Philando Castile Shot Dead Despite Taking Class Teaching How To Deal With Police
What the hell are we supposed to tell our sons and daughters about “the proper way” to deal with police when “the proper way” ends with bullet holes and blood loss???
Philando Castile took a gun safety class where he was taught to react calmly and comply completely with police in case of a traffic stop with a weapon in the car.
Castile, killed by a suburban Minnesota cop during a stop for a broken taillight, received the state-mandated instruction in May 2015 at Total Defense in Ramsey, Minn., The Associated Press reported.
Details about the class emerged Thursday as the family of the beloved school cafeteria worker prepared for his funeral eight days after his shocking slaying in front of his fiancée and her 4-year-old daughter.
The sendoff was set for noon at St. Paul Cathedral, where mourners are expected to fill the 3,000-capacity church to its rafters. The Castile funeral is open to the public.
We can only imagine that Philando’s funeral will be absolutely soul-wrenching.
Total Defense owner Dan Wellman told the AP that Castile and his sister Allyza attended the class together. Students are briefed on handling all possible encounters with police — including traffic stops.
The basic response: Comply with the officer’s request, hand over your driver’s license and carry permit, calmly answer all questions about your gun and its location.
“We make several jokes about it during class: ‘I have a gun’ is not the way to say you have a gun on you,” said Wellman.
Where are all the NRA azzholes who fight day and night to defend their 2nd amendment rights now? Did Philando not have the right to carry without being shot to death???
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