Diamond Reynolds, the woman who streamed the aftermath of her boyfriend’s shooting death at the hands of Minnesota police live on Facebook, said Philando Castile lay dying in the car and no one came to his aid, according to a testimony on Facebook Live.
Reynolds said she posted the video so people would see what happened. She said Castile worked for a school in St. Paul and had just gotten his hair done for his upcoming birthday. The couple had been grocery shopping when they were stopped by an officer for a broken tail light.
Reynolds said Castile was reaching for his wallet to get his identification, as the officer had asked. She also said Castile told the officer he was carrying a gun, which he was licensed to have. She said the officer opened fire on him even though he was not threatening them.
She sobbed as she recounted what had happened, and talked about the need to unite to stop police officers from killing innocent people.
“He was licensed to carry,” she said in the haunting video. “And as he was reaching for his ID in his back pocket, the police bear arms. The police officer stopped us for a busted tail light that was not busted. They pulled us over on the side of the road and asked for license and registration. As he was reaching for his license and registration, he told the officer that he was licensed to carry and [had a firearm]… The police took four or five shots at him for no reason.”
She said her daughter was in the car and witnessed the entire incident.
“The police did this to me,” Reynolds sobbed.
Reynolds then said she was taken to jail and separated from her 4-year-old child. She said they were not fed or given water even though they were held for hours, and police “treated me like a prisoner.”
She said the police took her phone and took over her Facebook account.
Reynolds described Castile as a “hard-working man” who worked at J.J. Hill Montessori School and was looking forward to celebrating his 35th birthday.
“It’s not fair and it’s not right,” she sobbed.
Watch the video, as streamed live on Facebook, here:
Washington Redskins in internal talks to change the team name: report
On Friday, the Washington Redskins football team released a statement announcing that they are undertaking an internal review of the team name.
"This process allows the team to take into account not only the proud tradition and history of the franchise but also input from our alumni, the organization, sponsors, the National Football League and the local community it is proud to represent on and off the field," said team owner Dan Snyder.
Potentially big news: The #Redskins have been having internal discussions about their team name and now will conduct a formal, thorough review. Full statement, including quotes from owner Dan Snyder, on a possible name change: pic.twitter.com/49mpesZGs9
Right now Trump is at his Virginia golf club – and it’s his 365th day at one of his properties since becoming president
Friday, July 3, 2020.
9:52 AM ET.
"The President’s motorcade arrived at Trump National Golf Club, in Sterling, VA," the White House press pool reports.
To greet him were "a woman near the entrance holding a 'Trump is a Traitor' sign and separately a man giving the motorcade a thumbs up."
While today is a federal holiday to observe Independence Day, many Americans are working, and many Americans – 11% as of Thursday's report – would like to be but are unemployed.
Today marks the President's 365th day at a Trump-owned property since he was sworn in on January 20, 2017. It's also his 273rd day at one of his golf resorts, according to CNN's Jim Sciutto.
‘Your dad can’t read’: Internet quickly throws Trump Jr’s attack on Biden’s mental fitness back in his face
On Friday, Donald Trump Jr. posted yet another ageist slight on former Vice President Joe Biden's mental fitness — a line of attack the Trump campaign has used on again and off again by citing examples of Biden trying to mask his childhood stutter.
Breaking news🚨🚨🚨: Biden releases his cognitive test. pic.twitter.com/YrKGO7xI0u
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 3, 2020