#PhilandoCastile: Shock & anger as world reacts to black man's killing by police

#PhilandoCastile: Shock & anger as world reacts to black man's killing by police
A day after #AltonSterling trended on Twitter, another black man shot dead by police has taken his place.

Philando Castile was killed while sitting in his car alongside his girlfriend and her four-year-old daughter after being pulled over for a broken taillight. He had just informed the officer he was carrying a licensed concealed weapon.

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Online reaction to the shooting dead of 32-year-old Castile has been one of disgust, particularly given it happened so soon after the death of Alton Sterling. Many are shocked at the reckless behavior of the police.

Many used the fact that Castile was carrying a licensed gun when shot to address the NRA’s stance on firearms, asking “All you ‘Dont you take my guns’ folks. Are you going to stand for #PhilandoCastile?!”

For some the video of Castile bleeding in the car produced a pure emotional response.  “I am broken” one person said.

With another death of an African-American at the hands of police one twitter user criticized their compassion for the people they should be protecting. “Not help. No sense of humanity. I'm tired.”


"Please don't tell me my boyfriend just went like that."

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