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- Diamond Reynolds live-streamed the aftermath of her boyfriend’s shooting
- Philando Castile was shot at 9pm during a traffic stop in Minnesota
- Reynolds claims that he was reaching for a license and ID
- And she says he told the cop he had a license to carry a weapon
- But she claims the ‘Chinese police officer’ shot him four times in the arm
- The cop – audibly panicked – swears and tells her not to move several times
- Police have confirmed that he died in hospital
- Some 200 protesters formed outside Minnesota Governor’s house
- The cop is from the St. Anthony Police Department in Falcon Heights
- Castile’s mother learned of it when her daughter screamed while online
- She claims she wasn’t allowed to see her son in hospital
Not sure exactly what happened here, but looks like the cop panicked — perhaps a bad combination of poor training of both cop and armed citizen, but facts are few at this point.
If you are armed and stopped by police:
- NEVER say “I’m armed” or “I have a gun” or the equivalent. Police are trained to respond to such comments, autonomically.
- Have your permit out before the police approach the car.
- Hands “10 and 2” on the wheel.
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David R. Duringer, JD, LL.M, is a concealed firearm instructor and tax lawyer specializing in business and estate planning; licensed to practice law in the states of California and Washington. He is managing shareholder at Protective Law Corporation, serving Southern California from its Laguna Hills (Orange County) headquarters and satellite offices in San Diego County (Coronado and Carlsbad).
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