As a black man in America, I am just dazed with confusing thoughts. I am feeling angry, sad, helpless etc. Another day , another murder of a black man. On Wednesday evening a police fatally shot and killed 32 year old Philando Castile. This is on the cusp of the Alton Sterling shooting on Tuesday morning. Castile’s girlfriend Diamond Reynolds streamed the horrific incident live on Facebook. In the video Diamond Reynolds expressed to the officer that her boyfriend was only reaching for his license and registration.
Castile informed the officer that he had a licensed gun before pulling out his personal information. “I told him not to reach for it. I told him to get his hands up,” the officer says. Reynolds was in disarray, asking the officer, please tell me you did not do this to him. Renynolds explained, you shot four bullets into him. He was only pulling out his license and registration. The woman’s daughter was in the back sit. The daughter was later detained and place in back of a police car. Castile was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital less than an hour later. Protesters assembled in front of the governor’s office with much disdain. The USDOJ will be leading this investigation.