This seems to me to be a "perfect storm" of events, assuming this narrative to be correct. If it is correct that Philando was reaching for his identification prior to informing the cop that he had a gun, then I think a jury would find reasonable doubt to acquit. An officer seeing a gun and the person in possession of that gun reaching in that direction, can reasonably infer that his life is in danger and generally doesn't have to wait to be shot in the face to shoot that individual. And to be clear, officers have been shot by people in their cars with wives/girlfriends and whomever else in the car. [inserted underlines]I also noted that it was odd that the officer was so nervous and had his weapon drawn for a traffic stop. Well now evidence has come out to explain a few things:
The Falcon Heights, Minnesota police shooting of Philando Castile is based around an entirely false narrative. Castile and Ms. Diamond Reynolds (Facebook video uploader) were pulled over by police because Castile matched a BOLO Alert for an armed robbery suspect from four days prior.Yes. I know "fit the description" is a common excuse for harassment but in this case the fellow does look like the person in the robbery.
From the radio dispatch of Officer Jeronimo Yanez: “I’m going to stop a car. I’m going to check IDs. I have reason to pull it over.” “The two occupants just look like people that were involved in a robbery. The driver looks more like one of our suspects, just ‘cause of the wide set nose.”I had to chuckle at the "wide set nose" because that was NOT what jumped out at me about the similarities. I'm not going to grab all the information from the other site. Go there and see it for yourself. If this information holds up to scrutiny it is HIGHLY likely the officer will be exonerated and would unlikely face a trial. But even worse BLM members and sympathizers who stoked emotion rather than even headed thinking will have been responsible for incitement to murder and attempted murder and in all honesty the Race War of 2016.