Against the backdrop of the Minnesota police chief stating today that Ms. Reynolds claims do not match reality…. and having looked at the video hundreds of times, I’m in agreement with Treeper Nettles who first identified the tri-fold wallet of Philando Castile in the left front pocket of his sweat pants.
When you correct the orientation of the video image (to eliminate mirrored orientation) and then point out the visible location of the hand gun you get this:
The wallet was in the left front pocket of his sweat pants (left thigh). Same proximity as the handgun resting part in his lap and part on his left thigh.
Here’s the original video where officer Jeronimo Yanez clearly says:
“Fuck ! … I told him not to reach for it – I told him to keep his hands off it”…
Look for yourself. It is all visible, and it all happens in the first minute of Diamond “Lavish” Reynolds live-streamed video.
Looks pretty clear to me.
When you consider that Officers Jeronimo Yanez and Joseph Kauser pulled over Philando Castile (July 6th) because he matched an armed robbery suspect description (BOLO issued July 5th), and considering Castile had a visible handgun and did not comply with the instructions of Officer Yanez….
This also explains why the media and family of Philando Castile are not requesting the dash-cam footage being released. If the Dash-Cam footage were to be released, in conjunction with the visible and forensic evidence, it would exonerate Officer Yanez.
“Fuck ! I told him not to reach for it – I told him to keep his hands off it“…
Unfortunately, exoneration of Yanez is exactly the opposite of what the Main Stream Media narrative wants to happen, and what their efforts have been working toward so far. The release of the Dash-Cam would also remove the financial benefit from the lawsuit the Castile family has announced.
The media and Castile family now both have a vested interest in keeping the Dash-Cam video hidden. They’ll claim it can’t be released because of an “ongoing investigation”.
However, when the activists want evidence released, 911 calls, video, etc. history has shown they don’t accept those investigative arguments and they force the releases (Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Freddie Gray, etc).
This time the release would be damaging to them. They will accept that “ongoing investigation” position in this case because it benefits their claim.
The media are more comfortable selling a ‘Hand’s Up Don’t Shoot” story, and will never NEVER retract their narrative or admit their mistakes.
That’s why the current rating of the American Media ranks lower than Congress.
CNN spent how many hours analyzing an audio recording from the Trayvon Martin shooting, ending up with the word “coons” – which they later retracted, and said “goons” after the narrative was embedded.
Why won’t CNN use their incredible video technology to show the broadcast public the hand-gun in the lap of Philando Castile? Yeah, odd…
And don’t forget the images the Media sold with the 2012 Trayvon Martin shooting. Not a single MSM story ever showed what 17-year-old Trayvon Martin really looked like on the night George Zimmerman encountered him:
Left: Media Image of Trayvon Martin – – Right: Actual Trayvon Martin in 2012