Diamond Reynolds Has Strength to Broadcast Live Video After Police Officer Kills her Boyfriend When Stopped for Broken Light
BEWARE! THIS IS EXTREMELY GRAPHIC CONTENT. All I can say is God Bless Diamond Reynolds, her daughter, and may her boyfriend, Philando Castile, Rest In Peace. Diamond had the strength and presence of mind to turn her phone on to document the situation after they were pulled over for a broken tail light by a police officer in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. He asked Philando Castile to show his license and the boyfriend reached in the back pocket for his wallet. Once he informed the cop he had a legally registered firearm the cop shot him. This is so sad.
If you are sensitive, please do not watch this video. I am posting it because Diamond knew this was something the world needed to see so I am doing what I can to help the world see how normal, law abiding people can be gunned down on the street by those who are put here to protect us.
Diamond is a strong woman. She stayed calm as long as she could in this situation. She talked with her young daughter and even prayed for her boyfriend as she sat handcuffed and he lay near her bleeding to death and NOT ONE COP stepped in to try to help him. We’ve got to do better to ensure our public servants are of sound mind.
During the video Diamond says Philando Castile was a good, hard-working man. He worked for the schools and didn’t have a criminal record. They were not doing anything wrong.
Let’s all keep Diamond, her daughter and the family of Philando Castile in our prayers and do everything in our power to get her and their story out. Philando Castile deserved better.