Philando Castile

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Beyoncé Says Police Killings Are a 'War'

Obama, Drake, others address deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling

(Newser) - With two deadly shootings of black men at the hands of police caught on tape this week, the country is reacting with outrage, sadness, and protests. Here's how some politicians, celebrities, and others—including President Obama and Beyoncé—addressed the deaths of Philando Castile in Minnesota and Alton... More »

Mom of Driver Shot by Police: 'Black in the Wrong Place'

His girlfriend says they had their hands up

(Newser) - The mother of the driver shot to death by a Minnesota police officer tells CNN that she had given her son simple advice if ever stopped by police: "Comply, comply, comply." But even though 32-year-old Philando Castile was doing just that, says his girlfriend, he ended up being... More »

Black Driver Shot 'for No Reason' During Traffic Stop

Minnesota man's girlfriend says he was reaching for wallet

(Newser) - A black driver pulled over for a broken tail light was fatally shot by police "for no apparent reason, for no reason at all," his distraught girlfriend says in a graphic video showing the aftermath of the shooting. In the video, Diamond Reynolds says Philando Castile, who can... More »

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