Saturday, July 16, 2016

How Castile Told Officer About Gun Was Critical in Final Moments

The final moments before Philando Castile was killed by a police officer during a traffic stop in suburban St. Paul revolved around a gun he was licensed to carry, trained to use safely and instructed to tell authorities about when stopped.

But just how he informed the officer — and whether the officer followed his own training — gets to the heart of the investigation into Castile's death last week.

Commentary by: Lynn Cheramie, Founder, Freedom Fighters of America

If you have a concealed carry permit and have a weapon on you when you're stopped the first thing you are required to do is to tell the officer. If you don't and this incident happens to you it's your fault not the officers.

It's amazing how his girlfriend continues to film after Castile is shot and saying, "I hope he's not dead?" Seems a little cold doesn't it. He didn't stop them because they were Black, he stopped them because the suspects in a recent robbery were Black! This is not a race issue. This was an issue of someone who didn't do what their were required by law to do and paid the ultimate price.


1 comment:

  1. It appears this might have been a terrible fail on the part of the Concealed Carry Firearms Instructor. The CARDINAL RULE is that you always DISCLOSE to the officer that you have a Concealed Carry Permit, showing it with your Drivers License FIRST THING. And you NEVER show him your weapon unless he ask to see. SHOW IT--DON'T PULL IT! If for some reason he wants it surrendered during the stop, let HIM remove it from the holster. NEVER TOUCH YOUR GUN in the presence of an officer, unless you have been requested to give armed assistance by that officer.


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