Two brutal police killings of black men on camera in less than 24 hours — Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, La., and Philando Castile in suburban Minneapolis — has shaken the soul of black America to its core.
As protests erupt in Baton Rouge and other cities over Sterling’s death, Lavish Reynolds is left to mourn her boyfriend, Castile, who was gunned down in the car while their 4-year-old daughter was driving in the backseat. They were ostensibly pulled over for a broken traffic light.
The live broadcast Reynolds shared on Facebook Live, the officer shot Philando four times in the chest and arm as he reached for his license and identification — as he was instructed by the officers.
Castile was officially pronounced dead at the hospital.
Listen to this short excerpt from Ms. Castile’s interview on CNN:
— Neel Khairzada (@NeelCNN) July 7, 2016
To see the interview in its entirety, flip the e-page.
Philando Castile’s mother says there is a ‘silent war against African Americans’ was originally published on atlantadailyworld.com