I don’t usually broadcast the news on here, but I simply cannot stay silent over this one. This should never, ever…

I don’t usually broadcast the news on here, but I simply cannot stay silent over this one. This should never, ever have happened.

This is the most blatant abuse of ‘authority’ and disregard for human life I’ve ever witnessed.
It’s horrific, and to think this man was shot FOUR TIMES in the presence of his fiance and a small child in the backseat…and he did everything right. Everything. He disclosed that he was carrying a firearm, he disclosed that he was licensed, and he told the officer that he was reaching for his wallet. I’m just sicked by this and hope that Justice is served swiftly and severely.
May Philandro Castile Rest in Peace and Power, and may his family somehow find solace in the wake of this unspeakable tragedy. There is absolutely ZERO defense for the police officer who clearly freaked out and killed this law abiding citizen.
The video tells it all.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/07/us/falcon-heights-shooting-minnesota/

22 Comments

  1. I’m fearful. And sickened and just so sad for that woman, that child, the entire family about the loss of that beautiful man.
    I’m also a licensed concealed carry firearm owner and operator…and I know, when traveling, in which states I’m required by law to immediately disclose that information if pulled over in a traffic stop.
    This makes me afraid, very afraid. And furious, as well. Susan Lewis

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  2. I haven’t seen and won’t watch it. It’s horrible and shouldn’t have happened. The officer, his sargent, and his captain all need to take the fall on this one.

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  3. Yeah, seriously. Police in the US need to copy Police in Canada and these situations would be very rare. It’s just they only recruit the lower IQ applicants that don’t question the chain of command. Culture in police needs to change. HOWEVER, society needs to stop hating cops and making their jobs terrifying, where they are always on a hair trigger.

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  4. I have close friends, and family on police forces throughout the US….and I agree. All those involved in this particular tragedy need to be held accountable. Not all cops are bad…far from it. The lack of respect, from both sides is what I find to be the ultimate issue. We’ve lost respect for each other. The good policemen are all living in the same world the rest of us are, and many are tired, disrespected on a daily basis, and road-weary. Still, no excuse for this one. Absolutely No Excuse.
    It’s a sad, sad state of affairs.

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  5. I shouldn’t have watched it, but I did. It’s local. He was one of us, and we were better with him in the world. And I felt I owed it to him and his family to not turn away.

    At the end of the video, she’s asking for prayers and her baby is telling her, “It’s OK, Mommy. I’m here with you.” Wrecked.

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  6. “Tonight it appears that two snipers shot ten police officers from elevated positions during the protest/rally,” Brown wrote in a statement. “Three officers are deceased, two are in surgery and three are in critical condition. An intensive search for suspects is currently underway. No suspects are in custody at this time. We ask that any citizen with information regarding the shootings tonight call 214-671-3485.”
    😦

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  7. BobbieZen
    And until American law enforcement can come up with a way to redo its culture and find a way to remove bullies from its ranks (as opposed to promoting them) – This kind of retaliation is going to continue.
    Those bullies, even penalize the decent cops…
    The decent cops are powerless to clean up their workplace.

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  8. BobbieZen All of this, in the midst of rhetoric that insists that everyone should have a gun of their own…
    So we can fight back against a tyrannical government.
    I wonder how many of those cops are / were ardent supporters of the 2nd Amendment from that perspective?
    Most cops that I know will religiously defend their right to bear arms, and preach that it is our right to do so… Presumably as a means to protect ourselves, and to fight back against tyranny…
    Such as the kind of tyranny that is increasingly seen spewing out of American Law enforcement.

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  9. I don’t know the answers. I do know that retaliation is not the answer.
    Hurt people hurt people…there will be no winners in this war against each other.
    I can’t even begin to fathom what disarming an entire nation of responsible gunowners might entail, or further incite.

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