Castile Verdict - page 2

The officer was acquitted and now dash cam video has been released which shows the girlfriend's narrative was false. Castile handed his license and insurance card to the officer before saying he had... Read More

  1. by   nursej22
    Quote from toomuchbaloney
    Blue lives matter more.

    Unless that blue life happens to be black.

    A black off-duty cop tried to help stop a crime. Another officer shot him. - The Washington Post
  2. by   herring_RN
  3. by   1056chris
    First of all don't you think it is funny that this chick was taping it. Then she continues to tape. It was misleading the first time I saw it. They would never tell you to take out the gun they would get it out for you. They usually ask "do you have any weapons" the cop didn't need to shoot seven times(if he did) but these guys get scared too. I think he may have hit the panic button, these cops need better training in a situation like that but i think he felt threatened. I just can't see myself pulling out my phone to tape that scene, especially after the shooting. She should have been comforting that child.
  4. by   toomuchbaloney
    Quote from 1056chris
    First of all don't you think it is funny that this chick was taping it. Then she continues to tape. It was misleading the first time I saw it. They would never tell you to take out the gun they would get it out for you. They usually ask "do you have any weapons" the cop didn't need to shoot seven times(if he did) but these guys get scared too. I think he may have hit the panic button, these cops need better training in a situation like that but i think he felt threatened. I just can't see myself pulling out my phone to tape that scene, especially after the shooting. She should have been comforting that child.
    I. Just. Cant.
    I did notice that your default is to give the killer benefit of the doubt while having nothing but criticism for the victims.
    Unbelievable.
  5. by   Lil Nel
    Agree Baloney. Thank goodness that woman DID tape the encounter so that all the world can witness poor policing. Comfort the child? Perhaps that police officer should have been mindful that a child was in the car before he pulled the trigger of his gun.

    I haven't seen the tape. I have only heard the audio. Listening to the audio, it is clear that the police officer panicked and pulled the trigger way too fast (seven seconds).

    It is my understanding that that tape is now being used to train officers because it is such a blatant example of what NOT to do.
  6. by   1056chris
    There is still something wrong here. I think the cop thought Castille was pulling out the gun. Thats just my opinion. We weren't at the trial and we weren't the cop pulling him over. I mean when a cop pulls me over, I'm like yes sir, okay officer and I don't have a gun, even if i think (THIS IS ******** TICKET) its how you talk to officers of the law. You wait till they ask for your license , you are polite and your out of there in hopefully 20-30 minutes. It is a shame we don't get to see the videos where the cops get shot at, are spit on, rescue somebody etc. that might put it in perspective
  7. by   Lil Nel
    But we do know that the young man who was killed during his interaction with this police officer did nothing of the sort - no cursing, no spitting, etc. In fact, he told the officer he had a gun. Again, most people who are planning to shoot you, don't tell you they have a gun.

    I have been pulled over and asked if I had weapon.

    And we also know that this young man was pulled over because he was being racially profiled.

    No defense for the cop in this situation. And I guess that is why the city fired him, even though he was acquitted.

    This incident was nothing other than a tragedy. The young man killed was a good guy. The cop panicked.
  8. by   toomuchbaloney
    Quote from 1056chris
    There is still something wrong here. I think the cop thought Castille was pulling out the gun. Thats just my opinion. We weren't at the trial and we weren't the cop pulling him over. I mean when a cop pulls me over, I'm like yes sir, okay officer and I don't have a gun, even if i think (THIS IS ******** TICKET) its how you talk to officers of the law. You wait till they ask for your license , you are polite and your out of there in hopefully 20-30 minutes. It is a shame we don't get to see the videos where the cops get shot at, are spit on, rescue somebody etc. that might put it in perspective
    The only thing "wrong" is police suffering no legal consequence for shooting people to death.

    Your insistence that the victims' actions some how deserve more scrutiny or criticism than does the killer, simply because he wore a badge, is part of the problem, IMV.

    That perspective is poison to a system of justice based in a principle of presumed innocence.
  9. by   ElvishDNP
    I continue to be amazed that ordinary citizens are expected to remain calm with the business end of a weapon in their face, while police - who have ostensibly been trained to deal with hostile people - are allowed to shoot with minimal to no provocation and given the benefit of the doubt when they do. What was his girlfriend supposed to do, call 911? 911 was already there.
  10. by   toomuchbaloney
    Former Tulsa Police Officer Acquitted in Killing of Unarmed Black Man Hired as Reserve Sheriff’s Deputy | KTLA

    Do you suppose that a nurse would enjoy similar job mobility if s/he admitted to causing someone's death because they were unsure what the reality of their environment was?
  11. by   Lil Nel
    What happened to this young man is still a disgrace, but perhaps something good can come out of the tragedy. A fund has been established to continue the practice that Mr. Castille had started of paying for children's school lunches.


    now honoring his legacy by paying for students’ lunches, just as he did. Castile, who was fatally shot by a police officer during a traffic stop in 2016, worked at the J.J. Hill Montessori Magnet School, where he made a point of memorizing the students’ names and food allergies and often paid for their lunches out of his own pocket.

    Now, with the Philando Feeds the Children fund created by local college professor Pamela Fergus, donors are following his example by collecting money to pay off lunch debt at elementary schools.
    J. J. Hill offers free lunches to eligible students, but students who aren’t eligible and can’t pay for the lunches end up running a debt. In an interview with WCCO, Stacy Koppen, the nutritional services director for the St. Paul Public Schools, explained how Castile helped kids who might not be able to pay for meals.

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