I am sure that by now, most everyone has heard about a Minnesota policeman who killed an innocent man.
I have seen the videos. I have heard the statements. This was, in my opinion, murder. Murder by a trigger happy, scared, poorly trained policeman. When Philandro Castile told the police officer that he was carrying a gun, and had a license to carry it, the RIGHT thing for the cop to have done was say--
"Put your hands where I can see them, and slowly exit the vehicle."
At this point, Castile could have been handcuffed--for the officers safety--and patted down to find the gun.
This is what SHOULD have happened, and tonight an innocent man would not be dead.
Yes, it is horrible. But then, what do we hear? Our IDIOT GOVERNOR DAYTON publicly stating that Castile would not have been shot if he had been white.
Dayton, just where the hell do you get off making such an incredibly asinine statement??? WHY would you bring race into this? ANYONE who had been sitting in that seat would have been shot by this cop, because he was going to shoot first and ask questions later. This was NOT about color, but by publicly saying it was, you have dropped a match into a fire that has been on simmer for many months. You had no right to make such an assumption and make it sound like fact, when it is just your pathetic attempt to make yourself look good to the black community. You are a stupid, stupid man. This careless statement could be the catalyst for violence, riots, officers being targeted, all kinds of bad things. Guess whose shoulders this will all be on? Hint--the name sounds like Gov Dayton.
I have said it before, I say it still--
Men in denim built this land-----
Men in suits destroyed it.