and this information will be confirmed or denied after the investigation.

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    • Max Saxon says:

      Take a look at the suspected armed robber’s arrest record.

      Check out the number of times he was arrested for expired documents.

      Now, citing NO creditable source, we are supposed to believe that this same criminal

      (a) actually applied for and was granted a valid Concealed Carry permit, and

      (b) that the concealed carry permit was found in his possession at the time of his expiration (no pun intended).

      (c) that this expiration-artist / armed robbery suspect kept his CC permit current. — It was not expired, like all of his other documents.

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      • Gary Shade says:

        You said “Now, citing NO creditable source, we are supposed to believe that this same criminal (a) actually applied for and was granted a valid Concealed Carry permit, and
        (b) that the concealed carry permit was found in his possession at the time of his expiration (no pun intended).
        (c) that this expiration-artist / armed robbery suspect kept his CC permit current. — It was not expired, like all of his other documents.”

        First of all the creditable source for the information about his arrest record is the BCA where KSTP and others pulled up his police contacts. They were all minor offenses – mostly traffic (a charge of possession of marijuana was one that was also dropped). None of those offenses would have prevent Castile from acquiring a permit to carry.

        Permits are good for FIVE years in Minnesota. If this was his first who knows if he would have let it lapse on its expiration date. But we do know for a fact that he had a valid MN permit to carry (confirmed by KSTP and other news sources).

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      • Heather says:

        Your getting the two men mixes up. The man with a criminal record is Alton Sterling. The other man, with the permit to carry is Philando Castile.

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  6. evilwayz says:

    From Fox News, hardly a liberal source: “There are 217,000 Minnesotans who have a permit to carry a firearm. Officially, it is called the Minnesota Personal Protection act, which was enacted in 2003. At its basic level, the law allows people to carry a pistol in public if they have a permit. That’s why this law is called “permit to carry.”
    Minnesota’s permit to carry law and how it applies to Philando Castile

    Oftentimes, people will incorrectly call it the “conceal-carry law,” and use the term interchangeably – but it is not. Minnesota’s permit to carry law does not require citizens to conceal their pistol, although most people do.” Note that concealment is not necessary. http://www.fox9.com/news/171729061-story

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    • E says:

      It is true that you can open or concealed carry with a permit in MN. However, an UNHOLSTERED WEAPON is brandishing, which is illegal.

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  7. Rachael says:

    Where is the “breaking news” coverage of this?? I knew when I heard this story and saw the girlfriend’s video that something wasn’t right. Why did she start filming after Castile was shot? Why was she more concerned with putting the attention on the police than tending to her dying baby daddy and 4 yr old child? Because she saw an opportunity to start a war and take the attention of off what really happened, get her time in the spotlight and make a heck of a lot of money through go fund me accounts. This man had 31 misdemeanors -31!!! He was illegally carrying a gun and he matched the id of an armed robbery suspect. Not the gentle kid loving, morally upright black man who was minding his own business when cops pulled him over just to shoot him because they were racist like the media has portrayed. Do you not think if a racist cop was on a killing spree, he would have a lot better ways to go about it? The reason the cop appears nervous is not because he was jumpy and trigger happy, it was because they were dealing with an armed and, what they deemed, a dangerous man. The officers murdered in Dallas and the others, as well as the civilians, lying injured in the hospital are there bc of a stupid, evil woman named Diamond who cared more about her 30 seconds of fame than the innocent blood now on her hands.

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    • lourdes says:

      nice come back

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    • Clive Hoskin says:

      Just goes to show you,that the MSM cannot be trusted to report the “Truth”

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    • Greg says:

      How could she tend to anything with the cop still standing pointing his gun and saying “keep your hands up”

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      • Bob says:

        “How could she tend to anything with the cop still standing pointing his gun and saying “keep your hands up” ”
        How could she record a video and steam it then?

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    • Gary Shade says:

      Rachel: “Where is the “breaking news” coverage of this?? I knew when I heard this story and saw the girlfriend’s video that something wasn’t right. Why did she start filming after Castile was shot?

      Perhaps so she could document the scene and so that she might not be shot. We tell our students to film police interactions with an app called Bambuser (see your app store).

      “Why was she more concerned with putting the attention on the police than tending to her dying baby daddy and 4 yr old child? ”

      Officer Yanez’s partner had already removed the child from the vehicle. And we don’t know that Castile was the “baby daddy”.

      “Because she saw an opportunity to start a war and take the attention of off what really happened, get her time in the spotlight and make a heck of a lot of money through go fund me accounts. ”

      Give me a break. We used to run a web site titled Watching Them Watching Us and it was a web site where users could post videos of their police interactions. We took the site down as there were more efficient ways to share those videos today with YouTube and Facebook. You video the interaction for the purpose of documentation both the good and the bad of any police interaction. Not all are bad but when they are you will wish you had been filming.

      “This man had 31 misdemeanors -31!!! He was illegally carrying a gun ”

      From another blog: “Minnesota police stopped him for driving without a muffler. For not having an insurance card. For driving after revocation of his driver’s license, and so on. They accused him of minor traffic issues more than 50 times, one for almost every year of his life.” Actually it’s almost two for every year of his life.

      This was confirmed by Kare 11 and other stations here in MN. All minor offenses and NOT anything that says anything about the man other than he was driving while black.

      “… and he matched the id of an armed robbery suspect. …Not the gentle kid loving, morally upright black man who was minding his own business when cops pulled him over just to shoot him because they were racist like the media has portrayed. ”

      By all accounts, you are wrong. He worked for years as a respected cafeteria worker at a local grade school. He had no major offenses only minor traffic offenses.

      As to the “matching” the description of an armed robber, to some all black people still look alike. If the officer believed he was actually stopping the vehicle of an armed robber he would have performed a FELONY STOP as it is called. He did not. He made a constitutionally bad stop by making up a story of the tail light being out or busted. That I am sure will be a focus of the investigation as to whether 1) the stop was legal and 2) if there was reason (such as the tail light being out) to make the stop.

      “Do you not think if a racist cop was on a killing spree, he would have a lot better ways to go about it? The reason the cop appears nervous is not because he was jumpy and trigger happy, ”

      No one here (except Governor Dayton) is saying the cop is racist. I don’t believe he was. Rather he made a serious and deadly mistake in judgement.

      “The reason the cop appears nervous is not because he was jumpy and trigger happy, it was because they were dealing with an armed and, what they deemed, a dangerous man. ”

      The as cops they would have made a felony stop. You don’t someone you suspect is armed and dangerous and stroll up to their window asking for their license and proof of insurance. Take a citizens academy class sometime in your home town and find how police actually operate before you speculate with zero facts on your side.

      “The officers murdered in Dallas and the others, as well as the civilians, lying injured in the hospital are there bc of a stupid, evil woman named Diamond who cared more about her 30 seconds of fame than the innocent blood now on her hands.”

      That comment is plain out stupid for all the reasons I cited above.

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      • markwill says:

        excellent, factual, (with all we know at this time) point by point, analysis and comeback

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        • jaxvillekid says:

          Are you both retarded? Nothing you say is based on any facts but your ignorant opinion.Idiots.

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      • Mike Smith says:

        Having 40 plus citations – moving and non moving – is not normal!! It’s showing total lack of respect for rules!! This is not a ‘good man’. The man was a criminal who could not follow rules. Whether he was black or not is immaterial in this case. I’m sorry that he ended up dead, but if you can’t follow rules set up by society you will end up in trouble here or anywhere else in the world. The saddest part in all of this is that black community is looking for scapegoats – in the wrong places.

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    • Ginger says:

      Maybe she’s part of the same psy-op, because there were fishy things going on in Dallas. This is all part of Lynch and Obama’s “Summer of Chaos.” BLM tweets were intercepted and published talking about creating a war atmosphere this summer (with that exact name) so that King O could declare martial law and suspend the election.

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    • Heather says:

      Again, like so many other people, you are confusing the two men with each other. Philando Castile, did NOT have a criminal record, that was the other man, Alton Sterling, who was also killed by police officers.

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    • jan perkins says:

      she sounded SO concerned about his condition that she immediately started filming on Facebook and spewing her false narrative for the world to hear. Interesting.

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    • Heather says:

      Again, like so many other people, you are confusing the two men with each other. Philando Castile, did NOT have a criminal record, that was the other man, Alton Sterling, who was also killed by police officers. There is no “breaking news” because it’s a false story. If this were true it would be all over the media as “breaking news “. You can’t always believe everything that you read

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  8. Johan Graaff says:

    Everyone who fuelled a false version of this story should be chastised in the media and exposed. The family is clearly pocketing big time from their “loss”. It seems to be a clear case of opportunism and the girlfriend should be prosecuted for her share in stolen goods and false statements. But it is typical.. If the officer was premature in his actions, he should answer for that. But we are pretty sure he acted as he should have.

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  9. Bill says:

    She’s awful calm and sure is spending an awful lot of time and trouble getting her footage for Facebook. Not a reaction you would expect from a women that just had her ” boyfriend” shot Sitting 2 feet from her. Then films him taking his last breath but doesn’t call him by his name or try to comfort him in anyway……just keep rolling the footage I guess!

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  10. Julie says:

    I’m huge on investigative research as well, and admire the time utilized especially with the lack of information we have. Sadly we speculate on many things.

    The conceal carry permit has been confirmed and was issued by another county.
    Diamond Reynolds daughter was in the car & she was removed from the vehicle by Officer Joseph Kauser, before Diamond Reynolds started the live stream. That is the reason why Officer Jeronimo Yanez was unable to secure vehicle occupants. Officer Joseph Kauser was busy caring for Diamond Reynolds daughter, until back up arrived.

    Philando Castile, having the appearance of a suspect involved in an armed robbery that occurred 4 days prior, is not a legal reason to pull over a motor vehicle. Now if it occurred that day or within hours &/or Castile vehicle fit the description, it would be a different story. Another problem is Officer Yanez, most likely used the false pretense of a broken tail light, to pull Castile over in the first place. Which is considered an exploratory search, which is unconstitutional and a violation of our search & seize laws. SO you’re stuck with two important issues. If Castile is the armed robbery suspect, Officer Yanez, will still have issues with using false pretenses to identify individuals in the car. If the tail light was broken, then you still stuck with the fact that he suggested the taillight to identify the suspect. Either way, Officer Yanez would not been able to identify Mr. Castile as the suspect from the photos provided from the surveillance at the convenience store. Furthermore considering that Yanez thought Castile was the suspect, he knew there was a strong possibility he could be armed. And there’s a stronger possibility that he was over anxious, about that possibility.

    I do not know if Castile is the armed robber, because I can only speculate at this moment. Imagine the irony, that someone similar in appearance, actually had a legal concealed firearm on his being. And an Officer of the law, thinking of the possibility in that tense & over anxious position might have jumped the gun… Just something to think about. Either way, no matter the case, I’m believe in catching the bad guy, as long as officers are within the scope of their oath. And that includes obeying the laws that could prevent innocent individuals from enduring harassment & possibly being shot. So this new so called evidence might actually be worse for Officer Yanez.

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    • nimrodman says:

      “having the appearance of a suspect involved in an armed robbery that occurred 4 days prior, is not a legal reason to pull over a motor vehicle.”

      And we can trust this statement from you?
      You’re an attorney and well-versed in this point of law?

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      • The statute of limitations was over.

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      • Barry says:

        Julie…you are incorrect about needing a search warrant to pull over the vehicle. In light of the fact that the driver resembled an armed robbery suspect, an officer can stop the vehicle to investigate and identify the subjects in the vehicle. Since you are such a student of investigations, are you familiar with Terry vs. Ohio 392 US 1 (1968)? The wording includes “…has committed…” as well as “…has a reasonable belief that the person “may be armed and presently dangerous.”[ If the driver WAS the armed robbery suspect it would be reasonable to believe that he would be armed and dangerous.

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    • Dude says:

      You are mistaken regarding the initial Terry stop. There is no “false pretenses” exception. As long as Minnesota law allows the officers to pull over a driver for a broken tail light, the officer is entitled to do so. His “real motivation” is irrelevant as far as the Fourth Amendment is concerned.

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      • jello333 says:

        We gotta keep in mind that based on a bunch of case law, cops are ALLOWED TO LIE to a civilian, for any number of reasons. One of them is just such an instance as this: The cop suspects the car’s driver may be a dangerous criminal they’ve been looking for, but he’s not sure. So does he walk right up to the car and say, “I stopped you because I suspect you may be a dangerous criminal we’ve been looking for”? NO WAY. He walks up to the car and says, “I stopped you because you have a broken tail light…” And based on how things progress from there, and whether the cop’s suspicion grows or diminishes… will probably determine whether we ever hear about this traffic stop on the evening news.

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    • Dude says:

      You are mistaken about the initial Terry stop. The only relevant issue constitutionally is whether the officer had articulable suspicion of a violation. His “true motives” are irrelevant. As long as Minnesota law allows an officer to conduct a stop for a broken tail light, there is no Fourth Amendment violation.

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      • Gary Shade says:

        A Terry stop has nothing to do with a traffic stop. It has to do with patting someone down for weapons when as an officer you can ARTICULATE why you suspect someone of committing a crime, about to commit a crime or that he/she has committed a crime. It has nothing to do with traffic stops.

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    • idekafym says:

      Actually, the little girl is in the backseat. She talks to her mom at one point telling her not to cry and to be strong.

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      • Gary Shade says:

        No – she is out of the car. You can see the officer holding her when Reynolds is told to exit the vehicle and walk backwards towards officers. She is then placed handcuffed into another squad with her daughter. That is what you are referencing.

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    • jo zo says:

      convicted felons with a rap sheet can get a concealed carry permit? No, he didn’t have a concealed carry permit, where do you get that from? it’s lies. Permission to buy or own a gun is not permission to conceal carry

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  11. clo says:

    I’ve worked as a researcher and fact-checker and am frustrated at factual errors in the two large artlcles about this shooting on this site.

    Gun permit is confirmed. So, no illegal firearm. Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
    http://www.startribune.com/philando-castile-had-permit-to-carry-gun/386054481/

    Time was 9 pm. (Earlier article still refers to “afternoon, early evening”)

    Headline of this article is “Confirmed.. armed robbery suspect.” No. There’s a huge difference between the suspect (who is one specific person) and any number of people who resemble a suspect. The police scanner says the stop is being made because of resemblance. Actual words “looks like one of our suspects.”

    As for Newports, over 50% of black americans who smoke, smoke that brand. (Just Google it, many sources/)

    The reason this matters so much is:

    1) Your own site’s stated commitment to truth.

    2) The misstatements are being used in fairly inflammatory ways. Someone, for example, tweeted out a link to this article with the statement “He had just robbed a convenience store!” — and it was being shared. Even in the comments under this article some people seem to conflate “looks like” with “criminal.” That is toxic to any discourse, either within or between communities.

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  12. Dallas Police HQ on lockdown – Fox News

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  13. Kelly Swope says:

    Unless philando grew a lot of facial hair in two days its obviously not him. Even if he was involved it doesnt mean he should die. How can you ask for ID then shoot 4 times when the person goes to get it. IF Philando wanted to shoot he had plenty of time to do so even in his last breaths he could of tried to fire, but he didn’t. Let’s talk about facts not assumptions. Plenty of people fit the description of the robber/s. Including a few people I know. And even if he didn’t have a “legal” right to the gun; That’s a criminal charge not a death sentence! If it was your son/daughter maybe you would feel different. Compassion? Everyone wants that for the Dallas Police Officers why doesn’t Philando and his family deserve that too? FYI I support my police and I’m fortunate enough to say that where I live the police have been very fair to me and my family. Including my biracial son, but obviously every police officer doesn’t have the same outlook. In closing they are the ones that should turn in their badge and keep it moving.

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    • “Even if he was involved it doesnt mean he should die.”. Any and all armed robbers can lawfully be shot on sight during a robbery, as well they should be.

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    • Mark Snyder says:

      You have no idea whether ‘he was asked for his id’. You only have a witness who may or may not be telling the truth. Nobody said this man deserved to die. They only said the narrative of a ‘routine traffic stop and he was reaching for his ID’ is false. It was a stop of a person matching a description of an armed robber. Of course the police will be on their guard in such a situation. As far as compassion, lets start with a truthful view of the situation then dispense our compassion from there.

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  14. Hank Moody says:

    This article used to have a paragraph about matching ear shapes in the images. Why was that removed?

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  15. Fyi says:

    WHAT’S TRUE: Police who pulled over and killed Philando Castile reported they thought he might have resembled a suspect in an armed robbery case.

    WHAT’S FALSE: Philando Castile was not “wanted” on an armed robbery charge or a “suspect” in such a case at the time he was killed.

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  16. unowhoyah says:

    Perhaps if the cops would show us their CAM RECORDING we could know the truth.
    This is a perfect example of WHY cops should wear a recording device at all times while on duty.

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  17. Carl-Edward says:

    I am tired of these people, and their self-inflicted problems. If they behave like savage beasts, they must expect to be treated like the savage beasts they are. No liberal politician or news reader can alter the truth – although most of them make a diligent effort to do so.

    I would not be a policeman for a thousand a day.

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    • bri says:

      Who are you referring to as a savage beast?

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    • Hmmmm, “they”

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    • stingraysfo2013 says:

      Carl-Edward, please do not refer to ‘these people’ without clarifying that the reference is not inclusive. There are far more black people that are just as decent, just as honest, just as caring and loving as any other race. That we hear more about blacks committing crimes is due to media’s need to command attention to generate higher ratings.
      Factual statistics are what count, not media hype. Now, the problem is being used by BLM and ISIS to generate sympathy and increase support. That this incident involved white officers and black ‘victims’ is no different than if it were black officers and white ‘victims’. There are good, decent people in every facet of life, just as there are bad, immoral ones. Doesn’t make any difference whatsoever as to what profession or situation they may be in.
      To everyone here, do not allow yourselves to be polarized by media hype! They will bombard you with whatever gains them the most attention, which can easily be seen in this thread. Use your own judgement, based on proven facts to arrive at your own conclusion. Videos and audio can be very misleading if not taken in context in the entirety of a situation from beginning to end. ‘Clips’ can be very misleading.
      At this point we do not know all of the facts, only what has been shown and posted in media and social network threads. That is not what makes for an honest scenario by any stretch of the imagination. Only an honest, clear cut examination of facts conducted by appropriate unbiased professionals will get to the truth of what happened.

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  18. A busted tail light doesn’t mean that the plastic is smashed. Your taillight light could have been short circuiting or working intermittently before it went out or due to water, etc etc etc. What this means is that one minute your tail light may be working, the next minute not, then back to working, over and over. You’re not back there while you’re driving and have no idea of what is happening with your tail light.

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  19. bushleaguer says:

    The one thing that I never understood about all of this was the time that she started recording. People who are wary of law enforcement in general will record the contact with the police the minute it begins…..so why didn’t she start recording when the car was being pulled over? Not alleging a conspiracy or whatever….just saying that for her to start filming only after her boyfriend is shot and to narrate what happened in such a calm way is very odd.

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  20. jello333 says:

    Where’s the public displays of anger and grief? Where’s the “protests” and sometimes riots? Where’s all the statements by famous/powerful people, all the way up to the president? Where’s the nationally-broadcast funerals? Where’s the money-collecting enterprises?

    Where is ANY of this when a random black person is killed by another random black person?

    Where is ANY of this when a random non-black person of any race is killed by a random black person?

    Where is ANY of this when a random white person is killed by a cop?

    Even when a BLACK little kid is murdered, or a BLACK 80-yr-old veteran is beat half to death… CRICKETS, since the assailants are also BLACK.

    Whatever, go ahead… keep making excuses and displaying extreme levels of hypocrisy….

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    • bri says:

      First off, you are comparing apples to oranges black on black crime and death inflicted upon black citizens by public servants (who are here to PROTECT the public) are two totally different conversations. I’m sure that you would be on edge if you see a loved one, friend, or someone that is similar to you being killed by a police officer for a minor traffic violation. For your information there is an outcry about black on black crime; just because you don’t see it doesn’t mean it is not happening. If you are so concerned about the outcry why don’t set aside your conformation and representative biases and open your eyes to media sources, resources and the people, yes even”famous/powerful people”, that are valid and reliable. Stop assuming and educate yourself, even better why don’t you visit the black communities and help out? Oh, that’s right you won’t because you’re an expert on being a black person in America.

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      • georgiafl says:

        Mr. Castile had a gun in his lap. He was reaching for it, disobeying the officer’s orders. Mr. Castile was a gang member, and a suspect in an armed robbery. He and Ms. Reynolds were filmed earlier that week smoking blunts with the same little child in the car.

        Black people who engage in the culture of gangs, crime, drugs, racist hate, sex and having children without being married, are making a choice – a bad choice. It may be what their parents and grandparents and great-grandparents did. But it is still a choice, a prison and just another form of slavery.

        Going Muslim is even more ridiculous than being in gangs, because muslims still have millions of black slaves to this day. Islam is and always has been a human rights abusive, misogynist, racist, supremacist, slaving, barbaric, violent pagan ideology. Muslims kill each other even more than they kill people outside their ideology.
        http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/attacks/attacks.aspx?Yr=Last30

        Many people have tried and are still trying to help. My children have worked in inner city schools and have told me stories of the traumas inflicted on children by their violent, addicted, criminal parents.

        Hopefully, Dr. Ben Carson will be named to the Health and Human Resources agency and can set up programs that will be better than what has failed to help break the chains of slavery to destructive behaviors and attitudes.

        Stop blaming whites. No one is forcing people like Castile and Reynolds to have those values and attitudes and to engage in those behaviors. It is their choice.

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        • LOL, stop yourself. You know nothing about black people and the lives we lead. And You obviously know even less about Islam. No surprise there. So just pack it in, because You’re just making yourself look like even more of an idiot.

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        • bri says:

          I’m sorry, I wasn’t aware that you were in the car. Stop assuming like I stated above because it is ignorant to do so. We do not know the whole story of what happened during that interaction.First lets get this straight, he wasn’t a suspect, the officer thought he matched the description of the suspect that committed a robbery four days prior, so get that argument out of your arsenal. So what he had a legal gun in his lap, it is his right to do so. So your are telling me that other races don’t engage in the activities that you just listed? When did smoking blunts equate to being in a gang?That is a stupid argument you know. Get your head out of your ass, people in the community gave us a description of the Mr. Castile’s character. By the way none of these people never gave the media outlets any negative deceptions of him. Remember what I said about confirmation and representative biases in the previous post, and when did I ever blame whites you put that in the conversation.

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          • georgiafl says:

            Ms. Bri,

            Mr. Castile was a member of the Cripps per his own social media pages. He was a gangsta/thug, hung with those types, and was pulled over because he fit the description of the BOLO alert.

            I have no bias against black persons. I do have great bias against the Bloods and Cripps, people who drive without a license, people who smoke blunts, do drugs, especially with little children in the car.

            My bias is also against people who put guns in their laps during a traffic stop, possibly hoping to kill a policeman so they can brag to their gangsta thug friends.

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            • bri says:

              But you do have biases against black persons per your own statements in previous posts. You did it again here. You know with the brag to their gansta thug friends part. It wouldn’t be fair if I label your friends as racist right, so stop your assumptions and biases! So what that he fit the description I’m sure you fit the description of many criminals but I would hope that you as an innocent citizen wouldn’t be killed for a case of mistaken identity. It is clear that you have no intention on seeing anyone else’s point of view because you are so blinded by your biases, and yes sir your are in fact biased.

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              • georgiafl says:

                It is not bias, it is the sad truth. I did not say all blacks.

                Mr. Castile was killed because he reached for his gun when he was ordered not to do so. He was not killed because he was stopped for suspicion of armed robbery.

                I am biased against gang culture and illegal drugs of any kind as well as some Rx drugs like Oxycontin.

                Read Mr. Castile’s and Ms. Reynold’s social media pages for yourself.

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          • georgiafl says:

            PS – The community has proved to be extremely unreliable in describing the likes of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown and many others who were living the gangsta thug druggie criminal lifestyle as sweet innocent children.

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            • bri says:

              Generalization isn’t fair, you shouldn’t do that because I could easily say that you are racist white man hints the history of the white man in the United States .

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              • georgiafl says:

                I’m just saying what has happened in the past with Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown and a number of others when the community and their families defended them, despite their criminal and gang activities. If you think not liking drug and gangsta culture makes me racist, what does that say about you?

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                • bri says:

                  I clearly didn’t say you were racist I was just giving you an example of what you are doing to Mr. Castile . Biased and racists are two different things. What you are saying in the past has nothing to do with this case. Do you see that? That’s where your bias comes in. Of course the community and families will defend them, they know them best. Even with the mass media coverage you will never know who these people really were. Its not fair to assume what you are assuming. I hope you can eventually see someone else’s perspective. I know in some cases people are engaging in criminal activity but this doesn’t seem like it. That what I’m asking you to consider.

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                • georgiafl says:

                  Research Mr. Castile’s record/social media for yourself. His mother has a long police record including felonies. I’m asking you to stop assuming and accusing me when you are not aware of Mr. Castile’s lifestyle and activities.

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                • The EZ1 says:

                  Research has been done nothing but minor traffic stops, most in which have been dismissed.
                  His mothers record has NO bearing on this
                  If the cop thought he was the actual robbery suspect, proper protocol would have been call back up and initiate a felony stop.
                  He informed the cop that he had a gun, he also informed him that he had a permit to carry.
                  Cop obviously felt comfortable enough at that point to ask for id
                  Mr. Castile is not and will not be on trial here as he was murdered by a rogue cop that will have a very hard time lying his way out of this one.
                  Policeman should be locked away now. Forcing you to focus on raising bail instead of manufacturing false evidence

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                • georgiafl says:

                  Bravo Sierra.

                  Reynolds was evidently a bad influence on Castile with drug use, etc. Long records like Castile’s tend to escalate over time.

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                • georgiafl says:

                  Castile is on trial, like it or not.

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                • The EZ1 says:

                  You are obviously delusional Mr Castile did NOT commit ANY crime and was pulled over because “his nose matched the description” seriously!
                  Incompetent cops MUST be stopped.
                  Mr. Castile fully complied with the rogue cop and was still murdered. Regardless to what his past indulgence was, the facts are clear 1. He did NOT rob a store. 2. Was NOT a suspect 3. Was doing NO wrong at the time of the stop. 4. Was pulled over because he was black

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                • georgiafl says:

                  .1. Wrong
                  .2. Wrong
                  .3. Wrong
                  .4. Wrong

                  Score – 0

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                • The EZ1 says:

                  The revelation of what cops are doing to the black community is obviously too much for you to handle your attempts to manufacture lies will not prevail as the world is watching and we will NOT rest until cops like this one is stopped PERIOD

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                • georgiafl says:

                  You are so sadly deluded.

                  Blacks, like the Muslims and the Gays, are killing their own more than any other group is harming them.

                  Police are not the enemy.

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                • georgiafl says:

                  Unlike Castile, the officer’s record was clean as a whistle. Your term ‘rogue cop’ is BS.

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                • The EZ1 says:

                  Oh No rogue is the correct term and he will soon be labeled as a felonious murderer. Wrong is wrong regardless to color occupation
                  So you hold on to your biased preconceived LIE but remember traffic violations are NOT crimes genius

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                • georgiafl says:

                  You are wrong and spreading lies/slander about a good cop.

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                • The EZ1 says:

                  Good as he racially profiled mr. Castile? Shot a man in cold blood in front of his daughter for complying with his orders are you kidding me?
                  The rogue cop WILL be jailed and all others will be exposed and terminated.

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                • georgiafl says:

                  We are through. You are spreading lies.

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                • The EZ1 says:

                  Correction YOU are through. Your lies and bias are through

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                • georgiafl says:

                  You seem to think the officer should have let Castile kill him. Are you a cop-hater? Do you have a criminal record? Do you belong to the Democrat or Communist party? Are you running around the blogs spreading lies for the Obama/Hillary machines?

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                • Josh says:

                  I think bri is scared to face the Truth 😦

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                • Shawn Foster says:

                  Obviously there are people trying to be reasonable and there are people incapable of being reasonable. I believe black lives matter but I don’t believe #blacklivesmatter. It got taken over by Facebook zombies just like everything else in our world. Somehow these events are making a few of us smarter while it makes most of us lose our minds. It is like a demon apocalypse has unfolded , ignorant morons from every walk of life seeking to dominate the society… am I the only who thinks so?

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      • jstanley01 says:

        Talk about utter denial. One in three black males will spend time in prison, and you people want to make believe it’s all because of the police and white racism. No it isn’t. You people do the time because you do the crime. Black culture in this country is a culture of crime and violence. It’s not even debatable.

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        • bri says:

          Wow there goes that generalization again. Every culture has crime and violence, I know that. Yes, this country is still filled with racism just look at the posts on this site and outside of your experience. You are unbelievably ignorant. 20/20 to everyone’s problems but blind to your own.

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          • Josh says:

            bri, you would help “your people” if you would confront the Truth and stop making excuses for people’s bad behavior. Were you to do so, you may save many a child’s life.

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      • Josh says:

        “there is an outcry about black on black crime” Where?

        And is there an outcry on blacks killing their babies by abortion?

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  21. Ray says:

    Every single media report and story “making the news” must be questioned ALL the time. It is not just who sells the story, it is also who buys it.

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  22. fernleygirl says:

    I’m going to opine for a moment. For those of you who believe the media has an obligation to tell the you truth, get over it. Their job is to advance the agenda of the people in power inside the beltway, nothing more. The Fourth Estate has become the Fifth Column, and you are their enemies. Start with Operation Mockingbird. Then read a little bit about Edward Bernays. The entire agenda of the media is to “Nudge” (Thaler and Sunstein) the beliefs of the public toward their agenda…global warming, globalization, vaccines, all-cops-are-evil-we-need-federal-police, Big Ag, Big Pharma….I could go on, but there’s no need, because they want to control every single aspect of your life.

    A couple of links to get you started:

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-03-28/top-german-journalist-admits-mainstream-media-completely-fake-we-all-lie-

    Note: the first chapter is titled “Organizing Chaos”

    http://www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon1/bernprop.html

    “As civilization has become more complex, and as the need for invisible government has been increasingly demonstrated, the technical means have been invented and developed by which opinion may be regimented.”

    Rant off! 😀

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  23. czarowniczy says:

    Listened to a national MSM news broadcast where they told us the ‘Dallas shootings’ were a response to national ‘police kiings of blacks’. Now there’s unbiased reporting.

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  24. Frank in Spokane says:

    Dear Last Refuge / Conservative Tree House,

    At first I believed the girlfriend’s version of the story. Then a friend shared this blog post. So now I am back to on-the-fence, but DEFINITELY withholding judgment / opinion until more facts come in.

    That said, I have a question. You wrote:

    “This hand gun also appears to be the same type of hand gun used in the Convenience Store Armed robbery four days earlier”

    Wow. Did you actually write that? With a straight face? “Appears to be the same type of handgun”? Please elaborate.

    Heck, if one didn’t already know from the news reports that Mr. Castile was armed, I don’t think anyone could even conclude that whatever that is in the red rectangle was a gun, period, let alone the “same type of handgun” that is shown in the surveillance photos from the robbery.

    That said, what I find of “the same type” are the glasses worn by the robber and by Mr. Castile in some of his Facebook photos. Gold temples, and/or gold top edge on the eyeglass frame.

    Like I said, I’m not taking sides yet. Need more facts.

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    • rumpole2 says:

      “..not taking sides yet. Need more facts”

      A laudable position. I think the MAIN POINT of a lot of the discussion here is that the Media, the BLM lynch mobs, the POTUS et al very much DO TAKE SIDES.. based not on any facts, because facts are not even investigated, let alone released.. when they run off with a FALSE MEME about Racist Cops gunning down innocent black males with gay abandon and evil intent.
      The FACTS in all these cases is that the cops are JUSTIFIED in the shootings (and other causes of death) of nasty black thugs who dont have the simple good sense to not resist arrest when caught in the act.

      I bettcha a million dollars to a burnt match that in BOTH of the recent BLM triggers the cops will be shown to be lawful and justified in the use of lethal force… but I do welcome a few more “facts” to confirm what is obvious to me.

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      • rumpole2 says:

        The “Facts” WILL NOT change the BLM narrative. They simply never absorb facts that PROVE they were wrong in the first place. They still regard Trayvon Martin as a child skipping from the store with his skittles… Mike Brown is still a gentle giant shot with his hands up etc…

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        • The EZ1 says:

          Trayvon Martin 17 years old Was a kid pursued by an over zealous nut case so what he smoked weed and got suspended from school. He was NOT breaking the law on the night in question
          Zimmerman picked a fight and in the midst of getting his ass whipped by a scrawny kid he murdered him Martins crime …walking home while black.

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          • jello333 says:

            Oh my god! If you don’t know what you’re talking about with that case, you are in absolutely the LAST place on earth you wanna be. In a sane world, this place and Sundance would have won a Pulitzer for our research into that case. But if you wanna make yourself look even more ignorant than you already did with that first comment… well, I guess you’re welcome to hang around.

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            • The EZ1 says:

              Name calling and ignorance are not what I’m known for although i was a runner up for a Pulitzer LOL not sure where you get your facts from by they are indeed laughable as a fact this is beginning to be a huge waste of my valuable time as you people surely have ulterior motives that are no good to ANYONE.
              Please read the below
              http://www.snopes.com/philando-castile-was-not-wanted-for-armed-robbery/

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              • jello333 says:

                Calling someone “ignorant” is not necessarily an insult… it can be just a statement of fact, meaning a person is…

                “lacking knowledge, information, or awareness about something in particular. Eg, ‘They were ignorant of astronomy’ ”

                I specifically used that word rather than something that WOULD have been an insult, like “stupid” or “idiotic”, etc. And by the way, my comment was referring only to the GZ/TM case… I still know very little about the two recent cases, so I’m trying NOT to make any blanket statements. But if we’re talking about the GZ/TM case… yeah, you are in WAY over your head here.

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          • Boots says:

            Yawn….stretch….scratch.

            12 people black and white (called a “jury”) decided Crayon Martin picked the fight, had Zimmerman grounded and was pounding his head on the pavement. Same 12 people decided that Zimmerman was justified in his fear for his live, and justified in using deadly force, and said justifications (both of ’em) were within parameters of Florida’s Stand Your Ground law.

            Translation: Crayon Martin wanted a fight and he got what he asked for.

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            • jello333 says:

              True, except for the part about Stand Your Ground. The verdict wasn’t based at all on SYG. Yes, George could have easily won on those grounds too, but he didn’t need to. He was acquitted thanks to simple, centuries-old, universal self-defense laws. But the fact that the media, to this day, still says he “got off” because of SYG is pretty much par for the course.

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            • The EZ1 says:

              And the narrative continues as in Tamir Rice shot for having a toy gun in a open carry state cop not guilty
              Eric Garner choked to death for selling cigarettes cops not guilty

              Freddie gray broken back i guess a ghost killed him right

              Remember when OJ was fond not guilty how’d you feel pal.

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          • Josh says:

            Trayvon Martin was a thug who should have had his butt whipped. Trayvon wasn’t wanted by his daddy or his mommy. They were too busy focused on themselves. The breakdown of the family is a terrible thing. It creates “Trayvons”.

            Trayvon DID break the law when he attacked an innocent man.

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  25. pissedmama says:

    where is child protective services while she is smoking a blunt with her 4yr old in the car.

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    • georgiafl says:

      Moreover, they are about to attend a community/public fireworks display at a park… while high on drugs. No wonder violence breaks out at black gatherings, birthdays, graduations, etc.

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    • bri says:

      Could very well be a black and mild and not a blunt. Why are you assuming the worst, God you all are despicable.

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      • Boots says:

        Despicable? Hmmmm…..lets see….deep drag…hold it in…snort the exhale….repeat….pass to boyfriend….deep drag…hold it in…snort the exhale….

        Yep. Definitely not weed.

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      • Josh says:

        “you all are despicable” Then why are you hanging around?

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  26. ” The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that Castile had a valid permit to carry a gun from Hennepin County, Minnesota (some blog reports had cited a Ramsey County Sheriff’s Tweet that Castile didn’t apply for a permit through Ramsey County; the Star-Tribune says it verified through a source that he got one when he lived in Hennepin, Robbinsdale).”

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  27. I notice the media is pushing the permit narrative. Starting to sound like “his hands were up in the aire” I don’t know what the gun laws are like in Minn. But here in Texas you don’t need a permit to carry in your car as long as your not a convicted felon or gang banger! But you can’t have your handgun in the open recklessly it must be concealed at all times especially when a Officer stops you on the road! Here is the Texas penal code:(a-1) A person commits an offense if the person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries on or about his or her person a handgun in a motor vehicle or watercraft that is owned by the person or under the person’s control at any time in which:
    (1) the handgun is in plain view, unless the person is licensed to carry a handgun under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, and the handgun is carried in a shoulder or belt holster; or
    (2) the person is:
    (A) engaged in criminal activity, other than a Class C misdemeanor that is a violation of a law or ordinance regulating traffic or boating;
    (B) prohibited by law from possessing a firearm; or
    (C) a member of a criminal street gang, as defined by Section 71.01. I don’t know where his handgun was before the officer showed up but if he had a loaded handgun with a round in chamber in his lap with a young child in back seat and they get into an accident not good! Where is his holster? if you have a permit you want to protect that right by all means necessary! I open carry with a locking holster on my right side and my “CHL” is in my left pocket for a reason! He was not smart especially with the “Ferguson Effect” and black supremacy groups asking to assassinate “White Police Officers”!!!!

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    • Two things. How the hell does posting Texas code add anything to this conversation? And since when does storing a gun improperly warrant you to be gunned down in your car? Oh, and one more thing. Since when is the objective to HIDE the weapon from the police rather than giving the officer notice that he is carrying?

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      • Number one what’s up with the attitude? Show some respect you don’t know me and I don’t know you! I have no problem debating with you but please change your attitude. As for “hiding” you don’t want a handgun in the open with a child in the car! Also when a Officer pulls you over whether you have a handgun or not. You turn off your engine put your keys on the dash. Do not I repeat DO NOT bend over to go into your console or glove box! Put your hands at 10 and 2 on the steering wheel and wait for the Officer’s commands and C-O-M-P-L-Y seems the later is a hard concept for some of us blacks! When he ask for your license that is when you tell the Officer I have a gun permit and I have a weapon holstered on my right hip and my “CHL” is in my left pocket or my handgun is in the console or glove box etc. It would be nice for the NAACP, NAN or othe black marxist groups give workshops on do’s and don’ts when being pulled over by an Officer. A lot more of us would be going home after being pulled over! when you have an attitude of “why I have to put my cigarette out” going to be a long day for you your not going to win! Curious when was the last time you picked up the tab for lunch for an American in Military Uniform or a Police Officer?

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      • Boots says:

        Improper “storing” wouldn’t get you gunned down. Resembling an armed robbery suspect and reaching for a gun that’s exposed and on top of your thigh might get you gunned down.

        The “objective” is to do whatever the law requires. Some states don’t require the permit holder volunteer that they’re holding. Most times, in those states, the cop will ask you if you’re carrying. You can defer answer in a number of ways, one of which is “What statute requires a person in this state to state what rights they might or might not be exercising?” You better know your shit if you ask that.

        Other states do require disclosure. Case closed.

        What’s your point, mohammed?

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  28. What do you mean “whether or not Mr. Castile was the robber is a moot point”? ITs not moot, because its could very well be the reason he’s dead. SO WHAT if the officer radio in the reason!? Did he give that reason to Castile? No. The officer coming to them about the tail light may have been his intro to the issue. But the moment he asked for id, Castile had to have complied. How do you know that? Because the gun is still in his pocket, you idiots. So guess what? THe only way this was “justified” was if Castile pulled on him. Which he obviously did not, or the gun would have been in his hand. Clearly this cop panicked.

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    • marco100 says:

      Osama: Philando had the gun IN. HIS. LAP. That means he fully intended to shoot the cop in the face with it.

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      • The EZ1 says:

        The gun was clearly in his waistband. Cop would have never known he had it if he would not have told him.
        Cop would have never told him to show I’d if gun was on his lap

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        • Josh says:

          This comment makes no sense at all. Come back when the drugs wear off.

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        • Boots says:

          Ah, The Fool On The Hill;
          Sees the gun in the pants,
          Of Philando from France;
          And knows it’s a fact;
          Because he was Black;
          He got popped with a cap;
          And he ain’t comin’ back.

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    • bmar3 says:

      Abdullah POS, You don’t even know what moot means. I don’t care if the unlicensed gun was up his ass, It was not supposed to be in his possession…..period. For one you had no information to even make a comment, until you do, shut up. The police were following up on an armed robbery, that’s all you need to know. People like you are part of the problem not the solution. 70% of the homicides in America are caused by your black “brothers”, why is that? You shoot one another for basically no reason as I see it.
      Then change you name from Catinga Jones to Kal Khalid Abdullah and become a Muslim.

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    • Josh says:

      Abdullah, the loser is dead because he did not comply with the officer. It’s THAT easy.

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    • Boots says:

      Well, if he was Muslim it’s all for the best.

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    • Fred says:

      I’ll tell you something Kal, if you have a gun in the car that is not concealed you put on the floor between your spread feet, and your hands on the dash, or at 10 and 2 as was stated above, you inform the officer you have a gun on the floor and await instructions. Having it on your lap (why) is asking for trouble. Police are very nervous and have a right to protect themselves. Having a CCW OBLIGATES you to know these procedures.

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  29. marco100 says:

    Anyone who is pulled over by a police officer, for any reason, yet is stupid enough to have a gun on their lap should expect to be shot. The only reason, ever, for a vehicle driver to have a gun in his/her lap in that situation is to have it immediately available to shoot the police officer. Ol’ Philando was just a bit too slow on the draw. Tough luck, pardner. Better luck in the next life, he can try playing Quick Draw McGraw with Beelzebub in the “Hot Place.”

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  30. Sundance, this article has attracted the attention of Snopes, and they are all over what I think is a typo. First paragraph reads, “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.’
    I think it was supposed to read, “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 THE DESCRIPTION OF a BOLO Alert for an armed robbery suspect from four days prior.

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  31. Chuck says:

    Interesting story but if the two photos are of the same man granted feature are similar. One has a chin strap goatee other the robber has just a goatee nothing connected to sideburns. Not saying this story isnt true but something is off here…….

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    • Casey Stout says:

      I work with those security cameras in some of the restaurants I service. Some finer details get lost in the recording, depending on the light and shadow, angle. Once I looked at the output on an LCD monitor and it showed me that I had pattern baldness. Turned out my hair was thinning. Sigh. Regardless, those cameras don’t exactly spit out HD Video.

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  32. the guy robs a store, she tells lies up the yang yang. pot in the car, gun with no ccw. and oh he is so innocent.. then due to the lies of this woman.. 7 innocent cops get killed. and you want us to believe you… you want us to trust you…??? what was the cop supposed to wait for? so the guy could kill him first??? the madness needs to stop!!

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    • clo says:

      Colette, you didn’t read the article.

      There was a robbery on July 2nd. BOLO issued July 5th. At 9pm on the 6th police radio says they’re going to pull over a car because one of the occupants looks like one of the suspects.
      He had a permit to carry a gun. Confirmed yesterday: http://www.startribune.com/philando-castile-had-permit-to-carry-gun/386054481/
      Girlfriend says they’re pulled over for tail light not because she’s lying but because that was the legal pretext for the stop and probably (we can’t yet know) what the officer stated when he came to the window. She was telling the truth about the permit.

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      • The EZ1 says:

        She was also telling the truth about the tail light as that was what the officer gave as his reasoning for the stop

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  33. Trey says:

    Goes right back to follow the cops instructions and don’t break them law and everything will be just fine. Play stupid games, Win stupid prizes. Another no good piece of sh*t we don’t have to pay for anymore.

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  34. Jeffrey Hardin says:

    Police killings of blacks have gone down 70% in last 50 years…

    In 2012, Law Enforcement encountered over 15 million Violent criminal contacts with only 449 use of force fatalities……..

    Thus making these shootings actually very rare….That’s 449 fatalities, or 0.00299% of the 15 million criminal contacts in 2012 that were killed by use of force by Law Enforcement…

    Nationally, of those use-of-force encounters during 2012, were 123 blacks killed by use of force, while 326 whites were killed by use of force by Law enforcement. That’s nearly Three times more Whites than Blacks killed during police use of force encounters.

    However: Independent studies have shown that our Law Enforcement in 2015 came into contact with and faced off to over 16,000,000 [million] violent criminals with 1001 Use of Force Fatalities….An increase of 552 Use of Force fatalities, but this may also be due to the over 1,000,000 increase in criminal contacts with Law Enforcement……

    According to the Guardian’s tally, of the approximately 1001 people killed by police in 2015 in America, 502 were white, 250 were black, 163 were Hispanic/Latino, 18 were Asian/Pacific Islander, 13 were American Indian, and 54 were other/unknown.

    Here, Whites were Twice the number of Use of Force Fatalities than Blacks……

    Compare those 16 million criminal contacts to the 1001 Use of Force Fatalities and those fatalities barely registers at 0.00625625%………Making these Law Enforcement Use of Force Fatalities extremely rare compared to the violent Criminal Contacts they face annually………

    Note: These 2015 Independent studies are not the Department of Justice nor an FBI figures…It takes 13-18 months at the end of each year to compile data…..

    And please also note that not one town was pillaged, nor burned down, or private property destroyed or stolen due to any WHITE MAN being killed by Law Enforcement….

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  35. Mike G says:

    Believe me I am no fan of ‘black lives matter’ whose goal seems to be to incite a race war rather than actually solve anything, but your analysis only makes the cop look worse. The only thing you can tell from those grainy survelence photos is that the suspect was a black male with dreads and a beard. Considering that seems to be a popular style these days that description fits countless black men so pulling him over on a bogus broken tail light is bullshit to begin with. And I would think someone who is committing armed robbery would have a lot more on his criminal record. To me it looks like officer Yanez with a shoot first ask questions later attitude so Castile life was in jeopardy right from the get go just for because he’s a black male with dreads. I have to say that sounds like racism to me. Although I don’t know why Castile needed to be packing, if he would have left his gun at home he’s still be alive.

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    • Josh says:

      YOU DIDN’T READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE!!!!
      AAAHHHH – read the entire effing article prior to commenting!!
      How hard can this be???!!!!!!

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  36. Greg T. says:

    Castile had a tattoo or a string around his right wrist. Look at the robbery suspect’s right wrist.

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  37. Ubenn says:

    Where was black losers matter when the little 2 year old girl was killed this week by the usual thugs? Where, nothing but crickets. Start cutting off all the free money and section 8 crap and make them work, lazy losers

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  38. JusticeFoReal says:

    This is getting no play in the media, although the dispatch recording concerning the robbery and the frame-by-frame fuzzy pic of the gun was mentioned by a local fox reporter.

    It doesn’t matter now, because the narrative is set in stone, regardless of the truth, thanks to the governor of Minnesota.

    When he announced that a white man in the same circumstance would not have been shot, it sealed the deal.

    Like Michael Brown, Philandro will become a symbol of reasons this “could have happened to a black man in America” even if these reasons turned out to be totally false. By Wednesday, we’ll be hearing about the $6 million civil settlement the “family” will receive.

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  39. Cazmodeus says:

    I hate to break it to you, but the Castile incident is an open and close Forth Amendment violation. It isn’t even questionable. This exact scenario has been tried countless times and the Forth Amendment has been upheld consistently.

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

    #InvestigativeFailure
    #Lies

    The tail light was used as an excuse for detaining Castile. To make matters worse, it now turns out that he didn’t have a broken tail light at all. Yanez’s lawyer publicly admitted that the tail light (which we now know wasn’t broken) was part of the equation for stopping Castile.

    Statements of Thomas Kelly, who represents Yanez through the police union:

    Reynolds had said on Facebook that the officer had pulled them over because of a busted tail light, but Kelly said there that was not the only reason.

    “There was more than just the equipment violation,” he said, while declining to elaborate.

    #ConstitutionalFailure
    #FourthAmendmentViolation

    “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.”

    #EpicFailure
    #Lies

    Minneapolis Star Tribune: “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.”

    #NotLookingGoodForOfficer

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  40. Mimi says:

    Go Fund Me should freeze these accounts!!! Until all this is settled. We should not allow ppl to profit off crime.
    And evidently mom & dad lied too. They also said he had a concealed weapons permit and had always told officers before. Sheriff in county where he lived states he had no permit nor had he ever applied.
    This all sounds like another fluke to gun grab.
    Diamond should get her BET award.

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  41. Cat says:

    I was pulled over by police about 15 years ago. Turned out my white truck matched the description of a white truck that had just been involved in a drive-by shooting a couple of blocks away. They shined their big bright light in my eyes and had me exit the vehicle with my hands in sight. They shined their flashlight in my truck and saw my dog and laundry basket full of clothes. I asked if they wanted to search my truck. They said no, told me to be careful, and I was on my way. The cops involved were mostly Hispanic. I’m a Russian-Polish-English-German-Irish-Jewish-Christian-Diabetic-American. No muss. No fuss. It’s no crime to be pulled over for mistaken identity….unless you want it to be a crime.

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  42. idk…i wanna see the police dash cam video…not a video from another incident…i’m leaning to believe it was a routine robbery suspect stop…if it was all so innocent fancy or whoever she is would have went “live” of FB right straight away as they were being stopped! but even if one does have a concealed weapon permit, it’s the officers job to secure that firearm themselves and therefore, all though i’m not a fan of the police, i know…they will not ask you to get anything and will demand to see your hands with the pretenses of if you move i’ll shot…an officer asking an visibly armed robbery suspect is not going to ask him to see his license and registration…that will be sorted out after identifying the suspect! Come on now folks get out your color-blinders and use some f-ing common sense! If any of y’all ever been hemmed up by the law man, you know this! I know this from experience! MUCH EXPERIENCE! If things are all good on the real, real then the fuzz will return your firearm to you and tell you to have a good day and where to properly carry it…some states require you to keep the clip and gun separate….focus on the law not emotion!

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  43. Ruby says:

    Used to be married to cop. He said if a cop wants to pull you over , they can for anything even if the reason is possibly false. A cop can easily find something or anything wrong with a vehicle. Which even if nothing wrong with car the stop could lead to the drivers license expired, no valid insurance or registration. No seatbelts worn. Seeing visible drugs or weapons in car etc.

    The cop that pulled him over isnt going to say ” yeah, i pulled you over because you fit the description of an armed robber from other day. ” that would be stupid.

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  44. Candice German says:

    Please tell me if I’m looking at the two different pictures of the guy that was shot… they don’t seem to match up with the correct arm??

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  45. ella says:

    You could hear her daughter in the background in the video so why are they trying to claim she wasn’t in the car?

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  46. Domingo says:

    It appears that she is a great actress, everything about her seems staged, phony no reaction. I hope the truth is revealed and it’s sad that this man lost his life. But if indeed her statements aren’t factual she should be held for accessory to murder of all the police officers that have lost their lives.
    The tongue is the worst weapon in the world. Guard it wisely!

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  47. RAC says:

    People say the tail light was not broken and there are pictures taken after the event that show both tail lights working. However it may have been the brake light that was defective, brake and tail lights share the same housing but have either different bulb or different filaments in the same bulb.

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  48. paranova9 says:

    BlackLivesMatter = BlackPantherParty = Feminism
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  50. kennethed says:

    MST reporting Castile had a valid carry licence issued in Robbinsdale which is in Hennapin County.

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

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    • georgiafl says:

      NO AUTHORITY has confirmed Castile had carry license. Newspapers are using anonymous ‘source’.

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