Just days after Alton Sterling was shot in an event that merited some questioning, another black man by the name of Philando Castile was shot. Details from the shooting are still emerging, but this event already looks a lot worse than what happened to Alton Sterling just a few days ago.


According to Castile's girlfriend, they were pulled over by police and questioned for a busted taillight. Castile told the officer that he had a license to carry a concealed gun, in case he checked for that. Castile then reportedly reached into his pocket for his wallet, looking for his driver's license.

As he did so, the police officer chose to shoot Castile and ended up killing him. The aftermath of the brutal shooting was recorded by Castile's girlfriend and posted on Facebook.

This is simply awful.

There's no way to describe this other than awful. The police killed her boyfriend, then pointed a gun at her and told her to get on her knees. How can someone do that to a woman who just lost her boyfriend forever? What kind of police force are we employing in America? It's time to stop allowing these racially charged events to occur in our country.

Castile's Background.

Castile had no previous criminal record that would have suggested him to be dangerous. He had worked for the school cafeteria at J.J.

Hill for the last 12 to 15 years, cooking food for young kids. According to his parents, Castile was a good man who had always been taught to comply with the law. He's never been to jail, and he was a licensed gun holder. How on earth could a police officer pull over a car for a broken taillight and then choose to pull a gun on the passengers?

There's no explanation that can save the police this time and the backlash against the officers who committed this atrocity has already begun.


There was plenty of public outcry for Philando Castle after the shooting, including a protest outside the governor's house.

The protesting had started much earlierwhen people blocked the tow truck that had possession of the car.

These are just two of what will likely be a large number of demonstrations in support of Philando Castile, a man who certainly didn't deserve a fate this bad.