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Lawyer: Cop reacted to driver’s gun, not race


3 shootings in 4 days leave US unsettled

Dispatch: “Copy you just heard it?”

“All you have to do is turn on the television and see another black man has been shot”. “He was just getting his license and registration, sir”, the woman responds.

After the shooting, Yanez radioed a request for an ambulance and officials with the Roseville Police Department and St. Paul Fire Department removed Castile from the auto and provided medical attention until the ambulance arrived, the Bureau said.

Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie Jr. said his department has strived to avoid a “military-style response” to the protest that following Tuesday’s fatal shooting of 37-year-old Alton Sterling during a struggle with two officers.

Yanez’s attorney said in a statement to NBC News that Yanez is “cooperating with law enforcement” and is “deeply saddened” for Castile’s family. It shows a new point of view – and already seems to be changing the conversation. “She knew that he was gone before I knew”.

On Twitter, digital strategy consultant Molly McPherson called it a “game changer”. We also must seek to learn more about policing and race, all while treating law enforcement with the respect and professionalism we expect from them. Anything could have happened.

“When incidents like this occur, there’s a big chunk of our fellow citizenry that feels as if because of the color of their skin they are not being treated the same”, he said shortly after landing in Warsaw, Poland, for a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit.

Demonstrators on Thursday night blocked the intersection in front of the Triple S Food Mart, where the shooting took place, asking drivers to honk their horns. “I don’t think it would have”, Dayton said to the crowd outside his residence Thursday. “I wanted everybody in the world to see what the police do”. We can confirm it was streaming live on Facebook.

Black Lives Matter protesters gathered that night outside of the Minnesota governor’s mansion, which is close to the shooting site, and hundreds resumed protests Thursday.

In the video she streamed on Facebook Live, Reynolds describes being pulled over for what the officer told her was a “busted tail light”.

Low on the priority list, but still important, is that the video also forced Facebook to take more of an active stance on the kind of content it allows on its social network. And the list goes on, with Philando Castile now at the top. And I hunt and I fish and I own a gun. “It had to do with the presence of a gun in the auto”, Kelly repeated.

“My son would not have approved of the shootings”, Valerie Castile told CNN Friday night, “because he believed that all lives matter”.

“Our implicit biases are most likely to impact us when we’re facing ambiguous situations”, Fridell said. He was licensed to carry the weapon with him.

Officer: Ma’am, keep your hands where they are. And a man who killed one person and wounded three others – including an officer – in Tennessee apparently told investigators he was motivated by the recent killings of black men by police.

In announcing the Justice Department investigation, Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards was accompanied by black Democrats from Baton Rouge who praised him and others for quickly asking the federal government to get involved.

But instead of thinking about how Diamond Reynolds might be feeling, instead of making sure that she was able to reach out to and comfort her young daughter in the midst of this horrific tragedy – those officers treated Diamond as a criminal. “Not just for my boyfriend and the good man that he was”.

Reynolds: Yes I will, sir.

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