The scene between Reynolds and her daughter provides an even deeper look into the initial aftermath of the shooting in Falcon Heights, Minn., which was live-streamed worldwide on Facebook by Reynolds, who was sitting next to Castile in the auto when the officer fired. She's just witnessed her boyfriend killed, right in front of her eyes. - Reynolds alternates between furious grief and the singular composure she displayed in her own video of the shooting, complete with painstakingly remembering to call her partner's killer "sir". "My phone just died". "I can keep you safe".
"We're not hurt, but mentally we're scarred forever", Reynolds responds.
Skeptics argued that the video didn't show what led to the shooting, which was code for Castile must've done something to provoke Yanez, because police officers simply don't shoot people without cause. The relationship between police officers and the black community has always had tension due to Jim Crow, segregation and a wide range of other factors. Her daughter stood near by and promised to protect her mother. A key finding was that police officers had a bias against the victim because she was a prostitute, so they didn't see the case as a priority and didn't take her seriously.
To be controlled, emotionless, stoic - such characteristics seem to be instinctual for black people. They also said that they would help him transition to another job better suited for him. Yanez says he did, and that Castile was pulling the gun from his pocket, even as he was saying that he was not. The fact that distinguishing between reasonable and unreasonable fear is a heavy and hard question is why it takes a noble person to be a good police officer.
And I wish being black and "fitting a description" wasn't a death sentence. And they don't have to worry that they might get shot by an officer who fears the color of their skin. He claims that the smell of marijuana coming from the auto made him fear for his life causing him to act with a lethal defense method.More news: Nevada's Heller is fifth GOP senator to oppose health-care bill
Three years prior was the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland, Ohio.
U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond talked to TMZ on Capitol Hill on Thursday, and when asked to share his thoughts about Trump and the NRA in regards to the shooting, the congressman said that they should have spoken out and defended Castile's right to bear arms. In the aftermath of the shooting, it was revealed that Loehmann had been deemed an emotionally unstable recruit and unfit for duty from a previous job as a police officer in the Cleveland suburb Independence. And many in the public are quick to defend the officer's actions.
If it weren't already apparent that the Oakland Police Department needs an overhaul, court-appointed investigators released a scathing report this week on the department's shoddy investigation into allegations that officers had sex with a minor. Only dehumanization and not police officers' prejudice against Blacks - conscious or not - was linked to violent encounters with Black children in custody, according to the study. Because what they're basically saying is in America, it is officially reasonable to be afraid of a person just because they are black. In those 10 seconds, Dae'Anna saw firsthand how this country treats and views black people.
And Reynolds' little kid unexpectedly turns out to be a real hero. "And I thought if he's, if he has the, the guts and the audacity to smoke marijuana in front of the five year old girl and risk her lungs and risk her life by giving her secondhand smoke and the front seat passenger doing the same thing then what, what care does he give about me".