St. Anthony Police Murder Philando Castile for Reaching for his License

Falcon Heights, MN – During the evening of July 6, 2016, officers in Falcon Heights killed 32 year old Philando Castile as he was reaching for his license. It is believed a St. Anthony police officer committed this shooting, according to national media reports.

Unicorn Riot streamed live from the site of the killing at Larpenteur Ave. & Fry St.

By 2 o’clock in the morning of July 7th, a protest had formed in front of the Governor’s Mansion at 1006 Summit Ave. Summit was blocked and coned off at Oxford. You can view archived livestream footage from immediately after the shooting and through the first night here:

Thursday Livestream at JJ Hill school vigil: [7/7/16]

Philando was in a car with his girlfriend and 4 year old daughter. His girlfriend used Facebook live video to record what happened after he was shot. The video is now behind a Facebook content warning.

They were pulled over for a “busted tail light” on Larpenteur Avenue and Fry Street in Falcon Heights, a near suburb of St. Paul.

Scene Where Philando Castile Was Murdered by Minnesota Police from Unicorn Riot.

A large crowd has gathered as of 1:30 a.m. near Larpenteur & Snelling Aves.


Here is the first two minutes of the video, with stabilization and enhanced edges applied by Unicorn Riot, which makes the situation more legible by simulating what is next to the frame.

On Thursday evening, a vigil will be at JJ Hill Montessori Magnet School 998 Selby Ave at 5:30p.m. As of early Thursday, just before noon, protesters are at Governor’s Mansion. A Justice for Philando Castile Facebook page has been set up. A vigil has been called for Sunday afternoon at the St Paul Police Dept headquarters.

Story is developing and we are on site.

Additional video stills – strong content advisory for state violence:


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2 thoughts on “St. Anthony Police Murder Philando Castile for Reaching for his License

  1. Ping

    Oh When are the murderous police going to be dis-armed? How many have to die? If a cop discharges his weapon, he should be place on leave without pay for a minimum of a year. Then see how quick they are to pull their weapons! How many must die. . . . . how many must die. . . . .

  2. Iempathize

    This is so tragic, I used to think MN was a place where we had above average police in terms of their discipline and intelligence but now I I do not think that is true. We need reform, blame does nothing. We need to find effective solutions that prevent this horrific thing from happening. idgaf about Russia or fighting wars in the name of terror on the other side of the globe, lets make sure american citizens are safe and protected first.

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