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Sun Apr 11, 2021, 11:52 PM

9. Falcon Heights, just 10 miles from Brooklyn Center

Just as Brooklyn Center is the first suburb north of Minneapolis, Falcon Heights is the first suburb north of St. Paul.

Not that it's important, but Philando Castile was driving.


Castile was driving with his partner, Diamond Reynolds, and her four-year-old daughter when at 9:00 p.m. he was pulled over by Yanez and another officer in Falcon Heights, a suburb of Saint Paul, Minnesota.[3][4] After being asked for his license and registration, Castile told Officer Yanez that he had a firearm (Castile was licensed to carry) to which Yanez replied, "Don't reach for it then", and Castile said "I'm, I, I was reaching for..." Yanez said "Don't pull it out", Castile replied "I'm not pulling it out", and Reynolds said "He's not..." Yanez repeated "Don't pull it out".[5] Yanez then fired seven close-range shots at Castile, hitting him five times.[6] Castile died of his wounds at 9:37 p.m. at Hennepin County Medical Center, about 20 minutes after being shot.[7]

Reynolds posted a live stream video on Facebook in the immediate aftermath of the shooting, and the incident quickly gained international interest...

((what happened earlier: -Progree))

... A St. Anthony police officer patrolling Larpenteur Avenue radioed to a nearby squad that he planned to pull over the car and check the IDs of the driver and passenger, saying, "The two occupants just look like people that were involved in a robbery. The driver looks more like one of our suspects, just because of the wide-set nose. I couldn't get a good look at the passenger."

((reflect for a moment on the above bold-faced quote (I added the bolding) -- one has a wide-set nose, the other he can't get a good look at, but "the two occupants just look like people that were involved in a robbery" --Progree))

... Castile was the driver, Reynolds was the front-seat passenger, and the child was in the back seat....

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