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Published: Sun, July 17, 2016
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Minnesota officer reacted to gun, not race, attorney says


The other was on the ground with police officers on top of him in Louisiana when someone shouted "He has a gun!" Activists say black gun owners are often treated differently than white gun owners to a sometimes fatal degree. Kanye is so politically outspoken and Kim spends most of her day finding the ideal selfie angle.

"If you have a firearm or you scare the wrong people, you're going to get shot". On the other hand, a black man should not have to worry about being shot for lawfully carrying a firearm. "The bad gangbanger", Blanchard said.

St. Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez was reacting to "the presence of that gun and the display of that gun" when he opened fire on Castile, Minneapolis attorney Thomas Kelly told The Associated Press.

Court records dating to 2002 show Castile, a 32-year-old school cafeteria supervisor, averaged more than three traffic stops per year and received citations for misdemeanors or petty misdemeanors.

Baton Rouge Lt. Jonny Dunnam said in an emailed statement Saturday that the department is reviewing a newspaper website's video that appears to show an officer with his weapon temporarily drawn at one point early Saturday morning as angry protesters confronted police. "Please help us find him!"

Alton Sterling, 37, was fatally shot Tuesday during a struggle with two police officers outside a convenience store where he was selling CDs.

"Police understand the concerns about choices made about who gets stopped and what happens when they get stopped", said Darrel Stephens, executive director of the Major Cities Chiefs Association. Nevertheless, the attorney did not explain what led up to the shooting, citing a pending investigation. The aftermath of the shooting was livestreamed in a widely shared Facebook video.

Having said that, I am entirely disgusted with the way those justifying Sterling's death have attempted to paint him as deserving to be shot. That, too, was captured on a cellphone video. Police said protesters also were throwing objects and liquids at officers from highway overpasses. When one freezes the video, it is possible to see a view of both of Sterling's hands being restrained before the officer shoots him. "He was just getting his license and registration, sir", Reynolds calmly responds.

The Minnesota State Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating - the standard when an officer is involved in a shooting.

Black Lives Matter protesters gathered that night outside the Minnesota governor's mansion, which is close to the shooting site, and a smaller group remained there into Saturday. "I think it makes all the difference in the world", state Sen.

For third time in as many days President Barack Obama spoke about persisting racial tension on Saturday - but rejected the idea that this week's violence implied a return to the country's dark past. When incidents like this occur, many Americans feel it's because they're not being treated the same, Obama said. This means his criminal record and illegal possession of a gun were not brought to light until after he was killed and in turn have been used purely to depict this man of deserving to die. Multiple source reported earlier the building was on lockdown, but DPD officials said this information was incorrect.

"They're not getting any kind of the benefit of the doubt", Smith said. He said he was trying to move the crowd along and keep the peace. During the post-Civil War period and the times of slavery, Southern states imposed strict gun laws against blacks that lasted through the civil rights movement. "The suspect said that he wanted to kill white people, especially white officers". Of their killers, 133 were white and 70 were black.

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