After a Minnesota police officer shot and killed Philando Castile on Wednesday evening, Castile became the 559th person killed by police in 2016 alone. The 32-year-old worked as a cafeteria supervisor at a Montessori school in St. Paul, Minnesota, and he was a family man, often posting pictures with his mother or relatives. In the wake of his tragic death, you can share these tributes to Castile to show your support with the Minnesota shooting victim.
A police officer had reportedly stopped Castile for a broken taillight. However, things went awry when, after Castile reached for his license and registration in his pocket, the officer opened fire on him while he was sitting in his car. Castile's girlfriend recorded a video immediately after the shooting, which showed Castile bleeding through his white t-shirt and slumping over into his seat. Castile will be remembered as a family man, a hard worker, and a compassionate soul by those who knew him. The Minnesota police officer who shot him didn't know any of these things about Castile; instead, he acted impulsively and took the life of a man who had his whole life ahead of him.
These 11 tributes to and tweets about Castile are powerful and they're a great way to share your support with him in this tragic time:
Castile would have turned 33 years old on Friday.