Minnesota Governor: Philando Castile Shooting Outcome Would Have Been Different If He Was White


"This kind of racism exists," said Minnesota governor Mark Dayton. "It is incumbent upon all of us to vow that we're going to do whatever we can to see that it doesn't continue to happen."

PBS: Late Wednesday, a Minnesota police officer shot 32-year-old Philando Castile, who is black, during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights. Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds began filming the aftermath of the encounter from the car in this suburb of St. Paul, with her bloodied boyfriend at her side.

In a news conference Thursday, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said he doesn't think an officer would have pulled over a car for a broken tail light if the driver and passengers were white.

Dayton was confronted by protesters outside the governor's mansion earlier in the day. "You keep telling us you're going to do something," one man identified as a pastor said. "This isnt black anger, this is black grief."

"Your people keep killing my people," said another man.

Dayton's full statement on the case:

The livestreamed video of the incident:

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