One of the things that bothers us is the rush to judgment and celebration of ignorance, and no where is that more obvious then with race relations. The shooting of Philander Castile in Dallas is another example of the media and those with vested interest rushing to judgment about an alleged unnecessary shooting.
The truth, however, is inconvenient to this narrative, and thus is not sought out, or is buried. Such is the case with Philander Castile.
According to The Gateway Pundit:
Earlier this week the media reported that Philando Castile was shot while sitting in a vehicle after he told police he had a legal concealed carry permit and was reaching for his wallet.
Castile reportedly “reached for his wallet” and was shot dead in cold blood.
His girlfriend made a video while he lay next to her dying of gunshot wounds.
Now here is the rest of the story—
First of all – Castile did not have a permit to carry according to local police.
@cameron_dehart Mr. Castile never applied for a permit to carry with our office. Therefore we did not issue his permit.
— Ramsey Sheriff (MN) (@RamseySheriff) July 7, 2016
Minnesota Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez is now telling his side of the story.
Matt Finn at FOX News reported:
“Yanez’s attorney says not only did the officer react to the presence of a gun, he tells us that Castile that day failed to comply with a “do not move” order. Officer Yanez ultimately told Castile “do not move” and that he failed to comply with that order and that there was apparently a visible gun. We also went back and looked at the Facebook video and there are certain freeze frames that might indicate a gun on Castile’s lap. I spoke to the attorney of the officer and he said it would not be far fetched to assume that could very well be the gun on his lap because he said his client, the officer, actively responded to the presence of a gun. We have also heard police scanner audio… And that audio appears to indicate that the officer was telling dispatch that the day that the day he pulled that car over that he was pulling the car over because Castile fit the description of a wanted suspect in an armed robbery just a few days prior… The attorney said this would be a valid investigatory stop. The officer went as far as to describe Castile before he got out of the car fitting the description of that wanted suspect… Also, on a side note, the officer Yanez is Mexican according to his attorney.”
Castile was wanted for armed robbery.
Once again — the liberal media jumped on a story before all of the facts were known.
And now 5 cops are dead in Dallas.
It’s understandable that police were cautious pulling someone over suspected of recent armed robbery. It’s also understandable that, seeing a gun on the victim’s lap, caused alarm on the officers. And when he failed to heed the ‘do not move’ order, Mr. Castile put his life in jeopardy.
It’s only the effective work of those with an agenda that this became anything other then the challenge of police work.
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