Philando Castile was shot and killed by a police officer during a traffic stop. Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds recorded the events immediately after the shooting on her cell phone. She claimed that the police officer pulled them over for a broken taillight. She said that Castile told the officer that he had a concealed carry permit and that he had a gun in the car. Reynolds claims that when Castile was reaching for his ID, the cop shot him.
That wasn’t the only video that Reynolds had made. Apparently she had several videos of her and Castile using drugs while driving around with her daughter in the car. But that’s not all. Castile wasn’t pulled over for a broken taillight. He was pulled over because he matched the description of a suspect in an armed robbery. Oh, and that carry permit that Castile told the officer he had, was never issued to him because it was never applied for. None of that justifies his shooting. It simply underscores the fact that there is always more to a story than is first reported.
Conservative Tribune reports:
The shooting of Philando Castile seemed like the perfect, airtight case for anti-cop protesters to use against law enforcement. A man pulled over for a broken taillight reached for his wallet and said he was legally carrying a concealed firearm. A cop shot him with his child in the car, leading to his death.
Increasing the outrage was a graphic video of Castile’s death, shot by his girlfriend, Diamond “Lavish” Reynolds.
Things began to go downhill from there. First, the Minnesota county that would have issued Castile’s concealed carry permit said that he hadn’t even filed an application for one; the gun was being illegally carried.