On the Castile shooting

After watching the police car video, I can now make an opinion on this shooting. While the left and BLM will obviously try to do their best to put their slant on it, As an outside observer here is my thoughts.

I watched as Castile say he had a gun. Then 2 seconds later I watched as the cop says get your hands from your pockets multiple times.

In this case It is my opinion that Castile was too stupid to live.  Anyone trained on gun carry knows once you tell the officer that you are armed you are to keep your hands on the wheel and in plain sight. Then follow the officers instructions. Typically this will be to get you out of the vehicle safely, and disarm you.

Mr Castile did none of that. Before the officer could get him out, he kept reaching for his pocket, This to an officer, is reaching for your weapon. In this case the officer responding within his training and shot the suspect.

This should be a lesson in what NOT to do at a traffic stop. To all those that are calling for the officers head. Stop. Look at the whole of the video. then decide if that officer had the right to the actions he had to take. IMO he did. And I would expect any officer to respond in the same way.

 

( a note: I write these posts to my blog so as to make it easy for me to respond to articles that are spewing the same falsehoods over and over again)

Glenn