A Black man has been shot dead by police in the US state of Minnesota as protests continued over the police killing of a black man in Louisiana.-BBC
Philando Castile’s girlfriend recorded the upsetting moments after her boyfriend was shot by the police. She states he was simply complying with the officer and reaching for his wallet. This is after announcing he had a gun that was licensed.
This incident sounds similar to another video we have shared; where a Black man was shot but luckily not killed whilst reaching for his wallet.
She is able to stay remarkably calm. However, the police still decide to put her in handcuffs and place her in the back of a police car with her daughter.
The video continues with her prayers for her boyfriend and her young daughter trying to comfort her mother. A mother and girlfriend who understandably becomes more and more emotional as the video progresses.
This new police shooting follows the death of Alton Sterling, who was shot dead by police during an incident in Baton Rouge on Tuesday.
Hundreds of people have already protested for two nights over Mr Sterling’s killing. No doubt this new video will produce fresh protests and calls for more accountability in police shootings.
Over a thousand people were shot by the police in 2015. The death toll for 2016 is likely to get close or even eclipse that figure.
We will be writing a more elaborate piece on police shootings and black lives mattering.
Here is this incidents video
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