Diamond Reynolds, the girlfriend of Philando Castile, was arrested and charged in relation to a hammer attack on a woman in St. Paul.
The family of Philando Castile welcomed the charges against the cop who shot and killed the 32-year-old, but his girlfriend believes "the highest charge was not brought against him."
Excerpt from the Washington Post: She had been feeling the impact of policing on every moment of her life since July 6, the day an officer pulled over her boyfriend, Philando Castile, in the suburb of Falcon Heights for at least his 46th minor traffic stop in the past 13 years. “Again?” Diamond remembered saying […]
Philando Castile. Alton Sterling. Michael Brown. Trayvon Martin. Freddie Gray.Tamir Rice. John Crawford. These names have become etched in our collective consciousness as the victims of murder, whether their executioners have been brought to justice or not. Whether killed by police or overzealous night watchmen, these young Black men have paid with their lives for […]
Reynolds remained vigilant that Castile did two things--followed proper protocol and informed the responding officer that he was in possession of a firearm. Reynolds repeatedly says he never brandished the weapon at any point during the traffic stop.