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Mark Zuckerberg on 'heartbreaking' police shooting footage - Jul. 7, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg has responded to a Facebook Live video that shows the aftermath of the death of Philando Castile.

Castile, 32, was shot dead after being pulled over for having a broken rear light in Minnesota on Wednesday.

His girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, live-streamed the aftermath of the shooting on Facebook, where Castile can be seen in his bloody t-shirt.

She can be heard telling the officer in the video: ‘You shot four bullets into him, sir. He was just getting his license and registration, sir.’

Falcon Heights Shooting Caption: A woman has posted a dramatic Facebook Live video showing a bleeding man ( Philando Castile) next to her in a car as a police officer points a gun at him through a car window. The incident occurred in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. Falcon Heights, located 10 minutes from Minneapolis/St. Paul, is the home of the Wisconsin State Fair.....In the video, the woman, Lavish Reynolds, says to the unidentified man, ¿Stay with me¿ We got pulled over for a busted taillight in the back.¿ Photographer: Loaded on 07/07/2016 at 07:52 Copyright: Provider: Facebook
Philando Castile, 32, was shot dead after being pulled over for having a broken rear light in Minnesota on Wednesday

Zuckerberg broke his silence on the video, calling the images ‘graphic and heartbreaking’ but said they ‘shine a light’ on the fears many people face.

Writing on Facebook yesterday evening, Zuckerberg wrote: ‘My heart goes out to the Castile family and all the other families who have experienced this kind of tragedy.

‘My thoughts are also with all members of the Facebook community who are deeply troubled by these events.’

The video, which was initially pulled from Facebook, has been restored but is labelled as graphic content.

The Facebook CEO added: ‘While I hope we never have to see another video like Diamond’s, it reminds us why coming together to build a more open and connected world is so important — and how far we still have to go.’

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Reynolds livestreams the aftermath of Castile getting shot
A woman has posted a dramatic Facebook Live video showing a bleeding man ( Philando Castile) next to her in a car as a police officer points a gun at him through a car window. The incident occurred in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. Falcon Heights, located 10 minutes from Minneapolis/St. Paul, is the home of the Wisconsin State Fair.....In the video, the woman, Lavish Reynolds, says to the unidentified man, ¿Stay with me¿ We got pulled over for a busted taillight in the back.¿
Reynolds addresses the camera after the shooting

Castile’s death sparked outrage on social media and on the streets as protests were held across the United States.

His death was aggravated by the shooting of Alton Sterling, 37, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana by another police officer the same day.

Five police officers have now been fatally shot and seven others injured by snipers in Dallas during protests yesterday, against the shooting of the two black men.

Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2016/07/08/mark-zuckerberg-responds-to-heartbreaking-shooting-live-streamed-on-facebook-5993811/#ixzz4DoLN8pZf




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