Hard Knock Radio

Alton Sterling and Philando Castile

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Today we speak with Arthur “Silky Slim” Reed, a former gang leader turned community activist about the police murder of Alton Sterling caught on tape, in Baton Rouge Louisiana. We also hear from Diamond Reynolds, the girlfriend of Philando Castile — who was shot to death during a police traffic stop in suburban Minneapolis, Minn., this Wednesday.

Diamond Reynolds said the officer who stopped them claimed they had a broken tail light. He asked for Castile’s license and registration, and as Castile reached into his back pocket, Castile said “I have a firearm on me.” She said she began to yell “he has a permit,” but the officer ” shot him for no reason.”

Guests:

Arthur “Silky Slim” Reed, a former gang leader turned community activist and founder of Stop the Killing, Inc., a nonprofit organization devoted to helping end violence based in Baton Rouge Louisiana.

Diamond Reynolds, the girlfriend of Philando Castile — who was shot to death during a police traffic stop in suburban Minneapolis, Minn., on Wednesday.

 

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