Racial Profiling – In Full View. UPDATE.

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Of all the senseless violence that has happened lately in the last few years that has revolved around race, the Philando Castile case is a shining example of what black men have to face. Here is a man who was doing nothing wrong, got pulled over by the police, and now is dead, even though he did nothing wrong. By all accounts, he was an upstanding citizen. Yet, this morning, just a few days after his death – do we call it murder? – there are those who are trying to justify that death by denigrating him and trying to paint him, and his girlfriend, as liars, as if that justifies his death. A post from a blog called “The Last Refuge” is going viral in Conservative circles. It starts like this:

“The Falcon Heights, Minnesota police shooting of Philando Castile is based around an entirely false narrative.  Castile and Ms. Diamond Reynolds (Facebook video uploader) were pulled over by police because Castile matched a BOLO [Be On Look Out] Alert for an armed robbery suspect from four days prior.

Saint Anthony, MN, Police Officers Jeronimo Yanez and Joseph Kauser pulled over Mr. Castile and Ms. Reynolds because the driver, Philando Castile, matched the suspect profile in an armed robbery which occurred on July 2nd, at a convenience store, only a few blocks from where their car was pulled over.”

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