Leave a comment

 

Police Officer Fatally Shoots Black Man During Traffic Stop Near St. Paul

Stephen Maturen

Diamond Reynolds, who watched her boyfriend Philando Castile die at the hands of a Minnesota police officer last year, took the stand for a second day Tuesday to testify in the cop’s manslaughter trial. She told a packed courtroom in St. Paul, Minnesota, she livestreamed the aftermath of the shooting because she feared for her life, reports the New York Daily News.

Reynolds, who identified police officer Jeronimo Yanez as the officer who shot Castile, said she does not believe people are protected from police, and wanted her daughter to know the truth in case she also was shot, writes the News. Her then-4-year-old daughter was seated in the back of the car during the incident that mobilized Black Lives Matter protests around the nation in July 2016.

Yanez was charged with second-degree manslaughter, and two felony counts of dangerous discharge of a firearm for endangering Reynolds and her daughter, notes CNN.

He reportedly stopped Castile, 32, a school cafeteria worker, on July 6 for driving with a broken taillight. Reynolds says Castile, who had a gun permit, told the officer he had a weapon just moments before he was shot in an incident that has come to symbolize the problems between Blacks and police–a lack of trust and respect on both sides.

Do you think the officer would have gone to trail if the livestream of the aftermath of the shooting hadn’t gone viral? Let us know your thoughts in comments.

SOURCE: New York Daily News, CNN

Follow The Willie Moore Jr. Show on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter

 

Also On Black America Web:

One thought on “Diamond Reynolds Explains Why She Filmed Philando Castile Shooting

  1. BUNNY on said:

    I feel she did the right thing. She feared for her life. HER MINOR CHILD WAS IN THE BACK. God forbid, if she wasn’t taping, and the incident went “left”, we would never know the truth, WHICH WAS COLD BLOODED MURDER!!

Add Your Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s