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"You Shot Four Bullets Into Him, Sir": Girlfriend Livestreams Philando Castile's Death by Police | Democracy Now!

9.7.16

"You Shot Four Bullets Into Him, Sir": Girlfriend Livestreams Philando Castile's Death by Police | Democracy Now!: In St. Paul, Minnesota, hundreds of protesters gathered outside the governor’s mansion to protest the fatal police shooting of African American man Philando Castile during a traffic stop for a broken tail light. Castile, his girlfriend Lavish Reynolds and her young daughter were stopped by police on Wednesday. Reynolds broadcast the aftermath of the fatal police shooting live on Facebook in an extraordinary video, in which she narrates the events while still inside the car next to her dying boyfriend as the police officer continues to point the gun at her and her daughter. For more we speak with Nekima Levy-Pounds, the president of the Minneapolis chapter of the NAACP: "It is not uncommon to treat black victims and witnesses as criminals in these types of cases."


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